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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 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

"Truth be told, I don't know if there was just one thing I could say we enjoyed the most. Experiencing the excellent staff, with off-the-charts attentiveness made this a wonderful trip for the family. We went off-season, so the outside temps were colder than the Florida usual, with highs in the low 50s/upper 40s, but that pool was heated and we were so excited to be able to swim."
Feb 25, 2019 - NashvilleNashville, TN, USA
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The Henderson Beach Resort has a prime location near the white-sugar sands of what U.S. News & World Report deems the Best Beach in Florida. The resort also sits right next to the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park with over a mile of additional beachfront.

Room types range from Garden 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 for families, with a splash pad and lazy river, and the other an adults-only retreat with cabanas available for rent. There's also a kids club, with arts, crafts and activities, as well as a fitness center, a full salon and luxurious Salamander Spa. Dining options include sea-to-table menus year-round 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
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • 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 Garden 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 service fee of $29.00 USD plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort service fee includes: 

  • Henderson Beach Resort’s private beach access
  • Beach Bikes – (2) per room
  • Select water sport activities: paddle board, kayak, and kick boards
  • 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
  • Afternoon infused water station
  • Chilled towels and water after your walk or run (Seasonal)
  • Sunset Salutation to enjoy the daily celebration of the sun sinking into our Gulf waters
  • 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.

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
(60 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Henderson (Part of Salamander Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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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
Enjoyed Most
Truth be told, I don't know if there was just one thing I could say we enjoyed the most. Experiencing the excellent staff, with off-the-charts attentiveness made this a wonderful trip for the family. We went off-season, so the outside temps were colder than the Florida usual, with highs in the low 50s/upper 40s, but that pool was heated and we were so excited to be able to swim.
Other Comments
The property was first class, including but not limited to the pool areas, the game areas, fire pit and the fitness room (top notch). I have to say again, the staff was better than what one would expect from a first class resort... I was impressed.
Charles Feb 25, 2019 NashvilleNashville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The property is beautiful and the location is awesome.
Kimberly Feb 04, 2019 Tallahassee, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the lazy river at the pool, the beach, and the kind and helpful staff.
Ariel Jan 05, 2019 Nashville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything about this hotel has been thoroughly considered with the comfort of their guests in mind. The customer service was exceptional and the hotel was impeccably clean. The food in both restaurants was delicious and the view from our room was peaceful and beautiful. We can't wait to go back!
Sara Jan 04, 2019 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
View, lobby, first class room & great service!
Hugh Jan 03, 2019 Cantonment, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff
Vasken Jan 02, 2019 Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA
Other Comments
Staff was very friendly.
Jamone Dec 30, 2018 Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA
Other Comments
It was off season so all dining was in the Horizons Lounge, the food and atmosphere were great.
Barbara Dec 30, 2018 Coral Springs, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rodney Nov 24, 2018 Arcanum, OH, USA

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