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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Dimas, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our stay at El Primero was great, thanks to the clean and comfortable non-smoking room we had during our trip in June of 2015. It's not a big, loud and rowdy hotel, but actually the opposite: quaint and tranquil. Located in Chula Vista, walking distance of several small eateries in the town center--which seems to be in the middle of... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great value place to stay away from the tourist crowds, rooms are clean and practical with a good breakfast choice. public transport in front of the hotel allows for good connections to the city centre as well as the mexican border for travellers without car. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made me feel at home.

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not possibly rate this quaint stay other than magical. First the character of the owners. If all people could be this pleasant and wonderful, we would live in perfect world. They take great pride in ensuring that you have all that you need. The breakfast was so rockin. Fresh fruit, perfect hard boiled eggs, fritatas to boot. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had such a great experience staying at El Primero hotel in late May. I was in San Diego to help my mom recover after surgery. I initially had booked a room for one night but luckily was able to extend my stay another 3 nights. Staying at El Primero was like staying at a home away from home. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very pleasant stay. Very friendly owners (first owner I talked to who knew about CDMA and Snapdragon :-)). Close to everything in San Diego. Excellent breakfast - lots of fruits and home baked bread! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I am so thankful that I visited El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel! It is a quiet respite away from all the hustle and bustle in most large cities. I spent time here over the Memorial Day weekend. The room was cozy and had the most comfortable bed I had ever slept in! The hosts were amazing and provided... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

El Primero was a really friendly family hotel on the south side of San Diego. Very easy to find from the highway. The proprieters are very nice people and the hotel feels very safe. San Diego and the Coronara Island are minutes away by car. Free parking is a welcome bonus and breakfast is a relaxed buffet with hot options.... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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