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Budget car rental prices in Santa Maria

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Reviews for Budget in Santa Maria

Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)
Overall Rating6.8 OkayBased on 27 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Comfort
7.4
Overall
6.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
6.5

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:Pick up was a breeze. Drop off a hassle with the construction and no one to guide you for the drop off.Cons:Drop off needs work.Reviewed 20 May 2021
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8.0
Pros:PriceCons:The screen was broken when we got into the rental and the drop off process was unclear when we got back to airportReviewed 3 May 2021
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2.0
Pros:The car was nice to drive and overall clean but did have a masked smoke smell to it.Cons:The person at budget, in the airport on the 25th of March when we picked it up was horribly rude. We were 30 min late and pretty much told us we were out of luck that there was no car for us. We went to all the counters very scared as to be stranded and apparently was transfered to avis who were very friendly. When we got the car man from budget who was rude actually flipped us off because we pointed him out to the person dropping us off. Horrific customer service on the budget sideReviewed 29 Mar. 2021
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2.0
Pros:Convenient pick up location.Cons:Cars were dirty. Enhanced cleaning? How about any? First car we picked up had mechanical issues was not drivable. Spent 25 minutes cleaning and disinfecting it. Had to return to get a different vehicle. No other car was available in the class, got a much smaller car with no modern amenities for the 6 hour drive. Spent another 25 minutes cleaning the car. No apology, no discount. Bad service, gross vehicles. -Reviewed 8 Feb. 2021
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2.0
Pros:Nothing. I thought the car was going to break down the entire time.Cons:Smelly car with malfunctionReviewed 19 Sep. 2020
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9.2
Pros:Check in took longer than expected but check out was very efficient. Super happy to have gotten a sunroof.Cons:The extreme extra charge to drop off at another location almost prevented using the rental at all vs other options. Also we were given a car low on wiper washer fluid.Reviewed 2 Jul. 2020
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2.0
No customer service lack of knowledgeCons:What a joke.Reviewed 22 Sep. 2018
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10.0
Pros:Staff was curious, got a better car than expected.Reviewed 28 Mar. 2018
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8.8
Santa Maria BudgetPros:Rental unit (minivan) was near-new. Rode smoothly and quietly and accelerated well. Good fuel economy. Suited our purpose perfectly. Staff in the office were friendly and helpful. Check-in at the end was quick. We would rent from this location again.Cons:Check-out took a bit more time than we anticipated as the office did not have the rental unit onsite. A staff member went to the airport and picked it up in a timely fashion.Reviewed 16 Feb. 2018
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2.0
Poor serviceCons:Called in advance to see if I could pick the car up a couple hours early. Was told the car was ready. Three hours later I arrive and the car wasn't ready. My card wasn't working, so I had to go to the bank to transfer money around to a different bank. I asked the woman how long she would hold the rental for. She said an hour. I said I would go down the street to the bank and be back in twenty minutes. I come back and she is gone. In the end I was limited on time so I had to rent from a different counter/company.Reviewed 29 Jul. 2017
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10.0
Car CampingPros:A few thousand miles and plenty of sleep in the back seat. Was perfect size for me considering I'm a kinda short. A nice tent on wheels. Worked out great for a couple of weeks.Cons:When the windows fogged up and No tinted windows, that was the difficult part.Reviewed 15 Jul. 2017
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4.4
The car smelled terrible. The smell of smoke neverPros:The vehicle was wonderful. Economic, smooth The guy in front was good. Polite Picking up and dropping off was pretty good.Cons:My son has asthma and the smell of smoke was horrible. We opened the window, turned the air, bought deodorants and nothing helped. It was just the smell inside the car.Reviewed 13 Mar. 2017
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Where can I find Budget car rentals in Santa Maria?

Address

1730 South Broadway

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 805 922 2158

Address

3249 Terminal Drive

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+1 805 922 3113

Good to know

Most popular location

3249 Terminal Drive

Most popular car type

Standard

Top tips for renting a car from Budget in Santa Maria

  • Standard rental cars from Budget in Santa Maria are around -163% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Budget in Santa Maria

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget in Santa Maria?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Santa Maria.

  • How many car rental locations does Budget have in Santa Maria?

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

  • Does Budget have a car rental location at the airport: Public airport (SMX)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Public airport (SMX)?

    Yes