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Coronado car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Coronado

  • Car rentals in Coronado offer freedom to explore pristine beaches and iconic landmarks. Drive to Coronado Beach for sun-soaked relaxation or visit the historic Hotel del Coronado. With a rental, effortlessly reach the Coronado Bridge, connecting to San Diego's attractions like the San Diego Zoo. Enjoy convenience and accessibility while experiencing the region's beauty and attractions.
  • Coronado car rentals are available at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Upon arrival, head to the Rental Car Center, situated at 3355 Admiral Boland Way. From the airport terminals, use the shuttle service to access the center on the lower level of Terminal 1 or the second floor of Terminal 2. Various reputable rental agencies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz, are conveniently located here, providing a seamless process for acquiring a rental car. Enjoy your drive to Coronado and explore its captivating attractions with the convenience of an airport car rental.
  • When driving car rentals in Coronado, remember to stay patient and cautious due to occasional heavy traffic, especially during rush hours. Local drivers generally adhere to traffic laws, but some might display assertive driving habits. It is also important to remember that car seat laws in Coronado, California, require children under 8 years old or less than 4'9" tall to be secured in an appropriate child restraint system. It's crucial to follow state regulations for child safety while driving. Exploring attractions like the beach and Hotel del Coronado is easier with a rental, but remain vigilant and respectful while navigating the city's roads.
  • Using car rentals in Coronado can present challenges, particularly during peak hours from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Traffic congestion is common on the Coronado Bridge, connecting to downtown San Diego, and on Orange Avenue, the main thoroughfare. Limited parking can be an issue near popular attractions like Coronado Beach and Hotel del Coronado. Navigating narrow streets and finding available parking spaces may require patience. To avoid delays, plan trips outside of rush hours when exploring Coronado's scenic beauty and attractions to make your experience more enjoyable.
  • Book your car hire in Coronado at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Coronado are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Coronado

  • What is the best car hire company in Coronado?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Coronado are Hertz (7,5, 113 reviews), Dollar (6,5, 102 reviews), and Thrifty (6,3, 120 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Coronado?

    The average price of fuel in Coronado is R69,99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R840 and R1 120, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Coronado?

    Standard (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Coronado.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Coronado?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Coronado?

    A Standard car hire in Coronado costs R776 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Coronado?

    A Special car hire in Coronado costs R930 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Coronado?

    An Intermediate car hire in Coronado costs R536 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for renting in Coronado?

    Consider renting a comfortable and compact car when renting in Coronado, CA. The city features mostly flat terrain and well-maintained roads, suitable for smaller vehicles that can navigate narrow streets and find parking with ease. A sedan or compact SUV is ideal, offering a balance of comfort and maneuverability. These vehicles can efficiently explore the city's attractions, from the stunning beaches to historic landmarks like the Hotel del Coronado. Prioritize fuel efficiency and agility to enjoy a seamless driving experience while discovering the charm of Coronado's streets and destinations.

  • What’s the speed limit in Coronado?

    In Coronado, the speed limits vary depending on the type of road and location. Generally, residential areas and downtown streets have speed limits of around 25 to 30 mph. Some main roads may have limits of 35 to 40 mph. On the Coronado Bridge, the speed limit is typically 45 mph. Always watch for posted speed limit signs and be aware of any changes to ensure safe and legal driving while enjoying the picturesque surroundings of Coronado, CA.

  • What are the best places to park in Coronado?

    There are several convenient parking options for drivers in Coronado. At the Coronado Beach, you'll find ample parking lots near the shoreline. Near Orange Avenue, the main street, there are metered parking spaces and public lots. The Ferry Landing Marketplace provides free parking and a stunning view of downtown San Diego. Hotel del Coronado offers valet parking or self-parking in its lots. Additionally, consider using parking apps to locate available spaces. During busy times, arriving early can secure better parking spots. Remember to review parking regulations and times to ensure a smooth experience while exploring Coronado's attractions.

Coronado car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

27 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Coronado

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1 Park Blvd

+1 619 696 5000

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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1323 Orange Avenue

+1 619 522 6111

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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900 F St Ste 167

+1 619 696 5000

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup from the airport

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Service was satisfactory. No problems

2,0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Got to San Diego airport to get our car we pre rented. They said that the reservation was for down town. There was no easy way to get to the down town location. I only requested airport locations. You did not make that clear on the location. We had to pay $55 more than you quoted. Very Frustrated and disappointing. Not a good way to start a vacation. Howard

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Had to cancel due to inclement weather.

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Without a choice or notification, Kayak decided to provide a rental car off campus from the airport my family was flying into. After an Uber ride to the downtown location separate from the airport location and shuttle services we obtained our car. If it wasn't for an unseasonable downpour my family wouldn't be so sour or wet from this inconvenience. Fare warning to package offers from Kayak. Make sure you know the airport address before taking the deal. Enterprise rentals made it right by the inconvenience of the services of Kayak by waiving the return of the car to a different location on our departure.

9,2 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Top-down motoring. Great service at the F St location.

Cons:

Outward visibility is seriously limited with the top up, which it was most of the time because SD was suffering through a nasty heat wave. It's a very large car in a city of very narrow parking places. Combine that with long doors, and you have a recipe for difficult ingress/egress.

1 out of 6

Sixt

7,4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Coronado

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Delivery/Collection Service

+1 858 764 9338

Monday10:00 - 17:00
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

4,0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Coronado

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150 W Broadway

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Hertz

No score available yet

Best rated

2 locations in Coronado

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1 Market Place

+1 619 702 4524

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 619 767 5700

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4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had a rough time getting my car. We booked Hertz from Santa Ana to San Diego. I had the same reservation in both car rental locations. But I had to pay an upgrade in San Diego. I was also charged 4x my quoted price which was annoying. I don’t recommend the San Diego Airport Hertz for your car rental. It seemed shady.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Customer service agent at the counter was excellent and had good customer service. Vehicle was very good and enjoyed the rental experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Agent was friendly and efficient. Vehicle was clean and worked well

2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Unfortunately the truck was not cleaned very well. Peanut shells were found throughout the cabin and it was clear someone had smoked cigarettes prior.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
1) there were no vehicles available upon arrival. I waited and other customers ran over and jumped line. The attendants weren’t staying around long enough to regulate. 2) the vehicle was smoked in, I tried to reach out to customer service over the phone and the rep did not take my info or care. It smelled horrible but I couldn’t wait for another vehicle since there were none and needed to leave. Horrible!

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Very efficient, especially for how late at night we got in. Also very easy to return the car.

1 out of 48

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Coronado

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 866 434 2226

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Thursday00:00 - 00:0006:00 - 23:59
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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Pickup at SAN was a nightmare. Dollar gave me online checkin and it still took about 57 minutes to get my car and exit the rental area. They were understaffed, ignorant of the process, and inefficient.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I prob would have preferred the car size I reserved. I was upgraded to a bigger car which was fine but a bit cumbersome. I also would have preferred clarity upfront on how toll roads with no toll booths would be handled.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I took over 70 minutes waiting in line to pick up the car. Ridiculous. Never again.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

A hertz employee ended up helping us because the line was so long

Cons:

Horrible experience. Will never rent from dollar again.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable, clean and drove easily - lousy mileage, but we got the sense that Californians dont care much, given the number of gas guzzlers we saw on the road at over $4.00/gal in most service stations - mixed in with Tesla's and Prius's. Odd contrast.

Cons:

All good with exception of Drop-Off. Unclear directions in the final stretch of the exercise (needed to turn up a lane in the garage that was hidden behind other cars). No staff present and when a fellow eventually showed up, he did not check the car, just told us to leave the keys in the car and all else would be dealt with - whatever that means - if there is any disagreement on gas (we filled up), damage (there was none), etc., how would one verify it after the fact?

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

I reserved a Nissan Pathfinder only to show up and get a Kia Sorrento. 6 people with luggage will not fit in a Kia. We had to pay a lot extra to get a Ford Expedition because they didn't have a Nissan or any SUV similar. The guy was really nice and gave us a discount for having to upgrade. I don't appreciate paying for one vehicle on this site only to show up having to pay hundreds more for a vehicle that will actually work. I will never book through here again.

1 out of 75

Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Coronado

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3355 Admiral Boland Way

+1 877 283 0898

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Inside the car was a mold

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Was not charged the same and the return was totally incorrect. Also I mentioned I have car insurance and still had it charged. How can you fix this

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The wait in line was long. There could have been more customer service agents.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
We arrived to a line of 100 people and they had run out of cars so we didn’t get one.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
1 person at the dollar/thrifty counter for 20 people in line. After travelling all day and then having to tale an airport shuttle.to a.counter who's line is out the door with only one person working is highly disappointing. The wait to move was awful. I have pictures and a video to share of this absolutely pathetic situation

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was my 1st time renting an electric car. It was nice that was an option.

1 out of 84

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Coronado

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7137

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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4000 Coronado Bay Road

+1 619 498 0783

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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6,0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
It was the fastest I was in and out of a rental office. The individual working at the drop off in Palm Springs was really nice. I can't tell you how disappointed I was that the type of car I reserved was not there since I made the reservation ahead of time.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I booked something $103 and ended up paying $355

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff both in San Diego and San Jose, very helpful.

6,4 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Offer wasn’t clear location did not include transportation from to airport, so had to eat that cost separately obliterating any savings discount. Also access to parking garage failed and office did not open at posted start time so had no help to drop off after sneaking into garage on piggyback of a condo resident, then had to park in avis shuttle slot since avis section of garage was locked closed by a chained gate.

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Close to the airport so very convenient.

Cons:

Address drops you on the other side of the building.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, friendly

1 out of 9

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Coronado

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1670 Kettner Boulevard Suite 1

+1 619 231 7162

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It was fantastic.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I was very disappointed. I went to rental location and was told that my debit card could not be used for payment. I asked to use apple pay and that was a big fat no. I returned home and picked up a credit card and went back to rental location and they were closed at noon. The $26 I paid for insurance was not refunded. When I lift the location I should have been informed that they close at noon on Sunday, I told the customer service representative that I would be coming back with a credit card,

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Nice staff

2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
I said I’d pick-up at 5:00 PM. We arrived at 5:20 PM slowed by heavy traffic and the office was closed!! Very disappointed! Could not pickup next day, Had to leave San Diego at 6:00 AM!

2,0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
My plane was late coming in so I missed my reservation. Budget would not honor my reservation rate the next morning bc they said I was outside my grace period. Very unprofessional. Will not do business with them in the future.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Made 5 pm reservation and no one there to pick up car. Contacted service was no help as hung up on me 2 times and never called back and wasn’t able to help as tried to transfer to airport at almost 3 x the price and didn’t responsibility for car not available at time requested. They didn’t contact me at number to come earlier if they were not going to be there.

1 out of 3

Orange County Van Rental

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One location in Coronado

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225 North Harbor Drive

+1 888 452 8267

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1370 travellers who hired a car in Coronado gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Pick-up locationCoronado
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