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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

97%
Enjoyed This
(95 Member Ratings)
"Service, Pool Area, Beach, Location"
Sean
Sep 06, 2017
Atlanta, GA, 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 Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 25.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 $100.00 (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.

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

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97%
Enjoyed This
(95 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Henderson (Part of Salamander Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Service, Pool Area, Beach, Location
Other Comments
Wonderful Resort - a real treasure in that part of Florida.
Sean Sep 06, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything! The Henderson is a Panhandle gem! Decor, service and amenities were superior by all standards.
Kimberly Sep 06, 2017 Alpharetta, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Our children loved the Family Pool, especially the lazy river. I loved the beautiful beach and the beautiful natural surroundings.
Other Comments
Service at the hotel inconsistent. Small details overlooked (lamp in room with pricetag on it and no bulb, pricetag on tray in lobby, wasp nest on balcony, nail poking through carpet in our room, very difficult to open doors to patio without using handicapped door opener, slow service at restaurant despite small number of diners at breakfast, etc.
Shanee Aug 21, 2017 Madison, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location! New hotel and beautiful beach adjacent to the Henderson Beach State Park. Beach was just a short walk from the hotel. Room was well-appointed, pleasantly decorated, reasonably quiet, and comfortable. The separate tub and shower in the bathroom were much appreciated!
Other Comments
Food prices were relatively high in the hotel restaurants, but there are many other (less expensive) dining options within a 5-mile radius of the hotel and the hotel does provide complimentary transportation. The room was equipped with a minibar, but the limited supplies were not replenished daily -- only after checkout -- which was not very convenient for a 4-night stay. A small coffee shop on-site would have been a welcome addition. The ice cream shop - Sprinkles - would have been much more enticing if it had not been located in a dark, windowless alcove on the lower floor of the hotel.
Katherine Sep 05, 2017 Albany, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great pool. Beach was beautiful!
Jonathan Sep 06, 2017 Atlanta, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The ambience.......
Susan Aug 12, 2017 Palm Harbor, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything!!! From the kid's pool to the movie. Everything was wonderful
Other Comments
Just keep up the good work
Nely Aug 07, 2017 McKinney, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
the entire experience was put together well from the friendly staff, to the amenities, and activities
Other Comments
thank you for a wonderful experience.
Thomas Aug 01, 2017 Cumming, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of it all. Beautiful hotel, pools and restaurants
Other Comments
Don't miss out on this wonderful hotel. The staff is amazing. Nespresso coffee makers in the room and ceiling fans! Get a Ocean view room with view of the stat park.
Carolyn Aug 08, 2017 Marietta, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Staff catered to the customers while being gracious and full of positive energy! The location was wonderful, a small walk for beach access and situated right next to the Henderson Beach State Park. My husband also enjoyed a relaxing day at the spa, which is located directly on-site.
Christina Aug 09, 2017 Douglasville, GA, United States

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