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Palm Springs, CA, United States
Apr 27 — May 4
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Palm Springs, CA, United States
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Palm Springs car hire information

Pick-up locationPalm Springs
Hire locations16
Airport locations13

Palm Springs car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (281 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs
Alamo
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 888 826 6893
Monday05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday05:30 - 21:00
Thursday05:30 - 21:00
Friday05:30 - 21:00
Saturday05:30 - 21:00
Sunday05:30 - 21:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Pros: The car was an upgrade from what I reserved due to unavailability, and it was a nice car.Cons: Someone had smoked in the car and it needs to be cleaned better.
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2021
Pros: Car was clean, process was easy.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Pros: Alamo didn’t honor my rental agreement. They were out of cars I had to get a cab- call the next day- they wouldn’t book me a car for my original agreement- I had to rebook for more $$$ and one less day.
4.0 OkayMar 27 2021
Pros: Car was relatively clean. Drop off fine.Cons: Waited in line 50 minutes for pick up. Reserved a mid-size SUV but ended up with a compact. They only had a few cars to choose from by the time we got to the front of the line - Small compact, 15-passenger van, or a Camaro. Price was not adjusted for smaller vehicle. Line was disorganized and could have been more efficient if staff paid attention to how people were lining up.
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
Pros: The car I got matched very closely the car model that was advertised. Price was pretty good.Cons: Yes, I'm always in need of improved pricing as a regular customer
9.2 ExcellentNov 17 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly, process was quick. Best price.Cons: Our rental reeked of pot. Asked for a different vehicle and none was available.
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
Pros: Not at all. They had my reservation but they did not have a car and they had no car for me and may no effort and could not find a car for meCons: They could’ve had a car for the car I reserved! I was left high and dry!
9.2 ExcellentJul 27 2020
Pros: Vehicle was very clean.Cons: Instruction for unattended drop off.
6.8 GoodMar 15 2020
Pros: Our flight arrived 15 minutes before midnight at Palm Springs International airport but the Alamo kiosk was already closed. Luckily enough we stayed in Palm Springs for two nights and were able to pick up the car next day. Kiosks of all other companies were open.Cons: Close your locations later
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Pros: Super fast, friendly, helpful! Infinitely better than my last experience renting through Hertz. I’ll use both Kayak and Alamo in the future
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (110 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs
Hertz
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 760 778 5100
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 25 2021
Cons: the AC did not work in the car
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2021
Pros: The car was ready for us upon arrival, was very clean, and the staff very friendly.Cons: The price for a three day rental was a bit high
10.0 ExcellentFeb 24 2021
Pros: conventience of picking up at the airport and the price
10.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2021
Cons: He price while still good was not what we understood it would be. I was told the fees were included in the quoted price
8.0 ExcellentFeb 16 2021
Pros: Easy to pick up and drop off.Cons: Car smelled like it had been smoked in
10.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2021
Pros: No waiting to process paperwork and drop off was very efficient
8.0 ExcellentDec 7 2020
Cons: Much of the audio settings did not work in the vehicle
8.0 ExcellentNov 15 2020
Pros: Staff was very easy helpful, the return of the car was the easiest I’ve ever experienced; very professional.Cons: Staff was very easy helpful, the return of the car was the easiest I’ve ever experienced; very professional.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2020
Pros: Mike was very nice and professional.Cons: Drop-off was leaving the car at a hotel and putting the key in a box. There wasn't a way to have the car checked out, so a lot was left to the honor system.
6.4 GoodSep 8 2020
Pros: The van was OK, had the room we needed and was comfortable.Cons: The lady at the counter was very helpful especially when Hertz messed up my reservation which I then had to sit with a cancer patient in the airport for 1 hour on hold to talk to a representative because the counter rep. couldn't fix the issue. The van was dirty not even washed when I picked it up.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (107 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs
Dollar
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly and professional. The pick up and drop off were both very quick and easy.
6.0 GoodJan 23 2021
Pros: Staff were fine, drop off easyCons: We did not get the car we asked for--the alternative was too small for our needs. And, I felt ripped off by all the extra fees, etc. Based on the "advertised" Kayak price, we should have paid much less buying making an advance deposit. The fees drove up the total significantly. Net, most likely will not use a third party again for car rental.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Pros: Great experience!Cons: N/A
8.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
Pros: The process was pretty smooth and quick.Cons: They didn’t have the type of car we reserved (suv) and gave us a 4 door chevy. It fit us fine but wasn’t the size we’d reserved. Also, the car had a big dent and scratch along the back side which looked a little crappy driving it around Palm Springs.
8.0 ExcellentJan 4 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful
8.4 ExcellentJan 1 2020
Cons: Counter agent in Palm Springs could have honored the original terms in the reservation from the beginning. The first contract he generated had the price at almost $900, the reservation price was about $398.00. It was corrected when I pointed it out to the guy.
8.0 ExcellentDec 11 2019
Pros: Nice car very clean. Drop off easy.Cons: Pickup very slow. I was #6 in line and it took 40 minutes to check in.
3.6 MediocreDec 4 2019
Pros: Leaving, never to return.Cons: Bad from the start. Didn't have car I reserved. Cost more. Car return problems. Multiple calls not returned. Email unanswered. Went to counter. Person went 'out back' and did not return. Not recommended.
7.6 GoodNov 6 2019
Cons: Pricing and ease of notifying rental location of late flight arrival to hold car . I Was on phone for 20-30 min with Hotwire agent trying to contact Dollar to let them know I would be late due to flight reassignment
9.2 ExcellentApr 27 2019
Cons: Drop off was a bit confusing because no one was outside and there was no signage to bring the keys inside to their desk. If we’d been running late for our flight this would have been stressful
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.7 Good (157 reviews)
2 locations in Palm Springs
Budget
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 760 778 1956
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
650 South Eugene Road+1 760 325 1584
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2021
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Pros: The staff was super friendly and the who process was a breeze.Cons: Miss not having a shuttle to and from, but understand that Covid has suspended that service.
8.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
Pros: The staff are excellent. I used the current tense as I am still renting and now on my 4th vehicle with the current lease to expire May 5th.Cons: I have no issue with having to exchange the rental on the renewal date each month. What was extremely annoying was the email that I received on the first occasion. The wording was offensive and made me feel that there was an issue with me as a customer. For instance,, there was no explanation as to why the car had to be returned and the wording was "we are not extending your lease and the car must be returned to the nearest Budget airport office as soon as possible."
2.0 MediocreMar 25 2021
Pros: Nothing. They were terrible. There was no carCons: Having a reservation actually meaning that a car is reserved.
8.0 ExcellentMar 25 2021
Cons: The toddler car seats were of low quality
8.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Cons: Price was high for 4 days
10.0 ExcellentFeb 23 2021
Pros: Incredibly friendly staff at the (non airport) Budget rental location. The quickest car rental and return process I've had in a long time!
2.0 MediocreOct 9 2020
Pros: I couldnt rent a car at budget because they did not have any cars available at all. So they said they would refund my money and they have not done so yet. Its been abojt 10 days. It even shows that the payment postrd to my credit card. I would like my refund please.
8.0 ExcellentJul 5 2020
Pros: They were not open even though they said they were open until noon. I arrived at 11:40am. The guy cleaning the cars took the keys and put them in the office. I hope I don’t get charged for more days.Cons: The car has dirty windows I had to clean them before I went on the road. The car was not full of gas, but I did return it with a full tank. When I returned the car they were not opened. They could have been opened so I know I successfully returned the car.
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2020
Pros: Nice vehicle,good priceCons: Trunk lid auto suv
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.4 Good (119 reviews)
2 locations in Palm Springs
Enterprise
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 760 778 0054
Monday05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday05:30 - 21:00
Thursday05:30 - 21:00
Friday05:30 - 21:00
Saturday05:30 - 21:00
Sunday05:30 - 21:00
4041 Airport Center Dr+1 760 327 2699
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 11 2021
Cons: Long lines to pick up car
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2021
Pros: Pickup went smoothly. After hours drop off as well. Enterprise staff also managed to find a hat I'd left in the vehicle and arrange for it to be returned to me.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2021
Cons: Not clear that location was not at airport and was not even open when we landed. And wouldn’t reopen until Monday. Closed on Sunday.
4.0 OkayMar 28 2021
Cons: The pick up is not at the airport and we had to walk a mile with almost no sidewalks. You should not rent at off airport sites unless it is specifically stated. Plus, they would not shuttle us. It was dangerous walking in the street to get there. If someone got hurt you could be liable
6.0 GoodMar 26 2021
Cons: Nobody at the location I rented from would answer the phone - for 2 days in a row I tried reaching them. The front office staff seemed professional but the employees cleaning and pulling up the cars did not look or act professional. For example, someone who just got their rental came back in with a used water bottle left in the car, and the employees laughed about it after the customer walked back out. There should also be a service or ability to be dropped off or picked up at airport when renting, since about a one mile walk.
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2021
Pros: The man that check me in was friendly and somewhat helpful.Cons: Had a number of issues with the rental process. One, the rental location was off-site from the airport. Two, I was provided an economy car in spite of the premium car I confirmed through my reservation. Three, not a single employee was on-site during my drop-off aka sleeping on the job.
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2021
Pros: Nothing. We never got our rental. They closed at noon but no one told us that when we booked.Cons: If I did a little research and saw how many complaints there already were with Pricelinr. Horrible customer service. Refused to help me and blamed me for everything
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2021
Cons: The price I agreed to was $194. Once I returned the car the price per day had increased and I was charged $320 with zero explanation as to why the daily rate has gone up.
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2021
Cons: Cars oversold. Did not receive car despite two separate reservations
8.0 ExcellentMar 8 2021
Pros: Staff Top Notch at this location!!!!!
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.3 Good (115 reviews)
2 locations in Palm Springs
Avis
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 760 778 6300
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
650 South Eugene Road+1 760 778 6090
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 16 2021
Cons: Can’t get anyone on the phone directly, but friendly and helpful in person. No hassles, in and out quick!
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2021
Pros: They rep was friendly and respectfulCons: When I arrive they didn’t have any cars available which made me cancel my trip :(
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2021
Pros: When I finally got the car it was goodCons: My car was not available when I arrived. In fact the lot was closed when we arrived leaving us without a vehicle. Very very very frustrating.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2021
Pros: I got to the Avis counter at the Palm Springs Airport and they told me my reservation was for a different location. If I wanted to rent there, they would charge me 5 times higher than my reservation. But if I rebooked through Avis, they would honor the price, I tried to change my reservation and went back to the counter and they would not honor the original price. They totally ripped me off. I feel cheated.Cons: Honor the same price. I booked the car reservation for the Palm Springs airport and I was stuck there. They would not honor the price. I felt they were very dishonest and I would never book through Kayak again.
6.0 GoodMar 31 2021
Pros: the cars passenger seatbelt stopped working on day 2. I was not advised that I reserved the car on a off rental car location. I requested at airport. It cost us time/ and $20.00 each way. The Avis location was in an industrial area and not much around.
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, dead simple drop off, roomy clean and comfortable car. No hidden fees.Cons: It was confusing to see an Avis kiosk at the airport and then be told we had to uber to a different Avis a couple miles away after waiting in line.
4.0 OkayMar 31 2021
Pros: Initially no but later yes.Cons: I BOOKED TO PICK UP AT THE AIRPORT NOT ONE MILE AWAY AND 26 DOLLAR TAXI RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A JOKE.
8.0 ExcellentMar 3 2021
Pros: YesCons: Difficult to call the pick up office.
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2021
Cons: Rental closed at noon with no notice or warning. Was not able to rent a car.
4.4 OkayAug 31 2020
Pros: Drop off staff was efficientCons: Car I specially requested was not available
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
8.2 Excellent (61 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs
Thrifty
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.8 MediocreOct 5 2020
Pros: The staff was ok but your policy lies.Cons: Keep it real when it says a rule in the policy they should stick to it
2.0 MediocreMar 14 2020
Pros: Nothing. Your information was inaccurate. Was not able to take the car promised to me for not having a major credit care. Then was charged 10 dollars for penalty fee. Incredibly disappointed in customer service and buisness practices. I will never use your services again.Cons: Not charging me 10 dollars on a promise of a vehicle you couldnt provide me with.
4.8 OkayDec 23 2019
Pros: Why is the price that you pay always more than what is quoted when you book? Seriously why.... Its just so annoying.Cons: The price that I was quoted was what I paid. That would be normal...
5.2 OkayDec 2 2019
Pros: Friendly staff but my reservation was screwed and my rate was changed for no reasonCons: Should have gotten the reservation correct
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2019
Cons: Everything was good. I have no complaints.
9.6 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Cons: Car was inexpensive and in good shape. Drop off was easy. Had to wait s whole for an agent to come to the desk for pick up. Would rent again
2.0 MediocreFeb 2 2019
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Credit checks. Why on earth do you need to do a credit check? I have thousands of $ in my bank but because my credit isn’t good enough for you I was turned away. Literally standing there with verifiable funds and turned away after I made the booking and flew across the country. I needed a car. Fail
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2018
Quick and Excellent ServicePros: The customer service rep went out of her way to assist me with my rental.
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2018
Pros: Great customer service, nice car, competitive pricing.Cons: The long wait at the Palm Springs airport.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2018
Friendly and ProfessionalPros: Dropping of my rental in Palm Springs was efficient and the gentleman that took care of me was very friendly and professional.
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Rated no. 8
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Palm Springs
National
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste+1 888 826 6890
Monday05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday05:30 - 21:00
Thursday05:30 - 21:00
Friday05:30 - 21:00
Saturday05:30 - 21:00
Sunday05:30 - 21:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Airport Van
1 location in Palm Springs
Airport Van
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Recent reviews
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Palm Springs
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Palm Springs
Palm Springs airport
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Easirent
1 location in Palm Springs
Easirent
Locations in Palm Springs
Palm Springs International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Palm Springs
Sunnycars
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Recent reviews
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Palm Springs
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Palm Springs
3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way+1 800 940 9332
Recent reviews
951 travellers who hired a car in Palm Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Palm Springs are Alamo (8,7, 296 reviews), Hertz (8,5, 116 reviews), and Dollar (8,4, 154 reviews).

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