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Cambridge, MA, United States
Jan 31 — Feb 7
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Cambridge car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (84 reviews)
4 locations in Cambridge
Enterprise
Locations in Cambridge
100 Cambridgeside Pl+1 617 299 2134
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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1815 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 547 7400
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
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25 River Street+1 617 547 7400
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
26 New St (fresh Pond)+1 617 354 2302
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodSep 28 2020
Cons: I had a special car and got charged extra when I asked for an SUV.
5.6 OkaySep 21 2020
Pros: I was prompted to purchase insurance through your platform, which I did through Allianz for an added fee. However, I was then alerted by the rental facility where I rented the car that this insurance does not function the same way as their insurance and that, if I got in an accident, I would have to contact Allianz and file a separate claim, which would make the process much more difficult and time-consuming. Essentially, I purchased an add on through your platform that did nothing. I would like a full refund for my insurance.Cons: I was prompted to purchase insurance through your platform, which I did through Allianz for an added fee. However, I was then alerted by the rental facility where I rented the car that this insurance does not function the same way as their insurance and that, if I got in an accident, I would have to contact Allianz and file a separate claim, which would make the process much more difficult and time-consuming. Essentially, I purchased an add on through your platform that did nothing. I would like a full refund for my insurance.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Cons: Everything went off without a problem would recommend to anyone
8.0 ExcellentAug 7 2020
Pros: Friendly staff, pick up an drop off easy.
8.4 ExcellentApr 25 2020
Pros: Staff were out in a wet snow renting cars !Cons: Consider having the fuel tank filled, as much easier to return to some increment < full, as was asked for with my rental.
7.2 GoodSep 28 2019
Cons: Difficult to find office to pick up car. Didn't realize it was in a mall and there were no directions given. Car smelled like smoke.
9.6 ExcellentSep 7 2019
Pros: The staff was lovely. Dropoff was difficult as the 25 River st address leads to the way out of the parking lot. Couldn't figure out how to get to the entrance.
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Cons: Front office was understaffed as several customers had complex issues to resolve due to poor website booking integration.
8.8 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Pros: The staff was terrific, especially at drop-off. The person who gave me a lift home was very professional yet still quite friendly. I think you employ really terrific people.Cons: It was a one-way rental and the cost was rather exorbitant. So I can’t say it was a decent value — I basically made the decision to deal with the horrible costs because a bus would have taken way too long after a red-eye...
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2019
Pros: Yes. Very helpful staff.Cons: It was really hard to find the location in the parking garage.
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Rated no. 2
Budget
7.6 Good (64 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Budget
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street+1 617 661 0523
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
350 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 577 7606
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
  • 7.6
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Recent reviews
3.2 MediocreJul 11 2020
Pros: interior was not clean, especially charged me $9 a gallon to fill the tank when I returned it low = $123!Cons: most of the experience car was not clean. It could have been actually clean
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2020
Pros: Very cheerful staff taking care of business during the pandemicCons: more clearly explain ticketing steps for entering / exiting parking garage.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2020
Pros: Very thankful to staff for providing their professional service during this time.Cons: None
6.8 GoodFeb 17 2020
Pros: The car is pretty cleanCons: Budget desk is in the Charles river hotel which is not difficult to find as long as you ask the hotel employee. However when we returned the car, the lady had a terrible attitude. There's a long line and it's almost closed which is not our fault but she still yelled at us
9.2 ExcellentOct 20 2019
Cons: Knowledge of easy pass toll pay system not conveyed at pick up counter.
9.6 ExcellentJun 23 2019
Pros: The staff was extremely helpful and friendly!
9.6 ExcellentJun 18 2019
Pros: Friendly and courteous staff.Cons: Ability to drop off cars during the times the office is closed. Maybe have a key drop box?
9.6 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Pros: Super easy pick up and drop off process. Car was brand new and clean.
7.2 GoodMay 20 2019
Cons: The LDW was too expensive. There was no way to avoid paying the $4 fee per day for using electronic tolls, since in Massachusetts there is no cash option.
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 2018
Very happy.Pros: Excellent car. Excellent service.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.4 Good (72 reviews)
2 locations in Cambridge
Avis
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street+1 617 534 1430
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
350 Massachusetts Avenue+1 617 621 0413
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodOct 13 2020
Pros: Pickup was relatively easy, although they forgot to give me an exit ticket to leave the garage.Cons: The car had a cigarette smell in it. I also had a random $35 "Miscellaneous Fees" charge which I couldn't get dropped.
8.0 ExcellentOct 6 2020
Pros: The staff was helpful and friendly. The pickup experience was easy.Cons: It wasn't possible to adjust driver sit horizontal position - the control for that was just absent and sit was locked. Luckily it was locked in a position that suit me well. The drop-off was a bit confusing - all places were occupied and sign was directing to 7th floor, but there were no designated parking places on the 7th floor, so I was confused whether I should just leave the care wherever, or maybe I missed designated places.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.
4.8 OkayJun 30 2020
Cons: I was given a car that had the left rear tire pressure very low: 25. The other three were at their correct pressure of 40. Before releasing a car to a customer, the avis should have taken the corrective measures so as not to give me a car with the warning light on in the display.
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2020
Pros: Kind staff at pick upCons: Extension too pricey
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2020
Pros: Great value for price and with very professional, cheerful, helpful staff.Cons: Nothing in my perspective.
6.4 GoodOct 20 2019
Pros: carCons: express drop off
9.2 ExcellentSep 7 2019
Pros: Pickup was quick and seamlessCons: There was some trash in car door, Starbucks bag crumpled up
4.0 OkaySep 5 2019
Cons: There was a miscommunication that resulted in me paying extra. The person I worked on my return was incredibly rude
4.8 OkaySep 2 2019
Cons: Long delay in pick-up due to understaffed agency.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Hertz
Locations in Cambridge
24 Eliot St+1 617 338 1520
Monday07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday07:30 - 16:00
Thursday07:30 - 16:00
Friday07:30 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodApr 26 2019
Cons: Our car wasn't ready on time, which is unacceptable. If we to order the car after the given time, we would pay extra.
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2016
Cons: I had to wait 30 minutes to pick the car up and the lady was not kind to me..she did not ask me the fuel options, did not explain much, just wanted me to sign and leave. I returned the car early with quick return but have not received my invoice yet, as it explained on the box. I should not have any extras but l am not sure whether they would charge me anthing extra
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Cambridge
Thrifty
Locations in Cambridge
110 Mt Auburn Street+1 617 876 2758
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
  • 7.1
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  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentFeb 24 2018
Thrify car rental convenient to Logan airportPros: it was very straightforward to take public transit to this Thrifty location from Logan, for no charge and it took perhaps a half-hour which I thought fast. My car performed well and was both new and clean on the inside.
2.0 MediocreMar 7 2017
Poor Customer ServiceCons: They don't have any information. Their policies are waste. Their toll charges are compulsory if you don't take it they put fine on you. Thier insurance charges are ao high. Just having car charges low as compared to other companies doesn't matter overall thrifty is super expensive including all insurance toll and other services. They don't have decent cars too.
8.4 ExcellentNov 30 2016
Small office, but decent servicePros: Car and service was as expected.Cons: Separation of collision and liability insurance was a surprise, but it turns out that's common.
3.2 MediocreOct 21 2016
Cons: I had booked my car rental 4 months in advance to ensure I would get the car I wanted for a road trip through New England. However, when I got to Thrifty they said they could not find the keys for the car I had requested. I had wanted a small car to save on gas mileage and the elevation I would be driving on. Instead they gave me a mid size car that went through a lot of gas. Also, the car reeked of cigarette smoke. The smell was so strong we had to invest in air freshners which did very little for the smell. I had tried spraying perfume as well which was only a momentary fix. We kept the windows down for most of the drive. When we would turn on the AC, a very sour smell would come through the vents. Also, we had been told rolls would be covered; however, before leaving we told the car had not been registered to EZ Pass so we would be responsible for all tolls, which added up. Long story short, do not rent from this company.
6.4 GoodOct 18 2016
Pros: Cleanliness, comfortCons: Why pick up at Thrifty Cambridge instead of BOS airport as agree at booking which we have to take Uber for another $62 for round trip to airport !
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2016
Pros: Never used. They sent me to a different company
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241 travellers who hired a car in Cambridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,0

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Cambridge are Enterprise (8,9, 121 reviews), Budget (7,6, 78 reviews), and Avis (7,4, 75 reviews).

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