Car rental at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport

Car rental at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport

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Santa Ana, CA - J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Aug 15 — Aug 22
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Santa Ana, CA - J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
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Cheap car rentals in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport

Economy$26/day
Compact$26/day
Intermediate$27/day
Standard$27/day
Full-size$28/day
Minivan$44/day
Full-size SUV$64/day
Luxury$75/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Standard SUV$28/day
Compact SUV$29/day
Supplier choice$35/day
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Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2017
service was great
6.4 GoodMay 2 2017
No accommadation for drive up customer only for airport customer. I will not use this location again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
car was great but they didn't honour the price at which the car was bonice cari booked it for $46 and some cents(I pre payed for the car)...but when I returned it they charged be $47 and some cent.....although not a big difference in the amount...but still they should honour what they agreed for...its the most basic principle of any business transaction
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2017
FantasticThey were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop offNothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Nice and easyNo problem rental, unlimited millage, flexibility in pick up and drop off locations, excellent employees, great all the way around
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
new clean car that performed welltaxes
7.2 GoodApr 18 2017
The easy way to rent, pick up and drop the car
4.0 OkayApr 11 2017
Car with broken radio and overcharged for GPS unitFord Fusion had a non working entertainment system that they should have known about since nothing was working. return counter was closed at 11pm at airport and car had to be left with no confirmation and next day had to call to get final receipt which showed we had been charged for GPS unit that we did not rent..
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Keys stayed in my pocket lights went off when lockedNeed better windshield wipers
5.6 OkayApr 4 2017
Not cleanGood price, nice new car.Baby food in the cup holders got inside my phone charging port, dirty tissues stuffed in between the seats, crisps and gummy bears all over the place.
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (159 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2022
I reserved BMW X3 online. When I went to the Enterprise and requested to check in, I asked if they have the BMW available, the customer service representative told me yes, they checked me in and charged my card, so she asked me to wait until her colleague comes to help me. When Shalvy came she told me that they don’t have BMW and I should drive Q5 instead. I was really shocked, Q5 was not in good condition, there were a lot of scratches on car. I didn’t have any options, since I must to drive towards San Diego for my daughter’s graduation. I asked for different availability and they charged me 179 instead of 130. It was very frustrating.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2022
Super service @ p/u, easy return
4.0 OkayDec 27 2021
Customer service has a horrible attitude
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
Fast pick up and fast drop off
7.9 GoodJul 11 2021
Rental car rates are ridiculous right now, of course. Enterprise has a confused situation at LAX that could use better signage, and also a bit of confusion on pickup at SNA. Service was very good, but ditch the up sell. Get me in and out as fast as possible.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2020
Nice car and friendly service.Price could be less.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2020
The staff at the rental counter and the auto check out were very friendly and professional. It could not have been simpler.They probably say the same thing every time there is a new customer, but I would suggest they take a little bit of time explaining the charges when renting a car. The masks don't help, but also the fact that I don't rent cars very often makes it important to explain it fully.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Drop off was very easy, just pulled up and got checked in and wasn’t far from my terminal. Also it was cheaper than getting one not at the airport.I got there really late at night and two attendants were busy for quite awhile. Only one girl at the counter. She ran into a couple snags and anyway it was 20 min before I was greeted...but well taken care of after.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
The car we wanted wasn't there so they upgraded us to something better. Very nice guy who helped us!
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2020
Staff members were very helpful at all times. We picked up a vehicle that was just slightly too tall for the garage at the place we were staying. We brought the vehicle back the next morning and traded for a size smaller and the representative was most gracious and efficient. Very good rental experience across the board.
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Rated #3
Dollar
7.9 Good (361 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Dollar
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 12 2022
Made a reservation and they didn’t save us our SUV! Terrible!!! What’s the point of a reservation if I can’t reserve it?!?!?! Cannot do anything for us because we booked third party! Or at least that’s their excuse!!! Will never go with Dollar again!!!
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2022
Charged me an extra hour when I dropped off the car within 24 hrs
6.0 GoodApr 23 2022
There was a difference between the price when I booked on Kayak and what I was sent from their 'partner' for the rental (Priceline - that price was a bit higher), but the Kayak price was what I was charged by Dollar. Long wait in line for pick up at the Santa Ana airport, looked like that was the case at the other places too. Service at the counter was good, and I was happy with the car. Car return was very smooth and the staff person there was great.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2022
Car was unavailable at time of pickup for an unknown number of hours (told a minimum of 2 hours). Had to make other arrangements and have not been refunded
4.0 OkayDec 29 2021
This was a particularly busy day with flight cancellations, but the process seemed unnecessarily complicated. Why was there a second line to "check in" to pick up the keys immediately after the main rental process? Also, Dollar customers were definitely ranked below Hertz in the cross-company desk. That's... not a great customer experience. Still, the employees were doing the best they could on a rough day.
8.0 ExcellentDec 15 2021
Really great! Line was not fun at the airport but otherwise was really efficient. Maybe would have preferred a few different vehicle options but they fulfilled the request fine.
4.0 OkayNov 16 2021
Renting online was easy. Picking up from the airport was not pleasant due to the counter service, or lack there of. The hertz/dollar employee was very rude, short, and did not explain any of the charges he was doing. Even when I asked, he responded with attitude. I prepaid for my vehicle knowing that I would have a $55 fee at the counter when I picked up. When he charged my card, he charged an extra $200. Confused by this, I repeatedly asked him what it was for and his response was don’t worry about it. After my 5th request to explain it, he finally said that it was a refundable deposit as he stormed off to grab the key. He then gave us the key and the car that was given to us was one of the very last cars in the row at the furthest point from the check in counter. Other than his rude demeanor, lack of customer service, and overall ill disposition, all other parts of our experience with dollar went well.
3.9 MediocreAug 22 2021
Dollar did not have my car at time of reservation and said it was in another lot that would take at least 20 minutes. 20 minutes later they said they did not have the car at all. The car they offered was smaller and was still expected to pay the same price as the extra large suv that I had rented through kayak. This is not what I payed for and was not able to take all the things I needed to for my sons college move in, which is why I rented the biggest car. I did not have a choice with no other options so I took the smaller suv at the same large suv price. I feel ripped off.
1.9 HorribleAug 16 2021
Waited over two hours to receive a car. Staff was OK to deal with but they did not have enough cars to cover the number of rentals.
5.9 OkayAug 16 2021
The wait for a car when I arrived was over an hour. There were only two employees to handle Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty. Apparently they are all owned by the same company? Regardless, they need to staff that counter better.
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Rated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (185 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 7.8
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2022
Car rental counter is quite a hike from gate C :(
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2022
Mo at SNA Budget hooked it up with an amazing Nissan Maxima Platinum Edition. Great service! Highly recommend!!
2.0 MediocreMay 24 2022
Great staff, cleanliness and straightforward process. Price of vehicle was twice as much as stated on website. Hidden fees.
8.0 ExcellentApr 30 2022
Liked- easy drop off and checkout Dislike- need More agents at pickup windows. Quicker service to get veh. Did get charged for fuel even though tank was filled before drop off. Has since been rectified with customer service.
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2022
Pickup was a mess and once I finally got my car I realized they charged my credit card for 10x what they were supposed to (not representative than what they put on the paperwork that I signed). Spent multiple hours on the phone trying to resolve it and still don’t know if it’s fixed.
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2022
The car pick up was terrible, they did not have the car ready, it wasn’t clean and it required service. The customer service agent was not helpful at all and I would not return to budget in the future.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2022
The car rental office is so convenient in the SNA airport. Our car was clean and nice. The employees were friendly. The only thing that could be improved is the time it takes from standing in line to actually driving away in your rental car, but that might be true for any airport car rental agency.
4.0 OkayMar 2 2022
They charged us an extra 10$ day for the 4 runner even though that’s what our reservation was for. Tried to give us a smaller suv first
8.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2022
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2.0 MediocreFeb 8 2022
The wait time was ridiculous 1h 45m just to pick up a pre scheduled reservation. They would not rent me the car because my license was coming apart slightly. Then asked for multiple forms of if including bank statements proving residency. Asked for our flight itinerary even though we scheduled when we would pick up and drop off. Did not receive the full size suv that we paid for. They did credit us two days and offered for us to come get a larger vehicle but we chose to enjoy our trip instead of wasting time coming back to them. Will not use this company again.
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Rated #5
Hertz
7.4 Good (225 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
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  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 27 2022
When picking up the car, received demeaning / condescending treatment from the front desk person. Further, once check-in had been processed, it took more than 20 minutes for the car to be delivered to me.
8.0 ExcellentJul 11 2022
We got a cute little spark. Everything went well and the staff was great!
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2022
Very friendly and accurate. Can't say that anything could have been better. Thank you for making our trip comfortable.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2022
I had to use another company. There customer service was bad
4.0 OkayMay 25 2022
I was late due to a massive accident and needed to call. There was no person to answer only a series of ways telling you to go to their website which is not helpful when driving. So when I arrived they were closed and I had to go back in the morning
2.0 MediocreApr 28 2022
The day I had to leave the car in Downtown Las Vegas CIRCA HLE the attention was terrible. First of all, the instructions on the exact place to return the car are not clear (Wednesday , April 20, 2022). Second, I was there 20 minutes before the time to return the car, but no Hertz agent was at your letter. Since there was no one at the Hertz desk, I called Hertz Customer Service and explained what was happening as I had nowhere to leave car keys. The customer service agents were very nice and told me to leave the keys on the empty desk as the person who was supposed to be there has disappeared. Hours later, around 2:30 pm, the Hertz agent who should have been at his desk called me on my cell phone with a threatening tone and yelled at me asking where the keys were. This agent was very rude and accused me that if I did not find the car key I would be responsible for the total loss of the vehicle, I explained to him what had happened and where I had left the key, besides the Customer Service agent told me that leave the key on his the desk. But the agent to receive the car yelled at me and said that he was going to look for the keys but I was responsible for not finding the keys, he also said that if he found them he would notify me. It is important to mention that everything must be recorded in the flames that I made for customer service. I was very worried, I was near the place where the car was delivered so I went back to talk personally with the rude person who yelled at me on the cell phone but when he arrived he just told me I already found the key. In conclusion it was a terrible day for me, the worst attention I've ever had and I received yelling, also they never confirmed that they received the keys. For him to finish the car when they gave it to me it had a terrible smell. Very bad attention. I would NEVER recommend them.
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
I paid $151.00 for a day. That is expensive. Rate needs to come down
6.0 GoodMar 17 2022
pickup at santa ana airport was bad, in the basement of a garage, line was long
8.0 ExcellentMar 9 2022
Love how easy it was to get on the road. The 30+ minute wait to get the car was challenging. Staff was doing the best they could.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2022
The car had over 60k miles and was very dirty. The person was very rude who rented the car. I was advised by Kayak to request a refund for my double booking from Hertz but he told me the was too busy to assist me.
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Rated #6
Thrifty
7.4 Good (171 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 5 2022
Absolutely loved the car and free upgrade. It was seamless and made our vacation the best!
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2022
We got in very late - almost closing time. They had very few cars left and offered an upgrade to a convertible. They gave us a Ford Mustang. It was a fun car to drive, but not much room for four people and luggage. It was hard to get into and out of. Thank you for the upgrade, but I wouldn't pick a Mustang again if it was offered. Thrifty treated us well - will use again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2022
The SNA rental location is under construction, so there was a considerable line and jenky structural situation. However, the staff were friendly and efficient and we got upgraded, so that part was awesome.
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
45 minute wait OUTSIDE in a VERY long line of 20+ customers and only 2 agents working. Tried to DOWNGRADE me to a smaller car for the same prices.
6.0 GoodOct 21 2021
The car had a bad odor when we picked it up, and a stain on the passenger seat, I didn’t want to sit on it.
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
The Thrifty desk had about a 45 minute line before speaking to the representative at the rental desk. When I did finally reach the rental desk, I was told they did not have my reservation on file, and so did not honor the reservation. Even after I spoke with Priceline and they confirmed the reservation number, the Thrifty desk representative did not recognize an open reservation. Even if they had, they said they were unable to fill the reservation for approximate 1-2 hours because they did not have cars available at that time. I was left without an alternative, had to order a Lyft ride and rent at an off-site location under a different provider. I am waiting for confirmation of refund for the original reservation. Bad experience on many levels.
1.9 HorribleAug 20 2021
There were no cars available when I went to pick up my rental. I was told there would be a 2 hour wait. I should not have been able to make a reservation at all if nothing would be available. Then the agent said I could pay a huge up charge for a different vehicle if I didn’t want to wait. I only needed the car for less than a day and I was in a huge hurry so unfortunately I had no choice but to pay the upgrade fee. I’ve never had to pay an upgrade fee with any other rental company when they didn’t have the car I requested. Thrifty owes me a refund. I’ll never rent with them again.
1.9 HorribleAug 14 2021
Couldn’t even rent the car since they only accept credit cards, not debit, which is such a stupid policy.... no other options offered, online or in person same BS.
1.9 HorribleAug 14 2021
Terrible experience. The car wasn’t ready and there were no answers, no one with ability to discuss how to rectify the issue, no one to discuss reimbursement. The worker had zero ability to help in the situation. In every way possible, I will attempt to never use Thrifty again.
7.9 GoodJul 29 2021
Was given options to pick a vehicle but wasn’t the one advertised. Also the vehicle we picked had a few ants inside probably from previous rental. Overall it was okay, the rental did what a rental does, get you around.
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Rated #7
Economy Rent a Car
6.4 Good (126 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 6.8
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 4 2022
Car was nice, service was nice. Just beware that they charge $30/day for insurance and have a 100mi/day limit.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2022
They have a shuttle that will drop you off directly at the airport after your rental and the wait time is very minimal.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
excellent customer service. Staff seemed very appreciative of our business, will recommend to others. Shuttle driver was especially helpful & nice.
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Nothing. Great value and great service!
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2021
I never got the car. The car rental place was closed by the time I tried getting the car. I had to rent else where for my trip.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2021
Staff was great. ease of return. good dependable car at good price.Came at about 7:00 in the evening and took a while to get the shuttle from the car rental center to the Economy car rental location. May need better staffing in the evenings and nights.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 7 2021
Staff friendly. Efficient service. Straight to the point.
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2021
Drop off was fast, got lyft ride back to house took 5 minutes to get there. Great rental price
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2020
Very nice and professional stuff.They should put a sign on their office.
8.4 ExcellentOct 3 2020
Staff was great car was clean and I had no problems with itI would have liked to have known that I needed to call for a pickup to the rental agency from the rental terminal
Rated #8
Fox
6.1 Good (322 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Fox
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 6
  • 6.4
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  • 6.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
The staff outside in the lot was very helpful and friendly.Car could have been a bit cleaner
8.0 ExcellentMar 9 2021
Check in was a little long due to no other representatives being on desk.
2.0 MediocreMar 7 2021
Very bad customer service only 3-4 people are working inside and outside long wait my car was not ready on timeCustomer service
2.0 MediocreMar 4 2021
Waited well over an hour for the car to get cleaned before I picked it up, making me very late for a couple meetings. The checkout counter was also incredibly slow, with no urgency shown by the staff.
8.0 ExcellentMar 2 2021
Car was excellent and a very good value.Pick-up and drop off were slow and drawn out. Stood by for 15 minutes waiting to check out while one agent worked and two others walked in and out without a word. Finally someone noticed me standing there and said someone would soon help me. Another 5 mintes with no attention!
2.0 MediocreFeb 25 2021
Nothing.They canceled my rental AFTER i called them and emailed them that i was arriving late due to flight cancellations and wearher. When i arrived the next morning the counter guy said my trip was canceled and theres nothing i can do about it. I want a refund.
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2021
NothingThe car should have been ready prior pick up.
4.0 OkayFeb 2 2021
Pick up was not coordinated properly. Cars were not available. After 1st assigned car and waiting 30 minutes for it to be cleaned, turned out that the car had tags that had been expired since December and could not be issued. Then waited another 30 minutes for them to find a new car. The start to finish process took 1.5 hours before I finally told them I just need a car and don’t care if it’s not been cleaned
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
Customer service was absolutely terrible
2.0 MediocreJan 25 2021
The charge a 500 deposit on top of the rentals price
Rated #9
Avis
7.7 Good (73 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
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  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2022
Pick-up was fine and initially the car seemed fine, then it started leaking gas the first time we tried to fill the tank, when we only two hours from home, and it took Avis 5 hours to get us into a new car, leaving us stranded in a parking lot in Phoenix, AZ with no bathroom from 9pm to midnight, and then waiting at PHX airport for another two hours to get a car. In the end they offered us almost no apologies, a tiny 50.00 dollar discount, and turned what should have been a straightforward 7-8 hour car ride into a 13 hour ordeal, which meant I ended up being awake for close to 24 hours. And to top it off, they didn't extend our rental period so after finally getting home and to sleep at 5am (I should have been home by about 11pm and in bed shortly after if all had gone well) I had to wake up a few hours later to go return the car and avoid the fees for a late return.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2022
Everything went smoothly.
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2021
Confusing atmosphere, some staff were un- informative, and rushed my process. Added lots of hidden fees and over priced my rental. Would not recommend. Please double check and take your time going over everything, ask question about everything because they will scam you. Especially if they see you are a younger looking person. Horrible service.
6.0 GoodDec 12 2021
The car is not start up every morning, not after 2 hours of driving.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
Check out line of about 20 people and only one agent. Close to 1 hour in line.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2021
The guy at the counter was very helpful and provided great customer service.
7.9 GoodAug 4 2021
Pickup @ Santa Ana Airport: Only one attendant at desk to serve more than 10 customers in line! Poor management of resources during the weekend busy travel time! Liked: free upgrade to better car Dropoff @ Santa Ana Airport: Direction for car drop off inside the Rental parking floor could be better - it was very confusing in the last part before parking the car! Signs were pointing in wrong directions causing confusion!! Liked: quick check-out procedure!
2.4 MediocreFeb 24 2020
Upgraded me to a larger car because they didn't have what I wanted in stock then billed me for it. Will never do business with this company again.
4.0 OkayJan 28 2019
The way Inwas treated at drop off. Also the extra charges that they tried to charge - filled up gas tank with receipt across st and they tried to charge me 20 extra then a drop off fee, and extra taxes after drop off. Dont think I will rent from them again. Bad experience dont honor what employees say
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2018
great price, and great service.
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Rated #10
Silvercar
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Silvercar
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
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Rated #11
Airport Van
9.2 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Airport Van
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 8.6
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 22 2018
Closed at 12 on weekendsNot muchWas not informed of a $25 after hours drop off fee, or a $50 different drop off location fee. Was not informed that Costa Mesa closed before scheduled drop off time, and that drop off subsequently was at airport. I needed special instructions for the airport drop off.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2018
Great Job Frank and Staff.Great Customer Service From All the Staff.
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2017
Love it
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2017
Great van at the best price we could findI would not hesitate to use this company again, and when we go back to this area I will definitely look here first for my rental van. The staff members we encountered were friendly and attentive. When we lost a cell phone Milton the General Manager personally attended to having it overnight shipped back to us, and Raphael, the one who found the phone in our returned van, searched the entire van to find it, which was no easy task because the phone was black on a black mat and under a seat.This isn't the rental company's fault, but the city imposes a restriction upon rental pickups, so they have to go to a special parking lot, and I wasn't aware of this.
10.0 ExcellentJan 19 2017
So pleasantWe worried after reading some reviews, but this rental company was awesome. Friendly service from pick up, to drop off. Quick, clean, and total steal! The van was clean and ran beautifully. If you rent to experience a brand new car with all the bells and whistles, this won't suit you. But we loved it and hope others give them a try.It was a little unclear what we needed to do once we got to the airport and even the airport info people hadn't heard of the company. Perhaps a bit more explicit instructions on how to get a ride to the rental facility would help.
9.2 ExcellentJan 9 2017
Best bang for your buckI needed a van to carry 8 people (including 3 car seats with kids) and renting a kia sedona from here did the job! Great people, fast service, and overall a pleasant experience.Since it's a smaller, outside-of-the-airport shop, the rentals are a bit older and sometimes worn-down. (i.e. color stained but clean seats) No odor problems or anything like that, but you can tell when you get a van that someone used for camping/ snowboarding. Regardless, the price and service makes up for all of that!
8.8 ExcellentDec 16 2016
the value. You get a large van cheaper then the car.
9.6 ExcellentNov 17 2016
Great people to work withThe drop off and pickup team were great to work with. Very helpful staff. The van ran great and had some serious get up and go. Pretty painless experience.I would like to see some newer and higher quality car seats. The van was a little dinged up, but ran fine. It was clean, but it wasn't spotless if that makes sense.
Rated #12
National
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
National
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 8.6
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  • 8.6
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8.0 ExcellentNov 23 2015
Pick your car is greatLove the Pick your car and the no paper work.
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Rated #13
Payless
6.5 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
Payless
Locations in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2017
Never got the car. In fact, was swindled and lied to when picking up the vehicle, was told they had no more cars to rent out because they were tired and didn't want to help anymore people since they were closing. Instead they lied to us and then put us on a shuttle to go find a car at Avis in the airport and said they would refund the difference. Well now I am disputing the charge because they lied to me and said they don't honor reimbursing the difference because they are not affiliated with Avis when the representative at Payless said they were. STOP offering deals to pick up rentals from Payless in Costa Mesa.
7.6 GoodApr 25 2017
INEXPENSIVE RENTAL!It was cheap, easy to rent, no line, not busy. Away from the airportThe Kia I had rented smelled like smoke and the car had multiple stains on the interior on all seats.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2017
Angel, our rep was really helpfulslow service recommend later in the day when not busy
6.0 GoodApr 11 2017
Condition of vehicles below standardExcellent priceFirst vehicle offered had severely damaged bumper and dented passenger door (through paint to bare metal) which I refused. Took 2nd vehicle, which I then discovered after leaving on trip to AZ had two tires with slow leaks that I had to inflate daily; left front & right rear.
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2017
SurprisedGot to the counter and was told a debit card was no good. Payless agent made a call and a third party offered me a rate twice as much as the contract price and a $200 deposit whe I refused they offered another $20 discount. I was insulted and walked away.
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2017
Good valueGood priceNot the most polished experience, car was a bit dirty but acceptable.
3.6 MediocreJan 18 2017
Beater car rentals -- change their name!Not much. Slow slow check in. Marginal customer service. Best part? I turned car on early and they gave me money back (2days) That was unexpected but appreciated.
6.0 GoodNov 27 2016
You get what you pay forPrice was far less than the majorsDidn't have the car I reserved, so had to switch to a black mini van. Gave me paperwork though for a red economy car, so had to go back and get correct papers. Upon returning can, printer was not working so it took 10 minutes to get a receipt.
8.0 ExcellentSep 28 2016
Nice experienceGood rental ratesIt was hard to find phone to call for shuttle pickup
6.0 GoodDec 14 2015
PaylessCheap price and friendly shuttle drivers.Car was sort of a beater - lots of scratches, loose trim on the outside, transmission was not smooth.
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U-Save
5.6 Okay (16 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport
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2.0 MediocreJul 7 2022
The agent was unfriendly when assisting both pick up and drop off. He was rushing me that the drop off is closing soon. I felt unwelcomed in the beginning as well. On the other hand, my car was in a good shape. The model was pretty new and gas efficient.
4.0 OkayJun 18 2022
The car was stale and overall just didn’t feel clean. I ended up getting a compact car even though I reserved a mid-size. The customer service at the pick up and drop off was not friendly. They felt like the police. Even with the low price, I will not be renting from USave again.
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2022
They didn't take debit card or cash or a card over the phone and had to drive me back to the airport and I had to pay more money for a car somewhere else and I was late to an appointment becasue of this.
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2022
Very kind people working there, and great value for the car! You have to take a free shuttle to and from the airport to the location, but they made it easy to figure out and it was well worth the money saved!
4.0 OkayJun 1 2022
The car was in terrible condition & sounded like it was going to break down. Pick up was a poor process. Will never rent from them again.
2.0 MediocreMay 30 2022
This was a terrible experience. I book a vehicle that apparently was not available at the time I requested due to the rental office being closed. Nowhere in the booking was I told about the closure time. Upon landing at the airport I had to frantically book through another company because the office was closed. Furthermore when I called the office they picked up (even though closed) but hung up on me twice as I was asking for them to cancel my request. This was amongst the worst customer experiences I've encountered and would highly advise against this company.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2022
Small independent off site business. Located off site in a business center. They provide shuttle service - call for pick up. They closew early - 4:30pm - but you can drop off at the site. However - no shuttle service so you need uber or similar service. Plan accordingly. Easy check in and cherck out. Friendly people - no hassles or game. Better rate than at the airport, and much easier check in and out - no lines !
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2021
Had I been aware that the car pick-up was located off-site from the airport, I would never had chosen this particular rental car company
8.4 ExcellentOct 15 2016
U-Save was great. Its a small operation but they definitely hustle and you get great value for your money.
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2016
Terrible rental car services!Nothing.The people were rude. There were a lot of limitations and not very well communicated through online orders. Deposit fees were very high and they were not very helpful. I would never recommend this car service to anyone! Don't waste your time and money!! Please pick another option!
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1820 travelers who rented a car in Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Most popular agency

Fox

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$63/day

Good deal

$53/day

Top tips for renting a car at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport

  • You can enjoy the convenience of a car rental at Santa Ana John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) without breaking a bank. Shop around the available rental provider at the airport to compare the rates. Check if you are eligible for any discounts or coupons and capitalize on them to save some money. Also, reserve your car early to get the best deals. Nevertheless, most car rental providers at SNA are free to cancel, so you don't have to worry about extra costs.
  • When renting a car at SNA, you will need to have car rental insurance coverage. You may be covered in a variety of ways, so double-check the specifics of your coverage. Typically, your credit card or auto insurance can cover your rental car. If your auto insurance policy doesn't cover rental cars, your car rental provider will provide you with optional auto insurance. Also, confirm with your credit card provider to know how your credit card cover works. If there is a need for extra coverage, you can always purchase it from your car rental provider.
  • There is a good selection of rental cars to fit your itinerary plans and pocket needs. If you are heading out on a cross-state road trip with your family or friends, you can get a rental van from the airport, accommodating up to nine passengers or more. If you seek beach adventure, you can get a convertible car rental at Santa Ana John Wayne/Orange County Airport to enjoy the sunshine during your trip. If you are looking to stay within the city, get a smaller car, preferably an economy car rental, for short trips and easy parking.
  • Returning your car rental at Santa Ana John Wayne/Orange County Airport is not a daunting task. All you need to do is follow the airport signage to the parking structures where the drop-off spot is located. The neighborhood gas station is a must-stop on your trip back to drop off your rental car at SNA. If you don't fill up your gas tank, you'll be charged for a fill-up by your rental provider, which typically charges more than local gas stations. Once you park your rental car at the drop-off spot, inspect it for any additional damages and document them in case of unexpected extra charges.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport for $68 or less
  • Book your rental car at Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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