San Luis Obispo car hire

San Luis Obispo car hire

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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
7 Jul — 14 Jul
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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
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Pick-up locationSan Luis Obispo
Hire locations11
Airport locations6

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San Luis Obispo car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in San Luis Obispo

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Locations in San Luis Obispo

4554 Broad Street

+1 805 541 3977

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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901 Airport Drive (Suite 3)

+1 805 541 2722

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6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Despite having a reservation, they didn't have a car ready for me when I arrived. I had to wait while they prepared the car and it was pretty dirty when I did receive it. As soon as I got into the car, the "needs maintenance" warning showed up on the dashboard.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Leticia N. who works at San Luis Obispo Budget at Broad st. was awesome !! She was alone and the place was busy, she got all customers taking care of in a timely and professional manor... Neil Reali

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was about the only thing I liked

Cons:

The pick up was a nightmare. I had to cross the highway with a suitcase and no sidewalks. The directions to the pick up weren't clear at all. I walked around forever before I actually found the right building. Then my car wasn't ready. The whole process took an hour and a half.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

absolutely nothing.

Cons:

everything. a terrible experience

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the counter was closed even though all of the other car rental counters were open. I was stuck without a car

Cons:

actually getting the car i rented

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They gave away my car before I landed and did not provide me with any alternatives

1 out of 19

Avis

7.8

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in San Luis Obispo

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333 Madonna Road

+1 805 595 1464

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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975 Airport Drive, Suite 8

+1 805 544 0630

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10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. pickup and drop off 75 feet from luggage pickup.

Cons:

everything was great

2.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, but I was overcharged.

Cons:

A cleaner, newer vehicle. The Elantra we received had 61,710 miles on it and was stained.

10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was grear. Car was an upgrade that was awesome!

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had a very heavy smell of Fabreze. We needed to open all doors to air it out overnight.

8.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Dropoff parking was the only problem. Lot was full for early drop off and had fo double park just to make it to my flight ib their return lot. Other than that, excellent service and nice upgrade. Staff worked w/ me on my own mishap. Will recommend avis

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

there is no longer avis rental in santa marta never got a car !!!!!! there gone !!!!!!

1 out of 16

Hertz

4.8

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

5.4

3 locations in San Luis Obispo

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4554 Broad Street Suite #130

+1 805 781 3385

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4751 Aviadores Way

+1 805 781 3383

Monday09:00 - 22:00
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975 Airport Drive Ste.06

+1 805 781 3383

Monday09:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Okay

Dec. 2022

KAYAK
United Dropped me in DC and I had to Rent a Car to Drive myself home to VA Beach. I requested a FULL SIZE Car and got a Little KIA. It didn't even have Electric Seats or a Rear Window Wiper. The Driver who took us from Airport to Avis was Very Rude and insisted on playing his Radio Loud even when I explained I needed to Make an Important Phone Call.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was wonderful, easy to work with. Excellent experience

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no radio No way to hook up my phone to Bluetooth

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super helpful and friendly staff. Easy drop-off. Very clean and new car. Loved the car!

Cons:

Nothing. It was my first time renting a car and they made it so easy. You will remain my first choice should I need another rental car.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Lady was horrible when I dropped off the car

5.2 Okay

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer service on drop off could have been better

1 out of 7

Enterprise

1.9

Horrible

51 reviews

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

2.9

3 locations in San Luis Obispo

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12318 Los Osos Valley Rd

+1 805 546 6270

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2989 Broad Street

+1 805 546 6270

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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975 Airport Dr

+1 844 942 0338

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We had a communication problem, I stated several times that I have my own Insurance, AAA and have additional coverage on my American Express Card. Very disappointed and I assure you that I will tell EVERYONE THAT I know not to use you guys!!!

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Carpet on drivers side had a worn hole under the gas pedal. Rubber mat would have been good

5.2 Okay

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Didn’t have the truck I reserved.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise is the worst ever

10.0 Excellent

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very helpful and friendly

4.4 Okay

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The Enterprise did not have any vehicles available and did not honor the reservation.

Cons:

An integrated system so you can not make a reservation if there are no vehicles available. An integrated system where other party will have my informations that Kayak already have (email and phone number) so they can call me and let me know that they do not have vehicles available.

1 out of 7

Easirent

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo County Airport

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317 travellers who hired a car in San Luis Obispo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near San Luis Obispo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$220/day

Good deal

$218/day

When to book a car hire in San Luis Obispo

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Top tips for hiring a car in San Luis Obispo

  • Renting a car in San Luis Obispo is a convenient and flexible means of visiting the city and getting a feel of the culture. Several airports are remotely far from the town center, such as the Santa Barbara Airport, approximately 75.8 miles away, and the Los Angeles International Airport, 158.9 miles away, thus it is more ideal and cheaper to opt for rental cars in San Luis Obispo. There are also several sandy beaches, hot springs, and beautiful landscapes located a few miles out of town, easily accessible using a personal vehicle.
  • Some of the car rentals in San Luis Obispo are conveniently situated at the San Luis Obispo County (SBP) Airport, including Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, and Easier, which can be found at the baggage claim area at the Car Rental Center with the cars parked around 260 feet from the terminal. Off-site rentals, such as Budget, can be accessed via the airport shuttle, which is located on the east side of the terminal and are cheaper than taxis.
  • Like other major cities, visitors are advised to be cautious while on the road and observe traffic rules. There are a few intersections in San Luis Obispo which are known to be hazard zones, especially to speeding drivers, such as the Santa Rosa and Foothill intersection and Los Osos Valley and Calle Joaquin intersection. There are also a few cases of distracted driving, as well as jaywalkers and cyclists who fail to observe traffic laws. While selecting a vehicle in one of the car rentals in San Luis Obispo, it advisable to get GPS to be able to navigate through unfamiliar roads.
  • The rush hour in San Luis Obispo is pretty short-lived, with commuters spending an average of around 15 to 20min on the road, but is usually extended on roads undergoing construction. Rush hour in the morning is usually between 7:30am and 8:30am when people are leaving for work and school, and picks back up at 6pm to 7pm when people are heading back home. Heavy rains are also known to extend commute times in San Luis Obispo.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in San Luis Obispo for $218 or less
  • Book your car hire in San Luis Obispo at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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