Book Budget hire cars in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, CA, United States
Sep 30 — Oct 7
Same drop-off
Carlsbad, CA, United States
Fri 30/9
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Fri 7/10
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Carlsbad

Overall rating7.2 GoodBased on 63 reviews
Cleanliness
7.3
Comfort
7.6
Overall
7.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.2
Value for money
7.1

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10.0
Nice make and model.Reviewed Sep 4 2022
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2.0
Tires were worn down Car needs alignment, was banking left. Unexplained 200 charges. Unhelpful agents on the counter Nobody ever picks up on Customer careReviewed Jun 20 2022
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2.0
Absolutely horrendous. I have never rented a car before and they gave me little to no information about the return process. When driving to return the car I called customer service for some clarity on what to do and it was awful. The guy didnt answer a single question I had which were pretty straight forward questions. Instead he kept saying “Mhm mhm good question” and rambled on about nothing I asked. I ended up hanging up because I was getting no where. They charged me $685 to rent the car for 2 days. $300 one way fee was tacked on during drop off because I dropped it off at the airport. I was never informed I couldn’t drop it off at another location. I thought it was a chain and they all shared cars. Terrible terrible terrible!! $685 DOLLARS is absolutely unacceptable for a 2 day rental. I would have dropped it off at the same location I got it had I known prior to returning that I had to, but I couldn’t go back once I arrived at the airport because I would have missed my flight back home! I feel completely taken advantage of.Reviewed May 25 2022
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8.0
I'm not sure I've ever had an experience where you actually get the car you reserve? But pickup in Oceanside was a breeze and it was easy to modify the reservation online.Reviewed Jan 4 2022
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10.0
The Avis/Budget rep at the Haley St location went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of, charged appropriately, and able to make our flight on time. It was much appreciated!Reviewed Oct 28 2021
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10.0
The guys at Oceanside were wonderful! Friendly, courteous, and easy to work with. We were going from Oceanside to Pennsylvania and they made sure the car was in great condition for us. Double checked the oil, gave us a newer vehicle, and made sure we would be comfortable on our long haul. Can't say enough great things about these guys. Would definitely use them again for our next adventure. Thank you!Reviewed Aug 21 2021
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6.0
Pros:That they upgraded us to a truck.Cons:Their list if mid size SUVs are all small size SUVs; total misrepresentation when we made our online reservationsReviewed Jun 16 2021
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2.0
Cons:Rathe was $134 and was changed $356Reviewed May 18 2021
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8.0
Pros:COUNTER GUY WAS FRIENDLY, DROP OFF SUPER EASY AND QUICKCons:ON PICK UP COUNTER GUY WAS VERY BUSY, COULD HAVE USED SECOND PERSONReviewed Apr 1 2021
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6.0
Pros:They upgraded my car.Cons:The car smelled like cigarettes.Reviewed Apr 1 2021
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10.0
Pros:After trying several rental car companies directly without success, Kayak was able to get me several options for my trip. It seems that rental car companies are not overly excited to rent cars for one way, day trips. I needed to travel 200 miles, one way, to pick up my new car. Kayak was able to find cheap rentals with major companies that I just couldn't get directly. Thanks Kayak!Cons:You should have been there earlier! Oh, wait, no that was my fault. Next time I know where I will check first.Reviewed Nov 13 2019
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10.0
Pros:Quick easy drop offReviewed Oct 9 2019
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Carlsbad?

2198 Palomar Airport Road, Budget car hires

Address

2198 Palomar Airport Road

Hours

Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 760 931 2469

Good to know

Most popular location

2198 Palomar Airport Road

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