Hamilton car hire

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Hamilton, ON, Canada
Jan 28 — Feb 4
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Hamilton, ON, Canada
Fri 28/1
Noon
Fri 4/2
Noon
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Pick-up locationHamilton
Hire locations22
Airport locations7

Hamilton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (76 reviews)
6 locations in Hamilton
Enterprise
Locations in Hamilton
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 3 2021
I did not complete the rental as my travel plans changed .I did not rent the car at all
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2021
Staff were very nice. Took their time with us. We were able to extend our rental with a quick phone call. Great vehicle. Clean. Highly recommended.
7.9 GoodAug 22 2021
Reliable vehicle, comfortable, clean.
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2021
⭐️
9.2 ExcellentJan 28 2020
The vehicle I wanted was unavailable. So, they upgraded me at no extra charge. Also, the pick up and drop off were quick and easy. Finally, the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful.Hamilton needs reliable access to more pick-up trucks.
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2019
Pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy, staff were very friendly and knowledgeableBooked an F-150, received a Ram, would have preferred the F-150
9.6 ExcellentMay 22 2019
The pick up and drop off was very easy. The staff was very friendlyMaybe if the car was a little more clean.. the seats smelled like smoke when we got there.
5.6 OkayJan 31 2019
They gave me the SMALLEST car possible when it was a complete blizzard/ horrible road conditions all week. They also did not have winter tires on their vehicle. I felt extremely unsafe in the vehicle. I was not even able to drive it for some of the days because the car could not handle the road.
6.8 GoodNov 5 2018
The service was really great. The gentleman assisting me got me a vehicle right away and apologized repeatedly for not having an intermediate sized car like I had booked for (only had SUVs) .The only downside was that the SUV available had just been returned and not fully cleaned out yet. Previous driver smoked in it. Not a big deal but not the best haha. The enterprise associate though did make sure that I knew that I could trade it at another location if I needed to which was very kind ! We decided not to as it would interfere with our trip.
3.2 MediocreSep 10 2018
Crowded, long line, long waiting time, I didn't get what I want.I'll not come again and I'll not recommend to anyone.
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Rated no. 2
National
9 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Hamilton
National
Locations in Hamilton
  • 9.1
  • 9.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJun 26 2017
Car was comfortable.Smelled like an ashtray.
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2016
Car rentalExceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.N/A
Rated no. 3
Avis
8 Excellent (20 reviews)
3 locations in Hamilton
Avis
Locations in Hamilton
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
The car I rented had automated steering in the event the car began to wander on the road. The first night I had it it was quite windy and I was fighting with the automatic steering to the point that I was seriously contemplaing taking the car back to Avis. Drivers who are going to use similar vehicles with automated steering should be warned about this. After the first night I found the car was a joy to drive. I also want to mention that I had accidentally left a book that I was reading at the Avis counter. I got a call the next day telling me about the book and to pick it up when I dropped the car off and sure enough, when I dropped the car off, I picked up the book. Thanks go to the Avis counter guy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 15 2021
Excellent experience for the first time ..Thank you.
1.9 HorribleOct 10 2021
Clear requirements during bookings and the need for independent credit card.
7.9 GoodSep 24 2021
The vehicle was quiet, comfortable and a pleasure to drive. However, pick up of the vehicle left much to be desired. We arrived in a strange city, after dark and in the pouring rain. We were handed a key fob, and told that our vehicle would be just two buildings over to our left. After walking for some distance in the dark, we could not see any lit up AVIS sign, so looking at our black key fob, in the dark, tried to figure out which button might trigger the lights of our vehicle. Finally we saw lights go on, but have NEVER owned a keyless start vehicle. Again, in the dark night, had to figure out how to open the vehicle, then even worse, how to start it? After pushing the start button several times, I accidentally touched the brake pedal while pushing the button and it started. It would have been nice if someone took the time to show us where the vehicle was located, and it's features ---- especially in the dark and pouring rain. Drop off was easy.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2021
Good service good rates
5.9 OkaySep 12 2021
We were concerned with a problem we had with the car and we couldn’t get an answer as we were directed to different agents and our concern was never resolved. We were not happy with the cost of the rental car - way more expensive then two years ago when we last rented a vehicle.
7.9 GoodSep 6 2021
Relatively newer car. Rather very high rental rate.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2018
the car was nice and peppy with better than i would have imajined gas mileage. they were also cheaper than enterprise and thrifty whom i have also recently rented from. two thumbs up. great staff aswell.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2018
Great CarThe look , ride and comfort.Enjoyed everything.
7.6 GoodAug 20 2017
Insurance premiums per day are outrageously expensive! Appropriate sized car not immediately available because I booked through Kayak and not directly with the company.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.3 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Hamilton
Hertz
Locations in Hamilton
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
  • 6.9
  • 5.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 25 2021
Asked to extend rental by one day was told not open weekends
6.4 GoodAug 6 2019
The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late
Rated no. 5
Budget
6 Good (13 reviews)
3 locations in Hamilton
Budget
Locations in Hamilton
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
Hit with huge fees at the end that were not communicated originally. We're disputing them now so we'll see how that gets resolved, but currently I'm dissatisfied with Budget Rental Cars.
5.9 OkaySep 17 2021
Open and closing times are not as published. No way to get a hold of budget or the rental office at YHM to confirm the hours of operation. There is a key drop box, but I am highly sceptical of this as if you are close to drop off time how do you know you won't be over charged?
10.0 ExcellentMay 29 2021
All perfect
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2021
The staff was unhelpful, rude and unwilling to find any type of solution.I go to Kayak and reserve the car. I go to the location 2 days later to pick up the car for a business trip where they say we do not have a that reservation or a car for you. It is 11;40 closes at 12 and sitting in their parking lot is an abundance of other vehicles that could have been offered, were all going to be used that day for a day or two? Then the guy behind the counter says well it could be a computer glitch. We don't have the reservation or a car. My response was so now we are not going to take any accountability or responsibility for having computers do the work for us, like answer the telephone to make the reservation and talk to a live agent who speaks English or French. No offer to see what they can do, apologize for any inconvenience,not that they care I got the distinct feeling, said nothing they just stood there dumb founded and not speaking, as if to say it is my fault, and nothing we can do. So FO, basically. Customer Service wow, requires excessive training, and YES, I work in customer service, and know all about how customers can be, especially when they are intoxicated, high, or stealing merchandise in front of you. So, I know a little bit about dealing with the public, and their rights and cityit attitude, how to offer assistance and not blame the customer, or 3rd party online computer sites, as the reason there are no vehicles. If this is the case,then there is a serious flaw in the system that needs to be addressed. I call Kayak, they say it is Budget, call Budget they say it is Kayak. The final from the Philippines head office on customer service, that they could give me a 25 dollar credit towards my next rental, and how the hell did I get to work 4 hours away for that evening? Will I ever rent from Budget again, No, will I go to Hamilton, Ontario for rentals at this location. No. But, also being in customer service, and the I don't give a shit attitudes that do exist, when writing to complaint departments, they do nothing. At the end of it, be kind. They will go on with business, I just choose not to be their customer.
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2020
THEY HAD NO CARS
2.0 MediocreJul 31 2017
Closes earlyFlight was late 2 hours so instead of 3 pm it was 5 pm that's when they close tried calling no answer and too bad for you. Got screwed
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
2 locations in Hamilton
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Hamilton
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Dollar
2 locations in Hamilton
Dollar
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Hamilton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
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Europcar
1 location in Hamilton
Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Hamilton
Sunnycars
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
120 travellers who hired a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

Car hire locations in or near Hamilton

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Top tips for hiring a car in Hamilton

  • If you’re visiting Hamilton, why should you rent a car? First of all, nearby attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Webster’s Falls are more easily reached by car. In addition, Saint Catharines, Mississauga and Toronto are all just a short drive from the airport; in other words, renting a car will enable you to visit a number of cities in Canada besides Hamilton.
  • Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton International Airport is not a very large facility. However, it offers everything that a larger airport provides including hire car services inside the terminal via several big companies such as Budget, National, and Avis. Consequently, many travelers opt to fly out of or into Hamilton in lieu of Toronto Pearson International Airport to avoid the hassle of crowds.
  • Downtown Hamilton is made up mostly of one-way streets which can be confusing for a tourist at first. If you are not going downtown, you can bypass city traffic by taking the Link. Conveniently, you can also dial 511 from your cell phone to learn about construction and traffic conditions before getting on the road.
  • Traffic is heaviest in Hamilton during commuting hours. This typically ranges from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evenings. Some of the busiest streets during peak hours are Main Street and Upper James Street as well as highway 401. If driving downtown, pedestrians can also cause traffic congestion.
  • Book your car hire in Hamilton at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Hamilton are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

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