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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were in town because I was training at the OTC. We stayed here for a night before our flight at the end of my training. The landlords were the friendliest and loving people. The rooms are all themed based upon historic places and events in San Diego and Chula Vista. They were quite cute and very clean. We slept... More 

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Niskayuna, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our family stayed at the El Primero to have a small family reunion with my husband's brother and his son. The El Primero was a great place with it's well-appointed rooms, nice lobby and wonderful courtyard. It's also great that there is a 7-11 just across the street! The owners, Pii and Sol, are lovely people and always available to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was in Chula Vista to pick up a child who attended a camp at the Olympic Training facility. While the B&B is about a 20 minute drive from the olympic facility, a friend recommend this quaint B&B; and I am delighted she did. The hotel offers secure, off-street parking with the room - a novel concept these days in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a gem of a hotel/b&b at the heart of Chula Vista. I was amazingly surprised at this quaint, clean, lovely boutique hotel. A must stay if you are a budget traveller like me. We were lucky to be put in the "Del Coronado" room which was huge and it had its own bathroom. The furniture in the rooms were... More 

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Address: 416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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