Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals at San Diego Airport

San Diego, CA, United States - San Diego
24 Jan — 31 Jan
Same drop-off
San Diego, CA, United States - San Diego
Mon 24/1
Noon
Mon 31/1
Noon
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Pros

" value."(in 729 reviews)
" was good value."(in 721 reviews)

Cons

" card isn't enough?"(in 693 reviews)
"This was the worst ."(in 277 reviews)
"I will Kayak again."(in 248 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating4.6 OkayBased on 7197 reviews
Cleanliness
5.1
Comfort
5.0
Overall
4.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.3
Value for money
4.5

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2.0
Poor vehicle quality and servicePros:NothingCons:Office in a hotel room at airport which I thought was weird. Get the car, it was dirty and seat belt was broken in backseat where my youngest would sit. I simply ask that it be fixed, replaced with a different car and I would go on my way. After 2 hours of trying to convince me to just take that one because they didn’t have an option I canceled. They tried to tell me I couldn’t because I already signed the contract etc. after more arguing that I haven’t even driven it , I canceled, called my credit card company and walked in lobby of hotel/ office and lady who happened to own a small car rental was there to use the gym at hotel. She hooked me up in 10 min and I was gone! All In car rental is the way to go in Cabo Mexico!Reviewed 28 Jul. 2019
review frommomondo-kyk-wl
2.0
Pros:Returning the car went well. Checked in quickly and shuttle to airport was prompt.Cons:-Getting the car took about an hour, even though we were second in line. -windshield was caked in poorly wiped smoke residue. I could barely see out the front and had to buy windex to clean the windows. -Wiper blades were old and absolutely useless. Combined with the dirty window, almost crashed the car. If we had the car longer, I would have replaced the wipers myself. -One of the rear tires was out of balance, or out of round. Driving on the highway shook the whole car. -Whatever money was save was overshadowed by the stress of driving at night, or in the rain (hazy windshield/useless wipers)Reviewed 10 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:Car was cleanCons:Really long line to do paperwork, picked up on a Sunday and was forced to pay for insurance because my insurance company was closed, tried to put a 500 dollar hold on my cc. I wasn't staying near all the tollways and just had to pay a few dollars leaving orlando and coming back so I passed on the 10 dollar a day sunpass. What they failed to tell me is you can't currently pay at the tolls and then charged me 20 dollars plus the toll fee each way. I recommend going anywhere but here for your rentalReviewed 12 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:I didn’t like anything. Your website lied or their company lied. Said I had unlimited miles and when I got there they said it was only 200 per day. I was going 300miles one way for a job interview. They jacked the prices up so high I didn’t have enough credit on my credit card. Oh then they said that they don’t take debit cards for Florida Residence. Even that’s NOT WHAT THE WEBSITE SAID. so I was unable to rent the car after standing in line FOR AN HOUR!!! I will never do business with this site or their company again.Cons:I didn’t like anything. Your website lied or their company lied. Said I had unlimited miles and when I got there they said it was only 200 per day. I was going 300miles one way for a job interview. They jacked the prices up so high I didn’t have enough credit on my credit card. Oh then they said that they don’t take debit cards for Florida Residence. Even that’s NOT WHAT THE WEBSITE SAID. so I was unable to rent the car after standing in line FOR AN HOUR!!! I will never do business with this site or their company again.Reviewed 23 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
5.6
Logistical Nightmare. You get what you pay for.Pros:It took us almost 1 1/2 hours to get a car and leave the rental counter. I chose Economy for the low price, but we paid in extra time, sweat and stress. I will never rent from them again. In the 2 hours we spent from waiting for the off site shuttle at the airport to when we drove off the rental car lot (the SECOND time), we witnessed 4 different customers foboff on employees for one reason or another. That doesn't include how mad my husband was. It was a complete cluster. People waiting to catch the shuttle, someone missed a flight, someone demanding their money back. Read the small print before you commit and budget extra time.Reviewed 20 Aug. 2016
review fromkayak
5.6
HIDDEN COSTS? Oh yes! DON'T rent from them!Cons:I found this company online via KAYAK (and I've used KAYAK many times before without any problems) so I felt comfortable booking this reservation. Upon arrival you're dazzled with a clean reception area with a coffee/snack bar and very, well-groomed employees. Well, the "ooooh/aaaaah" first impression was blown to bits quickly when I refused their auto insurance (bc mine covers all rentals, etc.) and they told me that I would be charged a $1250 DEPOSIT!!! Say what?! When I told them again I was declining, they then said they would only rent me the car if I at least agreed to an $80 DEPOSIT! Well, I got stuck agreeing to it since our flight was a late-night arrival flight and trying to book another rental somewhere else would've been impossible and a nightmare. Rent from anyone else if you can. The "low prices" snag your attention, but you end up paying way more in the end.Reviewed 8 Nov. 2016
review fromkayak
3.6
Cons:I am 24 years old. We were not disclosed of any up charge for being 25. Additional, the car got a flat tire, not due to a hole, but to a slow leak. This concerns me that the employees of Economy do not routinely check their vehicles for the safety of their clients. The extra insurance I paid for said they would assist me in putting on a new tire, but that I would have to purchase a new tire for the vehicle. I used my friends AAA to put on the spare instead. I did not have a good experience with Economy and will not be using them in the future.Reviewed 16 Jun. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICECons:I reserved this rental on Kayak. The price seemed good at first - but when I arrived at the Orlando Signature Economy Airport Rental they added over $76 onto my rental for extra "fees". When I returned the car rental they charged $25 for cleaning - all there was sand on the floor. I had picked up everything else. When I picked up the car they said all we needed to do was a full tank of gas and no damage. Hurricane Matthew forced us to evacuate to the Tampa area from Daytona Beach. The manager was extremely rude and refused to listen and threatened to withhold our deposit unless I signed something which he refused to let me see the document. I WILL NEVER RENT ECONOMY SIGNATURE CAR RENTAL AGAIN!!!Reviewed 12 Oct. 2016
review fromkayak
4.4
Cons:My reservation was for an SUV and I ended up with a 4 door little car. They said I had to go through my booking agency to get the rate adjusted as they did not have the car I reserved. Also to waited over an hour to get my vehicle and they also said I needed to speak to a manager to get the timeline adjusted as I did not have the car during that time. Lastly some people were smoking marijuana right outside and they were not going to do anything about it until I brought up the concern. I did the prepaid fuel for half a tank and they tried to charge me for a full tank even though they gave me the car with less then half a tank and I returned it with 1/4 so I still returned it with more then they gave it to me with.Reviewed 6 Nov. 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
It a rip off!!!Cons:They rope you in with great deal, but once you get there they want $1,000 deposit or you have to pay $30 a day for their car insurance!! Not only did I stand in line for a whole hour after a long flight,a and shuttle there for them to tell us this because there's no signs anywhere that state $1,000 deposit on a vehicle or $30 a day for rental car insurance!!.. everyone I seen standing outside the door was actually leaving or highly upset with this company!! Believe me when I say I will never go there and I know a bunch of other people that were pretty upset that probably will never return again be warned of the Hidden fees!!Reviewed 13 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
3.6
Economy Experience - Orlando FLPros:-good rate in comparison to surrounding companies -car interior was very clean and comfortable (full size), "young" car with 20k miles -interior of store was cleanCons:-1 hour and 15 min wait in line to be assigned a car, initially only 1 of 4 staffers was tending to the registration line -additional 15 min wait to have the car brought to us; some customers noted wait times as long as 45 min to get a car, after having waited in the registration line for an hour -lots of staff around (front desk, people cleaning and fetching cars, etc) but customer service was poor all around and the staff is generally unapologetic -to get a car, you must provide proof of auto insurance via an insurance card or you are required to sign up for one of Economy's coverage policies. People were scrambling to pull up their online accounts or call their insurance companies to offer proof of coverage, which significantly added to wait times. If this is required to rent a car, there should be signs noting such or an announcement for what to expect at the time of registration. I don't believe this requirement was in the fine print, either. -I don't mind taking a shuttle to an off-site car rental, especially for a good price and decent product, but I would much rather pay for a better experience than to use Economy again.Reviewed 30 Jan. 2017
review fromkayak
5.6
Hidden FeesPros:The rental company would have gotten 5 stars if they would simply be upfront about the real price and all the hidden fees . At the end of the day the car was fine and the shuttle service no problems. Just don’t like arriving to get your car and being told that you have to sign up for insurance or they will place an $18,000 hold on your credit card while you are on vacation. And if you choose to get the basic insurance they will then only place an $8000 hold on your credit card!!!! So they force you into the maximum insurance package which only places a $690 hold on you card. Just as a business owner I would never treat my customers like that.Reviewed 24 Mar. 2018
review fromkayak

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Address

1025 W Laurel Street

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+1 844 557 2837

Address

2367 India Street

Phone

+1 619 546 4200

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