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

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.


Great location for an event in San Diego!

4.0 on November 11, 2016

I stayed at this B&B for an event in San Diego. The location was great for me, as well as for the cute town of Chula Vista. You can walk out onto 3rd street and wander the local shops or snag a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants within walking distance. Unfortunately I did not receive the room I reserved on the second floor and I was woken up by late night party goers. The hotel is old so there will be noises heard- but that is to be expected by such an old, charming hotel. The staff was extremely outgoing, the included breakfast was much more than anticipated, and parking was free and onsite.


Realy friendly owners

4.8 on October 15, 2016

Lovely small place with a patio where breakfast is served, and you can sit outside and relax. Fast WI-FI.


Loved our stay!

4.4 on September 11, 2016

My husband and I stayed at El Primero hotel after our wedding and we were treated so well. They accomodated our late check-in and provided us a beautiful romance package with champagne and chocolate strawberries. The next day we had a lovely breakfast on their patio and it was all together a great experience! Thank you!


El Primero

4.8 on August 15, 2016

From the time you walk in the door you become part of Pi and Sol's family. They were in the process of renovating a few rooms and to ensure that I was not bothered too much, they upgraded me to the room that I originally wanted. There were a few issues that came up but they were remedied in a quick manner. Breakfast was served every morning and it was delicious. The hotel was safe, secure and parking was available throughout my stay. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a home away from home.


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


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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

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 stand-in shower. 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

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

120 - HC Deluxe King

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates

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

Check Dates

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.