The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

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Why We Love It

  • 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

"A stunning beach resort ... right on the powdery-white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast" -- Southern Living
Enjoyed This
(127 Member Ratings)
"Beach access and pool were perfect"
07. Aug 2018
Brentwood, TN, USA

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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The Henderson Beach Resort, opened in November 2016, 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 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. 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 also a kids club with arts, crafts and activities, as well as a fitness center and 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 Level bar and grill, where you can cool off with spiked snow cones and popsicles. 

From the press: 
  • Located on the best beach in Destin, ranked No. 1 in Best Florida Beaches -- U.S. News & World Report
  • "The light-filled modern-yet-coastal accommodations won’t disappoint" -- Southern Living



  • 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


  • 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

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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 25.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

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. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$29 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
A US$100 plus tax, per night incidental hold will be placed on the debit/credit card provided at check-in.

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $25.00 (subject to tax) per night, per vehicle or Self-Parking for $15.00 (subject to tax) per night, per vehicle. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change at the discretion of the property.

Note: Valet Parking is complimentary when booking the Travelzoo Deal.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(127 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
Private beach
Other Comments
Told at checkout we had a spa credit. Would have been better to have know. That prior to our departure.
Myles 10. Aug 2018 Bellaire, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
John 07. Aug 2018 Brentwood, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach access and pool were perfect
Stephen 07. Aug 2018 Brentwood, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s beautiful
Other Comments
Our toilet never worked. Called for maintenance.they came,said the room next door had the same problem. It was fixed for a minute, then not flushing again. They told us they were sold out when we checked in. I told them about the toilet when we checked out early to use facilities elsewhere. They didnt seem to care. Almost $300 for a Spa Hotel... should have a working toilet.
Tracy 05. Aug 2018 Hamilton, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
wonderful service and superior hotel accommodations. The Spa was amazing too!
Dana 19. Jun 2018 Winter Garden, FL, USA
Other Comments
Great hotel, staff, and location. Travelzoo deal was great for this property. Will book again if I see the great Travelzoo rates.
John 23. Apr 2018 Baton RougeBaton Rouge, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool
Other Comments
They need to have internet service reach the pool area. Also they should have a water play area for dogs. This is a dog friendly hotel but there is no area for owners to relax in the shade with chars and umbrellas WITH there dogs. It was not available but beautiful hotel!!
Heidi 20. Apr 2018 Slidell, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful grounds and rooms. Great location to the beach.
Other Comments
Very understaffed. The highlight was the Valet team. Restaurants, front desk, pool service were very overwhelmed and did not seem eager to help. Need to hire more!
Sasha 09. Apr 2018 Conyers, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The adult pool. So relaxing!
Other Comments
A great resort, just needing some tweeks. One afternoon you could not get any towels by the pool (we were there for 3 hours). Our room was not cleaned on one of our days, transportation service has communication issues, as we waited for over an hour for a pick up and when we called back, they were never told about the pick up. Overall we loved the resort. If needed to rate the transportation team, that would be a 10, Don, Pete and Gene were excellent in customer service
Darlene 05. Apr 2018 New Iberia, LA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was excellent.
Other Comments
Garden View room is a view of a parking lot. Restaurant served raw chicken one night, over cooked beef the next and was ridiculously expensive. No towels at the pool.
Liz 30. Mar 2018 Takoma Park, MD, USA

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