Cons: Customer service representative at pick up in Santa Rosa could have cared less. I asked for a drop off in on place and he put another on the contract without telling me. It was very inconvenient. I called to complain and there was nothing they could do and they offered no help or restitution
Nov 7 2015
Pros: The agent at the Santa Rosa Ave. facility was phenomenal. He tried to change my flat tire and got me a different vehicle when he realize we didn't have the key to unlock the Lugnuts on the Volkswagen.
Cons: I rented my car at the Santa Rosa airport facility. A walk around of the car was not done. I was handed the keys and told the car was out the door and to the left. It was dark and there was a huge parking lot to my left. I had to press the door lock on the key fob to even locate my car. The next morning, I had a flat tire, so could not return the vehicle on time, after waiting two hours for roadside assistance and eventually canceling it. I was charged an extra day and a late return fee, which I was assured would be refunded. I tried to call the manager at the Santa Rosa airport facility, but could never reach a person. I was repeatedly transferred over to the national reservation line, where I was treated rudely and abruptly buy all four agents I spoke with. The final one, was the worst. I asked to speak to his supervisor and he told me that he was the supervisor. I was appalled at the treatment and the service I received. In desperation, I finally called a Hertz agent at the Santa Rosa airport, knowing the counter was directly adjacent to the Budget counter, and asked that the Budget agent call me. I never received a call. I will never rent from Budget again
Dec 28 2015
Not very happy with my rental experience
Pros: The counter agents were very nice and the cars are super close to the terminal.
Cons: There was a very loud clunking sound that came from what I assume was the transmission. It was disconcerting - I was afraid that I would be stranded 25 miles north of the airport. Also, I guess I should have been more knowledgeable, but I was charged a whole day rental fee for being 30 minutes later than the time the counter agent reminded me that I was turning it in. He did not mention that that was beyond the "grace period" The person to whom I gave the contract didn't say anything - the charge just showed up on my credit card.
Sep 19 2016
Not Clean, Not Clean!!!
Cons: The car seemed as if it hadn't been cleaned from the last occupant. I found paper wrappers and other detritus in the back seat and trunk. The windows and side view mirrors had been poorly cleaned and were a big distraction driving on the road.
Oct 6 2016
Excellent customer service.
Pros: Budget representative was kind and helpful.
Oct 8 2016
Pros: The people who work at Budget in Santa Rosa are so nice!!!!
Nov 16 2016
Pros: The pick up was smooth and quick. The car was so cute and worked great for me. Had plenty of features for an economy car.
Nov 19 2016
Cons: Budget did not have a full size SUV as reserved. The woman at the counter was only interested in upselling me to a Mercedes SUV. She offered me a "fantastic deal" of only an additional $85/day rather than $165 extra/per day because they didn't have the car I reserved available. I wasted almost an hour at the budget counter and there was no resolution. I ended up walking away and renting from another counter.
Dec 1 2016
Car smelled a bit, but it was a good value.
Pros: No drop off charge.
Ease of rental location.
Cons: Car smelled a bit like bad b.o.
Vehicle seemed a bit cheap.
Pros: They closed down before quitting time. It was horrid.
Mar 3 2017
month long rental
Pros: Great brand new Chevy malibu. Turns off when car is stops and comes back to life when break is let off - great mileage.
Jul 21 2017
No agent- Awful Experience
Cons: When we arrived from our flight the Avis agent was not there. Agents from other rental car companies told us, and other travelers, that the Avis agent decided to go home early. We were there before the counter closed at 9:30 pm.
I will never rent from Avis again!