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Alameda, CA, United States
Jun 24 — Jul 1
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Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (208 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
Hertz
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Road, Suite 1+1 510 633 4300
Monday06:00 - 22:30
Tuesday06:00 - 22:30
Wednesday06:00 - 22:30
Thursday06:00 - 22:30
Friday06:00 - 22:30
Saturday06:00 - 22:30
Sunday06:00 - 22:30
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 16 2021
Cons: Pick up was slow, disorganized and frustrating. Agent seemed like she didn’t know what she was doing
10.0 ExcellentMay 26 2021
Pros: Super easy drop off. Very friendly employees!Cons: Website a little overwhelming.TMI
6.0 GoodMay 16 2021
Pros: The pickup was fairly smooth. The selection wasn't great.Cons: More selection would've been nice. Should've gone with Hertz or Avis.
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2020
Pros: I wasn’t even able to get the car. NothingCons: Auto cancellation for places being over booked
4.8 OkayOct 12 2020
Cons: Waited an hour to pick up the car from Oakland airport. Once inside it didn't smell or look very clean. The Passat they gave me got great gas mileage though.
6.0 GoodOct 6 2020
Pros: The lady was very friendly but I had to wait over 45 minutes. Going across the bridges, it was a bit unclear how much Hertz will charge me?Cons: The wait time could have been a LOT less...also, make it clear about crossing the bridges in the Bay Area.
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Cons: The wait to get to an available agent was a little long. Other than that, an outstanding experience.
6.0 GoodJul 24 2020
Cons: I scheduled an 8pm drop off and when i got to location it was closed.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2020
Pros: Tess at the counter was very helpful. Given the circumstances check in and vehicle sanitation was well managed.Cons: All around everything was handled well.
3.6 MediocreJan 7 2020
Pros: The staff in Santa Rosa and Sacramento were helpfulCons: They rented a car that should not have been rented out. The tires were bald with tread flaking off. The tank was nearly empty and the change oil indicator was lit. The registration was also about to expire if I hadn't exchanged the vehicle at the Santa Rosa location. It was an awful experience and we lost time from our vacation handling the car issue.
Rated no. 2
Budget
7.4 Good (151 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
Budget
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 729 5021
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.7
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  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJun 2 2021
Pros: The car was very old and had an odor to it. The budget representative kept telling me she is giving me an upgrade but I was given an old car. I paid for a midsize car and was given a small car. The car daily price was $100 and I was so dissatisfied and disappointed in the car that was issued to me. The wait time to get our car was over an hour. There were at least 40 people in line and only 2 attendants working the counter. They were overworked and frazzled.Cons: Everything definitely the wait time. Please hire more attendants to check people out. The wait time was over an hour just to get a mediocre car. Won’t be using budget again.
8.0 ExcellentMay 24 2021
Pros: Plenty of room inside the truck.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2021
Cons: Lines were too long, not enough people working
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Pros: The free airport shuttleCons: Customer service was awful. The truck smelt of weed and was badly damaged on all sides. The truck only had 19k miles on the odometer and the engine was tinny and the suspension is busted.
2.0 MediocreApr 7 2021
Pros: I actually had a very bad experience. The worst nightmare for anyone, especially when. You book a week ahead of pick up and looking for to you trip, and then you get told we don't have what you want and may not have it until after the long weekend, after waiting for more then an hour. They told me to speak to the manager, even more rude. The car I was waiting for was waiting outside for 45 minutes, the manager took another customer who ahead turned up 5 minutes ago, where I had been waiting for an hour. I have nothing against any race, but am Indian and the customer was white. This manager took the customer to the car and the customer didn't want it, so at this point I was getting mad and calling other companies, the manager came back and said I have a car for you. Now where did the car come from??? I called enterprise they had something waiting, but this manager was very rude and didn't have any apology or anything. I went with him to finish of the final paper work he wanted all the payment up front. Normally you would pay on return. In the end I just walked out of here. The worst place for customer service. I think he was racist.Cons: Improve everything about having self respect and respect everyone
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
Pros: The third vehicle that we eventually ended up with worked and was niceCons: Literally everything. More people working the counters, cars not smelling like people took their smoke breaks in them, car batteries having been tested before giving those vehicles out to customers. Not charging customers for fuel when they couldn't stop because the car you have them wouldn't start back up again.
4.0 OkayMar 28 2021
Pros: I stood in line for one hour and ten minutes while a single agent served dozens of clients. She was clearly doing her best, but it was a circus. At one point, Budget customers heard that they could also get served at the Avis counter. Some were successful and others were told they had to go to the back of the enormous Budget line. I will never forget it. It was horrible.Cons: Perhaps have more staff at the AIRPORT to provide customer service? Waiting in line for more than an hour is UNACCEPTABLE. My rental was only supposed to be twelve hours. I was not even offered a pro-rate on my rental--I was there on time for pick-up but ended up dinking around waiting for customer service until nearly ninety minutes into my rental. I spent the rest of the day rushing to get my errands run. Ruined my day. Thanks.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Cons: Checkout was awful. The per-person time to checkout was excessive, people who already checked out kept coming back in and going up to the counter, it was close to 45 mins from time I got off shuttle until time I got in car. Car reeked of smoke.
6.4 GoodSep 15 2020
Pros: PriceCons: Cleanliness of car
8.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: Carla who helped me was wonderful
Rated no. 3
Payless
6.7 Good (208 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
Payless
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 638 1000
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2021
Pros: Very easy to drop offCons: I booked through a 3rd party and they accepted my reservation but when I arrived they said they were sold out for a few days. They were able to help me but stressed me out about it first. 3rd party should know exact inventory to prevent this.
2.0 MediocreMay 13 2021
Pros: Bad service didn't know I had to have a ticket
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2021
Cons: Sorry my bad. I screwed up. Will actually not fully my fault. I did indicate I wanted to rent from SFO airport and it also apparently gave me options for Oakland airport rentals and I rented a car from there without realizing. Duh! Will anyway it was nonrefundable and I'm screwed out of $140. So since kayak sent me a request via email for a review of my car rental it's fair to say it didn't go so well!
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Pros: nothingCons: I reserved the car and was scheduled to pick it up at 8PM. I showed up a little bit late, and I assume this would be no problem, because the Oakland Airport Rental Car Center is open 24 hours a day. When I got to the car rental center, no one was at the Payless desk, and another lady told me that Payless closes at 8PM. So why would I be allowed to reserve a car for pickup at the time that the desk closes? So anyway, I had to change my trip plans because I had no rental car.
6.0 GoodMar 26 2021
Cons: Grossly understaffed. No service at return. No record of return when I called next day. Under investigation.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2021
Pros: The staff were incredibly patient and kind.
2.0 MediocreOct 28 2020
Cons: Although i had all the requirements to rent a car, they would not rent to me and it cost me a plane ticket. 95 usd and a hotel room 80usd to go home to Las Vegas. I will not recommend them
4.0 OkayMay 30 2020
Cons: huge delay at pickup. Chaotic and dangerous. No social distancing, no attempt to address situation to reduce crowd. No staff. Never again!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2020
Cons: Getting through to.the customer service on the specific location on the phone
6.8 GoodSep 22 2019
Pros: pick up was very slow drop off was fine
Rated no. 4
Fox
5.7 Okay (322 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
Fox
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 254 4410
Monday05:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
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Thursday05:00 - 23:59
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Friday05:00 - 23:59
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Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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  • 5.8
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 5.4
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
Cons: No itemized pricing was provided... and the added costs were per day, not flat, as I had assumed...
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2021
Pros: Staffs are friendly and super helpful. The drop is easy as well.
8.0 ExcellentJun 8 2021
Pros: I really liked the value Fox provided for this rental.Cons: Be honest about things like extended drop off, costs on added or upgrades specifying all added fees. Also improved courtesy at drop off return.
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2021
Pros: N/ACons: Didn’t have the car size we had preordered. They revered us to another company and said they would cover whatever the difference was in rental price for the week as long as it was the same class. Yet, when we came back they had to take the case to a manager because it was so much of a price difference. We will see if they even honor the reimbursement.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2021
Pros: The staff was VERY friendly. Love that fact that they open later than other rental companies.Cons: Honestly, the value for the rental was VERY good. I'll look for Fox car rental again when needed.
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2021
Pros: Nothing, I never rented the carCons: You did not offer any chance to cancel a reservation, not even within an hour of booking. What you did do, is offer me a car at another airport(Oakland) than the one I had requested (SFO). That certainly looks like deliberately misleading your consumer. Mo more KAYAK for me, ever.
8.0 ExcellentMay 30 2021
Pros: Staff was helpful and friendly.Cons: Better value than Hertz or Dollar.
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Cons: better explanation of toll fees upront
8.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Cons: Slow check in
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2021
Pros: Friendly service. No wait. New car.Cons: Assistance in finding vehicle
Rated no. 5
Avis
7.3 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
Avis
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Road+1 510 577 6360
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 23 2021
Cons: I could have been told about their policy of requiring a flight number to book
9.2 ExcellentJul 24 2020
Pros: Drop off staff in Modesto was really nice.Cons: Car rental companies consistently want to up sell, and push their own insurance.
5.6 OkaySep 2 2018
Pros: Clean car
4.0 OkayMay 28 2018
Car smelled like smokePros: Apple CarPlay in the vehicleCons: The car smelled terrible. When I told them upon check in, they didn’t care
2.0 MediocreSep 12 2017
Dirty car and tagged with profanityPros: N/ACons: Bad service, dirty vehicle, incorrect information on my contract vs what is on the car in reference to miles and gas gauge. Most importantly the car had profanity tagged on it. Ridiculous! Manager gave me no time.
4.4 OkayAug 20 2017
Mis sold insurancePros: Slick systems and carCons: Car wasn't clean but worst was mis selling of insurance. I told the agent I had insurance but was assured I needed the Avis policies. My daughter in law is an insurance broker and explained that I had been mislead.
8.0 ExcellentAug 17 2017
Pros: manager was very friendly and accommodatingCons: tried contacting office to locate lost item. had to keep calling 800 number. left message in office told to call back next day. could never connect. always directed to 800 number. gave up after three days....
9.2 ExcellentAug 16 2017
Pros: Kia forte was perfect for the two of us with 4 bags.
4.4 OkayJul 22 2017
Unhappy CustomerCons: Reserved a mid sized car and was given a Jeep Patriot CUV. Interior of car had a unpleasant smell i.e faint odor of cigarette smoke. Coarse engine, loud road noise, and rough ride made for a mediocre driving experience. Also, I had declined rental damage insurance but was charged $17.95 on my credit card for insurance. Attempted to call Avis using telephone number on rental agreement. Automated answering service forwarded my call to another car company. Finally reached Avis customer service and was informed they had no record of my credit card being charged for insurance. Still trying to resolve issue.
8.8 ExcellentJul 11 2017
Pros: Process was smooth and quick for both pickup and drop off. There was someone working at the counter at 12:30am when we arrived, and we were able to get a car seat that hadn't been reserved.Cons: They charged $50 for rental of the car seat. : (
Rated no. 6
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Alameda
National
Locations in Alameda
7600 Earhart Rd+1 833 659 1912
Monday06:00 - 22:30
Tuesday06:00 - 22:30
Wednesday06:00 - 22:30
Thursday06:00 - 22:30
Friday06:00 - 22:30
Saturday06:00 - 22:30
Sunday06:00 - 22:30
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Good experiencePros: Easy interface on line to find, reserve vehicle. Received confirmation promptly. When picking up vehicle at National, rep was pleasant, helpful and reservation was in the system with no hassles. Dropping off I got 2 thank yous from staff as I was walking inside.Cons: When picking up the insurance offered was much higher than when it was offered online. I should have got it then??
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2016
Pros: Ease of rental....started the process on line. Very helpful and courteous staff at the Oakland Airport site (I believe Christina may have been working at the counter).Cons: Cannot think of a thing.
Rated no. 7
Enterprise
7.3 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Alameda
Enterprise
Locations in Alameda
2307 Blanding Ave Unit A+1 510 523 5722
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - Invalid date
25 Embarcadero Cove+1 510 532 0444
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - Invalid date
Sunday00:00 - Invalid date
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.0 OkaySep 19 2017
Unprofessional pick-upCons: The driver who picked me up was rude and unprofessional. He told me to get off my phone while I was working on my phone so he could make small chat in which he mentioned what he did with his tips and also complained to me about his manager texting him and not looking at the log in the office. Highly inappropriate for a customer to know the inter-workings of a business. And I felt he was pushing for a tip to the point of being rude, so I did not tip as I was offended by him interrupting my work. It was 9:45 am and I was there on business. It was business hours. An industry catering to working professionals should know this. I was so offended. I let the man at the counter know and he gave me a weak apology. The managers were close by and overheard and did not come over to offer an apology either. Worst Enterprise experience I have ever had.
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2017
Great job, EnterprisePros: Our first outstanding experience was when we rented the vehicle for our daughters wedding. The Enterprise team on Alameda Ave in Oakland, CA was just as excited for the event as we were! Second terrific experience occurred when I had a mishap with the Enterprise vehicle I rented. I called the 24-hour service line to report the incident. The process was seamless and easy. Definitely will use Enterprise for all car rental needs in the future.
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2017
Pros: Service was great! They picked us up at the airport and provided a quick service checkout. The vehicle was clean and worked properly. They also called before the end to the trip to make sure everything was going well. I would utilize this location again.Cons: The only negative were that the wiper blades needed replacement; and the team gave me a discount to the price when I turned in the vehicle in Portland. (Turned a negative item into a positive aspect.)
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2017
Excellent in every way.Pros: Everyone was so kind, professional, and helpful.
2.0 MediocreJun 18 2017
Not a great experienceCons: The car they tried to give us at first smelled like smoke and marijuana. The didn't clean the car before they gave it to us so it was pretty dirty. They have is the car with only 1/4 tank of gas...I could go on...
8.4 ExcellentJun 16 2017
Pros: Friendly staff. The location is a little hard to find.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2017
Pros: very friendly service by the folks working at the pickup location
4.4 OkayApr 9 2017
Pick Up/Reservation Process and Unsafe Indoor lighting in carPros: Nice and clean Friendly employeesCons: Interior lighting for night driving much much brighter than the road. Had to drive with one hand over that bright blue screen- dangerous with infant in the backseat. Had to make reservation online on my phone before I could do anything at the counter at airport Enterprise. So hard while traveling and with changing plans while traveling with an infant. Took over an hour to get everything squared away.
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2017
Pros: Walk to pick up the car. Car was ready to go and front desk was quick and friendly. Dropped it off, same experience. Walked home. Most excellent experience.
4.8 OkayFeb 27 2017
DeceptionPros: Workers were friendly and welcoming,Cons: The remote entry key didn't work and I only found out after I got to my house. I had to drive all the way back to the Enterprise branch, and was told that I would have to wait at least 30 minutes for the battery for the remote entry key to be replaced. When I asked for another vehicle, I was told that there were no other midsize cars available. Fortunately, 20 minutes later another midsize car became available.
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Rhodium
1 location in Alameda
Rhodium
Locations in Alameda
Oakland Airport. On-airport. Oakland International Airport. 7600 Earhart Road, Car Rental Center.+1 510 254 4410
Monday05:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
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Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - Invalid date
Friday05:00 - 23:59
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Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Alameda
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Alameda
8105 Edgewater Dr.+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
946 travellers who hired a car in Alameda gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,8

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