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Goleta, CA
Jun 28 — Jul 5
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Goleta, CA
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Goleta car rental information

Pick-up locationGoleta
Rental locations4
Airport locations3

Cheap car rentals in Goleta

$70/dayEconomy
$70/dayCompact
$68/dayIntermediate
$74/dayStandard
$74/dayFull-size
$136/dayPickup truck
$88/dayIntermediate SUV
$88/dayCompact SUV
$109/dayStandard SUV
$109/dayStandard station wagon
$134/daySupplier choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Goleta car rental reviews and directory

From $52/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (135 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Alamo
Locations in Goleta
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 692 0939
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
Cons: I only had a debit card, no notes were given on needing a actual credit card online ( unless you are flying into SB airport lol) but was told that the down town location would take debit. ( which makes no sense.) Desk person would not help call downtown location to see if they had any vehicles like I had reserved at the airport location. Not willing to help. Poor customer service.
8.0 ExcellentMay 28 2021
Pros: The woman who helped me with drop off was incredibly helpful
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
Cons: They did not have my car available and said they tried to call me, but I never got a call. I needed a 12 person van, so it was not easy to find another one. Thankfully AVIS helped me out at the last minute!
2.0 MediocreDec 7 2020
Cons: Vehicle that I reserved was not available when I went go pick up.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2020
Cons: I liked the small airport with car pick up right outside the terminal. Very convenient, quick, and simple. Would probably choose a slightly larger car than a Toyota Corolla for four adults.
9.6 ExcellentAug 18 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficientCons: Car was a little dirty inside.
9.6 ExcellentJun 26 2020
Pros: Easy, fast, and safe.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2020
Pros: fast and courteous
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2020
Cons: Car wasn’t available when we arrived, total mess
9.6 ExcellentNov 30 2019
Cons: Room was nice, clean but a bit noisey
From $25/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Hertz
Locations in Goleta
114 Moffett Pl+1 805 967 0411
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2021
Pros: Very friendly on both ends!
6.0 GoodJan 1 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly. At drop off there was no sign to say where to leave the key after hours.Cons: I think there was something wrong with the tires and/or alignment. In heavy rain the car hydroplaned horribly so that I was very frightened that I would be tossed off the road.
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2020
Pros: Unable to pick up car. I wasn’t chargedCons: The location was closed, although I was able to book the car and Google listed them as open
8.4 ExcellentMay 28 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful, the car was clean, and the electronics all worked well.Cons: There were fees that were hidden, and we were charged $10 more than we were quoted. This is not a huge deal, but we would have appreciated full transparency from the beginning.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2019
Pros: Santa Barbara airport is greatCons: Not much
4.8 OkayMar 29 2019
Pros: Drop off was fine.Cons: We waited for over 2 hours for a car and it was a chevy not a jeep
8.4 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Pros: We were reimbursed for gas provided.
10.0 ExcellentJan 23 2018
Understanding!Pros: Car rental was set after the tragic floods and mudslide in town, they didn't question the cancellation of the car the day of. Very understanding! They refunded me my money
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2017
Great value!Pros: Great price. Easy to locate. Easy check out. Easy to locate my rental vehicle.Cons: There isn't anything I didn't like. Everything was good from start to finish.
5.6 OkayOct 1 2017
I'll never rent a Hertz car again.Pros: Simple pick up and drop off.Cons: I had spent the night before searching for a Corolla and finally reserved one after the price kept going up and up. When I got to the counter they said they didn't have any. I had to downgrade to a Yaris, which only saved me $7 for the whole week. The car was fine to drive, but it was in poor condition. Stains on the seats, wheels all scratched up, and shocking to see that a part of the exterior was literally held together with packaging tape. I was given the valet keys so I did not have the ability to lock/unlock remotely. For $350 for a week, that was way overpriced. The guy never explained to me anything about filling the car up or any option to not. I had to look up the terms in the small print. I will never rent from Hertz again.
From $41/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (33 reviews)
2 locations in Goleta
Enterprise
Locations in Goleta
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 683 3012
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
5959 Hollister Ave+1 805 683 0067
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 12 2021
Pros: Drop off was eastCons: vehicle could have been cleaner
4.0 OkayOct 5 2020
Pros: The staff was able to point me in the right direction after they recognized their mistake.
9.6 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Pros: Gentleman who helped me was professional, courteous and efficient.Cons: Only thing that was a VERY MINOR problem was my lack of knowledge that the button to open gas tank cover was located on the car door (had not encountered this in other vehicles).
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2019
Cons: Staff was not friendly and they did not have a car for us when we arrived.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Pros: Enterprise did not honor my reservation. They make me another reservation under enterprise website and charged me a lot moreCons: Enterprise should not be part of the website or part of the business provided. Terrible company and customer service. Mean managers st chapala st office in Santa Barbara. The agent helping me was great and very kind and helpful. Manager didn’t give a dam abt customers.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2019
Pros: Friendly, quick
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2019
No work around offeredPros: Counter accessibilityCons: Lack of helpfulness. Didn't honor our pre-booked rental.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2018
FriendlyPros: Staff were helpful and professional
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Pros: Representative efficiently corrected a billing error made by the representative in Los Angeles
9.6 ExcellentMar 1 2017
Successful TripPros: The staff was very friendly, expedient and helpful at picking up and dropping off.
From $29/dayRated #4
Dollar
7.9 Good (96 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Dollar
Locations in Goleta
500 Fowler Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
  • 8.4
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  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2021
Pros: My flight got in at6pm, the desk had closed at 5pm. No car for me!Cons: Knowing that I cannot get a car from Dollar after 5pm, I would have rented from Budget.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Pros: The check in and check out was very quick and easy, and they were very helpful when I had questions on the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2021
Pros: Yes, staff was terrific. Very helpful.Cons: Nothing it was perfect
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2020
Cons: i made a reservation only to arrive and be told there are no vehicles. once i made the reservation, the desk could have at least called to let me know. people make plans and rely on companies to have the product they reserve
3.6 MediocreJul 19 2020
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: I paid for a full size vehicle at least a week in advance. When I arrived to pick it up they didn't have one. We got stuck in a smaller car and couldn't get ahold of any customer service at priceline or kayak.
4.0 OkayJun 27 2020
Pros: Sue gave me a car that needed an oil change. It started acting up on downhills and made an odd burning smell. I had to swap the car out and didn’t realize we were driving without insurance after we had finally looked at the paper. She also made a derogatory comment about Asians smoking in vehicles and my fiancé is Asian. She even asked her if she smoked. When I told her the car needed an oil change as it displayed on the screen she said you are fine to drive it even though I asked if we could change the car. When we got to San Francisco the smell of burning oil was strong so we took the car into an avis and it was troublesome getting a new car since we had to beg them to honor the rate and since they were low on cars we had to downsize and had to fit all our luggage uncomfortably. I would like to keep in note I have my fiancé and my child with me and this made my experience feel unsafe since the needs change oil was turned on since we picked up the car. If we could get some of our money back that would be nice since this caused a major inconvenience as well the derogatory words that Sue said will forever leave a negative impression.Cons: If we could get some of our money back that would be nice since this caused a major inconvenience as well the derogatory words that Sue said will forever leave a negative impression.
6.4 GoodFeb 17 2020
Cons: Slow, disorganized.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 4 2020
Pros: The staff members were helpful and friendly. I will continue to be loyal to Dollar because of a kindness they extended to my husband in October 2019. When seven other rental companies in a Pennsylvania airport turned him away, Dollar's staff found a way to help him.
4.4 OkayJan 3 2020
Pros: Easy to get the car in SBA.Cons: Shuttle to LAX was ridiculous long wait, over an hour, while watching other rental shuttles go by.
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2019
Cons: It was great.
From $39/dayRated #5
Budget
7.9 Good (94 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Budget
Locations in Goleta
500 Fowler Road+1 805 964 6792
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
Pros: Easy to lease… guy was friendlyCons: The car had a huge dent in front fender and someone had smoked in the car…. When we dropped it off… we told the guy and I marked it on receipt which he threw away so I guess they don’t care about the condition of the car!
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
Pros: I was surprised with an upgrade to a Ford Bronco, since my vehicle preference wasn’t available. I was in shock because I didn’t think Bronco’s were released yet. It felt like I won the lottery, and I honestly wish I didn’t have to give it back. My daughter also became attached to the Bronco, and she was sad to see it go :(Cons: Experience was great. Thank you so much.
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2021
Cons: We reserved a four door sedan. When we arrived at Budget, we were told that we had a Smart Car. There was absolutely NO WAY that we would fit in. Smart Car. We had to pay $20 extra each day to upgrade to a larger vehicle. We paid way more than we would have, if we had just rented directly from car rental.
4.0 OkayDec 25 2020
Cons: They left the airport and we could not pick up our car!! So had to pay an extra high fee to Uber somewhere because of the holidays. Very frustrating
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothing. The rudest customer service I have ever received. I was told that it was my fault for not planning ahead and for selecting a vehicle that was not available. The representative accused me of doing this intentionally to receiving a car in a different class. I have only ever reserved economy class cars as I rent frequently for work. Some companies have upgraded me, but I’ve never been accused of reserving an inexpensive vehicle with such intent. The representative offered me another vehicle at an additional charge, which I declined as I had expected to receive the car and price I had reserved. I had to make other last minute arrangements to travel to my destination.Cons: I only wish hertz had been open. They know how to treat their customers.
3.2 MediocreSep 1 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: My car could have been available. When I showed up they only had two other vehicles at a much higher rate.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, pick up and drop off were easy.Cons: Car could’ve been a tiny bit cleaner, but I’m just being extra nit-picky at this point.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2020
Pros: I had a reservation for pick up and the rental desk was closed when I arrived. 3 hours before the official closing time. They told me to come back in the morning but I just canceled it. Completely ruined my plans.Cons: Actually be open when you say you are
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2020
Pros: The staff in Santa Barbara was very nice and the car (beetle) was absolutely amazing! Super cheap price as well, very satisfied with the rental.Cons: When I arrived at LAX at the drop off I was super scared. I was on my own and arrived at 3 am. The place was like a ghost town, cars with wide open doors but no people and a running bus with not a single person around, it was the set up for a horror movie. I honestly was scared to death to step out of the car and I think you should tell your customers the circumstances of the drop off area because I was more than confused. I also couldn't find the shuttle bus and wandered around the place with my two suitcases until I ended up ordering an uber. Absolutely uncomfortable for a young woman traveling on her own.
5.6 OkayFeb 19 2020
Cons: Did not have the class of car we had reserved. Tried to upsell us to premium with the only alternative offered being to wait for our reserved class to come available. Should have been a free upgrade not a charge for thier error.
Rated #6
National
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
National
Locations in Goleta
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 692 0939
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $41/dayRated #7
Thrifty
9 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Thrifty
Locations in Goleta
5971 Placencia Street+1 805 681 1222
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2020
Pros: Yes, staff was helpful, service fast, individual ride back to airport, free upgrade.Cons: the weather
7.2 GoodJan 3 2017
Bad start but ended well.Pros: The van was nice. Reserving the car was easy.Cons: An employee gave us the wrong van. It was not completely clean, the tank was not full and all 4 tires were low. I was somewhat frustrated when I had to top off the tank and put the proper air pressure in the tires. When we returned the van the manager felt very bad and was very apologetic. He handled the situation in a professional manner and ultimately gave us 50% off of the rental cost. Even though the experience started off poorly it was handled very well in the end and I would rent from them again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2016
Pros: They were very accommodating and friendly
From $55/dayRated #8
Avis
8.1 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Goleta
Avis
Locations in Goleta
500 Fowler Road+1 805 964 4848
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 26 2021
Cons: The staff at pickup in Santa Barbara used deceitful tactics to pressure us into paying for an upgrade.
8.4 ExcellentJun 24 2019
Pros: Friendly and professional staff.Cons: The rental car was not in the space on my card. No car was parked in that space. Luckily there was an attendant in the lot who approached me and found my car, and I did not have to return to the terminal.
2.4 MediocreNov 5 2018
Unfriendly staff / Very Hard to locateCons: I have lieved in SB for 40 years and have driven to the airport many times. I drove past the Avis return 2x before finding it. The parking area is very poorly lit at night and the sinage is terrible. There are no arrows, signs,etc as to where to return the keys, the car, etc. The staff at the Avis desk was most unhelpful. The attendant appeared lazy and like I was bothering her to return the keys. I had the impression I had really interrupted her evening and she had more important things to do than check me out ad take the keys back. Very poor expereince.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2017
Pros: the car was easy to drive - good gas milage - very comfortable - service was quick.
8.4 ExcellentMar 13 2017
Hard to find where to drop offPros: She was nice and sympathetic to my horrible experience with the car, but didn't do much other than to say call LAX and complain.Cons: Hard to figure out where to turn the keys in. I could find the lot, but no signs that you need to go into the terminal. It was dark... so if there are signs I didn't see them.
7.2 GoodFeb 14 2016
Not what it seemed - guy plugged in too many extraPros: Van was great, pickup was convenient, price seemed good, Drop-off easyCons: So day rate meant additional charges, including mileage and hours. That wasn't mentioned in the booking online. I bought the insurance through Kayak's site, but the guy said it was useless, should have bought avis insurance and tried to tack it on.
Easirent
1 location in Goleta
Easirent
Locations in Goleta
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Goleta
Sunnycars
Locations in Goleta
500 Fowler Road, Goleta
Recent reviews
440 travelers who rented a car in Goleta gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Goleta

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$35/day

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