Book Dollar hire cars in San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States
Oct 3 — Oct 10
San Diego, CA, United States
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Reviews for Dollar in San Diego

Overall rating7.1 GoodBased on 248 reviews
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Cons:We reserved a particular vehicle, but when we arrived we were given a choice of other (lower grade) optionsReviewed Oct 31 2016
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Pros:Staff was niceCons:Super long lines and understaffed team. Reserved a BMW or similar, got a compact Nissan SUV. Kind of a joke reallyReviewed Sep 28 2020
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Pros:Couldn’t rent because of COVID 19Cons:Need refundReviewed Mar 29 2020
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Great Price Until the Hidden FeesPros:The price was too good to be true: $14.95/day rental. For the day and a half, it was originally rented out for a little over $21 plus taxes. They were out of the class of car we rented so they upgraded for free on the spot.Cons:The hidden fees. There were over $20 in extra fees and taxes which made the car cost over $42 upon checking out. We were running late for our flight, so there was not enough time to dispute it. I am not sure who is to blame for the literal doubling of our quoted price: Kayak for quoting an obviously misleading price; Dollar for having a ton of hidden fees, or; me, for actually believing that a rental car could actually be that cheap. I still think it was a great deal, but having the price double as we sprinted for a plane after a wedding left a sour taste in my mouth.Reviewed Sep 11 2016
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The manager was dishonest and deceptive.Cons:The manager tried to upsell me a larger and more expensive SUV telling me our luggage and children would not fit in the "mid size SUV" I rented. I had not yet seen the car. Kayak listed the car as "Toyota RAV 4 or similar" which would have been plenty big. He assured me I would not get a Toyota. When we went to the lot to choose the 2 cars we had rented one was a Toyota RAV 4 and they were both plenty big and exactly as I had expected. He also pushed hard with scare tactics for me to buy the insurance although my own policy covered us. He was pushy and deceptive. He told me he was the manager and I think his name was Jose.Reviewed Jun 11 2016
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Sales ruined expriencePros:overall - the car was exactly as expected.Cons:Completely turned off by our pick up experience. The guy questioned every little choice we made in order to up sell and when we rejected offers, the response was either "you're making a mistake" or a flat our lie. Examples were saying that our compact was smaller than a mini cooper, or that we can only get gas within a 10 mile radius of the drop off location and that we were required to show our receipt as proof when we returned it. by the end of the experience, i was ready to walk away and go next door. also, he made it a point to try and ask personal questions around me and my partners relationship. unnecessary, unprofessional and have no interest in returning to that company.Reviewed May 22 2017
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Pros:I liked that I was able to pick a car from the category that I was assigned. I ended up driving a car that I would consider buying for my teenage daughter that will be getting a car soon. I also liked the ease of returning the car, with just pulling up and being handed a receipt.Cons:I don't like agents (at the counter and at the gate to get out of the garage) trying to upsell me insurance. I have insurance of my own, that covers rental cars. When I denied it online, that should have been the end of it. Also, I wanted to add a driver after leaving the airport, and I was told on the phone that that wasn't possible unless I went in to a Dollar location...that shouldn't be the case...I can give the license number over the phone...what if it had been an emergency and I COULDN'T get into a location to add a driver. This policy should be changed.Reviewed Nov 30 2016
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Pros:Dollar not available at pick up so Hertz did it.Cons:Just drop off car with key in it at San Diego AirportReviewed Jan 9 2021
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Will not book againPros:the priceCons:I did not like that the car photo on my reservation was a convertible but when I got to the counter at dollar they stated that Kayak has the wrong vehicle showing and I could only have a full size. I argued and got nowhere. When I returned the car in LAX the line for the return was down the street effecting my 3pm arrival. Once I parked the car I waited with 20 other people for 15 mins to go over the car with the one agent. I told her I could not wait any more and she told me to leave the key in the car and no worries. I went in to the building to inform the 25 not busy agents inside that she needs help out side and one of the employees said They can handle it, I said I have to go and they said "Adios" and rolled his eyes. I was disgusted with the service.Reviewed Jul 18 2016
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Pros:The car drove nicely. I liked being able to drop it off at a place other than where I picked it up.Cons:Customer service at SAN was bad. After waiting in a long line to complete the paperwork I had to wait in another to get out of the lot. The gentleman, read sarcastically, was very rude and didn't want to hear about the dents and scratched on the car rented to me. He wanted me to take it as is or wait at the back of the line. Only by refusing to move was I allowed to fill out the paperwork. Please hire more people for SAN office.Reviewed Sep 23 2020
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Pros:Tee was super helpful when we rented at the Hertz counter.Reviewed Oct 19 2020
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Pros:YesReviewed Nov 8 2020
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Where can I find Dollar hire cars in San Diego?

3355 Admiral Boland Way, Dollar car hires


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59


+1 866 434 2226

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Top tips for hiring a car from Dollar in San Diego

  • Economy car hires from Dollar in San Diego are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Dollar in San Diego

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Dollar in San Diego.

  • Dollar has 1 car hire location in San Diego. Take a look at our Dollar hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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