Book Thrifty car rentals in Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA, United States
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Newport Beach, CA, United States
Fri 19.08
Noon
Fri 26.08
Noon
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Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Newport Beach

Overall Rating7.4 GoodBased on 172 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Comfort
7.5
Overall
7.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.2
Value for money
7.3

Recent reviews

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10.0
Absolutely loved the car and free upgrade. It was seamless and made our vacation the best!Reviewed 2022 Jul 05
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10.0
We got in very late - almost closing time. They had very few cars left and offered an upgrade to a convertible. They gave us a Ford Mustang. It was a fun car to drive, but not much room for four people and luggage. It was hard to get into and out of. Thank you for the upgrade, but I wouldn't pick a Mustang again if it was offered. Thrifty treated us well - will use again.Reviewed 2022 Jun 17
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10.0
The SNA rental location is under construction, so there was a considerable line and jenky structural situation. However, the staff were friendly and efficient and we got upgraded, so that part was awesome.Reviewed 2022 Apr 01
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2.0
45 minute wait OUTSIDE in a VERY long line of 20+ customers and only 2 agents working. Tried to DOWNGRADE me to a smaller car for the same prices.Reviewed 2021 Dec 30
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6.0
The car had a bad odor when we picked it up, and a stain on the passenger seat, I didn’t want to sit on it.Reviewed 2021 Oct 21
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1.9
The Thrifty desk had about a 45 minute line before speaking to the representative at the rental desk. When I did finally reach the rental desk, I was told they did not have my reservation on file, and so did not honor the reservation. Even after I spoke with Priceline and they confirmed the reservation number, the Thrifty desk representative did not recognize an open reservation. Even if they had, they said they were unable to fill the reservation for approximate 1-2 hours because they did not have cars available at that time. I was left without an alternative, had to order a Lyft ride and rent at an off-site location under a different provider. I am waiting for confirmation of refund for the original reservation. Bad experience on many levels.Reviewed 2021 Sep 20
review fromkayak
1.9
There were no cars available when I went to pick up my rental. I was told there would be a 2 hour wait. I should not have been able to make a reservation at all if nothing would be available. Then the agent said I could pay a huge up charge for a different vehicle if I didn’t want to wait. I only needed the car for less than a day and I was in a huge hurry so unfortunately I had no choice but to pay the upgrade fee. I’ve never had to pay an upgrade fee with any other rental company when they didn’t have the car I requested. Thrifty owes me a refund. I’ll never rent with them again.Reviewed 2021 Aug 20
review fromkayak
1.9
Couldn’t even rent the car since they only accept credit cards, not debit, which is such a stupid policy.... no other options offered, online or in person same BS.Reviewed 2021 Aug 14
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1.9
Terrible experience. The car wasn’t ready and there were no answers, no one with ability to discuss how to rectify the issue, no one to discuss reimbursement. The worker had zero ability to help in the situation. In every way possible, I will attempt to never use Thrifty again.Reviewed 2021 Aug 14
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7.9
Was given options to pick a vehicle but wasn’t the one advertised. Also the vehicle we picked had a few ants inside probably from previous rental. Overall it was okay, the rental did what a rental does, get you around.Reviewed 2021 Jul 29
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2.0
Cons:The rudest and least sincere service ive ever received. I’ll not be using this service again and I will share my experience over social media.Reviewed 2021 Jun 16
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8.0
Pros:Staff was friendly and helpfulCons:Long wait, cat I needed wasn't available for another hour but they were able to substitute with a different model.Reviewed 2021 Jun 08
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Newport Beach?

18601 North Airport Way, Thrifty car rentals

Address

18601 North Airport Way

Hours

Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Good to know

Most popular location

18601 North Airport Way

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Newport Beach

  • Mini rental cars from Thrifty in Newport Beach are around -15% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Newport Beach