Book Budget hire cars in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Sep 23 — Sep 30
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Thu 23/9
Noon
Thu 30/9
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Santa Barbara

Overall rating7.5 GoodBased on 55 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
8.1
Overall
7.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.3
Value for money
7.2

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:The staff in Santa Barbara was very nice and the car (beetle) was absolutely amazing! Super cheap price as well, very satisfied with the rental.Cons:When I arrived at LAX at the drop off I was super scared. I was on my own and arrived at 3 am. The place was like a ghost town, cars with wide open doors but no people and a running bus with not a single person around, it was the set up for a horror movie. I honestly was scared to death to step out of the car and I think you should tell your customers the circumstances of the drop off area because I was more than confused. I also couldn't find the shuttle bus and wandered around the place with my two suitcases until I ended up ordering an uber. Absolutely uncomfortable for a young woman traveling on her own.Reviewed Jun 1 2020
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2.0
Pros:I had a reservation for pick up and the rental desk was closed when I arrived. 3 hours before the official closing time. They told me to come back in the morning but I just canceled it. Completely ruined my plans.Cons:Actually be open when you say you areReviewed Jun 4 2020
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10.0
Pros:YesReviewed Feb 10 2020
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4.0
Cons:They left the airport and we could not pick up our car!! So had to pay an extra high fee to Uber somewhere because of the holidays. Very frustratingReviewed Dec 25 2020
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10.0
Pros:Friendly and helpful staff, pick up and drop off were easy.Cons:Car could’ve been a tiny bit cleaner, but I’m just being extra nit-picky at this point.Reviewed Aug 13 2020
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3.2
Pros:Staff was friendly.Cons:My car could have been available. When I showed up they only had two other vehicles at a much higher rate.Reviewed Sep 1 2020
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2.0
Cons:We reserved a four door sedan. When we arrived at Budget, we were told that we had a Smart Car. There was absolutely NO WAY that we would fit in. Smart Car. We had to pay $20 extra each day to upgrade to a larger vehicle. We paid way more than we would have, if we had just rented directly from car rental.Reviewed Mar 15 2021
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2.0
Pros:Absolutely nothing. The rudest customer service I have ever received. I was told that it was my fault for not planning ahead and for selecting a vehicle that was not available. The representative accused me of doing this intentionally to receiving a car in a different class. I have only ever reserved economy class cars as I rent frequently for work. Some companies have upgraded me, but I’ve never been accused of reserving an inexpensive vehicle with such intent. The representative offered me another vehicle at an additional charge, which I declined as I had expected to receive the car and price I had reserved. I had to make other last minute arrangements to travel to my destination.Cons:I only wish hertz had been open. They know how to treat their customers.Reviewed Dec 6 2020
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10.0
Pros:the staff was very friendly and helpfulReviewed Apr 13 2021
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10.0
Pros:I was surprised with an upgrade to a Ford Bronco, since my vehicle preference wasn’t available. I was in shock because I didn’t think Bronco’s were released yet. It felt like I won the lottery, and I honestly wish I didn’t have to give it back. My daughter also became attached to the Bronco, and she was sad to see it go :(Cons:Experience was great. Thank you so much.Reviewed Mar 30 2021
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8.0
Pros:Pick up and Drop off were easyCons:Was charged $100 for a tank of gas for a Corolla when the tank was already fullReviewed Apr 8 2021
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6.0
Pros:Easy to lease… guy was friendlyCons:The car had a huge dent in front fender and someone had smoked in the car…. When we dropped it off… we told the guy and I marked it on receipt which he threw away so I guess they don’t care about the condition of the car!Reviewed Jun 15 2021
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Santa Barbara?

500 Fowler Road, Budget car hires

Address

500 Fowler Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

Phone

+1 805 964 6792

Address

305 East Haley Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 805 965 1070

Good to know

Most popular location

500 Fowler Road

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Santa Barbara

  • Compact car hires from Budget in Santa Barbara are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Santa Barbara

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Santa Barbara.

  • Budget has 2 car hire locations in Santa Barbara. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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