El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel

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

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Pleasant stay in San Diego

3.6 on August 19, 2017

Charming refurbished historic hotel. Family owned and operated. Very clean with a plentiful breakfast provided until 10:00 am so one could sleep in if desired. Convenient parking. Nice patio so that you could have your breakfast outdoors. Only thing I would suggest is that they provide coffee during the day, maybe with a Keurig coffee maker in the lobby.


Nice B&B, comfortable, may need a little maintenance

3.8 on August 12, 2017

Breakfast was great, room was comfortable and nice, bathroom was OK


Above & Beyond

4.4 on August 10, 2017

We stayed here during a trip to San Diego. I appreciate the owners' preservation of the historic site, including naming the rooms to include the history of Chula Vista. El Primero is a great escape from the big hotel chains and offers quiet accommodations in quaint Chula Vista. The owners go above and beyond by offering suggestions for local eateries and activities. They take the time to talk with all travelers who pass through. Great option to experience something different.


The BEST people and place!!!

5 on June 25, 2017

WOW! Where do I begin? Firstly, I read the reviews on the El Primero before deciding to review the rooms. Then I picked up the phone, on Father's Day, to be greeted by the most pleasant man you'd ever want to encounter... PIE!!! I don't quite know where his name comes from, but he is truly a Sweetie PIE! I booked my room directly from the hotel's website - such a nice, clean and easy website and process - then headed to the hotel later that afternoon. I then met SOL and immediately felt like family. Her husband, PIE, had already told her about me so we instantly connected. Being new to SD, Sol shared her story of coming to SD, how she and Pie met, how they came to be the owners of El Primero... just like family!!! She is the most beautiful soul/SOL (inside and out) ever. I ended up staying 3 nights where I met their daughter, Karen, on my last night and am literally a part of their family now. The rooms are absolutely adorable, clean and comfortable. The breakfast and courtyard... it doesn't get any better. There are not enough words to describe how great the location, owners, staff, and experiences are; just go see for yourself!!!


Primo Stay

4.4 on June 19, 2017

The staff and owners of the El Primero are wonderful people. It's just like visiting home and seeing family.


A great hotel/B&B hybrid

5 on May 07, 2017

We were looking for somewhere with more privacy than a standard B&B and found this place. In short: Outstanding food, friendly (but unobtrusive) hosts that go above and beyond (even pulled out a tricycle for my son to use), clean quarters, great location, would definitely come back!


A classic!

4.8 on March 25, 2017

We had a great trip to San Diego, which was made all the better by our stay at the El Primero. This hotel was built in the 1930's, so sure, the rooms are smaller than what you might find in a chain hotel, but any reduction in floor space is made up in charm and comfort (the bed was especially comfy for us.) Breakfasts are yummy and generous and the owners and staff are friendly and helpful. The next time that we find ourselves in sunny Southern California, we'll be sure to book a stay as part of our experience.


Stay in Chula Vista

3.8 on February 20, 2017

We stayed here because we were going to the CBX the day. Karen was incredibly helpful and friendly. Very good value in a personal and family atmosphere.


Love El Primero Hotel

5 on December 21, 2016

Enjoyed our stay. Great value for your money. Excellent full breakfast!


Historic place to stay.

3.4 on November 14, 2016

We traveled from Los Angeles to attend a Halloween costume party and our party host recommended this Hotel due to its proximity to the party. She recommended several local Hotels but we went to their website and we were sold on the Architecture and age of the building. We were treated special and the Hotel is completely restored. We would definitely would stay again.


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Rooms & Rates

112 - TP 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 - SI 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 - MS 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 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 - CP 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 - HP 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 - BP Double

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

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

107 - MH 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 - WP 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 - CS 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 - BP 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 - SF 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 - VM 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 - PL 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 - DM 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 - SZ 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 - MA 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 - SC 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 - OT 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 - HC Deluxe King

This room has a deluxe 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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pie, Sol & Karen Roque

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.


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