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Santa Ana, CA
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Pick-up locationSanta Ana
Hire locations27
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Santa Ana car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (114 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 888 826 6893
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2017
Pros: service was great
6.4 GoodMay 2 2017
Cons: No accommadation for drive up customer only for airport customer. I will not use this location again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2017
car was great but they didn't honour the price at which the car was boPros: nice carCons: i booked it for $46 and some cents(I pre payed for the car)...but when I returned it they charged be $47 and some cent.....although not a big difference in the amount...but still they should honour what they agreed for...its the most basic principle of any business transaction
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2017
FantasticPros: They were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop offCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Nice and easyPros: No problem rental, unlimited millage, flexibility in pick up and drop off locations, excellent employees, great all the way around
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2017
Pros: new clean car that performed wellCons: taxes
7.2 GoodApr 18 2017
Pros: The easy way to rent, pick up and drop the car
4.0 OkayApr 11 2017
Car with broken radio and overcharged for GPS unitCons: Ford Fusion had a non working entertainment system that they should have known about since nothing was working. return counter was closed at 11pm at airport and car had to be left with no confirmation and next day had to call to get final receipt which showed we had been charged for GPS unit that we did not rent..
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Pros: Keys stayed in my pocket lights went off when lockedCons: Need better windshield wipers
5.6 OkayApr 4 2017
Not cleanPros: Good price, nice new car.Cons: Baby food in the cup holders got inside my phone charging port, dirty tissues stuffed in between the seats, crisps and gummy bears all over the place.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (164 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana
1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L+1 714 541 4862
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
18601 Airport Way+1 949 253 9155
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2020
Pros: Nice car and friendly service.Cons: Price could be less.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2020
Pros: The staff at the rental counter and the auto check out were very friendly and professional. It could not have been simpler.Cons: They probably say the same thing every time there is a new customer, but I would suggest they take a little bit of time explaining the charges when renting a car. The masks don't help, but also the fact that I don't rent cars very often makes it important to explain it fully.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Pros: Drop off was very easy, just pulled up and got checked in and wasn’t far from my terminal. Also it was cheaper than getting one not at the airport.Cons: I got there really late at night and two attendants were busy for quite awhile. Only one girl at the counter. She ran into a couple snags and anyway it was 20 min before I was greeted...but well taken care of after.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2020
Pros: The car we wanted wasn't there so they upgraded us to something better. Very nice guy who helped us!
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2020
Pros: Staff members were very helpful at all times. We picked up a vehicle that was just slightly too tall for the garage at the place we were staying. We brought the vehicle back the next morning and traded for a size smaller and the representative was most gracious and efficient. Very good rental experience across the board.
2.8 MediocreJul 31 2020
Cons: They didn't have the higher level of car that I signed up for.
9.6 ExcellentJul 29 2020
Pros: Everything was greatCons: Nothing I can think of. It was fast, convenient and smooth
8.0 ExcellentJul 23 2020
Cons: The car stereo was really poor & not what I expected for a premium SUV rental.
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2020
Pros: The staff at both locations made the process extremely simple. They were friend and super cool. I will definitely be returning.Cons: Details on what you need when your rent a vehicle (major credit card)!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Cons: This was the best rental car experience I have had anywhere in the world. And for it to be at an airport gives extra points. The people were great and friendly, the car spotless inside and out, and the drop off took mere minutes. Great pleasure and will definitely use this when I come back to Southern California.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8 Excellent (331 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Dollar
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayDec 29 2020
Cons: The car really smelled bad of weed. I thought if I rolled the windows down it would air out so I took the car but nope. It was so strong and I noted it when I dropped the car back off. I don’t smoke weed so I thought it was horrible. I know it’s legal and I don’t care if people do but I don’t want to drive around all the time smelling it. It was really bad.
4.4 OkayOct 26 2020
Pros: The car was niceCons: The staff, the process, and the end price
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: Easy to make a reservationCons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, most business are trying to help and keep their costumers but Dolar does not. They do not refund money if you cancel a reservation due to COVID. I will not bring my business to them and will make sure to spread the word around.
6.4 GoodOct 12 2020
Cons: We rented a full-size sedan and were offered a “free upgrade“ to a small SUV. It was not an upgrade as it was quite small, smelled terribly of cigarette smoke, and had been driven from PA to CA, as it had Pennsylvania plates, and was rather rickety (did not drive tight). The good news is it got good gas mileage.
2.0 MediocreOct 11 2020
Pros: To make the reservationCons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, this company has chosen to do not refund in the event of a cancellation due to COVID. They do not realize that now days, costumer care is more important than ever, the better the care the best chance that a costumer will do business again with the company. Hence, I will never go back to Dollar and I will make sure to spread the message to anyone I know.
2.0 MediocreOct 11 2020
Cons: In times when the world is facing a pandemic, this company has chosen to do not refund in the event of a cancellation due to COVID. They do not realize that now days, costumer care is more important than ever, the better the care the best chance that a costumer will do business again with the company. Hence, I will never go back to Dollar and I will make sure to spread the message to anyone I know.
7.6 GoodSep 19 2020
Pros: Drop off super easy. At Pick up, personnel a little rushed and a bit On edge, not very friendly.Cons: Above
8.4 ExcellentSep 15 2020
Cons: A closer place
4.0 OkayJul 30 2020
Pros: When I received my rental, I was asked to sign a small document which states I would return the car clean- if not, I would be charged $45. When asked to define “clean”- I was told no sand or dirt in the car. This seemed somewhat fair, but when I got in my car and drove off- I noticed what appeared to me oatmeal in the cup holders, a curly hair on the shifter and dirt on the floor in the back seats. I immediately returned and informed the Fox team that the car was dirty. I was met with an aloof attitude as my keys were taken and the car was cleaned. As I waited for the car to be cleaned- multiple employees- one appearing to be the manager ignored me and made me feel like I was putting them out by asking them for a clean car. I was disappointed in the customer service and quality of product. I would not recommend this company- there are so many other rental companies out there that will give you a deal and treat you like a valued customer.Cons: Customer service!! At least 3 employees (one appeared to be a manager) treated me like I was making their day more difficult by asking for a clean car.
7.6 GoodJun 20 2020
Pros: Car was clean.Cons: The drop-off process didn’t result in the termination of the rental, so I had to call several days later to end it. They did resolve quickly and successfully when I called.
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.6 Good (142 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73+1 949 252 6240
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 549 0451
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6501
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2020
Pros: Pick-up was efficient, and staff was very helpful. Thank you for the mask!Cons: Drop-off was very easy. Parked, handed over keys, received receipt. Done.
9.2 ExcellentAug 22 2020
Pros: The staff were organized, prompt and friendly. The Budget office at SNA was closed and housed temporarily in the Avis office, so there was some confusion and extra time involved. However, all-in-all a good experience.Cons: Sort out the office location.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2020
Pros: clean car. easy pick up and drop off. great experience!!
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2020
Pros: The gal I picked up the car with was amazing, smart and just a pleasure.Cons: Not much good rental experience
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2019
Cons: If the pick up location was closer.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2019
Pros: No. Car was disgusting. Wasn’t cleaned. Ant infestation in back seats and trunk. Couldn’t get customer service to answer to resolve for 2 days.Cons: Everything. I will never use budget again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 27 2019
Cons: Location in garage is a little unorganized as far as checkout. No receipt given at checkout, now have to wait and see if I get an email with a receipt.
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2019
Cons: Budget rental didnt have the vehicle I had to find another location in a different city when I arrived 8 people had been waiting for 30 mins I waited additional 25 mins and when it was finally my turn I couldnt get a vehicle because it's based on credit. Why they accept your money first if o.a.c.?
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2019
Cons: Drop off was ridiculous. Drop off time was 2:00pm but the drop off location closed at 2 PM. Nobody bothered to tell me that beforehand. When i arrived at the drop off location, it was already closed. When i called budget, they insisted that i had to pay to extend the rental for another day. Really??
7.6 GoodJan 3 2019
Santa AnaPros: Upgrade to large SUVCons: Didn’t have minivan available that we had requested. One came in but needed oil change. Rather than wait they upgraded us to SUV that would hold 6 people. Long checkin process and car was not real clean inside. Served the purpose however.
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
7.6 Good (197 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana
1614 S Main St+1 714 541 5822
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
18601 Airport W. North+1 949 224 6700
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 224 9700
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  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 2 2021
Pros: The vehicle was bigger and more luxurious than the one we had booked. We had booked a Nissan Pathfinder and were upgraded to a Chevy Tahoe XLT with leather interior and apple carplay. The employee, Mrs Cibrian at the Hertz in John Wayne Airport was polite, efficient and overall very pleasant to do business with.Cons: The vehicle started off great but after about 30 miles began to make brake noise and the braked began to fade and the vehicle would shake and squeal when coming to a stop.
6.0 GoodDec 28 2020
Pros: Pick up was okCons: Returned car pretty much full tank but needle was marginally under full and they made me go refill it or would charge me $36-40. Wasted time topping it off for $5-6 more which was less than 2 gallons. They be actin petty
2.0 MediocreDec 24 2020
Cons: Car smelled of smoke and cheap perfume. Car was a tin can so poorly made.
6.0 GoodDec 22 2020
Pros: They were fineCons: Lack of staffing
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2020
Pros: The OC Airport staff member was very helpful. The Denver Airport staff member was non-existent. I had to leave the car without being completing the payment portion because there were no Hertz staff in any direction.Cons: See above
10.0 ExcellentDec 20 2020
Pros: Super easy.
8.0 ExcellentDec 8 2020
Pros: Very clean and efficientCons: Got stuck with a mini van even though I reserved a sedan. Not a fun drive but oh well.
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2020
Pros: Inexpensive upgradeCons: Accessibility to rental site
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
Cons: Newer bluetooth
8.0 ExcellentNov 6 2020
Pros: Nice clean car, easy drop off.Cons: Pickup took forever. Short line to pick up but took so long! Not sure why. And once I get as checked in again it took a long time to actually get the car. In total from getting in line to getting the car took an hour. I’m used to other rental companies taking only about 15 minute.
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.9 Good (75 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 949 660 5200
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive+1 714 708 3485
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
4101 South Main Street+1 714 957 6521
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.4 MediocreFeb 24 2020
Cons: Upgraded me to a larger car because they didn't have what I wanted in stock then billed me for it. Will never do business with this company again.
4.0 OkayJan 28 2019
Cons: The way Inwas treated at drop off. Also the extra charges that they tried to charge - filled up gas tank with receipt across st and they tried to charge me 20 extra then a drop off fee, and extra taxes after drop off. Dont think I will rent from them again. Bad experience dont honor what employees say
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2018
Pros: great price, and great service.
10.0 ExcellentDec 9 2017
Pros: How fast the rental and return processing was. Price. Avis very easy to work with, better than Enterprise; they are very uptight. Your people are friendly.
4.0 OkayAug 31 2017
Pros: the size of car was what I requestedCons: staff was rude. finding car rented not easy. Car was filthy and smelled terrible.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2017
Good experiencePros: The staff at both locations were wonderful - my flight was running late on my pickup date and the man at the location (Jason) was really helpful and offered to wait for me if I was close to their closing time - it wasn't necessary since I made it in time, but I truly appreciated his willingness to accommodate me - it definitely relieved some stress and made my travel day much more enjoyable. The car was new and nice and clean.
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2017
Would not use Avis again.Cons: First car would not start. Second car had only a partial tank of gas, a broken center console, and ants. They quoted me a price of $45 and said insurance was $11. When I asked them to remove the insurance they said the price would be $42, so basically they lied. When I returned the car they're charged my credit card $65 instead of $45 without telling me why. And since I had to fill up to a partial tank of gas I ended up accidentally overfilling and so overpaid on gas. Would not use this company again.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2017
Amazing customer servicePros: This location had the best customer service I've ever had at a car rental.Cons: The drop off at LAX took some Extra time waiting in line to check in my car. Amazingly I got through LAX security faster. But neither we're terrible. Just time :)
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2017
Avis Made the Difference - First ClassPros: Avis made the difference between a lost trip an a fun trip. I had travel complications due to some airline issues, and Avis went above and beyond to make my trip great! I landed at a totally different airport than expected, and Avis rolled with the changes, and took care of me. No extra fees for the unused car, and they honored my Kayak.com price at the counter. First class service!Cons: No complaints.
6.0 GoodJul 7 2017
Cons: Car absolutely dirty (inside and outside).
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Rated no. 7
National
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 8.6
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 23 2015
Pick your car is greatPros: Love the Pick your car and the no paper work.
Allied
2 locations in Santa Ana
Allied
Locations in Santa Ana
1333 S Main Street+1 714 835 4990
201 E. MacArthur Blvd.+1 714 850 0900
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Santa Ana
Sunnycars
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
19051 Airport Way North
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Santa Ana
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Thomas F. Riley Terminal, Santa Ana, California+1 949 752 7832
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Avr
1 location in Santa Ana
Avr
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Santa Ana
Easirent
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne Airport-Orange County
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Santa Ana
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North+1 949 636 6426
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MAGGIORE
1 location in Santa Ana
MAGGIORE
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne airport+1 310 645 2100
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Midway
1 location in Santa Ana
Midway
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
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Rent-4-Less
1 location in Santa Ana
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Ana
2015 N.Tustin Avenue(714) 667-0841
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Thrifty
1 location in Santa Ana
Thrifty
Locations in Santa Ana
18601, Airport Way
Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Santa Ana
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
1026 travellers who hired a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Santa Ana are Alamo (8,9, 386 reviews), Enterprise (8,8, 222 reviews), and Avis (7,9, 79 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Santa Ana is R159,97 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 920 and R2 559, depending on the car size.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Sixt, Dollar, Europcar and Thrifty.

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