Book Payless hire cars in San Diego

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Reviews for Payless in San Diego


" was timely and pleasant"(in 182 reviews)
" cosmetically"(in 1903 reviews)
" at pickup."(in 630 reviews)


"The car smoke"(in 169 reviews)
"Will there again."(in 229 reviews)
"Have if booked"(in 2293 reviews)
Overall rating4.5 MediocreBased on 754 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Dealer’s choice will convince you to get an upgrade, the default a 2-door manual crank window car. Other companies at the same price would give you a normal 2015 or newer car. Ended up paying 50% more for the upgrade.Reviewed 16 Jul 2024
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I got a 2020 Hyundai that smells so damp and operates like a 1950 vehicle. It was frustratingReviewed 23 Jun 2024
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Less deposit. Requested refund still haven’t seen it in my bank and it’s almost a week.Reviewed 22 Mar 2024
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I was initially supposed to get my rental for the price of $177 for two days, but by the time I was done at the rental counter, I owed over $400 for the same car and amount of days. The counter agent said this was because of the fees that weren't included on the Kayak quote. This is unacceptable and I won't be using this service again.Reviewed 17 Mar 2024
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Late arriving flight - they closed on us and we had to take a taxi to our hotel which cost us $$$$!!!Reviewed 16 Mar 2024
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There were hidden fees that aren't disclosed on their website at time of booking.Reviewed 19 Feb 2024
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Did not receive my final receipt or confirmation of turn in. Contacted customer service, no response. Very disappointed.Reviewed 22 Jan 2024
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The initial cat they gave me had safety issues that should have been caught with a routine inspection. I had to return the car for another one.Reviewed 20 Jan 2024
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Did not get camray reserved for wedding. Got 88500 mile Nissan Vespa which was dirty inside had manual windows, , manual door locks, no center console, clearly had been repainted at some point. Had dings and scratches, chipped window and too small for my being able to take people around at the wedding… an embarrassment as father of the groom. The car shook at speed Not at all happy in fact if this is the best a K reservation is will not use again for either. I will be contacting management at Payless on this after complaining at counterReviewed 3 Jan 2024
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Scammed me of money and charge that will happen won’t happen- (amount said will be charged per day, was triple the amount per day) don’t rent from them. They are a 1 star on BBB and google and believe itReviewed 31 Dec 2023
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I did not get the car I reserved. They said they do not even have VW jettas. They gave me the crappiest oled tiny car (not a mid size) and refused to do anything when I stated that it is not the kind of car I reserved. They said and I quote, “not our problem, take it up with Kayak.”Reviewed 29 Dec 2023
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Our experience started with a sales person who decided it was worth being dishonest to get us to upgrade. He told us that we were early and that they didn’t have our car ready but we could upgrade and get a car right done in there. When we went up to pick up the car, we noticed the entire garage filled to the gills with cars, tons of which were the original car that we had rented. After we went to the booth and complained the girl, there was very nice and gave us what it is. We had originally ordered a Nissan Sentra and we went on our way.Reviewed 23 Dec 2023
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Where can I find Payless hire cars in San Diego?


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00


+1 619 296 4966

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Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

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Top tips for hiring a car from Payless in San Diego

  • Something that visitors to San Diego should think about when they book Payless car rentals in San Diego is what type of car is going to suit their needs best during their trip. San Diego's attractions include outdoor activities and scenic destinations. Renting an SUV can provide you with extra space and the capability to explore different terrains, such as nearby national parks. To enjoy the fantastic California weather and scenic coastal drives, consider renting a convertible for an open-air driving experience along the Pacific Coast Highway.
  • One reason that so many travelers choose to book Payless car rentals in San Diego is that it offers them access to this company's loyalty program: Payless Perks. This program provides additional savings on Payless's already competitive rates for members of the Payless Perks Club. You also have access to promotions and offers that are available exclusively to Perks Club members, providing you with extra value.
  • When you book Payless car rentals in San Diego, it's important to be aware of the company's cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before your scheduled pick-up time, they will refund the full prepaid amount, deducting a processing fee. However, if you fail to cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before the scheduled pick-up time or if you do not pick up the car as originally planned, the entire prepaid amount will be non-refundable. Please note that returning the vehicle before the initially scheduled return date will not result in a refund of any portion of your payment.
  • Before you start driving your rental after you book Payless car rentals in San Diego, it is good to know that the downtown area, especially during peak tourist season, can experience traffic congestion. Areas around popular attractions like the Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Convention Center may have heavy traffic. When major events such as conventions, concerts, or sports games are held at venues like the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, or the San Diego State University campus, traffic around these areas can be heavily impacted before and after the events.
  • Intermediate car hire from Payless in San Diego are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Payless in San Diego

  • Where are some good places to pick up a Payless car rental in San Diego?

    By far, one of the most popular places to pick up a Payless car rental in San Diego is at the San Diego International Airport (SAN). The reason for this is that so many people arriving in this area will do so by flight, and as such, picking up the rental at the airport lets them quickly get on their way to enjoying their time in San Diego. Even for those travelers who do not plan on arriving by plane, the airport's location right in the heart of the San Diego area makes it a great place to pick up a rental from practically anywhere in the city.

  • What are some of the benefits and amenities of Payless car rental in San Diego?

    Payless typically allows you to add additional drivers to your rental contract for a fee, making it easy for multiple people to share driving responsibilities. You can often arrange one-way rentals, allowing you to pick up a vehicle in San Diego and return it to a different location if needed. You can rent a GPS navigation device to help you find your way around San Diego and the surrounding areas. Payless typically offers child car seats for rent to ensure the safety and comfort of young passengers.

  • Where should I go to park my rental in San Diego?

    San Diego offers on-street metered parking in various neighborhoods and commercial areas. Meter rates can range from $1.25 to $2.50 per hour, and time limits can vary. San Diego has numerous parking garages throughout the city, especially in the downtown area and near popular attractions. Rates typically range from $5 to $15 per hour, with daily maximums between $20 and $40, depending on the location and proximity to attractions. When attending events at venues like the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, or Balboa Park, event parking rates can vary widely but may range from $20 to $40.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Payless in San Diego?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Payless in San Diego.

  • How many car hire locations does Payless have in San Diego?

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

  • Does Payless have a car hire location at the airport: San Diego airport (SAN)?


  • Does Payless offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego airport (SAN)?