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San Diego, CA, United States
7 Oct — 14 Oct
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San Diego, CA, United States
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Cheap car rentals in San Diego

Economy₪128/day
Compact₪144/day
Intermediate₪136/day
Standard₪146/day
Minivan₪163/day
Full-size SUV₪258/day
Premium₪166/day
Luxury₪175/day
Convertible₪249/day
Premium SUV₪190/day
Intermediate SUV₪159/day
Standard SUV₪180/day
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San Diego car rental reviews and directory

Payless

3.8

Mediocre

1272 reviews

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

3.9

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 296 4966

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, but no one inquired about my level of satisfaction so I did not have the opportunity to tell them that the car reeked of cigarettes and was overdue for maintenance (according to the maintenance required info on the display).

Cons:

Everything was terrible. I was overcharged. My stated rate for two days was about $92. When I picked up the car, I was charged about $105. I requested clarification from the Payless rep, but he just kept repeating the amount he said was owed in a manner clearly intended to beat me into submission. There was a line of customers, so I gave in. When I got to the car, it was a compact even thought I had ordered intermediate. Even more disturbing, it had a strong perfume-ish scent. It’s been so long since I rented a car that wasn’t fresh and clean that it didn’t immediately occur to me that Payless was trying to cover a nasty odor. They were. Within a few minutes of leaving Payless, there was an overwhelming stench of cigarette smoke that permeated the car and even my home garage once I got the car home. And, the car’s display said it was overdue for service by over 40 days. All around awful.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Our flight landed 3 hours late. By the time I got to the rental place they had sold my reserved car to someone else. (Personally, I think that if you pay and reserve a car it should be there when you get there. Either way they get the money whether you show up or not.) The guy at the counter told me that they didn't have any more cars to rent. Then he suddenly found one, but it was a small size SUV instead of an economy car. There was an up charge for this. By the time I was out of there it was late and I was exhausted. I signed because I needed a car to get the family to the hotel. During my time there I witnessed this same thing happen to 3 other customers. At the time it didn't occur to me that something wasn't right. I just needed to get the wife and kids to the hotel. When I woke up the next morning I realized that I had paid over $100/ day for a car rental. When I called back to clarify my bill the gentleman told me that everything looked right on their end, but that I could return the car, and they would reimburse me for the un used days. Still waiting for that reimbursement. Totally felt scammed. After I dropped off the car at Payless the next day(11 hours after picking it up) I ended up renting a car from Alamo for $37.75/ day. Missed out on 3 hours of beach time with the family, but worth the savings for me to return the rental and go somewhere else.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The prices, the upgrades, and the knowledge of vehicles

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Luis was friendly but felt like he was trying to scam me into “upgrading” my car.

Cons:

Lack of clarification on website on what car you are paying for and additional fees that you pay when you pick up the car but not expressed before. I will not use Kayak or Payless again

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Kind helpful staff, easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

The car quality for money was not great, the key was broken with a hole drilled to attach the tag for the car, the car had an animal odor, and the windows and all doors had to be locked and unlocked manually, the windows also had to be manually rolled up and down. The car I had selected was a Hyundai Sonata and we ended up with something that was supposedly similar, but it did not feel that way.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

overcharged in the end. need to contact payless

1 out of 330

Alamo

8.9

Excellent

557 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.7

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1741

Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to pick up the car the night before and saved money

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, fast easy courteous. employees seemed happy. rental car employees not usually that way.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were great. They showed us how to work some of the new features on the car. The car was in excellent condition; it was brand new!

Cons:

Nothing

9.6 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo was great. But it was my second choice, after my first choice -- some no name rental agency called Mex, selected initially via Kayak, which routed me through Rentcars.com -- was a friggin disaster. I landed at 6 pm, the time of my reservation, only to discover that the rental office was already closed. There was no one to help me, no number to call, no customer service from anyone in that chain, including Kayak. It was a friday evening at 6. I tried 4 other rental agencies; they were either out of cars or were asking insane amounts of $$ for them. I had to get a ride from the airport, and come back the next morning to rent from Alamo. (Which was great.)

Cons:

Alamo was great. Avoid Mex Rent a Car and Rentcars.com at all costs. No one picks up the phone at Mex and you can't leave a voicemail. The number for Rentcars doesn't work, and the email responses are all in Portuguese. I'm not kidding. Why Kayak continues to use these vendors is a mystery to me. Makes me reconsider my choice in travel apps.

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful in securing a gas discount for me when the car I reserved wasn’t available.

Cons:

Don’t oversell cars! If I book a pickup, giving me a dodge caravan minivan because you oversold pickup trucks isn’t providing excellent service.

5.6 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was great

Cons:

Have the selected class or better available. I don’t consider an infinity to be the same class as an Escalade

1 out of 81

Economy Rent a Car

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.9

2 locations in San Diego

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1025 W Laurel Street

+1 844 557 2837

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2367 India Street

+1 619 546 4200

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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. Great value and great service!

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I never got the car. The car rental place was closed by the time I tried getting the car. I had to rent else where for my trip.

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. ease of return. good dependable car at good price.

Cons:

Came at about 7:00 in the evening and took a while to get the shuttle from the car rental center to the Economy car rental location. May need better staffing in the evenings and nights.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly. Efficient service. Straight to the point.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was fast, got lyft ride back to house took 5 minutes to get there. Great rental price

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice and professional stuff.

Cons:

They should put a sign on their office.

1 out of 21

Enterprise

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.6

14 locations in San Diego

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1 Park Blvd

+1 619 696 5000

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1333 Camino Del Rio South

+1 619 260 1505

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2305 Pacific Hwy

+1 619 294 7774

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2740 Lytton Street

+1 619 225 0848

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2780 Garnet Ave

+1 858 490 1510

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3299 Holiday Court

+1 858 404 0700

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1739

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3851 El Cajon Blvd

+1 619 229 2300

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6330 Marindustry Dr

+1 858 455 0075

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6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 404 0700

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7993 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 560 9050

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900 F St Ste 167

+1 619 696 5000

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9292 Miramar Rd # 28

+1 858 689 8523

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950 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 296 7493

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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was super easy, picking up and dropping off.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

All fine

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car

Cons:

I had to stand in line for 90 minutes (no exaggeration) to get my rental.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Not the car i reserved no choice but to get it

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It should be a full tank not empty gas when i got it

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t like anything, because there was nothing to like. I went to get my rental at the time that you told me to. But you didn’t have any cars available and didn’t allowed me to have one. I had to buy me a ticket on Amtrak. For the money that you took from me, get prepare, I’m going to sue you. An less you put that money back on my card😡 you should not had made the reservation if you didn’t have a car to rent.

Cons:

To have an available car to be rented. You charged me knowing that you were sold out😡😡😡😡😡

1 out of 105

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.9

12 locations in San Diego

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1 Market Place

+1 619 702 4524

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10920 Technology Place

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1120 W Laurel Street

+1 619 557 8499

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1441 Camino Del Rio South

+1 619 294 4023

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2667 Garnet Avenue B

+1 858 483 1015

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2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 844 705 8085

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 767 5700

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3370-3420 Kettner Blvd

+1 619 696 9815

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4240 La Jolla Village Dr.

+1 858 458 0638

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5910 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 600

+1 619 285 9905

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6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard

+1 858 320 9051

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8039 Balboa Avenue, Suite B

+1 858 503 7755

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2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Car was extremely dirty (have video/pics), gas was only 3/4 full when picked up and the web site when scheduling was to be picked up at airport rental area but was told we had to go 17 miles for car, thus causing us to get Uber to get to other Hertz. Not fun experience. Did not have to pay return of car to airport and not original location.

6.0 Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy when I picked it up. Also, there was less than 1/2 tank of gasoline. Almost as soon as I got out of the lot, the tire pressure alarm went off and I had to go find air to fill one of the tires. The car was well "used". The floor carpet on the passenger side was coming up. Other than the above, the car drove and rode well on the 1600 mile trip.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Easy check-in, great selection of cars to choose from, no pressure to upgrade car, easy check-out.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Very efficient, especially for how late at night we got in. Also very easy to return the car.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Took a whole hour to pick up the car because they didn't have enough personnel. Drop off was a nightmare. Drop off was inside Hilton but there were no indications whatsoever. To add insult to injury I was charged a late delivery fee because I was 20 minutes late returning the car while I wasted over 30 minutes looking where to go and 1 hour to pick up the car. Ludicrous. LAX must be a low traffic location because no one works on Sunday. I had to drop off keys and paperwork in a box and hope for the best.

6.0 Good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The individual checking us in tried to sell us on a cheaper option to find out it wasn't cheaper and we had to go back to our initial reservation. It ended up taking us nearly 30 minutes to check-in for a reservation that we had settled online in advance.

1 out of 192

Avis

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

11 locations in San Diego

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1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

+1 858 454 4621

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7137

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2790 Kurtz St Ste 1

+1 619 220 4920

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 688 5000

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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 0400

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4550 La Jolla Village Drive

+1 858 450 6553

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500 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 574 5377

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640 Broadway

+1 619 544 0438

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7815 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 974 8630

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8720 Miramar Road

+1 858 271 0018

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Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

+1 619 588 1309

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2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Had no cars

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly

Cons:

I’m a US born citizen, living overseas (military), and needed to use my military USAREUR license as well as my international drivers license as my US was stolen (stolen wallet). I called ahead of time to ensure I would be able to make a reservation and was told by customer service that I would. I booked my rental via prepay. When I arrived to the rental office, however, I was told that because I used my international license that I would have to do a second deposit of $250 but it would have to be via credit card. I was not told this beforehand, so I didn’t bring a credit card with me. The agent told me I could call the customer service hotline and get a refund do to the situation. However, I called and was told “well our policy is you need an additional credit card, so you will not be refunded, is there anything else I can do for you”. Now, I’m out $171 because of missing information and being told I could get my money back when apparently I can’t.

8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great and everything was super easy

Cons:

The car smelled of marijuana and smoke and floor mats were ripped, could have been cleaner

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I have reserved with Avis three times now and theee times they have no car available when I got there. The third time I had called to confirm they were not out of cars. They said as long g as I arrive by 1pm I would get a car. I was there at 11:30. No cars available. I will never ever use Avis Budget again.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

There was NOTHING to like, horrible experience with Avis. Avis (Suzanne, the location manager: San Diego, CA Miramar Rd Location, (858) 271-0018) rented out all of their cars and told me they would not be able accommodate my reservation I made and secured with a credit card days before arriving, ultimately leaving my family of four stuck without a car. I then called Avis' main number, talked to Maggie, they were not able to offer assistance to find a replacement car either and basically told me tough luck. To add to the frustration, a day later they charged my credit card a $50 "No Show" fee for not picking up the car I reserved that they didn't have. From talking to others at the hotel it sounds like they do this often. Live and learn for me, no more Avis car rentals.

Cons:

Obviously Avis should have managed the situation better. (1) have a car for the reservation, (2) make arrangements for when Avis over-rents and fails to provide a car for a reservation, (3) not charge a $50 to a family that didn't get a car in the first place.

6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off was pretty easy.

Cons:

Old food left from previous renter. This shows how they didn't clean the car beforehand. Also, the previous renter left their paperwork with all of their information in the glove compartment. I shouldn't be able to know the details of the previous renter. Again, shows how they didn't clean or look through the car.

1 out of 85

Budget

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.5

11 locations in San Diego

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1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H

+1 858 456 2124

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7162

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2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1

+1 619 574 6975

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 680 4949

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3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103

+1 858 755 7457

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4550 La Jolla Village Drive

+1 858 320 9017

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500 Hotel Circle North

+1 619 220 0294

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640 Broadway

+1 619 544 0510

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7815 Balboa Avenue

+1 858 974 8632

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8720 Miramar Road

+1 858 271 0035

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Cross Border Xpress - 2745 Otay Pacific Dr

+1 619 644 1362

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10.0 Excellent

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Easy service

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Horrible service/ experience. Why no one called when I was Uber to get my car they were all out. They didn’t even cancel my rental. I still had to do it even though they didn’t had the van. Please consider other car rentals.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Rented a car with two patches in the tire. One let loose less than 40 miles down the highway. Luckily we were not in the desert driving when it happened. Roadside assistance sent us to a “more local” branch to swap out the vehicle and that branch had no clue we were coming. Total mess and I’m not stoked.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car wasn’t available. They canceled the reservation and we couldn’t rent a car.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
They cancelled my reservation last minute. Claimed they called my phone the day before which is not true. I showed up morning of and was told there were no more cars. Didn’t offer any help on alternatives.

6.0 Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Plan time to stand in line. Car was not all that clean.

1 out of 48

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.7

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday06:00 - 23:0000:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I took over 70 minutes waiting in line to pick up the car. Ridiculous. Never again.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

A hertz employee ended up helping us because the line was so long

Cons:

Horrible experience. Will never rent from dollar again.

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable, clean and drove easily - lousy mileage, but we got the sense that Californians dont care much, given the number of gas guzzlers we saw on the road at over $4.00/gal in most service stations - mixed in with Tesla's and Prius's. Odd contrast.

Cons:

All good with exception of Drop-Off. Unclear directions in the final stretch of the exercise (needed to turn up a lane in the garage that was hidden behind other cars). No staff present and when a fellow eventually showed up, he did not check the car, just told us to leave the keys in the car and all else would be dealt with - whatever that means - if there is any disagreement on gas (we filled up), damage (there was none), etc., how would one verify it after the fact?

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

I reserved a Nissan Pathfinder only to show up and get a Kia Sorrento. 6 people with luggage will not fit in a Kia. We had to pay a lot extra to get a Ford Expedition because they didn't have a Nissan or any SUV similar. The guy was really nice and gave us a discount for having to upgrade. I don't appreciate paying for one vehicle on this site only to show up having to pay hundreds more for a vehicle that will actually work. I will never book through here again.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It was perfect

4.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Hard to find the car rental. Another family was lost at the airport rental site. The car had been smoked in.

1 out of 72

Thrifty

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.8

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 877 283 0898

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4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and courteous, but the process was too long.

Cons:

More staff, better communication

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was excellent. Brand new. Returning the car was very fast with not problems.

Cons:

Have more notifications to take a CREDIT CARD. Small print on some customer agreement page is worthless. This was even more critical in San Diego, "Sorry, sir, We're so close to the border." If you wanted to use a debit card you need to have a flight... if not ... sorry too bad. I had to drive back and forth to get my credit card (my fault for not having it). When I was standing in line I saw about 12/18 people have an issue with CREDIT CARD / Debit Card. Update your policies modernize to use other payment methods. The people at the counter had no solutions for me and pointed me to curb to get an UBER. I cant imagine being out of town and being told that.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Dealt with one Staff member in pick up, she was very helpful

Cons:

Car “clean sticker” was broken. Found trash and a hair in the seat when we opened it. LOTS of damage to the car, dents, tears in the seat that Took us about 30 minutes to document, so that was a time constraint I wasn’t expecting. We rented a convertible on the top could not function on our way out and so we had to go back, it took for employees to figure out why it wouldn’t work. We laying our trip another 45 minutes. It took us almost 2 hours to rent a car not because of the checkout people but because of the vehicle itself being poorly maintained.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Time to stand in line for pickup was an hour. Unacceptable, care smelled like cigarettes

8.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful great customer service. Drop off was easy.

Cons:

They could have cleaned the inside of the car, made sure there was no left overs from the previous drivers.

4.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was poorly maintained...too many hidden costs

1 out of 76

Sixt

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.7

2 locations in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 888 749 8227

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+1 858 764 9338

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2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I chose sixth because on KAYAK it says that their rental car agency is in the terminal as opposed to the shuttle. Every rental car agency in the San Diego airport is in the rental car center which is a long way away from the airport and requires waiting in a huge line to get to it. The counter was understaffed – I canceled on the spot and booked Avis which is what I should’ve done from the beginning

6.0 Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
An additional fee, although only $11, was annoying.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Carlos at pick-up/front desk was so friendly snd helpful.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. Very helpful. My walker did not fit in the trunk so they gave us a different car

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, helpful, drop off was efficient

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

My reservation was canceled due to my flight being delayed two hours. I let them know my flight info but they still canceled it. My $100 reservation went to a $450 to get a small kia. Luckily Budget was able to get me in a full size car for $200. I had heard stories about SIXt being bad but no clue they were that bad.

Cons:

A little due diligence could go a long way.

1 out of 48

Ace

3.5

Mediocre

165 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.4

Value for money

3.7

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1002 West Juniper Street

+1 619 323 3100

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2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 619 591 9150

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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Never picked me up

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a fairly simple process.

Cons:

I called the day before we picked up our rental and the quoted price was $146. When we arrived, they told us our car rental was going to cost closer to $400. I was displeased but we needed a car as we were on vacation. So if you are considering utilizing ACE, beware that the quoted price is way below what you will actually pay.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasn't even able to rent the vehicle due to me living in san diego and wanting to rent it to go to las vegas and back couldn't take it out of state, but if I wasn't from here I was told i could rent the car and take it wherever I wanted. Won't be renting from them! You want a great rental car place go with Enterprise, have nothing but rave reviews for them and was able to rent within ours of being told no from Ace!

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing I’m very unhappy with this rental

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up my vehicle there was one employee working the desk, with quite a long line to even talk to a worker. Once I got inside the employee asked for my ID and credit card. I was then told the car I requested had not been available for about a year. He then tried to offer me a SUV priced at $412 compared to the $249 I was quoted. I had to leave the building to consult with my party only to have to wait about another 20 mins outside . Once I get to the counter for the second time the clerk then informed me of the under 25 clause and then it was going to be another $114 on top of the $412. I believe this to be highly unprofessional and requested a refund for the insurance. The employee said he could do that. I then called Priceline who I did my insurance through and was laughed at and hung up on. I called back and was told that I could expect a refund in 3-7 business days for the $88 I paid for for the insurance due to the car not being available. It’s been 7 days however and I still have not received the $88. This rental was felt with extremely unprofessionally. I’m highly disappointed.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much. Staff was extremely slow, and they had an extra $17 per day hidden fee.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They actually advertise that their cars must not leave San Diego County. And, the rep could have cared less that she left me hanging with no rental to get my group to Las Vegas.

1 out of 47

MEXRENTACAR

3.2

Mediocre

288 reviews

Cleanliness

4.2

Comfort

3.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.1

Value for money

3.5

4 locations in San Diego

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1002 West Juniper Street

+1 619 255 9094

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2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 866 496 2880

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1.9 Horrible

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Don’t use this company. Not onsite to the airport and shuttle service only from 8am-6pm.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

New car

Cons:

This location is not near the airport and you have to take two shuttles which was never mentioned. Also they charged me $80 extra when i went to pick up my car saying I have to pay those fees if not dont get my rental. It felt i was held hostage as had no choice

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean.

Cons:

Office doesn’t answer phone. Ever. Hours on their voicemail aren’t those kept by office. No overnight drop box. Not at airport. They don’t return calls. Waiver for liability is a scam. I will never rent from them again.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cheap

Cons:

Pick was awful.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing because they said or we scheduled to pick up the car at 6:00 PM and it was confirmed. We received emails for 6:00 PM pickup. When we went for pickup they were closed and there was already a customer waiting who said he had have a really hard time getting a car there. The gates were closed, no car for us. The response was “guy leaves 6:00 pm on the dot” Really? Worst place to book from. Never book your car here unless you want to take the risk of not having a car to drive when you get there.

Cons:

Everything - I don’t think this car rental should be permitted to operate if they don’t have the will to serve their customers with right information and service.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing at all

Cons:

this rental company should clearly indicate international customer have no option but they have to paid the liability insurance and it cost 16/day so customer don't get frustrate and choose the other rental car that does not mandatory on this. also they should need to mention that they don't care about the customer so they don't answer the phone no matter what and you need to find yourself to get to the rental car company. for customer, i will say look at the review before book this company and if they are lazy or stupid enough like me then they will learn the lesson hard way.

1 out of 76

Fox

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Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 432 0620

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6.0 Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

My vehicle was not ready on time so I had to return later. When I returned I was given the wrong vehicle, much less than I had paid for. The manager was not able to give discount because the rental was purchased thru Kayak. Will most likely never use Kayak or Fox again.

5.2 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off and pick up was very easy

Cons:

We had our rental car broke into and staff that I called laughed at me saying my claim number was wrong. They also told me that if we needed to be picked up they couldn’t do it because we had a family of 5 and they could only take up to 4 people. So stayed that we had to find a ride to the airport ourselves or just drive it back in the condition it was in. They also told me that even though we had a bad situation happen if our car was not back on time we would get charged for it being late and entire extra day. We also we supposed to get a gull size car and we did not get that. Very disappointed and will not rent from them again!!!!

6.0 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff

Cons:

took awhile to get through the line at the counter for pick-up. And, when I needed to change the credit card I initially used, I couldn't do it at drop-off. it took quite a process to get it switched.

2.8 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Fox refused to honor the price agreed upon through Kayak. They were going to charge me $65 more per day. I will never rent with Fox and may never use Kayak again.

4.4 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was ok, but far from friendly. pickup guy failed to note the car was smashed in the side and repaired (evidenced by the non factory two tone paint work) and the return guy barely looked up from his device...

Cons:

it sure would have been nice to get the car i reserved (Toyota RAV4) or Better instead of the POS Mitsubishi Outlander (Sport(!) no less!!) i got for my family of four. poor comfort, lousy handling, acceleration, fit AND finish. an otherwise outstanding two week trip ended up be a series of non stop jokes over what a lousy vehicle we had.

6.4 Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

No children's car seats, had to purchase one myself. The rental agent lied to me about local gas prices to get me to purchase gas through Fox.

Advantage

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Borland Way

+1 619 491 3151

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great, I used kayak to do the reservation

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient drop off to airport

Cons:

Delay in service. Car not available on time.

6.8 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and fine, no issues.

Cons:

Long, slow line. Tried to up-sell everyone on a whole bunch of things.To get CDW waiver they made us show our car insurance records, and we had to call our agent to email them on the spot!

8.8 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Rental return in San Francisco is not in the rental return building and I was directed to a non existent location 20 minutes away in Burlingame only to find out that the real drop off was at an almost unfindable location on south canal. When I finally did arrive no one was being helped. 2 employees said they were short staffed. It took me a full hour to drop off my car

4.8 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fairly new.

Cons:

The car was dirty. Arrived at the rental place and had to wait while they "cleaned the car" even though I had a reservation. They must have just hosed it down even though it took 20 minutes. The dashboard was covered in dust, there was white residue on the seats, a whole slice of pizza in full view stuck down beside the seat, and pepperoni and cheese in multiple places through the car.

6.0 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Flight cancelled by Jet Blue. Could not re-schedule. Never picked up car/

Airport Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Diego

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904 W Grape St.

+1 877 826 4680

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2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked a van pickup 5pm and drop off at same time 2 days later. The day off, 3 hours before pickup, I get a phone call from the location telling me I need to pickup an hour early because they decide to close at 4 “today”. Of fine. “Oh and also you need to drop off before 10am in 2 days because we will be closed at 10am”. “Or you can pay an extra $60 for late drop off”. What?? Late drop off would mean I extend pass my 24h, which I’m not!! If you decide to close early how does that become my problem?? Very disappointing.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked a van for 2 days w/ 150 mile per day. Arrived at location to be told that policies “of this specific branch” have changed and are now 150 “per rental” (!!!??) Long story short it’s obvious Non sense. Worker at location didn’t show any compassion and on the phone corporate couldn’t do anything because “we are reservation center and customer center only works week days”. Customer service non existent, bummer for loyal and respectful customers like us but I guess that’s the way it goes now.

3.2 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Van was nice.

Cons:

Shuttle service was terrible/non existent. Rental office is a run down shack to smells of urine.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I can accurately rate this—they never showed up to pick me up. I waited a half hour for the shuttle and finally had to rent another car because I had a meeting in another town. I sincerely hope they didn’t charge my credit card.

3.6 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor attitude. Had to wait for an hr and dealt with screw you attitude from the front desk. The place was dirty and shady. The van was old (60k + miles) and dirty. It was conveniently near the airport so that is a plus. Most of all is the lady at the front desk who was awful.

9.6 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful. The drop off was super easy. We had a terrific vehicle for the cost.

Cons:

Didn't love that we had to go to the transit center for rentals & from there take another van (that we had to call & wait for). Also, we had to return by 2 or be charged extra to return it later to a different location (it was a Sat)- those were the only downsides to an otherwise great experience.

Pacific

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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2100 Kettner Blvd

619-233-3366

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2.0 Mediocre

May 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The company advertises unlimited mileage, however the rentals have major mileage restrictions. Rentals can only be driven locally and the rate is $.99/mile after 200 miles.

8.8 Excellent

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They were very friendly and helpful.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Going some where else

8.4 Excellent

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good customer service!

Cons:

It was off site of the rest of the car rental companies

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Pacific charged me twice as much as they estimated on Kayak. If that had been the extent of it, I may have left it alone. The day after I returned my car, however, the manager called to tell me that there is a "new scratch" on the front bumper. The car they rented to me was already scratched up, so I assumed he had gotten something confused and I could simply send the pictures I had snapped of the car before driving away from the lot. He sent me pictures of a car I'm not convinced is the car I rented, with a big scratch in the bumper, and asked that I have my lawyer call him. I have never felt so mistreated by a company. I'm certain that I had nothing to do with a scratch in the car I rented, and after consulting Yelp I noticed that Pacific has pulled this same stunt with at least one other customer. Do yourself a favor and stay far away.

6.4 Good

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Not busy. Car was there, ready to go.

Cons:

Car was old and had a lot of miles. It sounded as if it needed a tune up. Car had lots of scratches and dings. Didn't like that I had to catch a bus from the airport, a rental car center, then take another van to their rental place- added another layer of traveling around and loading/ unloading.

Silvercar

10.0

Excellent

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2548 Kettner Blvd

+1 855 359 2227

Monday07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday07:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great being able to select the exact car you want for a rental.

Cons:

Feel financially taken advantage for wanting a luxury specific car rather than a general “luxury category” rental.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly, pick up drop off was very smooth and easy

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great being able to select the exact car you want for a rental.

Cons:

Feel financially taken advantage for wanting a luxury specific car rather than a general “luxury category” rental.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly, pick up drop off was very smooth and easy

National

8.0

Excellent

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.0

One location in San Diego

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 833 763 1740

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8.8 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was very friendly

Cons:

everything was great but did not receive a truck with a full tank. the dial gauge on the dashboard showed the nail as full but the digital fuel gauge showed fewer miles than how I returned it. I explained this to the rental agent but he just blew me off.

8.0 Excellent

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car. Worked well. Pick up and drop off were mostly smooth

Cons:

I payed for a Sante Fe but got a Tuscon because I didn't immediately notice the difference. It worked out fine, but the Sante Fe is superior from what I learned.

4.0 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We picked out our car, installed a car seat and packed it up. We were then told that National was going to sell the car so we needed to pick out a different one. Not what we wanted to hear after a long day of travel.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The counter personnel were well-dressed, competent, and treated me like I was their only customer.

Cons:

Nothing to dislike...

6.0 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Direct car pickup at the car

Cons:

The quality of the car was below national standard

9.6 Excellent

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent was very efficient

Cons:

Only one agent at counter

Europcar

5.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

Please Go To Fox Counter

+1 619 432 0620

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4.0 Okay

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Didn’t appreciate some of the customer service

6.0 Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The car rental desks are NOT “at the airport”. Usually that term implies that the rental desks are in the arrival terminal. At San Diego airport, you have to take a 15 minute shuttle ride. While the car rental center is technically “at the airport” because it sits on airport property, I felt deceived by the description.

NU Car

3.8

Mediocre

19 reviews

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.5

Value for money

4.2

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 844 270 2377

Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:00 - 16:00

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6.0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Time between shuttles from the airport was very long. Add an hour, or more, to your plans to get to the rental agency and drive out.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a great experience and low deposit and great prices! I will be a repeat customer for sure.

Cons:

be open on Sunday

2.4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything could have been better. This rental place is a joke and I will NEVER use them again.

6.8 Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were talking about internal issues (employee not returning and renting a car correctly) for about 3 minutes before acknowledging and helping me. Then had to wait while they figured out which car was available and was told they couldn’t rent it because they car had technically not been returned in the system. They eventually spoke with employee that did not return car and returned it in system with an override. The company then started cleaning the car and I had to wait about 5 minutes for it to be “wiped down.” The license plates were expired and there were spill stains on 3 out of 4 mats. There was also sand in back seat and passenger seats and floors; it was not vacuumed. The tires were very worn.

Cons:

Returning the car was quick and simple. The car had no problems mechanically and smelled clean.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
A car would have been better.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Unwilling to work with unforeseen changes in travel. Rude.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2022

KAYAK
There’s nothing to like about such an unprofessional place with unprofessional service people from start to finish. I would never recommend this car rental service which has nothing NU about it; it reminds me more of the kind of service you would typically find in a 3rd world country. Don’t get tempted by the lower price than other more professional car rentals.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
car was canceled

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
I will never ever go back to this rental company, I have talk to other renter on the transport to the airport, they said same thing very horrible experience.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2022

KAYAK
The minivan we reserved was not available when we arrived, and no comparable backup vehicle was provided. Applying for refund was not straightforward… still waiting for refund. Selected NU car due to the lower price, but will not be using them again.

GREEN MOTION

No score is available

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-

Comfort

-

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-

Value for money

-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1025 W Laurel St

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

1 877-247-3362

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4.0 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The first car we were given had some type of mechanical problems. I wouldn't go more that 20 mph up a hill. This car was replaced with another car of the same type but older, with less features. We made due.

4.4 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not what the Kayak

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

easy access to the car! LOVE my SMART CAR!!!!

9.6 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

fast pick up/drop off. 24 hour shuttle service to and from airport because all rental company is housed at same location (San Diego Airport)

Cons:

Service agent at pickup counter was too aggressive in pushing additional insurance. Know what your personal policy covers and be firm that you do NOT want any extras (if that is the case)

7.2 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Relatively quick pickup and processing, car was in good condition and performed well. Associate at the desk was professional and friendly. Car was newer model Hyundai.

Cons:

First, got charged an extra fee for extending the rental that was not mentioned even though I had explicitly asked in advance. Required proof of insurance at check-in, which I've never had requested before.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Inexpensive.

Cons:

The "rental car insurance" ads lead me to buy insurance while I was online reserving a car. What I didin't know -- Even with the reading of the clauses which are difficult to understand -- was that my own car insurance company would be the one I'd contact first before this one kicked in. (According to the clerk at Green Motion.) So I ended up buying the one offered by Green Motion, and wasted money on Allianz.

E-Z Rent-A-Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Borland Way

+1 619 326 4285

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

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4.0 Okay

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They finally gave us a free double upgrade

Cons:

The first three cars we ere offered were either dirty or had a cosmetic problem (a license plate that was falling off). Dropping the car off was very confusing with little assistance because a lack of personnel. Would not rent from them again.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

None. I did not go!

Cons:

Service! Been calling the past three weeks to cancel the rental car and no one picks up the phone! Left messages and no one returns my calls! Still waiting! Wish someone from Kayak or E-Z Rent-A-Car could help me!!!

5.6 Okay

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The value. The gentleman who checked us in was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

It took them 45 mins to pick us up from the airport!!!!

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

we waited 20 minutes and i had to go yo Hertz

4.0 Okay

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We booked the reservation online that stated in bold, Unlimited Miles. We were traveling from San Diego to Phoenix. Unfortunately, unlimited does not mean unlimited. Our rental price would have doubled due to a fee per mile after 150 miles. We chose not to go through with the rental as a result, which was extremely disappointing. This survey is also frustrating because I can't adjust the rating for each category. Overall, it was a poor experience.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They accept debit cards! This is an issue sometimes in this industry. They also didn't require me to purchase any extra insurance because I was using a debit card (it was still ootional). Friendly staff, super quick, not a lot of paperwork. More than reasonable prices. I'm a happy customer.

EZ Van

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5 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3225 North Harbor Dr

+1 760 846 6223

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3355 Admiral Borland Way

+1 760 846 6223

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3705 Pacific Hwy

+1 760 846 6223

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6904 MIramar Rd#108

+1 866 735 8267

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8291 Aero Place

+1 760 846 6223

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1st Van Rental

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3 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 858 333 7775

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3225 North Harbor Dr.

+1 858 333 7775

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8291 Aero Pl

+1 858 333 7775

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ADDCAR RENTAL

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1516 W Redwood St 100

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 855 313 9431

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Eagle Rent A Car

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2400 Kettner Boulevard

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3655 Camino Del Rio West

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Easirent

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-

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

McClellan–Palomar Airport

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San Diego International Airport

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Fox Autorent

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego Airport Lindberg Fld S. Diego SAN

+1 619 432 0620

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San Diego Cross Border Xpress CBX

+1 619 591 9150

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Midway

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-

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2263 Pacific Highway

+1 619 238 9600

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3355, Admiral Boland Way

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Rent Car For Less

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1025 W. Laurel Street

+1 619 232 8282

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 877 247 3362

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United Auto Rental

No score is available

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-

Comfort

-

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-

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-

2 locations in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1516 W Redwood #100

+1 619 688 1800

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 855 313 9431

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A Plus Car & Truck

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2008 India Street

+1 619 233 8300

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego, San Diego County, California

+1 619 326 4285

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All Star Rent a Van

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3338 kettner blvd

+1 866 925 8695

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Atwest

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3260 1/2 Rosecrans St

+1 619 223 2343

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Avr

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego Airport

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Elita Rent A Car

No score is available

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-

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-

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego Airport Lindberg Fld S. Diego SAN

+1 619 326 4285

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Flight Car

No score is available

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego airport

+1 844 742 5870

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Goldcar Rental SP

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Boland Way San Diego Ca

+1 619 432 0620

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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego Airport

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MAGGIORE

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego airport

+1 619 296 4966

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Orange County Van Rental

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

225 North Harbor Drive

+1 888 452 8267

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Pacific Rent A Car

No score is available

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-

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2100 Kettner Blvd

+1 619 233 3366

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Priceless

No score is available

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-

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-

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-

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-

One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1858 San Diego Ave

619-752-1967

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Rent-4-Less

No score is available

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-

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-

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2305 Pacific Hwy

(619) 260 0340

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Rhodium

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

San Diego Airport. On-airport. 3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 432 0620

Monday04:00 - 23:59
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
Friday04:00 - 23:59
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:59

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San Diego Rental Auto

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

2067 Fifth Ave

+1 619 655 9327

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Sunnycars

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

3355 Admiral Boland Way

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Super Easy Car Rental

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1021 West Maple Street

+1 619 243 0249

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

150 W Broadway

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U-Save

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

1025 W Laurel St

+1 424 295 0587

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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

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One location in San Diego

Locations in San Diego

4085 Pacific Hwy

+1 800 940 9332

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6718 travelers who rented a car in San Diego gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car rental locations in or near San Diego

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Average price

₪216/day

Good deal

₪196/day

When to book a rental car in San Diego

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Top tips for renting a car in San Diego

  • Driving around San Diego is the most convenient and comfortable way of getting to know all corners of the region, as the freeway system is fairly easy to navigate and traffic is manageable (aside from during rush hour). Because public transportation services are unreliable in the city, staying mobile by renting a car is the best option. It is also ideal for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city, such as the wine country of nearby Temecula, or those who want to embark on a road trip along the California coast.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found in the San Diego International Airport (SAN), at the Consolidated hire Car Center just outside the airport. The hire Car Center is accessible via free shuttle bus services that stop at all terminals.
  • Although the freeway system isn't generally complicated, always have a map or a GPS on hand to help you. When driving downtown, beware of tourists or other reckless drivers who may be too used to driving in the city. If you’re interested in hopping across the border to Mexico, make sure you talk to your hire agency, as they may need to provide specific documentation, such as car insurance that is also valid in the neighboring country. But if your plan includes a day trip to Tijuana, it's easier to just park your car on the U.S. side of the border and walk across.
  • Although traffic is manageable, roads are usually fairly busy throughout San Diego, so avoid rush hours both in the morning (between 6:30 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 3:30 and 6:30 pm) if you don't want to be stuck in traffic for longer than needed. Freeways along the coast also get pretty packed on weekends, especially the I-5.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Diego for ₪196 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Diego are around 0% more expensive than airport locations on average

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