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Pick-up locationSan Diego
Rental locations104
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San Diego car rental reviews and directory

From ₪232/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (530 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Alamo
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 888 826 6893
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
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 23
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
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 13
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.
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 04
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 Okay2020 Sep 21
Pros: Drop off was greatCons: Have the selected class or better available. I don’t consider an infinity to be the same class as an Escalade
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 19
Pros: Loves the car ... wish I could of kept itCons: nothing honestly
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 02
Pros: The Enterprise staff was very helpful since there was no one in the Alamo booth at that hour to pick up the vehicle. I was upgraded to Premium Premium due to no Suburban available to pick up. I enjoyed driving the Cadillac Esclade.Cons: Nothing.
6.4 Good2020 Sep 01
Cons: The car battery kept dying so we kept having to get it jumped by folks driving by. This was a massive inconvenience
8.4 Excellent2020 Aug 15
Pros: Easy in and out serviceCons: roomer comfort in the vehicle
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 13
Cons: The wait time to complete the checkout is a bit long. We waited for 4 people in front of us, about 30 minutes.
9.2 Excellent2020 Aug 10
Pros: Very hands free pickup, Car was clean and ready to go!Cons: The vehicle was left in performance mode and was burning fuel when we didn't need to be doing that. Almost left us stranded.
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (562 reviews)
14 locations in San Diego
Enterprise
Locations in San Diego
1 Park Blvd+1 619 696 5000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1333 Camino Del Rio South #101+1 619 260 1505
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2305 Pacific Hwy+1 619 294 7774
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2740 Lytton Street+1 619 225 0848
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2780 Garnet Ave+1 858 490 1510
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3299 Holiday Court+1 858 404 0700
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 619 294 3313
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
3851 El Cajon Blvd+1 619 229 2300
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5816 Miramar Rd+1 858 455 0075
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6620 Mira Mesa Boulevard+1 858 404 0700
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7993 Balboa Avenue+1 858 560 9050
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
900 F St Ste 167+1 619 696 5000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
9292 Miramar Rd # 28+1 858 689 8523
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
950 Hotel Circle North+1 619 260 1505
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 01
Pros: Staff was super friendly at both the pick up and the drop off. However, I don't appreciate the fast talking sales person trying to upsell is a shady manner. Suddenly my one way rental jumped from $70 to $130 but luckily the customer service guy on the phone and the staff at the drop off location were super helpful, understanding and accommodating.Cons: Explain all the charges clearly and slowly and include actual pricing info instead of trying to just get the most out of every customer. People are on strict budgets these days and lack of transparency and not having the customers best interest in mind will cause you to lose business.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 21
Cons: Called the car company several times after landing at San Diego Airport to request customer pick up and no answered the phone. My fiancé and I spent several hours waiting. The worst experience I’ve ever had with a car rental company and with Kayak.
9.6 Excellent2020 Sep 19
Pros: Car was what we needed and had great safety features.Cons: Pick up was slow. You had to wait outside and hope someone in the office would see you. Maybe adding a door bell/buzzer would help speed up the process.
6.0 Good2020 Sep 05
Pros: Assistant Manager was helpful but could have done more to correct the problems and make me feel like my business was appreciated.Cons: Vehicle was a complete mess upon pick-up. Dirt, dust and dead bugs all over the front of the car. More crumbs and dirt inside the vehicle. Like, so much that it was first thing I noticed when I opened the doors. When I asked the employee if the car had been cleaned the only response I got was, “ I tried.” Enterprise has some pretty strict cleaning guidelines for covid but this particular employee refused to adhere to the mask policy because “it was too hot.” Watched the Manager scold her for it. Apparently she had already been warned...
4.0 Okay2020 Sep 03
Cons: The car smelled of smoke, and was not clean.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 24
Cons: Quickand easy
8.0 Excellent2020 Aug 21
Cons: We made full use of the Yukon xl - our trip to Sequoia Nat’l was fun and worked out perfect
9.6 Excellent2020 Aug 16
Pros: Rental experience was easy.Cons: Would have preferred the Ford Transit over the GM van as the comfort and amenities were nicer and the ride and handling is much better in the Ford.
6.0 Good2020 Aug 07
Pros: Pick up person was okCons: The cost I got on line was $143, but when I picked up car they had a new price of over $230. After my trip I had to make several calls to get it adjusted to the price I was given when I booked.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 05
Pros: muy amigable el equipo en especial Eric
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Rated #3
Dollar
7.9 Good (446 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Dollar
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 23
Pros: The drop off was inefficient. Dollar returns were being ahndled by Hertz. I didn't have anybody come up to me and the car and try to help me check out upon my arrival. Onstead, 25 minutes after my return, they checked out the car while there were very few cars in the return lot. This resulted in assessment of an unfair extra hour of rental to me, which they asessed to me and was entirely THEIR fault.Cons: Check out up9n return is inefficient with nobody to really work on my return immediately. Delays in return process are not acceptable and result in deceptive charges to customers.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 19
Pros: Tee was super helpful when we rented at the Hertz counter.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 28
Pros: Staff was niceCons: Super long lines and understaffed team. Reserved a BMW or similar, got a compact Nissan SUV. Kind of a joke really
6.0 Good2020 Sep 24
Pros: The manager resolved the problem by finding a substitute car, and providing a discount.Cons: The car smelled like cigarette smoke. When I went back to the counter to reject the car, the homosexual clerk, as a typical immoral anarchist, was EXTREMELY rude, argumentative, and unhelpful. I had to make a pest of myself before he fetched the manager. The manager was very professional and provided a substitute car, and a discount.
7.6 Good2020 Sep 23
Pros: The car drove nicely. I liked being able to drop it off at a place other than where I picked it up.Cons: Customer service at SAN was bad. After waiting in a long line to complete the paperwork I had to wait in another to get out of the lot. The gentleman, read sarcastically, was very rude and didn't want to hear about the dents and scratched on the car rented to me. He wanted me to take it as is or wait at the back of the line. Only by refusing to move was I allowed to fill out the paperwork. Please hire more people for SAN office.
8.8 Excellent2020 Apr 25
Pros: drop off was awfull as I was in between Hertz and Dollar at the counter at LAXCons: Informing the renters exactly were to drop off the car in LA
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 29
Pros: Couldn’t rent because of COVID 19Cons: Need refund
8.0 Excellent2020 Mar 17
Cons: The insurance was higher than expected
8.0 Excellent2020 Jan 21
Pros: quick service
4.4 Okay2019 Dec 02
Cons: The vehicle I rented was not what I expected.
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From ₪151/dayRated #4
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (429 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Thrifty
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2020 Aug 19
Pros: Everything was pretty much greatCons: The drop off in San Francisco was a bit confusing, as we had to drop off at Herz which was not clear from the beginning.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 03
Pros: It was very easy to book, I read that there would be a free-cancellation but I missed my appointment due to having to company my younger sister to the ER. I called the rental location & told them I wasn’t gonna make it at all & they Cancelled the reservation & I asked if I’d be refunded the $30. They said they didn’t charge me but on my bank statement I was charged
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 13
Cons: I was charged 3 times the original stipulated amount on the website. Was scammed but could not change the booking as it was last minute.
6.0 Good2020 Jun 27
Cons: I was not given a remote key. The car didn’t have a USB outlet.
2.4 Mediocre2020 Jun 15
Pros: The lady at check in was nice but I had to go through two different cars before I was able to leaveCons: Don’t have cars with expired plates on lot. Have cruise control in cars Don’t charge for gas when it was left in full
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 13
Pros: yesCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 20
Pros: Blue chip privileges
5.2 Okay2020 Feb 11
Cons: Check-in was painfully slow. I had to use the video check-in terminal with a remote agent. I was talked into a so called upgrade that I later regretted. The Dodge Journey was sold to me as an SUV, which wasn’t true but they had no other vehicles available in my class. Vehicle was underpowered and not what I needed. Last time with Thrifty, me thinks.
4.0 Okay2020 Feb 10
Pros: Car was great, exactly what I ordered.Cons: DO NOT believe anything the desk agent says. First I was ridiculed for buying insurance through a 3rd party and not Thrifty, a “stupid move” according to the agent. Then I was told I should prepay for fuel so that I could have the vehicle “topped off” when I dropped it off. Never was I shown a brochure saying what I was signing for was $68 in fuel and $30 in taxes and surcharges. I returned the vehicle with a full tank and 16 miles on the odometer since fuel up. I clarified with the rep that I would only be charged for the top off at $3.82 a gallon. I never would have signed had the full, true details been told to me. Customer service is no help at all.
8.4 Excellent2020 Feb 01
Pros: Staff and priceCons: Nothing
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Rated #5
Avis
7.8 Good (362 reviews)
11 locations in San Diego
Avis
Locations in San Diego
1110 Torrey Pines Road - Suite H+1 858 454 4621
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
1670 Kettner Boulevard - Suite 1+1 619 231 7137
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
2745 Otay Pacific Drive+1 619 588 1309
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
2790 Kurtz Street - Suite 1+1 619 220 4920
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
3355 Admiral Boland Way, Suite R175+1 619 688 5000
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
3890 Valley Centre Drive - Suite 103+1 858 755 0400
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
4550 La Jolla Village Drive+1 858 450 6553
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
500 Hotel Circle North+1 619 574 5377
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
640 Broadway+1 619 544 0438
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
7815 Balboa Avenue+1 858 974 8630
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
8720 Miramar Road+1 858 271 0018
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2020 Sep 27
Pros: New Vehicle, Quick drop offCons: Pick up at 10am. No one at the counter until 10:15. Given a vehicle that ran out of oil (0%) during the trip. Called AVIS customer service. They told me I could either buy oil and bring the receipt to get reimbursed or I could go to a AVIS location and exchange the vehicle. I went to an AVIS location and was told there were no vehicles available and to just buy some oil to fill it up until the trip was over. Finally got back to the original location and they told me that I had to speak to the manager on the phone in order to handle my case. Would've preferred not having to go around in circles
2.8 Mediocre2020 Jul 27
Cons: Pickup Location was not correct for what I requested
8.8 Excellent2020 Jul 22
Pros: The staff was excellent. Ha accommodated me as much as possible as my reservations were not as planned/ordered/requested.Cons: When I reserved the rental car I wanted to reserve from airport and the agent had told me my car reservations was at a location 30 miles away so I had to pay the difference to reserve from that location.
4.4 Okay2020 Jul 19
Pros: The clerk was awesome. My issue is that my original rate was not honored! I reserved a vehicle for San Diego Airport online at an affordable rate. When we arrived (after a long day of travel) we were told the address for the reservation wasn’t for SAN, but a location nearly an hour away!!Cons: Our quoted rate should be honored and the website should be MUCH clearer on locations. In fact I would appreciate a refund of the difference in the higher price I ended up paying!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 28
Cons: Car wasn’t cleaned and had no gas. Agent kept us waiting for an hour and a half, never generated correct rental wffeement, we were billed for $233 tank of gas which we did not use.
3.6 Mediocre2020 Feb 03
Pros: Staff at San Diego was helpful - the gentleman offered me an upgrade and when I hesitated he lessened the fee. However, surprisingly, when I received the invoice, he had not lessened the fee. Therefore the billing at head office and the contracted rental agreement did not match. The Van Nuys drop off was a disaster - the guy was not present, he finally returned my v/m after I waited more than 20 minutes, told me to leave the keys with another company and I was charged another full day although the vehicle was returned on time. I only found out about the extra charges because of my credit card statement.Cons: 1. The San Diego office staff intentionally or accidentally provided 2 different billing amounts which is deceitful or incompetent. 2. Van Nuys guy was not even present at the building. He intentionally or arbitrarily added an extra amount. Extremely bad customer service.
7.2 Good2019 Dec 30
Cons: Fill tires air.
3.2 Mediocre2019 Dec 05
Pros: NothingCons: Price is very expensive. I still didnt get the receipt. Very confusing location! Nobody was around in the parking lot.
6.0 Good2019 Oct 28
Pros: quite straight-forwardCons: I was upsold on primary insurance that was offered at the counter. I initially declined, citing that my Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card covers it. Then the rep very assertively said credit cards do not cover primary, they only cover secondary. So I went with his claim, assuming he's more knowledgeable. Turns out my Chase card does include *primary* insurance so I regret getting redundant insurance. I'm not happy about that.
4.0 Okay2019 Oct 27
Pros: The staff was friendly and I liked the car I rented.Cons: There was mis-communication after mis-communication...I reserved a car for noon pickup in San Diego and called to see if I could pick it up earlier, they changed my reservation over the phone to 11 am but no one else seemed to be aware of this throughout the whole process. For example, I picked up my car and they didn't tell me that picking it up earlier meant I had to return it earlier. So when I returned it, they said I was 'late' and charged me a late fee. I was not late going by my noon return time, which is what I had booked on line. I talked to the staff when I returned my car to the Orange Co airport about the fee, who said I had to talk to the people at the Avis counter in the Orange County airport, who said I had to call back to the San Diego Office where I rented the car, who said I needed to talk to the staff back at the Orange County Avis counter I just left! UGH!!!!!!! I will never rent from Avis again. It was complete confusion, or dishonesty. Neither is a good look.
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Rated #6
Budget
7.7 Good (199 reviews)
11 locations in San Diego
Budget
Locations in San Diego
1110 Torrey Pines Road Suite H+1 858 456 2124
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
1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1+1 619 231 7162
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
2745 Otay Pacific Dr+1 619 644 1362
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
2790 Kurtz Street Suite 1+1 619 574 6975
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 619 688 5000
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
3890 Valley Centre Dr Ste 103+1 858 755 7457
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
4550 La Jolla Village Drive+1 858 320 9017
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
500 Hotel Circle North+1 619 220 0294
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
640 Broadway+1 619 544 0510
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
7815 Balboa Avenue+1 858 974 8632
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
8720 Miramar Road+1 858 271 0035
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.9
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  • 7.6
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 04
Pros: Helpful and very cleanCons: Perfect
4.0 Okay2020 Jul 14
Pros: That location was massively understaffed. I went in for my rental at 2, but didn’t leave until 3. The poor staff was extremely professional, but clearly very stressed out. The first car they gave me kept telling me there was no “key” in the car, and I could not track a single employee down to help me. Eventually, they swapped the car out, but I ended up missing my appointment due to the hour delay.
6.4 Good2020 Feb 19
Pros: The rate. The first office counter experience. The car.Cons: The car had an almost empty fuel tank. We reported this at the check-out counter and the representative seemed to enter this information into their system. I verbally confirmed that we need to bring the car with an almost empty fuel tank. Upon return, the tank had around 2 more gallons than at checkout. The receiving representatives were unfriendly and moreover they charged a $50+ fuel service fee without notifying me. Thankfully, I checked the receipt. I was told to go to the booth in the garage. The representative in the booth started with suggesting that I'm mistaken and the tank was most probably full. Thankfully again, I had taken the picture of the dashboard at the pick-up and showed it to them. I was planning to let go of the extra gasoline we had in the tank, but the bad attitude and unfriendly manner of the representatives so far made me upset and I demanded a reimbursement. Thankfully they were reasonable enough for refund and reimbursement. In short, a better check-out-in system and friendly and customer-oriented representatives can help a lot here.
6.0 Good2020 Feb 17
Pros: The car was not ready when I got there. They gave me a un upgrade to a Camaro. When I dropped off the car (early) I was charged an extra 50 dollars.
8.0 Excellent2020 Jan 29
Pros: Everything was fine
9.6 Excellent2020 Jan 08
Pros: Staff was very helpful and friendly. They even found that I had previously made a reservation that was half the price and they honored that and save d me $200
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 16
Pros: Because I used Kayak, I got sent to Holidaycars.com and they at first assured me my rental was booked only to later tell me it was not and that their "worldwide availabilities" were running low. So I had to rebook - from Budget directly - at a cost $150 more than the original, promised offer. HORRIBLE EXPErIENCE.Cons: Because I used Kayak, I got sent to Holidaycars.com and they at first assured me my rental was booked only to later tell me it was not and that their "worldwide availabilities" were running low. So I had to rebook - from Budget directly - at a cost $150 more than the original, promised offer. HORRIBLE EXPErIENCE.
4.4 Okay2019 Sep 23
Pros: Absolutely NOTHING.Cons: I’m so angry, I will never ever rent from budget again. The whole thing cost me more than twice the quoted price because they slapped me with all these bullshit insurance charges that the website made it seem like we’re included. I’m only using less shady companies from now on.
6.8 Good2019 Sep 16
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Costs were higher than the site led me to believe
4.0 Okay2019 Sep 14
Pros: Drop off entrance hard to find. Staff friendly.Cons: Vehicle had not been cleaned before rental. Filthy.
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Rated #7
Sixt
7.6 Good (194 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Sixt
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 13
Cons: When I arrived they told me my vehicle was not ready at the designated time I specified to pick up. The representative offered me a Toyota RAV4 instead. I decided to wait. Furthermore, Later when the vehicle was ready It was not the agreed upon Mercedes or similar class. The Sixt representative offered to “upgrade” for 500$ to a Range Rover. I declined. After waiting The vehicle they provided was a Volvo V60.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 06
Pros: Staff was friendly, but my car was given away because I did not pick up my car 1 hour after 12pm
4.4 Okay2020 Sep 12
Pros: NothingCons: Not give my rental to the person next to me. You should of given him the jag instead of the Benz that I order.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 28
Pros: Super Easy Drop OffCons: Cheaper Price. More selection
3.6 Mediocre2020 Aug 25
Pros: drop off messed up because they moved and had poor directionsCons: they charged wrong amount and it is impossible to get someone on the phone
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 24
Pros: Area was cleanCons: The rental service never let us know about the age limit of the car-Kayak showed that 21 was required. We were unable to rent any car
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 28
Pros: Worst companyCons: Terrible company
4.4 Okay2020 Jul 18
Pros: nothingCons: guy leaves, comes back 20 minutes later, no explanation. You have him doing everything...service poor
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 16
Pros: No thing was good the representative was so rood not helpful at all she was so meanCons: If the associate was a little helpful
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 02
Pros: Everything was quick and easy and the car was beautiful!
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From ₪158/dayRated #8
Hertz
Most popular
7 Good (680 reviews)
12 locations in San Diego
Hertz
Locations in San Diego
1 Market Place+1 619 702 4524
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
10920 Technology Place
1120 W Laurel Street+1 619 557 8499
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
1441 Camino Del Rio South+1 619 294 4023
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2667 Garnet Avenue B+1 858 483 1015
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
2745 Otay Pacific Drive+1 844 705 8085
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 619 767 5700
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
3370-3420 Kettner Blvd+1 619 696 9815
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
4240 La Jolla Village Dr.+1 858 458 0638
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
5910 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 600+1 619 285 9905
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
6609 Mira Mesa Boulevard+1 858 320 9051
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
8039 Balboa Avenue, Suite B+1 858 503 7755
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 27
Pros: Great truckCons: Everything was great thanks
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 27
Pros: Staff was nice in personCons: Trying to extend the rental was a nightmare. The 800 number tried charging me a weekly rate for one more day, then told me would do a daily rate Asked for email confirmation twice (one on saturday one on Sunday) after that red flag and was never sent it Returned on original day resulting, having to alter plans and after 4 calls to Hertz The 800 number also refused to wave the 10 dollar fee for forcing me to switch back to the original agreement Luckily the person at the counter fixed it Also car wasn't ready for over an hour after scheduled time. Will not be booking again w kayak resulting
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 26
Pros: The center was closed when I got there at 8:15pm on Thursday. The website and every confirmation email I received indicated that the place was open 24 hours a day. There was no indication that the timings had changed. I spent close to $100 going to the location and back to San Diego airport where I had to make a last minute rental which was much more expensive. I will not be renting through Hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 26
Cons: After driving 30 min to the location in Otay, there wasn't a car available...they were sold out! Although I hadn't been charged for the car, I had been charged for the insurance, and had to spend considerable on the phone to cancelling it.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 26
Pros: The entire experience was badCons: You could have given me a rental car by the airport. Not at the Mexico border. I didn’t end up actually renting the car you reserved for me. I rented a car at the rental car place that was actually by the airport and ended up spending way more money then I should have. I won’t rent cars through you again.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
Cons: When I booked the Hertz car through Ka*ak, I just searched San Diego car rental and choose the first that came up. Little did I know that I was booking on the San Diego side of the Tijuana airport. I had 3 children with me and I wasn’t keen on getting an Uber and going to Tijuana to pick up the vehicle. Hertz said they were not able to transfer the rental and I would need to call Ka*ak. After quite a while on the phone trying to get a hold of an actual human at Ka*ak, I gave up and got back in the long line at Hertz. They said they had “good news”, they could rent me a mini-van and an exorbitant price. I decided to pass and just rented another car from one of their competitors. This whole ordeal was my fault to begin with, as I should have double checked that when I put in SD and a SD address came up, that it was the actual one I was looking for - not the SD side of the Tijuana airport. However my experience with Ka*ak was awful. The people at Hertz said this happened often. While it is not their fault, the survey asked how my experience was - it was most definitely POOR. :-(
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 16
Pros: It was a very smooth transaction.Cons: Check out cost overview.
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 06
Cons: Passenger side seatbelt was broken. Soda or coffee on the ceiling
8.0 Excellent2020 Sep 29
Pros: The staff were friendly and efficientCons: everything was satisfactory
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 26
Cons: I didn’t even get to drive the car or pick up my reservation. I haven’t been able to contact anyone about how to cancel it. I sat in the rental car place at hertz for two hours just to get to the counter and then them tell me I was at the wrong location for San Diego and they couldn’t transfer my reservation over. I had been traveling all day. Left losing 60 bucks and in tears had to rent from another company.
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Rated #9
Fox
6.5 Good (548 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Fox
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 619 432 0620
Monday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday04:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 14
Pros: The staff were helpful when picking up, explained everything to meCons: 1. There were many added fees 2. The car wouldn't start 2x 3. I had to add pressure to a tire because it was missing the air cap 4. When I had issues it said I could modify on the website but the website couldn't find my reservation, so I had to hold for over an hour to ask a question 5. Dropped car off early and was still charged for the following day 6. Car was not comfortable, not very tidy, could have been cleaned better 7. When I dropped car off the attendant argued with me about charges and I had to insist to get answers 8. Overall a poor experience and would not recommend or rent again
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 07
Pros: Easy pickup and drop offCons: I felt pressured to add the extra insurance and my bill had over $200 of extra charges, taxes, and fees!! They should disclose that information when booking. Very disappointed by the hidden costs!!
8.0 Excellent2020 Sep 29
Pros: Drop off was easy!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 28
Cons: surprise $200 fee to drop off at a different location, which was not explained or listed in the rental agreement. On hold with them now but not expecting them to be any better with this than they were with everything else. Like others said, dirty location, dirty shuttle, and the nickels and dimes add up to at least as much as a name brand rental place. Avoid
9.6 Excellent2020 Sep 15
Cons: Inside smelled like a smoker has used it. Low tire light went on 1st day so had to find a place to get help with it.
9.2 Excellent2020 Sep 15
Pros: The counter and return staff were excellent--friendly and helpful. I especially liked that the 1/2 tank of prefilled gas that I purchased was refunded!!! (I only drove the car about 60 miles).Cons: Unfortunately, the keyfob battery was totally dead, necessitating a few minutes of inconvenience on a very short trip.
9.2 Excellent2020 Sep 13
Pros: The staff was friendly and the drop-off was very easyCons: I would have liked to have the car I prepaid for originally
6.0 Good2020 Aug 31
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 26
Pros: The shuttle bus at drop off was working. I expected it not to be and was about to arrange for an Uber.Cons: Our Alaska flight arrived at 11:45PM. The Car rental center closed at Midnight. There was no advance notification. When we enquired of the Airport staff if the shuttle bus to the car rental center was coming we were told no but they would call for it. When it arrived we were driven to the rental center and told by the shuttle bus driver FOX was closed but others were opened which, in fact, was false, the whole center was closed. The shuttle bus driver then drove off abandoning us. We had to take an Uber to the Hotel and another back the next day to get the car. When I asked for a credit for August 18th, since I didn't get the car until the 19th, the FOX agent told me she couldn't do that because I used a third party. But she offered me an upgrade to an SUV for only $12 more per day. I needed the SUV and I guess I should be grateful it only cost me another $70 plus $150 security deposit. If I knew the rental center would be closed I would have booked a different flight. This nearly ruined my stay. My wife and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary and returning our daughter to college. It could have been better.
5.6 Okay2020 Aug 24
Pros: Car was clean, and ready to go with little to no wait. The employees were friendly.Cons: They moved their drop off location (it's not with all the other rental car drop off's even though their signs are still up) without notifying us. Also one of the tires had a slow leak the entire 6 days, and unbeknown to us rental cars are not required to provide a spare tire so that was a big hassle. If you go with a cut rate company, just know that you get what you pay for.
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Rated #10
Economy Rent a Car
6.4 Good (105 reviews)
2 locations in San Diego
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in San Diego
1025 W Laurel Street+1 844 557 2837
2367 India Street+1 619 546 4200
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 18
Pros: Super nice staff. Seamless pick up and drop off.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 15
Cons: I arrived at the San Diego airport to find that Economy Car rental had closed its San Diego location 4 months prior. I book the reservation 48 hours prior to arrival. So my reservation was made to a closed location. Luckily, another rental car company was able to assist me with a vehicle, bit at a much higher rate.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 15
Cons: We couldn't find the car rental company so we went with a different one last minute. I think they moved to a different location, so we call ed them to come pick us up or for further instructions but no one answered the phone number that was given to us on the reservation.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 15
Pros: Staff was very friendly! Drop off at airport was great. Will rent again.Cons: Car had a bit of an odor but drove very well. Served its purpose.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 12
Pros: Nothing about this experience was pleasant.Cons: They have no idea how to provide customer service. Awful experience from end to end. Charged me the taxes and fees for an upgrade that I only needed because they didn't have the vehicle I reserved. Moved locations with no notification so I had to arrange another shuttle after taking the shuttle to the rental car facility. Couldn't get a hold of them to get a shuttle so I waited on the phone for 30 minutes trying to connect with someone who could help me. Never, ever rent from this company unless you want to experience an adventure just to get your vehicle.
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 03
Pros: Staff was great car was clean and I had no problems with itCons: I would have liked to have known that I needed to call for a pickup to the rental agency from the rental terminal
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 02
Pros: Pickup and drop off was fast and easy.Cons: No complaints, very satisfied with the experience.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 01
Cons: This place does not exist
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 30
Pros: Disappointing. Was not able to pick up the car because when I contacted the phone number on my reservation Eric was his name, he said that the Economy Rental car was already closed and it was around 8 to 8:30pm. We were stuck there with no rental car. We had to look for another rental company which was so inconvenient for us. VERY POOR RENTAL CAR COMPANY. Never again will do business with them.Cons: Never again will reserve a car with them.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 30
Pros: I arrived at the San Diego Rental Car Center as directed by Kayak/Hotwire/Economy only to find out that Economy Rental Car does not exist at the instructed location. This reservation was a fraud.Cons: Don’t commit fraud.
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Rated #11
Payless
5.1 Okay (857 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Payless
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 619 296 4966
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
  • 4.8
  • 5.2
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 27
Pros: the car was fine. other things were not.Cons: the front desk person lied to us about the price of gas in san diego in order to sell us their gas at an inflated price. i also verbally declined their insurance but was charged anyway.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 26
Cons: You have to have your own insurance
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 25
Pros: CheapCons: Had a flat tire and they were unable to provide assistance. The help line could not even find the car in their records. After wasting a day taking care of the issue on our own, they did not have another car for us. They also charged us for the flat tire repair. No one cared to get the call in ID number to research the issue of the car not being identified in their inventory to send road side assistance.
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 25
Pros: Drop off easy. San Diego has a great car rental building very near airport.Cons: Very few car rentals require a $250 deposit with a credit card, Payless does. Car was too small, got several upgrades and car was still too small. Felt very ripped off.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 25
Pros: The staff was friendly and knowledgeable!Cons: No opportunity to make the rental process better; I really appreciate the service.
6.0 Good2020 Oct 20
Pros: The guy that helped us “Omar” was a super nice and was super chill about being a few minutes late past closing time, thank you!Cons: The car was really dirty, the front passenger tire was low in air so my husband put air in it and the next day the tire was low again.
6.0 Good2020 Oct 20
Pros: Pretty easy to pick up and drop off.Cons: I would have liked the option to make an adjustment to my reservation. I accidentally book for three days, when I only needed two. Payless said their hands were tied and didn't try to help me change it. Very disappointing.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
Pros: Pick up and drop were easyCons: Car was old and in terrible shape. We were overcharged for our rental above the stated price and then charged another $63 “fee” that no one can give a proper explanation for. Will not be renting from Payless EVER AGAIN
6.0 Good2020 Oct 15
Cons: The condition lf the car was poor. Hub caps bent and cracked, pieces of bumper falling off, burn holes in Upholstry, lots of dings and scratches.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 14
Pros: It was clean and the staff were nice.Cons: The insurance was a SCAM. The rate for the rental was only $200 or so for the week but insurance was over $300. These kind of hidden insurance fees are an absolutely sham and ruined my experience. Never book with Payless and use a reputable company instead.
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Rated #12
Airport Van
7 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Airport Van
Locations in San Diego
904 W Grape St.+1 877 826 4680
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 30
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 Mediocre2020 Mar 30
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 Mediocre2020 Feb 11
Pros: Van was nice.Cons: Shuttle service was terrible/non existent. Rental office is a run down shack to smells of urine.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Feb 10
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 Mediocre2020 Jan 02
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 Excellent2019 Sep 17
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.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Aug 24
Cons: I still have not been refunded the deposit for the van rental and it has been more than 2 weeks since I returned the vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 22
Pros: Polite staffCons: They did not have the car which I reserved. False advertisement.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Dec 06
Never rent from this placePros: Nothing.Cons: It was a bait and switch in that I seriously doubt they even own a Corolla or similar economy car. Granted, they weren’t going to raise the price....but then the car they were trying to give me (after an interminable wait) was actually a huge dirty van...that had very significant damage from having been sideswiped. We are talking major body damage. So yeah, no thanks. Place is godawful. And they have signs everywhere about how you really need the insurance because this would cost X and that would cost Y. (Maybe take the money you earned from the sideswiping job and spend it on the needed body work?). Pretty ominous, and give everything else I’d seen of this company...but yeah, trying to drive around the city (parallel park, etc.) in a huge damaged dirty van? No thanks.
7.6 Good2017 Oct 18
Pros: Overall it was a great deal for the Van. Only we had to pay an extra $100 because we dropped it off in LA and I didn’t realize this until we made our final payment. The staff was very nice and accommodating during the pick up process. We had no problem riding the shuttle to the rental car area but it was a little confusing because the van rental is off site so we had to take another van ( which the number was there to call for a pick up) this might need to be disclosed in the advertisement.
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Rated #13
Advantage
6.8 Good (99 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Advantage
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Borland Way+1 619 491 3151
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
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 13
Pros: it was great, I used kayak to do the reservation
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 15
Pros: Staff was great. Very friendly and knowledgable
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 10
Pros: Friendly staffCons: Car had low washer fluid when I picked it up, but I’m Southern California in the summer it was not an issue at all
6.0 Good2019 Jun 04
Pros: I had to get an ez pass type automatic toll payment in the middle of the trip all I had to do was call to Activate, it was pretty easyCons: This Rental place was just average just like any other airport rental plane
10.0 Excellent2019 May 29
Pros: Staff was great Dodge caravan was as advertised I had 6 big adults and baggage and we all fit
5.2 Okay2019 Apr 14
Pros: PriceCons: The 1st car was a lemon and had to be returned. It shook violently at 50mph. The check in agent was not very nice and tried to upsell me from my current midsize car. I will not use them again when we come back to San Diego.
6.0 Good2019 Mar 27
Cons: Check in agent didn’t know the vehicles well - he told me I could upgrade to a van with TVs inside for a certain price. Got outside to the cars and there were no vans with TVs, we got a crappy Chrysler van with zero extra features
2.0 Mediocre2019 Mar 11
Pros: That I actually got a carCons: When I arrived they had no more cars available for me. So I was forced to upgrade to a suburban. I don't understand what had happened
5.2 Okay2019 Feb 03
Pros: Very little, priced according to the service and vehicle I received.Cons: Everything from having the vehicle type I selected, to speed of checkout, had to return to airport to get correct vehicle for my trip necessities. Vehicle was dirty, although it had been run through the wash.
10.0 Excellent2019 Feb 02
Pros: Very friendly, great customer service and rep explained everything we would recieve with the rental.Cons: Knowing ahead of time there would be a $200 security deposit and no cash option.
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Rated #14
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.3 Good (92 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
E-Z Rent-A-Car
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
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6.8 Good2019 Oct 05
Pros: "Upgraded" us to a minivan, which I had no use for and made parking slightly less convenient. Not much to praise. Obviously you go with these folks (or equivalent) because of cost.Cons: Pleasant enough agent. Tried to up-sell on the pre-paid fuel but the "convenience" would have added $20 to the bill ... and I'm here because spending money on rental cars is not a form of entertainment. Just keep expectations low and you'll be fine.
4.0 Okay2019 Aug 17
Pros: It got us where we wanted to go.Cons: It was a 2014 diesel. The charger for the phone didn't work. Staff tried to talk us into a larger vehicle, getting their insurance instead of what I got online and convinced us to purchase a 4 day toll device by telling us there were tolls where we were traveling. There weren't.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Apr 10
Pros: EZ car counter clerk try really hard to sell options which you don’t needand he never explain about additional fees, EZ car added hidden fees.Cons: Counter clerk has to explain all fees and charges up front.
6.4 Good2019 Feb 22
Cons: Pricing
3.2 Mediocre2019 Feb 16
Pros: Check-in countee was unhelpful and a little rude. Told me I wasn't allowed to take toll roads, and didn't explain.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Nov 23
Unscrupulous and terrible. Avoid at all costs.Pros: Nothing to likeCons: Trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. Didn’t have a car in the class I booked. Lied to me about being able to cancel the charge and give me proof of cancellation Heard them selling unneeded add ins to other customers who also got annoyed Unhelpful and unprofessional
2.8 Mediocre2018 Nov 09
Once and never againPros: Basically nothingCons: Car I had contracted for was not available, offered me a minivan instead, not interested, was traveling by myself and wanted fuel economy. Agent said that I could return the next day to swap out for something more appropriate, but, due to my schedule, it would have taken me a whole day's drive to come back for the swamp...As an alternative, I asked if I could swap cars in Phoenix, which would have fit my itinerary better, was told there would be an upcharge for such. Else wanted to upcharge me for a more desirable model, I declined. Stood my ground, eventually, an economy type car was returned and assigned to me. It was noisy, lacked cruise control, a/c was very weak, as in "no fun to drive". To make up for the inconvenience, I was told I would be given a discount from my original intermediate type car reservation, however, that did not happen, they just hit my credit card with the full charge for the larger vehicle I never go to drive. When returning the car, their station was closed, with zero indication as to when they would open in the a.m. like was posted on their competitor's return stations. When I tried to return the car to their Phoenix location, I was told it was impossible to drop the car off there even though their San Diego agent had told me I could do so if willing to pay a penalty for doing so - basically one of their agents lied, no idea which one. All in all a lousy experience, since I now have to file a complaint to get them to correct the charge to my credit card account.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Oct 29
Don’t trust E-Z ot Advantage, they overbook and cancel on youCons: They cancelled my reservation without informing me or expedia and had no explanation whatsoever except that they didnt have any more cars. Will never use them again no matter how cheap
4.0 Okay2018 Oct 19
Cons: Car was not cleaned out when I received it. There was trash under the seats, some wrappers in the trunk and side doors. It was evening when I picked up so I didn't notice until the next morning. The car smelled faintly of stale food, so they clearly did a poor job cleaning overall. The customer service was rude and impatient. At least the pick-up and drop off had reasonable efficiency.
9.6 Excellent2018 Oct 12
Cons: Stained rear seat, inside of windows & windshield needed to be cleaned.
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Rated #15
Pacific
6.2 Good (66 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Pacific
Locations in San Diego
2100 Kettner Blvd619-233-3366
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2016 May 01
False advertising and hidden fees!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 Excellent2016 Apr 30
Pros: They were very friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Apr 30
The car from hellPros: NothingCons: Going some where else
8.4 Excellent2016 Apr 25
Pros: Very good customer service!Cons: It was off site of the rest of the car rental companies
2.0 Mediocre2016 Apr 25
Over-priced and dishonestCons: 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 Good2016 Apr 24
AveragePros: 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.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Apr 18
Everything suckedCons: Firstly they charged me additional $30 to add another driver. In addition the car sucked. They said ford fusion or similar so I wanted to rent Fusion but there is no choice. They did not even have the Fusion. Every car is too old.
10.0 Excellent2016 Apr 18
Pros: Fast, convenient, not long and drawn out with pressure sales to purchase all the extras like gas, insurance, etcCons: Not located at the main car rental terminal but they came there right away to pick me up.
4.4 Okay2016 Apr 13
Basic and budgetPros: No line at checkout or check in.Cons: Very basic vehicles past the end of their life as rental cars. The checkout sheet was a farce: Marked up everywhere, and I would have had a hard time finding an unused place to put a dent in the car.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Apr 12
the worstPros: nothingCons: When we got to the place we were being helped by a woman and she was going through all the information and everything was fine. then about 2 min in another man comes out and says "this is only for local, this is only for local." we were like ok and kept going. then the man starts to talk over the lady that is helping us and eventually kicks the lady off of the computer and takes over. The man ask if all I have is a debit card and I tell him yes. He then says there is a $600 deposit. Let me say that again a 2-day rental at $38 and he wanted a $600 deposit. Now my mom who was with me used to work at Hertz car rental down the street and knows the industry. I am in school studying to be a lawyer. I asked the man to show me ANYWHERE ON MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL OR ANY LINK WHERE THERE IS A $600 DEPOSIT. He could not show me anything anywhere. I hold his company Pacific and your company as well responsible for doing business with a company of this sorts. I hope that my treatment was not because of my skin color, but I still do not know why this man had to insert himself into my transaction in the first place, and he could not show me anything in writing in regards to a $600 deposit.
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Rated #16
MEXRENTACAR
5.1 Okay (77 reviews)
3 locations in San Diego
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street+1 619 255 9094
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)+1 866 496 2880
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 26
Pros: I couldn’t even get car. The place was closed when my plane landed at 10pm. Had to spend $250 on car from Alamo.Cons: Let people know that rental office closes at 9pm.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 25
Pros: We were treated professionally and promptly.Cons: N/A
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 25
Pros: no do not honor unlimited mileage and car typeCons: no renter from them anymore
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 20
Pros: A van was not available!!!Cons: Having the van promised!!!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 20
Cons: I unfortunately contracted covid 19 the week before i was due to travel. Upon receiving my positive covid test results i immediately started to call to cancel my reservation . After Calling over 5 times I was never able to get through to a customer representative nor was I ever called back
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
Pros: I was not even able to get the car to see what I like about the car.Cons: Be careful about the unlimited mileage they put in the first page because you will not even be able to get the car because it's not apparently for everyone. If you are local they would NOT give you the car. Such a SCAM!!! Do not get any car from this agency because the chance for you to get a car is almost zero. So save some time by choosing another agency. If you reading the reviews, which I think I should have done that before paying, you will know that it's not a place to get your rental car. Avoid delay in your trip and headache by choosing another agency.
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 19
Pros: Pickup was very inefficient and cumbersome
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 19
Pros: Nothing. Dealer was closed at 6pm which is when my pickup time was scheduled. Never got the car.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 16
Pros: Absolutely nothing. I arrived at San Diego airport car rental and called for Mex Rental car shuttle to come pick me up for my pre-paid reservation. I gave them my confirmation number and full name multiple times and was transferred to 3 different people who claimed they couldn’t find my reservation number. So I had no rental car and all the other companies were sold out last minute. When I called Priceline for my refund, they have yet to refund me because they have not been able to reach a customer service agent with mex rental car to confirm that they didn’t rent to me.Cons: Absolutely nothing. I arrived at San Diego airport car rental and called for Mex Rental car shuttle to come pick me up for my pre-paid reservation. I gave them my confirmation number and full name multiple times and was transferred to 3 different people who claimed they couldn’t find my reservation number. So I had no rental car and all the other companies were sold out last minute. When I called Priceline for my refund, they have yet to refund me because they have not been able to reach a customer service agent with mex rental car to confirm that they didn’t rent to me. Do not book with this company.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 15
Pros: Nothing since this was a scam. Arrived at a location that was not close to the airport and no cars were available. I WAS STRANDED!Cons: Not booking through kayak
Rated #17
Ace
4.8 Okay (82 reviews)
2 locations in San Diego
Ace
Locations in San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street+1 619 255 9094
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
2745 Otay Pacific Drive+1 619 591 9150
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 5.1
  • 5.1
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 27
Cons: Waited in line 40 minutes. Then was told there were no more rental cars on the lot. There were 7 other groups of people that waited and were. told the same Very bad for business to overbook!!!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 20
Pros: Nothing. Payless wasn't able to help me. Ended up renting from FOX rent a car
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 23
Pros: N/aCons: There was one worker at the time I was standing outside for 40 minutes before I decided to go with a different rental company. The shuttle driver was pretty cool that’s about it .
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 21
Pros: One staff member was very polite and friendly. The other who checked us in was rude and not helpful. She couldn’t explain why the cost online was one thing and then they added $38 when we arrived.Cons: The online price is not your final price when you get there. They take you to Mex Car Rentals (under the cover of ACE I presume they had to change their name for all the bad reviews Mex has) off location of the airport. When you get your car, they tried to up sell us for $45 for the next level up, which we declined. We found out after that this was the only car they had available, so it felt very dishonest that she tried to up sell us knowing her inventory would mean we have to get that car anyways. The car was full of stains and scratches, which they didn’t take note of on the liability paper - I encourage every one to take photos of your car before leaving the lot so they don’t charge you excess cleaning and damage fees. We were warned on the lot to do that. We had the online payment for the car, and so did the woman next to us in line. We were both confused when the total amount came out to be significantly more than the online total cost. They would not explain it well - they said it was for insurance waiver which we both waived since we own other insurance. Overall, felt very dishonest and felt like they are running a scam business by showing cheaper prices online and then getting them to their rental in order to screw people over.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 14
Pros: NothingCons: pick up and drop off. The Car Rental Companies sold off most of their Inventory. Selection of a Car was not at the Airport. Fox Car RentL found a Car close and they picked me up and dropped me off
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 01
Cons: Did not have reservation or car choice available
3.6 Mediocre2020 Aug 06
Pros: No. Waited 2.5 hours for my car. Did not get a full size vehicle cause they “were out”. “We’re doing the best we can during a pandemic “.Cons: Waited 2.5 hours for a car. They “were out” of full size vehicles so I got a compact car. Staff did not apologize, just stated “we’re doing the best we can during a pandemic “. I was not asked to prepay for gas. Brought the car back 3 hours early with a half tank. Was charged 9.99 a gallon. Unacceptable and I will not pay it.
3.2 Mediocre2020 Aug 04
Cons: The cars brakes are in bad shape. Pick up procedure was extremely long.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 18
Pros: The staff at Ace car rental were incredibly helpful and nice! Went above and beyond for my family and our experience
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 07
Cons: Drop off hours. Recorder says open until 9pm, M-S, but when I got there at 7pm, it was closed
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Rated #18
Silvercar
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Silvercar
Locations in San Diego
2548 Kettner Blvd+1 855 359 2227
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 29
Pros: Staff very friendly, pick up drop off was very smooth and easy
Rated #19
National
9 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
National
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2020 Aug 31
Pros: staff was very friendlyCons: 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 Excellent2018 Mar 30
More guidance would have been nicePros: Nice car. Worked well. Pick up and drop off were mostly smoothCons: 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 Okay2018 Mar 20
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 Excellent2017 Dec 09
Fast, Professional, Efficient, Awesome CarPros: The counter personnel were well-dressed, competent, and treated me like I was their only customer.Cons: Nothing to dislike...
6.0 Good2017 Jun 29
Pros: Direct car pickup at the carCons: The quality of the car was below national standard
10.0 Excellent2017 May 17
Love the Emerald AislePros: Rented Jeep Grand Cherokee ... Picked up in SD and Dropped in Palm Springs. Great experience, as always.
9.6 Excellent2016 Aug 18
National San DiegoPros: Agent was very efficientCons: Only one agent at counter
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Rated #20
GREEN MOTION
8.6 Excellent (15 reviews)
2 locations in San Diego
GREEN MOTION
Locations in San Diego
1025 W Laurel St
3355 Admiral Boland Way1 877-247-3362
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2017 Nov 07
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 Okay2017 Oct 17
WOULD NOT USE GREEN MOTION AGAINCons: Car was not what the Kayak
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 23
Pros: easy access to the car! LOVE my SMART CAR!!!!
9.6 Excellent2017 Sep 18
Quick pick up / drop off--aggressive on selling upgrade/insurancePros: 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 Good2017 Sep 18
Pretty goodPros: 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 Excellent2017 Sep 09
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.
7.2 Good2017 Sep 01
Pros: Price was greatCons: The "Smart" car was a joke!
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Rated #21
Midway
8.1 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in San Diego
Midway
Locations in San Diego
2263 Pacific Highway+1 619 238 9600
3355, Admiral Boland Way
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2016 Mar 31
Pros: I like the ease of working with the airport car rental center staff. They were able to adjust my pick up location from downtown to right there at the rental center and it cost me a little less than anticipated. The third party insurance presented some questions at the counter, but nothing that could not be resolve in seconds. I would use Kayak in future travel plans.Cons: I didn't like the fact the add stated it was at the airport and there was an airport shuttle. The San Diego airport (Lindbergh Field) has a rental car center for all rental car companies. The add was for the downtown location and the shuttle only transports to the airport rental center. Also, the airport rental center is MCAR which is also MIDWAY
6.4 Good2016 Mar 30
Cons: Cheapest insurance $15/day! Essentially bait and switch
10.0 Excellent2016 Mar 05
Good and fastPros: Was the least pressure I've ever had from a car rental company to upgrade the insurance. Also because they are smaller there was no line to wait. I just looked over at the long line at Payless and glad I wasn't there.
4.0 Okay2016 Mar 02
Just okayCons: Even though the car was cleaned when I arrived, and I had to wait for this cleaning, it was quite dirty once all the water dried. The windshield in particular had a thick film on the inside. It also smelled like smoke even though they supposedly don't let renters smoke in their vehicles. Once I cleaned it up myself and aired it out it was a okay car for a couple days. Probably wouldn't rent from them again as the price was the same as other rentals but I have never had a car that needed me to clean it from other agencies.
5.2 Okay2016 Mar 02
Deposit??Pros: Free upgradedCons: Didn't get back my full deposit of $200 (which I wasn't aware of at the initial booking through Kayak). Not sure why. Only received $170 back. Not given a specific time to drop off (the person behind counter said,"so around this same time?" To which I said yes), yet when I dropped it off in the early afternoon (around the same time), I was charged for an extra day ($14.50). But even with that and now the more taxes I paid on the "extra day" it doesn't add up to $30. So where is the rest of my money? Will go with the larger company next time to save the hidden fees..
10.0 Excellent2016 Jan 13
Amazing, friendly servicePros: They gave us a complimentary upgrade, were full of helpful information. When we returned the car and were tight on time they actually drove us to our terminal in a car (since the shuttle was not due for another five minutes).
10.0 Excellent2016 Jan 11
Pros: The car was clean and reliable! Also the staff was friendly.
3.6 Mediocre2016 Jan 05
Rediculous WaitPros: The car was clean and in good working order. The attendant was polite and very patience. But really?, one attendant 3 days before Christmas?Cons: I had a reservation for a full size car, as my family was all meeting in California for the holidays. The reservation was set to pick up the car at 6:00 PM. I arrived at 5:55. When I arrived there were two people in front of me. Neither of which spoke english. The attendant tried and tried to explain the rental agreements while I waited. I waited for one hour for him to process two customers. When it was finally my turn, he informed me there were no full size cars available and that the car had to be cleaned. At that point, I was pretty upset. I had to wait another 20 minutes for the car to be cleaned. In all, the transaction took over 90 minutes and I did not get the car size I reserved. And for what?, to save a few dollars over one of the majors? I am very disappointed Kayak would recommend such a terrible 3rd tier car rental agency. Lorrin
2.0 Mediocre2015 Dec 15
Pros: Theyvdid notvput it on their description that yiu can only drive the car to Califirnia and Nevada.
10.0 Excellent2015 Dec 13
Pros: Everything was handled professionally and efficiently. The people that work there were curtious. The car was new and was great value for the cost.
Rated #22
NU Car
5.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
NU Car
Locations in San Diego
2263 Pacific Hwy+1 844 270 2377
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 4.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 06
Cons: Everything could have been better. This rental place is a joke and I will NEVER use them again.
6.8 Good2020 Sep 10
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.
EZ Van
4 locations in San Diego
EZ Van
Locations in San Diego
3225 North Harbor Dr+1 760 846 6223
3705 Pacific Hwy+1 760 846 6223
6904 MIramar Rd#108+1 866 735 8267
8291 Aero Place+1 760 846 6223
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1st Van Rental
3 locations in San Diego
1st Van Rental
Locations in San Diego
2745 Otay Pacific Drive+1 858 333 7775
3225 North Harbor Dr.+1 858 333 7775
8291 Aero Pl+1 858 333 7775
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ADDCAR RENTAL
2 locations in San Diego
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in San Diego
1516 W Redwood St 100
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 855 313 9431
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in San Diego
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in San Diego
2400 Kettner Boulevard
3655 Camino Del Rio West
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Easirent
2 locations in San Diego
Easirent
Locations in San Diego
McClellan–Palomar Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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San Diego International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Rent Car For Less
2 locations in San Diego
Rent Car For Less
Locations in San Diego
1025 W. Laurel Street+1 619 232 8282
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 877 247 3362
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United Auto Rental
2 locations in San Diego
United Auto Rental
Locations in San Diego
1516 W Redwood #100+1 619 688 1800
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 855 313 9431
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A Plus Car & Truck
1 location in San Diego
A Plus Car & Truck
Locations in San Diego
2008 India Street+1 619 233 8300
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in San Diego
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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
1 location in San Diego
All Star Rent a Van
Locations in San Diego
3338 kettner blvd+1 866 925 8695
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Atwest
1 location in San Diego
Atwest
Locations in San Diego
3260 1/2 Rosecrans St+1 619 223 2343
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Avr
1 location in San Diego
Avr
Locations in San Diego
San Diego Airport
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in San Diego
Europcar
Locations in San Diego
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 619 432 0620
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Flight Car
1 location in San Diego
Flight Car
Locations in San Diego
San Diego airport+1 844 742 5870
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Diego
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Diego
San Diego Airport
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MAGGIORE
1 location in San Diego
MAGGIORE
Locations in San Diego
San Diego airport+1 619 296 4966
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Pacific Rent A Car
1 location in San Diego
Pacific Rent A Car
Locations in San Diego
2100 Kettner Blvd+1 619 233 3366
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Priceless
1 location in San Diego
Priceless
Locations in San Diego
1858 San Diego Ave619-752-1967
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in San Diego
Rent-4-Less
Locations in San Diego
2305 Pacific Hwy(619) 260 0340
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Sunnycars
1 location in San Diego
Sunnycars
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in San Diego
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in San Diego
4085 Pacific Hwy+1 800 940 9332
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5466 travelers who rented a car in San Diego gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near San Diego

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪217/day

Good deal

₪180/day

When to book a rental car in San Diego

Top tips for renting a car in San Diego

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Diego for ₪180 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in San Diego are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Diego

  • Some car rental companies in San Diego which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Alamo and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in San Diego costs ₪217 per day.

  • Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Diego.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in San Diego are Alamo (8.9, 799 reviews), Midway (8.5, 69 reviews), and Enterprise (8.3, 767 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Hertz, Alamo and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Alamo, and Thrifty.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Mini car rental in San Diego costs ₪158 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in San Diego costs ₪294 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in San Diego costs ₪108 per day, on average.

  • In San Diego, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1 Market Place (1 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in San Diego costs ₪1,521 per week (₪217 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Diego costs ₪6,517 per month (₪217 per day).