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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Dana Point

  • Dana Point is a coastal city in Orange County, California, with picturesque beaches, parks, and trails. While there are public transportation and ride-share options available, renting cheap car rentals in Dana Point can offer several advantages in this city. Unlike public transportation, which follows fixed schedules and routes, using Dana Point car rentals gives you the freedom to explore Dana Point at your own pace. Some places worth visiting in or around Dana Point that are more accessible if you have a car include Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point Harbor, and San Juan Capistrano.
  • Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) is approximately 25 miles from Dana Point. Rental car offices at SNA are located on-site at the airport and can be accessed via a shuttle that runs every 5 minutes from the terminals. The shuttle pick-up area is outside of baggage claim. Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) is approximately 37 miles from Dana Point. Rental car offices are located on-site at the airport and can be accessed via a shuttle that runs every 7-10 minutes from the terminal. The shuttle pick-up area is outside of baggage claim.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Dana Point can be enjoyable to ensure a safe and pleasant driving experience. You should beware of impatient and aggressive drivers in Dana Point. Due to the city's heavy traffic, drivers may lose their patience and engage in risky maneuvers such as speeding, tailgating, and abrupt lane changes. Bicycles are also a common sight in Dana Point, especially on the Pacific Coast Highway. Drivers should be vigilant and give cyclists plenty of room on the road when driving Dana Point car rentals.
  • Dana Point is a relatively small city, and while there may be some traffic during rush hour, it is not usually a significant issue. Rush hour traffic typically occurs during the morning and evening commute times, from approximately 7:00 am-9:00 am and 4:00 pm-7:00 pm on weekdays. During these times, the most affected roads may be Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Del Prado Ave, and Golden Lantern Road. The weather in Dana Point is typically warm and sunny year-round, with little rain. However, during the winter, there may be occasional rainstorms, which can make the roads slick and potentially hazardous. Drivers should exercise caution when driving cheap car rentals in Dana Point during these times.
  • Book your car hire in Dana Point at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Dana Point are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dana Point

  • How much is the price of fuel in Dana Point?

    The average price of fuel in Dana Point is R70,23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R843 and R1 124, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dana Point?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and Sixt.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz and Sixt.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Dana Point?

    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 Dana Point?

    A Standard car hire in Dana Point costs R1 244 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Dana Point?

    A Special car hire in Dana Point costs R928 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Dana Point?

    An Intermediate car hire in Dana Point costs R1 231 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Dana Point?

    A mid-size SUV would be ideal for driving in Dana Point. These vehicles have enough power to navigate hills and can handle rough terrain with ease. They also provide ample storage space for outdoor gear and luggage, making them a practical choice for those planning to explore the outdoors.

  • What’s the speed limit in Dana Point car rentals?

    The speed limit in Dana Point can vary depending on the type of road and the specific zone. The speed limit in residential areas and business districts is typically 25 mph. In urban areas and non-residential parts of the city, the speed limit is usually 35 mph unless otherwise posted. The speed limit on highways and freeways is typically 65-70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dana Point?

    Dana Point offers several parking options for visitors depending on their needs. Most of the downtown area offers metered parking, including for Dana Point car rentals, which costs around $2/hour. Some parking lots also provide hourly parking rates, which can range from $1 to $3/hour. Daily rates can vary between $10 to $25. Doheny State Beach offers a large parking lot close to the beach with a flat rate of about $15 per day. Street parking in residential areas near the beach is mostly prohibited, so it is important to read the signs before parking to avoid tickets and towing.

Dana Point car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

14 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Dana Point

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Locations in Dana Point

30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b

+1 949 362 9187

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

33161 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 388 3365

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly customer front desk.

Cons:

no complaints others than it's far from the airport and I had to take an Uber...but that's the price you pay for paying less for a rental

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and fair

Cons:

I liked everything. This location and staff is really good!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had no cars available when I arrived, they wouldn't call any other branch to see what was available. Your app would not allowed to cancel the reservation so I couldn't look for another rental company. I had to call around and end up paying double of what I wanted. Horrible experience!

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Wonderful! Service was excellent and the car was spotless … Will definitely rent through Avis again in the future ..

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2022

KAYAK
I was told the insurance would be $30 total when it was really $30 per day extra

1 out of 2

Hertz

7,3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Dana Point

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25135 Park Lantern

+1 949 661 1104

Monday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Friday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Although I was confirmed for a call at noon, when I arrived at the site, the agent advised that no car would arrive until 1pm and that she could not promise that she could fulfill our rental reserve.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing. The agent was great. Fast service. Great car

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off quick and easy.

4,8 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off of the car was easy and I had nuxe customer service.

Cons:

The car was horrible and it was extremely expensive with a lot of hidden fees.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Atvthe last minute had no cars available and couldn’t get one at all.

Cons:

Poor customer service and no opportunity to try to help

2,8 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

DId not have any positives

Cons:

I had reserved a car at the hotel for the next day. When I went to pickup the car they told me they did not have one because they were sold out. ("busy week") They would not provide me any alternatives. I requested that they taxi or Uber me to the next location and they said they could not do that. Horrible customer service. 2 employees at location but neither could do anything to me. Worst case I would have thought they would provide transportation to another location or drive me. But I received nothing and they really did not even apologize for not having the car available. I will not be renting from Hertz anymore. It was just the only option at this location.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Dana Point

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1002 N El Camino Real

+1 949 366 1161

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

26181 Avenida Aeropuerto Ste B

+1 949 487 9075

Monday07:30 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

28112 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 364 6363

Monday07:30 - 12:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:00
Friday07:30 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Staff was great, got me in and out quickly.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was fantastic both at the beginning and at the end of the rental. My husband left his sunglasses in the car and they called within 30 minutes of drop off to tell us. They are fantastic - will definitely rent from them again.

Cons:

Absolutely nothing. They did an above and beyond service. Cheerful, helpful, didn't pressure us for an upgrade but let us make the decision. Very professional and I couldn't be more pleased with the rental experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Every step was super smooth

6,0 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I ended up NOT renting a car. I did mot need the rental.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Unable to locate the car I reserved. Had to settle for a comparable vehicle

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We rented a minivan for a family overnight visit to San Diego.Easy from the start. I was able to park my car at the location which made getting the van and returning SO much easier. Josh was friendly and helpful. Could not have gone better and plan to use them for any car rental needs in the future.

1 out of 7

Budget

No score available yet

3 locations in Dana Point

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28201 Marguerite Pkwy

+1 949 347 0339

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

30242 Crown Valley Parkway 2b

+1 949 249 7826

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

33161 Camino Capistrano

+1 949 429 1646

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Customer service rep at the counter was very pleasant and helpful!

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off was easy and super low-key. No hassle pick-up. Car was in good condition. Reasonable price.

Cons:

Drop-off was intended for Labor Day (Sept 2) but the location (and every other location) was closed. I wasn't aware that I'd be unable to return the vehicle, and have yet to find out if Budget is going to charge us for the extra day despite no heads-up and no alternative drop-off options.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I called Friday afternoon and reserved a mini van for a 24 hour rental and scheduled a noon pick up on Saturday. I received a call at 10 am on Saturday morning from Budget saying they did not have my vehicle. I called customer service, and they found a rental 1/2 hour away in the opposite direction. After negotiating with C.R., they agreed to give me the van for the same price. But, it was too late to find a ride to pick it up. I was very upset.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have the car I paid for

2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a car but was notified the day of my rental that there were no cars available. A rep apparently called to let me know AFTER my reservation time had passed but didn't leave a message. Fortunately, I called to make sure my car would be ready, at which point the rep just told me that they didn't have any cars and to call about store and provided no additional assistance. I spent an hour on the phone ensuring that the guaranteed price would be honored at another location and had to speak to 3 different customer service reps (some of whom were rude) and had to cover the cost of travel to another rental location at the last minute.

7,2 Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient for me.

Cons:

Agent could resolve my reservation amount vs billed amount. I believe AVIS has always handled this if there's a problem.

1 out of 4

Rent-4-Less

No score available yet

One location in Dana Point

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Locations in Dana Point

1645 North El Camino Real

(949) 492-2140

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75 travellers who hired a car in Dana Point gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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