We found Henderson Park Inn on Tripadvisors and were most pleased with the accomodations. We arrived on 5/13/13 were greeted promptly, checked in, and given a brief tour. We then went to happy hour and had dinner at Walk in the Park. A very delightful experience. Our room, 109, in the newer building was quiet, modern, and had wine, fruit, and water along with a gorgeous beach view waiting for us. The next day we had a choose whatever you want breakfast and lunch sandwiches along with the daily happy hour which was always fun. The bartender works so hard since there is a crowd of 20-30 people there and it is only an hour. Beach chairs and an umbrella always seem to be available. We are from Houston and will probably drive here next year and stop in New Orleans on the way.
As for some of the recent negative comments, the hotel is not cheap despite all the free amentities. There is also an 18+% tax on top. The most curious is the variable resort fee of 5.3%. Since I was in one of the more expensive rooms should I expect/receive better service than someone in the lower priced mini-suite. Since everyone was really nice to me and knew my name, maybe I did. Most resort fees that I have seen are flat fees and I think this one should be also. They also have a LDW fee, like rental cars, to prepay for damage to the room. I have never seen that before. I cannot comment about other room quality but ours was in excellent shape with no problems. I also like the Tommy Bahama toiletries.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Henderson Park Hotel Destin
- Henderson Park Inn Destin, Florida