Book Budget car rentals at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, United States - Santa Barbara
22 Jun — 29 Jun
Santa Barbara, CA, United States - Santa Barbara
Tue 22/6
Tue 29/6
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"The rudest I have ever received."(in 355 reviews)
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Overall rating7.1 GoodBased on 41 reviews
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One person at counter for over a dozen people waitPros:The card so what is wonderful to Drive very quiet. Interior is clean and tidy.Cons:Had only one person man encounter when there was over a dozen people waiting in line to either get cars or return keys. The other things I found a suspicious is that the kayak price was $124 period but after all the surcharges and taxes the price was $261 period quite a big difference. Would appreciate that when Sean Price I can kayak and includes all these taxes and surcharges, to represent the real price of the rental.Reviewed 24 Feb. 2017
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Cons:Even tho I reserved a car, when I got to the counter none was available.Reviewed 27 Mar. 2019
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Pros:Ease of pickup and friendliness of agent.Reviewed 29 Sep. 2016
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Pros:The staff in Santa Barbara was very nice and the car (beetle) was absolutely amazing! Super cheap price as well, very satisfied with the rental.Cons:When I arrived at LAX at the drop off I was super scared. I was on my own and arrived at 3 am. The place was like a ghost town, cars with wide open doors but no people and a running bus with not a single person around, it was the set up for a horror movie. I honestly was scared to death to step out of the car and I think you should tell your customers the circumstances of the drop off area because I was more than confused. I also couldn't find the shuttle bus and wandered around the place with my two suitcases until I ended up ordering an uber. Absolutely uncomfortable for a young woman traveling on her own.Reviewed 1 Jun. 2020
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Pros:Employees were helpful and friendly.Reviewed 17 Oct. 2016
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Pros:Perfect !Reviewed 16 May 2017
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Pros:I had a reservation for pick up and the rental desk was closed when I arrived. 3 hours before the official closing time. They told me to come back in the morning but I just canceled it. Completely ruined my plans.Cons:Actually be open when you say you areReviewed 4 Jun. 2020
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Pros:Easy in and out.Reviewed 2 May 2017
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Pros:YesReviewed 10 Feb. 2020
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Cons:Slow again.Reviewed 18 Apr. 2016
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Pros:Counter person seemed genuinely concerned and apologetic about my treatment at LAX and went out of her way to contact LAX office to see if they found my drivers license which apparently wasn't returned with the rental papers by the person at the Budget lot exit at LAXCons:NothingReviewed 20 Oct. 2015
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New safety features hard to figure outPros:Got me from A to BCons:Subaru Impreza has lane change alert and auto sensing cruise control that took 60 miles and an hour to figure out. Steering suspension WAY too tight, so that smallest correction in steering made sensor go off and cancelled cruise control. Won’t rent this model againReviewed 2 Sep. 2018
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Budget car rentals near Santa Barbara

500 Fowler Road, Budget car hires


500 Fowler Road


Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00


+1 805 964 6792

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