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1441 Camino Del Rio S

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
10 out of 10 (3 Reviews)
10 /10
" "Friendliness 100%
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" "Cleanliness 100%
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10 /10
" "Pickup time 100%
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10 /10
" "Overall value 100%
5 out of 5
KristelReviewed on Apr 1, 2019, 12:12 AM
My experience with this supplier was easy, easy, easy. Booked online for a great rate. Picked my car up and was able to finish up at counter in a matter of minutes. My rental was driven over to me and I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Drop off was equally as smooth and customer service was superb.
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2667 Garnet Ave B

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
6.3 out of 10 (6 Reviews)
7.3 /10
" "Friendliness 73%
8.8 /10
" "Cleanliness 88%
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8.3 /10
" "Pickup time 83%
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7.3 /10
" "Overall value 73%
5 out of 5
VickiReviewed on Sep 19, 2019, 8:24 PM
Zack was friendly, efficient, & professional. The car was ready and checkout was easy & quick.
2 out of 5
RossanaReviewed on Apr 14, 2019, 5:53 PM
The company is good but the soul kia car is not comfortable.
1 out of 5
danielReviewed on Mar 27, 2019, 5:51 PM
Awful. I had a trip planned to a conference North of Los Angeles. Called half hour before schedule time to pick up car. Easy informed that they did not have my car I explained I was relying on the car for important seminar. They did not care much. It reflects so badly on and Hertz to be treated so poorly.
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3225 N Harbor Dr

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
7.2 out of 10 (27 Reviews)
7.9 /10
" "Friendliness 79%
8.1 /10
" "Cleanliness 81%
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9.1 /10
" "Pickup time 91%
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7.5 /10
" "Overall value 75%
1 out of 5
DanReviewed on Dec 4, 2019, 12:26 AM
I was told I no longer had a car because my delayed flight caused me to be 90 minutes later than scheduled. The counter staff proceeded to tell me that the car I reserved was going to cost $350 instead of the $219 I reserved it for even when I had a printed copy of my reservation. He ended up giving me a smaller car for the reserved price but this took an extra 45 minutes at the counter. Was NOT HAPPY!!!!
5 out of 5
SallyReviewed on Nov 24, 2019, 10:42 PM
My guys were super nice and helpful! The guy at the desk, can’t remember his name but he is from Florida, and Ali, with the car, we’re both awesome!
2 out of 5
JoannaReviewed on Nov 19, 2019, 4:24 AM
We made reservations in advance online. We arrived at the airport and took the shuttle to the car rental area. There was a line at the rental counter and they had two agents at the counter. We waited for 40 minutes and just as we were the next customer to be served, one of the service reps closed down and we had to wait another 15 minutes to check in. The rep that finally checked us in lied about the price of gas so that we paid for a full tank of gas. He advised us that the gas in San Diego was $4.75 to $5.15 a gallon. In reality we found that most stations were selling regular gasoline for under $3.90 a gallon. We purchased the gas option for over $38.00. We ended up using only 1/4 of the gas we had purchased! Also, we purchased the insurance as we were told that if we were in an at fault accident that our insurance would not pay for the loss of rental fee for our rental car while it was being repaired. I was told by my insurance company that this was not true. Unless the rental car company could prove that the car we rented would have been rented for the entire time it was being repaired, they would not have had to reimburse them for the rental fee. The initial cost per day was $7.50 a day. By the time we were done we ended up paying over $60.00 per day. e.

Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Diego County?
If your trip to San Diego County is all organized but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.You may need to ask your boss for an extra week off, because San Diego County is simply bursting with unmissable attractions. First off, be sure to see San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park. Don’t miss San Diego Zoo and University of San Diego either.You’ll have to rise with the sun if you want to check out all the notable attractions this place has to offer. San Diego City College and Petco Park are non-negotiable. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego shouldn’t be overlooked either.Not far from the city center, Seaport Village is one attraction to consider putting on your to-do list. Waterfront Park and San Diego Air and Space Museum are also nearby and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Diego County?
You’ll want to check out nearby San Clemente City Beach. What’s 55 miles when you’ve got your own set of wheels? The drive there is half the fun! Explore the area beginning with San Clemente Pier, San Clemente State Beach and Casa Romantica. Situated 60 miles away, Salt Creek Beach is another popular destination. If you swing by, make sure you check out Main Beach Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor.
Where are the best beaches near San Diego County?
San Diego County has some picturesque seaside areas, and there’s no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what treasures you can find dotted along the shoreline of one of these popular beaches:

  • Coronado Beach (3 miles away).
  • Gator Beach (3 miles away).
  • Coronado Municipal Beach (4 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near San Diego County?
Networking and chatting with new people can be draining. So if you’re traveling to San Diego County on a business-related trip, you’ll be glad to hear that there are some excellent places to kick back and relax near these popular convention centers:

  • San Diego Convention Center (0.5 miles away).
  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion (1 mile away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Diego County?
Traveling to San Diego County to cross off SeaWorld and LEGOLAND® California? Now that’s what we call a road trip of a lifetime! But it’s wise to give a little thought to how you’ll get about. Driving in this urban jungle can be challenging, so choose something small, like a compact car. You’ll be zipping past traffic and snapping up parks like a true local. If you’d prefer to leave the driving for outside the city center, that’s all right with us too. Reserve something more comfortable and a little bigger, like an SUV, and discover the sandy shores of California.
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Diego County?
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a great range of both economy and luxury rentals in San Diego County. What you go with is largely dependent on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not go for a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you’re just after a set of wheels to get you around town as efficiently as possible, we can help you out with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
What side of the road do they drive on in San Diego County?
People drive on the right side of the road in San Diego County. Even though it may seem similar to home, we suggest driving a little more cautiously in destinations you’ve never been.
Is it difficult to park in San Diego County?
It can be. Circling the block searching for a place to park is a common experience in San Diego County. Getting within walking distance of top attractions is easier if you research your options ahead of time.
Does San Diego County have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of San Diego County is roughly 1,394,900, you’re likely to come across some congestion in the heart of the city. Before and after work is when traffic is at its worst, so you may want to avoid the roads during these times.
Are there speed limits in San Diego County?
Speed limits vary in and around the city of San Diego County, but typically range from 15mph to 70mph. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 25mph unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in California?
Normally your car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Or they may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Diego County?
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s fine to use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in San Diego County. But ensure you keep concentrating on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Diego County?
In San Diego County, it’s a criminal offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. If you plan to have a few drinks over dinner, it’s a good idea to leave the rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Diego County?
Yes it is. But before you turn, you are required to bring the car to a total stop and only move on if there’s no approaching traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in California?
Seat belts are mandatory in California. That being said, these rules may differ for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

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