San Clemente car rentals

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San Clemente, CA
Dec 1 — Dec 8
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San Clemente, CA
Tue 12/1
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Tue 12/8
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San Clemente car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Clemente
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Coupe, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open air all terrain, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium coupe, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Rental locations3
Popular agenciesTuro, Dollar, Surprise Agency, Enterprise, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in San Clemente

$26/dayEconomy
$28/dayCompact
$30/dayIntermediate
$38/dayStandard
$33/dayFull-size
$52/daySUV
$59/dayMinivan
$19/dayMini
$37/dayPremium
$38/dayLuxury
$64/dayConvertible
$30/dayPickup truck
$71/dayPremium SUV
$34/dayPremium coupe
$39/daySupplier choice
$42/dayCompact SUV
$48/dayStandard station wagon
$51/dayIntermediate SUV
$52/dayStandard SUV
$60/dayLuxury SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Clemente car rental reviews and directory

From $37/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (15 reviews)
3 locations in San Clemente
Avis
Locations in San Clemente
28201 Marguerite Parkway - Suite 13+1 949 347 0016
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
30242 Crown Valley Parkway - Suite 2B+1 949 362 9187
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
33161 Camino Capistrano+1 949 388 3365
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2018
Great servicePros: Friendly customer front desk.Cons: no complaints others than it's far from the airport and I had to take an Uber...but that's the price you pay for paying less for a rental
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2017
Pros: Customer service at pickup.Cons: No backup camera on vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2017
Excellent Customer ServicePros: The Agent was very friendly and accommodating.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2017
Pros: The staff was friendly and fairCons: I liked everything. This location and staff is really good!
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2017
No cars on site, no help at all.Pros: They had no cars available when I arrived, they wouldn't call any other branch to see what was available. Your app would not allowed to cancel the reservation so I couldn't look for another rental company. I had to call around and end up paying double of what I wanted. Horrible experience!
From $37/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (14 reviews)
2 locations in San Clemente
Enterprise
Locations in San Clemente
1002 N El Camino Real+1 949 366 1161
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
26181 Avenida Aeropuerto Ste B+1 949 487 9075
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
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2020
Pros: The staff was fantastic both at the beginning and at the end of the rental. My husband left his sunglasses in the car and they called within 30 minutes of drop off to tell us. They are fantastic - will definitely rent from them again.Cons: Absolutely nothing. They did an above and beyond service. Cheerful, helpful, didn't pressure us for an upgrade but let us make the decision. Very professional and I couldn't be more pleased with the rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2020
Pros: Every step was super smooth
6.0 GoodOct 13 2019
Pros: I ended up NOT renting a car. I did mot need the rental.
10.0 ExcellentJun 12 2019
Pros: We rented a minivan for a family overnight visit to San Diego.Easy from the start. I was able to park my car at the location which made getting the van and returning SO much easier. Josh was friendly and helpful. Could not have gone better and plan to use them for any car rental needs in the future.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Cons: Enterprise would not honor your rate. I had to find alternative.
10.0 ExcellentJan 18 2019
Pros: Good service, I like happy people.Cons: The office was pretty dirty, leafs and dirt on the floor. It’s the first thing people see when they come so in my opinion it needs some work. Same for when I returned the car, garbage on the ground and stuff you could recycle in the garbage. Cmon people you can do better then that. Vero
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2018
Great experience!Pros: Pickup and dropoff were easy, clean car that was what I expected, super friendly service both at pickup and dropoff, great price for the trip. Great experience!Cons: Nothing.
3.6 MediocreMay 3 2017
This Enterprise is Lame!Pros: The fact they had the Ford Transit 350 van.Cons: I am convinced that they misread (benefit of the doubt) the gas level in because 5/8 of a tank should not take invoke a 40 mile range warning after 70 miles of driving. This is a 25 gallon tank! After adding 8.5 gallons to the tank, we were able to travel another 30 miles to our function and all the way back (over 100 miles) before the van was empty again. The van is suppose to get 14 mpg, I calculate less that is less than 11! My frustration is they don't listen. They appear like they could care less. I will never rent at this Enterprise again. And one final note, add more staff, one should be forced to wait 15 minutes in line to rent or return a vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentApr 2 2017
Cons: We just rented the car for 1 day and dropped off At a location. I think the drop off cost was high
4.8 OkayMar 21 2017
Pros: Friendly staffCons: I reserved an economy car for a long drive but they had no economy cars. I was given a Dodge Charger. They offered a gas credit which I never got. Employees did not know how to add my Plenti Rewards number to my reservation and made no attempt to call support to figure it out. The Dodge Charger was dirty and I had to wait for them to clean it, putting me behind schedule.
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From $30/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in San Clemente
Hertz
Locations in San Clemente
25135 Park Lantern+1 949 661 1104
Monday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 18:00
13:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
63 Via Pico Plaza+1 949 498 7710
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 5 2020
Cons: Although I was confirmed for a call at noon, when I arrived at the site, the agent advised that no car would arrive until 1pm and that she could not promise that she could fulfill our rental reserve.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2020
Cons: Nothing. The agent was great. Fast service. Great car
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off quick and easy.
4.0 OkayDec 24 2018
Gouged me for extra cash, would rent elsewhere next timePros: Clean car, ran well.Cons: This location is hidden in the back of a shopping center and very hard to find. When I showed up they told me they did not have the car or class of car that I had reserved. They gave me a small SUV instead of a midsize. Whatever, but I wanted the lower gas mileage. When I returned the vehicle, they charged me an extra $28 for being 14 minutes 'late' ($2/minute is a bit ridiculous). This was after one of their employees had told me by phone that it would not matter if I picked up or dropped off the vehicle a little bit late or a little bit early. I would look around to avoid picking up at this location again.
4.8 OkayApr 13 2018
ExpensivePros: Pick up and drop off of the car was easy and I had nuxe customer service.Cons: The car was horrible and it was extremely expensive with a lot of hidden fees.
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2018
Pros: Atvthe last minute had no cars available and couldn’t get one at all.Cons: Poor customer service and no opportunity to try to help
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2018
Wonderful ExperiencePros: The car was clean and I was given a free upgrade. Check out was quick and returning the car was just as easy. The rate was very competitive.
2.8 MediocreOct 27 2017
Had a reservation but Hertz did not have a car for me to rentPros: DId not have any positivesCons: I had reserved a car at the hotel for the next day. When I went to pickup the car they told me they did not have one because they were sold out. ("busy week") They would not provide me any alternatives. I requested that they taxi or Uber me to the next location and they said they could not do that. Horrible customer service. 2 employees at location but neither could do anything to me. Worst case I would have thought they would provide transportation to another location or drive me. But I received nothing and they really did not even apologize for not having the car available. I will not be renting from Hertz anymore. It was just the only option at this location.
4.8 OkayOct 8 2017
Add on coverage unnecessaryCons: I pre-purchased all the insurance coverage needed to compliment our personal vehicle insurance. When my husband went to pick up the rental, with a full printed copy of the pre-purchased insurance policy in hand, he was told he needed additional insurance. He was in a hurry so he okayed it. As soon as he got back to pick me up and drop me at the airport en-route to his destination, I called Dana Point. They were already closed (Sunday just afternoon), so I called the main Hertz number. Got bounced around numerous times, no one would help, all saying we had to go back to Dana Point despite the drop off location being Palm Springs, or go to another Hertz counter in route of which there were none open. The added insurance by Hertz was a scam that nearly doubled the cost of the pre-paid car rental.
7.6 GoodJun 21 2017
Pros: Good quality car, personable service.Cons: High rental season, but still a little too expensive given Consumer Price Index.
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From $38/dayRated #4
Budget
6.8 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in San Clemente
Budget
Locations in San Clemente
30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b+1 949 249 7826
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
33161 Camino Capistrano+1 949 429 1646
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2018
Cons: They didn’t have the car I paid for
7.2 GoodJul 2 2016
Pros: Very convenient for me.Cons: Agent could resolve my reservation amount vs billed amount. I believe AVIS has always handled this if there's a problem.
Rent-4-Less
1 location in San Clemente
Rent-4-Less
Locations in San Clemente
1645 North El Camino Real(949) 492-2140
Recent reviews
59 travelers who rented a car in San Clemente gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near San Clemente

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$41/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in San Clemente

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

Top tips for renting a car in San Clemente

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Clemente for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Clemente at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Clemente are around 25% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in San Clemente are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Clemente

  • Some car rental companies in San Clemente 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 Clemente costs $41 per day.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Clemente.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($30/day), Dollar ($39/day) and Hertz ($51/day).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, U-Save, Fox, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, NU Car and Ace.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, U-Save, Sixt, Dollar, Airport Van, Alamo, NU Car, and Advantage.

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

  • A Economy car rental in San Clemente costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in San Clemente costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in San Clemente costs $38 per day, on average.

  • In San Clemente, cars are most frequently rented at Fox 325 E Baker Street (23 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in San Clemente costs $290 per week ($41 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Clemente costs $1,244 per month ($41 per day).

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