Book Dollar hire cars in San Jose

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Dollar car hire prices in San Jose

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Reviews for Dollar in San Jose


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Overall rating7.3 GoodBased on 38 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Pros:The car was clean and the price was very fair. However, see below...Cons:I rented a certain class for not only the luxury comfort, but for the size. However, Dollar did not have the car I rented. They first tried to down grade me to a lower class, but larger car. I did not think this was fair so I did not agree. We went through the options and I explained, due to having two of my elder uncles with me and their need for a larger car, I needed something larger. Eventually a larger car was offered, but at a much higher rate. Again, I did not agree as a car in my category should have been available to me. Eventually I was offered another luxury vehicle (supposedly in the same class), but much smaller and the entire weekend we had difficulty getting my uncles in and out of it. Due to the inability to have a car ready for me in the class I rented I would have preferred the “upgrade” to an adequate car but the agent would not agree without additional payment to which I did not think was fair.Reviewed 26 Apr 2021
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Pros:Staff very friendly and helpfulCons:Should be more proactive in looking for damages during inspectionReviewed 12 Feb 2020
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Pros:Friendly serviceReviewed 7 Feb 2020
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Cons:I prepaid and Dollar upsold my poor mother. Never again will I use kayak for car rentals.Reviewed 5 Dec 2019
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Pros:The whole experience was a breeze and was fastCons:No complaintsReviewed 12 Nov 2019
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Pros:Easy drop off.Cons:Was expecting a lower rateReviewed 3 Sep 2019
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Pros:The staff was cery friendly and helpful. When i dropp off the car in San Diego was super easy , the staff was very gentleman. I'm happy with the service. The price was unexpensive compared with Hertz and others companies.Reviewed 8 Aug 2019
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Pros:the pick up and drop off on the 7th floor was goodCons:the service of the woman working in the ground floor could be improvedReviewed 30 Apr 2019
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Pros:Super easy pickup and drop off in San JoseReviewed 29 Oct 2018
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Great car, great price!Pros:Low miles, fast check out at airport.Cons:Dirty inside windows and outside mirrorsReviewed 24 Oct 2018
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This company is cheating passengers who dont buy their insurancePros:NothingCons:The return attendant was rude, yelling at me for not keeping the paperwork given at check out. Then to my surprise he pointed to minor scratches as my fault and said I will need to pay for repair when he found out I didn't buy the company's protection policy. It seems they are making passengers who don't buy the protection pay for minor scratches and dents that other passengers before may have caused. I asked for a supervisor and he said there was none. I went to the check out counter and they called in a supervisor from Hertz to talk to me, he was not helpful at all.Reviewed 13 Sep 2018
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Pros:They wwre great and found me a similar rate when they could not find the Kayak listing.Cons:The last screen that indicated the reservation was made, did not have a confirmation code. But it seems there was a reservation since I received this email. Hesitate to use Kayak again.Reviewed 10 Sep 2018
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Where can I find Dollar hire cars in San Jose?


1659 Airport Blvd


Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59


+1 408 999 6561

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Most popular location

1659 Airport Blvd

Most popular car type


Top tips for hiring a car from Dollar in San Jose

  • If you're looking to book Dollar car rentals in San Jose, the best type of car depends on your specific needs. If you're traveling solo or with a small group and want to save on gas and rental costs, an economy car is a good choice. It's ideal for city driving and easy parking. If you plan to explore nearby natural attractions, such as national parks, an SUV can provide more space for passengers and cargo. They also handle rougher terrain better.
  • When you decide to book Dollar car rentals in San Jose, you have the opportunity to enroll in the Dollar Express Rewards program. By participating in this excellent loyalty program, you can accumulate 1 point for each qualifying U.S. dollar spent on rentals from designated Dollar rental locations in the United States and Canada. These points can be redeemed for complimentary daily, weekly, or weekend rentals featuring compact, mid-size, or full-size cars. Your journey toward a free weekend rental day begins when you reach 500 points.
  • When travelers rent cars in California, they often wonder if it is all right to take the car into Mexico. When you book Dollar car rentals in San Jose, you should speak to the staff at the specific rental location to inform them of your travel plans and obtain permission. You might need to purchase additional insurance coverage or modify your existing rental agreement to ensure you are adequately covered while driving in Mexico. Mexican liability insurance is often required by law and is different from the insurance coverage typically provided by car rental companies in the U.S.
  • When you book Dollar car rentals in San Jose, you have the option to cancel your reservation without incurring any cancellation fees if you do so at least 24 hours before your designated pick-up time. However, if you cancel your booking after this 24-hour grace period, a cancellation fee will be applied. If you don't cancel your car reservation before the scheduled pick-up time and fail to pick up your Dollar rental vehicle on the reserved date, the entire prepayment will be forfeited, as per the cancellation policy.
  • Compact car hire from Dollar in San Jose are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Dollar in San Jose

  • What are some of the best spots in San Jose to get Dollar rental cars?

    One of the most convenient options that many travelers use is to pick up their car when they arrive by air at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). The airport location is very close to the center of the city, so it is just as convenient for travelers not arriving by air as for those coming in on a flight. It is easy to find the Dollar location right across from Terminal B at the airport.

  • What are some of the benefits when you book Dollar car rentals in San Jose?

    Dollar offers a range of vehicles to choose from, including economy cars, SUVs, luxury vehicles, and more, allowing you to select a car that suits your needs and preferences. Dollar generally allows for one-way rentals, which can be useful if you're planning a road trip and want to return the car to a different location. You can add optional services like GPS, child safety seats, and additional insurance coverage to your rental for added convenience and safety. Many Dollar rental agreements include emergency roadside assistance, which can provide peace of mind during your rental period.

  • What are some good places to park my rental in San Jose?

    Many areas of San Jose offer street parking. Be sure to check for parking signs and meter regulations to avoid parking tickets. Street parking may be metered or have time limits. The cost is generally about $2 for one hour of parking. San Jose has numerous parking garages throughout the city, especially in downtown areas and near popular attractions. Some notable garages include the Second/San Carlos Garage, the Third Street Garage, and the Market/San Pedro Square Garage. You should expect to pay anywhere from $5 to $10 for one hour of parking when using these garages. 

  • What is the most popular car hire from Dollar in San Jose?

    Compact (Ford EcoSport or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Dollar in San Jose.

  • How many car hire locations does Dollar have in San Jose?

    Dollar has 1 hire location in San Jose. Take a look at our Dollar hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Dollar have a car hire location at the airport: San Jose airport (SJC)?


  • Does Dollar offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Jose airport (SJC)?