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    ForFriends Inn

    1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
    (805) 693-0303
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    Reviewed 31 March 2016

    Comfortable, relaxing, elegant but not stuffy... there's a reason why I have visited this inn at least once a year for the last three years. It never disappoints. I add variety by asking for different rooms, because each one has something unique about it (this...More

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    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 2 April 2016

    Thanks a million for this awesome 5-star review! Here's a secret, OUR blood pressure is always down at least 10 points since we've become innkeepers. The reason is as you've stated in your review: connecting with others is so comfortable and relaxing. We have such...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2016

    Me and my 2 girlfriends decided to take a short trip up to the area to eat good foods, do a little shopping, and of course, imbibe in some delicious wines. This inn was the perfect base to do it from and really set the...More

    Thank rnjacks
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 26 March 2016

    Yea! Thanks for the five-star review. We're SO glad you three enjoyed yourselves so much — your big smiles while your were here kinda gave it away. ;^P We, too, wish you had enjoyed happy hour. Mostly because you three we so darn fun! Oh...More

    Reviewed 25 February 2016

    We, along with another couple have been visiting Santa Ynez for the past 6 years. Last year we stayed at the Santa Ynez Inn....as we do every year. Always loved it. While we were walking we came upon ForFriends Inn. They were about to begin...More

    Thank Dan M
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 25 February 2016

    Hi Dan, Wow! Wow! WOW! We are truly humbled and appreciative of your fantastic 5-star review. We SO loved having you folks here. You are absolutely a person of your word. Indeed we fondly recall you stopping by last year when you stayed nearby. We're...More

    Reviewed 4 February 2016

    We stayed two week nights in the Sunstone Tower. Excellent room comfort and unusual two-floor layout which was very much appreciated. Both Debbie and Jim (and their dog Smitty) welcomed us with a Happy Hour glass of wine, warm conversation and advice on what to...More

    Thank mrmerlot14
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 12 February 2016

    Thanks for your super 5-star review. . . and your excellent recommendation to stay at least two nights. We couldn't agree more! And walking to dinner at the end of a long day is SUCH a benefit. Even better when you can stroll back to...More

    Reviewed 4 February 2016

    Stayed here for the first time and we were completely pleased with the room, comfort and service. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, one of a few rooms that are in cottages separate from the main building (there are also a couple of rooms in...More

    Thank Tom G
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 12 February 2016

    Thanks so very much for writing this great 5-star review. We're glad you could enjoy the Sunstone Tower (our premier room). It's so unique, spacious and private. We hope you enjoyed its second floor and all the comfortable, fun options up there. And how about...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$246 - US$411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Lorimelo2014
    19 June 2017|
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    Response from ForFriendsInn | Property representative |
    Good morning. Yes, we do have extra beds available. An extra bed can be placed only in certain rooms, however, due to size. Rooms that will accommodate a roll-away are Demetria and Artiste. On the other hand, guests that... More
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    3 May 2017|
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    Good morning. Yes, we do accept service dogs. Please know, however, that our inn can be quite crowded, especially on weekends. Our hope is that it would not make for an uncomfortable environment for the dog. We hope to... More
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    R_Sterrett
    13 January 2017|
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    Hello. We love pets, but unfortunately, we do not allow them at the inn. Best, Dave, Owner, ForFriends Inn
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