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Encinitas, CA
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Encinitas car rental reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (30 reviews)
3 locations in Encinitas
Enterprise
Locations in Encinitas
165 S. El Camino Real, Suite B+1 760 942 2626
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6050 Avenida Encinas+1 760 931 1111
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
617 S Highway 101+1 858 350 1050
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2020
Cons: all good
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2019
Pros: Enterprise refused to offer my reservation.Cons: 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
Pros: Quick and friendly service; decent rates; convenient location.Cons: Nothing—great experience.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly and made the process quick and easy. I will definitely book with them again!
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly and quick.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2019
Pros: Very helpful trading out to a different vanCons: Nothing, quick check in and drop off.
2.4 MediocreMay 28 2019
Cons: 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.
3.2 MediocreMay 9 2019
Cons: This car was filthy when I got in it and had almost no gas and the representative told me that there were only two on staff at the moment and that’s why he couldn’t fill up the tank unless I wanted to wait awhile. This is one of of the worst branches I’ve rented from.
8.0 ExcellentJan 23 2019
Pros: The car was great. Nissan Altima. Good gas mileage and very smooth ride.Cons: Check in Friday night- at first the enterprise employee tried to put me in a mazda miata or an suv. That wasn't what I reserved. Fortunately they had a Nissan Altima which did work but I had to ask for it. And returning the keys on Tuesday morning the employee was late only by 6 minutes but still la
7.6 GoodDec 17 2018
Cons: They were not staffed sufficiently. Had to wait a long time.
From $43/dayRated #2
Avis
8.1 Excellent (42 reviews)
1 location in Encinitas
Avis
Locations in Encinitas
2198 Palomar Airport Road+1 760 931 1393
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
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  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off with free parking patrolled by security on site
6.0 GoodOct 16 2019
Vehicle returnPros: I only drove into their lot to return the car, N/A should be a choice for the above if you are truly looking for useful feedback.
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2019
Pros: Great facility.Cons: Nothing.
2.0 MediocreJul 29 2019
Cons: When I booked I put in arrival at San Diego airport and you booked me out of Carlsbad which is an hour away from the airport! Avis was good enough to find a car for me but it was over $100 more than my booking price!!! That is why I booked online and ahead of time to get a decent rate.
4.8 OkayJun 28 2019
Cons: Main issue was that the price rose 200% when I went to pick up the car. Instead of about $250 the rental cost closer to $500. Very disappointed with the outrageous charges for changing pick up location. I expected a small variation but the resulting fees were astronomical.
6.4 GoodJan 10 2019
Service StunkPros: Hybrid comfy car. Clean on the inside. Accurate pricing upon drop off. Easy drop off and courteousCons: It may be Kayak but they were closing at my reservation time so I had to rush, not did they want to give me the time of Day about upgrading or explaining where to get my car. It was obvious that they wanted to leave (it was Christmas Eve, but I was not told their closing time). They said I could upgrade at any location, which wasn’t true. No one would without charging me $1k+ on my total rental and restarting a new contract. The rental car also had writing in the window like it was just picked up from being impounded. That was kinda janky
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2018
Pros: Quick
9.2 ExcellentJun 28 2018
Cleaner is betterPros: Overall all good.Cons: Car could have been cleaner / Glass very poorly cleaned. Is important for safety.
9.2 ExcellentApr 1 2018
Cons: Unfortunately, I booked during spring break week and so the prices ($90/day for a Toyota Corolla) were higher than I had budgeted to pay.
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2018
Wrong airportPros: I did not like anything because this website is very tricky and searches nearby while still saying your initial search area- misleadingCons: Was searching San Diego and was brought to carlsband instead.. couldn't get there and had to pay walk in fees at different rental place
Rated #3
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Encinitas
National
Locations in Encinitas
617 S Highway 101+1 858 259 9500
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2016
Convenient and flawless pick up and drop offPros: I was in my car within 5 minutes of arriving at the Solana Beach office
From $26/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (25 reviews)
1 location in Encinitas
Hertz
Locations in Encinitas
6030 Avenida Encinas, Ste E+1 760 579 0072
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly but not very helpful.Cons: I had to make a damage claim and the staff didn't seem to be prepared to handle the process properly.
4.0 OkayAug 25 2018
Cons: was not told that pre -paid gas purchase for for a empty tank. remote Key did not work. alarm went off every time I unlocked the car which I had to lock and unlock with the key. Sad!
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2018
ExcellentPros: Not enough superlatives.
9.2 ExcellentJun 3 2018
RoguePros: Clean and late model. Good visibility and safety.Cons: Noisy with windows rolled down; took it into the Sierras - pick up on the hills was sluggish.
6.0 GoodJan 19 2018
Cons: The rep helping me initially brought me a car that smelled horribly like a wet dog. I brought it to his attention, and he actually said “i don’t smell it”. Quite absurd as the stench was overpowering. He clearly was ‘testing’ to see if he could rent it without shampooing the smell out. I requested a different car and he accommodated me.
9.6 ExcellentDec 5 2017
Pros: Upgraded the car with no extra charge, comfortable and service is friendly and helpful.Cons: Easy to find location and quick service.always meets your demand...
8.8 ExcellentAug 23 2017
Pros: I got upgraded for no charge.
6.8 GoodAug 5 2017
Pros: Everything worked wellCons: Customer service was clunky
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2017
The Nice Man At The DeskPros: The man working the desk was incredibly friendly and helpful. Gave me my options, made sure I got the best bang for the buck (I pre-paid online so it didn't really matter) and got me a great Camry.
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2017
ExcellentPros: The guy who helped me when I picked up the car was great.
From $40/dayRated #5
Budget
6.6 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Encinitas
Budget
Locations in Encinitas
2198 Palomar Airport Road+1 760 931 2469
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 6.8
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  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2021
Cons: Rathe was $134 and was changed $356
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2019
Pros: After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!Cons: You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.
2.0 MediocreApr 2 2018
Customer service was not customer servicePros: They did listen.Cons: You would think that after all the hassle, I asked for a discount or to please find us something and honor the price I agreed to pay - no discount on the current issue, no discount on a future rental, etc., etc. They obviously don't need or want our business.
6.8 GoodDec 7 2017
Where are staff?Pros: NoneCons: We returned car 330 pm and not one person was in return area. There was a sign for us to mark contract with the mileage and gas level and drop it in the drop box. I understand if car is returned after hours but this was in middle of work day in the afternoon. Did not leave me eith a comfortable feeling.
7.6 GoodSep 17 2017
Pros: Agent very nice. Drove me to the area where I could get taxi/ride home because it was off site and too far to walk. Very kind, thank you!
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2017
Cons: Nobody at drop off !!!
7.2 GoodMar 4 2017
Pros: Representative was friendly and fixed the billing error that the LA representative made and wouldn't own up to.
2.0 MediocreOct 7 2016
Lame DuckPros: They gave me a car with a Candadian License plate, then the break lights came on and the car had to be towed and replaced.
Easirent
1 location in Encinitas
Easirent
Locations in Encinitas
McClellan–Palomar Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
EZ Van
1 location in Encinitas
EZ Van
Locations in Encinitas
6511 Avenida Encinas+1 866 735 8267
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Encinitas
Sunnycars
Locations in Encinitas
617 S. Highway 101
Recent reviews
123 travelers who rented a car in Encinitas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Encinitas

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Encinitas

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

Top tips for renting a car in Encinitas

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Encinitas for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Encinitas at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Encinitas are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Encinitas

  • Some car rental companies in Encinitas 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 Encinitas costs $47 per day.

  • The average gas price in Encinitas 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.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Encinitas.

  • 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 Compact car rental in Encinitas costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Encinitas costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Encinitas costs $49 per day, on average.

  • In Encinitas, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 6030 Avenida Encinas, Ste E (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Encinitas costs $327 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Encinitas costs $1,400 per month ($47 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!).