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Dana Point, CA
Jun 26 — Jul 3
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Dana Point car rental information

Pick-up locationDana Point
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Dana Point car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Avis
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (15 reviews)
3 locations in Dana Point
Avis
Locations in Dana Point
28201 Marguerite Parkway - Suite 13+1 949 347 0016
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
30242 Crown Valley Parkway - Suite 2B+1 949 362 9187
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
33161 Camino Capistrano+1 949 388 3365
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.9
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2018
Great servicePros: Friendly customer front desk.Cons: no complaints others than it's far from the airport and I had to take an Uber...but that's the price you pay for paying less for a rental
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2017
Pros: Customer service at pickup.Cons: No backup camera on vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2017
Excellent Customer ServicePros: The Agent was very friendly and accommodating.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2017
Pros: The staff was friendly and fairCons: I liked everything. This location and staff is really good!
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2017
No cars on site, no help at all.Pros: They had no cars available when I arrived, they wouldn't call any other branch to see what was available. Your app would not allowed to cancel the reservation so I couldn't look for another rental company. I had to call around and end up paying double of what I wanted. Horrible experience!
From $35/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (26 reviews)
3 locations in Dana Point
Enterprise
Locations in Dana Point
1002 N El Camino Real+1 949 366 1161
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
26181 Avenida Aeropuerto Ste B+1 949 487 9075
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
28112 Camino Capistrano+1 949 364 6363
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Pros: The staff was fantastic both at the beginning and at the end of the rental. My husband left his sunglasses in the car and they called within 30 minutes of drop off to tell us. They are fantastic - will definitely rent from them again.Cons: Absolutely nothing. They did an above and beyond service. Cheerful, helpful, didn't pressure us for an upgrade but let us make the decision. Very professional and I couldn't be more pleased with the rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2020
Pros: Every step was super smooth
6.0 GoodOct 13 2019
Pros: I ended up NOT renting a car. I did mot need the rental.
8.0 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Cons: Unable to locate the car I reserved. Had to settle for a comparable vehicle
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Pros: We rented a minivan for a family overnight visit to San Diego.Easy from the start. I was able to park my car at the location which made getting the van and returning SO much easier. Josh was friendly and helpful. Could not have gone better and plan to use them for any car rental needs in the future.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Cons: Enterprise would not honor your rate. I had to find alternative.
10.0 ExcellentJan 18 2019
Pros: Good service, I like happy people.Cons: The office was pretty dirty, leafs and dirt on the floor. It’s the first thing people see when they come so in my opinion it needs some work. Same for when I returned the car, garbage on the ground and stuff you could recycle in the garbage. Cmon people you can do better then that. Vero
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2018
Great experience!Pros: Pickup and dropoff were easy, clean car that was what I expected, super friendly service both at pickup and dropoff, great price for the trip. Great experience!Cons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2018
Friendly staffPros: Everything was as it should beCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreNov 26 2017
No one at the rental deskPros: NothingCons: When I went to pick up my car at at 12:20PM, no one was in the office to help me. To fix this, I abandoned my reservation and rented directly from Budget at the airport. Problem solved.
From $50/dayRated #3
Budget
6.8 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Dana Point
Budget
Locations in Dana Point
30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b+1 949 249 7826
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
33161 Camino Capistrano+1 949 429 1646
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2018
Cons: They didn’t have the car I paid for
7.2 GoodJul 2 2016
Pros: Very convenient for me.Cons: Agent could resolve my reservation amount vs billed amount. I believe AVIS has always handled this if there's a problem.
From $34/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
6.6 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Dana Point
Hertz
Locations in Dana Point
25135 Park Lantern+1 949 661 1104
Monday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 5 2020
Cons: Although I was confirmed for a call at noon, when I arrived at the site, the agent advised that no car would arrive until 1pm and that she could not promise that she could fulfill our rental reserve.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2020
Cons: Nothing. The agent was great. Fast service. Great car
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off quick and easy.
4.8 OkayApr 13 2018
ExpensivePros: Pick up and drop off of the car was easy and I had nuxe customer service.Cons: The car was horrible and it was extremely expensive with a lot of hidden fees.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2018
Pros: Atvthe last minute had no cars available and couldn’t get one at all.Cons: Poor customer service and no opportunity to try to help
2.8 MediocreOct 27 2017
Had a reservation but Hertz did not have a car for me to rentPros: DId not have any positivesCons: I had reserved a car at the hotel for the next day. When I went to pickup the car they told me they did not have one because they were sold out. ("busy week") They would not provide me any alternatives. I requested that they taxi or Uber me to the next location and they said they could not do that. Horrible customer service. 2 employees at location but neither could do anything to me. Worst case I would have thought they would provide transportation to another location or drive me. But I received nothing and they really did not even apologize for not having the car available. I will not be renting from Hertz anymore. It was just the only option at this location.
4.8 OkayOct 8 2017
Add on coverage unnecessaryCons: I pre-purchased all the insurance coverage needed to compliment our personal vehicle insurance. When my husband went to pick up the rental, with a full printed copy of the pre-purchased insurance policy in hand, he was told he needed additional insurance. He was in a hurry so he okayed it. As soon as he got back to pick me up and drop me at the airport en-route to his destination, I called Dana Point. They were already closed (Sunday just afternoon), so I called the main Hertz number. Got bounced around numerous times, no one would help, all saying we had to go back to Dana Point despite the drop off location being Palm Springs, or go to another Hertz counter in route of which there were none open. The added insurance by Hertz was a scam that nearly doubled the cost of the pre-paid car rental.
7.6 GoodJun 21 2017
Pros: Good quality car, personable service.Cons: High rental season, but still a little too expensive given Consumer Price Index.
6.0 GoodDec 23 2016
Off again...Pros: Easy pick up and drop off, car was a little dusty inside, Kia Rio seating position was almost painfully uncomfortable to drive after about an hour for this 6'1" driver.
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in Dana Point
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Dana Point
1645 North El Camino Real(949) 492-2140
Recent reviews
59 travelers who rented a car in Dana Point gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Dana Point

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Dana Point

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Top tips for renting a car in Dana Point

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dana Point for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dana Point at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Dana Point are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dana Point

  • Some car rental companies in Dana Point which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Dana Point costs $44 per day.

  • The average gas price in Dana Point is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Dana Point.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Hertz, U-Save, Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, NU Car, Ace and Budget.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, Alamo, NU Car, and Advantage.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Dana Point costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Dana Point costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Dana Point costs $27 per day, on average.

  • In Dana Point, cars are most frequently rented at U-Save 3195 Airport Loop Drive (18 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Dana Point costs $308 per week ($44 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Dana Point costs $1,321 per month ($44 per day).

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