Henderson Park Inn is located smack dab on the pristine Emerald coast, next to a park and away from all of the high rises. As a result it is probably the most private place to stay in Destin. The inn itself is somewhat dated and the smaller rooms (mini and Junior suites) are tiny. We opted for an upper level Executive room which had a large balcony and plenty of space ensuite. The arrangement was a bit awkward, however, with no place to watch the TV except for lying in bed. The TV was very small with a poor picture, but unless you are there to stay in the room and just watch TV, that is probably of little consequence. As the weather was cold during our stay we were unable to take advantage of the nice outdoor patio overlooking the beach for breakfast or evening snacks and drinks and unfortuntately there really is no inside gathering area. In that case, the guests kind of mill a round in the small lobby area and dining room which is not particularly well laid out . We did partake of the complimentary breakfast which was adequate although some of the fruits (melons, strawberries) and vegetables (for omelettes) had seen better days and could have been fresher. The Community brand coffee was awful, but they did have an alternate coffee station in the hallway for early risers that had choices of more premium brands. There is a television in the dining room which was turned on each morning which we found to be extremely annoying. When you are enjoying your first meal of the day with an unparralelled view of the ocean and the sound of the waves on the shore, you certainly don't need the boob tube blaring in your ear! Boxed lunches were provided (also inclusive) that were catered from a nearby Honeybaked Ham franchise and they were excellent. All in all the value here was good. We would probabaly return due to the excellent location, but wish the rooms were a bit fresher.
- 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