Reviews for Avis in San Diego
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Based on 106 reviews
Jan 20 2017
Pros: good car. easy drop off in Santa Barbara
Cons: rude, slow and inefficient counter help at San Diego airport rental center counter
Jan 10 2017
Great Way to Start A Trip
Pros: Great experience beginning to end.
Jan 5 2017
Cons: Added fee's upon return, not the $84 but $104.
Dec 28 2016
Be very carefull to the place you are picking up y
Pros: Great people. Great car. Very fast picking up & dropping off
Cons: Airport shuttle did not know were this Avis rental place was & dropped me at the Avis place at the SD airport. That Avis place at the airport was terrible. Did not want to help me out. Did everything to discourage me from picking up my car at the other Avis place. This was horrible to know that even if they were both Avis places, the one at the airport was not very supportive. Eventually got an Uber to pick me up, drop me at the other Avis place, very close to the airport, & everything was great there.
Dec 10 2016
Cons: Wish they had more overnight drop locations and there was no drop fee between san diego and LA for one way
Dec 8 2016
Sam Diego drop
Pros: Very easy to return a car here.
Cons: Rental facility needs a dedicated road to the airport. Too many stop starts.
Nov 22 2016
Cons: The gas charge was $130 for 1/2 tank. LAST TIME I WILL RENT A CAR FROM AVIS!
Nov 21 2016
Pros: The counter agent offered a free upgrade to a small SUV with insurance included. He also allowed us to add a second driver. Shuttle bus driver very helpful with luggage.
Cons: It's a long way to catch the shuttle to the rental car lot (with big luggage), and it's a long bus ride to the lot!
Nov 2 2016
Pros: Fast and Friendly.
Oct 28 2016
Pros: The Car and the price
Cons: The fact that I was given the runaround; called the place twice the day before to make sure they'd have NY car ready at 11am sharp since I was in a time crunch. They confirmed twice. The morning of I took the bus for an hour to get there only to find out they ran out of cars. I told them that my reservation keeps the car there and they didn't care. Sent me to the airport where that girl at the counter didn't care why I was there. Manager Olga finally took care of me
Oct 27 2016
No car available !
Pros: We will never book with Avis again. Arrived at the San Diego Airport to pick up our rental, and they did not have a car available. Avis offered another car for additional money. We cancelled our reservation and walked over to Enterprise and got exactly what we wanted and for less money.
Oct 17 2016
Cons: Got to San Diego airport, went to Avis rental counter only to be told that my rental was for their counter miles away from airport and I would need to take a cab to get there. They said they could rent me a car right there for twice the cost. Frustrating. Went to Dollar and rented a car
Oct 15 2016
Cons: Despite specifically asking for rentals at San Diego airport, kayak populates the list with every franchise in San Diego County. I selected the first one on the list and when I landed at the airport, I was told by the Avis there that my car was reserved at a different Avid 45 minutes away. However, the airport Avis kindly offered to rent me a car at triple my kayak price. Lame programming by Kayak to not at least warn people that the entries in the list are nowhere near the airport lame service by Avis to not honor the reservation I had at one of their sister locations.
Oct 13 2016
Pros: Fast and proffessional without the over the top "selling on the insurance" it was mentioned snd explained but not in an offensive way that in the past it turned me off to budget
Oct 11 2016
Pros: Easy car to drive and amazing milage! Cheap tank to fill.
Sep 24 2016
Correct vehicle not available in any locations for
Pros: Team members at the counter were, for the most part- helpful and nice.
Cons: The vehicle reserved was not available at time of pick up, we were sent to 4 different location to try to obtain the correct model- but did not get what we had reserved anywhere. Customer service was less than helpful- they were not able to see what vehicles were in stock and advised us to "stop by some locations" to see what was available instead of being able to give accurate information. Lead to a "wild goose chase" for a vehicle instead of being able to fully enjoy a vacation.
Sep 9 2016
Pros: Seemed great at first.
Cons: They said that the "mileage" issue would be fixed at drop off in Oakland. Turns out the person was just too lazy to deal with it up-front, so I ended up having to talk to 7 different people for resolution.
Aug 17 2016
Pros: Nicer, larger car than expected. Easy pickup/drop off. No hidden fees or pushy sales pitches for extras. Location is not bad, short ride from the airport and worth avoiding the fees, Though, there is a sign about paying the airport rental tax if you came from the airport within the past 12 hours (something like that) but no one asked, so I didn't mention it. Will definitely use again if I need a car in SD.
Aug 9 2016
Same car I found it at 45$
Pros: Nice car and clean
Cons: Price + insurance
Aug 7 2016
Rental place not at airport
Cons: We assumed Avis rental car was at San Diego airport. We arrived at 2pm. We were informed at the Avis airport location that we rented from another location Balboa which was 30 minutes away and closed at 3pm. Avis personnel would not wait for us at Balboa. We rented from airport location at an additional cost ($60) that we did not expect. We felt Avis should mAke it clearer at booking that it is not at airport.
Jul 29 2016
Pros: Pickup was easy, car was super clean, staff at pickup location was friendly, price was great!
Cons: Other than pointing where to park, the staff at LAX dropoff wasn't very helpful. No one told us where to put the keys, whether we needed to wait to check out, etc. There weren't enough workers to process all of the dropoffs quickly.
Jul 28 2016
Cons: I could even pick up my car. The location was hidden from plain view and they never answered the phone. The location seemed to be located in an apartment complex, as Kayak and Google Maps mapped me to what seemed like the wrong location. I had to go to another Avis station and they wouldn't give me the same rate. I will never use Avis again.
Jul 23 2016
Pros: Huge, brand new Aviscar facility in San Diego. Toll pass on windshield was nice feature. Ford Focus was fun to drive and had enough power on freeway.
Cons: Taxes and fees almost equalled the car rental cost!!
Jul 17 2016
Good but always
Pros: Fast process
Cons: Always trying to up the rates in many ways between fees, and slick upgrades
Jul 2 2016
Pros: price of the car, $9 insurance through kayak
Jun 5 2016
Pros: received upgrade with no problem.
Cons: all the fees added at end of rental plus no sign of discount given although was assured of good discount plus attendants discount.
Apr 26 2016
Not a good experience
Cons: They didn't have a full size. Downgraded me to midsize and charged me more than my original kayak quote. I spent over two hours with customer service trying to rectify the situation and never got any resolution.
Mar 27 2016
Cons: They cancelled my reservation because they did not have any cars
Mar 25 2016
Pros: Nothing and will never rent from them again.
Cons: They called us less than 24 hours to tell us they canceled our reservation for a safety recall of 12 passenger vans. All of the other groups who came rented the same exact vans and they were not recalled. We were lied to. Another company felt so bad for us that they gave us a 12 passenger van for $200 less than Avis would've rented to us. Very disappointing
Mar 3 2016
Pros: Finally got what I wanted
Cons: Agent said only minivan available was one he gave me. Agreed to accept if it had Bluetooth. Got in van and didn't have BT. Went back and said not acceptable and another agent produced another (nicer) minivan with BT. Shenanigans.
Mar 2 2016
Pros: Great car and convenience of dropping off at a different location.
Cons: Very agressive on selling the insurance even after I Had declined. Older guy named Eugene, I felt bad and decided to be a nice guy and let him make a sell; even though it was duplicate insurance to my own personal rental car coverage and credit card coverage. He told me it was 11 dollars, I figured it would be nice to help him out and buy it. Found out later it was 11 dollars plus the additional 6.99 he never disclosed. Dirty sales, I guess that's what I get for being nice and trying to help somebody out. I won't be back.
Feb 28 2016
Pros: Really easy to pick up and drop off
Feb 27 2016
Pros: Fast in fast out, without the crazy upselling which was good.
Cons: Car was a bit dirty inside, but other than that everything was great.
Feb 21 2016
Pros: After a bit of discussion at the counter, the agent agreed to give me the price set at the time of reservation.
Cons: Initially, the price was about 75% higher than quoted online. We were offered a rather odd make of car (a mini-van for 2 adults), and I found the customer service folks we interacted with at pick-up AND drop-off to be less than friendly, and at times less than attentive. The car was fine, the price was what ultimately we'd agreed to originally, but the experience - particularly compared to excellent customer service at competitors - left me unlikely to come back to Avis sometime soon.
Jan 27 2016
Pickup staff not on time to site
Pros: The car itself, convenience of location, cleanliness, etc.
Cons: When arriving at the La Jolla location, the Avis representative was not present for over 15 minutes past the time the desk was supposed to have opened.
Jan 19 2016
Pros: Friendly staff willing to wait 5 minutes for me to get there
Cons: No available AMERICAN CARS IN THE LOT. This is America and is an American company, why not have more AMERICAN cars that Japanese???
Jan 13 2016
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Not enough AMERICAN cars to rent
Jan 12 2016
Would definitely use again
Pros: Excellent customer service, especially on the pickup end. The young man at the counter & the man who brought the car around (very sorry we didn't catch their names) were very friendly, professional, & informative. No line so we were able to pick up the car quickly. Pickup center was very clean & pleasant (didn't go inside at drop-off). Easy, well-informed pickup. Car was in good condition.
Cons: Fairly minor: although we appreciated the upgrade to a small SVU due to there being no more Standard vehicles, our gas refill was significantly higher than we believe it would have been with a Standard vehicle. Also the vehicle was a bit loud inside (wind noise). Overall we were pleased with Avis, however.
Jan 3 2016
at the end it was all good!
Pros: to rent a car on short notice on a holiday. being able to get a discount on top of it. Easy drop off.
Cons: It was hard to find my way to the car in the confusing parking lot. Had to go the wrong way to get there. The car wasn't in the place it was suppose to be. The guy on the gate had NO CLUE and one other employee we had ask for direction was also clueless. The woman I made the contract was excellent and when I complained about the wrong location and the trash IN the car and the fact, that the car really wasn't that clean all together, she gave me a $30 discount and that was very appropriate!
Dec 30 2015
As a 30+ year preferred customer, we we quite surp
Pros: The Nissan car was new and very comfortable
Cons: Having to go inside and wait in line to be assigned a car
Dec 13 2015
Pros: Nice car, fast service, no hassle, close to the airport.
Dec 11 2015
Too many pick up spots
Pros: The agent seemed genuinely interested in my rental car need. He made up for the small inconvenience of going to the wrong building.
Cons: Too many buildings to arrive at. I chose the wrong one
Nov 29 2015
Cons: The gas was not actually full.
Nov 27 2015
Pros: Good shuttle service yo airport.
Oct 26 2015
Cons: Had to stand on line for 45 minutes at 9 PM.