Hilton Head Island car hire

Hilton Head Island car hire

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Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Oct 31 — Nov 7
Same drop-off
Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Sun 31/10
Noon
Sun 7/11
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Pick-up locationHilton Head Island
Hire locations11
Airport locations10

Hilton Head Island car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7.5 Good (69 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Budget
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.9 OkaySep 7 2021
When I arrived to pick up the car, I was under the impression that I could pick it up anytime after my scheduled time. Apparently there is only a 1 hour window of the time selected (which I believed to be arbitrary since you pay by the day), after which your reservation is canceled. I found no verbiage on this in any of the fine print on the website. When picking up they also didn't mention anything about a $200 security deposit required, and so I thought that I had been scammed because I 'missed' this 1 hour window. Car worked well and was clean, just the pick up part was awful.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2021
Friendly staff and great drop off locationMore cars at Hilton Head airport
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
Nothing! Flight was delayed, so I was not able to pick up my car before the rental counter closed. When I went to pick up the car the next day, they would not honor the price I was giving through Kayak, the price changed from $285 to $900. I tried multiple times the day I was supposed to arrive to notify them that I would be late, but the phone was disconnected. When I asked the counter person, they said that the bill wasn't paid, and that's why I could not get through!Head Hilton rental counter is extremely unprofessional, and I would not consider it a "business setting". Personal at the counter and cleaning/service were not in uniform. Counter said that she was going to call someone about my price change, but was definitely not on the phone long enough to talk with someone. Probably because the phone was still offline, from the bill not being paid!
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2021
Customer service was very friendly and helpfulDirections on dropping car off
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2020
Staff was helpful, quick, and friendly. Probably the best of any car rental counter I've ever used!Hilton Head Island airport parking lot is free and unattended, but signage isn't great. I took the long way around to exit the lot. Of course, there "the long way around" is an extra 200 feet! :-) That is not the fault of Budget.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2020
drop off was very easy in Charlotte. Someone was waiting to scan my car as I pulled up. I also got a bigger car than I expected because they didn't have any compacts, so that was a nice surprise!
4.8 OkaySep 30 2020
The car was nice for valueI had made a reservation 3 months prior to our trip when we arrived at the airport the customer service lady said it would be about 5 minutes after 30 minutes of waiting we went to the calendar to see how much longer it would be and the lady at the counter was very rude and then a loud voice stating that this is a small airport and we were going to have to wait it was then another 20 minutes that we finally got our rental car. When we finally got the car and I looked at the paperwork it said the gas gauge was full and there was only three quarters of a tank in the car
8.4 ExcellentSep 22 2020
yesI couldn't figure out how to open the trunk
3.2 MediocreSep 6 2020
car was dirty/dented. Logistics to parking lot were vagye
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2019
Staff was super kind and patient with me. The pick up and drop off were both seemless.Kind of hard to improve on a perfect experience
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.3 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Hertz
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2021
Nothing since they did not have a car for usA car
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2020
Wring car, didnt care, no discount, then the crappy wrong car had NO GAS in the tank. Took it back next day ans went with Avis. Now i am still being billed for Hertz.
2.0 MediocreJul 6 2020
I was told there was no car available for me and that I could wait to see if they had anything the next day. Then they were shocked i wanted to cancel the reservation. I had planned a cross country trip and needed to leave early in the morning the next day. So I was left scrambling to find another car from another business. Luckily the Budget counter had something for me and they were able to help me out. Now I know to go to Budget instead of Hertz in the future.
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2018
Very quick and easy drop off in Hilton Head. Loved the car!
7.6 GoodApr 6 2018
I learned NEVER TO PREPAY for a carDiane from the airport Savannah/Hilton Head was awesome! She helped me figure out an option when I realized that I reserved the rental car through the wrong airport. She helped me remain calm and found us a minivan that would accommodate my large family & our luggage.Unfortunately, I learned that if you accidentally order a car and pay in advance..and accidentally book the wrong airport (there are 2 Hilton head labeled airports), you cannot transfer any of the prepaid car to the new location. I paid in full for 5 days and Hertz said it's a locked in deal so they wouldn't honor even a discount. So, I had to pay for 2 vehicles on my trip. Completely, not cool.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2018
Good experience and will make reservations through kayak and hertz in the future.
7.2 GoodNov 6 2017
Hi 2 TPAPrice and ease of car.Car interior was full of stains....was surprised of the condition.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2017
A fantastic experience!
2.0 MediocreAug 8 2017
No car available and poor customer service handling itNothing.I was unable to get car because the rep said none were available. He said because I had a debit card he couldn't rent me one even if he had one because they don't except debit as payment without a deposit. When I said I was ok with the deposit he said it didn't matter because the payment couldn't be made using a debit card. When I showed him hertz had already charged my account for the rental he told me to take it up with kayak. I left without a car and called hertz twice explaining the situation and both times I was told I'd receive a refund. The first time I received a credit which was then again debited from my account 2 days later. The second time has resulted in nothing. I get the debit card policy but this was handled poorly from the start and I'm out $65 with no reasonable explanation or response.
8.4 ExcellentJul 28 2017
Buy your car insurance online beforehandGreat car, easy check in/check out, good price.The car insurance was sooooooo expensive, more than the rental car itself. Usually I purchase the insurance before I pick up the rental, but this time I forgot and boy did I pay. Also, I was 45 minutes late with my return so I got charged for another day of insurance. They got me good.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Dollar
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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Rated no. 4
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Alamo
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 20 2017
First time to the airport so it was a little tough to find.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2017
TerribleI made a reservation and specifically asked there was a car available on the phone while speaking to a person, not the computer, but when I arrived to pick my car up there was not a car there!!! When I questioned the attendant, he said there was nothing he could do for me. Consequently, I ended up spending over $100.00 more than I should have because another rental (Hertz) said they only had a van. I believe this should be Alamo'so responsibility. I also believe the attendant could have been much more helpful! He at least could have checked with all the other rental companies to see if there was a cheaper option. I would really like a response!!!
7.6 GoodMar 12 2017
Young Driver FeeI am 24 so I accept that I needed to pay an extra fee. However, when I booked, I correctly input my age. I was not charged the fee until I actually picked up the car which I found frustrating. Also, there was no cruise control.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2017
Easy to pick ip, friendly service, great priceThe pickup was quick and easy. Nice car. Very easy
4.8 OkayJan 6 2017
HHI Airport rental car nightmare.Huge line. Booked few hours earlier but they had no record of my booking. Had to wait for clerk to call her manager, leave a voice mail, then wait for him to call back in order to get a car. Didn't get the car I wanted. Didn't get a receipt, temporary registration, or any documentation from Alamo or Kayak. Initially told car had a full tank but was only half full. The clerk also told me the insurance I bought through Allianz didn't cover damage to the car despite that being incorrect, then she charged be for Alamo insurance without my consent which I had to call to get a charge back a few days later to correct. Terrible experience.
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2016
Fast easy transactionVery pleasant experience.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.7 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Hilton Head Island
Enterprise
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7
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2.0 MediocreApr 11 2017
No Cars AvailableThey had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.
8.8 ExcellentApr 3 2017
QuickHow quick the drop off process was.The person at the front desk was quick and cordial if not a bit under enthusiastic to be working compared to his counterparts in Charleston.
2.8 MediocreMar 22 2017
Oversold on cars. No car givenThe company didn't have a car for me.The company didn't have a car for me.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2017
Easy breezy transactionEnjoyed the easy transaction from beginning to end!
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Avis
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayAug 28 2021
Final bill was higher than the highest estimate and no explanation was offered. The bill should have been at the base rate with taxes/fees. I had to call days later for a breakdown of final charges. Vehicle was ready as promised (even early) and very clean. Pickup and drop off was very easy.
1.9 HorribleJul 31 2021
I ended up canceling because I could not pick up the car early. Was disappointed
6.0 GoodJan 5 2021
Staff was friendly, drop off easy. The SUV we had reserved was not available and there were limited other options available.Getting the type of car we had reserved and expected.
8.8 ExcellentApr 4 2018
Gas tank couldn’t be operated. Needed instructions . Very specialized .
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2016
Easy, convenient drop offConvenienceNothing
8.8 ExcellentApr 28 2016
Quick check in/ out. Nice car !Needed a wash , bugs all over winshield
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2016
Never Use ThemNothingFailed to have my reserved vehicle causing me to rent a car from another company at 10 times the original rental rate. Not $10. Orders of magnitude. Then demonstrated no concern over not having vehicle. Should be sued by the attorney general.
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Rated no. 7
National
5.6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
National
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 8
  • 5
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
5.4 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Thrifty
Locations in Hilton Head Island
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2017
FAIL!Nothing.The Thrifty agent was not there, so I was stuck without a car and I was trying to make a flight at a different airport. I had to rent a more expensive car at Hertz in order to make the flight. This was awful, and I am going to contact Thrifty reimburse me.
4.0 OkayApr 7 2017
Not happy with carCar ready when I arrive. Quick return.There was no cruise control. This was not stated to me at check-in. Yet the agent asked where I am going. I was traveling over 800 miles in 2 days. The agent asked me about other things. The brakes pulled a little. Gas mileage on an small car was not great. There was a refundable $200 deposit that was never told to me before I booked the car. They had my credit card. Why do they hold $200. I am not a new driver. Had better experience with other car rental companies in the past.
8.0 ExcellentMar 20 2017
Nice car. Pick up and return easy.The price.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2017
All good.
2.0 MediocreSep 21 2016
Hilton Head, SCNothingThere was no car available at the location or on the whole island.
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Sunnycars
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Sunnycars
Locations in Hilton Head Island
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Target Car Rental
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Target Car Rental
Locations in Hilton Head Island
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142 travellers who hired a car in Hilton Head Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,5

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Car hire excess insurance in Hilton Head Island

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 Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island.

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 Hilton Head Island car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Hilton Head Island

  • Book your car hire in Hilton Head Island at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hires in Hilton Head Island are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hilton Head Island

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Hilton Head Island are Alamo (8,5, 58 reviews), Budget (7,6, 72 reviews), and Thrifty (7,0, 54 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Hilton Head Island is R53,75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R645 and R860, depending on the car size.

  • Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hilton Head Island.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Hilton Head Island costs R419 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Hilton Head Island costs R531 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Hilton Head Island costs R543 per day, on average.