Book Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio

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Thrifty car rental prices in San Antonio

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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 San Antonio

Overall Rating6.7 OkayBased on 74 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Comfort
7.5
Overall
6.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.7
Value for money
6.4

Recent reviews

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4.0
Cons:priceReviewed 2021 May 11
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Prompt service, helpful staff and really efficient and convenient on everything.Cons:The quality of the vehicle could have been better. The oil light was on when we recieved the car, and needed changed. The brakes weren't 100% and were grinding a bit toward the end of our trip.Reviewed 2021 May 11
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:There is not enough staff for check-in. It took about an hour to get the car. Also, the lady who selected the car for me was not friendly. The drop-off was very fast.Cons:Have check-in staff to expedite the process.Reviewed 2021 May 03
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The smooth in and out.Cons:No improvements needed.Reviewed 2021 May 02
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Keep prices as regularCons:All the experience was great, but hiking the rental prices ($375 for a day) is agresiveReviewed 2021 Apr 20
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:The right/passenger mirror did not adjust to the proper position.Reviewed 2021 Apr 18
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:NothingCons:Umm actually got a car! Thrifty salespeople are RUDE. Never again!Reviewed 2021 Apr 12
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:No guidance, where to go to pick up car, no one at the counter. Had to process through Hertz. Drop off was easy!Cons:No one checked the car prior. Once started car, it said a tire problem. Had to pay for tire repair, interrupted our tripReviewed 2021 Mar 24
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Drop off was easy. Staff was niceCons:Lots of hidden fees. I was expecting to pay around 200 and ended up being 500$ so watch out.Reviewed 2021 Mar 08
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:see previous message - same goes hereCons:see previous message - same goes hereReviewed 2021 Feb 28
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Nothing. My flight landed at 5pm. I waited in line 1.5 hours, there were only two reps working. I was the last in line. When I went upstairs there were no cars. After another half an hour, they gave me a car. When I attempted to exit the rental car garage, my car was scanned and stopped. I was told this car could not leave. No reason was given. I was told to go back to Hertz (I rented from Thrifty). I went back and asked to talk to the manager. She said no cars were available and I would be given a mini van. Other customers had arrived by then, and were getting cars and driving away. After nearly three hours, a car appeared and was given to me. I am a middle-aged woman travelling alone. I'd been on the go since 9am, and it took almost as long to pick up the car as it did for me to fly halfway across the country. It's terrible, deplorable service. The staff don't care, I don't expect them to care but their lack of concern was evident. Three hours after my flight landed, I was finally on my way in a car.Cons:Everything. When you book a car, you expect to pick up the car as planned. I had no notice from Kayak, Hertz or Thrifty that my pre-booked car was not available. After waiting in line for 1.5 hours. I could have been calling other car companies and try to get car somewhere else. Or make a plan B. My flight landed at 5pm. I waited in line 1.5 hours, there were only two reps working. I was the last in line. When I went upstairs there were no cars. After another half an hour, they gave me a car. When I attempted to exit the rental car garage, my car was scanned and stopped. I was told this car could not leave. No reason was given. I was told to go back to Hertz (I rented from Thrifty). I went back and asked to talk to the manager. She said no cars were available and I would be given a mini van. Other customers had arrived by then, and were getting cars and driving away. After nearly three hours, a car appeared and was given to me. I am a middle-aged woman travelling alone. I'd been on the go since 9am, and it took almost as long to pick up the car as it did for me to fly halfway across the country. It's terrible, deplorable service. The staff don't care, I don't expect them to care but their lack of concern was evident. Three hours after my flight landed, I was finally on my way in a car.Reviewed 2021 Feb 28
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Thrifty gave us a confirmation number for an online reservation. They then refused to give out a car. While one gentleman was leaving the lot in a Thrifty rental car, 3 of us standing there were told they weren't letting any cars out due to the weather. All flights were canceled, so at a time when passengers needed cars most, Thrifty refused not even honoring my confirmed reservation.Reviewed 2021 Feb 17
review fromkayak

Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio?

Address

9559 Airport Boulevard

Hours

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

Phone

+1 877 283 0898

Good to know

Most popular location

9559 Airport Boulevard

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in San Antonio

  • When you book Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio, you will want to decide on the right type of car for your trip. SUVs are versatile vehicles, offering more passenger and cargo space. Renting a pickup truck can be beneficial if you need to transport cargo, outdoor equipment, or large items during your trip. For a more upscale and comfortable experience, you can rent a luxury car. This option offers premium features and style for a more refined journey.
  • A great perk when you book Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio is that you can use Thrifty Car Rental's loyalty program called Blue Chip Rewards. Blue Chip members enjoy expedited rental check-out at participating locations, reducing wait times at the rental counter. Members earn Blue Chip Rewards points for each qualified rental, which can be redeemed for free rental days with no blackout dates. The number of points you earn will depend on the number of qualifying rentals or rental days.
  • A popular question for those who book Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio is if they can take the rental to Mexico. Contact Thrifty Car Rental to inquire about their policies regarding cross-border travel into Mexico. Verify that your rental car insurance provides coverage in Mexico, or consider purchasing additional insurance coverage to ensure you are adequately protected while driving in Mexico. Ensure that you have all the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport, travel visas (if required), and any required permits or vehicle documentation for crossing the border.
  • When you make the choice to book Thrifty car rentals in San Antonio, it's important to make sure that the air conditioning in your rental works properly. San Antonio's climate is known for its high humidity levels, especially in the summer. An air conditioner not only cools the air but also removes excess moisture, making the car's interior more pleasant. An air-conditioned car enhances the comfort and enjoyment of your journey, whether it's for sightseeing, exploring, or a road trip.
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty in San Antonio are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in San Antonio

  • Where are some good spots to pick up a Thrifty rental in San Antonio?

    One of the great features of renting a car with Thrifty in San Antonio is the number of locations available for you to choose from. In the center of San Antonio, you'll find a couple of locations, with the first one located at 101 Bowie and the other one at 808 S. Saint Marys St. If you're farther to the south in the Mission San Jose neighborhood, a good choice will be the location at 1418 SE Military Dr. Out on the east side of town, you can choose the location at 236 SW. White Rd.

  • What are some of the reasons to book a Thrifty car rental in San Antonio?

    Thrifty's mobile app can make the reservation process more convenient, allowing you to manage rentals and access account information on your mobile device. Some Thrifty locations may offer additional services like GPS rental, child safety seats, and roadside assistance, ensuring you have what you need for a safe and comfortable trip. Thrifty provides flexibility in rental durations, allowing you to rent a car for the length of time that suits your travel plans, whether it's a day, a week, or longer. Thrifty is part of a global car rental network, which can be advantageous if you plan to rent cars in various locations.

  • Where should I plan on parking my rental in San Antonio?

    If you're exploring downtown San Antonio, there are numerous parking lots, garages, and street parking available. Paid parking is common in the downtown area when you park in a garage. Costs run from about $7 to $15 to park for two hours, but most street parking is free. If you're visiting the historic Alamo, there are parking facilities in the vicinity, including the Alamo Plaza Parking Garage. When shopping in San Antonio's retail centers, you'll typically find parking lots or garages associated with the shopping malls.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in San Antonio?

    Compact (Jeep Compass or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in San Antonio.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in San Antonio?

    Thrifty has 1 rental location in San Antonio. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: San Antonio airport (SAT)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Antonio airport (SAT)?

    Yes