Book Budget car rentals in Sarasota

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Budget car rental prices in Sarasota

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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Sarasota

Overall Rating7.4 GoodBased on 177 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Overall
7.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.3
Value for money
7.4

Recent reviews

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10.0
Price,Reviewed 2024 Feb 25
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10.0
Staff was friendly and helpful. Car was clean, comfortable, and drove well.Reviewed 2024 Feb 13
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10.0
Entire experience went very smoothly. Thank you.Reviewed 2024 Feb 02
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10.0
Clair went out of her way to help us get a car after a fiasco with another rental place.Reviewed 2024 Jan 04
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10.0
The staff were great. Able to multitask and didn’t keep anyone waiting. I had an issue with a low air tire and they quickly got me a different car.Reviewed 2023 Dec 30
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2.0
Hello. I arrived very late at the airport due to flight delays. My flight had originated in the UK. I went to the desk and explained that I didn't think it would be safe to drive, and asked if I could collect from the Venice office the next day. I was told that wouldn't be a problem. I collected from the Venice Budget office the next day. The woman was very helpful, but again didn't indicated that there was any issue with collecting from a different place. I returned the car, again no issues. So I was very surprised to be hit with a nearly £200 charge for collecting from a different location. My sister would have driven me to the airport if we had been told that there would be a charge. I have queried through the provider I booked with (Qeeq) and was told that Budget wouldn't "budge" on the charge. I am very unhappy and wouldn't book with you again. Kind regards, Ann JonesReviewed 2023 Dec 15
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10.0
Very good! Wish the car was cleaner.Reviewed 2023 Dec 14
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4.0
Car was really dirty inside. Like gross. Peoples fingernails & dirt. Both inside and out. Food crumbsReviewed 2022 Apr 26
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10.0
Filed a loss item report ( cell phone ) that was left in car and have not heard back from Budget by call, text message or email.Reviewed 2021 Jun 23
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4.0
Pros:staff was friendly and pickup and dropoff was easyCons:gas tank wasn't full....returned the car with more than what was in it when I got it and got charged for not filling it....had a little hassle trying to get the extra charge taken off....car wasn't very clean and had an odor.Reviewed 2021 May 24
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8.0
Pros:Staff member at the terminal was awesome. Very personable, efficient and professional. I walked away satisfied and laughing at our last exchange. She was the last employee I saw while picking up our vehicle. Upon returning our vehicle we did locate an employee in the lot who was also quite friendly.Cons:The vehicle was dirty from the top to the wheel wells. The rear seats were still down which made it easier to put our luggage away but the area clearly had not been vacuumed. There were no employees to be found in the lot. There was a damaged front headlight which had markings on it indicating that it had already been observed by staff. Upon putting up the rear seats to pick up our children at the airport, We noticed that all rear seats were covered with dog foot prints of mud which I had to clean prior to picking up our guests. Clearly not COVID-19 sanitized.Reviewed 2021 May 20
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2.0
Cons:Tried to call 4 different Budget numbers first morning line would Say connecting to an agent and then disconnects very frustrating. The car smelled like weed/smoke when we picked it up. Came back 20 min after pickup to let the agent know. She said she would note it on account. I asked about a later check in she said if I was later then 1:25 I would be charged full day 47.00 base rate. So we decided we would pay extra. My husband wanted another car it was that strong , but I didn’t want to wait. Next drop off was a mess two workers told us differently on drop off I instructions. Left keys on car, take my paperwork and no one looked over car with us there which I wanted to because they was no damage and full tank. They said I d get email haven’t yet. Looked on pending charges and it’s way over amount..... never agaon. Want explanation of why it’s soooo much pendingReviewed 2021 May 16
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Sarasota?

Address

6018 Airport Circle

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 941 359 5360

Address

7010 South Tamiami Trail

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 941 921 7408

Address

435 North Washington Blvd

Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Phone

+1 941 806 6093

Good to know

Most popular location

6018 Airport Circle

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Sarasota

  • Budget car rentals in Sarasota give you top advantages when traveling the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. With a wide variety of rental cars, trucks, and SUVs available, Budget has the ideal option for you. Those who want ease of navigation, parking, and fuel efficiency will no doubt enjoy Budget’s compact car options, such as the Kia Rio, Kia Soul, or Ford Focus. Travelers wishing for a bit more room may opt for a sleek option like the Volkswagen Jetta or Volkswagen Passat, while those planning to explore the outdoors will benefit from a rugged and roomy pickup truck like the Toyota Tacoma or RAM Rebel.
  • Budget rentals also offer stylish luxury cars, for those seeking to travel the Gulf Coast in the maximum comfort. Enjoy cruising amongst the Sarasota Keys in options like the elegant Lincoln MKZ or streamlined Chrysler 300. If you seek luxury through performance, sporty cars like the Ford Mustang are available from Budget car rentals. Budget even has options that cater to those who wish to minimize their environmental impact, with hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius.
  • Families or large groups visiting Sarasota and its stunning coastal waters will be pleased with options that are suitable for many passengers. The Chrysler Pacifica is a long known and well trusted minivan that comfortably seats seven passengers and has room for two bags. Families will enjoy the ease of its four doors. For those looking to max out on space during a coastal road trip, the twelve passenger Ford Transit holds two bags and features the added spaciousness of a high roof.
  • Vacationers who book Budget car rentals in Sarasota should definitely take advantage of Budget’s many perks, such as the Fastbreak program. When you join Fastbreak, you enjoy experience-enhancing features like quick and easy pickups and drop offs. With free membership, Fastbreak participants get to avoid lines at the rental location with a quick valid driver’s license confirmation. Returns are just as simple. Those who opt to do Fastbreak’s Budget Choice program get even more perks like the ability to choose your rental from your phone or mobile device.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget in Sarasota are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Sarasota

  • Where is the best pickup location for Budget car rentals in Sarasota?

    Budget has three locations serving the Sarasota area, ensuring a great choice no matter where your trip takes you. The best location is at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), located in the airport terminal. This location is open from 7 am to 12 am, accommodating many landing and departure times. Budget car rentals are also available at 4715 14th Street W, close to the IMG Academy and further southward at 435 North Washington, close to downtown and sights like the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Bayfront Park.

  • Where are the best places to park Budget car rentals in Sarasota?

    With over 3000 public and 1100 metered parking spaces in the Downtown Sarasota area, you can relax about parking while driving Budget rental cars in Sarasota. Sarasota offers parking garages on Palm Avenue, State Street, St. Armands, or try the 2nd Street Garage. Sarasota also offers the Breezy Pass, which makes entering and exiting the city’s parking garages fast, simple, and contactless.

  • Do Budget car rentals in Sarasota offer any other benefits?

    In addition to its Fastbreak program, renters who go with Budget may also participate in Budget Rewards, a program that provides membership points with participating hotels, airlines, and other travel providers. Marriott Vacation Club, American Airlines Business ExtrAA, Choice Privileges, and Wyndham Rewards are just a few of the associated brands that can be rewarded through renting with Budget. Seasoned travelers will want to study all of the various Budget rewards partners when choosing their accommodations and travel arrangements to gain the most benefits.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in Sarasota?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Sarasota.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in Sarasota?

    Budget has 3 rental locations in Sarasota. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport (SRQ)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Sarasota Bradenton Intl airport (SRQ)?

    Yes