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416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States of America – Show map
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El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel's staff speaks: Spanish, English
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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Sea World San Diego is a 20-minute drive from this hotel. An outdoor pool and free breakfast is provided. Rooms feature a flat-screen cable TV.
Score from 96 reviews Very good
Just an 8-minute drive from the San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers free shuttle service to the zoo, San Diego International Airport, and SeaWorld. It features an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 630 reviews Good
In the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, guests at this hotel can walk through 16 blocks of Victorian architecture and shops. Each charming room features a gas burning fireplace.
Score from 494 reviews Very good
In Chula Vista, California, this hotel offers a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. A gym is on site. All comfortably furnished guest rooms have free Wi-Fi and a deluxe hot breakfast.
Score from 76 reviews Good
May 5, 2015
The only compliant is the pillows not very comfortable.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming.
May 5, 2015
It's a bit far into town by public transport, but the trip is easy--bus is right outside the door and it's a 20 minute walk to the trolley into San Diego in one direction or Tijuana in the other. Also easy parking.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel was peaceful, with a patio for breakfast. My room was extremely spacious but I think one of the biggest.
April 16, 2015
There was some typical for motels (but unpleasant) smell in the room when we arrived, so we had to open the window to get some fresh air.
Amazing breakfast. Easy to reach location. Very nice and friendly owners.
March 11, 2015
Lack of tea/coffee making facilities in the room.
Clean and tidy though compact rooms, Breakfast was nice and the banana bread was excellent.
February 28, 2015
February 17, 2015
This place is the first I'll look for next time I need a hotel in the area
February 10, 2015
Room a little small, but understandable being it was built in 1930
People that ran the place and history of the place
January 29, 2015
Pei and his wife are the friendliest people. They are so hospitable and obliging even for those who aren't staying at El Primero. The breakfast was delicious and they really took care of their customers.
January 2, 2015
Wonderful family run feeling. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and park.
December 1, 2014
smell so bad
November 12, 2014
Door from street into hotel lobby always locked, which while safe, it was necessary to ring an intercom to gain entrance. It would be nice if room keycard could open door. A minor complaint.
Small, friendly hotel. Innkeeper are helpful and accommodating. Located in a safe downtown area short drive to airport. Clean, comfortable rooms.
November 3, 2014
Same breakfast was served multiple days. Need to get down early for full variety and to make sure it is warm. Because of the caring of the inkeepers I am sure if I had asked they would have heated the food but it was lukewarm when I went the last half hour.
Inkeepers are kind and attentive. They make you feel like they are glad you are there and try to accomodate your needs. Older rooms but immaculately clean and beds are comfortable, My bathroom had been updated. Met people from around the world. If you want conversation with others it is available if you do not, thats okay too, Will stay here again when visiting San Diego
October 23, 2014
Free parking place is more important than place for self-driving travelling. The hotel is nice and warm. My husband and I felt comfortable. My husband loves breakfast very much.
October 22, 2014
Not being able to get into the hotel without the owner opening the door for us, great security but difficult if you want to stay out late?
I've always wanted to try this place since last summer because it sounded terrific and it's beyond terrific! My husband and I had a wonderful time; the breakfast, the room, courtyard and bed were all great. Great location too!
October 22, 2014
All was good!
Staff, clean, location, good restaurants close by
October 7, 2014
The owners are great and really go out of their way to make folks feel welcome and see to their needs.
October 1, 2014
Having to buzz to get someone to open the front door upon return every time someone goes out.
Vintage and charming. Not a large chain so nice to be able to support small business. Very much enjoyed our stay! It's old so a bit quirky but for us that is part of the charm. Breakfast was good too.
September 24, 2014
street noise of bus stop
great part of town
September 24, 2014
We felt very safe and enjoyed our stay very much. It was quiet and so comfortable. We specially liked that the hotel lobby doors were locked at night. The breakfast was very tasty and the eating area was so nice.
September 11, 2014
I liked the convenience of the location. The staff are great.
September 8, 2014
The only thing I didn't like was when I was showering the water changed from warm to very hot the cold.
The staff was wonderful friendly and very helpful, I'm moving to the area and they were very informative.
September 4, 2014
Quiet and comfortable rooms. Excellent staff that engages with guests and who are very responsive to any needs. Great breakfast! Safe and secure facility. Convenient location for the San Diego area.
August 29, 2014
Owners were incredible and kind. Breakfast was delicious. Incredible value for dollar spent in the area.
August 19, 2014
It is a little bit older since it's a restored facility.
The staff is very friendly and accommodating for this little bed and breakfast that's within striking distance of the local attractions- not too far away from anything.
August 18, 2014
I was warned that Chula Vista was too far off the beaten track - if someone tells you that, ignore them. Chula Vista is a small, sleepy, charming little southern California town and the peaceful Inn matches that atmosphere perfectly. The contrast with hectic, tourist-packed Old Town couldn't be greater. I had appointments in San Diego and there was no problem getting there on time. The innkeepers are charming as well as kind and helpful. Their breakfast mango and papaya were an unexpected treat. Speaking of food, there are some very good local restaurants - for unusualness, a Mexican/Thai taqueria stands out, and for simply fabulous food and service you can't beat Italianissimo, just a couple of blocks down the street. If I have a chance I'll definitely be back again!
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