El Primero Hotel

416 Third AvenueChula Vista91910USA
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About El Primero Hotel

The El Primero Hotel Hotel is a boutique-style bed and breakfast. The newly refurbished hotel is housed in one of the area’s oldest art deco buildings.

Rooms are chic and simple, decorated with carpeted floors and neutral colours. Provided in each unit are complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and a flat screen television. All are non-smoking and some additionally contain mini-fridges.

Facilities at the hotel include a concierge, 24-hour reception, free secure parking and a courtyard.

A complimentary home-cooked breakfast is provided by the El Primero which includes fruit, fresh bread and various hot foods as well. A number of restaurants serving many different cuisines are within walking distance of the property.

Chula Vista Center and Chula Vista Nature Center are both within a two-mile radius of the hotel. Various San Diego sites are less than a half-hour drive away such as Seaport Village, SeaWorld and Petco Park.


416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA, 91910, USA
Telephone: +1(619)4254486 | Fax: +1(619)4253938 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Ample parking space

Given the hotel’s prime location in downtown Chula Vista and the several places of interest a short drive away, El Primero’s secure parking is extremely convenient and there is enough for all guests, even when fully booked.

Friendly, personable owners

The proprietors at El Primero leave each and every guest in awe of their friendly service and ensuring each guest enjoys some good conversation and personal, home-like experience.

Top quality free breakfast

Even compared to many restaurant and paid hotel breakfasts, El Primero’s daily breakfast buffet is a winner with previous guests for its variety in options (fruit, sausages, fresh bread and more) as well as being mostly home-made by the owners which just adds to the home-away-from-home atmosphere and experience.

Negative Reviews

No restaurant or bar on site

There is no in-house dining after breakfast and rooms have no microwave to heat up food, which some may prefer especially with takeout, for example. Some do have mini-fridges however, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area.

Guests must ring the bell to enter front door

The only access into the hotel is the one door which leads from the street to the lobby and this is usually locked. Guests must ring the bell and wait for the staff to unlock it for them which can be a slight inconvenience at times.

Main street can get noisy

As the hotel is on a fairly busy main street, there may be some noise from traffic in the rooms that face the street. There are however rooms that face away from this main street.

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