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ForFriends Inn

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1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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jillymag@ca.rr.com
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Westlake Village, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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... More 

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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... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 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,... More 

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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... More 

West Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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... More 

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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... More 

Malelane, South Africa
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent the night at For Friends Inn while wine tasting in and around Santa Ynez. Our timing was perfect as we arrived during happy hour and had opportunity to meet Jim & Debbie as well as some of the other guests. We were really well looked after by Jim & Debbie, found some great resturants nearby and our room... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Justin, Thanks for this wonderful 5-star review. We so enjoyed meeting you both during your stay. It was great hearing about South Africa and all the natural wonders it has to offer. It sure sounded like you may have convinced a few other guests to visit there. We're so happy that you enjoyed our recommendations and our Happy Hour.... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We've been to Santa Ynez many times. Decided to spend the weekend at ForFriends Inn for my wife's 50th b-day with three other couples. Everything was perfect. Walked to local restaurants/bar. The inn is well maintained and Jim and Debbie are awesome. The "friendship pass" is a great idea, we visited several really good wineries for complimentary tastings. We will... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for this great five-star review. What a fun weekend it was celebrating a 50th birthday with so many family and friends — all NEW friends for us. There's nothing like being in wine country to help make such a momentous occasion super special and fun! We're glad you took such good advantage of our Friendship Pass — lots of... More 

los angeles, ca
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Really can't say enough great things about this place and Jim and Debbie. Like everyone else writes below, they really care about the place and everyone's well being. Had an incredible time there. Breakfast was delicious and anything you need to know about the area, Jim and Debbie can tell you.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful 5-star review. We should give you two five stars. Your visit was VERY special. A first for us! Congratulations and best of luck in everything ahead of you in life. . . and PLEASE remember your friends here at ForFriends Inn. We'd love to help you celebrate many more special occasions. See you soon!... More 

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