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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 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoy staying at B&Bs because of the individual attention you receive along with a homey feel away from home, and this place is no exception. Pros: - The breakfast is lovely. There are a variety of fabulous fruits to choose from, and they also include turkey and pork bacon, egg pies (I forgot the name of it specifically),... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently for one night, and my husband and I had widely differing opinions. I thought it was a charming restoration of a historic property with great access to nearby restaurants, a convenience store across the street, and a shopping center several blocks away. Each room is named after a local landmark, and you receive interesting info on... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute retro B&B with all the amenities you need, we loved our stay and best of all we loved Sol and Pie, the owners of the place. They make you feel at home with their attentions and yes, excellent breakfast, cooked fresh everyday, not some "pre-made from a box deal". Pie actually grows many of the fruits... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price is fair for a hotel that is less than 20 minutes drive to down town SD. We arrived at late nine o'clock; we rang the doorbell/intercom system; the owner came to open the door for us. The hotel is small and nice. The twin double bed room is not small, it has plenty of room for us to... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute Hotel boutique managed by a friendly family with passion and love. They are dedicated to delighting their customers with friendly, quality service at affordable prices. About the breakfast, was the best egg fatata, I've ever tasted!

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Weiz, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Litvery littel hotel, with very small rooms. If you need a hotel with a lot of space this would not be the right hotel for you. it was our last hotel before flying back and we had to pack our suitcases but there was absolutely no room. the bed sheets had holes and the bathroom was not clean. the breakfast... More 

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Toppenish, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here on a recent trip to San Diego. The hotel is in a great location as there are restaurants that are within walking distance. It's a great combination of the privacy of a regular hotel room along with the niceties of a bed and breakfast. Also my husband is happy because I've been inspired to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent from July 27-30 at the El Primero while visiting the San Diego area. The rooms were very comfortable and quiet. The air conditioning was excellent, although we left the windows open as much as possible to enjoy the So Cal weather. The breakfast buffet was also very good with a variety of fruit, an egg dish, hard boiled... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During our annual family visit from oversea, a place to rest our tired bodies. With it's quiet room, comfy bed and right pillows. Plus a quint court yard where we enjoyed buffet type of breakfast. In all aspect of hospitality , owners / innkeepers - Sol and Pie added a personal touch to the service we got. Learned about San... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I spent two nights here and would definitely return. This is not a chain hotel. It is owned and managed by an exceedingly nice couple who truly want their guests to be comfortable and have all they need. There is an attractive courtyard for leisure visits with friends, or just for solo relaxing. The complimentary breakfasts are amazing! I've never... More 

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