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Reviewed 2 December 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for the weekend and had a fabulous time! The rooms are new, fresh, and clean. Everything in the rooms has been well thought out, attemtion to detain, and extremely comfortable! Jim and Debbie, the owners host a wonderful happy hour every evening, with wine and cheese that is a must along with Jim singing....

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for this wonderful 5-star review. We had such fun time during your stay. We're so happy you found everything so comfy here at the inn. It's fun for us to create a welcoming environment and experience in which to make new friends such as you two. The time you were here was exceptionally special, with everyone...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 December 2014

If I could give this place six stars they would be very deserving. Jim and Debbie are truly the best hosts anyone could ever want at a B & B. The place is well taken care of, the rooms are extremely comfortable, the daily happy hour should not be missed. The breakfast was fantastic and the location of the Inn...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

"Great" Review! ;^p Thanks a million for this fantastic 5-star review! (well, really six-star) What a great group we had last weekend, and you folks were REALLY part of leading the good times — great Jenga players too. Speaking of Jenga, we hear you're adding competitive Jenga to your NYE party. What a great idea — one that we may...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We stayed for a weekend in November and were really impressed! Sometimes we equate a b&b with friendly service but not so great rooms. Not so here. Our room was large and we'll appointed, with a very modern bathroom and a king size bed. The other guests were very nice and we enjoyed the evening wine and cheese happy hour...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for this 5-star review. It was great having you both here this past weekend. We sure had a fun crowd! We're SO happy (and proud) to be able to hit a home run for you on both experience AND amenities/comfort. We try so hard to make everyone's stay happy and comfy and are glad to see you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 November 2014

It's all about the experience at ForFriends Inn. Jim and Debbie are fantastic hosts and their attention to detail is unmatched. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay and will definitely return. The location is superb as a base for enjoying the local wineries and it's such a benefit to be able to walk to awesome dinner venues and leave...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thanks SO much for your wonderful 5-star review. We had such a wonderful time while you two were visiting our little inn during your West Coast trip. We love it when folks from colder climates get to experience the gorgeous beauty and weather of the Santa Ynez Valley. It was stellar while you here. Thanks for the kind...

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We absolutely loved staying at this beautiful and cozy Inn! Debbie and Jim and Smitty were the perfect hosts!! We truly felt like we were staying with friends!! Debbie's breakfast and appetizers were delicious!! The Social Hour was so much fun and we enjoyed interacting every night, we looked forward to it!! The Inn is in a perfect location and...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, I type this knowing that in a few minutes you'll be checking in again, on your way back home from your trip that began last week with a stay in our little B&B! How cool is that? You stay here, head out on your vacation, write a wonderful 5-start review of your stay here, and then stop back...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We just returned from spending two nights at ForFriends Inn and I couldn't wait to write a review. If I could give this b&b more than five stars, I would. It is charming. The rooms are beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We slept so well that we wanted to take the mattress home with us. We felt at home from...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wowee! Thanks so much for this glowing 5-star review (we wish you give it more stars, too). We were nearly in tears reading your kind words. . . it's really humbling to have folks express their feelings like you have. We recall SO fondly having you and your parents here. It was not only fun, it was an honor to...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 7 October 2014

My wife and I stayed here in early August for a wedding in Santa Ynez and had a fantastic time. You won't find better hosts than Jim and Debbie. Great food, wine and music. Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay by one night to get back to the airport, but Jim worked to find a replacement on his waiting...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Charles, Thanks so much for this 5-star review. We sure enjoyed having you two here last month (sorry so late with this response). It's always special to show off this beautiful valley to folks from out of state. Thanks for your kind words about your stay here, that was a fun weekend! We recall fondly your smiling faces each...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely inn in the quaint town of Santa Ynez. Jim & Debbie were exceptional hosts. From the personalized welcome message the day before we arrived to the handwritten note they sent us off with at departure, they were so helpful and friendly and they went out of there way to make us feel...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your wonderful 5-star review. We had such a great time with you folks. Traveling all the way from Canada, we're very happy that you enjoyed the inn and our lovely Valley so much. Some of the favorites places you mentioned are very special to us too. We're so happy you could take advantage of the savings...

Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Our room, The Refugio was very bright, comfortable and roomy. I opened up all of the windows and enjoyed a wonderful cross breeze on a warm day. We loved the wine, live acoustic guitar, and appetizers on the patio. Debbie and Jim are warm and friendly.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Thanks SO much for your four-star review. We agree, the Refugio Ranch room's cross breezes are super comfy. We're glad you liked your experience here and felt welcome — that's makes us feel like we're doing what we love. Please visit again to enjoy the wine, music and delicious food. See you soon. Jim, Debbie, Katie, Dave. ....

Reviewed 1 September 2014

Large well-furnished and comfortable room. Reasonably priced. Good location for walking to SY restaurants is a big plus. Excellent touches including late afternoon wine and appetizers, cookies after dinner and a delicious breakfast. Higher recommend. Small nitpick: no shampoo in our room not noticed until too late.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your five-star review. We enjoyed having you both for those two nights. Thanks for joining in the Happy Hour fun your first day. We're especially glad you enjoyed the ease of walking to so many wonderful restaurants. It's the perfect capper to a wonderful day in the Valley. . . well, that and Debbie's homemade cookies...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
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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 eight-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, and our Friendship Pass with over $300 in complementary wine tasting and local restaurant discounts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range: $386 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ForFriends Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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