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1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
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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 eight-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, and our Friendship Pass with over $300 in complementary wine tasting and local restaurant discounts.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sharon C wrote a review Mar 2021
Simi Valley, California10 contributions
Our family held a 70th birthday party at the Inn and rented all rooms. Dave and his amazing team helped us plan the event and provided detailed support throughout our stay. We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast each morning and happy hour each afternoon. Our weekend included a private wine tasting, yoga in the wine garden, and a farm to table birthday dinner party! The rooms are all comfortable and spacious and the covered porch a charming gathering spot. We all have a forever memory made possible by Dave and his team. What a magical place.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 6 days ago
It's a TAKE OVER! Sharon & Larry, what an amazing weekend. I'm writing this a few weeks after your stay and am still smiling as I think of you and your family celebrating a birthday and a family reunion. This is what having an inn is all about - family, fun, connection, and memories. Thank you for including us in your special weekend. We enjoyed collaborating with you. Well done! Best, Dave & Katie
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rjbouch wrote a review Jul 2020
Fair Oaks, California331 contributions87 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
When our son and his family moved to Santa Ynez last year, we couldn’t wait to meet our newest grandson and see their new place. We wanted to find lodging nearby so it would be convenient. ForFriends Inn is walking distance, so we figured we’d give it a try. A little over a year later, it’s become our home away from home. I think we’ve stayed there five times now. The proprietors, Katie and Dave, along with Sandra and Alicia, do a fantastic job. They are gracious and thoughtful. It’s always clean, Sandra makes delicious breakfasts and it’s a relaxing environment. It’s also right in town so you can walk to all the local places. I’m going to gush a little more about this charming inn: The hosts are knowledgeable about the area and local wine scene; they will happily help you figure out the best activities to check out when you're in the area. We love ForFriends and my wife is standing over my shoulder trying to get me to type more superlatives... but I have chores to do. One more thing: We were nervous about traveling there recently due to COVID but Dave, Katie and team are following protocols to the letter. We felt totally safe and comfortable. I recommend ForFriends Inn without hesitation. Oh yeah, and my wife does too… and wants to go there right now.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Robert & Heidi, We love having you to the inn so often. Seeing your kids around town when you're not here makes everyone feel like family! Thank you for your wonderful review. It means to a lot to everyone here. We are looking forward to having you back soon. Best, Dave, Katie, Sandra, Alicia, & Angie
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Carrie D wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
A relaxing night away is just what we needed. Our room was beautiful but comfortable too with an outdoor patio. Breakfast was spectacular and not too heavy. Lot's of attention to detail! The location perfect for wine tasting. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Carrie, It was great having you and Pat at the inn. Thanks for including us in your getaway. And thanks also for your kind review. See you soon. Best, Dave
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mrg128 wrote a review Nov 2020
Oak Park, California306 contributions62 helpful votes
What a great two night stay- everything was truly perfect. I can't say enough good things about the service and hospitality offered by Dan and the rest of the staff- I felt like I was a valued guest from start to finish.The rooms are clean, beds and furniture excellent, well maintained and bathrooms stocked. The breakfast each morning is delicious, and the wine tasting afternoon is a nice touch as well. Bonus points for the Tesla chargers on property.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Terry A wrote a review Nov 2020
Hermosa Beach, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed 2 nights in the Demetria Suite. Beautiful large room with great porch complete with rocking chairs, super comfy bed and warm fireplace. The Inn serves a delicious breakfast and pours premium local wines each afternoon. Safe, healthy, and immaculately clean. Owner, hosts, and staff are gracious and helpful. Santa Ynez location is wonderful too.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Terry, It was wonderful having you and Helen at the inn. Thank you for staying with us and also for the great review and kind words. They mean a lot to us. We hope that you'll be back when your travels next bring you to wine country. Best, Dave & Katie
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$259 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Ynez
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Frequently Asked Questions about ForFriends Inn
Which popular attractions are close to ForFriends Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House (0.1 miles), Central California Wines (0.05 miles), and Valerie’s Vintage (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ForFriends Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at ForFriends Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at ForFriends Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ForFriends Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ForFriends Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, S.Y. Kitchen, and Trattoria Grappolo.
Is ForFriends Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Santa Ynez.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ForFriends Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is ForFriends Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.