Book Airport Van car rentals at San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport

San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
27 May — 3 Jun
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA, United States - Carlsbad-Palomar
Fri 27/5
Noon
Fri 3/6
Noon
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Reviews

Overall rating6.4 GoodBased on 1292 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Comfort
6.7
Overall
6.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.9
Value for money
6.6

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4.0
Pros:Drop off was very easy, great daily rateCons:1. Unlimited mileage quoted at Priceline reservation, BIG surprise when at pick mileage cap at 375 miles per day. NO GOOD, we do not like surprises. 2. First van provides had expired license plates, no good to drive out of state. 3. Priceline customer service not helpful on resolving "unlimited" mileage discrepancy.Reviewed 18 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Friendly driver and associate at the storeCons:Communication about shuttle - More associates workingReviewed 15 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:NothingCons:Shuttle took forever to pick us up, car had been smoked in and the replacement they gave us also had been smoked in, car made weird noises and had brake issuesReviewed 1 Jun 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:NOTHINGCons:WORST experience EVER!!! There was supposed to be a shuttle to come pick us up to get the car, NO ONE EVER SHOWED UP, nor did they answer the phone calls for 3 straight hours. They said they are not to be held accountable for any reservations done through a 3rd party website. Had to rebook me all over at a higher rate. Also had the rudest employees. My advice is to be responsible and hire better employees. DON'T RECOMMEND AT ALL. It's a HUGE SCAM and their cars are full of damages.Reviewed 25 May 2021
review frommomondo-kyk-wl
2.0
Pros:They absolutely failed in every way possible.Cons:They did not call nor notify me of my reservation being cancelled by them. When I called after waiting an hour for the shuttle service, they person said they overbooked and there weren’t any shuttles because they didn’t have any cars to rent. No one bothered to call me and I found out after over an hour waiting. I had to book with another last minute reservation with a car rental company. It was much more than I had planned with the cost at AVR.Reviewed 18 May 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:The only positive I can find was the price & the guy at the desk was friendly.Cons:One good piece of info to know is they do not open until 8am. So if you arrive earlier than that you will be waiting. It was very frustrating to wait 45 min for the shuttle driver for AVR. Apparently they only had 1 driver He picked up from one terminal but did not com around to my terminal until 8:45. I rented an SUV & was provided one. However the 1st on I got was very beat up on the outside, on the inside it was dirty, smelled like cigarettes, the steering was loud & pulling. I drove about a mile & brought it back. The 2nd car was almost as bad. It had not been cleaned either inside or out & was beat up really bad with lots of dings & scrapes. It also had a lingering smell of marijuana. Very disappointing but when I looked back at the row of cars it did not seem like I would get anything better so I took it and sanitized it myself. It has not been vacuumed or wiped. I felt like I had borrowed a friends old beat up car instead of paying for a rental. Very disappointing & frustrating. My flight left very early in the morning before they open. So, I was told to drop off my vehicle at another lot then call & leave a message stating where I parked it in the lot. They charge an extra $20 fee for this.Reviewed 18 May 2021
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Stay was friendly and helpful. The process just seemed to take forever. There was only 2 people ahead of me, but it seemed to take 30 min before I got my van.Cons:I was surprised by a $200 required refundable deposit. Minivan was old. With 97,000 plus miles on it. It worked well, I was just surprised. It also had lots of nicks on it, that were noted. At the end of the day, all worked out well. Be aware if you drop off after hours, you will be accessed a $20 charge. For us they closed at 4pm on a Sunday.Reviewed 17 May 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:They simply could have not used a bait and switch tactic on me. I had to resort to contacting my attorney and seeking legal counsel to satisfy the account.Reviewed 7 May 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:The size of banCons:The van not breaking down and us having to buy a battery!Reviewed 20 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:My plane landed at 4:45 pm at Tampa airport. When I came to the car rental office, they told me that they have no cars available. They suggested taking Uber to go to another rental location in Tampa. When I got the recommendation to go to another, it was already 5:25 pm. That location worked only until 5:00 pm. After all, I ended without the car.Cons:It was an ugly and stressful experience. Everything could and should be better.Reviewed 19 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Yes the staff was very friendly and help me in everything thanks.Cons:Everything was great thanks.Reviewed 19 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The staff was very helpful and friendly. The pick up and drop off was fast and easy.Reviewed 19 Apr 2021
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