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The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • All guests receive family passes to the Henderson Beach State Park, a "waterfront Eden" (Travel Channel) with a mile of white sugar-sand shoreline
  • The hotel's two pools are heated year-round, and there's also a hot tub on site
  • There's a full-service spa for adults, and a kids club with daily outdoor activities and crafts 
  • Bring the family or a couple friends — room prices are based on four guests

Enjoyed This
"We enjoyed the overall atmosphere being at the Henderson provides. Unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us the opportunity to enjoy the private beach or other outdoor activities as much as we would have liked."
Mar 8, 2020 - Fargo, ND, USA
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The Henderson Beach Resort has a prime location, near the white-sugar sands of the Best Beach on Florida, as well as being the No. 2 hotel in Destin (U.S. News & World Report). The resort sits right next to the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park, with over a mile of additional beachfront.

Room types range from Courtyard View kings to Pool and Gulf View rooms, as well as lofts, vacation rental units and suites. All rooms feature Juliet balconies, pillowtop mattresses, 43-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and complimentary Wi-Fi.

In addition to the beach access, there are two pools — one with a splash pad and lazy river, and the other with private cabanas. There's also a kids club, with arts & crafts and other activities, as well as a fitness center, a full salon and luxurious Salamander Spa. Dining options include sea-to-table menus at multiple outlets. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 25.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.

Rates based on up to four guests sharing a room.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $135 plus tax per pet per stay.

Pets are allowed in Courtyard View Room only and will be provided a pet bed, toy and bowls. Please call the hotel, in advance, to arrange a stay with pets. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A $200 plus tax, per night incidental hold will be placed on the debit/credit card provided at check-in.
Valet service fee: $25 plus tax per day.

Self-parking fee: $15.00 USD plus tax per day.
Valet and Self-Parking include in and out privileges. 

A resort/facility fee of $35.00 USD plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort/facility fee includes: 

  • Henderson Beach Resort’s private beach access
  • Bikes
  • Select water sport activities: paddle board, kayak, and kick boards (seasonal)
  • Select fitness classes (seasonal)
  • Concierge transportation from Destin Harbor to Silver Sands Outlet Mall
  • Daily family pass to Henderson State Park
  • Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea station in the Living Room
  • Chilled towels and water after your walk or run (Seasonal)
  • 24-Hour Business Center offering a dedicated concierge (weekdays) to attend to all your business needs
  • Public Notary (weekdays)

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The family pool and lazy river will not be heated from December thru February 29th. The adult pool and hot tub will be available to all resort guests, during this time.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Henderson (Part of Salamander Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the overall atmosphere being at the Henderson provides. Unfortunately, the weather didn't allow us the opportunity to enjoy the private beach or other outdoor activities as much as we would have liked.
Andrew Mar 08, 2020 Fargo, ND, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a wonderful experience!!! Will definitely be back.
Melissa Feb 25, 2020 Bradenton, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
My wife and I enjoyed one night stay very much.
Other Comments
Staff was very polite, attentive and professional.
Robert Jan 06, 2020 Brandon, MS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Good sea views. Fire pit spot is nice. Rooms are nice. Shower was superb!
Other Comments
Lobby coffee setup in the morning is inefficient and caused us to have to wait two mornings in a row. For a resort charging a fee that’s not a good thing. They need a better system than some employee having to constantly fill small carafes from somewhere and the hauling them over to pour in a larger one. Also, it seemed like there was usually only one person at front desk which is not enough.
Douglas Dec 30, 2019 Birmingham, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Resort stay was wonderful! Staff if friendly and welcoming. Delicious breakfast at the Primerose. The beach is a short walk down the block. You will love your stay here! Will return! Please offer specials for The Henderson again!
Other Comments
Extremely nice Spa and Staff. Cara provided a spa tour. I enjoyed the Ginger Spice Manicure and Pedicure. Sara is very attentive and professional. So relaxing. Experience the Spa!
Russell Nov 12, 2019 Archer, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was very accommodating. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated.. The staff was very nice and courteous. I can’t think of anything negative to report about the experience.
Regina Sep 09, 2019 Semmes, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We stayed there before through Travelzoo.It was very relaxing once again. Had free valet parking that we enjoyed a lot. But last time we also got free breakfast, would have liked that again.
Other Comments
Wonderful place to stay. We will return again!
Gary Aug 22, 2019 Pittman Center, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Resort and customer service the beach was just steps past the pool area which was ok just not what I expected and since next to park no future congestion It is on the non congested portion of Destin which is a huge positive if want to avoid all the tourist trap stores
Other Comments
Dottie at front desk, Bryan & Nicole all have greatsr
Jerry Aug 12, 2019 Tulsa, OK, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing. Everything we expected.
Other Comments
Only suggestion for improvement is improve Wi-Fi availability at poolside.
Vern Aug 11, 2019 Mount Morris, IL, USA
Other Comments
Food options are limited. Would be great if pool bar constainedbetter options - e.g., grilled chicken sandwich, kale salad, fish/shrimp tacos.
yolanda Apr 24, 2019 gaithersburg, MD, USA

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