San Marcos car hire

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San Marcos, CA, United States
1 Jul — 8 Jul
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San Marcos, CA, United States
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San Marcos car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.2

Excellent

40 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in San Marcos

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Locations in San Marcos

1545 La Mirada Drive

+1 760 471 1419

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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1700 Auto Parkplace

+1 760 206 7752

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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665 Metcalf St

+1 760 747 1612

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
We reserved a Mid size SUV and they gave us a Buick Concord. They said it was as big as a sheep Cherokee and it is clearly Smaller. We were traveling cross country and were very cramped for Space. Even had to leave things behind to be shipped later. Looking up the Jeep, it’s 10.5 to 11 inches longer, 2 inches wider and 1 inch taller.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The van was amazing. The service was excellent and timely. The office is very clean. Hardly any wait.

Cons:

Hard to find a street parking returning the van. Some assigned parking would help.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff

Cons:

More parking at the pick up/ drop off location.

3.6 Mediocre

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was directed to the wrong pick up location which was difficult to find and was closed. Upon calling Hertz for information and waiting for 20 minutes the individual I spoke with had poor command of the English language and gave me incorrect information. I found the alternate pick up location and was charged approximately $38 more than the quoted amount for the rental. Have yet to be refunded my security deposit. Wondering if all this is due to Hertz bankruptcy.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly and never felt pushed for add ons

Cons:

Parking is terrible. Had to park 2 blocks away to return rental.

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

No waiting, cost was as advertised. Took photos to protect us from damage inside and out.

1 out of 10

Avis

10.0

Excellent

17 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

10.0

One location in San Marcos

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2040 Auto Park Way

+1 760 432 2019

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Great price and the car was great for the long trip

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was excellent

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, they were helpful, efficient, & friendly, no bs.

Cons:

Can’t think of anything.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful; dropoff easy.

Cons:

Nothing

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis confirmed my pick-up time, but they decided to close early. Leaving me and my family stranded. Avis support said to go to San Diego airport??? Hour plus south of where we were going. Got a Taxi to LA instead. Never again Avis :(.

7.2 Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up agent recorded a full tank of gas when the car actually had a half tank. Agent at drop off disputed this and customer service were originally unwilling to credit me, but came around when I became frustrated. A hiccup I could have done without, but many thanks to the customer service agent on the phone for sorting.

1 out of 5

Budget

5.5

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.5

One location in San Marcos

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2040 Auto Park Way

+1 760 480 7406

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Make my reservation at earlier time

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, drop off easy

9.2 Excellent

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and out was fast, car in good condition

Cons:

Car was not washed which made the view out the back window difficult

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a nice upgrade. Pricing is very competitive. Pick-up costed a bit more time than anticipated; drop off was within 1 minute! Very good overall.

Cons:

One person doing paperwork while a line is waiting.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Maybe check their inventory and make sure they have the car I'm asking for before confirming my booking. Duh

2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Couldn't get the car because apparently the original reservation had the wrong date on it. It allowed me to reserve again on the correct date even tho they didn't have the level of car I was trying to reserve. They also wouldn't upgrade me to something else suitable for the same price. When I tried to cancel the reservation, the web site wouldn't allow it so I rented elsewhere since they can't charge me anyway.

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Make my reservation at earlier time

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, drop off easy

9.2 Excellent

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Check in and out was fast, car in good condition

Cons:

Car was not washed which made the view out the back window difficult

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a nice upgrade. Pricing is very competitive. Pick-up costed a bit more time than anticipated; drop off was within 1 minute! Very good overall.

Cons:

One person doing paperwork while a line is waiting.

1 out of 2

Enterprise

2.0

Mediocre

11 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in San Marcos

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175 W. Washington

+1 760 480 6998

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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260 S Las Posas Rd

+1 760 591 4120

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. The staff was rude. They did not have a car fir me

9.6 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Daniel at the San Marcos location was so helpful and personable. If everyone at Enterprise is like him, I will continue to use them when I need to rent a car in the future.

Cons:

Nothing. Great experience.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location! Quick Service! Warm Staff! Excellent selection!

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was Perfect! Comfortable and Nice

Cons:

It was pricey!

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. The staff was rude. They did not have a car fir me

9.6 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Daniel at the San Marcos location was so helpful and personable. If everyone at Enterprise is like him, I will continue to use them when I need to rent a car in the future.

Cons:

Nothing. Great experience.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient location! Quick Service! Warm Staff! Excellent selection!

7.6 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was Perfect! Comfortable and Nice

Cons:

It was pricey!

1 out of 2

A Plus Car & Truck

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Marcos

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2517 S. Santa Fe Ave. Ste. #1

760-633-3552

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Rent-4-Less

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Marcos

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1830 Hacienda Drive

(760) 940 9120

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Marcos

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515 West 4th Avenue

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77 travellers who hired a car in San Marcos gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in San Marcos

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Car rental insurance in San Marcos

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some San Marcos car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in San Marcos.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San Marcos car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in San Marcos

  • Book your car hire in San Marcos at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in San Marcos are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

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