Pros: The agent at the Santa Rosa Ave. facility was phenomenal. He tried to change my flat tire and got me a different vehicle when he realize we didn't have the key to unlock the Lugnuts on the Volkswagen.
Cons: I rented my car at the Santa Rosa airport facility. A walk around of the car was not done. I was handed the keys and told the car was out the door and to the left. It was dark and there was a huge parking lot to my left. I had to press the door lock on the key fob to even locate my car. The next morning, I had a flat tire, so could not return the vehicle on time, after waiting two hours for roadside assistance and eventually canceling it. I was charged an extra day and a late return fee, which I was assured would be refunded. I tried to call the manager at the Santa Rosa airport facility, but could never reach a person. I was repeatedly transferred over to the national reservation line, where I was treated rudely and abruptly buy all four agents I spoke with. The final one, was the worst. I asked to speak to his supervisor and he told me that he was the supervisor. I was appalled at the treatment and the service I received. In desperation, I finally called a Hertz agent at the Santa Rosa airport, knowing the counter was directly adjacent to the Budget counter, and asked that the Budget agent call me. I never received a call. I will never rent from Budget again
Dec 28 2015
Not very happy with my rental experience
Pros: The counter agents were very nice and the cars are super close to the terminal.
Cons: There was a very loud clunking sound that came from what I assume was the transmission. It was disconcerting - I was afraid that I would be stranded 25 miles north of the airport. Also, I guess I should have been more knowledgeable, but I was charged a whole day rental fee for being 30 minutes later than the time the counter agent reminded me that I was turning it in. He did not mention that that was beyond the "grace period" The person to whom I gave the contract didn't say anything - the charge just showed up on my credit card.
Sep 19 2016
Not Clean, Not Clean!!!
Cons: The car seemed as if it hadn't been cleaned from the last occupant. I found paper wrappers and other detritus in the back seat and trunk. The windows and side view mirrors had been poorly cleaned and were a big distraction driving on the road.
Pros: Extremely nice, attentive, and helpful staff member at the Sonoma County Airport terminal/ Hertz counter. He was even able to make a change that the phone-rep couldn't.
When trying to make changes on the phone earlier, the rep was very kind and tried to help as much as she could.
Cons: The car had some minor damage, which wasn't inspected or logged by anyone as we picked up the car. This was never a problem, but we felt the need to take photos to be sure.