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Henderson Park Inn
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We loved everything about our stay at HPI. The location is perfect...close to restaurants and shops but feels like you are secluded. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed visiting with the breakfast staff. We took advantage of the bikes that are available and rode on the bike path for 14 miles. It was a little chilly while we were there but still warm enough to enjoy the beach. We look forward to coming back next year.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Henderson Park Inn Bed & Breakfast is a hidden gem. After a long day traveling, we were greeted by an upbeat clerk in a tastefully decorated lobby. Although small, it is homey and comfortable. A young man helped us with our luggage and we were shown to our corner King room with fireplace and balcony. It was featured in Southern Living. We had a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. The bed was very comfortable and the room quiet.

The room was beautifully decorated with a couch, desk, great chair with foot rest, and a large screen TV. There was a gas fireplace and ceiling fan. There was a refrigerator and bureau In the entryway. The bathroom was spacious with a Jacuzzi tub and a small shower.

Breakfasts are delicious. Chef Greg Dupas and Chef Lee are busy greeting each patron. Luch orders are taken the night before and are served “box” style. There are games available for guests as well as DVDs.

Chez lounges and umbrellas await you on the pristine beach with its powdered white sand

Room Tip: Ask for a king corner room with fireplace
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank klkb
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

My wife booked this on-the-beach B&B. Now I owe her even more.

Henderson Park Inn is a classy, comfy, friendly and cared-for bed & breakfast on a quiet stretch of the beach in Destin, where sandpipers and gulls and anglers and beachcombers and gin-clear water all come together.

We arrived three hours before check-in time and were still happily welcomed to our ready executive king suite. Check-in was super simple and we got a quick, personal tour of the main building and how things operate there.

Our room (#212) was in the next building on the 2nd floor. There's an elevator and stairs. A large balcony overlooking the beach with an unobstructed view rounded out this very nicely done, large room with Keurig, Jacuzzi/shower, microwave, fridge, armoire, flat screen TV, artwork, work desk, easy-to-get-on wireless 'net, and great bed. A bottle of wine and grapes were on the bed when we walked in.

The view from the balcony was pretty sweet, set up so we got the sunrise and sunset, although not simultaneously.

At 3:30PM the giant deck attached to the main building is visited by guests after the free drinks until 4:30PM. The dining room serves a great breakfast with omelets and other eggs to order, plus waffles, all sorts of fresh fruit, pastries, potatoes, grits, sausage gravy, bacon, ham, sausage and on and on. The breakfast chef and his team are superb and friendly; the chef uses some of his old family recipes, like for the grits and sausage gravy; he is clearly beloved by returning guests. I personally want to have his children.

Henderson Park Inn makes good picnic lunches for guests, too, all included in the price.

There are beach chairs and umbrellas for guests and lots of big towels, plus free borrow bikes. A fancy coffee machine with coffee, cappuccino, and lattes is there as well. We did not eat in the Beachwalk Cafe this time but will the next.

Finally, the inn is located directly adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and offers easy access to all the good restaurants, the Harborwalk, etc., including the newly opened Margaritaville a la Jimmy Buffet for all you parrotheads.

We'll be back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Robert N
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

My wife and I stayed @ HPI in early Feb; looking for a quiet, restful get away. We could not have chosen a better spot. The property is near all things "Destin" but it's secluded location ajacent to Henderson State Park affords it a privacy that likely doesn't exist anywhere else in the area. The 2 main buildings are located directly on a very beautiful & private section of beach. Our room was gulfside, 3rd floor in the main building with a stunning view. The room was huge with a king bed and ample bath with whirlpool tub. HPI is an all inclusive property with your nightly rate including a large & very nice breakfast, boxed lunch, free afternoon happy hour, free beverages & snacks plus use of the hotel's bicycles. Use of beach chairs & umbrellas is also included. The hotel is for adults only so not good for families with small children but it is a great stay for couples. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating plus the resturant on site is one of the top rated ones in the area. If your looking for a place to enjoy the beach and recharge this is it.

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1  Thank Fred W
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

My husbands and I stayed at Henderson Park Inn for our 25th anniversary on Valentines Day 2014. It couldn't have been a more perfect place to stay for a special occasion! From the location on the beautiful white beach to the absolutely awesome staff, it was a trip we won't soon forget.

Room Tip: Our room on 3rd floor of main bldg. was fairly small with a small balcony, which was ok with us. Roo...
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2  Thank SAUMulerider
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My wife gave me (us) a weekend at this place for my birthday. SO nice. Free happy hour, free breakfast and lunch, free beverages and candy 24/7. Private beach with free beach chairs and umbrellas. Access to everywhere. Seems expensive, but when you count all the free stuff, not so bad. Visits there have been offered as a prize on Kelly and Michael. Couldn't recommend it more highly. No pool or fitness center - who cares?

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We spent 3 nights during the coldest days in Feb... and it was delightful. All staff are so accomodating and friendly. Our room with the large balcony is direct beachfront (212) ... we were greeted with flowers, wine, grapes, chocolates and music upon arrival. The room is very spacious with a great shower... Breakfast was great - loved the white gravy and potatos... eggs or waffles cooked to order. Lunch, happy hour, movies, cookies, treats and more... we will certainly be back when it is warmer to enjoy the beach and bikes! Dinner in the Back Walk Cafe was perfect also.

Room Tip: second floor was perfect
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1  Thank Crewert
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Address: 2700 Scenic Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL 32541-3413
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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: £154 - £435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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