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Aventura, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Sometimes when vacation trip itineraries unexpectedly change, good things can happen! My wife and I were recently on a trip from L.A. up the coast to San Francisco and our mid-week itinerary had to be changed because of all the fires. When we found out about the change, we were with friends who said "OK - then let's go to... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Johnnie (Mac), Thanks for this great five-star review. We will reciprocate and give YOU a 10-star review for your fantastic box drum playing during happy hour. You're a natural. And just as you';ve implied it seemed everyone knew the words to all the songs, you, mysteriously, seemed to know how to drum to each song. . . no matter... More 

Riverside, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We're blessed to get up to ForFriends Inn about twice a year. It's always wonderful returning to wine country, but it's equally as nice to spend time with Jim, Debbie, & Smitty! ForFriends Inn is perfect for a relaxing, laid back getaway. There's not one thing they can improve on. From Debbie's breakfast, to appetizers at happy hour, to hanging... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thanks for the super nice five-star review. We sure hope that, while you were typing it, you figured out when you'll be back. Let's face it, you REALLY come for Smitty. Well truth be told, he's been pining to see you again since you left. You two have a special history that means SO much to him and... More 

Brea, CA
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a wonderful,lovely B&B! The innkeepers Debbie and Jim and their dog Smitty make you definitely feel like you have been their friends for a long time. Wonderful happy hour with wine, snacks and music..Jim plays the guitar and sings. Along with a lovely breakfast and a pass to local wineries where some you don't have to pay, what more... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

A million thanks for our super great 5-star review. We had such a great time helping you celebrate your birthday! Thanks for bringing so many smiles to our little inn. We hope you made a few new friends, as we know we have after meeting you two. Btw, Smitty says hello... ;^p See you soon! Jim, Debbie. . . and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

After a three hour car ride on Friday, my wife and I arrived to a warm greeting during happy hour. Our hosts introduced themselves and the rest of the couples who were enjoying snacks, wine and of course, Jim’s great music. After putting our bags in our lovely room (Sunstone Tower), we joined happy hour again before heading out to... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your fabulous 5-star review! We're so happy that we helped make your getaway so special. Speaking of, isn't it great to pull up to our Happy Hour after a long drive through LA traffic and be greeted by smiling faces, wonderful wine and Debbie's homemade appetizers? We're glad you got to experience that and all the... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at Forfriends B&B. Little did we know how fast paced our life had been, until we stayed here. As soon as we walked in we were welcomed to a glass of wine, soft comfortable chairs, friendly guests, owners, and their dog (Smitty?) Our room decor was elegant, with a king size bed and large... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dale, One thing we're most proud of is all of the anniversaries we've been honored to play a small part in. Forty-one years of marriage is a wonderful achievement. Folks like you two are an inspiration to us trying to catch up (Debbie and I will be married 30 years this October). Isn't it great that you don't have... More 

Placentia, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stay in B&Bs often and this inn is by far, the best yet. We couldn't have asked for better hosts who gave great advice on wineries and restaurants to visit. Meeting people at the Friday and Saturday wine tasting/sing alongs was so much fun. Thank you so much for making our weekend so memorable. We can't wait to bring... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, Dena! Boy, you've written our favorite words "we can't wait to bring friends back." We can't wait to MEET your new friends. As you recall, friends meeting and having fun is what we're all about; the more the merrier! Thank YOU two for making OUR weekend memorable. See you soon! Jim, Debbie. . . and Smitty More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had the most wonderful weekend at this quaint Inn. Hoping to plan our next visit soon. A very special place, surrounded by pretty amazing people!!! Highly recommend staying at For Friends Inn to anyone wanting a relaxing, yet fun weekend away.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Danielle, Thanks a million for your kind words and your 5-star review! We couldn't agree more about being surrounded by "amazing people." Every day we meet and socialize with some of the most interesting and kind folks in the world (as you know, they come from EVERYWHERE). It's the best part of being an innkeeper. See you soon! Jim,... More 

Cupertino, California
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85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This B&B, located in the Santa Ynez wine country, has everything that an outstanding B&B should have. The rooms are spacious, impeccably clean and nicely furnished. The hosts are friendly and accommodating; the "house dog" is mellow and non-allergenic, the breakfasts are unique, plentiful and delicious; and, when the inn keeper is so inclined, he will entertain the guests with... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you SO much for your wonderful 5-star review! We are honored to be at the top of your 30-year list of B&B experiences. Your kind words really touch our hearts. We so enjoyed being a part of your family visit and wish all the best to everyone — especially the graduate! Such a wonderful life awaits him.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely bed and breakfast! Beautiful bedroom with fireplace and large updated bathroom..We met couples who have stayed here multiple times while enjoying afternoon wine together compliments of the inn. I would definitely stay here again!

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thanks SO much for your 5-star review. We enjoyed being a part of your California adventure (wish you could have stayed longer), and hope you had fun during the rest of your journey. We love it when folks meet and mingle during our afternoon get togethers. It's so fun to hear about everyone's stories while enjoying Debbie's delicious... More 

Harrison, Arkansas
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152 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

FourFriends Inn is a gem--a wonderful place to stay. Jim and Debbie are terrific hosts, and the evening socials featuring Jim singing and playing the guitar (join in; you're certainly welcome), Debbie's hors d'oeuvres and wine from area vineyards, are not to be missed! Breakfast is great, too (we love Debbie's rosemary popovers and wine jelly). "Smitty," their 11-year-old golden... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for this super five-star review. It's always great to hear that folks enjoyed so many parts of the ForFriends Inn experience. . . including Smitty. We have to agree that being able to simply walking to some of the best restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley is one of the best features. After wine tasting all day and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in downtown Santa Ynez, CA, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country: Minutes from Solvang, Los Olivos and all the wonderful wineries. ForFriends Inn is a luxurious seven-room B&B where you arrive as guests and leave as friends. Your stay includes:• Daily three-course breakfast• Daily Happy Hour with wine, hors d'oeurves and socializing ... more   less 

Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range: $433 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ForFriends Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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