Car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport

Car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport

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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States - County
26 Aug — 2 Sep
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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States - County
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San Luis Obispo County Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
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  • 8.2
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2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2022
i was charged WAY more than what was quoted when I booked. TRIPLE than what was quoted. VERY unhappy about that.
10.0 Excellent27 Jun 2022
Very convenient desk location at SLO Airport, right beside baggage claim. The staff member who helped us was friendly, efficient, and quick. It was no more than a 50 yard walk around the corner to our car. The parking lot was well lit. Our Kia Forte was clean, comfortable, had plenty of trunk space, and got fantastic gas mileage.
10.0 Excellent18 May 2022
The convenience of location, no shuttle trip. The attendants were so friendly and they gave me an upgrade for free.
10.0 Excellent10 Mar 2022
Nice location. Desk and Lot right next to the baggage claim area
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2022
Avis @ SBP: courteous, helpful & professional people @ desk. Car in very good condition
7.9 Good27 Sep 2021
They said they would email my recipe…. Called twice still no recipe
10.0 Excellent30 Aug 2021
Easy pickup and drop off. No lines
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2021
Quick pickup and dropoff, and the attendant at the SLO airport was very helpful
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2021
Fast, no-nonsense yet courteous treatment.Nothing
10.0 Excellent27 Apr 2021
Staff was great. pickup and drop off 75 feet from luggage pickup.everything was great
Rated no. 2
7.4 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
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10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2022
The people in SLO were just great. Very helpful and informative. LAX were fine except for bus driver. Thanks
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun 2021
I made a reservation three weeks in advance to pick up a car at 5:00 PM for a two week rental. My flight was late coming in, and when I got to the Budget counter at 5:10 PM they had already left. Needless to say, I am very unlikely to use Budget again.
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2021
Staff was helpful. The dropoff was easy.The price of rental!
6.0 Good17 May 2021
Despite having a reservation, they didn't have a car ready for me when I arrived. I had to wait while they prepared the car and it was pretty dirty when I did receive it. As soon as I got into the car, the "needs maintenance" warning showed up on the dashboard.
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar 2021
the counter was closed even though all of the other car rental counters were open. I was stuck without a caractually getting the car i rented
6.4 Good16 Sep 2020
Staff is nice, car pick up was easyThey need to have a drop off box OUTSIDE Of airport for after hours especially since it’s closed early due To the pandemic
10.0 Excellent31 May 2020
Friendly staff. Easy pick up and drop off. Super clean car.
3.6 Mediocre24 Sep 2019
I arrived to be informed no cars availableThey could at least call or text to inform you they are cancelling reservation rather than leave you stranded in the airport
8.8 Excellent28 Jul 2019
Tires on the car appear to have never been rotated. Cupping/wear on the front tires created a rougher than desired ride at highway speeds.
2.0 Mediocre20 Feb 2019
They didn’t have a car for me.
Rated no. 3
8.8 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2020
Carpet on drivers side had a worn hole under the gas pedal. Rubber mat would have been good
5.2 Okay20 Jun 2020
Didn’t have the truck I reserved.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2017
Easy to pick up, easy to return. Excellent vehicle to drive.
2.0 Mediocre5 Dec 2016
I like the fast serviceThr cost of the car said it was gonna be 50 and they charged me 97 ridiculous
10.0 Excellent23 Nov 2016
Easy returnThe staff is friendly and the return process was super easy.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2016
great service and convenienceThey were quick to fix my reservation error and we were on our way.
Rated no. 4
8.1 Excellent (26 reviews)
2 locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay30 Dec 2021
United Dropped me in DC and I had to Rent a Car to Drive myself home to VA Beach. I requested a FULL SIZE Car and got a Little KIA. It didn't even have Electric Seats or a Rear Window Wiper. The Driver who took us from Airport to Avis was Very Rude and insisted on playing his Radio Loud even when I explained I needed to Make an Important Phone Call.
5.2 Okay11 Sep 2020
Customer service on drop off could have been better
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2019
Staff friendly, vehicle clean, good price.
9.2 Excellent3 Jan 2019
I liked all of our encounters with the service staff from the folks working behind the counter to the complementary ride from the airport to the train station. Excellent service.The car I rented needed some attention, for example the alignment was off.
8.4 Excellent14 Nov 2018
Windows weren't properly cleaned. A bit pricey for the car.
7.6 Good4 Oct 2018
ok, but it's a small marketPick up and dropoff were painless and quick. Hertz agents don't pressure about extra insurance, which I don't need.My rental was in good condition, but not cleaned well. I cut my finger on a cut zip tie in the driver door pocket, and there were two used hairties on the wiper stalk. I called the local Hertz branch the day before to try to get hours open and left a message. they never returned the call.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2018
Perfect!Very friendly and helpful! Great Service.All perfect!
8.0 Excellent14 May 2018
Great ride. We decided to splurge and take Mom for a ride in a convertible. Her first time ever. We found the car, clean and exactly what we had been looking for. It was also, surprisingly, fuel efficient.The Bluetooth system (Sync) was not operational, so we were unable to play Mom's favorite music during the ride.
6.0 Good29 Dec 2016
They need to get their pricing right. I was quoted a price online. When I phoned up to confirm the rental they gave me a different price if I picked it up across the street at the Hertz office. When I got there it was another price. Then when I got home it was the price I signed for plus $200.00. Mad Now. I called up Hertz and they told me it is for a deposit and it was refundable. Really where was that in the contract. (Not) When was I told that (never). I rent a lot of cars maybe not again from Hertz.
1 location in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Locations in San Luis Obispo County Airport
Recent reviews
163 travellers who rented a car in San Luis Obispo County Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

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Top tips for renting a car at San Luis Obispo County Airport

  • One of the biggest advantages of a car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport is the mobility. With limited public transportation options available around the city and surrounding areas and everything fairly spread out, renting a car is a fast and cheap way to travel. This lets you get into town, visit California Polytechnic State University and travel out to the beaches without having to rely on public transportation or lug your luggage around. And it's much more affordable than using a taxi.
  • While there are public transportation options available from the airport, taking a bus or shuttle will add time to your journey. The SLO Transit shuttle from the airport to downtown San Luis Obispo runs every hour and takes about 30min to reach the city center. With a San Luis Obispo County Airport car rental on the other hand, the 3.3 miles to downtown can be over in less than 10min. From there it is only 20min to the beach, while a bus would take around an hour.
  • The peak time for flights out of the San Luis Obispo County Airport is early morning. San Luis Obispo County Airport TSA recommends arriving at least 90min before your flight, but if you are returning a rental car, you may need to budget more time accordingly. If you are picking up a car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport, then expect a rush if you are flying in around noon, as this is also a peak time at the airport.
  • When it comes time to return your car rental at San Luis Obispo County Airport, the process is simple. Just return your rental car to the parking lot where you first picked it up, return the keys to the rental counter and you will be on your way. Some companies make the process even smoother, by offering key drops or after hours returns. In the case of Budget, with their Fastbreak service, you can skip the line completely. All you have to do is record the mileage and fuel level of the car on your rental agreement and leave that in a drop box. A finalized rental agreement will be mailed to you within two days.
  • Book your rental car at San Luis Obispo County Airport at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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