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Columbia Falls, MT, United States
Oct 2 — Oct 9
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Columbia Falls, MT, United States
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Columbia Falls car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (77 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Dollar
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2021
Clayton did a great job picking us up and provide additional care.
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2021
A wonderful personalized experience. Thank you Tyler.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2021
It was extremely efficient. Fast pick up from the airport, fast paperwork process and fast return process. It was incredibly expensive, but there is a rental car shortage everywhere, so there wasn’t an alternative option.
1.9 HorribleJul 21 2021
Price gouging at the core of the definition. I do not recommend Kayak or Dollar in Montana.
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2021
I was unable to rate anything on the previous page. It did not work. Everything was excellent. I had never rented from Dollar before, thinking it was a lower tier company. I couldn't have been more wrong. The staff was friendly, the cars were new models and in great condition. I will definitely rent from them in the future.I can't think of anything.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
Ethan was excellent. I had to call them in advance and John was likewise very helpful. Would rent from Dollar at this location again.We waited a little longer than I would have liked to be picked up at the airport but I still rate the overall experience as excellent!
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2021
very quick and efficient service.Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Staff was super friendly. Fast and efficient pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Staff was very friendly. Car was very nice.A little more info in how the shuttle picked you up and where.
10.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
They called me to arrange the ride from the airport to the rental site. So convenient!
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Enterprise
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2021
Friendly prompt service
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2021
The staff was on their toes and really nice to interact with! They were busy but kept up! I was impressed with everyone’s attitude at this location. 😊
7.9 GoodAug 21 2021
The shuttle was fast and efficient. We felt a bit like we had to deal a lot of upselling that made the pickup process longer than need be. However, we were grateful to receive the cars we reserved given the limited supplies across the U.S., and especially grateful to even get an upgrde on one of the vehicles.
7.9 GoodJul 24 2021
We asked and paid for a full size car but didn’t get one. It was fine but pretty tight with our family and our luggage.
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2021
Easy process nice people. Still do not understand why all rental companies put 2 key fobs on a wire cable
1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
Terrible experience. My flight was canceled and after calling enterprise with notification that I will be late about 3 hours I was told that the branch where I was supposed to pick up the car closes 30 minutes before my arrival and I will have to wait till next morning. Unacceptable. I canceled my reservation.
4.0 OkayMar 18 2021
we were able to pick up the car quicklyThe car itself was not good. When we asked if the car had 4 wheel drive we were told we would be fine without it without ever inquiring into where we were going-we could’ve used four wheel drive. While driving just along the highways themselves the car had difficulty maintaining speed and struggled at the slightest incline. The Bluetooth connection in the car was spotty at best; not to mention if you need to plug your phone in it wouldn’t play navigation from that phone anymore. If any of us had been traveling alone with this vehicle it would’ve been almost dangerous trying to read navigation from our phones the whole time. Having a good system for navigation on a rental car should absolutely be standard.
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2020
We did a one way rental and everything went as planned. Staff at both enterprise locations were efficient and very professional.We arrived early into Whitefish and had hoped to pick up our vehicle early but there was insufficient inventory. Not the company’s fault but some flexibility would have been ideal.
8.8 ExcellentOct 8 2020
Staff at Enterprise is always superior. Helpful, fun, friendly.this one cost a bundle and it was a mid-size SUV.
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 2020
The woman running the place when I picked up the car was terrific! Friendly, well-informed, helpful.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
8 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Avis
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2021
Agent was great. Josuah, he called and emailed me about a lost CC. supply and demands lead to high prices........in the rental car industry
1.9 HorribleAug 19 2021
How about your company puts in bold faces lettering in the main body of the email that you need a major credit card! Not every person has them, nor carries them. And guess what, Alamo next door would’ve rented to us if they had any vehicles left. Dollar Rental in Columbia Falls gave us a bigger car, for an entire day longer, at a cheaper rate and didn’t require us to have a credit card. I’m telling everyone about my fantastic experience at Dollar Rental!
1.9 HorribleAug 6 2021
Car was not very clean and had high mileage. But the real problem was that Avis charged 517$ on top of the final invoice just 3 days after drop of without any information why and what that charge was for. The car was returned fully filled with gas and no additional damage. We have videos of the car before and after. At the end we pid over 750$ for a car for one day. What a trap.
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2021
This location is great, right outside the doors when you land. The folks were friendly and super helpful. Our car was newer, cleaned and on full for our fun hiking trip.
10.0 ExcellentMar 3 2021
The front desk was super accommodating. Friendly and organized staff.Nothing
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2021
dollar rental was very friendly and helpful. When our flight was delayed Avis would not assure us that we would have a suv to rent.If someone is willing to pay for a suv even though they can't pick it up when planned, they should make sure the suv is there when they get there.
2.0 MediocreOct 17 2020
This was at Glacier National Airport in Kalispell, MT. Made the reservation with Avis because the value was reasonable and they were open at 8 AM when I needed to pick up the car and make it to an appointment. Arrived at 8 AM and two people at the counter, neither of which could rent me the car because they did not work the front desk. They said the person was running late and would be in shortly. Thirty minutes later, the front desk person was still not there. Could not wait any longer so I went to Budget and they had just what I needed and for the same price. Avis lost the rental and a customer.
8.0 ExcellentSep 16 2020
The tires on my rental required filling every other day. As soon as I left the lot, the tire light came on....luckily nothing happened and they didn’t deflate completely but I still feel like this should have been looked at prior to me driving
10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2020
The Staff was friendly but didn't talk my ear off, the Vehicle was newer & in great shape. It also got decent gas mileage for a big ford expedition, about 20 MPG. Pick Up & Drop Off was a breeze & took less than 5 minutes for both.I thought the $1,300.00 Price Tag was Pretty Steep for 6 Days, especially since the last day I dropped the vehicle off between 7:30 & 8:00 AM.
2.8 MediocreAug 1 2020
Nothing. Staff was incredibly rude. First vehicle (PREMIUM SUV) was scratched horribly and filthy. Went back in and thrown second set of keys to a comparably filthy suburban. Staff didn’t walk vehicle and it was never cleaned.
Rated no. 4
Budget
9 Excellent (17 reviews)
2 locations in Columbia Falls
Budget
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2021
The gentleman at the rental counter was so friendly and efficient, not to mention funny and engaging. He not only got us on our way quickly, but offered suggestions for restaurants in the areas we were going, which were great because at this time of year a lot of places were closing for the season. He gave us a 2021 Camry with low miles, and it was immaculately clean and gas efficient. Overall, a great experience.
7.9 GoodJul 29 2021
Due to chip shortage, my daily rental was over 250/day without buying any insurance. Due to pandemic, I couldn’t postpone this vacation and had to rent. I couldn’t/can’t blame Budget for this but it does relate to my stating not used to not getting what I paid for. Budget was great in all other areas.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2019
ALL GOOD ! ! !
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2019
Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.Literally nothing
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2018
Best car rental companyQuick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2017
The car was new and clean. Budget charged exactly the fee that was quoted. Quick service at the airport.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Thrifty
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2021
Although the interior of the car was not as clean as I would have liked, I realize it's not business as usual at this time. The price for the SUV was excellent, but that was due to reserving the vehicle 11 months in advance. The ridiculously low price was honored when I arrived and pick-up and drop-off took no time at all. Again, this was in Kalispell, MT in a very small airport. After hearing horror stories of vehicle shortages at agencies, my biggest fear was there being no vehicle at all when I arrived. I phoned Thrifty at the airport 2 weeks before my trip and was assured there were plenty of SUVs.
7.9 GoodJul 18 2021
Thrilled to get a vehicle at all, but the expense for 2 days was extraordinary. A lot of confusion about whether the vehicle was at or off-airport. The reservation email sent us to town some 10 miles away for pick up which was at the airport. Some confusion about returning the vehicle and depositing the key inside at the vacant kiosk. The vehicle was clean and worked well, and almost an essential component for a visit to Kalispell and environs.
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2021
They were friendly and gave us a great car. It was very simple and easy.The seats in the car were stained and some other areas were also dirty. They need to be more thorough.
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Friendly, helpful staff, no pressure to buy additional coverages, fast service, easy return.Cost!!!!!!
6.0 GoodJun 8 2021
The staff was very friendly.The tires were inflated to odd levels of pressure from 28 to 40 pounds per square inch. We had to go to a station and have them inflated and deflated. It took an hour out of our trip to find a station with an air pump.
6.0 GoodMay 27 2021
at drop off, I explained that the gas tank was FULL. After reviewing the bill before boarding my flight, I discovered that I was charged for the cost of $97 for fuel. I had to go back to the agent (behind the security) and she corrected it. I find this annoying as it is a basic component of checking out a rental car. Other attendants go over the statement LINE by LINE. Not at this station. Peculiar, With kind regards, Roger van den BerghPlease pay attention at checkout.
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Very friendly staff, no line and easy rental process.I wasn't sure how to return the vehicle - had to take keys to the desk unlike other rental experiences where someone is there waiting to check you in or you leave the keys in the car. Signage would have helped as we were in a rush.
4.0 OkayMar 3 2021
I liked the rental once I got one.The first rental not properly working, it wouldn’t start up right away, the car had several dents and scratches on the car, it also smelled like smoke. When I made the reservation counter aware, they acted as if there wasn’t a problem. Business as usual.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Friendly staff and super easy pickup / drop off.I had no other expectations to be met that were not. Very pleased.
9.6 ExcellentJan 21 2019
The staff was incredibly helpful and to-the-point. He did not try to sell me any add-ons or unneeded extras, and got us in and out very quickly. The car was top-notch (I don’t think a Chrysler 300 fits in the “compact” category that we paid for, but we certainly didn’t complain) and drove very well.We found a bit of trash in the backseat and the trunk. Nothing shocking, but we did end up cleaning out more trash than we added to the car.
Rated no. 6
Payless
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Payless
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreAug 25 2020
Received an upgrade even though we didn't want it.Receptionist was extremely rude the entire time, accusing us of spreading covid-19. Double charged by company and still fighting to receive a refund as they have quit responding to my emails.
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2019
Staff was very helpful. Needed and extra rental day and was no problem getting it done
8.8 ExcellentJun 22 2018
Mileage limit surpriseVehicle rented was good. Pickup was good.Didn't know there was a mileage limit. It was a new vehicle that when it got hot smelled of burning rubber.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
7.2 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Columbia Falls
Hertz
Locations in Columbia Falls
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 3 2021
My trip had to change due to the bed and breakfast accommodations were cancelled because the owner cancelled due to them having COVID. That made me have to cancel the car rental, Hertz still took Maloney away even though I cancelled several days in advance.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2016
Hertz, WhitefishFriendly, accomodating, prompt service and delivery of clean car,
Easirent
1 location in Columbia Falls
Easirent
Locations in Columbia Falls
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Columbia Falls
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbia Falls
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206 travellers who hired a car in Columbia Falls gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,5

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Car hire excess insurance in Columbia Falls

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Columbia Falls car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Columbia Falls.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Columbia Falls car rental.

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