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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My wife and I started at El Primero on our wedding night and it was beyond our expectations. Both being natives of Chula Vista, we were shocked when we entered this gem. Staff and rooms are great! Recommend!

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small boutique style bed and breakfast hotel was wonderful!!! The family who own and personally work the business are a delight to get to know and were extremely helpful as a newcomer to this beautiful city. They are passionate about what they do and make you feel like you are right at home. Excellent customer service. Big thank you...

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Silverdale, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because of an accident in one area of our trip, which caused a 2 hour delay, we got to El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel close to midnight. We called when we were about an hour away to make sure they knew we were coming. They were waiting for us when we got there, and quickly checked us into...

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Hotel is clean and very nice, staff is exceptional about your needs and accommodations. Breakfast was great and had a good variety. Only thing we noticed, was the shower tub needs new anti slip strips.

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Long Beach
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I've really enjoyed staying in El Primero, several times over the years. The rooms are small but comfortable. I've noticed that there are two rooms you want to avoid. There is a room facing the street, which is large and gorgeous. Unfortunately the front room is very noisy because of street traffic. Another room that isn't very good is the...

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Thank George G
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This hotel is sooooooo nice. Fully renovated, old style, beautiful tiles and archways, wood and old world glory. The owners-inn keepers are always on site. They purchased this pla de twelve years ago, as a wreck, and managed the renovation themselves. Cool, sweet a step back in time. And breakfast was delicious.

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Pacific Northwest
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We have never stayed in a B&B prior to our visit here, and we stayed for five days. This was a fabulous visit! I was first impressed by the Art Deco architecture and the neon accents. The parking is onsite, and the entrance to the hotel is secure. Entrance is by buzzer, and the staff personally opens the door for...

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Laguna Hills, CA
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The very definition of a boutique hotel. Not fancy but clean, comfortable, and intimate. Has character and the staff are proactive in taking care of you. Lots of local eateries and night spots in easy walking distance. Beats the franchise experience hands down; has that small business feel so often missing these days.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 6, 2016

If you want a genuine family like atmosphere with people who care enough to actually talk to you with interest, then you would love the family-run El Primero B&B. When my husband and I arrived, we were greeted by the owner who made us feel welcome and in fact, said that we might feel like part of the family. The...

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elprimerohotel, Owner at El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to detailed your stay with us. We truly appreciate the kind words and genuine expression of gratitude about your experience in San Diego. We hope your mission was accomplished and soon be a "local citizen". Then you will truly be part of our larger family. All the best from our family to yours.

Steinbach, Canada
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Wowed! We came back for a second night on the return leg of our trip, about a week after our first night. This charming family-owned hotel is in the business of comfort and service; it’s obvious their objective is to please their guests. The room's cleanliness: 5 stars! Hospitality: 5-star pleasant! The beds were firm, soft, and the best on...

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elprimerohotel, Owner at El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to review us. We are pleased that we met your expectations and hope you will be back someday. We wish you the very best.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Belonging to the heart of downtown Chula Vista, this historic landmark was brought back to its 1930's glory in 2005. Each of El Primero Hotel's 20 guest rooms provides a cozy king or queen bed for travelers to relax in, after a a day of work or play around beautiful San Diego. Located minutes from the Sleep Train Wireless Amphitheatre, Olympic Training Center, Gaslamp Quarter & other city destinations, this inn gives visitors modern touches with down home comforts! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

Address: 416 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4603
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Price Range: $86 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“all rooms are good, I liked being on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles dktownsend2, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the front room facing the street as it is noisy and the room next to the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles georgeg110, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“There is no elevator, so there is no noise from that. If you have mobility issues, there is a ramp to the front door.”
 of 5 bubbles TheSauciestwench1, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“There is a first and second floor. No elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 112faithg, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator to upper level. Carpeted stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolS52, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
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