The beautiful sugar-white sandy coast of Destin, Florida offers more than what the typical beach visitor may realize. The Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a free stargazing program at Henderson Beach State Park on May 25, 2012, permitting the weather cooperates. Northwest Florida Astronomy Association volunteers set up telescopes on the Destin beach where visitors of all ages can enjoy viewing star clusters, planets and galaxies. Astronomy questions will be answered by knowledgeable stargazing experts. Visitors are asked to arrive at Henderson Beach State Park before sunset. Call (850) 837-7550 for more information.
For out of town guests, Henderson Park Inn is the perfect Destin hotel for your visit. Destin’s only beachfront bed and breakfast will be the perfect getaway for a couple seeking to add passion back into their relationship. Gaze at the constellations then return to the #1 ranked Hotel for romance in North America, Henderson Park Inn. Let the Emerald Coast relax and rejuvenate you, all while making the best memories of your lifetime.Read More
My husband and I recently stayed at The Henderson Park Inn and had a wonderful time. Our stay was much too short and we would love to go back sometime in the future. It is an adults only inn which we loved! That was one of our main reasons for staying there.
The Henderson has a fantastic location with white, sandy beaches and access to the Gulf. One side of it is located next to a state park and the beach seems to have more privacy because of that. Every morning the staff put out beach umbrellas with two chairs under each umbrella. There were always enough for everyone and it was not necessary to reserve umbrellas or chairs which was a great added feature. Beach towels were plentiful and easily accessed.
The breakfast was fantastic–very tasty, plenty of it and basically anything you would want. The chef made omelettes or whatever you wanted. Oh, and the fresh squeezed orange juice was wonderful! You could eat inside or outside on the balcony. There was a window of time for breakfast which was very nice as you didn’t have to rush down to breakfast at a set time. Boxed lunches from Honey Baked Ham were provided with your choice of sandwich or salad from a selection sheet. You could eat your lunch anywhere you wanted–even on the beach. After lunch, lemonade and cookies were provided.
Around 4:00 was happy hour. They seemed to have almost anything you would want. The frozen strawberry margaritas were very good. We took ours to the beach.
The Beach Walk Cafe was its onsite restaurant. We ate dinner there one evening and had a fantastic waitress. The gourmet food was good and we had a great time as we ate on the balcony. It is wise to get a reservation for dinner before the evening you plan to eat there as they get very booked and the more desirable times go quickly. We made our reservation before we left home. The Henderson has a great balcony area which is where the happy hour is located.
There is shade as well as sunny areas on the balcony with plenty of seating and even a swing. Small refrigerators in the lobby area are stocked with complimentary water, soda and candy. A coffee machine is located there as well. You can always find what you are looking for.
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We visited HPI for the first time May 12 – 15 to celebrate our anniversary, after checking various reviews and write-ups on the web. This place delivered on everything we expected. First and foremost, the staff is a highlight. We felt welcome from the start and everyone went out of their way to ensure we were pampered.
Greg at breakfast, Natalie(s) at the front desk, and Brad on the deck were all attentive to detail and made us feel like VIPs the entire time. The view from our executive suite balcony was perfect and private. The little touches really matter here – the welcome tray on the bed, unlimited water & soft drinks, the classic decor, fresh flowers, books & magazines for beach reading, a well-manicured and maintained property all around.
Keep in mind this is not your typical B&B but is more like a boutique hotel. We stayed in the main building which provided easy access to the breakfast/eating area, and it was surprisingly quiet although our room was on the 2nd floor just above the main entry to the front desk and restaurant.
From either building you’re just a few steps to the sand, and the private beach chairs & umbrellas are great. We never had any issues securing a great spot on the beach either in the late morning or mid-afternoon. Also the view, water quality, and privacy provided by the adjacent state park make this one of the best and quietest places to relax in Destin. We saw dolphins swimming not even 100 yards out from the beach 2 out of 3 days, which was a nice plus.Read More
Henderson Park Inn voted the 2nd Most Romantic Resort in the World, by About.Com. Henderson Park Inn was one
of only three resorts in the US to be nominated for this prestigious award, and was Voted No 1 over the other two
nominations by a substantial margin.
(Destin, Fla.) – Henderson Park Inn is a luxurious New England-style bed & breakfast nestled in the heart of Destin, Florida. Hurricane Ivan devastated the inn in 2004, but now it’s been restored, renovated and is open for business.
Henderson Park Inn, Destin Bed & BreakfasToday, when so many condominium towers dot the Destin skyline and shoreline, it’s rare to find such a small bed & breakfast right in the middle of it all. That’s a big part of the charm of Henderson Park Inn, which is protected by a mile of private shoreline on the Emerald Coast, next door to Henderson State Park. This B&B for adults only offers elegant rooms with plush bedding – the sheets are incredibly soft – and there’s a very special complimentary bottle of wine and fruit for every guest upon arrival. Rooms are individually decorated and have verandas or terraces overlooking the Gulf. Some rooms include fireplaces, most have whirlpool tubs, and standup showers.
Henderson Park Inn’s innkeeper has thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Gilchrist & Soames lotions and bath gels from London, England along with Egyptian cotton bathrobes are provided in each room. Other amenities include flat screen TVs, high- speed Internet and ceiling fans. All guests receive free beach service and towels. The community refrigerator is always fully stocked with soft drinks and chocolate. Eat all you want! Bicycles are lined up waiting for guests to enjoy a ride down scenic 98 after a day on the beach. A complimentary full breakfast is offered daily as are light lunches and snacks.
Henderson Park Inn, the area’s only Gulf-front bed & breakfast, is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or relaxing vacation. Check out the website at hendersonpark.resortzilla.org for more details. Convenient on-site check-in is available 24/7. Adults only. For reservations, contact Henderson Park Inn, 2700 Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541, toll-free 1.866.398.4432 for reservations.
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Escape to this romantic Inn where you and your sweetheart can indulge in the lavish amenities offered by the Henderson Park Inn. Impeccable service and a world-renowned chef will also accompany your stay.Read More