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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently spent two days visiting San Diego and the area, during our return trip from Arizona. We were very fortunate to find this little gem of a hotel in Chula Vista, El Primero. A 1930 vintage art deco building, located at the edge of "the village", in Chula Vista. We were so pleased with this stay,...

Thank Gilles G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner was so sweet and gave off such a welcoming personality. Although the rooms aren't very spacious they were comfortable , clean and just enough for me and my boyfriend. The bathrooms are noted to be in need of some work (clean and working nonetheless) but the owner emphasized that it was in the process. Cant wait to come...

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was great and updated without removing the historical charm. Breakfast was first rate with a great presentation and taste. The dining room in the garden was such a restful respite and I enjoyed it. Recommended highly. We stayed just the one night due to travel plans but want to return

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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 15 March 2017

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...

1Thank ScottandT
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 6 March 2017

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...

1Thank Arlene G
Maricopa, Arizona
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 17 February 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 18 January 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

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  • 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
Region: United States > California > Chula Vista
Price Range: ₹ 6,418 - ₹ 11,669 (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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“I would choose room on garden patio side but either side is okay”
christyb32, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are larger than others. Ours was small, but comfortable. Call and ask the staff, who are truthful and helpful.”
TexasTea2, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good, I liked being on the first floor.”
dktownsend2, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the front room facing the street as it is noisy and the room next to the kitchen.”
georgeg110, 14 Nov 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.”
TheSauciestwench1, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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