Book Budget hire cars in Santa Maria

Santa Maria, CA, United States
Sep 26 — Oct 3
Santa Maria, CA, United States
Sun 26/9
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Sun 3/10
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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 Maria

Overall rating6.1 GoodBased on 19 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Comfort
6.8
Overall
6.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.8
Value for money
6.0

Recent reviews

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2.0
Pros:Nothing. I thought the car was going to break down the entire time.Cons:Smelly car with malfunctionReviewed Sep 19 2020
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9.2
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.Reviewed Jul 2 2020
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2.0
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 sideReviewed Mar 29 2021
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2.0
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. -Reviewed Feb 8 2021
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8.0
Pros:PriceCons:The screen was broken when we got into the rental and the drop off process was unclear when we got back to airportReviewed May 3 2021
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4.0
Pros:That I got a car.Cons:You could have had a car ready for me at the time that I reserved it. And the car smelled terribly of smoke. So awful!!!! I will try to avoid renting through budget going forward!!Reviewed Jun 16 2021
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10.0
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.Reviewed May 20 2021
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:Staff was rude and did not save a car for me even though I had a reservation scheduled. When I called to confirm my reservation they left me on hold until I actually arrived at the rental car location to tell me that they did not save my car I reserved. The worst experience ever will not be using budget againReviewed Jun 22 2021
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2.0
Poor serviceCons:Called in advance to see if I could pick the car up a couple hours early. Was told the car was ready. Three hours later I arrive and the car wasn't ready. My card wasn't working, so I had to go to the bank to transfer money around to a different bank. I asked the woman how long she would hold the rental for. She said an hour. I said I would go down the street to the bank and be back in twenty minutes. I come back and she is gone. In the end I was limited on time so I had to rent from a different counter/company.Reviewed Jul 29 2017
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10.0
Car CampingPros:A few thousand miles and plenty of sleep in the back seat. Was perfect size for me considering I'm a kinda short. A nice tent on wheels. Worked out great for a couple of weeks.Cons:When the windows fogged up and No tinted windows, that was the difficult part.Reviewed Jul 15 2017
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8.4
Cons:Complications with pickup and drop off. Also it was expensive.Reviewed May 8 2016
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4.4
The car smelled terrible. The smell of smoke neverPros:The vehicle was wonderful. Economic, smooth The guy in front was good. Polite Picking up and dropping off was pretty good.Cons:My son has asthma and the smell of smoke was horrible. We opened the window, turned the air, bought deodorants and nothing helped. It was just the smell inside the car.Reviewed Mar 13 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Santa Maria?

1730 South Broadway, Budget car hires

Address

1730 South Broadway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 805 922 2158

Address

3249 Terminal Drive

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 805 922 3113

Good to know

Most popular location

3249 Terminal Drive

Most popular car type

Full-size

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Santa Maria

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Santa Maria.

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

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