Car rental at San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport

Car rental at San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport

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San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
15 Aug — 22 Aug
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
Mon 15/8
Noon
Mon 22/8
Noon
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San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.8 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Avis
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
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  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 Mar 2022
No cars!!! I paid $45. for a cab from Cardiff to Palomar for my noon pickup of rental car. NO CARS!!!!!!!!!!! It was a nightmare to be stuck.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2022
They did have my reservation
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2022
Called me the night before my trip to tell me they didn’t have any cars available. Cost me $600 in plane tickets to correct.
5.9 Okay2 Aug 2021
The car was ridiculously underpowered and getting to speed on a California Freeway was a struggle!
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
I found the drop off a little confusing. There were not enough directional signs. The person who took the keys was very nice however nothing identified her as an Avis representative so it was unnerving leaving the keys with her.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Easy pick up and drop off with free parking patrolled by security on site
6.0 Good16 Oct 2019
Vehicle returnI only drove into their lot to return the car, N/A should be a choice for the above if you are truly looking for useful feedback.
10.0 Excellent20 Aug 2019
Great facility.Nothing.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2019
When I booked I put in arrival at San Diego airport and you booked me out of Carlsbad which is an hour away from the airport! Avis was good enough to find a car for me but it was over $100 more than my booking price!!! That is why I booked online and ahead of time to get a decent rate.
4.8 Okay28 Jun 2019
Main issue was that the price rose 200% when I went to pick up the car. Instead of about $250 the rental cost closer to $500. Very disappointed with the outrageous charges for changing pick up location. I expected a small variation but the resulting fees were astronomical.
Rated no. 2
Budget
6.6 Good (35 reviews)
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Budget
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2022
Tires were worn down Car needs alignment, was banking left. Unexplained 200 charges. Unhelpful agents on the counter Nobody ever picks up on Customer care
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2022
Absolutely horrendous. I have never rented a car before and they gave me little to no information about the return process. When driving to return the car I called customer service for some clarity on what to do and it was awful. The guy didnt answer a single question I had which were pretty straight forward questions. Instead he kept saying “Mhm mhm good question” and rambled on about nothing I asked. I ended up hanging up because I was getting no where. They charged me $685 to rent the car for 2 days. $300 one way fee was tacked on during drop off because I dropped it off at the airport. I was never informed I couldn’t drop it off at another location. I thought it was a chain and they all shared cars. Terrible terrible terrible!! $685 DOLLARS is absolutely unacceptable for a 2 day rental. I would have dropped it off at the same location I got it had I known prior to returning that I had to, but I couldn’t go back once I arrived at the airport because I would have missed my flight back home! I feel completely taken advantage of.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2021
The Avis/Budget rep at the Haley St location went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of, charged appropriately, and able to make our flight on time. It was much appreciated!
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2021
Rathe was $134 and was changed $356
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2019
After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2018
Customer service was not customer serviceThey did listen.You would think that after all the hassle, I asked for a discount or to please find us something and honor the price I agreed to pay - no discount on the current issue, no discount on a future rental, etc., etc. They obviously don't need or want our business.
6.8 Good7 Dec 2017
Where are staff?NoneWe returned car 330 pm and not one person was in return area. There was a sign for us to mark contract with the mileage and gas level and drop it in the drop box. I understand if car is returned after hours but this was in middle of work day in the afternoon. Did not leave me eith a comfortable feeling.
7.6 Good17 Sep 2017
Agent very nice. Drove me to the area where I could get taxi/ride home because it was off site and too far to walk. Very kind, thank you!
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2017
Nobody at drop off !!!
7.2 Good4 Mar 2017
Representative was friendly and fixed the billing error that the LA representative made and wouldn't own up to.
Easirent
1 location in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
Easirent
Locations in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport
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84 travellers who rented a car in San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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