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Poway, CA
Aug 18 — Aug 25
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Poway, CA
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Cheap car rentals in Poway

Economy$35/day
Compact$35/day
Intermediate$37/day
Standard$43/day
Full-size$42/day
Minivan$61/day
Supplier choice$35/day
Intermediate SUV$45/day
Standard SUV$54/day
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Poway car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Excellent

17 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Poway

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Locations in Poway

12631 Poway Road

+1 858 668 0906

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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16410 Bernardo Center Dr

+1 858 613 1342

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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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

LA staff at both counter and gate were quick and thorough. Poway staff was wonderful.

9.2 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful, no issues at all

Cons:

Didn't fully understand the built-in fastrak. It would have been helpful if they had just said, 'if you brought your own fastrak, just close the box on the dash/windshield of the built-in fastrak, and then yours will work instead' or something like that.

4.0 Okay

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Instead of small economy car I had a dirty inside and outside pick-up truck. It was an extremly noisy and uncomfortable ride. I was told it was the only available car. Very dissapointed.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good customer service

Cons:

Parking space was too tight

3.2 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Take care if you think you are getting a deal with Budget and picking up your car at the main Car Rental building at the San Diego Airport. My online deal was waiting for me at a distant pickup location, NOT at the AIRPORT even though that was what I had inputted during my order. With no way to get to the other location, I had to rent a large car at three times the price.

3.6 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The location showed on booking was supposed to be the airport. It actually ended up 30 minutes away and we had to go to National at the last minute to get a different car.

1 out of 3

Hertz

10.0

Excellent

13 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Poway

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10920 Technology Place

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12963 Poway Rd

+1 858 679 0576

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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5.6 Okay

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and comfortable.

Cons:

The attendants at pickup were extremely misleading and unhelpful. I ended up getting charged double what they promised me. Also, they filled out a "Customer Survey" on my behalf without me knowing (this showed up in the Customer Check-Out Summary Report). I'm getting my money back.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent vehicle and well maintained

Cons:

nothing

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to book online. The gentleman that helped me was very courteous and it was a very simple, smooth, enjoyable experience!

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I was not given my car. I arrived at 12 and both employees attempted to lock the door on me and said they were clocked out. I went to Enterprise next door and they helped me out.

9.6 Excellent

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

we rented a minivan and took a roadtrip from san diego to salt lake city for christmas. It was the perfect solution. We had enough room for everyone, nobody got wear and tear on their car and it was a great value.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, paid for a Lyft ride home for me after drop off. Also have as pick up service.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.1

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

6.3

3 locations in Poway

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12631 Poway Road

+1 858 679 2495

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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16558 Bernardo Center Drive

+1 858 675 8660

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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8720 Miramar Road

+1 858 271 0018

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

There was NOTHING to like, horrible experience with Avis. Avis (Suzanne, the location manager: San Diego, CA Miramar Rd Location, (858) 271-0018) rented out all of their cars and told me they would not be able accommodate my reservation I made and secured with a credit card days before arriving, ultimately leaving my family of four stuck without a car. I then called Avis' main number, talked to Maggie, they were not able to offer assistance to find a replacement car either and basically told me tough luck. To add to the frustration, a day later they charged my credit card a $50 "No Show" fee for not picking up the car I reserved that they didn't have. From talking to others at the hotel it sounds like they do this often. Live and learn for me, no more Avis car rentals.

Cons:

Obviously Avis should have managed the situation better. (1) have a car for the reservation, (2) make arrangements for when Avis over-rents and fails to provide a car for a reservation, (3) not charge a $50 to a family that didn't get a car in the first place.

4.4 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The clerk was awesome. My issue is that my original rate was not honored! I reserved a vehicle for San Diego Airport online at an affordable rate. When we arrived (after a long day of travel) we were told the address for the reservation wasn’t for SAN, but a location nearly an hour away!!

Cons:

Our quoted rate should be honored and the website should be MUCH clearer on locations. In fact I would appreciate a refund of the difference in the higher price I ended up paying!

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The rate was substantially lower than the airport pickup rate so it was worth the Uber ride to Miramar. Although the location was a bit funky, the car was in perfect condition and clean.

6.8 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was quick

Cons:

The agent did not explain any charges or policies. Said it was no problem to pick up a 20 min early but then charged me for an extra day without explanation. The guy got indignant when I questioned it and said it would automatically credit if I turned the car in within 24hrs. Naturally it did not.

4.4 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nonairport location surcharge.

Cons:

No afterhours return option. The 5/6 pm is too early for office closing time.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was excellent

1 out of 7

Enterprise

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Poway

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11635 Iberia Pl

+1 858 485 8525

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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13027 Poway Rd

+1 858 748 6900

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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9292 Miramar Rd # 28

+1 858 689 8523

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off and pick up were both very quick and easy. The van we rented was brand new and very nice. The whole experience was excellent.

4.4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

when i went to pick up my rental, they didn't have it there. I was supposed to pick it up at 12pm, the lady said it'll be a moment while they get it ready. Then 15 minutes later I asked how long and they said the vehicle wasn't there because someone hadn't returned it yet. (this was opportunity #1 to communicate). So I asked they give me a ride home since my ride had already left. They said it would be there between 12-1. At 1pm I called back to see what was up (at this point I was already 1 hour late to depart for a wedding) and they said they had to go pick up the vehicle and it wouldn't be ready until like 3:30pm (again, they hadn't communicated this until I called them). At that point I was really screwed so I just took a different car. Absolutely the worst rental pickup I've ever had and horrible communication.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We had to extend our rental and helped out very easily

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

I felt rushed

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off and pick up were both very quick and easy. The van we rented was brand new and very nice. The whole experience was excellent.

4.4 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

when i went to pick up my rental, they didn't have it there. I was supposed to pick it up at 12pm, the lady said it'll be a moment while they get it ready. Then 15 minutes later I asked how long and they said the vehicle wasn't there because someone hadn't returned it yet. (this was opportunity #1 to communicate). So I asked they give me a ride home since my ride had already left. They said it would be there between 12-1. At 1pm I called back to see what was up (at this point I was already 1 hour late to depart for a wedding) and they said they had to go pick up the vehicle and it wouldn't be ready until like 3:30pm (again, they hadn't communicated this until I called them). At that point I was really screwed so I just took a different car. Absolutely the worst rental pickup I've ever had and horrible communication.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We had to extend our rental and helped out very easily

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

I felt rushed

1 out of 2

66 travelers who rented a car in Poway gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$59/day

Good deal

$46/day

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