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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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04/09/2017 04/10/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it. Clean, very comfortable beds, bathrooms are a good size though not a lot of counter space. Innkeeper is a wealth of info and breakfast was very good. The only downside for us was being a bit far from the transit/train system as Uber can be expensive during surges. Very much enjoyed our stay!

Thank allison b
Portsmouth, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip to San Diego, which was made all the better by our stay at the El Primero. This hotel was built in the 1930's, so sure, the rooms are smaller than what you might find in a chain hotel, but any reduction in floor space is made up in charm and comfort (the bed was especially...

Thank ScottandT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed 3 nights from March 1 - 3, 2017. We had a queen room toward the back of the hotel Our room and the rest of the property were immaculate. The bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast included eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, toast, muffins, bagels, juice, milk, and coffee. It was very tasty, especially the...

Thank TexasTea2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My co-worker and I stayed here for 3 nights while on business, and we really enjoyed the character of the hotel, as it combines 1930s Art Deco with modern style. Karen the inn-keeper was exceptionally helpful, recommending places to stop at for our onward drive to L.A. and she even printed out driving directions as our hire car didn't have...

Thank Arlene G
Maricopa, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was traveling with my 86 year old mother who is still quite active and mobile but is cautious navigating stairs. When we arrived at the B&B in the early evening Karen the Innkeeper moved our reservation to a ground floor room adjacent to the kitchen. We stayed in a lovely room and were afforded some of the most personal...

Thank Kim B
Georgetown, Texas
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about David and Katie. They were so friendly and helpful. Great suggestions on restaurants. Ok enough about them, this place is clean, comfortable, and definitely try the banana bread at breakfast. We met friendly people and had pleasant chats in the morning. Would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via 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!

2Thank Mario Z
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed December 30, 2016

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...

2Thank dktownsend2
Silverdale, Washington
Reviewed December 29, 2016

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...

1Thank Missionminded
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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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $97 - $167 (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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“Some rooms are larger than others. Ours was small, but comfortable. Call and ask the staff, who are truthful and helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles TexasTea2, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“all rooms are good, I liked being on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles dktownsend2, Dec 30, 2016 | 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
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