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“Somewhat Disappointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Henderson Park Inn

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Henderson Park Inn
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Somewhat Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2007

We planned to go to the Inn for our anniversary/birthday, upon arrival the staff was very friendly. We stayed in the Coastline Suite, which was perfect because we had a view of the sand dunes and gulf to the left, the balcony was great, but the seats out there were very uncomfortable. The room was a perfect size, decent size bathroon, when we walked into our room there was a tray with red wine, 2 wine glass, a bunch of grapes and a rose, it was perfect! I have to say, staying in a "bed and breakfast" you expect superior bedding, I cannot say that about this place. The pillows were very comfortable, blankets were basically worthless, they were more decorative then anything. The matress at best was avergeage. My husband came home with a sore neck! Of course on a Saturday night everyone wants to go out to dinner, the recommendations were slim, ranging from bar food, to outside grills, which is fine, but would like a better selection as we know Destin has some great dining. We decided to go to the "Royal B" we were greeted outside of our cab with an umbrella which was great, they told us we could not get a reservation until 8pm , we walked in and the place was empty! A very rude waitress said hello to us, then ran away, and then started to talk badly about a man that she was training, we immediately asked for a new waiter. The manager did so I have to say the overall dining experience was strange, the food was great, but when you want to dine, it isn't just about the food! I wouldn't go back, I guess I should be a little nicer they just opened in May 2007, but it seemed as though they just opened a week ago! I can't say we will return to the Henderson Park Inn, furthermore the breakfast as best was marginal, it reminded me of a holiday inn continental breakfast with a chef preparing omlets, pretty disappointing, we might as well gotten the coffee at the nearest gas station. It's too bad because the property is expectional, some of the greatest beaches I have ever seen, if you stay here, don't expect to get a drink whenever you want the bar opens for an hour during happy hour where you get 1 free drink each, with a cheesy ticket when you check in! Certainly doesn't measure up to the price of the rooms.

  • Liked — The beach
  • Disliked — The bedding
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, KY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2007

We stayed a week at Henderson Park Inn. The room was beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The ocean view was absolutely perfect. The staff was gracious and accomadating. The breakfast was scrumptious. The provided boxed lunch was fresh and very tasty. The overall ambience of this B&B was casual, relaxed and romantic. We lacked for nothing and can't wait to get back!!!!!

  • Liked — Everything ;)
  • Disliked — Checking out :(
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank lex_vegas
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Alexandria, VA
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2007

What an excellent vacation! This "bed and breakfast" was like none other that we've ever been. We felt that this was our waterfront home: expansive windows to the gulf, complete run of the facility. Very, very quiet. Huge room, extremely attentive housekeeping staff. Large balcony porch with seating for two to linger over the sunrise.

The beach was Gulf coast beautiful and very quiet due to the proximity to the Henderson Park right next to the Inn. It's a protected state park, so there are not many people on the beach since the Inn is right next to the Park.

The Inn sets up umbrellas and chairs for guests to enjoy. Towels also, quite nice. We found a boogey board and a float to use as well there.

Complete breaksfast in the waterfront dining room: omlet chef, all of the trimmings. Boxed lunches -- don't have to leave the beach searching for lunch. Cook to order breakfast and panera comprable boxed sandwich lunch included. Oh, yes, happy hour from 5 to 600 complimentary drinks in preparation for sunset.

Dinners out to outstanding restaurants. DO NOT LEAVE WITHOUT GOING TO CAFE TANGO. OMG. Two seatings and call ahead for reservations for the 630 or 800 seatings.

Complaints? Ok, here there are: need more horizontal surface areas in bathroom to set stuff on. Need a hand mirror for make-up appication at the desk area. We all know that while women apply make up and do hair while men shave and shower. Minor issues, but really do make a difference!

We will return. Why buy a condo when you virtually have a home at Henderson Park Inn?

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Additional Information about Henderson Park Inn

Property: Henderson Park Inn
Address: 2700 Scenic Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL 32541-3413
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Destin
#4 Family Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each guest is welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh grapes and flowers upon arrival. Start your day with a complimentary full breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at our Destin beach restaurant. A delicious selection of cook-to-order omelets, made from scratch biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, pastries, scrumptious bacon and sausage and so much more. Next, cruise down to the beach, but first stop by our community refrigerator to grab some beverages on the way down and then relax under an umbrella and on our complimentary beach chairs. Soak up the sunshine, go for a bike ride or take a long walk for a relaxing stroll down the beach. After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in for a complimentary lunch (excluding holidays). For a quick snack stop through the lobby for lemonade and cookies as an added treat. Before dinner, mosey down to the restaurant for happy hour nightly while overlooking the Gulf Coast’s most beautiful beaches and colorful sunsets. Arrive back to your room after a day of relaxation and indulgence with gourmet chocolates and a complimentary turn down service. Each Suite is a perfect place to enjoy the charm and grace embraced by the peaceful shores of the Emerald Coast. Handicap-accessible units available. Come see why Henderson Park Inn is one of the hotels on the beach in Destin, Florida. ... more   less 
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