Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego

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Reviews for Economy Rent a Car in San Diego


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The check-in line was long, which is understandable. However, the staff was so uninterested in welcoming people or talking at all. They just seemed like robots processing forms. At drop-off, they tried to suggest damage, which was already there, and mentioned dog hair in the car...which was somewhat offensive because we didn't have a dog in the car. The value, the shuttle to and from, and the car were excellent. Just have nicer employees, and it would be great!Reviewed Jun 18 2024
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I was promised SUV but they didn't have any. They gave me a mini van, I asked for a discount since minivans were cheaper to book than SUVs, I even showed it to him on right there. I demanded an SUV or better but I was not given. The guy did not even apologize for the inconvenience. it was just take it or leave it. I requested to cancel but they said they can't return money. I have to contact Expedia. I didn't even make reservation through Expedia.   There is no shuttle from the airport to Economy Rent a Car. They said I should have received an Uber code but I never did The car was heavily dinged and I was not comfortable taking a car with so many scratches as they could claim I did some of them at return. Thankfully they did not. Still, I had to take extensive videos The gas tank for 3/4 full. How do you return 3/4 full gas tank? So I ended up losing 1/4 gas by returning full gas. Overall, not a good experience. At a minimum the guy could have been polite and considerate...that was the most disappointing part Will likely not rent from Kayak again since there is no way to ensure I'll get the model I pay for and it's not possible to get refundReviewed Jun 17 2024
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Mostly good after I went and Signed paperwork the lady at counter said I receive pic of the damage On the car when I picked it up by email never received them even after 4 calls. The next Morning i saw a lot of scratches all over the car and took my own pic just in case they said I did it. When I dropped the car off they said I would get a emailed copy of receipt after dealing with them and never receive pic I asked for a paper receipt which they did give meReviewed Jun 11 2024
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They reserve 1 car online to get you to their location which is a way away from other car rentals. Then they will not have the car you reserved and charge you a higher price for what you do end up gettingReviewed Jun 1 2024
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They should provide what we booked. I booked a large suv and they only had a small sedan available when I reached.Reviewed Apr 24 2024
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I didn't know that Economy was located outside of the normal rental car center at San Diego Airport. The information was not evident in the confirmation email from Kayak. We took a shuttle from the airport to the rental car center only to find out we needed to go to another location to get our car. We had to take an Uber there afterwards. We were traveling with two small children so this process was stressful.Reviewed Apr 22 2024
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It should be noted that this facility is not at the main pick up for car rentals. With 2 children and heavy car seats the 2 stops to get there were hard plus we had to pay to return car the location closed way before our flight back home. PReviewed Apr 21 2024
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Jackie took care of me and got me into my car quickly with an assist from Fernando who helped from home on his day off. The car was clean and in perfect condition. That's the kind of service I've grown accustomed to from Economy. They work hard to provide great service. Thanks huys.Reviewed Mar 24 2024
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There was an unnoticed clause that said I couldn't get a refund, so when a snowstorm changed flights, I had to pay for the car even though I wasn't in San Diego to drive it. I don't think I'll use Kayak again.Reviewed Mar 20 2024
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Airport transportation (in both directions) was very quick and efficient. Will definitely use Economy again.Reviewed Mar 17 2024
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So soReviewed Feb 29 2024
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Overpriced insurance requirements for local renters.Reviewed Jan 21 2024
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego?


2367 India Street


1025 W Laurel Street


+1 844 557 2837

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Top tips for renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego

  • Economy Rent a Car rental in San Diego, California, is ideal for anyone visiting the city. If you are interested in outdoor recreation, whether you want to go to the beach, the desert, or the mountains, you can find an SUV or an open-air all-terrain vehicle available at Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego. You can opt for a minivan if you want to visit sites such as SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo with the whole family. If you want to keep your trip to San Diego more economical, you can choose a smaller vehicle, such as a compact or economy car. Smaller cars can also make navigating congested southern California freeways easier.
  • You can book several deals through KAYAK that give you free cancellation when you book Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego, California. Many sedans and SUVs available from Economy through KAYAK offer free cancellation, so you don't have to pay anything if you don’t pick up your vehicle.
  • You are in good hands when renting from Economy Rent a Car rental in San Diego, California. San Diego customers rate Economy car rentals the highest for the cleanliness of its vehicles. Customers also give the company excellent ratings for vehicle comfort and value for your money. At Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego, helpful, friendly staff can help you get settled in your rental vehicle so your San Diego adventure can begin.
  • One perk when you book Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego, California, is that you can use a debit card instead of a credit card to secure your rental. However, to use a debit card, you must be able to show a ticket for your return flight leaving San Diego. You must also make a deposit of around $300. Using a debit card instead of a credit card is something you find at only some car rental agencies, making Economy Rent a Car rentals in San Diego a good choice.
  • Standard rental cars from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego are around -42% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego

  • Can I choose the model of the car when I book Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego, California?

    When you make your reservation through KAYAK for any Economy rental car in San Diego, you will select the make and model of the vehicle you want to rent. However, it is possible that the exact model you want will not be available when you arrive to pick up your car. In this case, Economy will do its best to provide you with a similar vehicle.

  • Do I have to pay for roadside services when I rent from Economy Rent a Car car rentals in San Diego, California?

    Economy Rent a Car agencies provide jumpstarts, gas service, and getting locked keys out of cars at no additional charge. For a minimal daily fee that is automatically included in your rental contract, you get the benefit of emergency roadside assistance. If you do not want emergency roadside assistance, you must mention this when you pick up your rental vehicle, so you do not incur that fee on your rental contract.

  • Where can I park my Economy Rent a Car car rental in San Diego, California?

    If you are in the Port of San Diego area, the San Diego hood neighborhoods of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, or National City, you will likely find free parking. This area boasts around 3,000 parking spaces that are free to the public. If you want to park your car in a garage in San Diego, prices generally start around $5 an hour. Metered parking spots on the street cost about $1 per hour. 

  • What is the most popular rental car from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego.

  • How many car rental locations does Economy Rent a Car have in San Diego?

    Economy Rent a Car has 2 rental locations in San Diego. Take a look at our Economy Rent a Car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Economy Rent a Car have a car rental location at the airport: San Diego airport (SAN)?


  • Does Economy Rent a Car offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego airport (SAN)?