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Lakewood car hire information

Pick-up locationLakewood
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Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lakewood

  • For those considering car rentals in Lakewood, Washington, keep in mind that you will be able to cut your commute time roughly in half in Lakewood car rentals as compared to taking public transportation. You also have the freedom to access many parks, such as for American Lake Park, Sunnyside Beach Park, or Lakewold Gardens as well as places downtown, including  Lakewood Towne Center, the Lakewood City Hall, or the McGavrick Conference Center. For those driving car rentals in Lakewood, you can also drive into the Olympic mountains to the northwest and explore the Olympic National Forest.
  • Less than an hour's drive to the northeast, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) makes an ideal location for securing Lakewood car rentals. At SEA, the Rental Car Facility is off-site, and you can catch a complimentary shuttle from either the North End or the South End of the lower drive just outside Baggage Claim. The North stop is just outside Alaska Airlines and the South stop is just outside the international airlines. These shuttles run all day, 365 days of the year, about every 10 minutes.
  • Lakewood is situated in the Pacific Northwest among some of the most scenic roads in the country. These roads are well-maintained and make for pleasant, relaxing drives. However, if you drive to many of the scenic outlooks along Puget Sound, be cautious of people strolling, jogging, and cycling. Be especially on the lookout for families with children.  Rush hour traffic becomes most congested in Lakewood between 7 am and 9 am and then again between 4 pm and 6 pm near Fort Lewis, also known as JBLM, and just south of Lakewood through Nisqually Valley.
  • For those driving car rentals in Lakewood, one of your biggest challenges will be dealing with inclement weather. In Lakewood, there is precipitation falling for more than a third of the days in a year. And oddly enough, those driving car rentals in Lakewood need to beware of other drivers in the rain. You might assume that people in the Lakewood region are adept at driving in rainy weather, but that is not always the case, so drive defensively.
  • Book your car hire in Lakewood at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Lakewood are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lakewood

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lakewood?

    The average price of fuel in Lakewood is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lakewood?

    Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lakewood.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport (SEA)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lakewood?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Lakewood?

    An Intermediate car hire in Lakewood costs R621 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Lakewood?

    A Special car hire in Lakewood costs R763 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Lakewood?

    A Mini car hire in Lakewood costs R1 744 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lakewood?

    For those considering car rentals in Lakewood, an SUV is an ideal choice. Because of Lakewood's frequent inclement weather, the power and grip of an SUV will be much appreciated by those driving car rentals in Lakewood. Furthermore, Lakewood is surrounded by natural wonders that will be easier to explore in an SUV. You can load it up with outdoor recreation equipment, picnic supplies, and friends. Also, since an SUV seat is slightly higher than that of a sedan, you will have better visibility while driving through some of the most scenic roads in America.

  • What's the speed limit in Lakewood?

    For those driving car rentals in Lakewood, keep in mind that most streets within the city have a speed limit of 25 mph. Any roads in school zones or through parks and frequently used recreation areas have a speed limit of 20 mph. And, according to Washington state law, you must drive at a safe speed considering existing conditions and hazards. So, keep in mind that if it is raining or there is another kind of precipitation, you can legally be ticketed for driving the posted speed limit when conditions demand that you should be driving more slowly. For those driving car rentals in Lakewood, use caution and common sense while driving in inclement weather.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lakewood?

    On Lakewood residential streets, you can park for free for up to 72 hours, except during street cleaning. So, when you park on a residential street, check for posted signs announcing street cleaning days and times. In downtown Lakewood, you will often find metered parking. There is usually a 2-hour limit and it usually costs $0.75 per hour. Most malls, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping plazas, hospitals, and transit stations offer free parking to patrons, usually for 2 hours.

Lakewood car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,8

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

7.5

4 locations in Lakewood

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Locations in Lakewood

3505 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 475 4500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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9249 Pacific Ave

+1 253 531 4552

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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940 Market Street

+1 253 573 1055

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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9816 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 582 8240

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Zoe , the gal that helped me was exceptional....she was busy but was an absolute delight.. she is a keeper....thank you Enterprise

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Got a ride back to the mechanic to pick up my own car

Cons:

If they would have honored the price I had rented for online

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The whole process was fast, the employees were very nice and accommodating, and it was very cheap.

Cons:

Found some trash in the car under the seat, but other than that everything was fine

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Overall the rental was nice, the only minor issue I had and it was probably due to high volvume, but the inside was not necessarily the cleanest but for what we needed it suffices. I usually get top notch from enterprise so I won’t fault them for this one transgression. I’d use them again

5,2 Fair

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly.

Cons:

This location seemed understaffed. There was a substantial wait at pick up and drop off. The car I was given was not clean on the inside and only had 1/4 tank of gas.

1 out of 6

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Lakewood

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Locations in Lakewood

9321 South Tacoma Way

+1 253 471 3907

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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8,8 Very Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Most affordable we could find

5,2 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Jadida was very friendly and helpful when I picked up and dropped off the car. When I returned the car early, Avis tried to charge way more than if I'd had it the whole time, but again Jadida was really helpful and got that straightened out too.

Cons:

My rental confirmation said it started at noon on Labor Day. So, I arrived at 12:15 and the office apparently closed at noon that day. The guy says, "we're closed." I told him my email said to get the car at 12. "Right, it's 12:15" he says, and started walking out. Fortunately, Jadida stayed and helped me. The car I got hadn't been cleaned. The inside was ok, but the outside was really dirty with dead bugs all over the grill.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Nothing

1 out of 1

Budget

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Lakewood

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Locations in Lakewood

632 Broadway

+1 253 272 2236

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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9321 South Tacoma Way

+1 253 582 5900

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I was able to pick up the car fairly easily, smooth process took less than 5 minutes to both pick up the car and return it. Was able to get a fairly new vehicle that ran very smoothly, was cleaned beforehand. Drama free. Front desk staff was very friendly.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
All in the rental was fine, it did have a faint smell of cigarett smoke, in total a good experince.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was very helpful and nice. The car was very clean and nicer than I expected

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told over website that budget,will accept Debit Card, but at location that is not true.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fairly good website

Cons:

The website rental confirmation did not correspond to actual car availability. The rental confirmation did not actually exist. Had I not called the local rental office, I would not have found out there there were no cars to rent - and I would have been totally out of luck and stranded.

2,8 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Waited almost an hour to pick up my car. The employee was very slow and not customer service friendly. Did not give the car I ordered. Changed the insurance I had already bought for $18 on kayak. And made me get whatever he was selling. Double the price. He acted like he gets paid on commission. Reserved the car for about $50 on Kayak and he tried to charge me over $200. Still paid more than what my reservation said. will never use them again. Drop was at 8am and no one was there. Had to wait for the same employee to open the store. Late.

1 out of 6

Sixt

7,5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Lakewood

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Locations in Lakewood

1201 Pacific Ave, Suite 600

+1 206 454 8256

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
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Hertz

No score available yet

Best rated

One location in Lakewood

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4802 S Tacoma Way

+1 253 474 6150

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Even though I had a confirmation from Hertz, when I arrived at the location they specified, there was no car. The people who worked there were rude, loud, unhelpful. They told me my best option was to take an Uber 40 mins north to another location ($100 Uber ride). So not use this service! And do not if you can help it try to rent a car from Hertz in Tacoma because a reservation means 0.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I reserved a car through kayak, made plans dependent on that car, then was told an hour before picking up the car that there were no cars available. Never renting a car through Hertz or Kayak again !

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I made the reservation for 12 noon on 12/16. We got there at 12:05 and the office closed at 12:00. They would not allow us to rent the car. Your website did not mention that the particular location closed at 12 pm. I should not have been able to make the reservation for 12 since they closed at 12. I was left without a car.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not even get to rent at all.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly yes, helpful.....I guess. He let me know he didn’t have the car I’d reserved or anything available that could accommodate 6 people.

Cons:

Inventory. Place was filthy. Understaffed. Associate wore mask under nose.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything.

1 out of 11

Rent-A-Wreck

No score available yet

One location in Lakewood

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Locations in Lakewood

9313 South Tacoma Way

+1 253 584 1833

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:30 - 16:00
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94 travellers who hired a car in Lakewood gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,5

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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