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 Dining4.4

Best of Chula Vista

4.8 on July 22, 2016

Have stayed here 3 times and every time has been great. Family owned and they take a real interest in you. Breakfast is great with fresh fruit everyday.


Cute hotel, great place to stay

5 on July 19, 2016

I stayed for only one night with my 3 children. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The hotel has a great feel, we felt very safe. The room was very nice, spacious, and very clean. We enjoyed eating breakfast out in the courtyard and meeting the owners. Lovely stay, wish we had more nights there.


Great Independence Weekend Stay

5 on July 19, 2016

Me and my fiance stayed from July 3rd to the 4th, 2016. This place is amazing. We stayed in the Balboa Park room, great comfortable bed, tv with cable, and the owners are very friendly. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and its included at no extra charge. I will definitely be coming back, for a longer stay.


One of our favorites

4.6 on July 16, 2016

We've been visiting San Diego and staying at El Primero for over five years. Pie and Sol are wonderful hosts and staying there is such a great vacation.


great little palace

5 on June 30, 2016

everything was wonderful


Historic Hotel

4.8 on June 29, 2016

This hotel is very clean and well maintained. There are many nice touches that the owners have done. The hotel is on a nice street that is safe and has many shops, restaurants and bars only a short walk away. It is about a 15 or 20 minute drive to the San Diego Harbor and the Gas Lamp District. The room we stayed in was spacious and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast in the outside courtyard. Pie, his wife and family were very welcoming and friendly. Staying in this historic hotel is like stepping back in time. We enjoyed our stay there. Don't expect face value for B and B Gift Card.


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


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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.