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Chicago suburbs, Illinois
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64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Comfortable, relaxing, elegant but not stuffy... there's a reason why I have visited this inn at least once a year for the last three years. It never disappoints. I add variety by asking for different rooms, because each one has something unique about it (this visit was the Consilience room, large room, private entrance, great closet, and even better bathroom... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for this awesome 5-star review! Here's a secret, OUR blood pressure is always down at least 10 points since we've become innkeepers. The reason is as you've stated in your review: connecting with others is so comfortable and relaxing. We have such good times with our wonderful visitors, and, as you know, we all become friends. Thanks... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Me and my 2 girlfriends decided to take a short trip up to the area to eat good foods, do a little shopping, and of course, imbibe in some delicious wines. This inn was the perfect base to do it from and really set the mood for the rest of our trip. We were immediately greeted by Smitty, a beautiful,... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Yea! Thanks for the five-star review. We're SO glad you three enjoyed yourselves so much — your big smiles while your were here kinda gave it away. ;^P We, too, wish you had enjoyed happy hour. Mostly because you three we so darn fun! Oh well, next time. Thanks for the kind words about Debbie's breakfasts. I agree, those rosemary... More 

Los Angeles
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We, along with another couple have been visiting Santa Ynez for the past 6 years. Last year we stayed at the Santa Ynez Inn....as we do every year. Always loved it. While we were walking we came upon ForFriends Inn. They were about to begin their daily happy hour in the back garden area. The owner, Jim, introduced himself and... More 

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Thank Dan M
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Wow! Wow! WOW! We are truly humbled and appreciative of your fantastic 5-star review. We SO loved having you folks here. You are absolutely a person of your word. Indeed we fondly recall you stopping by last year when you stayed nearby. We're SO glad that you enjoyed our super fun happy hour enough to come back (as... More 

Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed two week nights in the Sunstone Tower. Excellent room comfort and unusual two-floor layout which was very much appreciated. Both Debbie and Jim (and their dog Smitty) welcomed us with a Happy Hour glass of wine, warm conversation and advice on what to see & do locally. Santa Ynez is a great place from which to make day... More 

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Thank mrmerlot14
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your super 5-star review. . . and your excellent recommendation to stay at least two nights. We couldn't agree more! And walking to dinner at the end of a long day is SUCH a benefit. Even better when you can stroll back to the inn after dinner and see all the stars and the Milky Way shining in... More 

Woodland Park, Colorado
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80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Stayed here for the first time and we were completely pleased with the room, comfort and service. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, one of a few rooms that are in cottages separate from the main building (there are also a couple of rooms in the main building as well). Rooms are well equipped and very comfortable. Each evening offers... More 

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Thank Tom G
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for writing this great 5-star review. We're glad you could enjoy the Sunstone Tower (our premier room). It's so unique, spacious and private. We hope you enjoyed its second floor and all the comfortable, fun options up there. And how about that HUGE river rock fireplace in the master bedroom? Nothing like flicking a switch and... More 

Ventura, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at For Friends inn and from now on we will always return for our stay in Santa ynez. My husband and I loved this cozy B&B. Jim, Debbie and of course Smitty their lovable dog are awesome. Great breakfast each morning by Debbie and wonderful time with Jim, Debbie and other guests over breakfast conversations.... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brandi, Thanks do much for your wonderful 5-star review. We really enjoyed having you two here. We always love it when folks find us through friends. . . because we're ALL about friends here. Smitty agrees whole-heartedly with that sentiment. ;^p Thanks for mentioning the value of the Friendship Pass. All our guests love it. We've added a few... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Great little pace with just a few unique, individual rooms, almost cottage like, on the property. The owners are exceptionally nice and the evenings wine and cheese and music was an excellent way to start our first evening there. Breakfast was more than ample and overall we really liked the short stay we had. Great for couples wanting a convenient... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic 5-star review! We love that you expressed how ForFriends Inn is in town and walking distance to so many wonderful restaurants. It wonderful to be able to just leaving your car keys in the room and stroll through a quiet, small village to dine in such excellent establishments. And our Friendship Pass entitles... More 

Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Jim & Debbie were amazing hosts. Our room was beautifully rustic and Debbie's Rosemary Popovers were to die for! I even looked up the recipe and have been trying to make them at home but haven't come close. I'm looking forward to coming back and joining in the sing-a-long. This is a must visit if you are in Santa Inez... More 

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Thank kkoury930
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your wonderful 5-star review. And thanks SO much for writing about Debbie's legendary rosemary popovers. We have many, many guests who come back just to enjoy them. Truthfully, the more folks who come and enjoy her delicious popovers the fewer there are for me to eat. ;^p Next time we hope you can make it to... More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit, but surely not our last. We just love being taken care of while on vacation And we're certainly not disappointed with ForFriends. The music during happy hour and getting to know the other guests is so much fun. This is what a B & B experience is supposed to be.

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Thank Vin0Vin0
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so, so much for this wonderful 5-Star review. We love how you've suggested that "this is how a B&B experience is supposed to be." We think so too and LOVE being able to meet such kind and interesting folks as you two. It's a long way between North Carolina and here, and we sure are happy and proud you... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place continues as the ultimate B and B in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beautifully appointed rooms (my personal favorite is the Consilience room, but the others I've stayed in are well done as well.) this is probably my fourth or fifth stay and it just keeps getting better. The atmosphere that Jim and Deb provide is truly unparalleled..it's what... More 

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Thank Marcie E
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Marcie, Thanks SO much for your sweet 5-star review. What can we say about your visits that we've not told you in person? You are the reason we keep doing what we do. Thank YOU for making us smile and happy and warm inside. You've only just left and we are pining for your return in a few weeks.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $271 - $421 (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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