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Henderson Park Inn

2700 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida 32541
Innkeeper(s): Dawn Moliterno General Manager
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Henderson Park Inn, Destin, Florida's premier beachside bed and breakfast inn and a longtime favorite romantic getaway. Here, you can enjoy the perfect blend of charm and grace embraced by the peaceful shores of the Emerald Coast.

    Nestled at the end of a quiet road on the eastern edge of the Henderson State Park, the inn promises a relaxing and refreshing vacation. The inn features Victorian-inspired furnishings, a large veranda, and private terraces overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It's the perfect place for a romantic beach vacation.

    Henderson Park Inn is a longtime favorite of visitors and locals looking for a quiet and romantic vacation or quick getaway. Located adjacent to the Henderson Beach State Park and directly on a quiet stretch of beach, this New-England-styled bed and breakfast offers impressive views of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Guest rooms are equipped with private baths and terraces overlooking the beach and some include fireplaces and whirlpool tubs for a vacation that's not only romantic, but relaxing as well. For convenience, most rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator and microwave oven. And start each day with a complimentary continental-style breakfast served in the dining room.

    Start each day with a full breakfast. For lunch, dine at the on-site, beach-front restaurant, compliments of Henderson Park Inn (excluding holidays). Enjoy breathtaking sunsets with beer and wine at happy hour.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ryan Olin for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Secluded gulf-front location, intimate romantic experience, adults only, luxury boutique hotel with five-star service

    What are you best known for?  

    We were just named one of the "2013 Top Ten Most Romantic Hotels in the United States" by Tripadvisor.

    What makes your inn unique?

    We are located next to Henderson State Park with over a mile of the most beautiful secluded beaches in the world.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Our privacy and unique location-- not part of the high rise complexes that are so typical of most beach destinations.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Magnificent shimmering emerald coast waters and crystal white sands

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "It's the ultimate sanctuary for relaxation, romance, rejuvenation."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It's still relatively undeveloped for a resort destination.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    World-class golf, deep sea fishing and water sports, shopping & dining

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The inn is located along scenic highway 98 and is perfect for walking the beach or riding bikes (complimentary at the inn); several restaurants are within walking distance as well as Destin Commons, a lifestyle shopping destination.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Beach Walk Cafe, located on property at Henderson park award winning restaurant just selected as a winner of Open Table Diners' Choice Award for the "Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States".

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?;

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 35 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, but the inn's front desk staff will be happy to assist in finding alternatives for pet owners.

  • Weddings and Events

    Henderson Park Inn-Couple

    Henderson Park Inn offers several facilities for meetings such as board meetings, parties, gatherings, and other functions.

    The Board Room offers a pre-function area and will accommodate approximately 25 people, with a conference table that seats 6-8 people and several extra tables and seating available.

    The West Lawn and/ or East Lawn allows up to 150 persons to mingle and enjoy the spectacular views of the gulf and sunset, and provides outside seating for wedding and reception functions.

    The Veranda deck provides a more formal venue with the same views and seating for up to 25 people.

    The North Lawn can accommodate groups of 250 to 300 people depending on the desired function. Catering is available for any function.

    For more information please call our event planners RSVP, at 850-837-6595.

    Dustin Beach Wedding Packages

    We offer a highly-skilled catering staff that will fulfill all of your expectations with distinctive service and attention to detail. Take advantage of a variety of Destin Beachfront wedding venues designed to fit your needs at Florida’s only gulfront bed and breakfast.

    The Veranda Deck allows spectacular views of the Gulf and the sunset and provides outside seating for more than 50.

    The Beach Side Lawns can accommodate groups from 50 to 100 people depending on the desired function.

    Although Henderson Park Inn is an adults only property, children are allowed to attend weddings.

    Call our wedding planners 850-424-7648 to learn about our Destin beach wedding packages.

    Venue tour by appointment only, 850-424-7648.

  • Amenities

    Henderson Park Inn-Dinner

    • On-site Check-in (Available 24 hours a day)
    • Private terraces/balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico (Except two suites)
    • Beach services and beach towels for use on-site
    • Wine, fresh grapes and flowers upon arrival
    • Full breakfast and lunch (excluding holidays)
    • Lemonade and cookies available (afternoon)
    • Complimentary happy hour nightly at sunset
    • Cable TV, DVD players and complimentary DVD check out
    • Rooms with kitchenettes – Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Gourmet Coffee & Bottled Water
    • Free high-speed internet access
    • Some rooms equipped with fireplace
    • Private baths (most with whirlpool tubs)
    • Turn-down service
    • Community refrigerator stocked with beverages and candy bars
    • Bikes available
    • Meeting/party room, small conference room for weddings, board meetings and/or other activities
    • Adults only
    • Located on a quiet cul-de-sac on scenic highway 98 in Destin, Florida
    • Centrally located to shopping (Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Center)
    • Borders a 208 acre state park with 1.3 mile of unobstructed beach
  • Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn

    Henderson Park Inn-Sitting Area with FireplaceWelcome to Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn, Destin's ONLY fine dining located directly on the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast. You are cordially invited to enjoy our award winning cuisine and stunning view.

    Unique, memorable dining opportunities await you with our Toes in the Sand and Sky View Deck dining and indoor dining overlooking the sugar white sands and glimmering waters.

    Our beautiful beach front venue is the ideal setting for your special event, and the entire award-winning Beach Walk menu is yours for the choosing.

    We have an Event Planning Staff that will meet with you to determine your unique needs as well as explain how we personally execute our special events to fit your criteria. Our location in Destin, Florida overlooks the sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, making it the picture perfect venue for your event.

    Our event specialties include Weddings, Rehearsals, and Receptions, and we can tailor any event you can dream of to suit your taste. We also offer offsite catering services for your parties, corporate functions, holiday celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays and more. For more information, call us at 850-650-7100 or use the form below to inquire about availability and pricing for your upcoming special event.

  • About the Area

    Emerald Coast Beaches

    For many years, Destin has been named among the best beach destinations in the country. The white sand beaches and emerald green waters are as beautiful as it gets, and serve as home to the largest private fishing fleet in the United States, where the busy harbor lends credence to the long-time bragging rights as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village."

    Golf, Shopping, and Fine Dining

    Water sports, boating, and dolphin-watching are very popular, along with charter fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving . And the fun doesn't end there. Destin is home to many award-winning golf courses, casual and fine dining restaurants, and spas as well as shopping that includes fabulous boutiques and brand-name factory store bargains.

    The Henderson Beach State Park

    The Henderson Beach State Park offers more than 6,000 feet of natural and scenic shoreline. The 208-acre park offers glimpses of the natural dune ecosystem including sand pines, scrub oaks, Southern Magnolias, dune rosemary, and a variety of wildflowers and coastal wildlife. The pavillions in the nearby park make for a wonderful family picknicking and grilling area.

    Local Attractions

    • Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
    • Camp Walton Schoolhouse
    • Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.
    • Emerald Coast Science Center
    • Ft. Walton Beach Skating Center
    • Gator Beach
    • Goofy Golf
    • Gulfarium
    • Heritage Park & Cultural Center
    • Island Golf Center, Lost Lagoon Golf
    • Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
    • Old Destin Post Office Museum
    • The Track Family Recreation Center
    • U.S. Air Force Armament Museum