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Hire locations 53
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Boston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8,1 Excellent (272 reviews)
12 locations in Boston
Enterprise
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 617 723 8077
102 Belvidere St
+1 617 262 8222
15 Transportation Way
+1 833 230 5695
155 Rivermoor St
+1 617 469 4600
17 Melnea Cass Blvd
+1 617 442 7500
200 Stuart St
+1 617 449 7362
230 Dorchester Ave
+1 617 268 1411
292 Western Ave
+1 617 783 2240
4009 Washington Street
+1 617 327 6688
425 Summer St
+1 617 951 1307
855 Morton St
+1 617 298 5411
996 Commonwealth Avenue
+1 617 738 6003
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
9,6 Excellent
Oct 27 2015
Easy and convenient
Pros: Convenient location in Allston and reasonable price
7,2 Good
Jul 27 2016
Excellent but spoiled by poor pickup
Pros: Good, clean car
Cons: Pre arranged hotel pick up didn't happen, ended up having to call a different office and had to wait
8,0 Excellent
Aug 8 2016
Good customer service in Boston
Pros: John was very attentive to our needs and made sure we were happy,
Cons: Plugs for charging electronic devices stopped working,
10,0 Excellent
Oct 7 2016
george
Pros: no problems
Cons: I would have prefered a smaller vehicle. I chose the mini-van because the per-day cost was lower than the compact or mid-size vehicle.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 13 2016
Pros: New car, amazing price, very accommodating staff. Enterprise outdid itself to keep me happy.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 14 2016
Well done!
Pros: Relaxed and good customer service. Was able to drop off the car at a different location than I picked it up, in fact was able to leave it at my hotel and they picked up the car there. There was a little bit of leeway on the amount of gas to keep in the car upon return. Overall, very happy with the price, service, and the vehicle.
Cons: No negatives or surprises which is always nice.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 4 2017
Helpful attendant made the difference
Pros: Excellent service by Gentry, the person who processed our car rental.
Cons: Flexibility to accomodate customer needs, we needed a van because of a death in the family. We got what we needed with at an affordable rate. Took just 10 minutes total.
10,0 Excellent
May 27 2017
Pros: The staff was super helpful and even gave me a ride to work after my drop off!
10,0 Excellent
Jun 12 2017
Pros: Easy drop off
6,4 Good
Jun 12 2017
All would be good if the price would be final
Pros: Everythink was more or less ok. The car was quite new. It had the back camera which was nice.
Cons: The car wasn't clean, z pass didn't work properly. The biggest issue are the full insurance which makes the total price per day over $100.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
7,8 Good (230 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Alamo
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 888 826 6893
15 Transportation Way
+1 833 230 5696
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2,8 Mediocre
Sep 12 2016
Poor service, rude people
Pros: After arguing with them they removed the charge for the extra day.
Cons: Very rude people. The location of the cars is in a parking structure that will take you anywhere from 5-15 mins to enter or leave. But this is not taken into consideration for the timing of the vehicle. So if you are 15 mins late (even though our actual rental started 30 mins late due to wait for car and the parking structure) which we were they will try to charge you for an extra day! And when you dispute it they get all high and mighty and rude. Not to mention we requested a toll tag while renting, which they never gave us. So we spent the entire trip trying to avoid toll booths because Alamo would have charged us for that otherwise (I called and checked).
8,4 Excellent
Sep 15 2016
Pros: i thought i reserved a car at the airport but it was downtown and the store was closed - the airport never gave me a deal - they were out of cars but I am certain they lied. i got a great car from dollar rental - i wont use alamo unless its the last choice
10,0 Excellent
Sep 18 2016
Fule tank wasn't full when we got the car.
Cons: I had to make sure that we can return the car with a similar level of fule..
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 17 2016
worst experience ever. I will never use Kayak agai
Pros: nothing
Cons: they didn't have a car for us so we had to spend $60 to take a bus to where we were going and spend the next day finding a rental at another rental center. never using Kayak again
10,0 Excellent
Oct 19 2016
Pros: Got larger car and enjoyed driving it. People were very nice at location.
Cons: Thought it was at Boston airport but took taxi to downtown location so it worked out ok.
6,8 Good
Oct 24 2016
Pros: Good gas economy, car was a bit of a go cart Yogo but it did the job.
Cons: Neither location had any airport transportation, we delt with it.
4,0 Okay
Nov 18 2016
Pros: location
Cons: Associate MADE me purchase EZ pass. I told her it was unnecessary for my trip planned but she said I had no choice, after all was said and done... I didn't need it.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 27 2016
Cheaper than the airport
Pros: Great place to pick up car when if leaving Boston after a few days. We arrived at Logan airport, took a shuttle to our hotel, stayed a few days in Boston without a car and then picked up our rental at this Alamo's convenient downtown location. Prices were significantly lower than at the airport offices. It was easy to drive back to the location for the drop off when we were flying out of Logan on our return flight. We avoided rush hour, followed Google Maps and didn't have any issues. Since we had some large bags we called Uber, who arrived in 3 minutes, and we were at the airport in 15 minutes at a cost of $16.20. Highly recommend.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 27 2017
Pros: i like the price really affordable. definitely going use this service again
10,0 Excellent
Feb 5 2017
Pros: Everything!
Rated no. 3
Hertz
6,9 Good (192 reviews)
5 locations in Boston
Hertz
Locations in Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
+1 617 236 6940
156 Tomahawk Drive 42a
+1 617 568 5200
30 Park Plaza
+1 617 338 1500
39 Dalton Street
+1 617 338 1506
450 Mcclellan Highway
+1 617 561 3099
  • 6.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
7,2 Good
Jan 4 2017
Pros: Car ran well and the staff was kind.
Cons: I had to pick up the car in a different locale than it was reserved bc they had no cars. Costed me over an hr additional time. Also, car could have been cleaner, but no big deal.
6,0 Good
Sep 1 2017
Where are they??
Pros: Car was ready and clean.
Cons: They moved location into a Sheraton hotel. Had to ask businesses in area where they had moved. No signage. At drop off there was no one working the desk. Just a sign saying they'd be back in 30 m and to complete a form and drop off with hotel valet. We never could find the "form".
7,2 Good
Sep 15 2016
smoke
Pros: price
Cons: there was cigarette smoke in the interior
6,0 Good
May 26 2017
Downgraded and then charged additional??
Pros: KAYAK offered me this best price - get a jeep. So I take it.
Cons: Didn't get a jeep - "oh there will be a huge wait" guy at the counter says at 9:15pm. Instead he gives me a choice of 4 full size sedans. Fine. Then, I return the car - early (7am instead of 2pm), with a full tank of gas. I get home and they've charged me an additional 28.75 over what KAYAK charged me already for the full rental. wtf?
6,8 Good
Aug 15 2017
Pros: the SUV was in great shape and clean, and the drop off was easy.
Cons: The pick up took way too long and a bit disorganized.
8,0 Excellent
Sep 15 2017
Pros: Staff at the drop off point in the airport were very efficient
Cons: The process was a little confusing.
6,0 Good
Oct 10 2017
Pros: I really liked the people receiving the car in the dropoff
Cons: The people behind the counter did not smile once - any off them. They seemed tired. I picked up the car around 8 in the morning. I was not happy with the car, but was told, that she got the car she was given by a mansger, it could not change. My son could not look out the window of the. Not a good thing for a roadtrip!
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 12 2017
Cons: Car broke down at first stop and had to be towed. New car was a mini that was not cleaned or ready for use. Only available car at new location. Poor customer service.
8,4 Excellent
May 10 2018
Pros: Good vehicle. Quick pickup and drop off
Cons: Confusing about gas and insurance
4,0 Okay
Sep 9 2018
Pros: It was what was needed.
Cons: Car smelled of cigarettes and was rather expensive, double what was quoted. Also still have yet to receive receipt.
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
6,4 Good (188 reviews)
2 locations in Boston
Thrifty
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 877 283 0898
3 Columbus Avenue
+1 617 457 8157
  • 6.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.1
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Dec 4 2015
Cons: I didn't know to go to the dollar booth afterhours.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 31 2016
Pros: Fast and easy pick up and drop off
3,2 Mediocre
Sep 19 2016
Unbelievably rude staff
Pros: Absolutely nothing
Cons: This was by far the worst car rental experience I have ever had. Staff were extremely rude and unhelpful. I really cannot explain in about 50 characters how dreadful the experience was. I have sent a complaint form to Thrifty, but regardless of their response, this would be my last experience with Thrifty.
6,0 Good
Oct 26 2016
Cons: car was not cleaned ....head rests not installed,garbage under seats,diaper in console.
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 8 2016
Car was dirty, poorly running, + customer service
Pros: Worst experience renting a car ever.
Cons: - Car was very dirty when I picked it up, including the inside of the windows (smudged) - Car was VERY LOUD on the highway (anything above 40 mph) and the rear cabin shook. Seemed as though there was a rear tire misalignment. I felt unsafe driving the car on the highway. - Customer service was useless. I called the first day I had the car to see if I could exchange it for a different one at another Thrifty location (I was traveling alot). Lady could not help me find another Thrify location or guarantee that I would get another car. - I will never rent from Thrifty again.
6,0 Good
Dec 27 2016
Actual charge exceeded estimated charge by 100%
Cons: I got an estimation of $408 and ended up with $790. I purchased an additional $165 insurance but I was not aware that I had to buy additional LIS for $200. There was an additional $120 for easy pass charge (which is mandotory in Boston)
10,0 Excellent
Feb 13 2017
Love it
Pros: Good price with an a little upgrade my car to next cat. Good service at location but not the check in counter
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Apr 13 2017
Great!
Pros: The process of retrieving the car was very easy. The car was very clean and in great condition. The returning was very easy as well.
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 2 2018
Never again!
Pros: It’s over.
Cons: The price quoted for a Sat to Sun visit to Boston was $30. But, with the mandatory add-ons, the actual bill was over $90!! I declined the added insurance, tank of gas, etc. Crooked! Tell your customers up front and all will be well. But, deliver a nasty surprise at the rental counter and lose a customer... When I voiced my concerns with the desk agent, he said to take it up with management! So, I have! Goodbye!
7,6 Good
May 24 2018
Erroneous charge
Pros: Car. Person at drop off handled the overcharge promptly.
Cons: Being charged for an additional driver without being told at check in. This could be because there WASN’T an additional driver. I guess they were hoping I wouldn’t notice the additional $100!!
Rated no. 5
Budget
6,3 Good (276 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Budget
Locations in Boston
1 Center Plaza
+1 617 248 0128
100 Clarendon Street
+1 617 236 0185
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 568 6601
183 Cambridge Street
+1 617 497 3608
2 Seaport Lane
+1 617 778 2411
270 Atlantic Avenue
+1 617 227 0784
  • 6.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
8,8 Excellent
Jun 3 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, location ok! All went very easy and with politeness and kindness!
Cons: Premises on location could support an upgrade.
6,0 Good
Sep 6 2019
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff
Cons: I had to wait for hours because the computers kept breaking down. I couldn’t drive the car for a full day because of this.
8,8 Excellent
Aug 29 2016
Pros: Great staff
Cons: Avis has moved to a location other than that listed on the kayak receipt. It is now 183 Cambridge St
2,8 Mediocre
Sep 26 2016
Cons: At the drop off, there was no parking space to leave the truck. I had to call the local police station to figure out what to do.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 12 2016
Pros: They were very friendly and helpful
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 4 2017
Pros: nothing
Cons: upon arriving at logan airport, where I believed I had reserved the car, the agent informed me that the reservation was for an off-site budget office. They could give me a car, but would charge me more than double. They suggested I take a cab to the off-site office, which I did ($45). Upon arriving at the off-site office, they informed me that I could not use my debit card to rent the vehicle, and I could only do that at the airport office. I found myself stranded in downtown Boston with my luggage and no way to rent a vehicle other than to spend another $45 to get back to the airport! All in all, rental + taxi + add-ons (toll transponder) was more than 3 times the quoted price.
3,2 Mediocre
Jun 3 2017
Did not like the Allston location
Pros: How close it was to my apartment.
Cons: The service at this location was horrible. Right from walking in it seemed like the representatives didn't care at all and to be honest I'm not gonna spend money at a place to be mistreated.
6,0 Good
Jul 15 2017
Update your pickup addresses
Pros: The car was fine, drop-off easy and conveniently located in Logan airport.
Cons: My receipt gave me the wrong pickup location in Boston. I walked 30 minutes to get to a location that had closed ages ago, and then had to walk an additional 20 minutes (in the opposite direction) to get to the actual pickup location. Then I waited 40 minutes for a car. Thanks.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 24 2017
line was 3 hours long to pick up the car
Pros: nothing, we cancelled the rental and went with another company which had a reasonable line.
Cons: the line to pick up a budget rental car was literally 3 hours long. people at the front had been WAITING THREE HOURS. i will never rent with Budget again.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 25 2017
Pros: The office was closed when we arrived.
Rated no. 6
Payless
6,1 Good (148 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Payless
Locations in Boston
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 561 0139
  • 5.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6,4 Good
Nov 4 2015
Pick up wait time unacceptable
Pros: The car was nice and very clean
Cons: We waited at Logan for an hour and a half to get a car. The person behind the counter shared that there were only 4 total employees (including the manager) at that location and that it was unlikely that one of them would be able to help customers at the desk. While some wait was expected, an hour and a half is far too long.
5,6 Okay
Nov 11 2015
Meh
Pros: Nice people.
Cons: Slow service, 1 employee was running rentals and returns. Absolute joke.
7,2 Good
Oct 26 2016
Long time check in and out
Pros: Price was great
Cons: Check in and out was too long
5,2 Okay
Dec 2 2016
Logan dropoff horrible
Cons: The dropoff at Logan had only one person working - and he was at the front desk. It took me over 35 minutes after unloading my car to just confirm dropoff.
8,0 Excellent
Jul 25 2017
Great staff at Logan International
Pros: I thought the staff was excellent - friendly and patient. Payless cost slightly more than a few other companies but the line was MUCH shorter and was worth every penny compared to those standing in line for an hour.
Cons: My car was not cleaned out - still had trash from last renter.
3,6 Mediocre
Oct 13 2017
Worst Car Rental Experience EVER!!!! Do not rent from payless
Cons: Terrible desk service. No one to check the car back in. Had to wait in the line for people who were starting their rentals. Even if Payless is 50% cheaper......I will never rent from them again.
6,0 Good
Jul 13 2018
No one there at drop off spot. Had to go to counter inside building.
Cons: Women at counter were rude.
6,0 Good
Oct 12 2018
Cons: \ We had a 7am flight out of Boston and there was no attendant on duty at the counter. We were forced to work our way through barriers and just leave the car.
4,4 Okay
Nov 1 2018
Be VERY careful with Payless!!
Pros: Car was clean and adequate. Pick up was easy. Drop off was OK
Cons: I brought back the car with the gas tank as close to absolutely FULL as possible. I even stopped a second time to top off the tank at the nearest station I could find. There was NO ONE around when I dropped the car off. My agreement was that if they had to put gas in the car it would be about ten dollars a gallon. When my credit card charges came through they had charged me for a FULL TANK FILLUP at $10 a gallon. I had to jump through lots of hoops the get this charge taken off. Do NOT trust them. I should have taken a picture of my gas guage. I guess they think it will be too much trouble to correct for most people, or else maybe you would not check creditcard charges... A SCAM
7,2 Good
Jul 19 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful and the car was satisfactory
Cons: The price at purchase was TWICE the price I was quoted on the website at time of reservation. I would not have rented knowing the real price, but I had built my vacation dependent on a car so I was forced to pay the doubled price against my better judgment
Rated no. 7
Dollar
6,1 Good (224 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
Dollar
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 866 434 2226
110 Huntington Avenue
+1 617 578 0025
3 Columbus Avenue
+1 617 457 8157
  • 5.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Jan 20 2016
Cons: Only had compact cars while other sizes were available for the wild card reservations.
4,0 Okay
Sep 30 2016
Surprises at every turn
Cons: Two major issues: 1) The rental agent tried to convince me at the counter at pickup that I should never use Kayak insurance - essentially trying to upsell me on Dollar's insurance 2) Twice I had to argue with them about fees. Both times they claimed that my rate had changed b/c I showed up either 10 mins too early or 10 mins too late (at pick up and drop off, respectively). Unfortunately, these changes would have resulted in an additional $600 in fees (on a $200 rental), which is clearly outrageous. Luckily I was able to work with them and they acted reasonably.
8,0 Excellent
Nov 4 2016
I will definitely rent from Dollar Car Rental agai
Pros: The location was good for both pick up and drop off. A shuttle brought us from the airport and took us back. The car was nice, clean, it was a very good value compared to what other companies had to offer.
Cons: There was a long line to pick up. The person who helped us kept on trying to sell (or make us pay) for things we didn't need, like EZPass and other things and told us that if we returned the car early we'll get charged an early return fee, which was not true. Other than that nothing bad to say.
7,6 Good
Nov 27 2016
Forgotten by Dollar at the Boston Airport Location
Pros: Nissan drives very smoothly. The toll payment option more than paid for itself.
Cons: After choosing the car that I wished to drive, the Boston airport location failed to assign the correct car to my contract. In fact, they failed to assign any car at all !!! I was treated rudely when by the employees in the drop-off area when returning the car. They also did not give me a receipt when I requested one. Thus, I was forced to go to the Dollar office on the second floor to get a printed receipt.
8,4 Excellent
Jun 21 2017
Pros: I liked that they were understanding when our flight plans were delayed.
Cons: we only had two people and I wanted a SUV that was small. I'm not sure if it was due to the delay in the flight but I got a much bigger SUV. I didn't like that I had to pre pay for an EZ pass for the whole week, I'm not sure if that amount was fair since my relatives pay $30/month.
9,6 Excellent
Jul 7 2017
Cons: Did not know how the toll thing went getting off of the airport so.... was kind of talked into getting the EZ pass thing. Since we headed to NH and did not go through any tunnels don't know if it was really necessary to pay the $59 rather than the less than $20 total for the tolls we saw along the way. Guess we need to be more educated consumers about such things when going to an unfamiliar area. Brought the car back on fumes so the gas buy was worth it to us. So it worked out to over $100/day with the add ons which seems a bit expensive to me for a Yaris.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 20 2017
Pros: I was able to get the car on short notice. Only needed it for a few hours and we got a free upgrade to a slightly bigger car so that was great!!
10,0 Excellent
Aug 4 2017
Quick and efficient
Pros: Drop off was very efficient. And the staff member very helpful and polite
Cons: N/a
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 20 2017
Cons: I was not able to pick up the car. At no point in the online ordering process was I informed that a major credit card would be required (I only carry a debit card), or that my return date must coincide with my flight out. I went elsewhere and had a better experience.
5,6 Okay
Apr 22 2018
Not a great experience
Pros: I was not acknowledged or greeted when approaching counter. Customer service rep was busy making small talk with co-workers. He interrupted his conversation with co-workers only sporadically to ask me for driver’s license, etc., then went back to chatting with them the whole time as he was processing my paperwork.
Cons: Tank was not full when I picked up car. Luckily I noticed that a quarter tank was already empty as I was leaving the airport, so I took a picture of the odometer and gas gauge as documentation. Before I returned the car I filled it back up to 3/4 tank, but would have filled it all the way if I had not noticed earlier that it wasn’t full. I had to tell the receiving attendant why I didn’t fill it up. Also, they wanted to charge me something like $24 for two day rental of the EZ Pass transponder. That’s on top of any actual tolls (and regardless of whether I actually used the transponder). That’s just ridiculous.
Rated no. 8
Advantage
5,7 Okay (131 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Advantage
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Dr
+1 617 567 2491
  • 5.4
  • 5.9
  • 6.0
  • 5.3
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 27 2015
Misleading and rude
Cons: I reserved a full size SUV and they gave me a RAV4 and said it was similar. It was not large enough and they would not correct it so I asked them to cancel it. The rep told me I had to go hunt the manager down myself. When I refused he called him. After a 15 minute wait I was told they cancelled it but didn't want to give me a receipt until I insisted. Another rep then told me to "shut up about it". Never rent from them in Boston! I have used them elsewhere and they were fine
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 26 2017
N/a
Pros: N/a
Cons: N/a
5,6 Okay
Jan 9 2018
Pros: Cost
Cons: Only options are full insurance or none. No waiving collision, but keeping roadside assistance. Car had minor maintenance issues- low tire pressure that made it shake driving, high idle, etc. Minimally staffed- leading to waits, stressed looking employee.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 21 2018
Pros: The Car check out process was smooth and fast
10,0 Excellent
Feb 27 2018
Pros: The car was clean and the check in check out process was very pleasant.
4,0 Okay
Oct 22 2015
pick and drop off worst experince
Cons: For pick up, short of staff. For drop off, same problem. Staff complaint overtime, and not happy. Worst than pick up. never have such a bad experience when drop off. bad customer service
10,0 Excellent
Oct 23 2015
Pros: We got a great car, a Toyota RAV4.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 29 2015
Great experience
Pros: Wanted a small inexpensive rental car and ended up getting a Prius. Great gas Milage. So the rental was a great value and the car costs almost nothing to run.
8,0 Excellent
Nov 9 2015
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Good value.
Cons: The car smelled like cigarette smoke. It would be nice to have non-smoking car option.
7,2 Good
Nov 21 2015
Things were great once I got in the car
Pros: The Kia Sol was nice to find in mid-size. I enjoyed the car and checking out the features.
Cons: All-in-all, I had lots of issues renting, as it was expected that I was a visitor to the state, and no one at any of the rental places made it clear what that meant I needed to bring or do differently until I was already in the location, an hour out of my way. Getting into the rental location was a pain, and took numerous loops around the building to get the right entrance. I ended up paying more than twice the expected amount because I didn't know to bring proof of my own insurance, so the only place that would rent to me charged a premium.
Rated no. 9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6,6 Good (71 reviews)
1 location in Boston
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 617 567 2491
  • 6.3
  • 7.0
  • 7.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
6,4 Good
Jul 13 2016
Pros: Good. Car
Cons: Dirty 1/8 of a tank short of gas
7,6 Good
Sep 29 2016
Cheapest by far
Pros: Rented minivan - this company had the cheapest rates by far. Was worried once I looked at the Yelp reviews, but everything went fine.
Cons: Pickup process was a bit slow.
3,6 Mediocre
Oct 26 2016
Overcharged by incompetent staff. avoid!
Pros: The car existed
Cons: The car wasn't cleared of trash from the previous driver. Then I returned the car, but no one checked it in until hours later and they charged me for an extra day, so now I have to waste my time disputing this charge.
7,2 Good
Nov 15 2016
bad pick-up process
Pros: Car was clean and got good gas mileage.
Cons: When I picked up the car, the person helping me was pretty incompetent. I had a pre-made reservation and it took 30 minutes for him to rent me the car. The "mileage in" in the receipt they emailed me was wrong (different from the "mileage in" on the paper receipt given to me when I rented the car). So it says I drove 600 miles more than I actually did. Probably not a huge deal since they don't charge for mileage.
4,4 Okay
Jan 23 2017
Complete Bait and Switch--will never use them agai
Cons: I was charged nearly 125$ more than what appeared on my Kayak invoice, plus another 100$ for an EZ toll pass that it turns out I really didn't need. They should have told me that if I didn't rent the EZ toll pass, I would be charged 25$ each time I used the a tollroad--as I used the toll road only twice, I could have saved $50 by NOT having the pass!! Very unhappy.
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 16 2017
Cons: Our flight was delayed. Unlike the other rental car companies, E-Z was closed when we arrived. We we're able to get a car from Hertz at a substantially higher cost.
4,4 Okay
Nov 6 2017
Was misinformed by EZ Rent-A-Car Rep
Pros: speed of pick-up/drop off
Cons: EZ Rep advised us to purchase a toll pass as it was cheaper than paying for it at the toll gates. I advised that our route shouldn't involve tolls to which he strongly advised we would indeed and it was cheaper prepaid. after the trip from Boston Airport to Cape Cod - we in fact did not pass any tolls. This was a unnecessary $10 USD fee! Will not use this company again or it's affiliate Advantage.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 3 2016
Pros: Drop off was very good.
Cons: Pickup was bad. Reaaaally long wait at the desk at Logan airport . I had trouble finding EZ in the garage.
4,4 Okay
Apr 8 2016
Cons: Double my price per day for extra days, no one didn't tell me about that
8,0 Excellent
Apr 10 2016
Hidden Charges with EZ Car
Pros: The car was brand new, only 100 miles on it!
Cons: The EZ desk is very hard to find at Logan - no signage. It is actually called Advantage. After I was there, the informed me that if I didn't have proof of insurance, I wouldn't have been able to take the car. There should have been notice about this. The add-ons were ridiculous - $28/day for an EZ pass? The wait at the desk was crazy.
Rated no. 10
Avis
6,1 Good (75 reviews)
6 locations in Boston
Avis
Locations in Boston
1 Center Plaza
+1 617 534 1420
100 Clarendon Street
+1 617 534 1404
15 Transportation Way
+1 617 568 6600
183 Cambridge Street
+1 617 783 1938
2 Seaport Lane
+1 617 778 2409
270 Atlantic Avenue (1st Floor Lobby)
+1 617 227 0279
  • 6.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.3
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
9,6 Excellent
Aug 3 2016
GPS system useful
Pros: The integrated guidance system. It was very helpful.
Cons: An independent GPS system was not available at pickup time.
8,4 Excellent
Dec 1 2016
Pros: Drop-off service was very fast.
Cons: Return to terminal (public transportation) was unfriendly and not helpful at all. No Avis shuttle.
8,0 Excellent
Dec 20 2016
Uneventful
Pros: It was fast and uneventful.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 17 2017
Pros: The car was easy to drive
Cons: Long wait in boston at the check inn
4,8 Okay
Jun 2 2016
AVIS is a rip off and a monopoly.
Cons: I honesty would not rent from any of the majors unless I had no other choice.
6,0 Good
Jul 4 2016
Pros: Below avg. rental value. Agent in boston was great
Cons: Screwed up my return charge.
7,6 Good
Jul 11 2016
Avis counter in Boston
Cons: Not for the first time, there never seem to be enough people behind the car rental counters at Logan airport in Boston - and not just at Avis but with other car rental companies there. That isn't true in other places (such as the Seattle or S.F. airports). Perhaps it is a problem to find employees - but Avis used to try harder to have efficient service...
9,2 Excellent
Jul 30 2016
missing fluids
Cons: windshield washer fluid was empty.
6,4 Good
Aug 14 2016
Give your review a headline
Pros: August 7th wait time (1:00 to 2:15 PM) to pick up a car is unacceptable! This problem needs to be corrected. E.C. Sherry Jr.
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 27 2016
criminals
Cons: avis is terrible. they were completely incompetent, couldnt even connect me to the local office where i would have picked up, and tried to charge me $500 more to change a minor error in drop off. I thought kayak would default my drip off to the airport location but did not. when I went to fix it they wanted to gauge the price. I ultimately cancelled and took alamo instead.
Rated no. 11
National
8,9 Excellent (20 reviews)
3 locations in Boston
National
Locations in Boston
1 Congress St
+1 888 826 6890
102 Belvidere St
+1 617 262 8222
15 Transportation Way
+1 833 230 5697
  • 9.0
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Aug 28 2018
Pros: The return was high in the garage but when I pulled into a National parking spot an agent appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Very nice.
8,4 Excellent
Sep 9 2018
Pros: I liked the comfortable leather seats.
Cons: I could not drop off the car at the airport.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 5 2019
Great car, convenient city location.
Pros: Very patient, helpful staff. Got to choose which car to take.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 16 2019
Pros: Great customer service during pick up and on the phone to extend the rental. Rep offered great options for our rental needs to maximize our budget options for our needs.
Cons: Signage to find the rental location in Boston was lacking.
8,0 Excellent
Oct 8 2019
Cons: Should give car with full tank of gas
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 5 2016
Terrible car, worthless Garmin GPS
Pros: The check in was easy, but they had no idea of my Emerald Club Membership
Cons: The Rental Car Center is a bus ride away with no luggage carts. Dumb Idea. The Toyota Camray is a POS. The Garmn GPS couldn't even locate my hotel: The Embassy Suites in Waltham, which has stood there for over 15 years.
8,0 Excellent
Jun 7 2017
Easy pick up and drop off
Pros: Very easy pick up and drop off. Staff friendly and car was perfect for our trip.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 13 2018
Great service
Pros: Fast, friendly, and reasonably priced!
10,0 Excellent
Jun 29 2019
Pros: So smooth and easy.
Cons: I loved it - no improvements I can think of.
10,0 Excellent
Jun 23 2016
Pros: The drop off at Logan Airport could not have been easier
Rated no. 12
Europcar
7,6 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Boston
Europcar
Locations in Boston
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 617 567 2491
  • 7.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.0
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Apr 21 2017
Happy out!
Pros: Smooth drop off.. upgraded car at airport to minivan .. delighted with the price
Cons: Car pick up was sluggish but overall I was happy
4,4 Okay
Sep 24 2017
Cons: Left iPad in glove compartment. When I returned to the car rental area the iPad hadn't been handed in to the manager or lost property after the car was cleaned which was disappointing. I couldn't check car myself as it had been rented out even though I had returned within 3 hours of having left the car back
8,4 Excellent
Apr 4 2018
Pros: very good
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Boston
Sunnycars
Locations in Boston
102 Belvidere Street
15 Transportation Way
270 Atlantic Avenue
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
2 locations in Boston
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Boston
1760 Revere Beach Pkwy
Boston airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Boston
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Drive
+1 617 567 2491
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Boston
Easirent
Locations in Boston
Logan International Airport
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Boston
Flight Car
Locations in Boston
Boston airport
+1 844 742 5870
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Boston
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Boston
100 Tomahawk Dr., Boston Logan
+1 617 567 2491
U-Save
u-save
1 location in Boston
U-Save
Locations in Boston
25 Harvard Avenue
+1 617 254 1900
1830 travellers who hired a car in Boston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,8

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Boston?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (R501/day), Alamo (R550/day) and Dollar (R561/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Boston?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Boston are Alamo (8,7, 7105 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 13572 reviews), and Avis (7,6, 2414 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Boston?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Thrifty 100 Tomahawk Drive 02128 (2 kilometres from the city centre).

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