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Arlington, VA, United States
Aug 14 — Aug 21
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Arlington car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,0

Excellent

578 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.2

One location in Arlington

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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1608

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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4,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented a midsize suv such as the RAV 4. Alamo initially offered a small mitsubishi "suv" at the garage. I declined and they provided an "upgrade" to a chevy equinox...another compact suv nice car but one class lower than the midsize billed. Very nice staff, but that was wrong.

10,0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Very friendly agent, great car.

2,0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing.

Cons:

I didn't get to rent the car because after calling Alamo multiple times to confirm policies, I spent 30$ taking an Uber to the airport only to be told I had been given wrong information and they would not rent me the car. It nearly cost me a night of my vacation and I ultimately had to borrow a car at great inconvenience to a family member. Will never ever use Alamo again.

10,0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very capable and able to accommodate a larger vehicle based on our needs on the spot.

10,0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was so welcoming and polite and made the process really easy

Cons:

nothing, excellent

4,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I wasn't able to rent it. They wouldn not accept my credit card which was a visa debit/credit card.

1 out of 76

Budget

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.4

3 locations in Arlington

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1100 South Hayes Street

+1 571 451 1869

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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2500 National Avenue

+1 703 872 0320

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
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3206 10th Street North

+1 703 812 0921

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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6,0 Good

May 2022

KAYAK
The car really wasn’t that clean. Lots of dust all over the dashboard. The floor wasn’t very clean.

10,0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
Was great experience

2,0 Mediocre

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Bad brakes, worn wiper blades, bald tires. Budget drop off point was blocked off and no sign telling where to go.

4,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice staff, quick service.

Cons:

I was told that I could return my car @4pm Sunday since I picked it up @4pm Thursday. Come Sunday, the Budget location I was suppose to return the car was closed already (2pm). I had to contact customer support and change the location and pay additional fees I did not anticipate. Including a late charge due to being further away from the new drop off location. The misinformation has caused me to pay more out of pocket when I was not aware. Extremely confused and was put on hold for awhile. As everyone was very helpful, I did not like being misinformed and being charged for something that was out of my control.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved the person that helped us checkin she was amazing and accommodating.

Cons:

Not sure why the price changed but I am waiting for the final charge on my credit card to see what it will be. Also the drop off were not as helpful or courteous.

4,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much

Cons:

Car was dirty and no windshield fluid. Traveling from Washington DC to Asheville NC, long distance, was not fun unable to see and pulling off to clean.

1 out of 48

Payless

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

4.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.1

One location in Arlington

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2500 National Avenue

+1 800 729 5377

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
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6,0 Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car

Cons:

Difficult to find staff at dc airport - mixed with Avis and others

2,4 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing - The entire experience was a nightmare.

Cons:

The car they initially rented to me was broken and required software updates. There were no tenants around to help. I received my second car over an hour later and was unhappy with it due to the car being uncomfortable and full of blind spots (it was different than what I rented as well -- and definitely not any sort of an upgrade or similar to what I rented). The second car they gave me had a bald tire and I experienced a blow out less than 300 feet from the garage door in the driveway leading to/from the rental location. And then they charged me for the blow out.

4,8 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Long wait. Excessive and repeated attempts at upselling despite telling them I wasn’t interested

2,8 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to get a different call after all the warning lights on my first car came on.

Cons:

People working at the airport were not helpful at all; the payless call center foes not exist; no one gave me a copy of my contract after I left the airport to get my car; no one at avis or budget rental could find my contract - I had to drive to a special payless location to find someone who could look up my contract.

4,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The cancellation policy was unclear when making the booking. It was unclear how to report the dents I located on the car before I drove away. I paid the DAILY rate, picked up the car at noon, and indicated initially I would return at 9PM. When I inquired about returning the car the next morning instead (4th of July in DC, all the access points to highways were closed to it was extremely difficult to get to the airport), they told me I had to pay a $65 extension fee even though I had paid the equivalent of 24 hours.

6,0 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There wasn’t anyone to receive the car at drop off and they didn’t check in the car.

1 out of 24

Thrifty

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.9

One location in Arlington

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not get any email after returning the card, The guy at the airport told me I will get an email. Still waiting

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off worked well.

Cons:

Terrible pick up at national airport. Waited in line for 4 hours. So, Thrifty rented out way too many cars with far too few staff. There were only 2 persons at the counter and frequently one would leave - reasons unknown. Then AFTER finally getting to the counter, we had to wait ANOTHER 45 MINUTES for our vehicle to be ready. THEN, while driving on our leg from Washington to Nashville (1st day of trip to Dallas), we got a low tire pressure warning. Stopped immediately, called Thrifty, waiting on and off hold for almost 2 hours - only to be hung up on in the end. Had to fend for ourselves and by the grace of god only, reached our destination. Never rent again from Thrifty, ever.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not like this experience at all. I went on April 30, 2021 for a 4 pm pickup. They had one person at the counter running thrifty, dollar and even hertz customers at one point. A long line was already formed by the time I arrived to pick up a van I "reserved". I ended up waiting for about 50 mins and in that time an even longer line formed down toward the stairwell. While waiting in line the lady announced that there would be a 45 min delay in getting a vehicle. I was hoping that only applied to people who did not have "reservations", although I do not wish that delay on anyone. When it was my turn I was prepared for the worse and was told that reservations do not matter because they do not have any vehicles available. Then she blamed customers for not returning them and for returning them dirty. If that was the case then do not allow people to reserve vehicles that are not available. I left without the vehicle I reserved in advance. Waste of time.

Cons:

Have more people working at the counter. Do not allow for reservations unless the vehicle is actually available. It makes no sense to assume that customers will return a vehicle on the day and time they are suppose to and overlap reservations by letting people reserve that same vehicle for that time. It leaves no room for error, which seems to have happened to everyone that waited in that line for close to an hour.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

No

Cons:

Yes

2,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was clean

Cons:

Pick up: waited over an hour to get a car because they had no cars (I had a reservation) 20 other people had this same problem. Car: was an older car. No CarPlay, so had to look at my phone for gps. If I’m paying hundreds of dollars for a car rental, I should I least get a newer car.

6,0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

There was only one person working the counter and over 15 customers in line. The wait was over an hour long.

1 out of 32

Dollar

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

4.5

One location in Arlington

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1 Aviation Circle

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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6,0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The return was a disaster. We input our drop off time of 5 am. Never received instructions for an after or before hours drop off. The gate was down and there was no access to drop off the vehicle. We ended up going through another rental companies gate and were forced to leave the car within the dollar return lot with no attendant. To date we’ve received no correspondence as to the close out of our contract because when we call customer service we get a message that they are closed. We did call the 800 number abs was told by attendant that she had closed our record with an email as prof that was never received.

6,0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

I paid for a mid-size car and received what I would consider a compact car. Rental car pick up line was slow.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop-off was easy and the truck drove very well.

Cons:

The check-in was awful. The line was super long and there was no additional help at the counter. Although I pre-registered, it still took over 1.5 hours in the line. I specifically booked a pick-up truck 2 months early. When I got there, I was informed that they did not have a truck and one had to be brought in - another 1.5 hour wait. It's like they were surprised I was coming. It caused me to miss my appointments on the day of pickup. It was a very very frustrating experience.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The attendant lied and I was charged for the expanse.

4,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reception staff was excellent. Very helpful and walked us to our car. Drop-off very mediocre. Person on duty was not pleasant. He was just there.

Cons:

Drop-off staff could be more attentive. Value very mediocre, great car. But extra-charge so my wife could drive -- we declined. I understand COVID effect on the economy and particularly on travel industry. But price and experience seems a bit out of sync with the recovery.

2,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

We waited more than an hour for a rental car after checking out at the rental counter. There was a backup of available cars, and it was also then clear that agents were not keeping good track of who had been taken care of. When we asked when we would be getting a car at the hour mark, one agent said he had been calling us, but he also didn’t have our name or phone number so could not have been true. The car still smelled like previous occupants and made a whistling sound from the windshield.

1 out of 93

Enterprise

7,8

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

6.4

6 locations in Arlington

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1560 Wilson Blvd, Suite 150

+1 703 528 6466

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2778 S Arlington Mill Dr

+1 703 820 7100

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2804 S Eads St

+1 703 418 7240

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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601 N Randolph St

+1 703 243 5404

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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720 N Glebe Rd

+1 703 243 5404

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1606

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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4,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Reserved a mini-van online and called Enterprise support to confirm that mini-van will be available that weekend. They assured that either mini-van or something similar will be available that weekend. Then got a call a day before that they couldn't guarantee the vehicle that I wanted. I ended up getting a small SUV. Very disappointing!

Cons:

This car company doesn't seemed to guarantee a vehicle you reserve online. I went through couple Enterprise rental location and both couldn't provide mini-van or large SUV.

8,0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It would have been better if the attendant located my reservation with the reservation number as opposed to scanning my drivers license. It would have saves 30 minutes.

9,2 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All was easy!

Cons:

The price was high compared to rental prices I’ve experienced before. It was a big chunk of our weekend expense.

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing it was outstanding I really appreciate you all

9,2 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly. Easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Bit of a line up at 9 when it opened so took 30 minutes to get the car.

10,0 Excellent

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Crystal City location very nice and helpful. Car was great, super comfortable, and the price was fantastic.

1 out of 14

Avis

4,9

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.1

3 locations in Arlington

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1100 South Hayes Street

+1 571 451 1867

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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2500 National Avenue

+1 703 419 5815

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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3206 10th Street North

+1 703 516 4202

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and whole process was easy.

4,8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They ran out of cars at my pick up location, told me to go to the airport for my car, and then the airport location said they couldn’t honor my reservation so I paid twice as much.

Cons:

Being able to pick up the car where I wanted to pick it up. Being told the truth at the first location.

5,2 Okay

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2,0 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Not lying about the price

5,2 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly

Cons:

Decreases wait times in the line, clean cars and more value in the per day rental price given the add ons

6,0 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent at the DCA Avis rental was very polite, friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, we were given a vehicle with the cruise control not working and had a 15hour drive to Florida due to airports closures/hurricane Dorian. We tried contacting customer service various times and no one could help

Cons:

Avis should care about their customers and have better service

1 out of 18

E-Z Rent-A-Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Arlington

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2600 Jefferson Davis HWY

+1 703 838 1666

Monday05:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:30 - 23:59
Friday05:30 - 23:59
Saturday05:30 - 23:59
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2,0 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

notify whether it's cancelable or not

7,6 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like body odor

7,6 Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and clean. People were nice

Cons:

Awkward meeting point for off airport pickup. Pretty slow process vs some of the name brands

3,2 Mediocre

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was pretty clean and drove decently. There were no major dents or scratches.

Cons:

Pick up was done with an agent that was a bit less than friendly. The car was in desperate need of an oil change and tune-up. Drop off was even worse! The man that did The Returned was abrupt and barely willing to help me in any way with my luggage or anything else. The woman who was driving the shuttle for me back to the airport insisted that I get out in spite of the cold weather and walk so that she didn't have to be inconvenienced by dropping me off at the normal stop. It was cold, I was hauling three pieces of luggage and it only made my experience that much worse! One of the three gentlemen who were on the shuttle who have been picked up at the stop (and had waited far longer than they had expected) called this service "not so ez" car rental. I now understand why he called it that. I won't rent with this service again.

2,0 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Our airplane was slightly delayed but still arrived before midnight which is when E-Z rent-A-car closes. But for whatever reason they decided to close at 11PM, before we even landed, which left us stranded and looking for an available car rental at the airport when all other agencies were closing soon. Fortunately we did find one but ended up spending nearly 7 times as much for the car. I have half a mind to file a complaint with the BBB and get EZ to pay for this since it's their fault we were left in that situation. I will NEVER rent a car with them again.

2,0 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, EZ rental seems like a scam did not pick up rental

Cons:

They do not properly inform customers and try to add hidden charges.

1 out of 7

National

8,0

Excellent

11 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Arlington

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Ronald Reagan Wash Natl Airprt

+1 844 648 1607

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The calculation at the end was wrong. The person at national fixed it on the spot.

10,0 Excellent

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a luxury coupe so that was a very pleasant surprise. Fast ride and felt just right for our vacation.

Cons:

When I was first choosing a ride, I was told the car had apple CarPlay, but it in fact did not have that so putting on my navigation was a bit difficult at first but we made it work. I got the 2018 q60 3.0t awd.

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had my car ready with no delays. Car was perfect

10,0 Excellent

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were able to find a large.SUV at the last minute for our trip at a great rate that also included insurance.

8,0 Excellent

Apr 2022

KAYAK
We picked up at Airport but we didn't fly in and it was a little tricky getting to the office when we were driving in. Once inside we went to the National Desk but there was no one there, the issue was that there was a window open and it had a coat on the chair so it looked like someone had just stepped away. We waited, knocked and called out but no one came. Finally a worker passing by said we needed to go to the Alamo window and that did work fine But there should have been some sign at the National desk telling us to do that. The rest of our experiences were very good.

10,0 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The calculation at the end was wrong. The person at national fixed it on the spot.

10,0 Excellent

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a luxury coupe so that was a very pleasant surprise. Fast ride and felt just right for our vacation.

Cons:

When I was first choosing a ride, I was told the car had apple CarPlay, but it in fact did not have that so putting on my navigation was a bit difficult at first but we made it work. I got the 2018 q60 3.0t awd.

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had my car ready with no delays. Car was perfect

10,0 Excellent

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were able to find a large.SUV at the last minute for our trip at a great rate that also included insurance.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Arlington

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1401 Lee Highway

+1 703 243 1093

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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1700 Richmond Highway

+1 703 271 5245

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5,6 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was nice.

Cons:

6 hours before the pick up time, I received a call telling me that the car likely would not be available. We had reserved a mini van so we could drive our son from D.C. to college in Chicago. I expressed extreme concern because it was now too late to change our plans and rent from another company. The agent indicated that he would call back shortly with an update, while he tried to locate a minivan. He did not call back. We contacted him 6 hours later and he had not even tried to locate a minivan. He then agreed (again) to look for a minivan. He called back 2 hours later and indicated that he thought it was likely he could secure a large SUV, but that instead of it being available that evening as we had reserved and requested, it would be available in the morning. Then, when we showed up at the pick up spot the next morning (Key Bridge Marriott), the agent was not there. We called his number, only to find out that the agent and the SUV were at the Crystal City Marriott. We were already delayed overnight in leaving on our trip, but we then had to drive to Crystal City to pick up the SUV. While the SUV was excellent, the experience was horrible. I have rented from Hertz for 30 years, and this was the absolute worst experience I have ever had.

2,0 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I'm still fuming. At 5 pm the night before my early morning departure on a one way 600-mile road trip, Hertz in Arlington called me to say that they did not have an SUV for me to rent. No car at all, no help finding a replacement and barely an apology. Terrible, terrible service. I am still shocked.

Cons:

Hertz could have made it right. The last-minute rental I was lucky to find from Budget cost almost triple the price, but I had no options. Hertz customer service offered a weak apology and a $50 voucher for my next rental. Very, very poor effort. I expected better from Hertz. Never again!

2,8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing. Had a booking reserved and had to call and talk for 15 minutes on the phone with the employee who told me there was nothing he could do.

Cons:

The employee at the pickup location literally told me on the phone that I should have called ahead to make sure he had a car. He said he didnt have any cars and couldnt do anything. I told him this was unacceptable and was pointed to a helpline, who just left me stranded in DC waiting on a call.

2,0 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, everything was terrible, they did not have my mini van. It was the worst experience I've ever had renting a vehicle as I was depending on the minivan to move, I had the loading dock at my apt. scheduled and no vehicle. Hertz never notified me that my vehicle was not there.

Cons:

Everything, could have called me, could have told me a different location to get the minivan. I probably will never rent with Hertz again.

4,4 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No one was at the counter when I arrived and I had to wait for 45 minutes. I was in such a rush at that point that I only checked the outside of the car, but when I got home realized that the interior looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned for months.

8,8 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

ONLY1 EMPLOYEE. HE WAS FRIENDLY. HE WAS RUNNING 2 LOCATION SAME TIME. HE NEED TO GO ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER PLACE. HARD TO HANDLE AND ANSWER PHONE TO CUSTOMER AS I NOTICE.

Cons:

Need help to run more employee for 2 location.

1 out of 4

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1735 travellers who hired a car in Arlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,2

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Top tips for hiring a car in Arlington

  • If you want to experience the beauty that the city has to offer at your own pace, having a car rental in Arlington will provide you with the ultimate freedom. Transport is at the core of your travels and renting a car means you’ll have privacy, comfort, enough room for everyone, and freedom to let loose and have more fun. Renting a car is convenient as you can seamlessly navigate throughout the city. You’ll also find it easier to access nearby locations, such as Georgetown, which is approximately 15min away, or go as far as the Prince William Forest Park, which is 35 miles away, in about 45min.
  • Once you arrive at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), you’ll find a rental car facility on the first floor of Terminal Garage A. You can opt to ride the Rental Car Shuttle that will take you directly to the rental car shop or walk there and follow the signs leading to Terminal Parking Garage A. This could take from about 10 to 15min depending on which of the three terminals you use. Here, you’ll find rental cars from various companies, including Alamo, Hertz, and Budget.
  • One crucial thing you should know about Virginia is that pedestrians have the right of way. Drivers must fully stop, and not just yield, when passengers are crossing on marked and unmarked crosswalks. Pedestrians also have the right of way at intersections, so be vigilant and aware, or risk a hefty fine. There’s also a hand-held law that prohibits any use of cell phones while driving. Additionally, Arlington is a bike-friendly community, so avoid parking in bike lanes, even partially.
  • There’s rarely traffic congestion in most areas of the county, but roads leading to the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge and the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge are an exception. Rush hour times are especially chaotic from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm. If you visit Arlington county during the winter months, you should be wary of slick and slippery roads. The snow can get heavy during storms, and you may run into the county’s snowplow teams on the roads.
  • Book your car hire in Arlington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Arlington are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

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