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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Highly highly and highly recommend. Well kept, thoughtful, homey and lovely place to stay. The owner, Jim and Debbie are so engaging and charming. The have a great happy hour daily where Jim, a talented musician, plays guitar and sings pretty much any song (very well) you throw out to him. Food is homemade and excellent. Accommodations are super comfortable,...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your sweet five-star review. "Home-style atmosphere mixed with professionalism, nurturing and care." Boy, you have NAILED it right there. Our motto of "Arrive as Guests, Leave as Friends" means we are devoted to delivering ton of what you've stated. And that just gets easier to do as we make more and more friends like you two. We are...

Reviewed 25 July 2015

I had an outstanding stay here. This was one of the best nights of sleep I've gotten and overall such a welcoming, warm place. The dog was so cute and such a great welcoming way to go into a bed and breakfast. Whooo, I can't say enough about the food too. The food was good, Jim was da bomb at...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jake, Thanks a million for this five-star review. Tell the truth, you REALLY loved it here because Smitty loved YOU so much. . . He's a superstar. On the other hand, Debbie is too. . . those breakfasts of hers are to die for. Please know that you'll always have a place here in paradise. See you soon! Jim,...

West Orange, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We visitied family in Santa Ynez and found this delightful b & b located a few minutes from their home. We got a warm welcome and enjoyed a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect and I am happy to highly recommend this for your visit to a most beautiful part of California.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful 5-star review! We LOVE it when folks visit the Santa Ynez Valley (and ForFriends Inn) from far away and have such great experience. It made our hearts warm to see you enjoying this paradise like we do. It wan't that long ago that we were like you, visitors from far away. It didn't take long after...

jillymag@ca.rr.com
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said about this perfectly quaint bed and breakfast? From the time you arise until you call it a day- Mike and Debbie will make sure everything is perfect. From the delicious breakfast ( best ever) to suggestions for day trips to a rip roaring jam session with Jim on guitar and wine...

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Hi Jill, Thanks for your super 5-star review! "Take the leap and just go. . ." We LOVE this suggestion. It was great having you both here for three nights this Summer. Nothing like a little couple's getaway in the Santa Ynez Valley (and ForFriends Inn) to bring HUGE smiles and good times — not to mention all the nice...

Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 23 June 2015

For Friends Inn has been the destination of choice for my wife and I for the past few years when visiting the SYV. Sometimes its just the two of us...sometimes with friends or family, but the experience is always the same - fantastic! I've lost count of the exact number of visits, but Jim and Debbie (and Smitty) now feel...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for this heartfelt review. . . Ok, let's throw all the cards on the table, you and Linda flat out own the title for most stays here at ForFriends Inn. It fills our hearts with infinite joy to know that, simply by owning and operating this little inn, our lives have been graced with making...

Reviewed 15 June 2015

Myself and a friend stayed this weekend at For Friends Inn. The highlight for us was the daily breakfast and happy hour. We enjoyed live music thanks to Jim and met new friends. The room was very comfortable. Debbie and Jim know the area very well and recommended great restaurants and wineries. We will visit again in the future. I...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for this 5-star review. Sorry we're late responding. . . kinda busy this summer (a VERY good thing). It's great to hear that you met and made new friends here. We LOVE that about being innkeepers. It's one of the reasons we do what we do! Also happy you that recommend us for business retreats....

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We had a lovely middle of the week getaway from the hustle and bustle of Southern Cal a few weeks back. Debbie and Jim made our stay comfortable as can be. When we returned back from dinner each night, we felt like we were sneaking into our home as kids, only to find warm cookies waiting for us, along with...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jodi, Sorry so late to reply with a great big THANK YOU for your wonderful 5-star review (very busy summer here at FFI). We're so happy that you both enjoyed your stay. . . Smitty is too! ;^P We love it when folks try their hand at the jigsaw puzzles in the front room. . . Admittedly, I'm not...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We are from Chicago, and had never been to Santa Barbara let alone Santa Ynez. This little slice of heaven just north of Santa Barbara is a beautiful part of our country. For more info please feel free to visit www.wineawaywhine.com. We searched tripadvisor for a place to stay as we often do when going someplace new. Based on reviews...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU. Debbie and I just finished reading your review and we both have tears in our eyes. It is an incredibly touching 5-star review. We do what we do for one reason only: To connect with folks exactly for the reasons that you have described. We love what we do, so it's not...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 May 2015

For a superior experience, you can't beat the hospitality of Debbie, Jim & Smitty (their adorable dog). My guy and I joined 4 couples for a wonderful stay at a beautiful, well-appointed, cozy B&B in Santa Ynez. Each room has a theme, and we stayed in Demetria. It had a comfortable bed, a fireplace, a bath with a jacuzzi tub,...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for this outstanding 5-star review! We SO love when friends come up as a group. It makes the inn just hum with excitement and friendship. Your group was so much fun. Thanks for mentioning the sing-alongs. That's one of the most enjoyable times when friends travel together — seems like we sing songs from nearly every...

West Hills, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We stayed on Sunday night on our visit to the Wineries in the area. The rooms all have themes and the Inn is one of those old comfortable buildings. We were made to feel very welcome by Jim and Debbie the Inn Keepers. All the rooms are I believe named after wineries in the area. Ours was very comfortable with...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Nigel, Thanks so much for this wonderful 5-star review. We enjoyed having you here — the breakfast conversion was stimulating and very informative. We're glad that you chose our little inn during you trip. Isn't it wonderful to just sit our on that balcony with the one you love, sipping wine and overlooking the cute little town and mountain...

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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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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: $381 - $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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