Monterey Car Hire

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Pick-up location Monterey
Hire locations 9
Airport locations 8

Monterey car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8,0 Excellent (883 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Dr Ste 108
+1 844 370 1083
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Rated no. 2
8,9 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Drive, Suite 105
+1 831 373 1899
  • 8.6
  • 9.0
  • 8.7
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Dec 25 2015
David Alexander
Pros: Efficient svc in MRY and SFO
Cons: nothing.. it was fine
10,0 Excellent
Jan 2 2018
Incredible value for an overnight, multi-city rental
Pros: Nice car, good service, and, incredibly, paid less than $40 for a less-than-24-hour rental, picking up in Monterey, CA, dropping off in San Francisco.
10,0 Excellent
Apr 28 2018
Pros: Easy to change my pick up time to later. Big hatchback, room for a bicycle.
9,2 Excellent
Nov 11 2015
Helpful staff
Pros: I needed to extend the rental an extra day, then the following day I changed the dropoff location and the staff were very helpful. They only charged me a $10 fee to extend the rental and nothing to change the location.
Cons: The rates in the bay area were a little higher than I would have liked.
10,0 Excellent
Mar 23 2016
Pros: Dropped car off and got receipt in just a couple minutes. Efficient and friendly staff.
10,0 Excellent
May 24 2016
Highly recommend
Pros: Everything! I had requested online and was going to pick up from monterey, CA and return to SFO airport. Plans had changed and I ended up taking to another location but they were just as friendly and cooperative as ever.
Cons: Also, I just needed it for a "day" , so noon to 6pm, but asked about the penalty if it was late, but he mentioned it's for 24 hours so I had until the next day at noon. Obvious, but I would have chosen 2 days if that was the case. Great service altogether!
10,0 Excellent
Jun 28 2016
Pros: I had made the mistake of booking the wrong airport to get the car however they were able to get me the same car and rate without any problems. I really liked the FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE on the scenic California roads
6,0 Good
Jul 5 2016
Broken A/C
Pros: The car was clean and easy to pick up and drop off.
Cons: The a/c did not work. It blew air but it was not cold. Upon dropping the car off, the Budget employee informed me that I had a chip in the windshield and had to fill out an accident report. The chip was the size of a grain of salt and he only saw it because it was next to the bar code. What a joke. I drove the car 1 time and certainly did not notice anything hitting the windshield. I hope that they don't try to pin this one on me.
9,6 Excellent
Sep 19 2016
Ride in Expedition
Pros: Comfort, quiet engine, economical
Cons: Very confusing navigation system, both in setting up and in finding destinations. Also, was unable to add stops/points of interest.
3,6 Mediocre
Sep 26 2016
Car has been smoked in
Pros: It was easy and convenient picking up and dropping off the vehicle
Cons: The car had been previously smoked in and caused me a terrible migraine.
Rated no. 3
8,5 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Ste 104
+1 831 373 3318
  • 8.4
  • 9.3
  • 7.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Nov 3 2016
Efficient service at Monterey
Pros: Car pick up and drop off at Monterey was very easy and quick
8,0 Excellent
Jan 27 2017
Pros: Quick and easy, helpful
9,6 Excellent
Jan 9 2017
Worked Beautifully
Pros: Great value for pick up in MRY and drop off in SFO or SJC. Price as quoted. No surprises. Upgraded because the didn't have reserved size. That generally means less mileage but since we were only going 100 miles that wasn't an issue. Overall will do again when needed.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 19 2017
Thanks for the inexpensive upgrade.
Pros: Lives that you had a ton of extra cars at that location, which gave the attendant flexibility to give us a heap upgrade to an Escalade for only $15/day. Loved the extra comfort for the trip.
Cons: Feel like the auto-check-in process needs to be more automated. That airport is plenty behind the times that way.
6,8 Good
Mar 25 2017
Downgraded Car
Cons: I had reserved a Toyota 4Runner as I am considering buying this model. I was disappointed to find Hertz did not have one available and offered a Nissan Rouge as the substitute. This is a smaller less expensive car as compared to the 4Runner. Although i don't complain if I get upgraded, I don't like to be down graded for the same price.
9,2 Excellent
Jun 16 2017
Cons: Car roof to low. kept hit my head on inside of roof.
8,0 Excellent
Sep 6 2018
Pros: car was great and so was the service with hertz
Cons: we got hit in a parking lot by a car that never left a message for us at all . We are now trying to get through the claim process with Allianz Insurance and Hertz and it seems that it takes too long for all of this to get through
6,4 Good
Nov 12 2018
Very unhelpful staff at SFO.
Pros: Car was fine.
Cons: The staff at the drop off in San Fran were very rude and unhelpful.
8,8 Excellent
Jul 22 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: I would truly appreciate if I could drop the car at my address within 5 miles of Monterey Airport.
Rated no. 4
7,9 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Dr Ste 108
+1 844 370 1084
  • 7.6
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Sep 12 2016
Pros: The car was very clean and nice. The service was helpful and fast.
Cons: No complaints!
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 26 2016
Did not have car available
Pros: Nothing .terrible
Cons: No car was available had pay twice as much from another car company
10,0 Excellent
Dec 11 2016
Pros: Nice upgrade which we really appreciated when we got into LA traffic!
4,8 Okay
Feb 3 2017
Flat tire and no help
Pros: The car was ok
Cons: Car got a nail in the tire. When I called Alamo, they said they would charge us $65 to change the tire for the spare. Ok, fine. But they didn't have any replacement cars for us. So they wanted us to drive to a firestone, buy a new tire, and then hope to get reimbursed for it. We were on a work trip and a schedule. It was completely ridiculous and unhelpful. I couldn't believe that Alamo and Enterprise didn't have a single car to use for one day! Ended up getting the spare on ourselves. Driving it very slowly to our drop off place 40 min away and just leaving,
10,0 Excellent
Feb 13 2017
Pros: Great price, great car, great experience.
Cons: Nothing, all good!
10,0 Excellent
Feb 25 2017
Convenient, affordable, reliable ski trip SUV
Pros: Able to reserve the all-wheel drive, large-size SUV the day before I needed it and at a very good rate on, far less than I expect to pay (40% less than several direct car rental websites). Vehicle was in excellent condition with only 8,000 miles on it. Ran beautifully from Monterey to Tahoe and back through some pretty rough storm conditions. Easy pick-up and return at the Monterey Regional Airport.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like about the rental car or the company, or the process of getting it online through
2,0 Mediocre
Dec 30 2018
Cons: They rented out my car before I arrived. I never got a car.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 16 2019
Pros: Estoy muy contento con su atención al alquilar el carro
10,0 Excellent
Aug 12 2019
Cons: Nothing. Time spent getting my vehicle, and returning my vehicle, was much less than any other rental car company. I will be choosing Alamo for my rental car needs.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 24 2019
Pros: Everything was excellent, from booking the car online to the locations and staff, the vehicle too.
Cons: Can’t think of anything.
Rated no. 5
6,4 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Drive, Suite 106
+1 831 647 7140
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
5,2 Okay
Oct 31 2016
Cons: Rude front desk rep. But to be fair, she was your typical college student with an "whatever" attitude.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 19 2017
Cons: MRY is a great office
4,0 Okay
Sep 23 2019
Pros: Kayak
Rated no. 6
5,8 Okay (12 reviews)
2 locations in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
1178 Del Monte Ave
+1 831 649 6300
200 Fred Kane Dr
+1 831 242 2020
  • 6.0
  • 6.2
  • 5.8
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
9,2 Excellent
Oct 11 2016
Great service, best rental car!
Pros: Very kind and forthcoming manager there at the Monterey office for Enterprise. He is personable and tries to customise your experience for you. We were early to pickup and the car we requested was not yet available. We were upgraded to a Mustang worth double our rate for only a small increase! This is despite it being a tourist heavy weekend where they could have easily made more money just making us wait.
Cons: The car was in need of a clean but given how busy it was that weekend and the fact it was an upgrade to help us get on our way sooner, I was happy to take it as is.
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 1 2016
Impossible to work with
Pros: I couldnt rent the car. The staff refused my debit card even though I was local, had utility bills on me and AAA insurance, and an emerald club membership.
Cons: Awful policy. I booked online with another company and experienced no hassles.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2017
GO TO Rental Cars
Pros: They were very helpful and understanding of our needs.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 24 2018
Pros: Monterey enterprise staff are great! quick in and out. Car was pretty good for the trip.
10,0 Excellent
Dec 9 2018
Pros: No exorbitant airport fees and surcharges. This rental agency is about 3 miles from the Monterey Airport. Take a cab to the office and pick-up there.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 2 2019
Great service
Pros: Learning the art of advanced booking helps. Even with the pressure of the holidays, the staff maintained professionalism and tried to help others when their cars ran out. Glad I reserved earlier. Awesome ride, they suggested an upgrade which really helped because what I initially reserved, would've been a miserable fit for my size. Good team work! BUT it's a small lot and I don't think there are any other rental places nearby other than the airport, so last minute renters might continue to face off with staff there unfortunately.
Cons: Not sure when this started but have rental car places stopped caring about the outside of their cars? The inside was ok but the outside seemed it was wiped with a muddy rag. Other than that, nothing bad about this experience for me.
2,0 Mediocre
Aug 5 2019
Pros: No cars in stock but they still let you make reservation on internet and waste so much time. Horrible. Totally unprofessional.
2,0 Mediocre
Jan 3 2017
Cons: Unfortunately I reserved an SUV and upon arrival to the check-in desk I was told they had only sedans. It was lucky that another company had a larger car for me, but I was surprised and not thrilled that I made a reservation for a car they did not have to rent.
9,6 Excellent
Feb 6 2017
Great service
Pros: Friendly, easy and clean!
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 4 2018
Pros: NA
Cons: When I arrived to pickup the car, they just told me “there is no convertible car” They didn’t inform me prior by calling or email They ruined the wedding anniversary surprise
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
Monterey Regional Airport
1 location in Monterey
Locations in Monterey
Olmstead Road
55 travellers who hired a car in Monterey gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,8

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FAQs about hiring a car in Monterey

What is the best car hire agency in Monterey?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Monterey are Alamo (8,7, 6526 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 12853 reviews), and Avis (7,6, 2258 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

The only car hire company onsite at San Francisco Airport is Alamo.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: San Francisco Airport (SFO)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco Airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

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