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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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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here recently and found it to be quite interesting. The owners were very polite and gracious. The hotel itself was very clean, the rooms were quite small and my room had the TV at the strange angle next to the side of the bed. There was no refrigerator in my room and there is no pool here. The... More 

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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this on tripadvisor. This is a clean, well maintained, old property in downtown. The owner Pi is delightful, and you'll get a chance to see him every day at breakfast, and every evening if you come in late, because he'll let you in when you ring. The rooms are smallish, but quiet, comfortable, and everything works. Breakfast is a... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. More 

Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pai & Wife very welcoming & friendly. Interested in their guests and chatting a bit. Breakfast is a treat & laid out fresh each morning, Including individual egg omlets, homemade banana bread (both delicious), cereals, juices, breads, coffee, tea (including herbal), fresh fruit, etc. Bed comfortable, hotel very clean. Very safe and owner proud of that. Room not elegant, but... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. More 

Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very clean and well maintained. There are many nice touches that the owners have done. The hotel is on a nice street that is safe and has many shops, restaurants and bars only a short walk away. It is about a 15 or 20 minute drive to the San Diego Harbor and the Gas Lamp District. The... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My girlfriend came down from Utah and we stayed at El Primero for 5 days. This place was nothing short of amazing. The rates were very good for what we received. We stayed in the Mission de Alcala room, which had a queen size bed. The bathtub was for marked showering only, which was ok for our needs. (Upon talking... More 

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

Hi Jeff, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. We look forward to see you in a... More 

Iowa City
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40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

So what's good about this place? The lovely patio; the hospitality; the fact that the owners have restored an historic building; the ample & varied breakfast. But the thing is that when we left, the clothing we'd been wearing had to be kept in a separate double plastic bag because it smelled (as did our room) like mold. I didn't... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The moment you arrive, you are made to feel welcome. The hosts treated us like visiting family. The historical building is beautiful. Each room is named after a place in San Diego county, with framed photos. The rooms are tiny, but very clean with renovated bathroom, comfortable bed with cotton duvets, and clean, modern decor. The breakfast buffet is served... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Regards, El Primero Hotel More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic weekend! The family that owns and runs this place were extremely accommodating even with our late hours. The rooms were clean, secure, cool, and comfortable and we WILL be back (if only for homemade banana bread only)

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North Yorkshire
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54 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

It has to be remembered that El Premero is not a chain motel. It comes with the quirks of an older building but with a greeting and warmness of the family owners that is amazing, they can not do enough for you. The rooms are very clean and bright, although maybe on the small side, with a comphy bed, pillows,... More 

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique at home experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. More 

Bo I Telemark, Norway
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Overall a nice B&B. Stayed here two nights. The room was nice and clean, but it did have a weird smell to it..The owners were very nice and helpfull. Breakfast was nothing special, but fruit was nice. Parking lot got full very quickly, so had to park in the streets.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Price Range: $104 - $256 (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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