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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Ranked #1 of 1 Chula Vista B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights in mid March. Our hosts Sol and Pie were wonderful, and we had several nice conversations with them. The hotel was always clean and tidy, and room supplies were always readily available. Our room, facing the courtyard at the end away from the street, was quiet enough to leave our window open all night.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Charming old hotel beautifully updated and furnished. Delicious breakfast in the morning featuring fresh fruit from the owners own garden. All this plus friendly attentive hosts made our stay a memorable experience. Will definitely be back on our next trip to San Diego.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed a night in this Historic charming building that provided us with a comfortable bed, friendly hosts, satisfying breakfast, and view of the expansive courtyard. I encountered a problem with the room but it was immediately taken care of and I was happy. The building was built in the 30's so some parts were showing age but it was not... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked at El Primero last minute, due to our furniture not arriving yet to our new apartment. Despite it being about 11 pm when we arrived, Katie met us at the door and warmly welcomed us in. The room was clean and quiet, and the breakfast spread (including homemade banana bread) hit the spot. Katie made us feel right... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I had such a good experience at El Primero! The owners are personable and welcoming. The breakfast was so much nicer than regular breakfast you get at a predictable hotel. Fresh fruit, and good selection of food. The beds were Very comfortable, and had a luxurious feel with soft Clean cotton bedding on a down comforter. I was there four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Best Boutique in town...very cosy bed and clean bedroom. The breakfast was homemade ..so delicious ! The hosts were the sweetest.. and make you feel like family . A MUST stop .. can't wait to be back !!

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Every year my wife, my son, my mother-in- law and I travel to San Diego for Christmas with my mother. My mother-in- law stays at El Primero, since there is no room at my mom's for her. She loves it at the hotel. The owners are very nice and accommodating to her. She loves the historical nature of the hotel... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a fabulous place to stay. We nearly didn't stay here because of the location but called Pie who assured us that the public transport was reliable and cheap and literally at the door. How true (but grab a timetable ASAP). Pie and Sol are the best hosts you could wish for. A lovely family atmosphere and outstanding hospitality. What... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have stayed at the big hotels in San Diego, but this B & B was an excellent experience. The owner personally great us, we had a nice cozy room, clean, quiet, romantic and breakfast was European style, everything fresh, clean, none fat, small portions and friendly company. I found my new B&B in San Diego.

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is absolutely the friendliest place I have ever stayed. The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The breakfast in the courtyard was excellent and the hospitality is second to none. I stayed here due to the central location for visiting my family. In the past I would stay at a chain hotel...but never again...this... More 

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