Well I gotta admit, we booked this Inn based upon all the reviews I had read here and elsewhere on what a great place it was and the "Adults Only" atmosphere. We definitely see what everyone is saying about it being away from the crowds (took 45 mins to drive thru traffic to Ft. Walton Bch for dinner one night- 5 mi.), quaint and the friendliness of the staff. But for $500 a night, we expect at least to have a fridge in the room?? The bathroom was tiny, carpet was really worn and I do not think I have seen a TV that size since it was built into the headrest of my Expedition! We stayed in Rm #304 and it was quite quaint, but you can hear anyone walking up and down the stairs.
Breakfast is definitely really good and the lunch is a nice feature, as long as you remember to order by 8 PM the previous night, or you are out of luck. For such a nice "adults Only" resort, you would think there would be a bar to get a drink during the day or in the evening, but besides the Happy Hour, which is free and has great drinks, there are no adult beverages available unless you are at the restaurant! They just said, bring a cooler to the beach with your own! At a minimum, why not have some beer and maybe wine coolers in a fridge for folks to take out to the beach during the day??
Dinner at the Beach Walk was good, but for the price, the wife and I have had way better. The service was attentive, but real slow...........
Overall, we like the place, but needs some TLC and find a place to put a fridge in the Queen suites!
- 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