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4.6 out of 5

"The resort was very nice and super clean! The entire staff was really welcoming, very polite and professional. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 22 Aug 2019

Hotel Description

5-star beach resort near Henderson Beach State Park

Seaside stay

A stay at this Crystal Beach resort places you within half a mile (1 km) of Henderson Beach State Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Destin Commons. Also, Crystal Sands Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and James Lee Park is within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 4 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free resort. Relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas, and cool off with a drink at the beachside bar. There's fun for all ages with a lazy river and a children's club, and complimentary bicycles are available on site.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 170 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, iPod docks, and LED TVs with digital channels.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool Access (Emerald)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool View (Emerald)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (10) Couples (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 11, 2020 by Audrey B.

Thank you for being our guest and for your stellar review! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, The Henderson Beach Resort

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2020 by Audrey

Dear guest, We are so sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with your visit, and regret that without knowing your name or the nature of your evaluation that we cannot further assist you. Please do know that we are available and welcome you to readily bring to our attention anything we may help with for or from your visit. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
The resort was very nice and super clean! The entire staff was really welcoming, very polite and professional.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Aug 25, 2019 by Audrey B.

Thank you for being our guest to The Henderson Beach Resort! We are delighted to receive your review and feedback which is truly instrumental in congratulating our teams for their work and also, finding areas for improvement for the future. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, The Henderson Beach Resort Guest Services 850.424.4400

4 out of 5
I’ve never been to a resort so this was such a great experience, everyone at the Henderson was very gracious friendly and more. The food was good the breakfast buffet was totally worth it fresh fruit fresh everything coffee was exceptional. I recommend you stay here.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019

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Aug 25, 2019 by Audrey B.

Thank you for your stellar review from your visit this summer! We look forward to welcoming you back to dine and cool off in the Gulf of Mexico at The Henderson Beach Resort soon again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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Aug 25, 2019 by Audrey B.

Thank you for your stellar review from your visit this summer! We wanted to reach out to let you know that we look forward to welcoming you back to cool off in the Gulf of Mexico at The Henderson Beach Resort soon again!

5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful with a splendid experience....the facilities, the staff, the food, close walk to the beach, the view from our balcony, the spa treatments for both of us....would visit and stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay!!!! The staff was friendly, the ambiance was AMAZING and the weather was awesome! We can’t wait to return and stay longer. !!

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Apr 8, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
This is the perfect place to stay in Destin. There is a resort fee but it's totally worth it. You have a complimentary shuttle that takes you within 5 miles of the resort which was far enough for us to see what we wanted to see. You have a private beach so you don't have to deal with over crowding. The staff is top notch and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be staying at The Henderson anytime we go to Destin.

Posted by , from Fort Worth, TX on Aug 24, 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful resort with fabulous staff! The free shuttle was an added bonus!

Posted by on May 25, 2018

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About the The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

Location 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Shuttle services

Property Features

Feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the private white sand beach, located just 75 yards away. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Destin resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 170 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 10000 sq ft of conference space
  • 929 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2016
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) (29.1 km / 18.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers 170 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 43-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Destin resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Signature Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Beach yoga on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Salamander Spa has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 85 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Car recommended
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 120.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Henderson Salamander Beach Resort Destin
  • Henderson Salamander Beach Resort
  • Henderson Salamander Beach Destin
  • Henderson Salamander Beach
  • The Henderson a Salamander Beach Spa Resort
  • The Henderson, A Salamander &
  • The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Resort
  • The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Destin
  • The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort Resort Destin

You should know

  • The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.