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Hertz
hertz
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.7, 239 reviews)
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Hertz
Locations in South San Francisco
177 S. Airport Blvd.
+1 650 624 6391
  • 5.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 4.4
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
13 Sep 2016
Fine experience minus the AC that needed a tune up
Pros: Picking up and dropping off the car was straightforward. The process was simple, I selected the car online and picked it up nearby. The car had XM radio which made the trip to LA more enjoyable, and it drove very well.
Cons: The car we selected in SF had an AC that did not last but 20 minutes before it was blowing hot air. As a result, we had to detour in San Jose to the airport to exchange the car for a new car. It was difficult to find the car entrance at an unfamiliar airport. Once we did the car switch out was simple, though no additional services or upgrades were provided. We then left the airport and were stuck in rush hour traffic. This added 90 minutes to our drive from SF to LA, I was very upset but have since calmed down, I wish the AC had been tested prior to my pickup.
5.2 OK
7 Oct 2016
Off Site Parking is a Hassle - location closes at
Pros: It was the only reasonably priced option.
Cons: Hertz customer service at the airport location was not great - there was no line and, without asking me a single question, directed me to use the kiosk where it turned out I needed to see an agent and wait in the line that formed after I had been sent to the kiosk.. I asked if I could return to the airport and they said no. My return was at 6:15 which meant the car HAD to be returned to the airport location. The agents at the McDonnell Road location (at the airport) were jerks.
5.6 OK
27 Oct 2016
careless
Cons: i've been given the car with lot of delay. i lost my sd card with important files inside, and nobody wanted to help me to find it back.
7.6 Good
29 Dec 2016
Difficult access to pickup point
Pros: We liked the car condition and the value for money
Cons: We booked the car from San Francisco airport. However the pickup location was in a place of difficult access, few kilometers far from the airport. We tried to change the pickup location but this was impossible. Also customer service (via phone) was poor and not helpful.
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Perfect service!
Pros: By far the cheapest company to rent a car. We were really happy with the car's excellent condition and had a lot fun driving it.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Mar 2017
Misinformation
Pros: I missed my flight + i was delayed so i got to the agency after they were closed, even though i called in to make sure they woukd hold the resevation. They said it woukd be held for 24 hrs but never told me the agency would close at 6. So it cost me 10 cab to the agency + 36 bucks to my hotel. WILL. EVER USE KAYAK AGAIN.
Cons: I missed my flight + i was delayed so i got to the agency after they were closed, even though i called in to make sure they woukd hold the resevation. They said it woukd be held for 24 hrs but never told me the agency would close at 6. So it cost me 10 cab to the agency + 36 bucks to my hotel. WILL. EVER USE KAYAK AGAIN.
6.8 Good
3 Mar 2017
lack of email communication about off-airport big
Cons: the email communication about this being an off-airport location was non-existent and very problematic. i searched for a car at SFO and was presented with a location with an "airport road" address. we took the air train to the last stop to hertz and were told we had to go all the way back to a terminal and then catch a cab to this (2nd) hertz location. the whole ordeal took more than an (extra) hour and my pregnant wife was not pleased therefore NEITHER WAS I.
7.6 Good
4 Mar 2017
Was ok, big car, just not easy to access place
Pros: Big Car, ready when I arrived to pick it up. DropOff was quickly done
Cons: Access was not easy to that renting place as not at airport in fact and at airport they were not aware of that place. They were not so quick but ok. Not letting any choice of and was consuming a lot, so big was not needed but hadn't choice.
4.4 OK
29 Mar 2017
Lousy pickup process, good dropoff
Pros: Drop-off was easy, pleasant and efficient
Cons: In pickup, staff was rude, not helpful.
4.0 OK
6 Apr 2017
Pros: -Agent who handled our rental was very good
Cons: -Didn't have the car i expected and only two cars left in lot to select. -Auto check in very slow to connect to an agent.. -Cars exterior was washed however the glass on the inside of tbe car hadn't been washed for some time, very hard to see in sun and at night - no receipt at turn in, system was down.
Advantage
advantage
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.0, 41 reviews)
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Advantage
Locations in South San Francisco
323 S Canal St
+1 650 343 3052
  • 5.0
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
  • 4.0
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre
28 Dec 2015
Apparently no one on kayak mentioned that
Cons: There was no mention that advantage would be doing a credit check on me. So when I arrived at the airport and they surprisingly ran my credit at the counter, I was unable to get a car at all! My family lyrics member had to meet me and put it on their card. I have rented from advantage before in the past abs they said this was just standard procedure.. TOTALLY SUCKED! no use in reserving a car if u can't rent it!!!
9.2 Excellent
27 Apr 2016
Pros: The quality of car and service, condition of car, and price.
Cons: The location remote from the airport tacks on another half hour to the two hours already required for an international flight.
4.0 OK
13 Sep 2016
Pros: Drop off was quick and easy for us. The cars we got seemed to be maintained and we didn't have any car troubles during the trips.
Cons: The hassle of not being at the airport and then having to stand and wait for your car. One location was right inside the airport, the second time - we had to take a shuttle and waited for over an hour to get into a car... A car that wasn't even available and they had to give us two sizes up. When we finally left the lot, we noticed that the car had crumbs and fingerprints on the seats. To us, the convinence of a company within the airport will be worth the couple extra dollars a day.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Sep 2016
Wasn't able to Cancel
Cons: I booked through Kayak and accidentally booked the wrong weekend. I called advantage and they said they couldn't do anything about it because it was prepaid through Kayak. I called Kayak and couldn't get anyone on the phone, and the website gives a "no cancellation or refund" policy, so I lost ~$90 because of a simple mistake. Will not be using Kayak again.
4.8 OK
29 Sep 2016
Cheap price for a Cheap experience
Pros: cheap
Cons: I called my insurer to make sure I was covered (which I was), they tried in every way to make me believe I was not covered. They lied repetitively and even dared asking for a proof (like if my insurer would write them a letter live!?). I had to fight like crazy not to let them screw me. Don't be fooled. Canadian insurers DO cover you in US. The car was dirty (I don't care dusty, this was hella dirty), with strawberry jam cups on the floor, fresh chocolate on the seats, used tissues in the console, garbage and belongings from previous renter in the trunk, windows I could barely see through... Even though I left with the car 1.5 hour after pickup time (which would have gave them plenty of time to clean). Only when I'm outside with the keys in hand, they asked me if I was willing to wait 30min for them to clean it. It was too late. They found the right racket not to clean. Congrats. While I was renting, the client next to me was complaining (actually looked sad) while they charged him because his family was 10min late in the building (taking toddlers and luggage out of the car), even though they walked in in time and asked if they could take the time to do so... He told be Advantage took all the money they could out of him and that I should not rent my car. It was too late. But he was right.
2.0 Mediocre
13 Dec 2016
Awful
Cons: The car was dirty, scratched up and in general poor condition. The staff was unwilling to help or assist in anyway. i wouldn't recommend this place to anybody.
6.8 Good
29 Oct 2015
Far from the airport, shuttle drops at rental cent
Pros: Good, clean car. Gave us a free upgrade.
Cons: The location is quiet far from the terminal. To add to that, for drop off, they dropped us at the airports rental car center instead of the terminal. That incurred additional time to get the airtrain, we barely made it to our flight on time. The location is small and congested. Their shuttle blocked the only exit way out as we were pulling out. Driver was not accommodating.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Nov 2015
Scam artists
Pros: I liked nothing.
Cons: One hour before my scheduled pick up time, Advantage sent me an email raising my rate by over $500, no exaggeration. When I called to ask for an explanation, Advantage was unapologetic and blamed Kayak. This company is a scam and a total disgrace.
10.0 Excellent
28 Nov 2015
Totally worth it
Pros: The car was ready, it was clean and an amazing price. The car drove great and I have absolutely no complaints!
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
14 Dec 2015
Pros: My experience was good. The shuttle arrived shortly after we got to the spot outside and the drivers were nice. There was only 1 person working at the desk (I think others were sick) but the woman working was nice and handled everyone in a timely fashion. No issues with the car, can't beat the price so an overall great experience
E-Z Rent-A-Car
ez
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.4, 37 reviews)
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in South San Francisco
323 S Canal St
+1 650 343 3052
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
  • 4.1
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
6 Apr 2016
Off airport rentals = deep discount
Pros: The price is about $100 / week cheaper than the on-airport rentals. The car was fine. The customer service was very good, really friendly/helpful people.
Cons: What wasn't made clear is that to rent from EZ ( AKA Advantage) you need to take the BART (blue line) to the rental car center. Go down to their parking garage, wait for the shuttle (airport information desk says you should call them so they know to come get you, but your confirmation e-mail will not have a phone # capable of reaching the desk there). Everything was fine, but I wish that the procedure was made a bit clearer at the outset. It is possible something got lost in translation with KAYAK handling the transaction. Here is the number to call if you want to request a shuttle (otherwise there should be one every 20 minutes): (650) 343-3052
4.0 OK
29 Sep 2016
Very economic car
Pros: We rented a Toyota Prius and that is absolutely the best for being sooo economic... Even when you get stuck in San Francisco traffic.
Cons: Worst pickup ever! Waiting line... 2 hours!!!! Half of it in the sun, no seats, nothing... And the other half inside a small hot building... Absolutely the worst!
6.0 Good
3 Nov 2015
Inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.
Pros: Shuttle drivers were very personable and nice.
Cons: in addition to the train ride at SFO, there was a shuttle bus ride. It took probably 30 minutes longer to get the car than with providers at the airport. Also, it was slow going at the counter and the Advantage office wasn't very clean.
3.6 Mediocre
7 Dec 2015
There is invisible fine print - BEWARE
Pros: The car I had was nice, nicer than expected. But the people giving it to me didn't know the name. Told me to go out to find the "gold BMW Golf"... no sir, it was a Passat. They look totally different. But I had fun driving the Passat for a weekend.
Cons: They wouldn't give me the car unless I showed I had local car insurance. Excuse me? Because I live 3 towns over I have to show insurance? I don't have a car - hence I'm renting! Then they refused to give me a car unless I bought the insurance through them. There was nothing in the fine print that told me any of this. My rental for the weekend was literally double. But oh, thank you random guy behind the counter - since it was Thanksgiving and my wedding you cut me a "break" by allowing me to purchase the insurance instead of having my fiance drive to get me and show his insurance. Rude, mismanaged, probably illegal operation here. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!
2.0 Mediocre
12 Dec 2015
Horrible customer service
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Angry and rude rental agent at counter. Old, and dirty car that I was given. Only because I complained that the car they initially tried to give me was too small. If you advertise a car of a certain model or comparable then I expect to rent that model or similar. Not smaller. Bigger would be ok but not smaller. So instead of satisfying my request they put me in the oldest car I've rented. Will never rent there again. And I'm a guy who travels 40 wks a year. Never use this place again.
4.0 OK
30 Dec 2015
Abram
Cons: First car given to me had significant damage to the bumper and side, the car had obviously been in an accident and was not checked properly. No agent ever accompanied me to inspect the vehicle. After I complained the staff agreed to switch cars for me, however the 2nd car I was given had trash still left in the trunk from the previous customer. On top of this, when I returned the car I asked about paying bridge tolls since I had gone over the Golden Gate Bridge almost every day during my rental period. The staff then told me to call a number to submit payment within 48 hours or I would get penalized. Good thing I asked! None of the staff were very friendly or helpful, they all seemed to be sick of dealing with tourists. None of them were very helpful or informative. I will never be using this rental agency again.
10.0 Excellent
11 Jan 2016
Pros: Offsite location was a bit troubling, but when I returned the car, I had a short window to get to the terminal. Instead of having to wait for the shuttle to take me to the Rental Car Center where I could catch the AirTrain to the terminal, the staff offered to take me there in my returned rental. Saved me a lot of time, and I was very grateful.
4.0 OK
11 Jan 2016
Cons: Location FAR from airport. Space small, cramped, and slow service.
6.0 Good
24 Feb 2016
Cons: Car was not clean and unsafe
9.6 Excellent
11 Apr 2016
Easy like it's name!
Pros: Cheapest price. Did the job.
Cons: Didn't like how the desk person checking us in tried to up sell us too hard. Also gave us false information about gas prices in the area to sell us the $50 full tank gas package. You also don't have to pay the bridge tolls online only--cash is accepted both ways--like we were told.
Avis
avis
Car hire reviews:
Good (7.8, 7 reviews)
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Avis
Locations in South San Francisco
230 Harbor Way
+1 650 588 5585
  • 7.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Avis was great to rent with!
Pros: Nice car, clean, drove well. Plenty of trunk space. Only problem was getting the gas cap to open and same problem with the trunk. Otherwise couldn't have been happier!
4.8 OK
1 Oct 2016
Wrong location double the price
Pros: When is search for a car for my trip to San Francisco and typed in SFO as the city I was surprised to find when I landed that the pickup was not at SFO was not reachable by Bart or the air-train. My only option would be to take a cab for probably $20 each Direction not to mention they'd be annoyed and having such a short trip after they'd waited in line. The price quoted was $78 total for 2 days which is great. But because I had to basically rebook it to get a car to and from SFO the rate was more than 130 and with all of the extra airport taxes AirTrain tax in tourist tax it was over $200. Unlike the inclusive quote that I be given for the other location. The manager was helpful and got it down as low as she could but this is far more expensive then the kayak price I was quoted
Cons: See above
8.4 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
Pros: Able to upgrade to better car.
Cons: Location-no shuttle from airport.
5.6 OK
31 Oct 2016
Charged for gas even though the tank was full
Pros: The car was clean, gas efficient and reliable.
Cons: Expensive to rent, plus I was charged $90 extra for gas charges even though I had filled the tank before drop off. It took two weeks to get the credit back on my account after providing backup for the the gas purchase and waiting for the manager to get back to me on the charges.
10.0 Excellent
12 Nov 2016
TOP
Pros: Great service all the way through!
Cons: Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Pros: the price for picking up off the airport was significantly better.. super close by.. $20 cab ride to save hundreds of dollars
8.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2017
Pros: Savings over airport pick-up
Cons: A bit hard to find without Sat-Nav
Budget
budget
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Budget
Locations in South San Francisco
230 Harbor Way
+1 650 837 9095
Dollar
dollar
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Dollar
Locations in South San Francisco
177 South Airport Blvd
(650) 624-6391
Enterprise
enterprise
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Enterprise
Locations in South San Francisco
1430 San Mateo Ave
+1 650 246 1450
NU Car
nucar
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
NU Car
Locations in South San Francisco
323 S. Canal Street
+1 650 282 3479
Silvercar
silvercar
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Silvercar
Locations in South San Francisco
237 Harbor Way
+1 855 359 2227
Thrifty
thrifty
Car hire locations in South San Francisco:
1 location
Thrifty
Locations in South San Francisco
177 South Airport Blvd
(650) 624-6391
324 travellers who rented a car in South San Francisco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Self drive car rental locations in South San Francisco

South San Francisco