Santa Maria Car Hire

Santa Maria Car Hire

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Pick-up location Santa Maria
Hire locations 7
Airport locations 5

Santa Maria car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
9,0 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Santa Maria
Avis
Locations in Santa Maria
3249 Skyway Drive
+1 805 922 4533
  • 9.0
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Apr 7 2016
Pros: Great mileage, good handling
Cons: Not alot od headroom
10,0 Excellent
Mar 13 2017
Great Experience
Pros: Leslie is Santa Maria was very sweet & conscientious. The front end process was seamless.
Cons: Even though the return at "Avis LAX" is off-airport, whomever is managing that operation, has it down!! It was speedy & the shuttle returned me to LAX in minutes!
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 24 2016
Pros: Ok.
Cons: No problems
10,0 Excellent
Sep 14 2016
Pros: I got pick the car, smelled good, clear, good service
10,0 Excellent
Nov 10 2016
Pros: Staff was friendly, quick and efficient.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 15 2017
Pretty good
Pros: I loved the car and the pick up
10,0 Excellent
Nov 8 2017
Good value!
Pros: Easy to pick up the rental car. Great facility. Helpful staff.
Cons: There is nothing I didn't like about my experience.
8,0 Excellent
Mar 29 2018
Pros: Same as previous .
10,0 Excellent
May 9 2018
Best Avis experience ever
Pros: The SMX employees know how to do their job and it’s doesnt take 4 employees to make one booking.
Cons: The fact that I had to deal with LAX Avis in the first place.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 20 2019
Pros: Everything was easy on both ends
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 2
Hertz
6,8 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Maria
Hertz
Locations in Santa Maria
1211 Citation Court
+1 805 928 4409
3249 Skyway Drive
+1 805 928 4409
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Mar 21 2017
Very satisfied
Pros: They were very helpful. Received and upgrade. Clean car. New car. I liked Nissan carsn
Cons: Returning the car. I wanted to keep it
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 2 2017
Horrible
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Service
10,0 Excellent
Sep 20 2017
I received a free upgrade
Pros: Things went perfectly.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Nov 8 2017
Easy return.
Pros: Quick and easy return. No problem at all with the drop off.
Cons: I have no complaints. Everything was easy from start to finish.
8,8 Excellent
Mar 12 2018
Easy pick up
Pros: Online rental, car was ready to go. Minimal paperwork with no wait. Exactly what I wanted.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 5 2018
Pros: THE CAR WAS PERFECT
Cons: NOTHING, IT WAS PERFECT
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 20 2019
Pros: NOTHING AT ALL. HERTZ CALLED ME 1 HOUR BEFORE I WAS SCHEDULED TO PICK UP THE RENTAL AND TOLD ME THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY CARS. THEY MADE NO ATTEMPT TO ASSIST ME IN LOCATING ANOTHER RENTAL AND WERE JUST VERY COLD AND UNCARING.
Cons: EVERYTHING.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 23 2019
Pros: Nothing. Horrible experience. I received a call at 840am about my 9am car rental stating that they overbooked vehicles and that they would not have my vehicle at all. No apology or offer for another vehicle. They said all vehicles were rented and tough luck and this was the "manager" who called me.
Cons: Communication. Why call 20 minutes before a reservation to say no vehicles and cancelled. Don't book it in the first place. Again, horrible service and no apology or alternatives offered by Hertz.
Rated no. 3
Budget
6,8 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Maria
Budget
Locations in Santa Maria
1730 South Broadway
+1 805 922 2158
3249 Terminal Drive
+1 805 922 3113
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8,4 Excellent
May 8 2016
Cons: Complications with pickup and drop off. Also it was expensive.
2,0 Mediocre
May 31 2016
Cons: This is not relevant since i had did not rent a car from Budget after all.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 29 2016
Pros: They were closing up when I arrived and they took time to process me in.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 15 2017
Car Camping
Pros: A few thousand miles and plenty of sleep in the back seat. Was perfect size for me considering I'm a kinda short. A nice tent on wheels. Worked out great for a couple of weeks.
Cons: When the windows fogged up and No tinted windows, that was the difficult part.
8,8 Excellent
Feb 16 2018
Santa Maria Budget
Pros: Rental unit (minivan) was near-new. Rode smoothly and quietly and accelerated well. Good fuel economy. Suited our purpose perfectly. Staff in the office were friendly and helpful. Check-in at the end was quick. We would rent from this location again.
Cons: Check-out took a bit more time than we anticipated as the office did not have the rental unit onsite. A staff member went to the airport and picked it up in a timely fashion.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 28 2018
Pros: Staff was curious, got a better car than expected.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 22 2018
No customer service lack of knowledge
Cons: What a joke.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 8 2017
So simple, so fast, so easy
Pros: Thank you so much!
4,4 Okay
Mar 13 2017
The car smelled terrible. The smell of smoke never
Pros: The vehicle was wonderful. Economic, smooth The guy in front was good. Polite Picking up and dropping off was pretty good.
Cons: My son has asthma and the smell of smoke was horrible. We opened the window, turned the air, bought deodorants and nothing helped. It was just the smell inside the car.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 29 2017
Poor service
Cons: Called in advance to see if I could pick the car up a couple hours early. Was told the car was ready. Three hours later I arrive and the car wasn't ready. My card wasn't working, so I had to go to the bank to transfer money around to a different bank. I asked the woman how long she would hold the rental for. She said an hour. I said I would go down the street to the bank and be back in twenty minutes. I come back and she is gone. In the end I was limited on time so I had to rent from a different counter/company.
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
6,0 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Maria
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Maria
1738 S Broadway
+1 805 349 9552
3249 Terminal Drive, Ste 114
+1 805 352 1016
  • 5.7
  • 6.0
  • 6.9
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 23 2018
Unethical
Cons: My booking was for 1 day returning before 4pm Saturday night. I dropped off my car at 3pm. Less than 24 hours after renting. My rental should be equal or less than initially agreed upon charge. Location decided to close earlier than advertised business hours. My rental agreement specifically noted location hours as 4pm. Since location was closed at 3pm, I proceeded to drop off car keys in designated area as indicated. I also followed up with a call early morning ensuring all was received and bill was concluded. I was informed that renting location is charging me almost double of originally agreed upon amount. This is unacceptable and unethical and I refuse to condone this kind of business. I need to be charged fee similar to my price estimate.
9,6 Excellent
Jan 4 2019
Excellent service all the time
Pros: Was able to get comparable car to what I reserved. Super friendly staff.
Cons: Came damaged. Though it was out of their control.
6,4 Good
May 7 2019
Pros: the staff was nice it was high traffic time at the store not enough help long wait .
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 29 2019
Cons: They are not at the Santa Maria Airport and did not answer the phone when I called. Enterprise should be taken iff the list. However, the woman at Hertz was very nice and helped me get a car.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 14 2019
Pros: Woman at sjc was very sweet and the process was very fast.
4,0 Okay
Oct 25 2016
Pros: that there was car available
Cons: the salesman behind the counter super rude
8,0 Excellent
Feb 20 2017
Pros: The friendliness of the customer service rep.
Cons: It was a really small car but fuel efficient
37 travellers who hired a car in Santa Maria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,4

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Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Santa Maria are Enterprise (8,5, 12820 reviews), Avis (7,6, 2270 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 4187 reviews).

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