Costa Mesa Car Hire

Costa Mesa Car Hire

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Pick-up location Costa Mesa
Hire locations 11
Airport locations 4

Costa Mesa car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Fox
Best rated
6,2 Good (84 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Fox
Locations in Costa Mesa
325 E Baker Street
+1 714 874 5322
  • 5.9
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6,4 Good
Dec 20 2016
Almost Not Happy but
Pros: Was assisted by Cynthia who explained many things about my booking after I was handled by someone who was not as enthusiastic to help. Return was easy and simple and the agent was very kind (forgot his name)
Cons: when you come earlier than your booked time, you have to wait. if your flight comes earlier then i was told that I have to wait. again the agent Cynthia who stepped in to help was able to resolve and found a vehicle for me...
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 1 2017
Misleading advert, shocking customer service bordering on fraudulent
Pros: Nothing . Misleading and False advert on Kayak .
Cons: Fox car rental was misleading . Advertising Mercedes when they do not even range the make and model. No intention ever to fulfil what they advertised. Fully paid for upfront and yet demanded another $48 without explanation. Shocking customer service. Never use Fox car rental or Kayak
3,6 Mediocre
Nov 29 2017
Waited for 45+ in line to rent with only two guests ahead of me.
Pros: The car worked well, drop off went smooth.
Cons: I rented from SNA airport off-airport location. It was horrible. Customer service was terrible inside and employees were on their phones and chatting with others about Instagram instead of serving customers in line. Time is money, and I'd rather spend a little more money instead of have them waste my time again.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 30 2015
Pros: I always rent from fox because they are really close to my house. But the people are really friendly.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2016
Excellent Value and Service.
Pros: Service of all employees was excellent. Value was extremely good for a very nice vehicle.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 2 2016
Pros: Customer service price
10,0 Excellent
Aug 23 2016
Great experience
Pros: Inexpensive compared to all others
Cons: Was offsite from SNA but not too bad.
6,4 Good
Sep 8 2016
Longest wait ever for a rental car
Pros: Upgraded to larger car
Cons: Waited 45 minutes to reach counter. Electronic device to pay and sign forms did not work properly , printer did not work $150 deposit has to be paid upfront and was not fully refunded until I complained
4,8 Okay
Sep 25 2016
My first time experience.
Pros: Lackluster customer service. The car was filthy inside.... More like the the whole inside was stained and the car wasn't filled with gas.
4,0 Okay
Sep 27 2016
Pros: Staff was friendsly
Cons: The car was old
Rated no. 2
Budget
9,2 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Budget
Locations in Costa Mesa
1989 Harbor Boulevard
+1 714 557 0532
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
9,6 Excellent
May 30 2016
Very friendly staff, a bit of a wait
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff, would definitely rent here again.
Cons: Only one person in the office checking in / out cars, so any time there's more than 2 people there you might be waiting 30-45+ mins to get checked out.
10,0 Excellent
Dec 4 2016
Pros: No waiting
8,0 Excellent
Mar 9 2019
Pros: Small office in Costa Mesa, CA with no wait to pick up my car!
Cons: Everything went well with my car rental
Rated no. 3
Avis
avis
9,2 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Avis
Locations in Costa Mesa
1989 Harbor Boulevard
+1 949 200 6425
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
9,2 Excellent
Dec 15 2016
Easy and inexpensive
Pros: Easy in and out for pickup.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
hertz
6,2 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Costa Mesa
Hertz
Locations in Costa Mesa
2706 S. Harbor Blvd #a
+1 714 556 4473
3130 Harbor Boulevard
+1 714 434 3721
3130 Harobur Blvd
+1 800 654 3131
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4,4 Okay
Apr 26 2017
Not Great
Pros: Picking up and dropping off was nice and easy.
Cons: Took forever to get somebody to actually help me. The car smelled like vomit Staff was rude
8,0 Excellent
Apr 23 2019
Pros: Friendly and helpful staffs
Cons:
Rated no. 5
Payless
5,7 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Costa Mesa
Payless
Locations in Costa Mesa
325 East Baker Street
+1 310 645 2100
  • 5.8
  • 5.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
4,0 Okay
Nov 5 2015
Not ready for reservation.
Cons: We reserved s convertible. There were none available when we arrived. We had to come back to switch out.
6,0 Good
Dec 14 2015
Payless
Pros: Cheap price and friendly shuttle drivers.
Cons: Car was sort of a beater - lots of scratches, loose trim on the outside, transmission was not smooth.
8,0 Excellent
Sep 28 2016
Nice experience
Pros: Good rental rates
Cons: It was hard to find phone to call for shuttle pickup
6,0 Good
Nov 27 2016
You get what you pay for
Pros: Price was far less than the majors
Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved, so had to switch to a black mini van. Gave me paperwork though for a red economy car, so had to go back and get correct papers. Upon returning can, printer was not working so it took 10 minutes to get a receipt.
3,6 Mediocre
Jan 18 2017
Beater car rentals -- change their name!
Pros: Not much. Slow slow check in. Marginal customer service. Best part? I turned car on early and they gave me money back (2days) That was unexpected but appreciated.
8,0 Excellent
Mar 15 2017
Good value
Pros: Good price
Cons: Not the most polished experience, car was a bit dirty but acceptable.
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 3 2017
Surprised
Cons: Got to the counter and was told a debit card was no good. Payless agent made a call and a third party offered me a rate twice as much as the contract price and a $200 deposit whe I refused they offered another $20 discount. I was insulted and walked away.
6,0 Good
Apr 11 2017
Condition of vehicles below standard
Pros: Excellent price
Cons: First vehicle offered had severely damaged bumper and dented passenger door (through paint to bare metal) which I refused. Took 2nd vehicle, which I then discovered after leaving on trip to AZ had two tires with slow leaks that I had to inflate daily; left front & right rear.
10,0 Excellent
Apr 12 2017
Pros: Angel, our rep was really helpful
Cons: slow service recommend later in the day when not busy
7,6 Good
Apr 25 2017
INEXPENSIVE RENTAL!
Pros: It was cheap, easy to rent, no line, not busy. Away from the airport
Cons: The Kia I had rented smelled like smoke and the car had multiple stains on the interior on all seats.
Enterprise
enterprise
2 locations in Costa Mesa
Enterprise
Locations in Costa Mesa
2036 Harbor Blvd
+1 949 515 7624
2855 Harbor Blvd
+1 714 556 3800
Airport Van
1 location in Costa Mesa
Airport Van
Locations in Costa Mesa
2073 Harbor Blvd
+1 949 485 4747
American Eagle
americaneagle
1 location in Costa Mesa
American Eagle
Locations in Costa Mesa
Lobby Of Travelodge Hotel
(714) 432-1313
101 travellers who hired a car in Costa Mesa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,2

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What is the best car hire agency in Costa Mesa?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Costa Mesa are Enterprise (8,5, 12812 reviews), Avis (7,6, 2243 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 4179 reviews).

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