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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my husband and me, Santa Ynez (Central Coast) is one of our favorite places to visit; and ForFriends Inn is that magic ingredient that makes a favorite place a wonderful place. We've been coming to ForFriends for years and have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and just plain love and life. I can't imagine visiting this area without staying at ForFriends....

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San Clemente, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here a couple of nights for our first wine tasting in this region. We were in the Sunstone Tower and our friends were in Buttonwood. All of the rooms are unique, well-equipped, and beautifully decorated, but we especially like the upper room with kitchenette in the tower. Happy hour was the best part of the day at the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this inn!!! The owners are lovely and go out of their way to make your visit so warm and inviting. We stayed in the Consilience room with a cute gas fireplace and huge shower! The breakfast is delicious and the location is so close to great wineries and restaurants. We stay at a lot of major hotel chains...

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The owners of Forfriends Inn were some of the nicest people I have ever met.It was my wifes and mine first time to Santa Ynez and my first time ever wine tasting. Jim and Debbie really gave us great advise on which wineries to visit. They also gave us discount card to get 2 for 1 tastings and other freebies...

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California
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a really special B&B, unlike any we've stayed at before. Jim and Debbie are really outstanding hosts, who do everything possible to make guests feel at home. The happy hour is filled with wine, conversation and music (led by Jim, but with excellent assists from Debbie), the breakfasts are homemade and delicious, and, most of all, the congenial...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were in Santa Ynez to have a weekend getaway and enjoy some wine tasting. We had seen the review for the inn and decided to give it a try. The owners were warm and friendly and the breakfast was delicious . I have to admit we were a bit surprised by the motif in our room--if you like rustic...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, Thanks for your review of our little inn. And thanks for recommending folks look at the awesome photos of each room we have on TripAdvisor and our Web site. We do have two rooms with Western decor that pays homage to the many, many ranches here in the Santa Ynez Valley, including the VERY popular Buttonwood room you...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great little bed and breakfast. Has a nice wine and cheese afternoon snack. Breakfast was very delicious. Quiet and quaint rooms. Great location; walked to town for dinner. And secure parking! Close to wineries.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the ForFriends Inn. The location was perfect, the rooms immaculate and well furnished, the owners and staff were beyond gracious. The food was amazing, happy hour was a great time to gather and meet others. The hosts' knowledge and generosity in sharing their love for the area was much appreciated. The...

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Santa Ynez a number of times, but decided to try staying at ForFriends just to try someplace new. We spent three nights, and we enjoyed every minute. We felt immediately "at home" from the warm greeting received from Debbie to the wonderful late afternoon appetizers/wine to cookies in the evening to our lovely little cottage accommodations to...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This Inn is just in a great location. The town is so cool. The food was outstanding. The rooms were furnished nicely and literature was out for the area. I would definitely stay again. I highly recommend it.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $382 - $517 (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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“Most rooms have a little balcony and a fireplace (electric); all rooms are large, comfortable and beautifully decorated.”
 of 5 bubbles SuzQTravels, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each room is unique - be sure to look at the website photos to choose your room”
 of 5 bubbles SteveFromSC, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check out each room on the website to see which one you would like”
 of 5 bubbles StaceyAN, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Dementia has a wonderful porch.”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend spending the few extra bucks for an upgrade to Room #1 - really nice - very spacious and that has a Victorian feel to it.”
 of 5 bubbles johnniej25, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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