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The Henderson - A Salamander Resort

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200 Henderson Resort Way, FL 32541-3471
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
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#5 of 41 hotels in Destin
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Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and 200 acres of pristine nature preserve and a coastal neighborhood, this gracious, four-story 170-room resort hotel is the ultimate beach retreat. The Henderson features beautifully-appointed guest rooms, spa rooms and suites; two refreshing pools, gracious landscaped garden views, a relaxing day spa, casually elegant coastal dining at our signature restaurant, Primrose, and eateries that are poolside and beachside (seasonal), two bars and terraces with Living Room space to stretch out and relax, a fitness center, children's activity zone, and, of course, private access to sparkling emerald green Gulf waters and miles of unspoiled sugar-sand beach. Come join us at The Henderson, where the essence of fine coastal living is at its best. At The Henderson, it is our mission to ensure our guests experience a rich and carefree stay. We offer services that are truly unique to The Henderson. These offerings are included in our daily resort fee of $35.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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atlcreditchik wrote a review 21 Oct
Braselton, Georgia1 contribution
Resort was very clean, staff was attentive and friendly and the bed was SO comfortable. Food was excellent. I would definitely stay again. One of my family members had a wedding at the resort. The grounds were beautiful, no BIG BUGS or mosquitos annoying us. It was quite the pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Steve P wrote a review 10 Oct
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The Henderson Resort Spa Destin Beach Florida. The good. The resort is beautiful, the entrance is villa style lined with palm trees and tropical plants. The grounds are well maintained. The rooms are spacious with a balcony. The resort itself I would not argue lives up to the expectation of luxury touted by Travel and Leisure and other publications. The pictures do represent the aesthetics. The bad. We noticed the lack of attention to detail when we entered the room, which should have been a red flag. There was no do not disturb sign, resulting in mandatory turn down service. In the current environment, limiting the time and access to our safe space seemed reasonable. The option to decline would have sufficed. We asked the front desk for a do not disturb sign, they took our name and room number with no follow through. The next day we asked housekeeping and they had our sign in minutes as well as the iron our room lacked. This was after being awakened at 0730 to hammering as they worked on the room next door. This time a face to face encounter with management took place. We told her about the work being done and noise in the room next door. She said she was on a call but took our name and number and would call us back. There was no follow through, we never received a call. Spent the night wondering if another rude awakening was in store. A spa resort is synonymous with rest and relaxation which was not achieved. The ugly. We spent time at the beach. The beach does live up to expectations. We stopped at the Horizon bar for some drinks. There was one guest at the bar. We stood at the bar waiting for the bartender to acknowledge us. The acknowledgement never came. She made two drinks, asked the guest how his drink was and proceeded to make a third drink. Meanwhile we are just standing there a few feet in front of her. We have never been treated with such disregard. We left in disgust at being treated this way as a guest. No eye contact, I’ll be right with you, nothing. An explanation is in order this is not acceptable as a guest of any establishment. Especially one touting luxury.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from D Mars, General Manager at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for providing us with feedback from your visit. Please know that we try to ensure that all our guests have a nice and relaxing stay with us and are truly sorry that you were unable to experience the same. Your comments regarding the noise that woke you, the lack of follow up, and the level of service you encountered in Horizons will all be addressed with our leadership team immediately. We do hope you will allow us to have the opportunity to provide you with the relaxing trip you were anticipating during a future visit. Warm regards, David Mars General Manager
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Gracie W wrote a review 10 Oct
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I’ve only had one other pedicure In my life but this one was awesome! The lady Ms. Amalia was so so sweet and patient with me as I am not used to this. She was so friendly and just really made the visit worthwhile. 😁 If I ever come back here again I will definitely come back to this!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from D Mars, General Manager at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your spa experience at The Henderson. I am delighted to hear that Amalia took great care of you during your spa service, I will be sure to share your kind words with her. We look forward to welcoming you back for more relaxing visits. Warm regards, David Mars General Manager
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GulfCostLocal wrote a review 7 Oct
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5 Stars for the view, 1 star service unless your a known local millionaire. When we got there we ordered our 2 drinks and a cheese plate. Drinks came out quick since we were 2 of 6 people there. Never got the cheese plate even though the table that sat down by us a half hour later got their cheese plates immediately. Our drinks sat empty for a half hour while we tried to get our waiter but no luck. We ended up going to bar to get our tab so we could get food elsewhere and they tried to run our card without showing us the bill and when we requested the bill first, there was 2 things on there we never got! Our cheese plate of course and an extra premium drink!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from D Mars, General Manager at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback from your visit. I am sorry to hear your experience at the Rooftop Bar did not meet the level of service we strive for here at The Henderson. Your comments regarding the speed of service along with your interactions with our staff will be addressed with our leadership team. We hope you will give us a chance to make up for our shortfalls during a future visit. Warm regards, David Mars General Manager
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Tina K wrote a review Sep 2021
Mobile, United States3 contributions3 helpful votes
Not the resort for peaceful and relaxing. On Friday they had “Private events.” Paying room guests were not able to use the adult pool or hot tub (because they were closed for the events.) Access to beach was also blocked.Dining was over run with event guests. Saturday they closed the Rooftop bar because of another private event. When we complained it was suggested we go off site. The DJ at the Friday night event played extremely loud hip hop and went late. We dined our last night at Primrose but a very large and loud table ruined everyone’s evening.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Asked for a quiet room, they did not deliver
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Response from D Mars, General Manager at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing feedback on your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that your experience at The Henderson did not meet your expectations. Your comments regarding the areas we can improve in as it pertains to group events will be shared with our leadership team. We hope that you will visit us again in the future and allow for us to make up for the shortfalls you experienced on this trip. Warm regards, David Mars General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$257 - US$556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandleDestin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Henderson - A Salamander Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Sands Beach (0.4 km), Destin Commons (1.0 km), and AMC Destin Commons 14 (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sarah K's Gourmet, Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, and Pazzo Italiano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Henderson - A Salamander Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Henderson - A Salamander Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does The Henderson - A Salamander Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.