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“Great small hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Chula Vista B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago
1 review
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“Great small hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at El Primero when in town for a wedding recently and were very satisfied with the level of comfort and service. The building is old but well maintained and very charming, especially the sheltered patio at the side. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. There's a good breakfast buffet in the morning. The best part, however, is the owners, Pie and Sol Roque, who are on site, attentive to all guests' needs, and warm and congenial. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you're looking for a great home away from home experience, this is the place for you. I received the best customer service at a hotel that I can ever remember. The breakfast was phenomenal (especially the banana bread!) and the local area was filled with plenty of food choices. The rooms are cozy, the beds are comfortable and the hotel has tons of character. The owners are the friendliest people and you really feel like your staying at an old friends place instead of a hotel. I will be staying here again when I return in the summer to visit SeaWorld.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My company is based in Chula Vista and while recently visiting I had a pleasure of staying at El Primero for four nights. I travel almost every week and the hotel was a breath of fresh air. Great room and a breakfast that made you feel like you were sitting in your own kitchen. The staff, Pie and Sol were excellent and caring hosts. I am staying there again next week and have also booked new company associates to stay there too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We took a family trip to the San Diego area to visit a relative for his 60th birthday. We chose El Primero because of its proximity to their home and free breakfast. It was a great experience. The owners could not have been nicer or more accommodating. It was very secure and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed here for Comic Con. Whilst it was a little out of the way the value and excellent service made up for the trip into the city daily. The breakfast was superb and the owners were friendly and welcoming hosts. I've recommended this hotel to various friends who have also stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed one night at the El Primero B&B to celebrate my birthday in the San Diego area. The location was perfect for visiting Tijuana and San Diego. From check-in until check-out the owners made us feel welcome and special. They are very knowledgable about the area and what to see/do. The room was clean and the bed really comfortable. We enjoyed the historic photos, both in the room and throughout the hotel. The breakfast was outstanding including a variety of fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, and frittata! It was nice to eat outside in the courtyard as well. We would definitely stay here again - thanks for the legendary weekend!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I was so happy to return to this charming hotel to work in the area for a few days. The owner is so very friendly and makes you feel right at home. It was quiet and the room well appointed. There are many restaurants for dinner just a short walk from the hotel. An ideal place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

Property: El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Address: 416 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910-4603
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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