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The rooms are lovely and spotless. Primrose had fabulous food and cocktails. The beach is stunning and the pools are beautiful. Destin Commons is within walking distance and has fantastic shopping and restaurants or enjoy a scenic bike ride around town. Can’t wait to come back to this resort!

The private beach and service was amazing

We were overwhelmed with how friendly and helpful every single employee was to us.

The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly, and the rooms were super clean. We visited during hurricane sally and left a night before we were supposed to. The hotel was not very accommodating when we were forced to stay an extra several days. Also wished the Coffee Café would have been one later then 3pm.

The resort itself was very nice but everything was extremely expensive and they charge a nightly resort fee and parking fee even if you want to self park. Overall it was nice but way too expensive for what it is.

Beautiful property, nice rooms, and wonderful friendly service! We had dinner and breakfast at the Primrose restaurant which was delicious and the staff was excellent!

The Henderson was amazing. Staff and service was excellent. Food was delicious. Pool was beautiful. What else do you need to hear. Go!

Good property. Keep in mind it isn’t actually on the beach, which I don’t think I realized until checking in! Overall service was great and food was good. Views are beautiful.

The view was very good, the pools were beautiful, and the food was amazing

Access to beach was convenient and easy. Loved the lazy river and the pools.

Henderson Resort Way Destin FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located in Crystal Beach, The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort is adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and a short stroll from Crystal Sands Beach. This 170-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Signature Restaurant, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 170 rooms feature furnished balconies, iPod docks, and minibars. 43-inch LED TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.


Property features

Guests of The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a lazy river. Parking is USD 15.00 per night (USD 25.00 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 120.00 per vehicle one-way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour gym, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Pool View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Sea View (Gulf View)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Pool View

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

Everyone (19) Couples (1) Family (8)
5
Friends

The rooms are lovely and spotless. Primrose had fabulous food and cocktails. The beach is stunning and the pools are beautiful. Destin Commons is within walking distance and has fantastic shopping and restaurants or enjoy a scenic bike ride around town. Can’t wait to come back to this resort!

By on May 25, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The private beach and service was amazing

By on Apr 27, 2021

Review comment responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that our private beach was able to exceed your expectations. We hope to welcome you back soon for another great visit! Warm regards, David Mars General Manager

5
Family

We were overwhelmed with how friendly and helpful every single employee was to us.

By , from Corinth, MS on Dec 5, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Nov 28, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Nov 24, 2020

4
Family Family with small children Business Business

The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly, and the rooms were super clean. We visited during hurricane sally and left a night before we were supposed to. The hotel was not very accommodating when we were forced to stay an extra several days. Also wished the Coffee Café would have been one later then 3pm.

By , from Mullica Hill, NJ on Sep 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2020

Thank you for being our guest and for your stellar review! We look forward to welcoming you back! We love to hear from our guests and the time you took to highlight your visit experience for future travelers is much appreciated. We have noted your feedback to make adjustments to our Coffee Cafe hours and look forward to having you back upon better weather circumstances. Sincerely, The Henderson Beach Resort

3
Family

The resort itself was very nice but everything was extremely expensive and they charge a nightly resort fee and parking fee even if you want to self park. Overall it was nice but way too expensive for what it is.

By , from florida on Jul 30, 2020

2
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Oct 16, 2019

5
Family

Beautiful property, nice rooms, and wonderful friendly service! We had dinner and breakfast at the Primrose restaurant which was delicious and the staff was excellent!

By on Sep 19, 2019

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541
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