Book Budget hire cars in Sarasota

Sarasota, FL, United States
31 Jan — 7 Feb
Same drop-off
Sarasota, FL, United States
Mon 31/1
Noon
Mon 7/2
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Sarasota

Overall rating7.7 GoodBased on 206 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Overall
7.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.5
Value for money
7.7

Recent reviews

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2.0
Pros:Your company booked me a car that didn’t exist. I had to attempt to pick up my mini van twice at budget. Once on my original reservation date. And then next on 5/16 when the desk agent said they could have my mini van ready. And twice they did not have the mini van. No one knew where it was or who had it. I paid for a mini van and I never got it. I ended up having to cancel my car reservation completely after already extending it a day and it ruined my entire weekend travel plans home. I will not use this company again to book a car rental at all. It was absolutely chaotic and the desk agents were rude and CarRentals.com had no one to help me since they are a third party and same with KayakCons:Getting my car that I actually reserved. Twice.Reviewed 17 May 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Got there Not only did they NOT have MY car that I ordered waiting for me. They did NOT have any cars what so ever!!!! I Came from the ship with my bags I had to sit there HRS to wait for someone to bring back something so I could have a car. AND I had to pay extra for a van because that was the only thing that got returned.and when I returned the computer said the car was full of gas and it was NOT!! if it wouldnt not have been for me taking a picture of the gauge and the slip where the guy wrote out that it was almost out of gas! I woulda had to pay for the gas. I WILL NEVER RENT FROM THEM AGAINReviewed 27 Nov 2017
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2.0
Cons:Tried to call 4 different Budget numbers first morning line would Say connecting to an agent and then disconnects very frustrating. The car smelled like weed/smoke when we picked it up. Came back 20 min after pickup to let the agent know. She said she would note it on account. I asked about a later check in she said if I was later then 1:25 I would be charged full day 47.00 base rate. So we decided we would pay extra. My husband wanted another car it was that strong , but I didn’t want to wait. Next drop off was a mess two workers told us differently on drop off I instructions. Left keys on car, take my paperwork and no one looked over car with us there which I wanted to because they was no damage and full tank. They said I d get email haven’t yet. Looked on pending charges and it’s way over amount..... never agaon. Want explanation of why it’s soooo much pendingReviewed 16 May 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:the building was air conditionedCons:There was a line of over 20 people waiting to get a car and there was only ONE person onsite to check people out. I waited over two hours and barely moved up in line. It was taking over 12 minutes for each person to get their car and when I started to move up in line, another plane would land and the express customers would get helped before the rest of us, but even the express customers were having to wait forever. I agree express customers should take priority but it was a no-win situation for everybody. It was a Sunday around 6pm and from hearing everyone in line grumble, plenty of people had reservations so they should have known to schedule more people or if they didn't have anybody to help they shouldn't have taken any more reservations. They could have done a bunch of things but making everybody stand in line for hours was not the way I feel they should have handled it. I finally gave up and never got the rental car and had my 79 year old dad drive me 2 hours to Orlando. He is a saint and I love being around him, but he's 79 and under 5 feet tall so it was a scary drive!Reviewed 16 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Staff member at the terminal was awesome. Very personable, efficient and professional. I walked away satisfied and laughing at our last exchange. She was the last employee I saw while picking up our vehicle. Upon returning our vehicle we did locate an employee in the lot who was also quite friendly.Cons:The vehicle was dirty from the top to the wheel wells. The rear seats were still down which made it easier to put our luggage away but the area clearly had not been vacuumed. There were no employees to be found in the lot. There was a damaged front headlight which had markings on it indicating that it had already been observed by staff. Upon putting up the rear seats to pick up our children at the airport, We noticed that all rear seats were covered with dog foot prints of mud which I had to clean prior to picking up our guests. Clearly not COVID-19 sanitized.Reviewed 20 May 2021
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10.0
Pros:Good service and accomodatingReviewed 6 Jan 2016
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4.8
Why make a reservation?Cons:When I aŕrived to pick up my reserved van I was told they didn't have one. I was left without a way to pick up my grand children at the airport. I was told to wait and see what comes in but they didn't know if anything would be returned. Additionally, the office ours were very limited and not convenient. This is my 2nd time with a poor experience at this location this year. I will not use them again.Reviewed 26 Feb 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Kayak didn't state off site rentalPros:The deal seemed great. I put in my pick up airport and drop off airport and got a good price.Cons:The pick up location was 15 miles away. I had to Uber there only to find out they closed. I had to borrow a car for the weekend. Budget said they couldn't help me until Monday when their manager got in. The manager said they couldn't help because I booked through Kayak. Looking at the paperwork it didn't state off site rental.Reviewed 12 May 2016
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10.0
Pros:Everything; was good; service, price and vehicleReviewed 11 Mar 2018
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6.4
Rental site was closed!Cons:When we arrived at the Sarasota Airport on a Sunday, the Budget Rental car site that we had the agreement with was closed. It is an off-airport site. We had to rent from the Budget site at the airport. That cost us $300 more for the 2 week rental!Reviewed 3 Apr 2017
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7.6
Pros:Return at FLL was remarkably easy & quick. Weekly price was excellent.Cons:Car was not very clean upon pickup.Reviewed 23 Apr 2016
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6.4
Pros:Drop off was quick as we were the only ones there.Reviewed 4 Nov 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Sarasota?

1120 Rental Car Road, Budget car hires

Address

1120 Rental Car Road

Hours

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 941 359 5360

Address

7010 South Tamiami Trail

Hours

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

Phone

+1 941 921 7408

Address

435 North Washington Blvd

Hours

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

Phone

+1 941 806 6093

Good to know

Most popular location

1120 Rental Car Road

Most popular car type

Full-size

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Sarasota

  • Full-size car hires from Budget in Sarasota are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

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