Car rental at San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport

Car rental at San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport

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San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
25 May — 1 Jun
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
Wed 25.05
Noon
Wed 01.06
Noon
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San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Avis
Best rated
7.8 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Avis
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
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  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 28
No cars!!! I paid $45. for a cab from Cardiff to Palomar for my noon pickup of rental car. NO CARS!!!!!!!!!!! It was a nightmare to be stuck.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 21
They did have my reservation
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 18
Called me the night before my trip to tell me they didn’t have any cars available. Cost me $600 in plane tickets to correct.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 02
The car was ridiculously underpowered and getting to speed on a California Freeway was a struggle!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 27
I found the drop off a little confusing. There were not enough directional signs. The person who took the keys was very nice however nothing identified her as an Avis representative so it was unnerving leaving the keys with her.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 19
Easy pick up and drop off with free parking patrolled by security on site
6.0 Good2019 Oct 16
Vehicle returnI only drove into their lot to return the car, N/A should be a choice for the above if you are truly looking for useful feedback.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 20
Great facility.Nothing.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 29
When I booked I put in arrival at San Diego airport and you booked me out of Carlsbad which is an hour away from the airport! Avis was good enough to find a car for me but it was over $100 more than my booking price!!! That is why I booked online and ahead of time to get a decent rate.
4.8 Okay2019 Jun 28
Main issue was that the price rose 200% when I went to pick up the car. Instead of about $250 the rental cost closer to $500. Very disappointed with the outrageous charges for changing pick up location. I expected a small variation but the resulting fees were astronomical.
Rated #2
Budget
6.7 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Budget
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 28
The Avis/Budget rep at the Haley St location went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of, charged appropriately, and able to make our flight on time. It was much appreciated!
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 18
Rathe was $134 and was changed $356
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 13
After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Apr 02
Customer service was not customer serviceThey did listen.You would think that after all the hassle, I asked for a discount or to please find us something and honor the price I agreed to pay - no discount on the current issue, no discount on a future rental, etc., etc. They obviously don't need or want our business.
6.8 Good2017 Dec 07
Where are staff?NoneWe returned car 330 pm and not one person was in return area. There was a sign for us to mark contract with the mileage and gas level and drop it in the drop box. I understand if car is returned after hours but this was in middle of work day in the afternoon. Did not leave me eith a comfortable feeling.
7.6 Good2017 Sep 17
Agent very nice. Drove me to the area where I could get taxi/ride home because it was off site and too far to walk. Very kind, thank you!
2.0 Mediocre2017 May 16
Nobody at drop off !!!
7.2 Good2017 Mar 04
Representative was friendly and fixed the billing error that the LA representative made and wouldn't own up to.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Oct 07
Lame DuckThey gave me a car with a Candadian License plate, then the break lights came on and the car had to be towed and replaced.
Easirent
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Easirent
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Recent reviews
78 travelers who rented a car in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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