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San Diego, CA, United States
13 May — 20 May
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Pick-up locationSan Diego
Rental locations107
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San Diego car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (534 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Alamo
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 833 763 1741
Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday04:30 - 23:59
Thursday04:30 - 23:59
Friday04:30 - 23:59
Saturday04:30 - 23:59
Sunday04:30 - 23:59
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Mar 2021
Pros: I was able to pick up the car the night before and saved money
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Pros: Great service, fast easy courteous. employees seemed happy. rental car employees not usually that way.
10.0 Excellent23 Oct 2020
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
9.6 Excellent13 Oct 2020
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.
7.6 Good4 Oct 2020
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 Okay21 Sep 2020
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 Excellent19 Sep 2020
Pros: Loves the car ... wish I could of kept itCons: nothing honestly
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2020
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 Good1 Sep 2020
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 Excellent15 Aug 2020
Pros: Easy in and out serviceCons: roomer comfort in the vehicle
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (584 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+1 833 763 1739
Monday04:30 - 23:59
Tuesday04:30 - 23:59
Wednesday04:30 - 23:59
Thursday04:30 - 23:59
Friday04:30 - 23:59
Saturday04:30 - 23:59
Sunday04:30 - 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
6330 Marindustry Dr+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
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  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent29 Apr 2021
Pros: Nice carCons: I had to stand in line for 90 minutes (no exaggeration) to get my rental.
8.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
Cons: Not the car i reserved no choice but to get it
8.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
Cons: It should be a full tank not empty gas when i got it
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2021
Pros: I didn’t like anything, because there was nothing to like. I went to get my rental at the time that you told me to. But you didn’t have any cars available and didn’t allowed me to have one. I had to buy me a ticket on Amtrak. For the money that you took from me, get prepare, I’m going to sue you. An less you put that money back on my card😡 you should not had made the reservation if you didn’t have a car to rent.Cons: To have an available car to be rented. You charged me knowing that you were sold out😡😡😡😡😡
6.0 Good15 Apr 2021
Pros: Yes very helpfulCons: Cleanliness of vehicle needs to include some odor removal.
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr 2021
Pros: The Enterprise staff at the airport location were very unhelpful. Fortunately I went to the Payless counter & received excellent service at a good price.Cons: My request online was fir the airport location. I entered it 3 times and assumed the website was giving me the requested pick up location. It did not. I was very disappointed upon arrival that I had no car ready fir the price I was quoted.
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 2021
Pros: I rented a car and when I went to pick up there were no cars available.Cons: The car that I reserved could have been available.
4.0 Okay6 Apr 2021
Cons: They did not provide car we requested trying to sell smaller seven seater to us.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2021
Pros: reserved a large size truck twice. both times they had non availableCons: dont rent out what you dont have to rent
10.0 Excellent30 Jan 2021
Pros: Great service as always.Cons: Everything was great.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.9 Good (459 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
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Pros: A hertz employee ended up helping us because the line was so longCons: Horrible experience. Will never rent from dollar again.
8.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Pros: Car was comfortable, clean and drove easily - lousy mileage, but we got the sense that Californians dont care much, given the number of gas guzzlers we saw on the road at over $4.00/gal in most service stations - mixed in with Tesla's and Prius's. Odd contrast.Cons: All good with exception of Drop-Off. Unclear directions in the final stretch of the exercise (needed to turn up a lane in the garage that was hidden behind other cars). No staff present and when a fellow eventually showed up, he did not check the car, just told us to leave the keys in the car and all else would be dealt with - whatever that means - if there is any disagreement on gas (we filled up), damage (there was none), etc., how would one verify it after the fact?
4.0 Okay8 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was helpful and friendly.Cons: I reserved a Nissan Pathfinder only to show up and get a Kia Sorrento. 6 people with luggage will not fit in a Kia. We had to pay a lot extra to get a Ford Expedition because they didn't have a Nissan or any SUV similar. The guy was really nice and gave us a discount for having to upgrade. I don't appreciate paying for one vehicle on this site only to show up having to pay hundreds more for a vehicle that will actually work. I will never book through here again.
10.0 Excellent31 Mar 2021
Cons: It was perfect
4.0 Okay23 Mar 2021
Cons: Hard to find the car rental. Another family was lost at the airport rental site. The car had been smoked in.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan 2021
Pros: Dollar not available at pick up so Hertz did it.Cons: Just drop off car with key in it at San Diego Airport
2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2020
Pros: The lady that assisted us us at check in seemed to be out out to answer any questions we had. . She said that the insurance we purchased online did not cover the vehicle through them. We ended up paying an additional $275 dollars!!!!! I WILL NEVER RENT THROUGH KAYAK OR FROM DOLLAR RENT A CAR AGAIN.
10.0 Excellent17 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful, process was very quick. Price was good.
8.8 Excellent8 Nov 2020
Pros: Yes
6.4 Good23 Oct 2020
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.
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.9 Good (442 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
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2 May 2021
Cons: Time to stand in line for pickup was an hour. Unacceptable, care smelled like cigarettes
8.0 Excellent30 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was helpful great customer service. Drop off was easy.Cons: They could have cleaned the inside of the car, made sure there was no left overs from the previous drivers.
4.0 Okay20 Apr 2021
Cons: Car was poorly maintained...too many hidden costs
2.0 Mediocre3 Apr 2021
Pros: the staff was awesome, super friendly, really cared about improving the experienceCons: the car broke down 3 times then they charged me for roadside assistance. the wait times in rental center and on the phone for assistance totaled about 4-5 hours of my entire vacation.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The car was in terrible condition. Lots of scrapes, car drove very poorly, 40k plus miles on it. There was all sorts of extra charges.
6.0 Good24 Feb 2021
Cons: Key battery died. Problems with the car being placed in park.
10.0 Excellent24 Feb 2021
Cons: Drop off at LAX was strange. No personnel present, and no instructions on what to do.
10.0 Excellent11 Jan 2021
Pros: check in was super easy and the person who checked us in was friendly and offered a place for lunch
9.2 Excellent19 Aug 2020
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 Mediocre3 Aug 2020
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
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.7 Good (375 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
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
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 - 13:00
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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 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
  • 7.9
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Staff was great and everything was super easyCons: The car smelled of marijuana and smoke and floor mats were ripped, could have been cleaner
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar 2021
Cons: I have reserved with Avis three times now and theee times they have no car available when I got there. The third time I had called to confirm they were not out of cars. They said as long g as I arrive by 1pm I would get a car. I was there at 11:30. No cars available. I will never ever use Avis Budget again.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Pros: There was NOTHING to like, horrible experience with Avis. Avis (Suzanne, the location manager: San Diego, CA Miramar Rd Location, (858) 271-0018) rented out all of their cars and told me they would not be able accommodate my reservation I made and secured with a credit card days before arriving, ultimately leaving my family of four stuck without a car. I then called Avis' main number, talked to Maggie, they were not able to offer assistance to find a replacement car either and basically told me tough luck. To add to the frustration, a day later they charged my credit card a $50 "No Show" fee for not picking up the car I reserved that they didn't have. From talking to others at the hotel it sounds like they do this often. Live and learn for me, no more Avis car rentals.Cons: Obviously Avis should have managed the situation better. (1) have a car for the reservation, (2) make arrangements for when Avis over-rents and fails to provide a car for a reservation, (3) not charge a $50 to a family that didn't get a car in the first place.
6.0 Good19 Mar 2021
Pros: The pick up and drop off was pretty easy.Cons: Old food left from previous renter. This shows how they didn't clean the car beforehand. Also, the previous renter left their paperwork with all of their information in the glove compartment. I shouldn't be able to know the details of the previous renter. Again, shows how they didn't clean or look through the car.
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb 2021
Pros: Location was convenient!Cons: Never Never Never Never again will I rent from this place! I was assigned a car that was dirty/had stains and smelled of human stench (after the car was left in the hot sun). the company hid stench with/ 4 pine scented hanging on the mirror to distract the stench). It was so disgusting when i got home i had to disinfected all the items i had in the car. Prior to returning the car I had plastic bag on the driver seat. This location scared me for life by renting me a FILTHTY Car............
10.0 Excellent21 Feb 2021
Pros: Great staff both in San Diego and San Jose, very helpful.
4.0 Okay9 Jan 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and as helpful as possible.Cons: However the first place we had our rental for was a nightmare. We called the national line and they said they had our car ready, but the local place didn't have it so I had to scramble for a few hours. They told me I needed to go to a different Avis but that Avis never picked up the phone as I called for 2 hours straight. eventually I had to use a backup reservation I made for 2 days, but I only needed the car for 1 day, so I ended up paying $150 more than I needed to. One of the local staff people said that Priceline does not have accurate counts of cars that are available so my suggestion is that Avis and Priceline stop working together because it causes problems for the consumer, where they fix the issue.
6.4 Good9 Nov 2020
Cons: Offer wasn’t clear location did not include transportation from to airport, so had to eat that cost separately obliterating any savings discount. Also access to parking garage failed and office did not open at posted start time so had no help to drop off after sneaking into garage on piggyback of a condo resident, then had to park in avis shuttle slot since avis section of garage was locked closed by a chained gate.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff at the airport was friendly and helpful and drop off was very easy. When they found out that my reservation was at a different location they were very helpful in fixing the situation!
5.6 Okay27 Sep 2020
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
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Rated no. 6
Budget
7.6 Good (208 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
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
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 - 13:00
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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 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
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay1 May 2021
Pros: Gas in the vehicle was not the same as the amount on the receipt. Merchant said he would change up and never did. Bluetooth didn't work. USB port didn't work. Car was extremely dirty and hadn't clearly been clean in a while.Cons: Basically everything. Way overpriced, dirty car, didn't work, not a great vehicle and gross.
2.0 Mediocre19 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was terrible. I had rented a sedan, but he said none were available and that my only options were a minivan or a pickup truck. I ended up paying extra for a volkswagon passat.Cons: The customer service. The man working at San Diego airport was extremely unprofessional and disrespectful.
8.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Cons: The phone number is listed on your rental agreement and online or an Avis number and the customer service representatives at Avis don’t think that they can access your account so it’s super confusing and annoying because they cannot help you.
10.0 Excellent17 Mar 2021
Pros: Drop off was super easy.Cons: I had schedule to pick up my rental at 5am. Nothing was open and I was a bit confused as where I needed to go to get the car. So it would have been useful an email explaining that although offices are closed down stairs, just go to the parking lot upstairs where you will get helped. Other than that, the service was awesome!
8.0 Excellent14 Feb 2021
Pros: Great staffCons: Car needed the interior cleaned, the inside of the windshield was filthy so I stopped at a gas station to clean it. There were also crumbs in the console that should have been vacuumed off.
2.0 Mediocre20 Dec 2020
Cons: Upon completion of my reservation with kayak, it gave me a complete price w/ taxes and fees included. Upon arrival to puck up rental they charged me an additional $7 sighting only the base price is guaranteed and that additional fees could be charged that kayak was unaware of and i would need to take it up with kayak.com. If this is true, i could not find any disclaimer on kayak website to the fact. If its says s total with taxes and fees then that should be the price with no suprise charges upon arrival.
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2020
Pros: Helpful and very cleanCons: Perfect
4.0 Okay14 Jul 2020
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 Good19 Feb 2020
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 Good17 Feb 2020
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.
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Rated no. 7
Sixt
7.5 Good (213 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
Sixt
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 888 749 8227
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
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay25 Apr 2021
Cons: Long processing time for picking up and dropping off was easy but they charge me $40 for fuel which is wrong because before return I fill the tank 😡
8.0 Excellent15 Apr 2021
Cons: Have more people working at the counter so the wait isn't so long.
8.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: Everything went smooth and fast. Pick up and drop off was simple.Cons: More car selections for people who reserve vehicles.
10.0 Excellent11 Apr 2021
Cons: Excellent overall experience. Easy pick up and drop off
2.0 Mediocre31 Mar 2021
Pros: There was no staff at the desk upon my arrival. Could not pick up my rental.Cons: I had my reservation for 10pm, no one was there when I arrived. I end up getting a car with Hertz because of this issue. I will never ever rent a car with this company again. You are better off paying a little bit more for a highly profesional and well establish company like Hertz or alamo. Save your self a disappointment!!!
10.0 Excellent23 Mar 2021
Pros: This was my first time renting a care through KAYAK and it was a great experience. I liked that when I went to pick up the rental it was fast, quick, rental had a full tank, car was clean and the gentlemen that help me was so nice.Cons: I think it needed a car sent the person that rented the car before me might have been a smoker so the car smelled a lil like cigarettes', lucky for me I had Febreze and Lysol. I'm not complaining because I had an overall great experience with the company.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Pros: Never rented, canceled reservation
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2021
Cons: My flight was delayed due to bad weather by four hours. I attempted to call to let them know I would be late and sat on hold for an hour and couldn’t get through to anyone. When I finally got there, they had given my car away and had nothing else for me to rent except two cars that would cost me double.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2021
Pros: Nice crew, dependable car, and nothing took too long. THANKS!Cons: Much better than many other car rentals.
2.0 Mediocre12 Feb 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Staff rude. No cars available after I booked through you. Staff tried to place me in a $250 a day car. Guy was rude and did not care. Never again. I need to contact Kayak for refund.
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Rated no. 8
Hertz
7 Good (726 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
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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
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
4.0 Okay4 May 2021
Cons: Bait and switch at check in. Paid far more than what I ordered. Check-in very slow. Car dirty especially greasy windows
6.0 Good28 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: Car we reserved was not available when we arrived and I was still required to pay more for the vehicle I got. The vehicle we got had the worst stench of cigarettes. * give us the car we got for the same price as the one reserved * make sure cars are clean before the are rented.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: this is not at the airportCons: this is not at the airport
2.0 Mediocre19 Apr 2021
Cons: It would have been nice if the reservation wasn’t in Mexico. I was given a California address
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: Loved the staff. She made rental & return easyCons: It’s not located at the airport where you can ride the car rental shuttle bus. I did not see that when booking, however, it’s a very short taxi/Uber ride there & it save me over $75/day on the car rental rate for a much better car. Well worth it!
2.0 Mediocre7 Apr 2021
Pros: Not a thing. This was literally the worst car rental experience I've ever hadCons: Here's the story - I booked ahead of time, pre paid to ensure we had a car. Decided to treat the family and surprise the kids with a convertible (they've never ridden in one, and hey why not? it's sunny southern California!). Got all confirmations aligned, had a pick up time and car agreed upon, was charged my full rate, figured I was good to go. WRONG! Because of the awful customer service from Kayak and this absolutely Terrible company Hertz I was stranded without a car and grossly overspent on Ubers to get me around for the week. Will NEVER use either Kayak or Hertz again... Two hours before the defined time (4pm) I get a call from the rental place. "Please call us back when you can" ... oh boy... I called was greeted by a VERY rude agent who was completely unapologetic - "we don't have a car for you." I got some lame excuse about other people not returning their cars, even though they had set up a rental with me. So, I waited while she ran through why I should care about what the company is going through. Finally had a chance to speak, "okay so where does that leave me?" - answered with the same "We don't have a car for you"... frustrating to say the least. So here I am, on vacation with my children, the excitement I wanted to see in their eyes fading. "Okay, so what other options are out there," I asked, knowing I had already paid for one of the most expensive cars they had, I figured they'd offer a discounted rate for an alternative car. Apparently htis company has never heard of customer service, instead they said the have no cars at all and offered me a cargo van...for me and my children. Not exactly a convertable...nor acceptable. In sort it ended with me not having a car, them saying that it's not their fault / problem and that I should not have booked through Kayak, because there is a technical gap that allows us to book cars that are actually not available. Because of Kayak and this absolutely Terrible company Hertz I was stranded without a car and grossly overspent on Ubers to get me around for the week. Will NEVER use either Kayak or Hertz again...
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2021
Cons: Staff trying to sell add ons to the rental car when it is not required is unacceptable. I felt pressured to pay for insurance which I already had. This is unacceptable
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Cons: This location was a bit hard to find. But overall the service was good.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing, never got a car
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar 2021
Pros: They did not have my reservation at San Diego airport. He said it got "moved" to Tijuana and they were sold out. Basically, he said that's what you get for booking through a third party like Kayak.Cons: If I enter my destination as San Diego airport, it should be specified that there are two options - one in San Diego and one in Tijuana! My confirmation had an address that said San Diego. If you don't know any better, then you wouldn't realize it was for Tijuana!
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Rated no. 9
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (112 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
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2021
Cons: Nothing. Great value and great service!
2.0 Mediocre1 Mar 2021
Cons: I never got the car. The car rental place was closed by the time I tried getting the car. I had to rent else where for my trip.
8.0 Excellent26 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff was great. ease of return. good dependable car at good price.Cons: Came at about 7:00 in the evening and took a while to get the shuttle from the car rental center to the Economy car rental location. May need better staffing in the evenings and nights.
10.0 Excellent7 Feb 2021
Pros: Staff friendly. Efficient service. Straight to the point.
10.0 Excellent28 Jan 2021
Pros: Drop off was fast, got lyft ride back to house took 5 minutes to get there. Great rental price
10.0 Excellent15 Dec 2020
Pros: Very nice and professional stuff.Cons: They should put a sign on their office.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2020
Pros: Super nice staff. Seamless pick up and drop off.
2.0 Mediocre15 Oct 2020
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 Mediocre15 Oct 2020
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.
9.6 Excellent15 Oct 2020
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.
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Rated no. 10
Fox
6.5 Good (604 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
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Pros: Color & sound system & handlingCons: Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent1 May 2021
Pros: Everyone was nice and helpful. Pick up was super fast. Drop off was easy.Cons: There was no wiper fluid when I needed it.
10.0 Excellent27 Apr 2021
Pros: Car was Clean and the stuff was niceCons: Not a thing, great customer service !!
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
Cons: Customer service was horrible. Car smelled like smoke. And the tire was bad.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
Pros: San Diego staff member named Ximena was outstanding. Excellent first impression of the company. Drop off in Seattle was good as well.Cons: Had a flat tire at airport hotel the morning of drop off and could not get through to company on the phone in a timely manner. Changed tire to the spare and dropped off at return site.
6.0 Good12 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff friendly and knowledgeable.Cons: Car wasn’t clean outside and had tape on it. Rear view mirrors dirty and hard to see out of when we picked up the car at night.
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2021
Pros: Quick check out, friendly staff, great location.
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 2021
Pros: It was okCons: 1 tire was bald, no tread, 2 had only 1/32 inches of tread & 1 had only 1/32 inch of tread. All 4 tires were illigal.
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar 2021
Pros: No i necer got my carCons: Actually getting my car
4.0 Okay21 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff at pick up was not helpful and rude.
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Rated no. 11
Payless
5.1 Okay (949 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 Mediocre5 May 2021
Pros: 1 person was good.Cons: Rental car offered was unsafe. Bald tires . Leaking axles. Unclean .. smoked in vehicles. Charged multiple times and was told to call online to get money back because I booked online first paid before I arrived but employee still charged again.
8.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: Good staff, nice car.relatively smooth pickup.Cons: Everything was smooth.
4.0 Okay30 Apr 2021
Cons: Gave me a dirty car after waiting 40 minutes past my pick up time. Got to my location and found that the remote was dead and I could not lock or unlock the car. They told me to return it and they would replace it and compensate me for my time. The did not compensate me until I called after returning the car and then only a minimum amount. Also booked through Priceline which showed the price twenty dollars cheaper than the actual price.
2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2021
Cons: The customer service was fine but that car should have been taken off the market years ago. It was old, smelled horribly of smoke and deodorizer. The key fob didnt work and we had to lock the car with the emergency key. Had to stick the emergency key into the gas cover to open. Just a crabby little car. Turned it in and got a car from Enterprise. Oddly, same car but brand new, clean and functional.
6.0 Good27 Apr 2021
Pros: The price.Cons: The car.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Cons: It took 2 hours to get car. The car was beat up and dirty. I left my wedding ring in car and have been calling for days to set up return. Have to leave messages and never returned.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: Transparency in what unlimited mileage means in California. It was deceiving that when we get to the counter that we were just then hearing about geographic zones. We had to pay a lot more money than we anticipated. We will never use Payless again
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2021
Pros: Car was fineCons: 2 hour wait in line to pick up car
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: The free shuttle to the airport.Cons: The staff was very rude at pickup, make sure you have your booking confirmation or they will up charge you. The car was terrible I took a video at pickup. Literally had zip ties holding the broken hubcaps on, a giant dent in the passenger door, and the a/c motor was going out and loud inside the car.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: Insistence that I had to purchase additional insurance despite my efforts to decline and feeling pressured due to the long line of people waiting since they had inadequate help manning their facility. Will not rent from this company again!
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Rated no. 12
MEXRENTACAR
4.4 Okay (138 reviews)
4 locations in San Diego
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street+1 619 255 9094
3355 Admiral Boland Way
San Diego Downtown
Tijuana Cross Border Xpress (CBX)+1 866 496 2880
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.2
  • 4.2
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay4 May 2021
Pros: The staff that helped me out was very friendly. However, we did not think it was fair that we had reserved an economy car, paid for it and the day we picked it up we were told they no longer had the car available and we had the option to upgrade but needed to pay extra.Cons: If a reservation is made (especially ahead of time) for an economy car it would be nice to have that car available for the customer.
4.0 Okay3 May 2021
Cons: The sit for the shuttle was very long, and several warning lights were on in the car - check engine and check tires. No bueno.
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2021
Pros: The car I ordered was not available, so charged double for an 8 passenger van I did not need. Mex. told me that I should have booked directly. Was told at drop off that everything was fine and would get a receipt e mailed within 24 hours, still nothing from MEX.Cons: most everything.
2.0 Mediocre23 Apr 2021
Cons: What could have been better is if they had actually had a car for us that we prepaid for when we arrived at the airport, or at the very least given us a heads up so we didn’t have to wait in lines for 3 hours to try and get another one. It would have also been nice if they had paid the difference in the new car we had to rent from a different company at the last minute or at least refunded us in a timely manner (still waiting on that).
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
Pros: Horrible experience overall. Please remove this car rental agency from your recommendations.Cons: EVERYTHING!. Wait times to be picked up one hour plus, no proper directions how to get to their place - need to take another courtesy bus first - Another one hour wait at he agency, one person helping and two speeds, slow and stop. Wait for car another 14 minutes. Check in was a bit better. Never again will I use them. Not worth it.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Cons: They were closed when we arrived AND closed when we went to drop off even though we were there at times that their own phone lines indicate as their hours. Then, getting the car turned into an hour long conflict that only a call to customer service by us could resolve. This company does everything they can to cheat you. They undermine the kayak brand by making me wary of renting though the platform.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: Price was very good.Cons: Mex rent a car cancelled our reservation, which was paid already in full. Other rental services were sold out of vans, so we were left stranded at the airport. No one answers the phone, and the voicemail is full.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was trying but company policies screwed too many customers and the employees didn't know how to handle multiple angry customers back to backCons: Everything. This company seems like a scam First I was given a price, after paying when I go to pick up my car mysteriously new charges are showing up which are a part of policy but this wasn't told to us when we booked and then we are told if we cancel the booking we won't get a refund So we are forced to pay more to get to keep the booking They overbooked themselves to the point I personally saw 5 angry customers because there were no suv available These are just the 5 I saw while I was waiting in line and got my car There were more after I left
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2021
Cons: Made resvn, but no car available!!
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing, they ripped us off and charged us three times more than what we agreed to when we booked.Cons: Being charged the agreed upon price.
Rated no. 13
Ace
4.4 Okay (134 reviews)
2 locations in San Diego
Ace
Locations in San Diego
1002 West Juniper Street+1 619 354 3639
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
  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 4.2
  • 4.1
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2021
Cons: Wasn't even able to rent the vehicle due to me living in san diego and wanting to rent it to go to las vegas and back couldn't take it out of state, but if I wasn't from here I was told i could rent the car and take it wherever I wanted. Won't be renting from them! You want a great rental car place go with Enterprise, have nothing but rave reviews for them and was able to rent within ours of being told no from Ace!
2.0 Mediocre28 Apr 2021
Pros: Absolutely nothing I’m very unhappy with this rentalCons: When I arrived to pick up my vehicle there was one employee working the desk, with quite a long line to even talk to a worker. Once I got inside the employee asked for my ID and credit card. I was then told the car I requested had not been available for about a year. He then tried to offer me a SUV priced at $412 compared to the $249 I was quoted. I had to leave the building to consult with my party only to have to wait about another 20 mins outside . Once I get to the counter for the second time the clerk then informed me of the under 25 clause and then it was going to be another $114 on top of the $412. I believe this to be highly unprofessional and requested a refund for the insurance. The employee said he could do that. I then called Priceline who I did my insurance through and was laughed at and hung up on. I called back and was told that I could expect a refund in 3-7 business days for the $88 I paid for for the insurance due to the car not being available. It’s been 7 days however and I still have not received the $88. This rental was felt with extremely unprofessionally. I’m highly disappointed.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: Not much. Staff was extremely slow, and they had an extra $17 per day hidden fee.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Cons: They actually advertise that their cars must not leave San Diego County. And, the rep could have cared less that she left me hanging with no rental to get my group to Las Vegas.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off was easyCons: The car I reserved was not available and I was charged for an upgrade which I did not want. Unfortunately, it was too late for me to change rental agencies and I needed a car so I had to pay extra.
2.0 Mediocre16 Apr 2021
Pros: Unable to pick up car as the location was closed, did not answer their phone for pickup at SAN...Cons: The rate, service, ended up renting with a competitor...
2.0 Mediocre14 Apr 2021
Pros: NothingCons: They had a ton of hidden fees and I ended up canceling altogether
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: Low priceCons: They would not honor the price that I booked through kayak. I ended up having to pay more and we had to drop the car off earlier than we wanted.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: Nothing. Couldn't get a response via phone to even get to the rental location.Cons: This is apparently an OFF-OFF-Site rental company. You have to take a shuttle to the main car rental complex, then you have to call a phone number to get someone from ACE/MEX to pick you up. Only nobody answered the phone and the voicemail box was full. So after repeated attempts to reach someone, I rented from someone else. The other reviews for this place are super shady, lots of unexplained extra charges and fees, so probably a good thing they stiffed me. Luckily I hadn't paid in advance. Lesson learned.
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2021
Cons: I got there to pick up my rental and was told they no longer rent to Locals with unlimited mileage and the ability to go out of town. They said I would have to keep the car in San Diego county which defeats the purpose I was renting it for, then referred me to another place that was going to charge me over triple what I had booked the rental with them for weeks ago. Needless to say I did not get the rental.
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Rated no. 14
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 Mediocre30 Mar 2020
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 Mediocre30 Mar 2020
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 Mediocre11 Feb 2020
Pros: Van was nice.Cons: Shuttle service was terrible/non existent. Rental office is a run down shack to smells of urine.
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2020
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 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
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 Excellent17 Sep 2019
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 Mediocre24 Aug 2019
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 Mediocre22 Jan 2018
Pros: Polite staffCons: They did not have the car which I reserved. False advertisement.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec 2017
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 Good18 Oct 2017
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 no. 15
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 Excellent13 Mar 2020
Pros: it was great, I used kayak to do the reservation
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was great. Very friendly and knowledgable
10.0 Excellent10 Jul 2019
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 Good4 Jun 2019
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 Excellent29 May 2019
Pros: Staff was great Dodge caravan was as advertised I had 6 big adults and baggage and we all fit
5.2 Okay14 Apr 2019
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 Good27 Mar 2019
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 Mediocre11 Mar 2019
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 Okay3 Feb 2019
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 Excellent2 Feb 2019
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 no. 16
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 Good5 Oct 2019
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 Okay17 Aug 2019
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 Mediocre10 Apr 2019
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 Good22 Feb 2019
Cons: Pricing
3.2 Mediocre16 Feb 2019
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 Mediocre23 Nov 2018
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 Mediocre9 Nov 2018
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 Mediocre29 Oct 2018
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 Okay19 Oct 2018
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 Excellent12 Oct 2018
Cons: Stained rear seat, inside of windows & windshield needed to be cleaned.
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Rated no. 17
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 Mediocre1 May 2016
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 Excellent30 Apr 2016
Pros: They were very friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2016
The car from hellPros: NothingCons: Going some where else
8.4 Excellent25 Apr 2016
Pros: Very good customer service!Cons: It was off site of the rest of the car rental companies
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2016
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 Good24 Apr 2016
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 Mediocre18 Apr 2016
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 Excellent18 Apr 2016
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 Okay13 Apr 2016
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 Mediocre12 Apr 2016
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 no. 18
Silvercar
9.6 Excellent (5 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
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 8.8
  • 9.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent23 Feb 2021
Pros: Great being able to select the exact car you want for a rental.Cons: Feel financially taken advantage for wanting a luxury specific car rather than a general “luxury category” rental.
10.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff very friendly, pick up drop off was very smooth and easy
Rated no. 19
National
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in San Diego
National
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way+1 833 763 1740
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
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent31 Aug 2020
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 Excellent30 Mar 2018
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 Okay20 Mar 2018
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 Excellent9 Dec 2017
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 Good29 Jun 2017
Pros: Direct car pickup at the carCons: The quality of the car was below national standard
10.0 Excellent17 May 2017
Love the Emerald AislePros: Rented Jeep Grand Cherokee ... Picked up in SD and Dropped in Palm Springs. Great experience, as always.
9.6 Excellent18 Aug 2016
National San DiegoPros: Agent was very efficientCons: Only one agent at counter
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Rated no. 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 Okay7 Nov 2017
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 Okay17 Oct 2017
WOULD NOT USE GREEN MOTION AGAINCons: Car was not what the Kayak
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2017
Pros: easy access to the car! LOVE my SMART CAR!!!!
9.6 Excellent18 Sep 2017
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 Good18 Sep 2017
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 Excellent9 Sep 2017
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 Good1 Sep 2017
Pros: Price was greatCons: The "Smart" car was a joke!
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Rated no. 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 Excellent31 Mar 2016
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 Good30 Mar 2016
Cons: Cheapest insurance $15/day! Essentially bait and switch
10.0 Excellent5 Mar 2016
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 Okay2 Mar 2016
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 Okay2 Mar 2016
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 Excellent13 Jan 2016
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 Excellent11 Jan 2016
Pros: The car was clean and reliable! Also the staff was friendly.
3.6 Mediocre5 Jan 2016
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 Mediocre15 Dec 2015
Pros: Theyvdid notvput it on their description that yiu can only drive the car to Califirnia and Nevada.
10.0 Excellent13 Dec 2015
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 no. 22
NU Car
6.6 Good (5 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
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good15 Mar 2021
Pros: Time between shuttles from the airport was very long. Add an hour, or more, to your plans to get to the rental agency and drive out.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec 2020
Pros: I had a great experience and low deposit and great prices! I will be a repeat customer for sure.Cons: be open on Sunday
2.4 Mediocre6 Oct 2020
Cons: Everything could have been better. This rental place is a joke and I will NEVER use them again.
6.8 Good10 Sep 2020
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
5 locations in San Diego
EZ Van
Locations in San Diego
3225 North Harbor Dr+1 760 846 6223
3355 Admiral Borland Way+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
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San Diego International Airport
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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
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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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Rhodium
1 location in San Diego
Rhodium
Locations in San Diego
San Diego Airport. On-airport. 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
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Sunnycars
1 location in San Diego
Sunnycars
Locations in San Diego
3355 Admiral Boland Way
Recent reviews
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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5877 travellers who rented a car in San Diego gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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When to book a rental car in San Diego

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Top tips for hiring a car in San Diego

  • Driving around San Diego is the most convenient and comfortable way of getting to know all corners of the region, as the freeway system is fairly easy to navigate and traffic is manageable (aside from during rush hour). Because public transportation services are unreliable in the city, staying mobile by renting a car is the best option. It is also ideal for travelers looking to explore other destinations outside the city, such as the wine country of nearby Temecula, or those who want to embark on a road trip along the California coast.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found in the San Diego International Airport (SAN), at the Consolidated hire Car Center just outside the airport. The hire Car Center is accessible via free shuttle bus services that stop at all terminals.
  • Although the freeway system isn't generally complicated, always have a map or a GPS on hand to help you. When driving downtown, beware of tourists or other reckless drivers who may be too used to driving in the city. If you’re interested in hopping across the border to Mexico, make sure you talk to your hire agency, as they may need to provide specific documentation, such as car insurance that is also valid in the neighboring country. But if your plan includes a day trip to Tijuana, it's easier to just park your car on the U.S. side of the border and walk across.
  • Although traffic is manageable, roads are usually fairly busy throughout San Diego, so avoid rush hours both in the morning (between 6:30 and 10 a.m.) and afternoon (between 3:30 and 6:30 pm) if you don't want to be stuck in traffic for longer than needed. Freeways along the coast also get pretty packed on weekends, especially the I-5.
  • Book your rental car in San Diego at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car 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, 803 reviews), Midway (8.5, 69 reviews), and Enterprise (8.2, 790 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in San Diego is $4.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $54 and $72, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Diego.

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

  • A Economy car rental in San Diego costs $44 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Diego costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in San Diego costs $169 per day, on average.

  • An automatic lower car, such as a Ford Mustang, is the best option when navigating both the city and the coastal roads. A convertible is a great option to enjoy the scenic rides along the coast when the weather allows it.

  • The speed limit in the city is 25 miles per hour, but on urban highways it is set at 55 mph, and on rural highways it is between 65 and 70 mph. Generally, the speed limit on multi-lane freeways is 65 mph.

  • Brands such as Costco are more economical, and the average petrol prices in San Diego are about $3.62. Mohsen can also be a good, budget-friendly option.

  • Street parking in downtown San Diego is usually available, but it tends to be quite pricey, costing around $3 for one hour, and between $10 and $30 for 24 hours. Parking laws are strictly enforced throughout the whole city, so make sure you always pay for parking. Parking in beach areas is tougher to find, but pay lots are an option.