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ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bed and breakfast is as good as it gets! Jim and Debbie are the nicest, most hospitable hosts you could ask for! The breakfasts are amazing...Debbie spoiled us with egg dishes, homemade breads and granola, warm popovers, fresh fruit with yogurt, bacon, sausages...wow! We stayed for 3 nights in the Sunstone Tower...it was very private, comfortable, had a nice... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful 5-star review! We were SO glad you could take advantage of our 3-for-2 winter weeknight special. No kids. No work. . . just you two having a great time in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. You deserved it! Nothing like a few relaxing days in wine country to refresh you. Thanks for the kind words about... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buyer beware- if you make a reservation here and have to cancel, even if you're well outside 14 days- they will STILL charge you $35 dollars!! Depending on who you talk to, one claims it's a "charge from the credit card company". The other claims its a "processing fee" because they "held the room" and it's "standard with B&b's". I've... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Readers, If you've read any of our many reviews here on TripAdvisor, you've probably guessed there is nothing "strange" about ForFriends Inn. "Magical," yes, but nothing strange. It's an honor to us that we only have two poor reviews here on TripAdvisor — curious how both those are from people who never stayed at the the inn. It... More 

California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.... More 

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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... More 

Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

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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... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

San Diego, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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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... More 

playa del rey, ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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... More 

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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... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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... More 

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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... More 

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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... More 

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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... More 

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Address: 1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
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