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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- there were dirty spots in the toilet. after an immediate complaint, the owner removed the dirt with a brush and did not clean his hands afterwards, which seemed rather unhygienic - dirty, old bedsheets, after my complaint the owner himself said the stains come from not bleaching the sheets because this would be too expensive. in addition, he only... More 

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

Thank you for your brief stay with us and for the very thorough review. Unfortunately, we did not quite meet your expectations of what a hotel stay should be and for that we apologize. In the interest of those who might be contemplating to book with us, we offer the following detailed response to your concerns. We truly care about... More 

San Antonio, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to see our daughter and grandchildren that live in San Diego. I picked this B & B because I grew up in Chula Vista in the late 50's. This is an excellent little gem. Small rooms, but extremely quiet and the best management of any location I have stayed in the past 30 years. Breakfast was also very... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service at El Primero is second to none. Innkeepers Pie and Sol, with daughters Karen and Katie are tireless in making sure their guests are always the main concern. We originally booked a standard queen room to visit San Diego and help our son in his transition from the Marine Corps to college life. Shortly before we left for... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure and honor to have you as our guest for the first time. We hope to see again at next opportunity to visit your college son. We thank him for serving in the Marine Corps were " Once a Marine, always a Marine." All the best in life...../Pie, Sol anf family. More 

Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

From the time you walk in the door you become part of Pi and Sol's family. They were in the process of renovating a few rooms and to ensure that I was not bothered too much, they upgraded me to the room that I originally wanted. There were a few issues that came up but they were remedied in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, clean and charming historic hotel run by a lovely family that makes you feel like they've known you forever. The rooms, although old, are updated and nicely appointed. I was very impressed with how clean the room was. They also serve a wonderful breakfast in the courtyard every morning. This hotel is a true gem and the owners are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We stayed a few days at the Sunset Cliffs room and overall was a decent stay. Here is my positive comments: Very nice location to everything that we were there for; beach, old town, and SeaWorld, nice breakfast selection and most importantly excellent customer service from Karen, Pie and Sol they are the most memorable part of my stay there... More 

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Sayulita, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were enthralled by this unique little hotel. Lots of personal touches make it very appealing. For example, photos of Chula Vista and San Diego in the early 1900s line the hallways, and each room is named after an important local site. We stayed in the El Coronado room, which is delightful - lots of light, big bathroom, etc. The... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We stayed in the Sunset Cliffs room at the El Primero. This hotel was a welcomed surprise.The room was everything you could ask for, clean,inviting,and well maintained. The breakfast was FRESH every morning. The owners were so sweet and hospitable.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our friends in Bonita, recommended this B & B and so we reserved 2 nights. We were greeted by KAREN, at the front desk, and she was lovely and very friendly. Our room was the Villa Montezuma, first room on the first floor. Very clean and they even provided us with an extension cord for our C-Pap machine. Free WIFI.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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: $101 - $138 (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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