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San Carlos, CA
Apr 20 — Apr 27
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San Carlos car rental reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (36 reviews)
4 locations in San Carlos
Enterprise
Locations in San Carlos
345 El Camino Real+1 650 366 9200
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477 East Hillsdale Blvd+1 650 570 6677
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605 Harbor Blvd+1 650 622 0000
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99 Beech St+1 650 366 9200
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2020
Pros: Nothing, they refuse to provide a rental car asking for the second driver to have a credit card or a debit card with two bills showing the residence address. Ridiculous, second driver should only need a driver license as long as I provide a major credit card. Enterprise is a complete nonsense - untrained employees.Cons: Train your employees!
2.0 MediocreOct 5 2019
Pros: Nothing about the experience was pleasant.Cons: Employees knowing what they were doing and their companies policies including online policies.
4.8 OkayAug 12 2019
Pros: StaffCons: My reservation at the rental offfice don’t have my phone number.
2.0 MediocreAug 12 2019
Pros: Kayak just screwed me up. There were no cars available even with a confirmed reservation. It was just a waste of time and money for me to travel to the store only to find out this information. Truly, what a pathetic information kayak, I'm never gonna use this site anymoreCons: Kayak doesn't use realtime information. So better book through the corresponding website
10.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2019
Pros: Brandon was fantastic. Calm, professional, friendly. New trainee we also good, just young and new.Cons: More staff?
3.2 MediocreFeb 4 2019
Cons: We had to cancel because we needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle. They didn't even have one on the lot. When I called a Hertz nearby, not only did they have a 4 wheel drive available, but for $20 CHEAPER!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2017
Great expericesPros: Every thing
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2017
As advertisedPros: No surprises. Simple process to getting the car for one day on short notice.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2017
SmoothPros: Prompt service, starting with a phone call right after I booked the car, to let me know when the vehicle would be ready for me. Fun to drive the Dodge Charger R/T! Many thanks to Susan for the courtesy ride and for making it to my work shuttle on time. You're a great driver :).
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2016
Pros: All the employees with whom l came in contact were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to be of service.
From $50/dayRated #2
Avis
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in San Carlos
Avis
Locations in San Carlos
1501 El Camino Real - Suite 201+1 650 594 2847
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2018
Terrific service, excellent carPros: Great location Super customer service New car upgrade Quick early return
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2016
Will rent againPros: Great experience. Staff was super friendly and very helpful. No issues.
Rated #3
National
9.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in San Carlos
National
Locations in San Carlos
345 El Camino Real+1 650 366 9200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
From $68/dayRated #4
Budget
9.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in San Carlos
Budget
Locations in San Carlos
1501 El Camino Real Suite 201+1 650 637 1832
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentMay 7 2016
Still need my receiptPros: Cost, friendly serviceCons: Was told receipt would be emailed. Still have not received.
From $39/dayRated #5
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in San Carlos
Hertz
Locations in San Carlos
2601 El Camino Real+1 650 361 0151
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
Pros: Great staff to help with rental!
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2020
Cons: Little expensive for a one-day rental.
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Pros: fast and efficient service
5.6 OkayMay 22 2019
Cons: Don’t go on a Monday morning. It is so busy. Waited over 45 minutes
4.4 OkayAug 8 2017
Bad customer service from HertzPros: Car was cleanCons: I added a day and the price went up by a third. When I then tried to change it back, the price was $50 higher for the same time period and they wouldn't honor the original rate. I wanted to cancel but the cancellation charge was also $50, so I felt stuck. Then the car I got was not I would say the same type as promised. Finally, when I dropped it off at some point a rock had hit the windshield, through no fault of my own as they recognized, but I still had to pay for that- on top of the car being more expensive than what I had originally signed up for, the value ended up being pretty terrible. And the franchisee did not care.
9.6 ExcellentJun 10 2017
Easy and very efficientPros: Pleasant staff. Smooth Pick-up and return.
8.0 ExcellentMay 7 2017
Pros: Pick-up was easy and convenient and the man we worked with (I think he was the manager) was very friendly and helpful. He made this an overall great experience.Cons: On the day of drop-off we worked with a man who wasn't very friendly. He made us feel more like an inconvenience to him than a customer who deserved good care. We understood that it was the end of the day, and that they were busy, but we felt that his attitude and customer service was below what's expected in the industry. Despite that, we'd still recommend this Hertz, because we had such a positive experience with the other representatives.
9.6 ExcellentApr 28 2017
Everything was good except pickup.Pros: Dropoff was fast and nice. Car was small and comfortable.Cons: Pickup was with problems, because KAYAK approved the pickup time - 6 pm, but the Hertz office was already closed at this time, so we were compelled to pickup our car on the next day morning. It was sad... Check the open hours of offices before reservation.
10.0 ExcellentDec 13 2016
Incredibly low price thru KayakPros: The daily rate for the weekend was incredibly cheap (low 20 a day), and the car was an okay Toyota compact that gave 33 miles a gallon. Santa Claus came earlyCons: Really can't think of any
From $39/dayRated #6
Alamo
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in San Carlos
Alamo
Locations in San Carlos
345 El Camino Real+1 650 366 9200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentOct 3 2017
Pros: Great Guest Service, they didn't have the car I requested so I received a free upgradeCons: That I had to wait for gas to be put in the car
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2017
Very friendly, too generousPros: Staff was very friendly. For the same price, gave us a super upgrade which was extremely comfortable and felt very safe.Cons: BUT we didn't want an upgrade, even for the same price. Ended up with way too much car, one with an extended learning curve (even the guy walking us through it couldn't explain the navigation to us, and it was not intuitive!)
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2017
Pros: very pleased with Alamo staff and level of service. Very friendly and efficient.
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2016
Over charge for little delivery for a bad carPros: Staff was dressed nicely and were very nice.Cons: When receiving the car i insisted that the tires were not inflated enough and they checked it with a dinky tire gauge... An few hours out of san francisco the tire went flat and i got stuck on the side of the road. Car was dirty and smelled like it wasnt even aired out after the last driver. Car had some gear issue at the end of the trip and kept over heating. It was very very expensive for the car i got.
Sunnycars
1 location in San Carlos
Sunnycars
Locations in San Carlos
2821 El Camino Real
Recent reviews
74 travelers who rented a car in San Carlos gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near San Carlos

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in San Carlos

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

Top tips for renting a car in San Carlos

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Carlos for $44 or less
  • Compact rental cars in San Carlos are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Carlos

  • Some car rental companies in San Carlos 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 San Carlos costs $56 per day.

  • The average gas price in San Carlos is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Carlos.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Sixt, Fox, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Advantage, and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

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

  • A Standard car rental in San Carlos costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in San Carlos costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in San Carlos costs $98 per day, on average.

  • In San Carlos, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 1659 Airport Blvd Ste 5 (21 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in San Carlos costs $389 per week ($56 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Carlos costs $1,669 per month ($56 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!).