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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Adorable B&B in a quiet, very walkable part of town. (Bring your car though - you'll want to go to the beach). The service is amazing and the rooms are clean and spacious. Breakfast quiches were delicious.
What a Great little place to stay.... Pei and his wife are such kind and caring people who made you feel like family. Clean and queit rooms, great food and so close to everything!!!! I will definatley be visiting there again!! Thank you Pei!!!!
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.
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!!!!
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!
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.
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.)
We love the hotel, hosts and atmosphere. The beautiful restoration of the historic hotel is noteworthy. We had a realxing evening exploring the restaurants and shops on Third Street. We enjoyed the healthy breakfast in the courtyard . Great stay, thank you.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 6 nights and had a fantastic stay. The family-owned B&B was very beautiful and redone very well. Rooms were comfortable and clean, great bedding, pillows and towels. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend El Primero. A 10 out of 10! - Jason H from Calgary
This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we were not disappointed! This restored hotel is delightful and a comfortable experience. We enjoyed visiting with the owners who made us feel right at home. Easy access to the freeway and short drive to San Diego and Coronado Island. We will definitely be back. Thank you Sol and Pie for making our visit so memorable.
Santa's visit to Chula Vista was made very comfortable by the warm & friendly stay at the EL PRIMERO B&B it was more like staying at a family member home, The owners & their family treated me as one of their own, I will always stay here on my return visits. Oh!! the home made Philippine bread buns are one of Santa's favorite on the breakfast menu!! Pa Pa Santa
The hotel was simple, clean and the beds were comfortable. But the managers (very kind and welcoming couple from Phillipines) were outstanding. They were hospitable and exceeded our expectations for service and attention. Thanks a lot!
Thank you Pie and Sol for your hospitality in your delightful B&B Hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and would certainly recommend you to anyone asking for somewhere to stay in San Diego. Although the hotel is in Chula Vista and isn't in the centre of San Diego, it is a short drive into town and to the Old Town and it is worth doing the extra little bit of traveling, to stay in such a lovely B&B. A big thank you to Katie (their daughter) who helped us out with directions for using public transport. The whole family couldn't have been more helpful with information and hospitality. The building is beautiful and the rooms 'lovely' - For you Pie. :) Everything we needed was there, including the internet, which in some more expensive 'prestigious' (?) hotels needed to be paid for. Thank you too for the evening 'cuppa', something we miss when staying in most other B&Bs. The delicious breakfast of cereals, quiche, bacon, sausage, eggs, pastries, fruit and toast was a great start to our day. If ever we are back in Southern California, we will be staying with you. Thank you again. Gary & Ruth. Queensland. Australia