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Albany, NY, Estados Unidos
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Albany car hire information

Pick-up locationAlbany
Hire locations15
Airport locations9

Albany car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7.2 Good (155 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Budget
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center+1 518 459 2609
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 242 4450
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 26 2021
Cons: The e-z pass did not work consistently. I informed them of this at drop off and that I missed a toll due to that and not being able to back up to pay
4.0 OkayJan 7 2021
Cons: Car was rented to me with very low tire pressure. Was travelling on the highway stop at 2 gas stations to fix tires air machines with broken and each one had to complete my trip with low tire pressure using way too much gas
6.0 GoodDec 17 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful at pick-up. Process was relatively quick. Nobody there for drop off so hopefully that went ok. I just dropped the keys in a box.Cons: Car stunk like cigarettes and then I found a pack under the seat. I guess that was missed by whoever cleaned the car
6.0 GoodOct 20 2020
Pros: carCons: staff were gone when I arrived
3.6 MediocreSep 23 2020
Pros: Convenience of picking up the vehicle close byCons: Vehicle could have been washed and cleaned. Vehicle had damage that I needed to report before taking the vehicle.
7.6 GoodSep 13 2020
Pros: staff in nyc was good. but they only had large suvs and trucks available. i only needed a small car. so gas was pricey and ride was a bit bumpy. also car only had a 1/2 tank of gas to start. and car had over 25,000 miles on it. but overall it was really fine. and worked out.Cons: would be better if they had the size of car available that one rented. the staff was really good at juggling but they just didn’t have cars ready. staff in albany airport was great.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Cons: Car smelled like someone had smoked in it.
9.6 ExcellentSep 5 2020
Pros: Yes
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Pros: Staff was professional, helpful. He was alone and swamped, but kept his cool, found me a great car even though we were late getting in.Cons: Nothing; this was truly a great experience!
2.8 MediocreJul 10 2020
Pros: The staff was helpful but pretty impossible to find at the Albany location.Cons: The car was not what I signed up for - I had requested a smaller car and it was a huge jeep. The previous driver smoked cigarettes and the car reaked. I didn't get the sense that it was ever cleaned and it made me feel really uneasy.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Alamo
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 366 2649
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
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  • 8.9
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 23 2018
Why the switchPros: Car was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.Cons: I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?
9.6 ExcellentMar 18 2018
Fast and easyPros: No issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutesCons: No signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2017
Pros: Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern AmenitiesCons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2017
Quick and EasyPros: From the time I picked up to the time I left with the car was all of 15-20 minutes. No long drawn out process.Cons: Having to supply two phone numbers at the counter. I only have one number.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2017
Pros: Staff was very helpful and accommodating.price was reasonable and vehicle was in good condition and fully met our needs.
9.6 ExcellentAug 14 2017
Pros: Car was clean and I enjoyed driving it.Cons: Initial prepaid reservation was for Jeep SUV for 9 days at 449.00. When I called to change reservation to 7 days I was informed new cost would be approx. 1200.00. It took 2 more calls before someone suggested I change car to mid size which would result in price increase of approx. 100.00.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2017
Great servicePros: They gave me a nice car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2017
Pros: The Hundai Sonata was a great car. Very quiet and easy to drive. Check-in and check-out was extremely fast and efficient. The ease of both at Albany airport is great.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
Fantastic service. Great vehicle.Pros: Customer Service was excellent.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Nice peoplePros: The women at reception was very pleasant.
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (32 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Enterprise
Locations in Albany
51 S. Pearl St./t.u. Center+1 518 472 1111
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 934 1076
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
900 Central Ave+1 518 453 6222
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Pros: Loved this car. Friendly staff
8.4 ExcellentAug 28 2017
Pros: The personalized service, along with Enterprise allowing their employees to make decisions,rather than being robots Absolutely fantastic!!!!!
7.2 GoodMar 14 2017
Pros: The car worked well. The staff were nice and made pick up and drop off easy.Cons: There were a lot of charges beyond the advertised daily price that were either disproportionately high or didn't make sense. Dropping a car off at a different location results in a $130+ fee (this is if you tell enterprise before hand. It is probably higher if you don't). It was cheaper for me to rent from Thursday to Monday than from Saturday to Monday.'
6.8 GoodMar 7 2017
Pros: I liked the final price and the choice of car.Cons: The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2017
Excellent customer service and value for the pricePros: Received a free upgrade as my vehicle class was sold out Free pick-up to the agency Personable staff that actually treat you like a 'person' not solely a 'customer'Cons: N/A
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2017
Pros: The staff were great. Helpful and professional.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2016
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2016
Pros: Cost.
9.2 ExcellentOct 26 2016
Rental Team was GreatPros: The Enterprise staff was extremely helpful, friendly and jovial. They gave me an upgrade to an SUV.Cons: The place was super busy when I arrived to pick-up the car so there was a slightly longer wait than usual. A prior renter of the car I had must have smoked in it. When the fan was on there was a faint smell of Cigarette or more likely cigar. There were two empty bottles under the seats (OJ and Gatorade)
8.4 ExcellentOct 10 2016
Why do You keep sending surveys after I already fiPros: My quick pick up due to a phone I placed prior to coming.Cons: The vehicle its self. I asked for a economy car and was offered a camera for $10 extra a day, an SUV, which I declined both to be give the Chevy bubble. Wasn't thrilled but I drive a jeep so I didn't think it'd be that bad but I do not prefer it, that is for sure!
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Rated no. 4
Dollar
8.2 Excellent (63 reviews)
1 location in Albany
Dollar
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 464 7601
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
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  • 8.2
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Recent reviews
5.6 OkayNov 19 2020
Pros: Staff remained professional and friendly in poor working conditionsCons: Leave the pick up inside the airport and have someone deliver the cars to the door or have a golf cart to take the customer out to the car, it is very difficult dragging all your luggage out to a garage not knowing where your going. A handicapped person (me) will not do it again because I have bad legs and was so sore and tired when I finally got in the car I should not have been driving especially a car I’m not used to. And no there was nobody around to offer help just a sign saying go outside where our staff is working in a dark dingy shack !
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: Yes
8.0 ExcellentSep 29 2020
Pros: Yes to both the questions. Staff was freindly.Cons: Car check over could have been done better. The driver's side mirror would not stay in place and I had to rely on the yellow warning lights on the mirror that a vehicle was near me at times.
8.4 ExcellentMay 28 2020
Pros: Dropoff went smoothlyCons: Pickup could have been better but was crowded
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2020
Pros: Quick and easy.Cons: A little more information, instruction, location, etc.
9.6 ExcellentFeb 3 2020
Pros: Easy drop off
3.6 MediocreDec 30 2019
Cons: The charge ended up being much higher than what we were told. Upfront pricing was what we had expected but we had to pay double what we saw. There were issues with drop off where they claimed we were given the wrong car and our account had been closed prematurely so we had to go to the main office for them to review and then they didn't clear anything up. They just made us stick around for 20 minutes while not keeping us in the loop and we never received a final receipt so it felt pretty obvious that there were overcharges being covered up. Will not be renting again.
5.2 OkayDec 26 2019
Cons: Person working at the counter at pick up was rude and impatient. He was very irritated that I had questions about the rental and he rolled his eyes as I spoke.
7.2 GoodDec 16 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Drop off was easy.Cons: Oil might have been in need of a change. Power steering should be checked. Also information on where basic controls are would have been nice. It took me a while yo figure out how to pop the trunk and gas cover.
10.0 ExcellentNov 6 2019
Pros: cheap!!
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (48 reviews)
2 locations in Albany
Avis
Locations in Albany
131 Colonie Center+1 518 459 3179
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
737 Albany Shaker Road+1 518 242 4440
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2021
Cons: They did not honor the price that I reserved it for. I had to pay more
2.4 MediocreJun 17 2020
Pros: Staff at counter was friendlyCons: --Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone. Drove 3 1/2 hours each way (NYC --> Albany) to drop off old rental and pick up a new one, then was told at counter that I needn't have made the drive in the first place and I could've just kept the original rental. --Car smelled of cigarettes. Was told to just write down the issue on my rental agreement. --Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone a second time (and I called over 20 times). This became an issue when I had to extend my new rental. --Toll-free customer service was completely useless when I contacted them to voice my concerns. --In a word, Avis = terrible. I've been an Enterprise customer for 12 years, and I'm kicking myself for using Avis this time.
4.4 OkayMay 15 2020
Pros: PriceCons: No ability to contact local agent, no store front or signage indicating pickup location, only a guy in a car with a sign. My rental was given away to someone else because I was late getting my car because I couldnt find the location, despite calling the national number they assured me everything was OK
6.0 GoodJan 29 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: We had a reservation but there wasn't a car available. We had one option. A 15 passenger van.
9.6 ExcellentOct 23 2019
Pros: staff fine at both locations I appreciate that they do not try to push me to take insuranceCons: car is far from office at pickup site and I had trouble finding the Albany office
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: Yes! The guy was great, upgraded us! We were there fir a funeral and had a 14 hour drive back so it was greatly appreciated.Cons: Nothing.
5.2 OkayAug 26 2019
Cons: The price was ridiculously expensive.
2.0 MediocreJul 17 2019
Cons: There were no cars available when I arrived to the Avis counter. I was unable to rent a car despite having a reservation number. Unacceptable!
7.2 GoodApr 23 2019
Cons: Car could have been cleaner.
7.6 GoodMar 18 2019
Cons: The inside of the car was dirty, looked like a spilled soda all over the center console.
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.9 Good (87 reviews)
3 locations in Albany
Hertz
Locations in Albany
40 Lodge St+1 518 434 6911
Monday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Friday12:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
737 Albany Shaker Rd.+1 518 456 1777
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
818 Central Avenue+1 518 454 9701
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.2
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  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodNov 23 2020
Cons: Location was closed and no one contacted me before. I had to take a $15 cab to another location to get the car with a promise of reimbursement that never materialized. A huge hassle.
6.0 GoodSep 22 2020
Pros: Newer vehicles, lots of extrasCons: Car had obviously not been cleaned or sanitized since previous person rented it. Nothing vacuumed or wiped down, garbage still in it. These things are a must, especially in today’s environment. I had to clean and sanitize it when I got it home before I would let any of my family get in it, not very happy about that...
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2020
Pros: You cancelled my reservation at the last minute! Thanks for wrecking my vacation plan.
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2020
Cons: Consider working together with travel purveyors (travelocity, kayak, expedia, et al) to more fairly compensate customers for unavoidable changes in travel plans during a pandemic. By "more fairly," I mean don't leave them SOL.
5.2 OkayOct 19 2019
Pros: Car was okCons: Car not very clean inside and out. Pick up location not very convenient. Check in cumbersome with unexpected additional charges. Drop off very strange; it so happened car was dropped off two days earlier. Attendant said he would take care of necessary paperwork and I would receive the proper credit. I requested a receipt attendant was adamant that I did not needed he would take care of all the needs. This is the first time I dealt with rentals at Albany NY and with Hertz. Since I was pressed for time I moved on. Btw I still do not have correspondence from Hertz
2.0 MediocreAug 25 2019
Cons: Initial staff was rude. Unable to obtain rental since we did not have the original credit card on us that was used at the time the rental was booked. Had my credit card for the same MasterCard on me but was unable to use this even though reservation was for 9/9 and my card was charged 7/25.
4.8 OkayJul 26 2019
Pros: The car was ok.Cons: Office was closed when we arrived. it's hidden around corner from garage w/ he cars. Lousy way-finding signage. Office closed between 11 and 12 w/o warning. Only 1 employee who must leave the office to go a block to garage with a customer to get/return a car. Nearly missed our train and were frantic
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2019
Pros: Friendly staff easy pick up and drop offCons: Nothing
4.4 OkayJun 7 2019
3rd Party rentalCons: The clerk working the counter was surly and seemed bothered by completing our rental. When we exited the parking garage, it said we had to pay $48. My husband ran back to the office to see why, her response was, “just push the assistance button.” When asked why she didn’t tell us about this issue, she just shrugged. The inside of the windows were so dirty that we had to stop and clean them to drive safely.
8.0 ExcellentMay 20 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off when closed and was easy. I rented a pickup but when I got there they said they didn't have one, however they put me in a vehicle the worked for what I wanted.
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Rated no. 7
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Albany
National
Locations in Albany
737 Albany Shaker Rd+1 844 366 2648
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Easirent
1 location in Albany
Easirent
Locations in Albany
Albany County Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Albany
Sunnycars
Locations in Albany
859 Albany Shaker Road
Recent reviews
436 travellers who hired a car in Albany gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Albany are Enterprise (8,9, 121 reviews), Alamo (8,8, 174 reviews), and Dollar (8,2, 69 reviews).

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