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Pick-up location Newport Beach
Hire locations 25
Airport locations 9

Newport Beach car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
7,1 Good (62 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Thrifty
Locations in Newport Beach
4043 Birch Street
+1 877 283 0898
Monday05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:00
Friday05:30 - 23:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:00
  • 6.9
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  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Apr 7 2016
Pros: seemed easy and quick
6,0 Good
May 30 2017
Look at the tires!!!
Pros: They did give us another car for the remainder of our rental (approximately a month) when we brought the tire condition to their attention and made an adjustment on the final bill when we dropped the car off at our final location.
Cons: We were assigned a car with illegal bald tires on both front wheels. We were not aware of that until someone pointed it out after driving this dangerous car for over 2 weeks!! We had driven over several mountain passes during this period and were told we were lucky to be alive!
10,0 Excellent
May 12 2018
Great service
Pros: At the drop-off, there was a driver going to SNA airport and she waited while I checked the car in and took me straight to the terminal. I was running late and I easily made my flight, it was extraordinary service.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 19 2015
Horrible experience. Do NOT use Thrifty
Pros: Nithing
Cons: Office was off-airport, and very sketchy. They didn't have the car I reserved (minivan) which I really needed for all of my passengers and luggages. The small SUV they offered would not accommodate.
6,4 Good
Oct 22 2015
No pick up
Pros: Car great and clean
Cons: Waited 30 min and no pick up. Took a cab
4,0 Okay
Oct 24 2015
Cons: The employees at the counter were focused on personal conversations rather than the line of customers waiting to be helped. Once I was told to wait for the car outside, after 15 minutes of waiting, the car had been taken to a different location. I had also purchased insurance via online reservation, and was then at the location and somehow 2 insurances ended up on my bill. Will not be coming back to Thrifty.
7,6 Good
Oct 26 2015
Pros: I had to take first car back due to engine symbol. It was handled quickly and I was given a much more comfortable car. Ron @ Thrifty was polite, helpful, & great. All the employees there were friendly! I would rent from them again.
6,8 Good
Oct 29 2015
Cons: All the additional fees piled on at the pick-up location.
4,8 Okay
Nov 8 2015
Off-Airport and SLOWEST Shuttle Ever
Pros: The car was fine. A Chevy spark.
Cons: The location is off-site and the shuttle is insanely slow. You could wait for twenty or thirty minutes and it is nearly impossible to find a direct phone number to the local Thrifty office to call and ask about the status of the shuttle.
7,2 Good
Nov 22 2015
Kayak or Thrifty: one-way dropoff fee nondisclosur
Pros: Clean car. Great condition. Quick pickup and dropoff. Polite attendants.
Cons: I was charged a drop off fee for one-way rental that was not included in my Kayak confirmation email although the email clearly showed pickup and drop off in different locations. Don't know if the disconnect was on Kayak's end or Thirfty's end but this reflected poorly in both companies.
Rated no. 2
Advantage
6,5 Good (63 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Advantage
Locations in Newport Beach
18601 Airport Way
+1 949 752 7832
Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
  • 6.3
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  • 6.0
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
May 11 2016
Pros: Availability, quick check in
Cons: High gas price!
9,6 Excellent
Oct 15 2015
New to Advantage
Pros: Nice car (Sonanta) clean, comfortable. People were friendly and nice and helped. Was impressed
5,6 Okay
Oct 26 2015
Pros: Average
Cons: All was average except the guy was doing my check in made fun of my name and kept goofing around even though i mentioned that I was extremely in rush & "no. My name pronunciation is xxxx" (a few times) Talk about manners. please grow up. You are at work, sir.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 4 2015
GREAT car for the price!
Pros: Snagged 4 days of a small Kia sedan (no idea what model) for just a little over $50! Car had about 30,000 miles on it, but ran perfectly. Pickup easy, drop off even easier.
2,8 Mediocre
Nov 7 2015
Given dirty car 6,000 miles overdue for oil change
Pros: The only good thing I have to say is that making the reservation was easy.
Cons: We were not told up front that Advantage would be holding $200 on my credit card as a deposit until we got to the window to pick up the car. The entire rental didn't cost $200! Second, the car we were issued was filthy. Because we picked it up in a really dark garage, we could not see just how dirty the interior was. The car handled terribly. My husband didn't even want to drive it. It was so far out of alignment that the tires were balding unevenly, and the oil light kept coming on because the car was 6,000 miles overdue for an oil change. BOTTOM LINE: I'd almost rather walk than use Advantage again.
8,0 Excellent
Dec 21 2015
No Problems
Pros: Rates were very good. Very convenient to Orange County, CA airport as they are on-site.
Cons: Kayak information states that the rental center is off-site which it is not. I spent some time waiting for a shuttle to take me to the off-site location only to find out they are located on premises. Kayak - update your site - they have been at the airport for years! Seats were a bit dirty but overall car was fine.
10,0 Excellent
Dec 22 2015
Pros: Smooth process.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2016
Pros: Customer service. Very easy in and out process
8,0 Excellent
Feb 4 2016
Last minute rental made super easy!!
Pros: Quick and easy to do
Cons: The woman when I dropped my car off was rude I found the previous renters payment slip in car and it was half the price of mine. I asked for the cheaper rate and she said no and walked away.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 7 2016
Pros: Courteous and very helpful.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
5,5 Okay (36 reviews)
3 locations in Newport Beach
Hertz
Locations in Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree
+1 949 718 0239
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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4500 Macarthur Blvd
+1 949 724 1602
Monday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday
900 Newport Center Dr
+1 949 760 0174
Monday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday
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Recent reviews
8,8 Excellent
Oct 22 2016
Pros: How fast the process of returning the car was.
Cons: Couldn't figure out how to adjust side mirrors and some of the ventilators weren't great. The car needed a clean but at least I didn't have to wait. Also it was very expensive because of different pick up and drop off locations.
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 12 2019
Pros: Non friendly staff, did not honor price I had a confirmation on, they doubled the price as well as having to wait for over 30 min at the desk in order to get help.
Cons: Just about everything
10,0 Excellent
Nov 23 2015
Quick, convenient pick up and drop off.
Pros: The ease of pick up and drop off. Cleanliness of car Nice employees
Cons: They did not have my type of car in stock, but they made it right by upgrading to another model.
4,0 Okay
Jan 4 2016
Poor description of product
Pros: I have to pay 27 dollars more per day for underage fee which I didn't know at the first place and plus the insurance is not with Hertz.
3,6 Mediocre
Feb 27 2017
Cons: yes, i was late for my appointment by 30min. The only person at the counter was absent at the counter. I called up their number on the reservation but the lady that answered the phone was not very helpful (she did not offer to contact the absent lady and kept repeating "she will be back shortly." I waited 30 min and called her again and had to ask her to confirm when the absent is coming back.) After all I had to wait for an hour and half to finally get to my car.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 8 2017
Simple and convenient
Pros: Pickup and drop off experiences were simple and quick. Car was basically new and well maintained
6,4 Good
Feb 19 2018
Cons: The Hertz pickup location did not have a car for us. We had a reservation but no car.
6,4 Good
Feb 20 2018
Car was great, but pickup/dropoff a disaster.
Pros: The car itself was fine -- late model, decked out with features, and the price was okay.
Cons: Picking up the car, they wouldn't let me use the card I wanted, although it was a Visa, and they wouldn't really explain why. As I was going to be returning the car at 8pm, I explicitly asked if there would be anyone there, and they said yes. When the time came, the door was locked and nobody was there. I called Hertz and they suggested I go five miles down the street to a location with "after hours pickup and dropoff", which I did -- at an extra relocation fee of $15. My reservation clearly said pickup and dropoff at such and such a location and at a set time, so I can't believe that their absence was oversight on their part. What's more, when making the reservation I clearly marked the airport code that I wanted to pick the car up at, but the car was not actually located there, it was several miles (either quite a long walk or a taxi ride) away. Hertz clearly has rental cars in the airport, and I'm not sure why I wasn't assigned one of those.
7,2 Good
Apr 14 2018
Pros: Much better price than picking up car at airport
Cons: Took 1 hour to get the car...
6,0 Good
May 3 2018
did not rent a hertz vehicle
Pros: see title
Rated no. 4
Avis
avis
9,8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Avis
Locations in Newport Beach
4200 Campus Drive
+1 949 955 1608
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 10.0
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Recent reviews
9,6 Excellent
Apr 1 2016
Avis Newport
Pros: The attendant yash was friendly, accommodating and helpful
Cons: Some food package left inside - car needed some detailing inside
10,0 Excellent
Mar 6 2017
Pros: I was very happy with the rental car and friendly service received at the Avis Newport Beach location.
Rated no. 5
Budget
budget
7,6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Budget
Locations in Newport Beach
4200 Campus Drive
+1 949 474 4088
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.0
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  • 6.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Aug 21 2019
Pros: Upgraded to a better car.
5,2 Okay
Aug 22 2019
Pros: I like that the attendant was polite. Price was good for the rental.
Cons: Attendant does not answer the phone. I called at different times on different days, never answered the phone. The attendant left the location to wash a car for an 45 minutes. There is no key drop off at that location. There is no shuttle to the airport that is 1 mi. I will not book w/ budget again.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
enterprise
2,0 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Newport Beach
Enterprise
Locations in Newport Beach
2906 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
+1 949 650 4500
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3300 Jamboree
+1 949 718 9434
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4500 Campus Dr
+1 949 640 7657
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 2.0
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  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 18 2019
Pros: upgraded to SUV
Cons: Fuel efficient upgrade
SNA Auto Rental
snaauto
4 locations in Newport Beach
SNA Auto Rental
Locations in Newport Beach
4360 Campus Dr Unit F
+1 949 251 0202
4360 Campus Dr. Unit F
+1 949 251 0202
4360 Campus Dr. Unit F
+1 949 251 0202
4360 Campus Dr. Unit
+1 949 251 0202
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Newport Beach
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Newport Beach
Newport Beach Depot
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Newport Beach
Europcar
Locations in Newport Beach
Go To Advantage Counter Situated In
+1 949 752 7832
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Newport Beach
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Newport Beach
Go To Advantage Counter Situated In- Baggage Claim Area Apt Way
Los Angeles Van Rentals
losangelesvan
1 location in Newport Beach
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in Newport Beach
20042 SW. Cypress St.
+1 714 549 2618
Midway
midwaycarren
1 location in Newport Beach
Midway
Locations in Newport Beach
1701 Corinthian Way
+1 949 267 9020
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Newport Beach
NU Car
Locations in Newport Beach
4120 Birch Street Ste 111
+1 855 788 7030
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
U-Save
1 location in Newport Beach
U-Save
Locations in Newport Beach
3195 Airport Loop Drive
+1 949 752 6664
United Auto Rental
unitedautorent
1 location in Newport Beach
United Auto Rental
Locations in Newport Beach
3931 Birch Street
+1 949 222 0222
166 travellers who hired a car in Newport Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,5

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FAQs about hiring a car in Newport Beach

What is the best car hire agency in Newport Beach?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Newport Beach are Enterprise (8,5, 12877 reviews), Avis (7,6, 2246 reviews), and Thrifty (7,1, 2843 reviews).

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

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

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