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4.9 out of 5

"Beautiful resort with fabulous staff! The free shuttle was an added bonus! " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 25 May 2018

Hotel Description

5-star beach resort near Henderson Beach State Park

Close to airport

Your stay at this Crystal Beach resort places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Destin Commons and Henderson Beach State Park. 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 luxury resort. Spend a day at the beach surfing, or relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the lazy river, children's club, and children's pool.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 170 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. LCD TVs come with digital channels, and other amenities include pillowtop beds and 24-hour room service.

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$192* Per night/room Nov 17 - Nov 18

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 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 (8) Couples (3)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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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5 out of 5
Loved everything about this resort, perfect location, easy to access beach, and every amenity we could have asked for. Our entire 4 night stay was an absolutely wonderful experience!

Posted by on May 10, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great service and nice hotel!

It was a last minute vacation for my husband and me but it turned out great with the awesome location, great services and hotel itself is so beautiful!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 27, 2017 by Jim Busch

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Expedia and notice of your great service received. It is a true pleasure to get reviews from our guests that share positive notes, and we are always open to your candid feedback too to assist in our improvements to better serve you in the next visit. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back. Thank you for being our guest.

About the The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

Location 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541

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. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. 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 and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. 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 by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Free area shuttle
  • 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: Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach) (5.7 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 mi; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort offers 170 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. This Destin resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a lazy river and a fitness center.

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

  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby

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 sauna 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 wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

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)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 135.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 55 lbs

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 are 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. 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. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • 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 $12 and USD $28 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD $80 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 15.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 135.00 per pet, per stay

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.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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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.