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Buellton, CA, United States
Oct 23 — Oct 30
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Buellton, CA, United States
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Buellton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (139 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Alamo
Locations in Buellton
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 16 2021
Despite having a confirmed reservation, there was no cars available to me when I arrived at the counter. I was referred to a competitor at the next door counter where I ended up paying more, but at least I got a car!
5.9 OkayAug 4 2021
My rental car was not clean on the inside or outside. I’m not as concerned with the outside because I understand that’s harder to control, but I expected the inside to be spotless given the current state of the world. Instead, it was dusty, had sticky spots from a spilled beverage (I’m assuming), & dirt footprints throughout the car, such as on the passenger side (where I have not been sitting, or had a passenger). Additionally, there were no disinfecting wipes in the car for me to use to clean, which I’ve received in other rentals during the pandemic, so I had to use the ones I’d packed myself to clean the inside of the car to my comfort. It felt as if the car had just been dropped off by the previous renter, then handed off to me. I know there is a rental car shortage, & cars are in much higher demand right now as travel resumes, but as a renter I would hope that my safety is the highest priority! Adding this on top of what I paid for this rental car, I will not rent from Alamo again.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
I only had a debit card, no notes were given on needing a actual credit card online ( unless you are flying into SB airport lol) but was told that the down town location would take debit. ( which makes no sense.) Desk person would not help call downtown location to see if they had any vehicles like I had reserved at the airport location. Not willing to help. Poor customer service.
8.0 ExcellentMay 28 2021
The woman who helped me with drop off was incredibly helpful
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
They did not have my car available and said they tried to call me, but I never got a call. I needed a 12 person van, so it was not easy to find another one. Thankfully AVIS helped me out at the last minute!
2.0 MediocreDec 7 2020
Vehicle that I reserved was not available when I went go pick up.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2020
I liked the small airport with car pick up right outside the terminal. Very convenient, quick, and simple. Would probably choose a slightly larger car than a Toyota Corolla for four adults.
9.6 ExcellentAug 18 2020
Staff was friendly and efficientCar was a little dirty inside.
9.6 ExcellentJun 26 2020
Easy, fast, and safe.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2020
fast and courteous
Rated no. 2
Budget
7.9 Good (102 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Budget
Locations in Buellton
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2021
The team member in SB was excellent!
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2021
Doug at the desk was so helpful & positive!
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
I got a dirty car. Was told I could upgrade to a Jeep which I didn’t want since i would be spending more on gas. The car was not disinfected or vacuumed. I received it with half a tank and was charged $98 for gas when I returned it. They said I had to call the location of pick up to get price adjusted. I also denied any additional coverage at the time of pick up and they charged me $68 for some random coverage. The service light on the car was on at time of pick up and I was told “it’s no big deal”. I have been calling Budget with no luck on someone picking up the phone. My total should have been no more than $356 but I was charged nearly $546. That’s a $200 difference in “extras”.
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
Easy to lease… guy was friendlyThe 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!
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
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 :(Experience was great. Thank you so much.
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2021
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.
4.0 OkayDec 25 2020
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 frustrating
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2020
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.I only wish hertz had been open. They know how to treat their customers.
3.2 MediocreSep 1 2020
Staff was friendly.My car could have been available. When I showed up they only had two other vehicles at a much higher rate.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Friendly and helpful staff, pick up and drop off were easy.Car could’ve been a tiny bit cleaner, but I’m just being extra nit-picky at this point.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8 Excellent (35 reviews)
3 locations in Buellton
Enterprise
Locations in Buellton
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 12 2021
Drop off was eastvehicle could have been cleaner
4.0 OkayOct 5 2020
The staff was able to point me in the right direction after they recognized their mistake.
9.6 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Gentleman who helped me was professional, courteous and efficient.Only thing that was a VERY MINOR problem was my lack of knowledge that the button to open gas tank cover was located on the car door (had not encountered this in other vehicles).
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2019
Staff was not friendly and they did not have a car for us when we arrived.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Enterprise did not honor my reservation. They make me another reservation under enterprise website and charged me a lot moreEnterprise should not be part of the website or part of the business provided. Terrible company and customer service. Mean managers st chapala st office in Santa Barbara. The agent helping me was great and very kind and helpful. Manager didn’t give a dam abt customers.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2019
Friendly, quick
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2019
No work around offeredCounter accessibilityLack of helpfulness. Didn't honor our pre-booked rental.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2018
FriendlyStaff were helpful and professional
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Representative efficiently corrected a billing error made by the representative in Los Angeles
9.6 ExcellentMar 1 2017
Successful TripThe staff was very friendly, expedient and helpful at picking up and dropping off.
Rated no. 4
National
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
National
Locations in Buellton
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 5
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Buellton
Hertz
Locations in Buellton
  • 8
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentFeb 7 2020
Pick up and drop off was easy, no wait. Car was good enough.The opening time for the office is 7:30, so I had to have the car an extra day to get on the road early. If the office was open at 7:00 would have been better. Also, I had hoped the car was a Mazda 3 because I have considered buying one, but they only had another vehicle.
7.2 GoodOct 9 2019
The staff was great, the vehicle was better than expected and the price was very good.The location was very difficult to find (poor signage) and tucked away from main roads making it harder to get to from the Amtrak bus drop off. Better signs and having a pick up service would have been very helpful.
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2017
Great Local RentalReasonable rate, very helpful staff, great car. Much better than our other local rental company!
8.0 ExcellentSep 20 2017
The agent was good and helpful
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2017
friendly explanationno cd player
6.0 GoodMay 5 2017
The car drove well and had great gas mileageThe car was in horrible shape. Not clean, no gas at time of pick up.
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Avis
Locations in Buellton
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 21 2021
Avis did not have the car I reserved when I arrived even though I called them that my plane was arriving an hour late and they assured me they would honor my reservation. It took an hour before they had a car that was within the size range I reserved and were trying to give me a much larger, uneconomical car. I refused it and they finally gave me a suitable replacement. The car I finally ended up with was great... Hopefully, this is all due to pandemic problems because the price was also triple of what I have paid in the past...
4.0 OkayMay 26 2021
The staff at pickup in Santa Barbara used deceitful tactics to pressure us into paying for an upgrade.
8.4 ExcellentJun 24 2019
Friendly and professional staff.The rental car was not in the space on my card. No car was parked in that space. Luckily there was an attendant in the lot who approached me and found my car, and I did not have to return to the terminal.
2.4 MediocreNov 5 2018
Unfriendly staff / Very Hard to locateI have lieved in SB for 40 years and have driven to the airport many times. I drove past the Avis return 2x before finding it. The parking area is very poorly lit at night and the sinage is terrible. There are no arrows, signs,etc as to where to return the keys, the car, etc. The staff at the Avis desk was most unhelpful. The attendant appeared lazy and like I was bothering her to return the keys. I had the impression I had really interrupted her evening and she had more important things to do than check me out ad take the keys back. Very poor expereince.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2017
the car was easy to drive - good gas milage - very comfortable - service was quick.
8.4 ExcellentMar 13 2017
Hard to find where to drop offShe was nice and sympathetic to my horrible experience with the car, but didn't do much other than to say call LAX and complain.Hard to figure out where to turn the keys in. I could find the lot, but no signs that you need to go into the terminal. It was dark... so if there are signs I didn't see them.
7.2 GoodFeb 14 2016
Not what it seemed - guy plugged in too many extraVan was great, pickup was convenient, price seemed good, Drop-off easySo day rate meant additional charges, including mileage and hours. That wasn't mentioned in the booking online. I bought the insurance through Kayak's site, but the guy said it was useless, should have bought avis insurance and tried to tack it on.
Easirent
1 location in Buellton
Easirent
Locations in Buellton
Recent reviews
302 travellers who hired a car in Buellton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,3

Car hire locations in or near Buellton

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Buellton

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Car hire excess insurance in Buellton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Buellton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Buellton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Buellton car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Buellton

  • Intermediate car hires in Buellton are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Buellton

  • The average price of fuel in Buellton is R52,18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R626 and R835, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Buellton.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Buellton costs R776 per day, on average.