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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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california
Reviewed 2 November 2013

El Primero is in a good central location for the Sleeptrain Ampitheater, the southern beaches and Coronado, and Mexico. I think it is about 80 or so years old, but the owner has restored it beautifully. Very clean. The owner bent over backward to help us with our needs and had a wonderful breakfast prepared for us upon departure. We...

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Long Beach
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I'm so glad I looked at other people's reviews and not judged the hotel by the front pictures that are posted. In person the hotel is rather lovely, located in a downtown area that is good for walking. I found the rooms to be small but very comfortable ... the hotel was build some 80 years ago, which explains why...

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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

El Primero is by far one of the best hotel experiences I've had in a while. Everything there is about service and comfort. The breakfast is just outstanding!! I love the family operation and small boutique hotel feel. I also was very impressed with their choice in airport transportation. The owner called me a very nice clean black car service...

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Reviewed 17 October 2013

Spotless, quiet, and incredibly comfortable. I stayed here one night on business, and will definitely return. The owners take incredible pride in their business, and it shows. The bed in the Del Coronado room provided the most comfortable sleep I've had in months, and breakfast was delicious and satisfying. Considering this is a family-run operation, I was especially grateful for...

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

Many thanks. We will always endeavor to treat our Guests "like family". Looking forward to next opportunity to be your host.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is the most comfortable, enjoyable and better than any of the hotels I've stayed. The owners made me feel welcomed and hospitable. I stay here every year and I would not go any where else. The best!!!

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

We are glad to contribute to your comfort while visiting family members in the area. We will keep your "tip' in mind and will note to give you a guest room away from the stairway.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at El Primero over a long weekend while visiting an aunt who lived nearby. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful--and they even invited my aunt to join us for breakfast each day as their guest. And, when I forgot one of my favorite pairs of earrings in the room, they mailed them to me...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We equally have a fabulous experience with you and your Aunt.. All the best!

Piracicaba, SP
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We have experienced this hotel for just one night and for sure we'll go back again. We went to a concert at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on October 4th and with all the reviews here, we had no doubts to book this hotel and see the wonderful job Pie does in there. Thanks for your hospitality, made our weekend fabulous.

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La Mesa, California
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This review is LONG OVERDUE and I apologize. I was here in July 2013. First off, I went through priceline and as most of you know, you don't get to see what hotel you get until you book it. So I ended up getting the Ramada hotel in Chula Vista. Sorry to say, but it was the WORST hotel I've...

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

Thank you for "The Best" review of El Primero..We are happy to part of your well deserve rest and eventual successful interview and landing that "job". Have a great adventure in your new home city. Visit with us anytime.

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We greatly enjoyed our recent stay at El Primero - an immaculately kept and quiet hotel, with very caring hosts (Pie and Sol Roque). We particularly enjoyed the breakfasts in the courtyard outside. A very different and delightful experience from staying at a brand name hotel - would definitely stay here any time we are in the area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently for 4 days during my 45th high school reunion weekend. Pie and Sol were wonderful and extremely helpful hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The property was very well maintained for a slightly older property and the breakfast's served on the patio made for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family 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
Region: United States > California > Chula Vista
Price Range: ₹ 6,323 - ₹ 11,278 (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, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good, I liked being on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles dktownsend2, 30 Dec 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, 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.”
 of 5 bubbles TheSauciestwench1, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is a first and second floor. No elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 112faithg, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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