Book Dollar hire cars in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, United States
1 Feb — 8 Feb
Same drop-off
San Francisco, CA, United States
Tue 1/2
Tue 8/2
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Dollar car hire prices in San Francisco

£48/dayPeople carrier
£30/dayCompact SUV
£31/dayIntermediate SUV
£34/dayStandard estate car


" and accommodating."(in 1049 reviews)
"We had a ."(in 361 reviews)
" was friendly and helpful"(in 389 reviews)


"I will dollar again."(in 256 reviews)
"The was bad."(in 326 reviews)
"The conditions were terrible."(in 2963 reviews)

Reviews for Dollar in San Francisco

Overall rating7.4 GoodBased on 661 reviews
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OverchargedPros:Pick up was quick & car was cleanReviewed 1 Jul 2017
review fromkayak
Pros:Nothing.Cons:As we had a different car to the one we paid for we were told we would get any money refunded at the drop off. This didn't happen. The staff at the drop off spoke poor English and no on could tell us where to get our money back. Overall bad experience.Reviewed 30 Oct 2015
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Highway One Anniversary TripCons:My husband and I have been saving and planning for a trip down highway one for a year. We took an uber from the airport to dollar where we were greeted with 25+ people waiting for their car and then also told that they overbooked for convertibles. The man at the counter basically said we were out of look and that they didn't have a convertible or any car available. We demanded to see a manager and went down into the parking garage basement where we were told that no convertibles were available in all of San Francisco. A convertible is the vehicle that we paid for and had planned for and envisioned for our journey down highway one. We did not even receive a phone call or an email letting us know their was a problem. I believe we deserved at least a phone call to apologize and provide assistance in finding another vehicle. The manager did find us an SUV to leave with but it definitely was not the same as a convertible. My husband and I hated starting our anniversary trip with such horrible service. We were very disappointed with this company as a whole. I would not recommend using Dollar to anyone.Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
review fromkayak
Poor servicePros:NothingCons:We booked online, minor issue with pick-up location. It took 3 staff to figure out how to find our booking. I got asked 5 times if my booking was with Dollar despite me showing the booking email on my ipad. I then got asked 3 times if my surname was dollar. When i explained I wanted to shift the pick-up or re-book to the airport, they said they couldn't do it and I had to go, sit down and book it online on my ipad and then come to the desk and they could give me the car...but could not do that for me?!?! Then there was the mysterious 30% tax that only dollar were charging, no other car company charged. We went to another company, were charged less and service was amazing. Will NOT be recommending this company to anyone!Reviewed 22 Nov 2015
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All good until returningCons:Filled the tank before returning vehicle and was told it wasn't full and I would be charged $13.99 since I didn't have a receipt. The tank WAS full so why the charge?!! Ladies were too busy chatting to tend to me so I had to stand there until they were done. They still didn't stop so I began video taping. Had to ask for the manager and explained that I was being overcharged. He adjusted $10 off the bill. Keep in mind, that I asked if I could take the car and top it off but the lady said "no because I already checked it in".Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
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Watch out for the "special" option.Pros:Easy drop off procedureCons:The "special" was actually a compact car. I had unchecked compact car as an option when ordering through Kayak, so I was very disappointed when they tried to give me a compact car, and had to ask for a manager and it took a long time with my wife and young kids waiting. They explained that the "Special" was always whatever car they had the most of...which doesn't really work if it's a compact car and that's NOT what we ordered. Kayak and Dollar need to sort this out so it doesn't happen again.Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
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Could have been betterCons:1- When I tried to alter the length of time that I had the car, they altered the rate quoted stating it would be the same price to rent for 1 day as 3 days. 2-Vehicle needed realignment - wasn't a smooth drive. 3-At drop off, only one attendant present to check in 50 vehicles at the airport requiring renters to leave vehicle without receipt from attendant if they wanted to make their flights. When I requested the attendant check me in so I could make my flight, he started he'd have just email me my receipt which never happened. I had to call in and 4 days later, they still hadn't closed my rental!Reviewed 5 Jun 2017
review fromkayak
Pros:Scheduled a 10:00pm pick up. Arrived before 10. The Dollar counter at SFO was closed, and Dollar left us literally stranded at the airport. Luckily the Avis desk was open, but of course they only had SUV’s available.. so my $130 rental turned into a $200 rental and about an about of lost time at the airport. The receptionist at the Avis desk admitted that they (Avis) and most other employees at the rental car desks will commonly leave early well before the stated hours of operation, stranding people at the airport. I politely told her what I thought of her and took my overpriced “SUV” which turned out to be a Ford Escape.. hardly an SUV.Cons:Everything.Reviewed 9 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
Pros:Everything was great on my trip, the car was brand new 5K miles and I appreciated that they moved me up in SUV size at my request for no extra cost.Cons:The "standard" insurance explanation is designed to make you feel like you better purchase it. If your credit card covers you, as mine does, you don't' need it--you just end up doing a lot of paperwork if you have an accident. OK, but is that worth an extra $120?Reviewed 23 Mar 2017
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Pros:The car was very new and clean. I did not have any difficulty during the pick up or when I was dropping the keys. Overall it was a really good trip.Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
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Great servicePros:I was pleasantly surprised with dollar rent a car. The people at the counter were very nice and helpful. Especially at the check out, Evelyn helped us resolve an issue about overcharge and she immediately removed it from the bill. Big thanks to the helpful employees!Cons:At check in there was a bit of a line, maybe there is a way to help reduce the waiting.Reviewed 16 Aug 2017
review fromkayak
So Easy!Pros:Such an easy process! Booked online, picked up my car within a matter of minutes, and drop off was just as easy. The car incredibly clean. The service at pickup and drop off was also friendly and very helpful. Will definitely use this option next time I travel!Reviewed 6 Apr 2017
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Where can I find Dollar hire cars in San Francisco?

364 O Farrell St, Dollar car hires


364 O Farrell St


Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00


+1 415 771 5302


2500 Mason Street


Monday07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday07:30 - 15:00
Thursday07:30 - 15:00
Friday07:30 - 15:00
Saturday07:30 - 15:00
Sunday07:30 - 15:00


+1 866 434 2226


780 Mcdonnell Rd


Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00


+1 866 434 2226

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