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The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • A brand-new family-friendly resort on one of Florida's best beaches 
  • The Henderson is part of a family of resorts that includes the "World's Best" Hammock Beach (Travel + Leisure)
  • Five dining options, including a sushi bar and an old-time ice cream shop
  • Located next to a 200-acre nature preserve with an additional 6000 feet of pristine beachfront

98% (55 Member Ratings)

"Everyone was very nice and the resort was beautiful."
Rhonda
Jul 20, 2017
Orange Beach, AL, United States

Map & Directions

The Henderson Beach Resort is located about a 40-minute drive from Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport, and an hour's drive from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach. Destin is a 2-hour drive from Mobile, a 4-hour drive from New Orleans and about 5 hours from both Jacksonville and Atlanta. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Following the success of the Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia -- regularly named one of the best resorts in the south by readers of Conde Nast Traveler -- the Salamander group adds a new member to its family: the Henderson Beach Resort in Destin, Forida. 

The Henderson Beach Resort, which opened in November 2016, has a prime location near the white sugar sands of what U.S. News & World Report deems Florida's No. 2 Best Beach. The resort also sits right next to the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park with over a mile of additional beachfront -- and all guests receive a family pass to the park included with their resort fee.

Room types range from garden-view kings to special spa rooms with private elevator access, premium bath products, clawfoot soaking tubs and separate showers. There are also pool- and Gulf-view rooms as well as lofts and suites, meaning there's a space that works for a romantic Gulf getaway, family trip or business travel. All rooms feature Juliet balconies, pillowtop mattresses, 43-inch flat-panel 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 a kids club with an arts, crafts and activities, as well as a fitness center with reasonably priced classes including yoga, barre and Zumba. There resort also offers a full salon and spa.  

Dining options include sea-to-table menus at Primrose; cocktails and local beers at the octagon-shaped bar overlooking the Gulf; ice cream sundaes and root beer floats at Sprinkles; and the poolside Sea Levels bar and grill, where you can cool off with spiked snow cones and popsicles. 

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

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

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child up to age 3. Extra beds are not available. 

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (call in only) in Garden View Room ONLY, $135.00 (subject to tax) per stay. Includes bed, toy and bowls. 

Fees: A $200.00 (subject to tax) per night incidental hold will be applied by the hotel.

A resort fee of $29.00 (subject to tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes Henderson Beach Resort’s private beach access (snacks and drinks available for purchase), concierge transportation to nearby Destin events and activities including the Destin Marina, Destin Commons, Destin Outlet Mall, Legendry Marina and the Henderson State Park, daily family pass to Henderson State Park, 2-hours of select activities on the resort per stay, business center offering a dedicated concierge to attend to all your business needs (weekdays) and 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: A Valet Parking Fee of $25.00 (subject to tax) or a Self-Parking Fee of $15.00 (subject to tax), per night, per vehicle applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

NOTE: If you select the Travelzoo Deal then Self-Parking is included.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

98% Positive
(55 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Henderson (Part of Salamander Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everyone was very nice and the resort was beautiful.
Rhonda Jul 20, 2017 Orange Beach, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautifullly appointed ...staff and service were excellent !!
Maureen Jul 20, 2017 Canton, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The ambience.
nathan Jul 16, 2017 Pearland, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff was extremely accommodating.
Other Comments
This place was just amazing!! This is a five star in my opinion. I think I read that it was a four star.
Angela Jul 11, 2017 Henderson, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most
Luxury
Kayce Jul 13, 2017 Broken Arrow, OK, United States
Enjoyed Most
Yes
Other Comments
No complaints!! This place was paradise and the customer service was exceptional. The concierge, Crista Lee was so accommodating and sweet!
Latrena Jul 17, 2017 Millington, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Awesome new hotel - great location yet private. Very strong staff & great restaurants too. Rooms new & very comfortable. Pretty pools & beach is amazing Emerald Coast.
Anne Jul 10, 2017 Binghamton, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room w/balcony and view of the gulf. Separate pool for adults (and another for kids). Nice restaurants on site. Fitness center on site. Roof top view of surrounding fireworks.
Other Comments
Too many additional fees. Customers already pay a very high room fee + a resort fee, but on top of that, you also must pay a daily parking fee ($15-$25) and a daily beach umbrella/chair rental fee ($50 each day). At a 5 star resort, you usually get little extras for free to make it feel high end and special. Here, you don't. For the $$, I didn't really feel as though I got anything that I couldn't get at a nice Marriott/Hilton/etc. Also, the Henderson's website photo makes it appear as though the resort is beachfront, which it is not. You have to go off property and take a short walk down the street to get to the beach access. We also received misinformation here and there from hotel staff regarding pricing/amenities, etc. It seemed the Henderson was new and they are still working some of the kinks out. For the question below asking whether I'd recommend the hotel, I would have selected a "maybe" option if provided. It's a "yes" if money is no option.
Susan Jul 07, 2017 Pensacola, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. Did not feel like we were in Destin. Felt like we were somewhere very exotic. Great place. Staff was excellent.
Other Comments
Really appreciate the staff. They were very friendly and accommodating. Special recognition to Wayne (Guest Services Team) who gave me his cell phone number in the event we experienced issues with the complimentary transportation services. We did have to call him one night and he handled everything for us. Great guy.
Tracy Jul 05, 2017 Grayson, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The Service!
Other Comments
I would recommend this place to anybody! It's so pretty and everybody there was just super nice! I wouldn't mind going again!!!
Samantha Jul 10, 2017 Lilburn, GA, United States

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