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#1 of 42 hotels in Destin
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4.8
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4.6
Value
4.4
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Reminiscent of a luxurious grand seaside manner of yesteryear, Henderson Beach Resort, seamlessly blends modern conveniences with the nostalgia of days gone by - all set against a backdrop of the authentic bustling beach town of Destin located on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. With reverence to its humble beginnings and nautical history as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village," The Henderson beautifully captures the timeless romance of traditional coastal architecture and complements it with spectacular sunset celebrations, sumptuous gulf-to-table cuisine and toes-in-the-sand hospitality - all delivered with five-star level service. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and 200 acres of pristine nature preserve, this gracious, four-story 170-room resort hotel is the ultimate beach retreat for both leisure and business travel.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Patio
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Business
Languages Spoken
English
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,353 reviews
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Henderson Beach Resort garners acclaim for its impressive amenities, including a praised spa, multiple pools, and an array of dining options, although some guests mention crowdedness and ongoing construction. While the resort's pricing is often viewed as steep, with the cost of food and additional services drawing criticism, the high level of service is frequently celebrated, with staff recognized for their professionalism and attentiveness. Despite occasional complaints about noise, the resort's atmosphere, marked by beautiful decorations and stunning views, is a highlight for guests, as is the cleanliness of the facilities. The comfortable and spacious rooms are well-liked, though a few travelers have noted maintenance issues. Its coveted beachfront location with private access is consistently praised by guests.
Location
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Expensive
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Service
Attentive
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Caryl W wrote a review Apr 10
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If you stay at the resort you must include some time in the spa. My family particularly enjoyed spending time in the salt room as well as the relaxation room in between treatments. Be sure to take advantage of the warm neck pillows while in the relaxation room. I would not normally choose to get a pedicure when spending time in a spa, however, I did get one here and had the pleasure of meeting Theresa. What immediately stood out was her warm and welcoming demeanor. She greeted me with a genuine smile which made me feel pampered and relaxed. Throughout the pedicure session Theresa carefully assessed the condition of my tired feet and nails, ensuring personalized care tailored to my specific needs. Her attention to detail left my feet looking and feeling revitalized. Theresa went above and beyond to elevate the experience with luxurious touches. From exfoliating scrubs to moisturizing massages, every step of the pedicure was infused with a sense of luxury and relaxation. She also recommended some products which have helped bring some of the spa feel home while also elevating my foot care between pedicures. She clearly takes pride in her job and enjoys making her clients feel pampered.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Lilly T wrote a review Mar 2023
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This place is so AMAZING! Its pet friendly It has a Huge gym with weights (dumbbells) It has multiple pools (one for adults, a hot tub for adults and a family pool) It has multiple restaurants that actually have really good food It has a WONDERFUL spa that os just sooooooooooooo AMAZING It has a HUGE lobby It has EXTREMELY nice staff It has a club for kids “Poppy’s Club” so parents can have a night/day out It has a HUGE lawn with lawn games Its right on the BEaUtiful beach 🏖 AND Its a GREAT getaway All in all oh didi i mention they have daily activities for kids or adults they have a fitness or yoga class daily AND they have a scavenger hunt for ALL ages 💕💕💕💕BOOK YOUR STAY NOW💕💕💕💕
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Henderson Beach Resort
Responded Mar 27, 2023
Thank you for your stellar review from your visit this summer, and taking a moment to share your comments and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to cool off in the Gulf of Mexico at The Henderson Beach Resort soon again!
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Deborah C wrote a review Apr 9
Destin, Florida8 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I are “locals” and have been going to The Henderson, almost on a daily basis for years. The most exciting news is the spa is now carrying “Doctor Babor” skin care products. I’ve personally been using their products for over 20 years and am thrilled that we have this luxury clinical grade skin care system that I can now access and purchase locally!! Thank you John VanEron for bringing this to the Resort Spa. Also, want to thank the entire team at The Henderson Resort for constantly improving our experience. Special thanks to Manager, Andrew Lott, our favorite chef, Tyler Simmons, the best concierge, Susan Pearce!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John Carns , Owner at Henderson Beach Resort
Responded 4 days ago
We are thrilled you were able to take part in all of the great amenities our beautiful resort has to offer! Thank you for your kind words about your experience with our new products . We hope we can welcome you back very soon.
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Bill J wrote a review Apr 8
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Great staff, location, amenities, and experience! We’ll definitely be staying here again. Our room wasn’t ready at check-in time, but the young lady who is the manager, named Berry, quickly made things right. Berry's trainee started to help us but kept running into little snags. BERRY, came to the rescue and made my wife and I felt the confidence that she would solve the problem at hand.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
We deeply appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you were able to decompress for a few days. We hope we can welcome you back to The Henderson Beach Resort for another relaxing weekend!
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mrmonaco wrote a review Apr 8
Chicago, Illinois244 contributions110 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night with my wife for our wedding anniversary. This experience could have been a better, easier process to say the least. I booked the room through my credit card for the upgrades perks program it offers. I opted for a more expensive package. This includes a resort credit, upgraded room, breakfast and a welcome amenity. Most of the hotel front desk were employees from South America as part of a work/training program. Anyways I was checked in by one of these employees. Basically no instruction, no details on the benefit package I paid for, no map, no advice where to park or offer to bring in luggage, just to let me know my room was still being serviced and that they would call me. I had to ask her all the questions. She didn't go over anything with me. No welcome amenity was given even though my package included. I mentioned that it was our anniversary, usually top tier hotels will do something nice, but that wasn't the case. Well we waited by the pool for the phone call we were supposed to get, and approximately 2 to 3 hours later, no call. So we went back and asked them what was going on. They said that things like this don't happen but our room was still not ready. So we waited again. The manager Anarosa, came out, apologized. She offered a comp to their restaurant Primrose for dining that evening. After almost another hour we received our room. Anarosa went over our paid package and explained everything how the trainees don't know much and they come to hotel for seasonal training. The next morning I went to the front desk to make sure that the charge wasn't applied to us because I had a feeling something would go wrong. The new front desk girl (who was also part of the training program) was clueless about this. Luckily Anarosa was there and she made the changes. She also instructed us about our resort credit and told us how much we had to spend. We told her that we didn't get a welcome amenity and she sent some macaroons to our room which was nice. Upon checkout, I asked for a final bill. The same front desk girl (trainee) from earlier was there but was with another new supervisor. Our bill included all the charges that Anarosa explained would be credit or comped. She did not believe me and was being quite rude about it. I told the trainee that Anarosa was with both of us just a few hours prior and she witnessed the conversation! She seemed to agree with me but all she said was that she cannot question the supervisor with her. This whole debate took about another 15 minutes. So I demanded I speak to Anarosa. First they said she was gone for the day but then after waiting 20 minutes we saw Anarosa. It's unbelievable how she just lied. Anyways Anarosa apologized again, she said that they didn't see the notes. She took care of all the charges she said would. Honestly, I paid extra to get these 'perks' which I thought would have been nicer for this special day but turned into a headache. Luckily Anarosa was very nice and took care of what needed to be even though I shouldn't have had to go through all the inconveniences.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kasia And The Fam wrote a review Apr 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We loved our stay at the resort, shout out to Joshua, hotel manager and Rron one of our servers. Joshua was super understanding and helpful with handling any concerns. Rron has the best energy and is so honest and down to earth we enjoyed our time at the pool.. The moment you walk in all the staff are very professional and sweet. The decor is beautiful. We stayed for 6 nights during spring break, and it was very very busy: Things went wrong but the hotel staff were calm and assured all will be fixed ,and it was, which is all you can expect when things out of their control go wrong. The beach and pool are beautiful, it does get packed during spring break so patience is a must. Pool is heated. They had a ton of activities for the kids and my kids had so much fun. My daughter even left a hand written note in the room thanking everyone for a wonderful stay. I liked the diversity of the guests, I got to meet people from all over the world so that was a great highlight: The elevator rides were always fun. You always have a Karen and a Ronald but for the most part I only witnessed one at the pool. This hotel is so beautiful and the cleaning staff do their best to keep it clean. We plan on coming back and appreciate all the recommendations for our next stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from John Carns , Owner at Henderson Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Henderson Beach Resort! We are so glad we could exceed your expectations across all facets of the resort. We hope that you will come back soon to enjoy the sensational experience and convenient location that only The Henderson Beach Resort has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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C S wrote a review Apr 1
Cheshire, United Kingdom101 contributions32 helpful votes
It's an absolutely stunning hotel with great facilities to suit all the family. The pools are very impressive and everywhere was immaculately clean. Even though the hotel was busy it didn't feel crowded and there were plenty of facilities and amenities. We loved our room which was really spacious and had a balcony overlooking the gulf. The location is right on the beach with great views. Sadly the resort is let down by the dining facilities and in particular breakfast. Every morning we had to wait a while for a table which wasn't a huge issue but on our last day only 3 tables were occupied whilst lots were waiting - that's not good for a hotel of this size. Secondly, breakfast service was so slow and disjointed- on our second morning my partner had his food and had finished before mine arrived 45 minutes later (after I had chased it). We also ordered drinks at the adult pool which never arrived. I'm hoping these are just glitches as it's a wonderful hotel
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John Carns , Owner at Henderson Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share feedback regarding your recent visit to The Henderson. While I am truly pleased that you enjoyed the location of our resort, I cannot begin to express how sorry I am for the challenges you encountered during your recent visit to The Henderson Beach Resort. I can assure you, your experience is not at all what we strive to provide our guests here at The Henderson.
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Rebekah wrote a review Mar 2024
Destin, Florida1 contribution
Great resort and beautiful beach. Lots of activities for kids and teens. Love that the beach access is for the resort only. Not overly crowded. Big shout out to Matt, Caleb and Jake for all their help with beach rental and chairs. Great service!! 🏖️☀️
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Henderson Beach Resort! We are so glad we could exceed your expectations across all facets of the resort. We hope that you will come back soon to enjoy the sensational experience and convenient location that only The Henderson Beach Resort has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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lindsey950 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This resort is absolutely wonderful! The rooms were clean and beds are comfortable! A lot of activities to do! The entire staff is very nice and vey knowledgeable! They have all been super accommodating especially the guys on the beach. Matt, Caleb, and Jacob! They are awesome! I would definitely recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Henderson Beach Resort! We are so glad we could exceed your expectations across all facets of the resort. We hope that you will come back soon to enjoy the sensational experience and convenient location that only The Henderson Beach Resort has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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jsheflin2010 wrote a review Mar 2024
Ohio4 contributions1 helpful vote
The spa was devine! The rooms were gorgeous and comfortable beds. Bathrooms luxurious. Pool area a little crowded, but they have multiple areas to enjoy. During rainy days they opened up a ballroom and had the kids play yard games inside! The staff were so attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We’re thrilled your time with us was amazing! We strive to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another fantastic stay!
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about Henderson Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Henderson Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Sands Beach (0.2 miles), Destin Commons (0.7 miles), and PRESTO! At The Magic Parlor (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Henderson Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Henderson Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Henderson Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Henderson Beach Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Henderson Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, Sarah K's Gourmet, and Pazzo Italiano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Henderson Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Henderson Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Henderson Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Henderson Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Henderson Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.