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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

416 Third Avenue , Chula Vista, CA 91910 USA (Show map)
4.5
78 Reviews
$99 - $140
per night

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About

This historic, award winning, bed and breakfast hotel was built in 1930. With its Zigzag Modern Art Deco Design it is now completely restored to its original historic elegance. The El Primero Boutique Bed and Breakfast Hotel is the proud recipient of many awards,including Chula Vista's Historic Preservation Award, Mayor's 2005 Beautification Award,Cool California Small Business Excellence Award, Chula Vista Clean Business Award and Congressional recognition for the owners.. The El Primero emershes our Guests to the rich history of the San Diego region.The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chula Vista where one can Dine, Shop, Enjoy and Discover all within walking distance. Only minutes away from Convention Centers, San Diego regions major attractions and the International Border. The 'El Primero Boutique B&B Hotel" a hotel like no other. Visit us at "elprimerohotel" and "aroundandaboutsandiego"

Rooms & Rates

Torrey Pines

Queen Bed, Facing Parking Lot, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private shower, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Star of India

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mount Soledad

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, Second Floor. Queen Bed, Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

La Abbey

Queen Bed, Facing Rear of Building, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Crystal Pier

Queen Bed, Facing Parking Lot, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Horton Plaza

Two Double Beds, Second Floor . Completely non-Smoking. Facing parking lot. Refrigerator, Wifi. Showtime. Climate control. Plenty of room for a roll-away bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Belmont Park

Two Double Beds, Completely non-Smoking. Facing parking lot. Refrigerator, Wifi. Showtime. Climate control. Plenty of room for a roll-away bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Mount Helix

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wonderland Park

Queen Bed, Facing Parking Lot, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cardiff by the Sea

Queen Bed, Facing Parking Lot, Second Floor . Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Balboa Park

King Bed, Facing Parking Lot, Second Floor . Completely a non-smoking. Private (tub) bathroom. Wi-fi, showtime,Room climate control.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sant Fe Station

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Villa Montezuma

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Point Loma

Queen Bed, Facing parking lot, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Del Mar Fair

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private shower, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

S.D. Zoological Society

Queen Bed, Facing Parking Lot, First Floor. Room with queen bed, with private shower, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mission De Alcala

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, Second Floor. Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sunset Cliffs

King Bed, Facing Courtyard, Second Floor. Completely a non-smoking. Private (tub) bathroom. Wi-fi, showtime,Room climate control.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Old Town

Queen Bed, Facing Courtyard, First Floor. Queen Bed, Room with queen bed, with private bathtub, desk and chair, night stand, armoire, tv, free showtime and wifi, hair dryer, upon request iron and ironing board.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.3

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78 Reviews

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El Primero

3.0 on August 04, 2014

Place was great. Best part about the food was the Mango


Great value, amazing service

4.4 on July 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I came down to San Diego for a quick getaway weekend. Pie and Sol were extremely kind, anything that we needed they had available. The rooms were so clean and to find a place so close to downtown San Diego, on a weekend, that included breakfast at such a great price was a huge plus. It only took us about ten -fifteen minutes to drive to gaslamp district. Breakfast had a huge selection of different kinds of fruit as well as bacon, sausage, egg frittata, cereal, banana bread, English muffins, etc... Would definitely stay here again.


Great Stay

3.8 on July 17, 2014

I was in town for a conference and unfamiliar with the area, this place gave me the since of security and homeliness. I'd stay here again if I'm in the area.


Nicest stay in the bay

4.6 on April 05, 2014

Sol and Pie are the best innkeepers we've had the good fortune to stay with.


Chula vista

3.8 on March 02, 2014

This small hotel is run by a wonderful, friendly couple who strive to mak your visit a good one. It is very good value for the San Diego area.


Gem of a B&B

5 on January 24, 2014

Words cannot express our gratitude. First getaway in 15 years without kids. Picked Chula Vista for its affordability and proximity to attractions. The place was just awesome. Bed was so comfy. Room was clean and spacious, and venue was quiet and peaceful. Owners are just adorable. Hubby ran things solo while wife was out of town. No question about where we would stay if back in the area. Far exceeded our expectations. Best. B&B. Ever!!!!


Hospitality and Value - we love it!

4.2 on October 25, 2013

Pi was very friendly and provided all that we needed for our stay in Chula Vista. The rooms were clean and the beds and sheets were great! We arrived late and he was not bothered at all - all a part of the job he said! We would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks Pi!


Great place to stay

5 on August 17, 2013

Great place, the owners are very friendly and autentive , i recomend the place.


Great Place to stay in San Diego Area

4.4 on April 29, 2013

We just needed a place to sleep at night while we explored San Diego during the day. El Primero was perfect. NIce, clean rooms and a very good breakfast to get our day started. The hosts, Pie and Sol, were very gracious, and helped us find some sites in the San Diego area of which we had not been aware.


Hidden Treasure in Chula Vista

4.6 on March 03, 2013

The El Primero is an immaculately clean heritage hotel bed and breakfast. The hosts Pie and Sol were extremely hospitable, genuine and friendly which made our stay even more enjoyable. They were very helpful and gave us great suggestions on where to go and what to see during our stay. We initiately were booked for four nights from Feb. 22 through the 25th but loved the hotel so much that we booked again for our final night so we could enjoy the bed and breakfast and the company of Pie and Sol once again. It was truly an enjoyable stay in extremely quiet and secure surroundings. Although the El Primero is in an older neighborhood the area and downtown streets are being revitalized and soon this area of Chula Vista will be a wonderful destination. We are looking forward to the next time we fly to San Diego to stay at the El Primero once again. Cait & Al (Vancouver, B.C.)


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport, take Interstate 5 South (travel approx. 7 miles),exit H street (left on H street), go approximately 1.5 miles to Third Avenue (left on Third Ave.) The El Primero Boutique B&B Hotel is on the left at 416 Third Ave just prior to the next traffic light on G-Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, International Border (Mexico), Olympic Training Center, Nature Center, Cricket Amphitheatre, SD Sky Dive, SeaWorld, SD Zoo & Wild Animal Park, LegoLand, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Qtrs, Water Parks and Beaches, Old Town, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Historic Inn, Other, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , iron and ironing board upon request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Water Sports, Museums, Outlet Shopping, Casinos, Balooning, Sky Diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited All rooms are tobacco free.
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum of two nights on Summer Weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to reserve. Credit card deposit of 1 night's room plus tax required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Cancel within 72 hours or one night fee will be charged. Major group bookings- five (5) days cancellation policy applies.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Innkeepers

Languages spoken

Tagalog/Spanish, English, German, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

expanded breakfast

  • Time Served: 7:30- 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: courtyard, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Int'l restaurants


Signature Dish

Fritatta or quiche, banana bake bread,
Fritatta is more like Spanish Omelet and served hot. It takes the shape of a muffin for individual serving size.


Details

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416 Third Avenue , Chula Vista, CA 91910 USA (Show map)

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