The Henderson Park Inn, Destin, FL has been voted as having one of the most romantic restaurants for years. Located along the peaceful shores of the Emerald Coast, the all inclusive bed and breakfast beachfront hotel offers everything you need on-site. The Inn rests in a secluded area at the end of a street, next door to the Henderson Beach State Park with plenty of paths to walk, run and bike. It is very private and peaceful.
We pulled up to the Henderson Park Inn in Destin, FL about 7:55 PM. It is a charming three story Inn that is quaint and conveniently located just steps from the beach. As we entered the lobby, we were met with a friendly and attentive front desk staff.
Our dinner reservations for the Beach Walk Café, conveniently on the first floor of the Inn, were at 8PM. We checked in at the front desk and were whisked away to our room. We were on the top floor, and as we entered our room we were greeted by a bottle of wine, one single yellow rose and chocolates. The room was spacious for two and had a small balcony overlooking the ocean.
We were impressed with how Henderson Park Inn adhered to Covid-19 protocols. Mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing were a prevalent message throughout our stay. Guest seemed to adhere without complaint.
We changed quickly and headed downstairs to the Beach Walk Cafe. We asked for a table outside although it was a little chilly. Space heaters made the cool air bearable and the warm and hospitable staff offered a blanket to drape around my shoulders - which was a treat.
We ordered the eggplant medallions with lump crab for an appetizer along with a wonderful Pinot Noir that was affordable and impressive. For our entrees, we ordered the Grouper Vince (named after Vince Gill) with green beans and risotto truffle and the Duck Confit with sweet potato and brussells hash. Our server was Edit, and she was knowledgeable and personable. After dinner, we enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire pit overlooking the ocean. It was divine.
The Henderson Park Inn is an adult only Inn with amenities galore. Guests of Henderson Park Inn enjoy breakfast off the menu included with their stay in the Beach Walk Café. Shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, and traditional breakfast of biscuits and eggs, were on the menu along with sides of fresh fruit, juice and coffee. You can even bring your own champagne if mimosas are on the morning agenda.
There is a snack area off the lobby stocked daily with sodas, water, candy and energy bars and popcorn. Refill as often as you like.
Boxed lunches are also included in your stay. Sandwiches and wraps with chips, potato salad or pasta salad can be enjoyed at the beach or in the room. Just pre order your lunch with the front desk the night before to pick up the next day.
Happy Hour is from 3:30 -5PM at the beachfront bar. Bikes and beach chairs were also included in our stay.
Henderson Park Inn has thought of it all.
For the spa lover, just a short walk across the street and you have full access to Salamander Spa at Henderson Park Inn’s sister property. The amenities were beautiful and brand new. We had access to the workout room, spa and onsite pool with lazy river and poolside food and bar service.
We had dinner at Primrose on our last night which serves sushi and fresh seafood. It was our 21st wedding anniversary – and it did not disappoint.
This was one of the most relaxing trips we have ever taken. If you are looking to get away to a beautiful beachfront Inn full of amenities galore, steps from the beach, everything you need on-site with 5 star service and attention to detail then Henderson Park Inn is for you.
We started each day with a bike ride or run, and then headed to the beach till lunch, then back down to grab a cocktail at the beachfront bar for happy hour and to watch the sunset. I have not always been a fan of going to the beach in November- but this trip completely changed my mind. It was a wonderful getaway to unwind and recharge. We had beautiful weather in November- the last day being 78 degrees.
This was one of the most peaceful, relaxing trips we have ever taken. We adored the quaintness and history of the historic inn. The staff was lovely and accommodating. The array of amenities and convenience to all we needed was top notch and helped make the trip worry and stress free. We will definitely return to Henderson Park Inn- and for me, not soon enough!