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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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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend got us a room at The For Friends Inn as a birthday gift - neither of us had been to Santa Ynez before and we couldn't have left happier! When we walked in through the front door, Debbie and Jim's adorable dog Smitty greeted us and Debbie was baking cookies in the kitchen. Our room was beautiful, the... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review! (LOVE your TripAdvisor name) We also love that you mentioned the wonderful aroma of cookies baking when you entered the inn for the first time. . . Debbie is always cooking and baking something special and there's nothing like being greeted by those heavenly scents upon arrival. (maybe Debbie does that on purpose. . .)... More 

Centreville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn last year on our wedding night. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, which was absolutely beautiful. The room is spacious yet cozy, and has a large loft upstairs that we enjoyed spending the evening in playing games and drinking wine. We went back for another visit a couple of weeks ago.... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for your wonderful 5-star review! It was so great to have you back from Virginia to see us again. It was an honor to host you on your wedding night in 2013 and even more an honor to have you back in 2014! You sure have picked your rooms well, having stayed in Sunstone Tower... More 

Fallbrook, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our 10 year Anniversary and instantly fell in love with the Inn and the area. The For Friends Inn is a truly special place that stands apart from the rest. Jim and Debbie are wonderful! They pointed us to their favorite Vineyards, walking trails and scenic drives. The breakfast is incredible and Debbie... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kim, How great of you to write this 5-star review! We love what we do here, but it's even MORE fun when we get to help folks celebrate special occasions like anniversaries. And 10 years is a BIG one. We agree a few days in the Sunstone Tower is a perfect way to enjoy FFI. . . and a... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the ForFriends Inn. Debbie and Jim truly adhere to the motto, "Leave as Friends," given their friendliness, generosity and wonderful service. This is an experience that far exceeded my expectations, as I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, typically choosing resorts instead. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated, with great... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Rosana, Thanks so much for your 5-star review! Sorry so late with this response. . . it's been BUSY here, then we took a little holiday trip to see our family out-of-state. That was fun. We're so pleased that you were so happy and appreciative of all the amenities and comfort of our little inn. We're super proud of... More 

San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 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 November 26, 2014

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 

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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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