Book Dollar hire cars in San Diego

Driver's age: 26-65
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Dollar car hire prices in San Diego

Economy₹ 2,575/day
Compact₹ 2,999/day
Intermediate₹ 3,952/day
Full-size₹ 2,780/day
SUV₹ 3,525/day
Full-size SUV₹ 4,362/day
Pick-up truck₹ 4,254/day
Coupe₹ 3,091/day
Compact SUV₹ 3,102/day
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Reviews for Dollar in San Diego

Overall rating6.7 OkayBased on 107 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Cons:I took over 70 minutes waiting in line to pick up the car. Ridiculous. Never again.Reviewed 1 Jun 2021
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Pros:A hertz employee ended up helping us because the line was so longCons:Horrible experience. Will never rent from dollar again.Reviewed 3 May 2021
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Pros:Car was comfortable, clean and drove easily - lousy mileage, but we got the sense that Californians dont care much, given the number of gas guzzlers we saw on the road at over $4.00/gal in most service stations - mixed in with Tesla's and Prius's. Odd contrast.Cons:All good with exception of Drop-Off. Unclear directions in the final stretch of the exercise (needed to turn up a lane in the garage that was hidden behind other cars). No staff present and when a fellow eventually showed up, he did not check the car, just told us to leave the keys in the car and all else would be dealt with - whatever that means - if there is any disagreement on gas (we filled up), damage (there was none), etc., how would one verify it after the fact?Reviewed 8 Apr 2021
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Pros:The staff was helpful and friendly.Cons:I reserved a Nissan Pathfinder only to show up and get a Kia Sorrento. 6 people with luggage will not fit in a Kia. We had to pay a lot extra to get a Ford Expedition because they didn't have a Nissan or any SUV similar. The guy was really nice and gave us a discount for having to upgrade. I don't appreciate paying for one vehicle on this site only to show up having to pay hundreds more for a vehicle that will actually work. I will never book through here again.Reviewed 8 Apr 2021
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Cons:It was perfectReviewed 31 Mar 2021
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Cons:Hard to find the car rental. Another family was lost at the airport rental site. The car had been smoked in.Reviewed 23 Mar 2021
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Pros:Dollar not available at pick up so Hertz did it.Cons:Just drop off car with key in it at San Diego AirportReviewed 9 Jan 2021
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Pros:The lady that assisted us us at check in seemed to be out out to answer any questions we had. . She said that the insurance we purchased online did not cover the vehicle through them. We ended up paying an additional $275 dollars!!!!! I WILL NEVER RENT THROUGH KAYAK OR FROM DOLLAR RENT A CAR AGAIN.Reviewed 30 Nov 2020
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Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful, process was very quick. Price was good.Reviewed 17 Nov 2020
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Pros:YesReviewed 8 Nov 2020
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Pros:The drop off was inefficient. Dollar returns were being ahndled by Hertz. I didn't have anybody come up to me and the car and try to help me check out upon my arrival. Onstead, 25 minutes after my return, they checked out the car while there were very few cars in the return lot. This resulted in assessment of an unfair extra hour of rental to me, which they asessed to me and was entirely THEIR fault.Cons:Check out up9n return is inefficient with nobody to really work on my return immediately. Delays in return process are not acceptable and result in deceptive charges to customers.Reviewed 23 Oct 2020
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Pros:Tee was super helpful when we rented at the Hertz counter.Reviewed 19 Oct 2020
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Where can I find Dollar hire cars in San Diego?


3355 Admiral Boland Way


Monday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00


+1 866 434 2226


6609 Mira Mesa Blvd


Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00


+1 858 320 9051

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Most popular location

3355 Admiral Boland Way

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Top tips for hiring a car from Dollar in San Diego

  • When booking a car for Dollar car rentals in San Diego, like with any city, the conditions of the area must be taken into account. As a major metropolitan city in southern California, the weather is warmer year round with some colder days during the winter. You’re highly unlikely to encounter any issues like snow, or even rain. While traffic can be hectic on the freeway at times, especially during rush hour, local street traffic is much less congested than in many other major metropolitan areas.
  • Dollar car rentals in San Diego offers a selection of vehicles to choose from. Unlike many car rental companies, you have the ability to choose the make and model of your own selection. If you’re traveling with a large group, an SUV or minivan can make a lot of sense. A sedan fits the terrain just as well, though, and can be a huge money saver in terms of gas. Minivans include the Dodge Grand Caravan, full-sized 4-doors include the Chevrolet Malibu, and Intermediate 4-doors include the Mazda.
  • Dollar car rentals in San Diego are a thrifty choice for financially conscientious consumers. A subsidiary of Hertz, Dollar Car Rentals typically caters to those traveling for leisure on a budget. Renting from Dollar Rent A Car isn’t going to break the bank. Booking through KAYAK can help sweeten the deal even more.
  • Dollar car rentals in San Diego understand that travel plans can change suddenly and unexpectedly. For this reason, they offer several reservation options that feature a free cancellation policy. When you book your San Diego Dollar car through KAYAK, you can choose a deal where you will not be charged unless you arrive to collect your rental car. Other deals stipulate that you must cancel at least 2 full days before your pick-up time in order to avoid a cancellation fee.
  • Book your car hire from Dollar in San Diego at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact car hire from Dollar in San Diego are around 75% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Dollar in San Diego

  • What are the best pickup locations for Dollar car rentals in San Diego?

    San Diego only has a single Dollar Car Rental location located at San Diego International Airport (SAN) at 3355 Admiral Boland Way. It’s a convenient location for anyone traveling to the city via flight, and it’s also the only option in-city for any other travelers. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, the other closest locations are located in Orange County at 4043 Birch St, in Newport Beach by Renaissance Hotel, and at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana at 18601 Airport Way, Suite 71.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by Dollar car rentals in San Diego?

    As a thrifty alternative for frugal customers, Dollar Car Rentals offers multiple discounts in addition to their already low prices. Members with AAA memberships can receive up to a 15% discount off the base rate of their rental, a 10% discount off prepaid gas, and a free additional driver and free unlimited mileage. Dollar Car Rentals also offers their own loyalty rewards program, Dollar Express, which gives you one point for every $1 spent on car rentals at participating locations. 500 points earns you a free rental for the entire weekend.

  • Where are the best places to park Dollar car rentals in San Diego?

    As a city with many individual drivers, San Diego has many parking lots and garages open to the public, as well as metered spaces. MTS Old Town Transit Center offers free two-hour parking with 412 spots at 4009 Taylor St. Cheap parking options include ABM Parking Lot #1002 at 1418 2nd Ave, Cortez Hill, and 6th and K Parkade at 289 Sixth Ave. In addition, San Diego offers many metered spaces for street parking, which accept coins, credit cards, and Apple Pay.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Dollar in San Diego?

    Compact (MG 5 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Dollar in San Diego.

  • How many car hire locations does Dollar have in San Diego?

    Dollar has 2 hire locations in San Diego. Take a look at our Dollar hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Dollar have a car hire location at the airport: San Diego airport (SAN)?


  • Does Dollar offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San Diego airport (SAN)?