Escondido Car Hire

Escondido Car Hire

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Pick-up location Escondido
Hire locations 8

Escondido car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
budget
Best rated
9,6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Escondido
Budget
Locations in Escondido
245 North Andreasen Drive
+1 760 480 7406
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Feb 17 2016
Good experience
Pros: Got a nice upgrade. Pricing is very competitive. Pick-up costed a bit more time than anticipated; drop off was within 1 minute! Very good overall.
Cons: One person doing paperwork while a line is waiting.
9,2 Excellent
Mar 28 2016
Good experience and value
Pros: Check in and out was fast, car in good condition
Cons: Car was not washed which made the view out the back window difficult
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8,9 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Escondido
Enterprise
Locations in Escondido
175 W. Washington
+1 760 480 6998
1956 Auto Park Way
+1 760 480 1404
  • 8.7
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 8.4
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
May 30 2019
Pros: The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.
Cons: I can't think of anything. This is the way a rental car agency should always work.
8,4 Excellent
Dec 28 2016
Great prompt service but missed a couple key thing
Pros: Great car, picked me up, everyone is very polite. Unintentional insurance charge was refunded upon my request.
Cons: I was charged for the insurance when I did not sign up for it, and when I mentioned having to Uber somewhere from the Enterprise location, nobody mentioned they could just drop me off until my ride was there!
8,8 Excellent
Dec 29 2016
Car rental the way it should be... Or better :-)
Pros: After making the reservation online in my name, my husband was able to pick it up without me, no problem (state law here in CA says spouses can do stuff like that). He said the process was very smooth, only 2 issues being that 1. They were super busy (day after Christmas) so he had to wait quite awhile for them to bring out the car, and 2. They gave it to us with only half a tank of gas. They marked it appropriately on the papers, but I have never had that happen before, anywhere. Nonetheless the car was the model we requested online, clean and without issues, and it performed flawlessly. Then upon return, we had a very pleasant surprise: Enterprise said that we were a bit early and actually qualified to knock off a day from our reservation! I have never had THAT happen before either! Really appreciated their cuatomer-furst philosophy, and despite previously being only an Avid/Budget customer, this experience has definitely opened me up to other rental agencies. :-)
10,0 Excellent
Dec 29 2016
Great customer service
Pros: I was stuck in line behind several problem customers, that took up A LOT OF TIME. As a reward for my patience and a little Xmas present, they upgraded me from a bottom-of-the-line tiny car to a massive SUV for no additional costs. It was such a huge help having the extra room for our luggage and Xmas gifts.
Cons: The office was observing holiday hours that were not reflected on Kayak. My reservation was for noon but the office was closing at noon on Xmas eve. I was the second to last customer served and JUST made it on time. There were people after me who also had reservations for noon and were turned away. Kayak should keep up to date with special office hours.
6,0 Good
Dec 30 2016
Nice, a bit pushy.
Pros: The individual who rented me the car was polite and helpful, but was too pushy for me to get their insurance. He spent 15 minutes trying to convince me to get even the basic package. Also, when we filled our car up for the first time we noticed it only filled to 3/4 of a tank and wouldn't take anymore. Not sure if this was a faulty gas Guage or what the situation was.
8,0 Excellent
Jan 3 2017
Rental met expectations
Pros: There were no surprises, no presssure for upgrade or add ons. Reservation was done a day in advance and there were vehicles available to pick.
10,0 Excellent
Apr 11 2017
Smooth transactions
Pros: Everything's was smooth. I got there they were all ready for me. It took me less then 2 minutes to do the paper work and in total 5 minutes to get keys and drive away! Thank you ☺️
9,2 Excellent
May 17 2017
Pros: They had trouble locating our reservation, but eventually got it right.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 26 2018
I Always go with Enterprise These Days
Pros: Our service center on Auto Park Way has excellent young men working there who always try to help the customer. Each experience with them has been a good one. In particular, I reserve with Adam there and he is very friendly and helpful to customers. I will use enterprise again in the future which is quite often due to my business.
Cons: I resrrve with Adam there and he is very friendly and helpful to customers. I will use enterprise again in the future which is quite often due to my business. In fact, I have a reservation in Michigan this coming week. Thank you.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 5 2018
Pros: There were lot of people to help me and all of them were friendly and had a very good customer service. Clean office. Convinient.
Cons: No shuttle service on Satuday.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
7,4 Good (15 reviews)
2 locations in Escondido
Hertz
Locations in Escondido
1700 Auto Parkplace
+1 760 206 7752
665 Metcalf St
+1 760 747 1612
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Dec 2 2016
Booked through Kayak and the pricing was a bit con
Pros: Value for the money was great - the car was tiny but did the job!
Cons: Pricing was unclear between booking and pick-up, but then it worked out at drop-off
5,6 Okay
Jan 28 2017
Pros: Pickup an dropoff location was convenient
Cons: Customer Service at Escondido Metclaf location was poor - no greeting, staff appears grumpy and not willing to smile or help clearly explain their rental process.
8,0 Excellent
Aug 12 2018
Great rental
Pros: Metcalf location easy pick up and return great staff good price the Ford fusion we had got 42 miles per gallon
4,0 Okay
May 30 2016
Cons: fan for air conditioning was not working properly. shock absorbers and spring were not up to par
10,0 Excellent
Feb 26 2017
Pros: Booked thru kayak great deal
10,0 Excellent
Apr 12 2017
Escondido Hertz
Pros: Clerks at this location were very helpful, I didn't wait long on pick up or return!
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 18 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Scheduled pickup for time when office is closed, couldn't pickup reservation and had to reschedule with another provider.
7,6 Good
May 23 2017
Pros: Staff was fast and friendly.
Cons: Car needed wash and driver's door had damage
10,0 Excellent
Jul 18 2017
Excellent
Pros: A very smooth ride. I felt like we were riding on pillows. Was surprised how well the gas mileage was for such a big car. Plenty of space for coolers, luggage and etc.
Cons: Neither of the cigarette plugs worked for our cell phone chargers
8,0 Excellent
Oct 3 2017
Excellent service
Pros: The young man who tended to us was excellent with his customer service
Cons: The place was easy to get to from where we were but surrounded by businesses I wouldn't like to be there after sunset
Rated no. 4
Avis
7,1 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Escondido
Avis
Locations in Escondido
245 North Andreasen Drive
+1 760 432 2019
  • 6.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
7,2 Good
Jan 5 2018
Cons: Pick up agent recorded a full tank of gas when the car actually had a half tank. Agent at drop off disputed this and customer service were originally unwilling to credit me, but came around when I became frustrated. A hiccup I could have done without, but many thanks to the customer service agent on the phone for sorting.
4,4 Okay
Oct 26 2015
$13 for no receipt when I filled up tank
Cons: they charged me $13 because I did not have a gas receipt even though I did fill up the tank without getting a receipt.
2,0 Mediocre
Feb 16 2016
Terrible Avis location..RUDE RUDE RUDE
Cons: I reserved a car at 1 pm on Thursday for pickup on Friday morning at 8 am. When I arrived they did not have a car and said they wouldn't have one until 5 PM. Not only did they not have the car I reserved but the " customer service rep" was extremely rude about the situation. He claimed that I should have called to make sure a car was available. I thought that's what the reservation was for?!?
10,0 Excellent
May 7 2016
Pros: Painless
10,0 Excellent
Dec 15 2016
More than I expected. Service was fantastic!!!
Pros: Car was ready upon arrival, no waiting. Customer rep was on it when I walked in and I was out in less than 10 minutes. Check in was just as smooth. Will definitely re-book in July when I return.
Cons: Nothing!
8,0 Excellent
Mar 3 2017
Quick rental
Pros: I had make a quick rental. The car was priced right and the customer service was good.
Cons: The car was not that clean.
2,0 Mediocre
Jan 13 2018
Disaster
Cons: Avis confirmed my pick-up time, but they decided to close early. Leaving me and my family stranded. Avis support said to go to San Diego airport??? Hour plus south of where we were going. Got a Taxi to LA instead. Never again Avis :(.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 19 2019
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful; dropoff easy.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Aug 20 2019
Pros: Yes, they were helpful, efficient, & friendly, no bs.
Cons: Can’t think of anything.
EZ Van
ezrav
1 location in Escondido
EZ Van
Locations in Escondido
796 W Valley Pkwy
+1 866 735 8267
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Escondido
Sunnycars
Locations in Escondido
515 West 4th Avenue
37 travellers who hired a car in Escondido gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

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Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Escondido are Hertz (7,4, 3849 reviews), Enterprise (9,0, 51 reviews), and Alamo (8,0, 1 reviews).

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