Santa Maria car rentals

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Avis

7.8

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

One location in Santa Maria

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from $64/day

Locations in Santa Maria

3249 Skyway Drive

+1 805 922 4533

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

That the on-site office at the hotel, that we did not know was there, was easily able change our car pick up to her office from the airport. Saved us so much time! And that she was willing to do it!

Cons:

It was a simple and easy process which was refreshing and greatly appreciated. I really couldn’t have asked for anything to be better.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

LAX staff was great even at 12 midnight

8.0 Very good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I never received an emailed copy of my invoice.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The service at LAX was great

Cons:

The santa maria location service was unwelcoming, on their phone the entire experience. Not given a choice of cars

8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Somewhat friendly on pickup. Great on dropoff.

Cons:

Nicer

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Excellent from pickup to drop off 5 stars

1 out of 8

Budget

6.8

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Santa Maria

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from $51/day

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1730 South Broadway

+1 805 922 2158

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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3249 Terminal Drive

+1 805 922 3113

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was a breeze. Drop off a hassle with the construction and no one to guide you for the drop off.

Cons:

Drop off needs work.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

The screen was broken when we got into the rental and the drop off process was unclear when we got back to airport

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice to drive and overall clean but did have a masked smoke smell to it.

Cons:

The person at budget, in the airport on the 25th of March when we picked it up was horribly rude. We were 30 min late and pretty much told us we were out of luck that there was no car for us. We went to all the counters very scared as to be stranded and apparently was transfered to avis who were very friendly. When we got the car man from budget who was rude actually flipped us off because we pointed him out to the person dropping us off. Horrific customer service on the budget side

2.0 Poor

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient pick up location.

Cons:

Cars were dirty. Enhanced cleaning? How about any? First car we picked up had mechanical issues was not drivable. Spent 25 minutes cleaning and disinfecting it. Had to return to get a different vehicle. No other car was available in the class, got a much smaller car with no modern amenities for the 6 hour drive. Spent another 25 minutes cleaning the car. No apology, no discount. Bad service, gross vehicles. -

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. I thought the car was going to break down the entire time.

Cons:

Smelly car with malfunction

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in took longer than expected but check out was very efficient. Super happy to have gotten a sunroof.

Cons:

The extreme extra charge to drop off at another location almost prevented using the rental at all vs other options. Also we were given a car low on wiper washer fluid.

1 out of 8

Hertz

7.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in Santa Maria

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from $153/day

Locations in Santa Maria

3249 Terminal Dr

+1 805 200 4868

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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415 W Central Avenue

+1 805 736 4206

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was easy, no wait. Car was good enough.

Cons:

The opening time for the office is 7:30, so I had to have the car an extra day to get on the road early. If the office was open at 7:00 would have been better. Also, I had hoped the car was a Mazda 3 because I have considered buying one, but they only had another vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Horrible experience. I received a call at 840am about my 9am car rental stating that they overbooked vehicles and that they would not have my vehicle at all. No apology or offer for another vehicle. They said all vehicles were rented and tough luck and this was the "manager" who called me.

Cons:

Communication. Why call 20 minutes before a reservation to say no vehicles and cancelled. Don't book it in the first place. Again, horrible service and no apology or alternatives offered by Hertz.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING AT ALL. HERTZ CALLED ME 1 HOUR BEFORE I WAS SCHEDULED TO PICK UP THE RENTAL AND TOLD ME THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY CARS. THEY MADE NO ATTEMPT TO ASSIST ME IN LOCATING ANOTHER RENTAL AND WERE JUST VERY COLD AND UNCARING.

Cons:

EVERYTHING.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

THE CAR WAS PERFECT

Cons:

NOTHING, IT WAS PERFECT

8.8 Very good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Online rental, car was ready to go. Minimal paperwork with no wait. Exactly what I wanted.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonable rate, very helpful staff, great car. Much better than our other local rental company!

1 out of 5

Enterprise

7.0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.0

4 locations in Santa Maria

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from $69/day

Locations in Santa Maria

1137 North H Street-ste S

+1 805 735 4147

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:15 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1738 S Broadway

+1 805 349 9552

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3249 Terminal Drive, Ste 114

+1 805 352 1016

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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502 W Grand Ave Ste A

+1 805 489 6161

Monday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 17:00
Friday12:30 - 17:0008:00 - 12:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and thorough.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Woman at sjc was very sweet and the process was very fast.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They are not at the Santa Maria Airport and did not answer the phone when I called. Enterprise should be taken iff the list. However, the woman at Hertz was very nice and helped me get a car.

6.4 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was nice it was high traffic time at the store not enough help long wait .

9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Was able to get comparable car to what I reserved. Super friendly staff.

Cons:

Came damaged. Though it was out of their control.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They were fairly quick getting us in and out of the office. The car we got was nice and better than we expected.

1 out of 4

Easirent

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Maria

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Santa Maria Airport

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120 travelers who rented a car in Santa Maria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Santa Maria

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$66/day

Good deal

$57/day

When to book a rental car in Santa Maria

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Top tips for renting a car in Santa Maria

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Maria for $57 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Maria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Maria are around 67% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Santa Maria are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

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