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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I selfishly didn't want to post a review because I would rather keep it our secret, but I can't. Our fifth stay at ForFriends Inn and it just keeps getting better! All the rooms are wonderful and the Inn Keepers Jim and Debbie are the perfect hosts. From Debbie's breakfast and Jim's knowledge of the valley and super fun happy... More 

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The Sea Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We chose this inn based on all the wonderful reviews, and they are so true: Jim, Debbie, and Smitty are the best! This was our first time at the inn, and to the Santa Ynez area, and I'm sure it will now become a yearly destination for us. We stayed in the Consilience room and appreciated the large room/spacious closet/fantastic... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most enjoyable places to visit for us. This was our 3rd time visiting Jim and Debbie at the Inn. They are incredible hosts, with a little help from their dog, Smitty. The rooms are incredibly spacious and very clean. The happy hours are not to be missed, with Jim playing guitar. The breakfast is top... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when vacation trip itineraries unexpectedly change, good things can happen! My wife and I were recently on a trip from L.A. up the coast to San Francisco and our mid-week itinerary had to be changed because of all the fires. When we found out about the change, we were with friends who said "OK - then let's go to... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're blessed to get up to ForFriends Inn about twice a year. It's always wonderful returning to wine country, but it's equally as nice to spend time with Jim, Debbie, & Smitty! ForFriends Inn is perfect for a relaxing, laid back getaway. There's not one thing they can improve on. From Debbie's breakfast, to appetizers at happy hour, to hanging... More 

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Brea, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

What a wonderful,lovely B&B! The innkeepers Debbie and Jim and their dog Smitty make you definitely feel like you have been their friends for a long time. Wonderful happy hour with wine, snacks and music..Jim plays the guitar and sings. Along with a lovely breakfast and a pass to local wineries where some you don't have to pay, what more... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

A million thanks for our super great 5-star review. We had such a great time helping you celebrate your birthday! Thanks for bringing so many smiles to our little inn. We hope you made a few new friends, as we know we have after meeting you two. Btw, Smitty says hello... ;^p See you soon! Jim, Debbie. . . and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

After a three hour car ride on Friday, my wife and I arrived to a warm greeting during happy hour. Our hosts introduced themselves and the rest of the couples who were enjoying snacks, wine and of course, Jim’s great music. After putting our bags in our lovely room (Sunstone Tower), we joined happy hour again before heading out to... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your fabulous 5-star review! We're so happy that we helped make your getaway so special. Speaking of, isn't it great to pull up to our Happy Hour after a long drive through LA traffic and be greeted by smiling faces, wonderful wine and Debbie's homemade appetizers? We're glad you got to experience that and all the... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary at Forfriends B&B. Little did we know how fast paced our life had been, until we stayed here. As soon as we walked in we were welcomed to a glass of wine, soft comfortable chairs, friendly guests, owners, and their dog (Smitty?) Our room decor was elegant, with a king size bed and large... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dale, One thing we're most proud of is all of the anniversaries we've been honored to play a small part in. Forty-one years of marriage is a wonderful achievement. Folks like you two are an inspiration to us trying to catch up (Debbie and I will be married 30 years this October). Isn't it great that you don't have... More 

Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stay in B&Bs often and this inn is by far, the best yet. We couldn't have asked for better hosts who gave great advice on wineries and restaurants to visit. Meeting people at the Friday and Saturday wine tasting/sing alongs was so much fun. Thank you so much for making our weekend so memorable. We can't wait to bring... More 

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Thank denamelland
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks, Dena! Boy, you've written our favorite words "we can't wait to bring friends back." We can't wait to MEET your new friends. As you recall, friends meeting and having fun is what we're all about; the more the merrier! Thank YOU two for making OUR weekend memorable. See you soon! Jim, Debbie. . . and Smitty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We had the most wonderful weekend at this quaint Inn. Hoping to plan our next visit soon. A very special place, surrounded by pretty amazing people!!! Highly recommend staying at For Friends Inn to anyone wanting a relaxing, yet fun weekend away.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Danielle, Thanks a million for your kind words and your 5-star review! We couldn't agree more about being surrounded by "amazing people." Every day we meet and socialize with some of the most interesting and kind folks in the world (as you know, they come from EVERYWHERE). It's the best part of being an innkeeper. See you soon! Jim,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 weekend live music ... more   less 

Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range: $302 - $416 (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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