Del Mar car rentals

Del Mar car rentals

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Del Mar, CA
Oct 28 — Nov 4
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Del Mar, CA
Thu 10/28
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Del Mar car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (166 reviews)
2 locations in Del Mar
Hertz
Locations in Del Mar
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 19 2021
At the rental, I informed the rental agent that I may be returning the car early. She told me that was not a problem. On the door was a sign referring to placement of the keys in a dropbox. I attempted to return the car early, but before the office opened at 8 a.m. There was no dropbox as advertised. After much calling multiple numbers within Hertz, I was informed by roadside assistance (who knew that was what I needed to call) to drop the car off at the airport. I was also informed that they would charge me the "intercity fee". I was indeed charged the intercity fee. I am in a dispute with Hertz over that charge.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2021
The whole process was professional and easy. I really enjoyed the car I received and it was an excellent price. The vehicle was clean and well cared for. The Hertz office is also quote nice for a rental car company, and the attendant was friendly and communicated well. Overall. A great experience.
1.9 HorribleOct 13 2021
At San Diego Airport we were told we could not pick up or return the rental car there because we reserved through 3rd party such as Kayak. They wanted us to uber to a location 20 minutes from airport.. Had to scrap the reservation and book direct with Hertz. Not booking through kayak again
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2021
The representative was very friendly and helpful.
5.9 OkaySep 26 2021
The staff was generally friendly, but acted somewhat suspicious... The staff mentioned NO SMOKING in the car etc. After receiving the car and driving away, within the next few minutes while inside the closed cabin with A/C "on" I realized that the car had embedded cigarette-smoke smell into seats/carpets. It was too late for me to return and complain about it. We had to endure the choking irritation for next 24 hours and that was not pleasant. Finally, I was asked whether I wanted to receive electronic (email) or printed receipt. I opted for BOTH. That email never came to my inbox.
1.9 HorribleSep 18 2021
Total bait and switch on renting a car. Showed it was at San Diego (when I searched for the SD airport), but when I got there they said..."sorry, that was purchased at a different Hertz location and they are already closed for the day." That was at NOON on Saturday!! The gal at the Hertz location at the airport said that if I call Hertz directly, they should be able to move the pickup to the airport location, but after a 20 minute conversation with them, they just pushed a new sale on me that was 2 1/2 times higher than what I was quoted. I was forced to take the deal because I had no other options. I'm fighting the bill through my credit card company, but I definitely won't be using them again!!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
Professional and friendly. Fast service.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2021
The office was super clean and the lady who helped us at check out return was above nice and helpful
1.9 HorribleJul 28 2021
I booked the wrong location, they won't let me change location!
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2021
very quick very easy
From $35/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
7.2 Good (51 reviews)
4 locations in Del Mar
Enterprise
Locations in Del Mar
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 11 2021
They had no cars. After it was confirmed and booked. Caused a huge problem for me. Distastrous experience.
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
I rented a car and when I went to pick up there were no cars available.The car that I reserved could have been available.
9.6 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Rental experience was easy.Would have preferred the Ford Transit over the GM van as the comfort and amenities were nicer and the ride and handling is much better in the Ford.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2020
all good
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2019
Enterprise refused to offer my reservation.I did not get the vehicle I “reserved.” This has never happened with any of the other websites I use.
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2019
Quick and friendly service; decent rates; convenient location.Nothing—great experience.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
The staff was extremely friendly and made the process quick and easy. I will definitely book with them again!
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2019
Staff was super friendly and quick.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2019
Very helpful trading out to a different vanNothing, quick check in and drop off.
2.4 MediocreMay 28 2019
Customer Service is basically, non-existent. The Manager was sitting on his computer while I was talking and couldn't be bothered and the Sales Representative, explained that many customers have complained about Customer Service and how Management chooses not to respond.
Rated #3
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Del Mar
National
Locations in Del Mar
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2016
Convenient and flawless pick up and drop offI was in my car within 5 minutes of arriving at the Solana Beach office
From $82/dayRated #4
Budget
7.6 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Del Mar
Budget
Locations in Del Mar
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2018
Very HappyIt is so rare today to have a pleasant experience with any company in the service industry. My experience was one of those rare instances! Your representative was pleasant and efficient. The car was ready when we arrived and the paperwork took less than 5 minutes (which was very important because we had a 13 month old who needed a nap.) When we returned the car, the cost was exactly what had been agreed upon -- no hidden fees. Thanks for making this part of our trip run so smoothly!!
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2017
No rating. Never visitedn/an/a
From $39/dayRated #5
Avis
2 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Del Mar
Avis
Locations in Del Mar
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 13 2017
Bait and switchI had requested a car rental near the San DIego airport and when I got to Avis, was told that the pickup for the car was about 20 minutes away and it was suggested that I Uber there. I didn't have time for that, so they referred me to a private car rental service that provides transportation primarily for missionaries heading for Mexico. The private agency owners were very accommodating, but I paid twice the price quoted, got a car that didn't have a functioning speedometer, a brake light that wouldn't turn off, and another dial on the dash that was out of control. Overall, it was a big disappointment and delayed arrival at my destination by about an hour or so.
Sunnycars
1 location in Del Mar
Sunnycars
Locations in Del Mar
Recent reviews
227 travelers who rented a car in Del Mar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near Del Mar

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Del Mar

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Del Mar

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Del Mar car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Del Mar.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Del Mar car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Del Mar

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Del Mar for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Del Mar at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Del Mar are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Del Mar

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

  • On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $50 per day.

  • The average gas price in Del Mar is $3.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $58, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 Del Mar costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Del Mar costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Luxury car rental in Del Mar costs $73 per day, on average.

  • In Del Mar, cars are most frequently rented at Advantage 3355 Admiral Borland Way (16 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $350 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Del Mar costs $1,501 per month ($50 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).