Book Payless car rentals at San Diego Airport

San Diego, CA - San Diego
May 27 — Jun 3
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA - San Diego
Fri 5/27
Fri 6/3

Payless car rental prices at San Diego Airport

$64/dayIntermediate SUV
$67/dayCompact SUV
$69/dayStandard SUV
$70/daySupplier choice


Overall Rating4.8 OkayBased on 1224 reviews
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Cons:We were suppose to get a altima or optima and they gave us a Kia soul. We didn't have time to go back into the office and fix so we just dealt with time we will make timeReviewed Jul 7 2021
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Pros:Nothing. I will not be using Payless in the future.Cons:Due to a mistake, we arrived a little later than our scheduled appointment time and our bill nearly tripled because they cancelled our reservation without calling to notify us. Payless could have called us to confirm before canceling our reservation. They could have simply honored the cost that was initially offered to us upon booking. They refused, and we ended up paying because we had no other choice. They took advantage of us. The vehicle was not clean. The interior had dirt on the ceiling and the exterior of the vehicle looked like it had not been washed in some time.Reviewed Jul 5 2021
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Pros:Drop off easyCons:Flight was delayed and we arrived 2.5 hours late. When we arrived they said cat no longer available and after 2 hours our reservation is not guaranteed. They “found” us a different car, supposedly SUV, difference in price of $90 a day. They would give it to us for only $25 extra a day. The SUV was a Nissan Kicks. Never heard of it before. It is not an SUV. Total rip off. No where on my reservation did it say after 2 hours is scheduled pickup time your reservation is no longer guaranteed. Beware of rip off.Reviewed Jul 1 2021
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Pros:I liked the advertised went downhill from thereCons:I could have been charged the agreed price in the contractReviewed Jul 1 2021
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Pros:A easy drop offCons:Staff upsells and constant up chargesReviewed Jun 29 2021
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Pros:They eventually sorted out my problem when I was able to speak with one of the customer service managers.Cons:If you are renting from the San Diego location people need to know that there is an a significant additional fee based on a geographic restriction. It doubled the price of my rental until customer service was able to refund a portion but not all of it.Reviewed Jun 21 2021
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Pros:Drop off was easy.Cons:Paid $860 for a Honda Civic, and not even a nice civic, a civic with Kia Sorento floor mats and 4 mismatched hubcaps. They blamed it on the California taxes, which when I looked closer at the cost wasn't the truth. When we dropped the car off, the guy started looking the car over and checking it in before we even had everything out of the car. That was a little obnoxious.Reviewed Jun 20 2021
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Pros:NothingCons:They could be open when the airport was open and actually give me the car I'd already paid for!!!Reviewed Jun 16 2021
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Pros:They tried to double charge us. Did not handle it at the rental center...tried to blame it on Kayak, rather than take ownership of their error. Ended up being a huge hassle, and is still not resolved. Extremely frustrating. Waste of money and time.Cons:Customer service. They double charged me and did not simply resolve the obvious error, but instead gave me the run-around, sending me to other people and not resolving the issue, wasting not only my money, but hours of my time.Reviewed Jun 12 2021
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Pros:On airport which is easy to get toCons:They overcharge they told me my rental would be $242.56 I ended up paying $512.34. What a rip off.Reviewed Jun 8 2021
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Cons:Poor customer service overcharged for car. Car was dirty.Reviewed Jun 7 2021
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Pros:Got charged extra because they didn’t have cars and I showed up an hour early for the rental. The extra for an “upgrade” was a smelly, dirty optima - scared to see what the level down was. Also, the price quoted on kayak was only 50% of the actual price- got charged so much extra for taxes and fees.Reviewed Jun 7 2021
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Payless car rentals near San Diego Airport

3355 Admiral Boland Way, Payless car rentals


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00


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