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Pick-up location Santa Ana
Hire locations 21
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Santa Ana car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8,7 Excellent (52 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Ana
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Ana
1714 E Mcfadden Ave Ste L
+1 714 541 4862
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 253 9155
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
5,2 Okay
Apr 13 2017
I was charged $115 more than what was booked online
Pros: The car was great, very clean and nice.
Cons: Being told that I would be paying $246.88 and getting charged for $362.10. I plan on disputing this charge on my credit card, totally was bait and switched with the pricing.
8,4 Excellent
Oct 31 2018
Very good value, helpful
Pros: Easy transaction and nice new car.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Sep 28 2016
Awesome service.
Pros: Quick and friendly service at both the Las Vegas (McCarran Airport) and John Wayne (Santa Ana) airport .
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 1 2016
Cons: Good car, condition and service!
9,2 Excellent
Oct 8 2016
Pros: great service, great car, great price, great pickup and drop off
Cons: Car was a bit dinged and didn't seemed washed the next day when we finally saw it in the day.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 14 2016
Pros: Yay!!!
Cons: Boo :(
10,0 Excellent
Nov 14 2016
Great car, price, service.
Pros: Thanks!
10,0 Excellent
Nov 27 2016
Pros: I like everything all service
10,0 Excellent
Jan 12 2017
Pros: Fast and efficient.
9,6 Excellent
Feb 1 2017
very satisfied!
Pros: folks so friendly at check-n/out
Cons: not clear how to open the trunk at first (2 clicks of the key)
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8,6 Excellent (45 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Alamo
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North
+1 888 826 6893
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6,8 Good
Apr 7 2016
Cons: Unable to obtain copies of contract as requested. No one had access to the contract I was under. Still do not have a copy of my contract. This is ridiculous. Legally I should have access to the agreement and did not. Difficulty in obtaining correct information on contract renewals (spent a great deal of time getting mixed information from agents on procedure. Was told I had to bring the car in when in fact I did not have to bring the car in on 3 different occasions). Incorrect information on rental agreement (said that I had a youth driver but did not), returned car in perfect condition but still charging a deductible on credit card and have not been able to resolve yet.
7,2 Good
Oct 7 2016
Pros: same as the previous answer.
Cons: same as the previous answer.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 8 2017
Great bargain
Pros: The price and ease of picking it up and dropping it off was awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect from my "specialty" car, and was very pleased!
Cons: It was all I needed!
10,0 Excellent
Apr 28 2017
Fantastic
Pros: They were great to deal with easy and quick processing collection and drop off
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Oct 19 2015
Fast, efficient, and delightful
Pros: Great price, very fast and efficient on the pick up and drop off, and they gave me a free upgrade without me asking.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 21 2015
Alamo in John Wayne is the Best
Pros: I got a free upgrade and a newer Toyota Avalon An awesome car. Friendly and nice Alamo people. New and cute office.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 25 2015
My lucky day!
Pros: Very friendly. Almost no wait (National agent checked me in). No wait to get the car - and I got a free upgrade. I got the car in 15 minutes and dropped it off with no wait either (like 10 minutes).
10,0 Excellent
Oct 26 2015
Pros: Drop off was painless.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 6 2016
Easy
Pros: Easy drop off
10,0 Excellent
Aug 18 2016
Quite the adventure!
Pros: I got caught behind the Blue Cut Fire and wasn't able to return my car to Ontario. I was stuck on the Hesperia side of the fire and the only escape route was around the north and down the Antelope Valley. Alamo allowed me to return the car to LAX at no additional charge so I could still fly out that same night instead of having to spend the night in Ontario. Also, free XM radio - that was awesome in traffic!
Cons: No bluetooth for connecting my phone's GPS and Pandora :(
Rated no. 3
Budget
6,5 Good (61 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Budget
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way, Suite 73
+1 949 252 6240
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive
+1 714 549 0451
4101 South Main Street
+1 714 957 6501
  • 6.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Jul 5 2016
Pros: Staff very polite & professional
10,0 Excellent
Apr 9 2016
Pros: The car was wonderful.
Cons: We returned the car couple of hours later and we were charged for the whole day
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 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.?
6,0 Good
Jul 24 2016
Only Kia Souls?
Pros: Drop off was quick and easy.
Cons: Reserved a compact, at arrival told the only compacts they keep are Kia Souls--agent offered that these weren't very good cars and I should upgrade to midsize for $5/day. If Kia Souls aren't very good cars, why keep them?
9,2 Excellent
Jan 5 2017
very nice car. line and wait was long during picku
Pros: car and service
Cons: wait during pickup
10,0 Excellent
Jun 2 2017
2 thumbs up
Pros: Quick and easy! Conveniently located at the underground parking below the actual airport terminal!
5,6 Okay
Jul 10 2017
Cons: Long wait on pick-up -- seemed disorganized.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 19 2016
Pros: The rental process was a snap; easy pick-up, easy drop-off. The price was right. The car was great. Thanks, Budget.
5,2 Okay
Jan 25 2016
Pros: The guy at the counter was very helpful. He reimbursed the overcharged balance from the first charged.
10,0 Excellent
May 2 2016
Pros: Great, no problem. Thanks!
Rated no. 4
National
national
8,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Santa Ana
National
Locations in Santa Ana
19051 Airport Way North
+1 888 826 6890
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Nov 23 2015
Pick your car is great
Pros: Love the Pick your car and the no paper work.
Rated no. 5
Avis
7,2 Good (27 reviews)
3 locations in Santa Ana
Avis
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 660 5200
2701 Hotel Terrace Drive
+1 714 708 3485
4101 South Main Street
+1 714 957 6521
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 21 2017
Horrible Experience
Cons: First they didn't have a car that could fit 7 as I reserved. Then it took over an hour to find an option. Then they put us in a passenger van in which we had to wait almost two hours for because the driver didn't see us so someone just parked the van. No one called us or anything so I had to go back into the rental office to ask where it was. That took some more time as they couldn't figure it out. Not the most convenient wait with a two year old. Then on the return they told us to park out back. Only to unload and reload our baggage as that person said we needed to go back to the airport in the van and not a shuttle. And to cap it off I was overcharged $200.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 1 2018
Pros: great price, and great service.
8,0 Excellent
Dec 6 2015
Pros: Very comfortable
Cons: Low mpg
8,0 Excellent
Dec 27 2015
Newport beach
Pros: Nice car. Friendly, helpful attendant at the return
Cons: Didn't care for the attendant at the pick up counter in the airport
6,0 Good
Dec 28 2015
Bait and Switch
Pros: I reserved and paid for a premium car. None were available when I arrived at Avis. Yet they had a different premium car available for more $ per day.
7,6 Good
Jan 23 2016
They did not give same price as booking from Inter
Pros: The use of Kyack has always been good, simple and easy.
Cons: The price I was quoted from Kayack, the person at counter would not honor. Over charge from price quoted.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 28 2016
Great Experience
Pros: Service was wonderful and staff very customer service oriented.
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 16 2016
car all smashed and bad price
Pros: the car was badly damaged and charged me $ 76 because I returned the car 13 minutes later. I found a total lack of sensitivity.
Cons: Return my money and review the cars of care policy, the rear side windows I had to close manually because fought halfway.
4,0 Okay
Aug 24 2016
Had 3 cars in 6 days!
Pros: Given the extraordinarily inconvenient week of rentals with Avis, the best people I ran into were the tow truck driver and the woman who graciously accommodated my fees at the end. (However her manager initially only wanted to offer me Avis CREDIT!)
Cons: My initial rental ended up not having air conditioning (in CA, in August). Due to traffic circumstances I couldn't return the car to my point of origin and had to drive over four hours until I reached an airport that could accommodate a rental exchange. Second car seemed fine, they upgraded my rental class, and I finished my drive that day with air conditioning. I drove that vehicle another 98 miles, over two days. On the road it seized up, with an indicator on the dash about the coolant temp...the car had over heated. Roadside assistance had to be called, and I was towed back to the airport to receive yet another vehicle. The last vehicle did make the journey back to Southern California, though I had my suspicions about the transmission. I have never had an experience like this with any rental company. I opted to lay a bit more to use Avis as I was hoping the name would bring quality. Having cars that are not inspected properly and thoroughly prior to being put on the road is not only inconvenient, but flat out has the potential to the dangerous. I am so disappointed with the Avis experience. And to be offered as an initial "we're sorry for the inconvenience" a $50 Avis voucher is insulting. Thankfully in the end there was an adjustment offered to me, I just wish that it hadn't cost me precious time with my family in the process.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 4 2016
Overall Good Experience
Pros: Easy booking; nice car.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
5,8 Okay (14 reviews)
1 location in Santa Ana
Hertz
Locations in Santa Ana
1614 S Main St
+1 714 541 5822
  • 5.7
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
May 16 2017
Pros: Friendly people. Clean facility. Clean car
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 20 2018
Horrible experience
Pros: They had a car
Cons: No one at the rental place. Waited 30 for only employee working to show up. Car was filthy. Didn't work properly. Reserved a compact for mileage. Gave us a full size because they didn't have any more compacts.
3,2 Mediocre
Aug 7 2016
Messed up reservation
Cons: I had my reservation for Saturday morning at an office that closed at noon and closed on Sundays. I missed my flight due to Southwest's computer snafu so didn't arrive till till Sunday. I wanted to pick up my car on Monday morning. After multiple phone calls, mostly to India (grr) all I could learn was the reservation was automatically cancelled. A new reservation would cost much more $$$. They couldn't guarantee the mini-van I reserved would still be available, etc etc etc. If the office closed right after I was supposed to get my car, of course it's still there! Right? So it would still be there Monday morning, right? Never could talk to a person who could actually understand my reasoning, never mind agree and act on it. Ugh.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 22 2016
Above and beyond
Pros: Turned out my reservation was for an off-airport location, but the reservationist was able to get me car and same low rate at airport.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 13 2016
Kayak and hertz screwed me
Pros: Na
Cons: I booked a car by reserving from SNA/Orange County airport. Upon arrival I learned the reservation was available at some random off-site location. I had to spend 5 times the original cost for a last minute reservation from the airport. Trying to save money cost me WAY more by using katlyak and hertz
6,8 Good
May 26 2017
29 minute courtesy period.....from a time they don't tell you!
Pros: very clean and car in great condition, very professional except for telling me the correct time to drop off
Cons: Scheduled pickup for noon, I asked what time to bring it back and they said they have a half hour grace period, and nothing else. So....I return the car at 12:20pm and they say there is a charge for being late. After 10min of waiting they tell me I returned the car AFTER 12:30. All told, they did not charge me but wasting my time for lack of information and a TWENTY-NINE minute courtesy period?! I've rented cars from at least 5 other places and all have a 1 hour grace period - from the time of the scheduled booking! The supervisor lady said next time they would charge me extra. I told her next time you should share the correct return time before the customer leaves. She didn't even acknowledge this and acted like she did me a favor.
10,0 Excellent
May 30 2017
Great
Pros: friendly service
Cons: no complaints
2,4 Mediocre
Jun 2 2017
Pros: The convenience location of SNA Airport.
Cons: - The incompetence skill set, rudeness, unprofessional attitude of the agent at the counter. - Many customers had to wait for more than 40 minutes to get the car. while the Budget's customers in the neighbor counters had been long gone with their vehicles. - Unorganized, poor managed, hectic facility. Lack of onsite management capability at the pickup location. - The vehicle was not full tanks filled when picked up, but absolutely full when returned. - Totally disappoint experience, considering the Hertz brand.
10,0 Excellent
Jun 30 2017
Excelente service
Pros: Customer service excellent and fare prices
3,2 Mediocre
Jul 29 2017
Need a shuttle
Pros: It was a quick deal to get in and out
Cons: There was no shuttle from the airport. The facility was only 7 min away from the airport and no shuttle I have never been to a rental car facility that is near an airport without a shuttle
Allied
alliedcar
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
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Santa Ana
Sunnycars
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
19051 Airport Way North
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
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
Avr
avr
1 location in Santa Ana
Avr
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
MAGGIORE
maggiore
1 location in Santa Ana
MAGGIORE
Locations in Santa Ana
John Wayne airport
+1 310 645 2100
Midway
midwaycarren
1 location in Santa Ana
Midway
Locations in Santa Ana
Santa Ana Airport
Rent-4-Less
rent4less
1 location in Santa Ana
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Ana
2015 N.Tustin Avenue
(714) 667-0841
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
zeeba
1 location in Santa Ana
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Santa Ana
18601 Airport Way
+1 800 940 9332
200 travellers who hired a car in Santa Ana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,6

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