Book Budget car rentals in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, United States
23 Sep — 30 Sep
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Thu 23/9
Noon
Thu 30/9
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Santa Barbara

Overall Rating7.5 GoodBased on 55 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Comfort
8.1
Overall
7.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.3
Value for money
7.2

Recent reviews

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2.0
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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10.0
Pros:YesReviewed 10 Feb. 2020
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2.0
Cons:We reserved a four door sedan. When we arrived at Budget, we were told that we had a Smart Car. There was absolutely NO WAY that we would fit in. Smart Car. We had to pay $20 extra each day to upgrade to a larger vehicle. We paid way more than we would have, if we had just rented directly from car rental.Reviewed 15 Mar. 2021
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4.0
Cons:They left the airport and we could not pick up our car!! So had to pay an extra high fee to Uber somewhere because of the holidays. Very frustratingReviewed 25 Dec. 2020
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10.0
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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3.2
Pros:Staff was friendly.Cons:My car could have been available. When I showed up they only had two other vehicles at a much higher rate.Reviewed 1 Sep. 2020
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10.0
Pros:Friendly and helpful staff, pick up and drop off were easy.Cons:Car could’ve been a tiny bit cleaner, but I’m just being extra nit-picky at this point.Reviewed 13 Aug. 2020
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2.0
Pros:Absolutely nothing. The rudest customer service I have ever received. I was told that it was my fault for not planning ahead and for selecting a vehicle that was not available. The representative accused me of doing this intentionally to receiving a car in a different class. I have only ever reserved economy class cars as I rent frequently for work. Some companies have upgraded me, but I’ve never been accused of reserving an inexpensive vehicle with such intent. The representative offered me another vehicle at an additional charge, which I declined as I had expected to receive the car and price I had reserved. I had to make other last minute arrangements to travel to my destination.Cons:I only wish hertz had been open. They know how to treat their customers.Reviewed 6 Dec. 2020
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10.0
Pros:the staff was very friendly and helpfulReviewed 13 Apr. 2021
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8.0
Pros:Pick up and Drop off were easyCons:Was charged $100 for a tank of gas for a Corolla when the tank was already fullReviewed 8 Apr. 2021
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10.0
Pros:I was surprised with an upgrade to a Ford Bronco, since my vehicle preference wasn’t available. I was in shock because I didn’t think Bronco’s were released yet. It felt like I won the lottery, and I honestly wish I didn’t have to give it back. My daughter also became attached to the Bronco, and she was sad to see it go :(Cons:Experience was great. Thank you so much.Reviewed 30 Mar. 2021
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6.0
Pros:Easy to lease… guy was friendlyCons:The car had a huge dent in front fender and someone had smoked in the car…. When we dropped it off… we told the guy and I marked it on receipt which he threw away so I guess they don’t care about the condition of the car!Reviewed 15 Jun. 2021
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Santa Barbara?

500 Fowler Road, Budget car rentals

Address

500 Fowler Road

Hours

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

Phone

+1 805 964 6792

Address

305 East Haley Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Phone

+1 805 965 1070

Good to know

Most popular location

500 Fowler Road

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 48/day

Good deal

C$ 39/day

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Santa Barbara

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget in Santa Barbara for C$ 39 or less
  • Economy rental cars from Budget in Santa Barbara are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Santa Barbara

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Budget will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Budget directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Budget here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Budget

  • On average a rental car from Budget in Santa Barbara costs C$ 48 per day.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Santa Barbara.

  • Budget has 2 rental locations in Santa Barbara. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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