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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 April 2015

For Friends in Santa Ynez is a super place to stay! the innkeepers, Jim & Debbie, could not be nicer and more welcoming. They have a Happy Hour each night at 5 PM, where Jim plays guitar and sings from an amazing repertoire of songs, while guests sing along or share news of their day. The B&B is adorable. We...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you so very much for this wonderful, glowing 5-star review. We are were glad that you could sneak away for a weekday getaway here in beautiful Santa Barbara Wine Country. Weekdays are great here — it's quiet and you get the best service and attention at all the shops, wineries and other establishments. And we offer such...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We loved our room, the inn and the grounds of For Friends, but Jim and Debbie (and let's not forget Smitty) and their staff were truly the shining jewels of our stay. Wonderful, friendly and professional, yet always making every guest feel as though we were at a family gathering, especially at the evening happy hour sing along. Our room...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful 5-star review! We're super happy that you wrote you felt like you were at a family gathering. That truly warms our hearts. We strive to make everyone feel that way and it's so nice to hear when we do. We also loved reading how the Friendship Pass helped you while visiting. You're correct,...

Hawi, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This place is great!!! The room was spotless, I thought I was at a Four Seasons resort! The staff was so in tune with meeting my every need...I could walk to wine tours and Restaurants that were only steps away...They even had a free wine tasting every evening and cookies as well ....Breakfast was just wonderful. The owners go way...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi David, A 5-star review that compares us to the Four Seasons. . . YES! You are the BEST for writing this! (and we're blushing with happiness and pride because you did) Your successful background in entrepreneurship and innovation makes it doubly cool to get such kudos. Thank you very, very much. We LOVE that you mentioned the short walk...

Reviewed 29 March 2015

We just spent 4 days at ForFriends Inn and we had a fabulous visit. The Inn itself is beautiful,spacious and well-appointed. But, the warm and friendly demeanor of Jim and Debbie really made our visit special. The good vibes begin with happy hour, wine,snacks and acoustic guitar played by Jim. Lots of fun meeting other guests and friends. Continues in...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thanks for your wonderful 5-star review. It was a pleasure having you two here all the way from the east coast. We had such a great time visiting with you both, and your son and his girlfriend who are locals. Their portable pizza business — Autostrada — is so cool. . . and those wood-fired thin crust pizzas...

Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

My husband & I just had the most amazing weekend at For Friends Inn! It was the best B & B we had ever been to. From the delicious food, quaintness of the Inn, to all the wonderful people we met, we will never forget this weekend. Thank-you Jim & Debbie for making this such a wonderful memory. See you...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful 5-star review! Sometimes we feel like WE have the best weekends ever. . . every day!. Last weekend was super special though. What a fun group we had! Everyone was SO happy to be here in the Santa Ynez Valley (who wouldn't be?). We're glad you got to have that fun time on the walk/run. It's...

ARLINGTON
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Long weekend in CA during east coast freeze. First time in the area (usually go to Napa). Wonderful trip. Inn was excellent. Good location, clean and well-appointed, Jim & Debbie were helpful and energetic. Breakfasts prepared us for the winetasting day, evening happy hours (and concerts) were perfect pre-dinner wind-down. Saved a bundle in comps and 2-for-1 tasting using Inn's...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thanks so very much for this wonderful 5-star review! As we stated while you were here: Meeting and becoming friends with folks like you two is exactly why we do way we do. We wish you were still here (we bet you do too since there's currently a snowstorm in your area. . . ugh!). We're glad you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

My husband researched the best places to stay in the area and narrowed it down to about 10 from Santa Barbara to Solvang and I called to get the scoop. Immediately felt the right vibe from Debbie when I called. House was lovely, happy hour and breakfast were nice. The Friendship pass was awesome for free or discounted tastings and...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Michele. Thanks for this super nice 5-star review. We SO enjoyed meeting you both during your winter getaway from c-c-c-cold Chicago to our little piece of paradise here in the Santa Ynez Valley. Having lived in Chicago for over 50 years, we sure can understand why you'd want to sneak away this time of year. And what a super...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Just some quick words about For Friends Inn….FABULOUS!! It was the perfect place to celebrate my 40th Birthday! My boyfriend and I spent two nights in the Sunstone Cottage. It was a great spacious stand alone cottage with a lovely patio perfect for kicking back and opening up a bottle of wine. Jim and Debbie have created something quite special...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful 5-star review! Thanks! We sure had fun helping you celebrate your 40th. . . as promised, that birthday is painless. ;^p No better place to getaway than our Sunstone Tower. We're SO happy that you enjoyed it so much. And thanks for mentioning "Jim's favorite." That breakfast made my Debbie is out of this world! Next time...

West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 February 2015

My wife and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn for two nights. What a wonderfully friendly experience at a well appointed B&B. Jim and Debbie have created a low key and warm inn that provides easy access to more Wineries than you could possible visit in your lifetime. But, the best part is trying! Breakfasts are top quality, the rooms...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks So much for your 5-star review. (BTW, LOVE your TripAdvisor name) One of things folks are love about staying here is that we're near so many wonderful, highly-rated restaurants. After a day of wine tasting (and who doesn't want to try them all?), then a fun happy hour at the inn, it's super convenient and easy to be able...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Just wanted to say a quick few words about this lovely place. My wife and I stayed there in early 2014 and I'm finally writing this now... Yikes! Where did the time go? Anyway, it's a great place. Super cozy and quaint. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and have upgraded bathrooms. My wife and I sat on the porch a...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, how cool that after nearly a year, you've taken the time to write this wonderful 5-star review. We cherish our past guests' referrals and are super appreciative that you talk us up to your friends. Any friends of yours will be welcomed with open arms and treated like friends here. How nice that you got to chill out on...

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  • 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: RM1,304 - RM1,728 (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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