Book Budget car rentals at Charleston Airport

Charleston, SC, United States - Charleston
27 Aug — 3 Sep
Same drop-off
Charleston, SC, United States - Charleston
Sat 27/8
Noon
Sat 3/9
Noon
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Pros

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" member at pickup was friendly."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

" was FILTHY and reeked of cigarette smoke."(in 3893 reviews)
"Giving the requested on reservation."(in 3893 reviews)
"Hidden rules/fees; POOR ; no CD player"(in 355 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating6.7 GoodBased on 160 reviews
Cleanliness
7.3
Comfort
7.3
Overall
6.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.6
Value for money
6.8

Recent reviews

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2.0
My appointment was from 1pm to 1pm. 24 hours later. I arrived 20 min early to the counter to start paperwork. When they started the transaction they told me that the bill was 150 dollars more than quoted. I asked why to the female worker and she told me they were airport taxes. That was not acceptable. Finally after 5 min. Manager came out and told me that it was because it was an extra day rental. It was because I came in 20 min before one that caused the issue. They should have checked the times to be sure of their system. They do reservations all day and they couldn't catch this error without a manager being involved. Their house excuse that it was airport taxes for was complete BS! Do better!Reviewed 6 Aug. 2022
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2.0
The pickup rental process was extremely confusing and the young lady working it had no idea / training on how to direct all the customers. It took over 1.5 hours to rent a vehicle that we already pre-rented online weeks earlier. The staff were not helpful and absolutely no apologizing about the mess. At one point with two young kids the front lady said valet pickup means you walk around till you find the right car however the license plate number given matches the key set so we had to open doors and review. A gentleman escorted us out rather rudely and the front lady then had to walk around to locate our cars. This was not an isolated incident as 3 families in front of us and the 20+ behind us were all being told the same thing!Reviewed 4 Aug. 2022
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2.0
Paid for full size car with full tank of gas. Got SUV with empty gas tank and was told it was full and to return it full or pay.Reviewed 13 Jul. 2022
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2.0
We reserved a convertible, but we’re told that none were available when we went to pick it up (due to circumstances genuinely beyond their control). They told us to check back the next morning. I called, and was told that we could exchange our car for a convertible at a location near us, but we would have to wait until noon. At noon, we went to that location, only to be told that they had no reservation for us, and certainly didn’t have a convertible in any case. So, we ended up leaving with the original car several hours later than planned. We then decided to return the car two days early, given assurances when we picked it up that we would not be charged for any days we did not use. When we dropped the car off, there was no-one available to issue a drop-off receipt. When I finally did find an employee, I was told to just leave the keys in the car, and they would just email me a receipt when they checked it in. They ended up checking it in the next day (over 12 hours after I dropped it off) but charged us for the full rental. Very dissatisfied. Will not be renting from Budget again.Reviewed 11 Jul. 2022
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10.0
We got a flat tire and the process involved a ton of being on hold, bring transferred to the wrong department. It was a happy ending, but was hard getting thereReviewed 26 Jun. 2022
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10.0
The only thing to comment on was that you really needed another person to help at the pick up counter inside the airport. The line was so long and although the woman behind the counter was working hard to get all the customers helped and on their way, the process took too long. Like I said, she was working hard but folks in line were frustrated to have to wait so long. An additional agent at the counter would have been useful.Reviewed 13 Jun. 2022
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10.0
Bill J and others were very helpful. All went fine except the car alarm for lane changing continued to sound all week. Should have been disabled.Reviewed 12 Jun. 2022
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2.0
Drop off was great. Pick up in Charleston unacceptable. No one in the garage and only two people at the airport counter. 50 people in line with a very inefficient system. Waiting in line 1hour and others waited longer. Not acceptable at all. Everyone frustrated with no employees around to serve all the reservations. Drop off was easy and great. Should put the same question for both as they are completely different experiences.Reviewed 7 Jun. 2022
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4.0
The car was dirty .we had to get a car wash the money you charge the car should be cleanReviewed 24 May 2022
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2.0
2.5 hour wait at check in counter and they didn’t have the car class that I reserved.Reviewed 10 May 2022
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2.0
2.5 hour wait in line for pick up. Clerk said it is like that every dayReviewed 6 May 2022
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2.0
I ended up cancelling the rental. Upon arrival at the rental counter there was a long line that was not moving (no motion 15 minutes) and no indication that it would improve. Not sure if it was understaffing issue or an unexpected rush. I ended up with a taxi to my destination. No real harm and perhaps not circumstances that Budget could control. Worked out fine for me, cancelation process was easy and efficient.Reviewed 25 Apr. 2022
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Budget car rentals near Charleston Airport

5500 International Blvd, Budget car hires

Address

5500 International Blvd

Hours

Sunday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 843 552 1771

Address

7685 Northwoods Boulevard

Hours

Sunday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59

Phone

+1 843 553 5660

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