We stayed over NYE weekend- had an Executive Suite on the second floor. We were on the balcony a lot- if you're "Balcony" people, make SURE not to get a room on the third floor of the Main building- the balconies are so much smaller and you cannot fit comfortably. We were so glad we were on the second floor. Natalie was very accommodating even before we got there- she actually called us to offer a better room situation (so we didnt have to move rooms)- this was a very nice touch. The happy hour on the patio is wonderful- I don't see how anyone could possibly complain- its an hour of free drinks, people! Ive seen reviews on here complaining about the length of the happy hour- but- um- its FREE- so drink your wine and say thank you! The restaurant is excellent- highly recommend dining there. It doesnt look like much during the day, but the women do get dressed up at night and it becomes very elegant/romantic- with amazing views! ROOM/getting to the Room: This is the only reason HPI gets 4 stars. No one helped us with our luggage! We (my boyfriend) had to lug it up the stairs- NOT a way to welcome your guests! And, the decor in the rooms is SO outdated- now, I knew this going in, so I was OK with that- but- theres a difference between outdated and poorly maintained. There were actually entire patches of paint missing from our room near the TV (Not a tv, but who goes there to watch TV?) . For a hotel at this price point, this is completely unacceptable. Heres the thing about HPI- there are practically zero "Nice" choices in the Destin area- Im not sure what has gone wrong down there, but seriously- there are no nice hotels! Out of all of them, HPI is the nicest- for this reason, if going to Destin again, I'd return.
- 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