La Mesa car rentals

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La Mesa, CA
May 17 — May 24
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La Mesa, CA
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La Mesa car rental information

Pick-up locationLa Mesa
Car typesCompact SUV, Convertible, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations3
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in La Mesa

$78/dayFull-size
$106/dayMinivan
$136/dayFull-size SUV
$92/dayPremium
$97/dayLuxury
$232/dayConvertible
$91/dayPickup truck
$89/dayCompact SUV
$89/dayIntermediate SUV
$90/daySupplier choice
$97/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

La Mesa car rental reviews and directory

From $31/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (11 reviews)
3 locations in La Mesa
Enterprise
Locations in La Mesa
451 North Magnolia Ave+1 619 444 4744
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
7370 Broadway+1 619 460 6646
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8323 Hercules St.+1 619 698 2505
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.4
  • 8.7
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 25 2021
Pros: Everyone's nice and helpful!Cons: They already know what I was renting, they could’ve have it ready. I waited for over an hour, past my scheduled pick up time.
6.4 GoodJul 28 2020
Cons: I waited 50 minutes for my car . The car was given to me with 1/8 of a tank of gas .
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2017
Pros: This office is well-managed. Excellent customer service and good deals, this is my favorite Enterprise location
9.6 ExcellentJan 7 2017
Pros: Staff was friendly an prompt. Car was a very good value and the overall rental experience was very good.
9.2 ExcellentNov 27 2016
Fast and efficient Enterprise locationPros: Car was exactly what was requested and was ready snd waiting. Personel were friendly and efficient. Much cheaper than renting at the airport.Cons: Parking area was so full we could barely pull in to pick up our rental.
From $40/dayRated #2
Avis
8.6 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in La Mesa
Avis
Locations in La Mesa
163 Fletcher Parkway+1 619 401 0732
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 9.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.2 OkayAug 20 2018
Pros: the carCons: poor customer service. office was closed, owner wouldnt answer and the only employee there had no keys to the office.
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2016
Pretty good expierience.Pros: Great gas mileage ran and drove great, comfortableCons: Car not clean inside. I found trash under seats. Did not have windshield washer fluid. Sirus was preview only.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2015
Quality service and productPros: Very nice vehicle. made a long drive pleasant. Car was ready on arrival, fast friendly service.Cons: everyhing was fine
From $33/dayRated #3
Budget
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in La Mesa
Budget
Locations in La Mesa
163 Fletcher Parkway+1 619 401 0939
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2019
Pros: Yes, it was great! It was a convenient location.
6.8 GoodJan 26 2018
Helpful agentPros: Agent at drop off location was quick and polite and very helpful.
2.4 MediocreJan 5 2017
Car rental chaosPros: The drop off location in Elk Grove, Ca. The sales woman tried her best to assist us and give us good information.Cons: The El Cajon pick up location. The sales woman we first spoke with was either very new or could not figure out how kayak worked with budget. My 275 dollar rental was turned into a 920 dollar rental and was charged to my credit card. Attempting to fix the mistake she charged me another 315 dollars trying to make a new reservation. In the end it seems to be corrected but my wife and I spent hours in the budget store and on the phone with budget customer service. In addition my credit card was unusable for the rest of our vacation due to over 1000.00 of erroneous charges.
From $27/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.5 Good (16 reviews)
4 locations in La Mesa
Hertz
Locations in La Mesa
6828 Federal Boulevard+1 619 583 1569
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
7601 Alvarado Road+1 619 469 1834
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
761 Arnele Avenue Ste 5+1 619 401 5980
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
8355 Hercules Dr+1 619 469 1834
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
Pros: The staff was really friendly and helpful. They went above my expectations to make my experience memorable.Cons: They forgot to show me where the button was to open the gas tank. But I was able to find it after some digging. Not a problem at all.
7.6 GoodSep 19 2019
Cons: Pickup and drop off was a little time consuming.
6.0 GoodMar 1 2019
Cons: No place to park your car. In a dealership and really slow service. Our car was not ready when we arrived.
9.6 ExcellentAug 6 2017
Pros: We rented a Toyota Camry and traveled well over 1000 miles. The rental process was smooth and the car was comfortable.Cons: The car wasn't vacuumed well when we picked it up. We had to send it back to be cleaned.
2.4 MediocreJul 21 2017
Pros: Nothing about the company. The car got decent gas mileage. It was dinged up when I got it so I took pics to make sure they didn't try to say I did it. They just hand you the keys without any inspection.Cons: They are scam artists. Like used car salesmen, you come back and they tell you that you have to pay MORE! I paid for a full tank of gas when I already filled up the tank of gas when I returned it!!! And in CA, gas isn't cheap!
2.0 MediocreMar 20 2017
Given a severe run-around !Pros: Nothing .Cons: Made me go to 3 different locations just to do transaction ~
6.0 GoodMar 8 2017
Pros: The service was great and very knowledgeable.Cons: The building had mold and stunk just like it. I had to step outside several time due to itchy eyes and throat. The representative did apologies.
10.0 ExcellentJan 10 2017
Pros: Pick up and drop off were easy and prompt. The Heryz employee was knowledgeable and friendly. The car was ready and clean. We experienced no problems.
9.6 ExcellentDec 28 2016
Reliable transportation, boring carPros: Process of actually renting the car was smooth once we actually found the car rental office, hidden at a dealership. Staff was friendly and helpful. We rented a Nissan Versa, a comfortable and reliable car, although boring with a CVT transmission. We were satisfied with the rental rate, and would deal with that Hertz agency again.
2.0 MediocreNov 30 2016
They were terriblePros: Nothing at allCons: They booked a vehicle they didn't have. Then they wouldn't honor the price at another hertz and basically told me I was out of luck. I will never rent from heartz again. No customer service or willingness to make things right at all.
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in La Mesa
Rent-4-Less
Locations in La Mesa
1110 El Cajon Blvd(619) 444-3944
Recent reviews
40 travelers who rented a car in La Mesa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near La Mesa

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a rental car in La Mesa

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

Top tips for renting a car in La Mesa

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in La Mesa for $31 or less
  • Book your rental car in La Mesa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in La Mesa are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in La Mesa

  • Some car rental companies in La Mesa 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 Budget

  • On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $37 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($78/day) and Hertz ($89/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 7601 Alvarado Road 91942 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in La Mesa is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, Pacific Rent A Car, Sixt, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo and Ace.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Hertz, Fox, Pacific Rent A Car, Sixt, Payless, Enterprise, Dollar, Alamo, and Economy Rent a Car.

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

  • A Compact car rental in La Mesa costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in La Mesa costs $28 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in La Mesa costs $39 per day, on average.

  • In La Mesa, cars are most frequently rented at Economy Rent a Car 1025 W Laurel Street (9 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $259 per week ($37 per day).

  • On average a rental car in La Mesa costs $1,112 per month ($37 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!).