El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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

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"

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

great place!!

5 on June 20, 2016

stayed here for a night after attending a show at the amphitheater. our room was immaculate, great little touches like a black towel for removing makeup, and good quality shampoo, soap, etc. towels were plush and full sized. bed was incredibly comfortable. conveniently located across from a 711 convenience store and great dining availabel within walking distance down 3rd ave. breakfast was delicious and healthy with options for everyone. owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in. will definitely be returning!


Oasis

4.8 on May 13, 2016

Far exceeded my expectations. Delightful oasis in the city and great dining within walking distance. Owner/manger is a kick, very well informed, personable, and just plain fun to talk with. Wish I could have stayed longer.


Very nice owners

4.8 on May 08, 2016

Quick weekend trip turned into a great boarding find, we will be returning when we visit again


One night stay

4.6 on March 30, 2016

one night stay


Spring Break Vacation

4.4 on March 21, 2016

The El Primero was an excellent boutique bed and breakfast hotel for the money. The room, though small, was exceptionally clean and was serviced each day with clean towels and washcloths. Pi was very friendly and accommodating. There was a nice variety of breakfast items, however, the breakfast was the same each of the three mornings that we were there. We enjoyed our stay there, and would go back. The nightly rate is very reasonable.


Excellent Value - Great Location

4.8 on February 22, 2016

You cannot beat the value and the location was very convenient for touring the San Diego area. This is a family run bed and breakfast inn and they were very attentive to our needs. Breakfast was very good. Lot's of dining choices within walking distance and/or a very short drive. The only comment I have is the room was a little small. Next time and there will be a next time, I will book a larger room.


Above and beyond!

5 on January 28, 2016

I'm a nurse by profession and I know what it means professionally and personally to go above and beyond for my patients (and others). The staff at El Primero does just that. Not only were they personable, friendly and gave us a map to help us plan our day to coastal San Diego, but they catered breakfast to own dietary needs and left a cute bottle of red with a note to congratulate me and my groom! This place is not only inexpensive; they are exceptional and you will not regret it.


Great reasonably priced accomodations

4.4 on August 20, 2015

Room small but very clean. Owners available and very helpful with directions and brochures. Breakfasts were early enough for those of us who wish to get going and were full of fresh fruit, eggs and meat, cereal, coffee, teas, milk and juice; several types of bread. Very well balanced for those who want to eat a healthy meal. One of the best B&B breakfasts we have ever had.


When in San Diego

5 on August 15, 2015

When in SD, you got to stay at the El Primero. This was our second stay and we continue to enjoy this quite and quaint B&B. Love the owners who make you feel like you're visiting family or good friends. The rooms have the 3 C's, cozy, clean and comfortable, that is all we needed and the price is very reasonable for the area. I think the best deal in town. By the way one of the best Continental breakfast around.


Really perfect Service of the two owner!

4.6 on August 01, 2015

Good price, very nice owner, good breakfast. We are happy to have chosen it....Can recommend it to every one. ..


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Rooms & Rates

112 - Torrey Pines (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

113 - Star of India (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

111 - Mount Soledad (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

122 - La Abbey (Full)

This room has a full bed, a large window and is on the second floor. Quite room towards the back of the hotel. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

106 - Crystal Pier (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the first floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

118 - Horton Plaza (Double)

This room has two double beds and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

108 - Belmont Park (Double)

This room has two double beds and is on the first floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower. Handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

107 - Mount Helix (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the first floor. Private bathroom with shower tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

104 - Wonderland Park (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the first floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

116 - Cardiff by the Sea (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

110 - Balboa Park (King)

This room has a king bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

117 - Santa Fe Station (Queen)

This room has a queen bed ans in on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

101 - Villa Montezuma (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the lower floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

114 - Point Loma (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

103 - Del Mar Fair (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the lower floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

102 - S.D. Zoological Society (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the lower floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

115 - Mission De Alcala (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and in on the second floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

109 - Sunset Cliffs (King)

This room has a king bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

105 - Old Town (Queen)

This room has a queen bed and is on the first floor. Private bathroom with stand-in shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

120 - Del Coronado (DLX King)

This room has a king bed and is on the second floor. Private bathroom with shower tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

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

Directions to property:

The property is located at 416 Third Avenue, downtown Chula Vista. Centrally located between Interstate 5 and 805 freeway.

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

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

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, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Outside only All rooms are tobacco free.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum of two nights on Summer Weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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

Free

  • 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.