El Primero Boutique B&B Hotel in Chula Vista California
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Hosts: Pie & Sol Roque

Guestrooms: 20

Address: El Primero Hotel, 416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 USA

Telephone: 619-425-4486

Fax: 619-425-3938

Activities/Attractions: Chula Vista, with a population approaching 225,000, is the county’s second largest city. Located seven miles south of downtown San Diego and seven miles north of the world’s busiest international border crossing, Chula Vista is at the crossroads of the region.

Chula Vista is proud to be home to the country’s only warm-weather, year-round, multi-sport U.S. Olympic Training Center and a nationally recognized concert venue, a wildlife preserve and a popular water theme park. Other nearby attractions include:

  • Chula Vista Nature Center
  • Chula Vista Marina
  • Coronado Island
  • Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District
  • Tijuana, Mexico
  • Knott's Soak City USA
  • San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park
  • Olympic Training Center
  • Old Town Historical Park
  • Sea World

"The rooms were clean, the staff was wonderful and a gourmet breakfast was included in my stay. I would love to stay again."

"I don't often feel motivated to write reviews for places I stay at, but I don't often see a small, family run place which takes this much pride in giving excellent service."

"My stay at El Primero was very comfortable, and the breakfast they provide was very good. The owner (inn keeper) is very serious about the business. He tries to take care every customer and make them feel comfortable staying in his place."

"This hotel is owned by a family dedicated to restoring and preserving a piece of Chula Vista history. The service is personal & gracious. I lived in San Diego for 20 years. Now, whenever I return, I will stay at this bed & breakfast because I feel I still have a home here. I highly recommend this quaint hotel to anyone who would like to experience the simple elegance of a bygone era."

"Pie and Sol are the owners of this nicely restored 1920s hotel just south of downtown San Diego. They were very welcoming and friendly, and they even gave us a rose, candies, and a personal card for Valentine's Day. The place isn't large or fancy, but it's clean and a great value for all the care you get!"

"This hotel was small but so nice. It was a diamond in the rough! It was clean and the beds were very, very comfortable. The owners stayed up past 1 am to make sure that were able to get into the hotel with no troubles after the concert. Very helpful with directions and the breakfast was fantastic."


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  • Designated Chula Vista's historic resource #73
  • 2005 Mayor’s Neighborhood Beautification Award
  • Owners recognized with the first ever "Historic Preservationist of the Year" Award and the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce "Businessman of the Year"
  • Nominated for Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO) Award
  • Nominated for Orchids Award by San Diego Architectural Society
  • Received state and congressional recognition

"My husband and I recently stayed in this hotel and found it very good. The owners are the nicest people, they go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. We would definitely go back."

General Information: Welcome to The El Primero Boutique Bed and Breakfast Hotel ... Chula Vista's best-kept hotel secret and hopefully your first choice for Service, Comfort and that special Family Touch! El Primero is within walking distance of downtown Businesses, Restaurants, Shops, Community Parks, Museums, the Weekly Farmer's Market and other Special Events venues.

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. Feel the warmth of a friendly accommodation as you enter the graceful marble lobby. Sense the Community's history as you walk the hallways. El Primero has the cozy ambience of a small Inn and the personal service of a Bed and Breakfast. Features include:

  • Richly appointed contemporary guest rooms
  • Each representing historic events and places
  • Equipped with modern conveniences such as premier cable TV, room climate control and Wi-Fi internet access
  • Relax in the sparkling clean bathrooms furnished with the very best in luxury amenities
  • 24 hrs around the clock guest services
  • Caring and friendly staff
  • Gorgeous courtyard and kiosk
  • Expanded complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Walking distance to local dining, shopping and hot spots
  • Minutes to San Diego destinations and the international border

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$99-140/night

Wake up to a sumptuous complimentary gourmet breakfast serve at the pantry to prepare you for a day of business meetings or sight seeing.

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"I stayed at the El Primero for two weeks for work. I had actually planned on staying somewhere closer to where I would be working during the second week, but decided the drive was worth it to stay at the El Primero. First class care and service."

"The staff were very helpful and friendly and remembered me by name. The room was very comfortable, especially the bed and everything was clean. Access to my room was easy at any time and parking was great. The continental breakfast was fresh and nice. I highly recommend it and will stay there again."

"El Primero is special in that it is a small, historic, boutique hotel with the warm feeling of a nice B&B. You get the privacy of a hotel, and the personal interaction at meals and lobby of a B&B. The hotel is owned by a family that lives on the premises. I feel these people are good friends now. I will always come back to El Primero when I visit San Diego."

"Very nice. Incredibly cozy and comfortable, owners go to extra lengths to make sure you feel welcome. Delicious breakfast buffet on their outdoor patio. Room was very comfortable - would not hesitate to sleep here again."