El Primero Boutique B&B Hotel

416 Third Avenue | Chula Vista, CA 91910-4603  [SEE MAP]Chula Vista, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Always a nice experience

Feb 21st, 2020

This affordable and attractive small hotel makes for a nice stay. This was my 4th visit! Friendly family run place with a great help-yourself breakfast and walking distance to nice restaurants and shops. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great place to stay near San Diego

Feb 18th, 2020

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. It's a lovely historic building, with cozy rooms each themed after famous San Diego sites or landmarks. Family owned and felt very homey (we stayed 6 nights). Owners are very friendly and personable. Great free breakfast with lots of fresh fruit and homemade banana bread and hard boiled eggs for protein. You can eat in the small area indoors or in the very lovely outside courtyard, with lots of interesting plants surrounding you - very charming! Free and ample parking right beside the building. Located on the main downtown Chula Vista strip, so easy to walk to cafes and shops. We stayed on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator - not a problem at all for us, but request the first floor if you don't do well with stairs. I left my wedding ring and some other jewelry in the room when we departed and called the owner on the way to the airport. Rufino immediately went to our room and found my jewelry and promised to mail it to me. They are such nice and sincere people I didn't give it another thought or worry. A week later my jewelry arrived very carefully wrapped, packed and insured - with postage cost of $29. I called and paid for the postage with my credit card, but that was my choice as Rufino did not ask me to pay for the postage or his time to package and mail it - I was very appreciative of this care and effort! We are looking forward to staying here again next time we go to San Diego! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Over Night Stay

Jan 30th, 2020

We had a very nice stay at the El Primero Boutique Hotel. The owner was delightful. He was very helpful, giving us tips on good places to eat, letting us have a late checkout if we needed it, serving breakfast and coffee. He and his wife were very kind and gracious. We had planned to get our business in Chula Vista done early and head back to the beautiful hotel for a bit longer but were detained. Hopefully we will get to stay there again sometime! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Feels like Home

Jan 25th, 2020

My family and I really enjoyed this family-owned hotel. It was fascinating learning the history of the hotel from Karen. Most of the door knobs are original and I believe the bell at the front desk is made of copper. The building is very charming. There was a nice spread for breakfast. My 5 year old son must have thought the cut fruit was made just for him. :) Karen, Pie and Sol were great with my son and with my family. Before leaving for the airport, I had asked Pie if we could have their Banana Nut Bread to go. Like clockwork, Sol had the Banana Nut Bread already sliced, ready to go. :) They helped make the trip to the airport run so smoothly. I had also asked Karen to check us in and print our boarding passes the day before and it was done! We couldn't ask for anything more and we would be happy to stay here again. If you're looking for a big chain hotel this is not the place for you. But you want a place that treats you like family, El Primero Hotel is the one. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Nicest hotel stay I have ever had. The family owing and running the hotel made the experience of staying there wonderful

Jan 18th, 2020

Our room was upstairs, small but quaint. Breakfast in the morning was very good. Parking was free, it was easy to get in and out of and it was not totally filled up even on the weekend. The owners were wonderful and responded immediately to a few of our requests. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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