Panama City Car Hire

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Pick-up location Panama City
Hire locations 12
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Panama City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
7,8 Good (34 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
Alamo
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
+1 844 370 3972
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4,8 Okay
Sep 22 2017
In-person customer service is lacking.
Pros: The mini-van we ended up with was very nice and had great features!
Cons: When our flight was delayed I called Alamo to assure them we would be there to pick up the car we had reserved and pre-paid for. The gentleman on the phone assured us we were all set and thanked us for calling. When we arrived to pick up the car, they told us it was first come, first served! I explained that we had reserved and paid for the rental and I told her about the call to the customer service number. She said, "I wish they would stop lying to customers. That's not our policy to hold a car." She then proceeded to tell me should could give us a smaller car, but we would have to pay more because I was changing the type of vehicle I had originally reserved. Needless to say, we left with a mini-van and I did not pay more! I will not be using Alamo again!
10,0 Excellent
Nov 7 2017
All good!
Cons: On issue was the windshield wasn’t cleaned well on the inside and I had to clean myself as I was driving into the sun
7,2 Good
Nov 28 2015
Cons: would have been nice if I was informed how much I was going to have to pay to park at the airport it ended up costing me another $18 I wasn't expecting to spend because I brought my vehicle to pick up the rental car if I had been informed of that I would have been prepare better and had someone drop me off at the airport instead of spending nearly 20 more dollars that I didn't need to spend
10,0 Excellent
Dec 1 2015
Great all around
Pros: Upgraded for very little money, then gave us money off for returning it early. Minivan in great condition.
10,0 Excellent
Apr 3 2016
Pros: Great service, the car was a nicer class than we expected, and it was waiting when we got off the plane. Plus we saved some money!
10,0 Excellent
Jun 4 2016
Pros: Car was great, customer service was superb
10,0 Excellent
Jun 11 2016
Pros: Check car out at one airport and returned to different location. Smooth process checking out & in. Friendly customer service.
8,4 Excellent
Jul 14 2016
Pros: good gas milage
Cons: to small of a car. I drive larger cars and so it was different.o the car had eco features so when you put your foot on brakes or when you pulled up to a stop sign it would make you feel like it had died. I guess it's a great feature but when you are not used to using it, it makes you worry.
5,6 Okay
Jul 28 2016
Cons: When we picked up the car, it smells like a cigarette smoke inside the car in spite that we requested non smoking car
10,0 Excellent
Aug 21 2016
perfect
Pros: Received exactly what I wanted.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7,6 Good (25 reviews)
3 locations in Panama City
Enterprise
Locations in Panama City
1104 W 15th St
+1 850 872 9206
2024 W 23rd St
+1 850 747 1110
6300 West Bay Pkwy
+1 850 235 3771
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 19 2016
Pros: When I made the reservation I put in the airport location and thought that is where I was getting the car. When I arrived at Enteprise, they told me the reservation was for downtown and they only had big expensive cars available and would not honor my contract. I had to rent from Hertz and pay the full price.
Cons: Wish Kayak would not have steered me to a non-airport location.
4,4 Okay
Nov 9 2016
Pros: The outside of the car was washed.
Cons: I asked for a car but got an SUV. The car with 8,000 miles had a smoke film on the inside of the windows that I could write in the film with my finger. It smelled like a cigar bar. I had to drive with the windows open because of the smell. The back deck was covered in dirt and not vacuumed.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 6 2017
Efficent
Pros: Just what I wanted
8,0 Excellent
Jan 23 2017
Convenient and fast
Pros: It's conveniently at the airport site and the service for both picking up and returning car was fast. Also liked the Nissan Altima!!
Cons: Long cold walk to get car and return it! Also expensive picking up at the airport, but there isn't a choice.
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 28 2017
Cons: I didn't have a car rental with Enterprise in Panama City....I sure hope I'm not billed for one!
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 28 2017
Cons: I did NOT have a car rental with Enterprise in Panama City. I sure hope I don't get billed for one!
3,6 Mediocre
May 8 2017
Pros: Cat smelled like smoke. It was filthy. Staff was rude p
10,0 Excellent
Dec 7 2018
Pick up and drop off was very quick and easy
Pros: The car got extremely good gas mileage eco friendly car
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 23 2016
Never again.
Pros: The reserved rate.
Cons: The Enterprise location refused to honor the rate I was quoted for this reservation. Tried to charge me twice as much. The manager kept telling me "that's what we come up with". I even showed him the printout with the reservation number and prices. Still would not honor it. So, I went down the road a little ways and rented a car from Hertz. The agent there helped me out with a great rate and rescued our vacation. Will not use Enterprise again. Already have a car reserved at Hertz for our next trip.
8,4 Excellent
Oct 31 2016
Pros: car was not American made but a nice clean car. Dian
Cons: We though we reserve the car at the Airport but it was somewhere else and I had to pay an additional $50.00. Dian
Rated no. 3
Avis
7,5 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Avis
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway
+1 850 769 1411
731 North Highway 231
+1 850 914 3090
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Apr 24 2017
Pros: Very Quick and Easy
3,6 Mediocre
Jun 3 2017
Overcharged and poor customer service
Pros: Car suited my basic needs.
Cons: I believe that I was overcharged. Avia charged me $30 per day plus $15 a day for other fees and taxes There is no State tax in Florida. I probaby won't rent from Avia again. Kim
10,0 Excellent
Aug 17 2017
Way to go PC Avis
Pros: I loved the lady who helped us in Panama City at the NW Florida Regional Airport. She was very kind and helpful.
9,6 Excellent
Mar 11 2018
Pros: Convenient, Nice car choice (Nissan)
9,6 Excellent
Dec 4 2018
Late arriving flights
Pros: The staff member was friendly and efficient at pick-up and drop-off. The car was very nice for the size.
Cons: I was flying in from Houston and my flight was delayed until 11:30 p.m. arrival, which would cause me to arrive after the closing time for the ECP Avis location. I called the main customer service number for Avis and tried to get a phone number for the Panama City Airport location. Their customer service number was only available until 5 p.m. I called the main number back and asked if the ECP location would wait for me to arrive because I had no way to get from the airport to Defuniak Springs that night. They told me no, so I cancelled the car reservation. Meanwhile, United brought a plane in and was able to get us to the ECP airport before closing. My husband called and got me a new reservation for a car rental at Avis; however, I think I had to pay a few dollars more and received a smaller car. When I picked up the car, the attendant told me that she has to stay at the location until the last flight comes in that night. That would have been so helpful to know that and I would not have been in a panic about being stuck at that small airport in the country.
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 15 2016
Pros: Was charged an extra $17 with no explaination. I topped off the tank 5 miles from the airport so the tank was full..
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6,9 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Hertz
Locations in Panama City
2106 W 15th Street
+1 850 913 9112
6401 West Bay Parkway
+1 850 235 2201
  • 7.0
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
5,6 Okay
Jul 10 2016
Value over quality
Pros: This was the best price I could find on transportation to and from the airport to Seaside area
Cons: The car was dark with a black interior and very hot for a tropical area. The water light came on once while driving. The drop off was not well attended. There was a lady in a van sitting in the parking lot who did not get out to greet you and who was not prepared to print a receipt for lack of paper which meant lots of time waiting with a baby in the heat. We could have missed our plane if we hadn't planned to arrive with spare time. They allowed me to leave and I still had the key to the car which required a race back through the airport to return. There was one young man trying to pull the load for both of the attendants and he was clearly overwhelmed.
8,8 Excellent
Nov 10 2016
Pros: Ease of pick up and convenience at the Panama City airport location
7,6 Good
Mar 7 2017
Cons: It was 8:00 at night when I picked up the car, very tired from the flight..The car was on empty, so had to go back inside tell the person behind the desk..then stop at a gas station to fill up.. The cars should be maintained before pick up.
3,2 Mediocre
Mar 18 2017
Cons: Just dropped car in Panama City so no real input
8,8 Excellent
Mar 25 2017
Odd pick up and drop off
Pros: I liked how clean the car was, and it waa affordable for the day.
Cons: It was weird that no one waa even around for inspection for pick up and drop off. I actually received very poor direction for pickup, as I was told to look for Hertz spot 205, and my car waa actually not in a Hertz spot. Furthermore, no direction was given on leaving the facility. When I dropped off, I was told to park the car in any Hertz spot, but they did not tell me if I needed to list the apot number on my return form. There was no one around to even ask.
8,0 Excellent
Apr 28 2017
Pros: The customer service was awesome on both sides. Super quick and easy.
Cons: We were very surprised the car did not a place to plug in our phone charger.
8,0 Excellent
May 15 2017
Pros: The rate
Cons: I had to wait 15-20 minutes to get the car.
8,0 Excellent
Aug 20 2017
Excellent service and care.
Pros: The staff were courteous and efficient.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 6 2017
Simple drop off
Pros: It was very quick
Cons: Long walk
10,0 Excellent
Sep 16 2017
Easy Check-in and Out
Pros: Pricing, reminders, phone app
Rated no. 5
Budget
6,7 Good (25 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Budget
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway
+1 850 763 0108
731 North Highway 231
+1 850 769 2449
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6,0 Good
Sep 11 2017
Better Clarification Needed
Cons: The stand was inside a Sears Auto Care and I had to call a number to get someone to come to the stand. The gentleman didn't specify that I'd be charged for a whole new day if not returning to Tampa exactly at 24 hrs. When I returned, it was explained why it was double what I was expecting but I could've planned differently had I known it wasn't prorated for an hour or two over. Also didn't have cruise control on the car which is a big feature when driving longer distances.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 22 2016
Pros: Customer service was courteous, informative and timely in getting our reservation complete. The Nissan Rogue was an excellent vehicle. Also the return was simple, fast and easy.
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 7 2018
Cons: They charge me more money
8,8 Excellent
Aug 24 2018
Very nice
Pros: Inexpensive on gas
Cons: Usb port is not working
9,6 Excellent
Oct 14 2015
Pros: Quick and easy pick up and drop off
Cons: Initial phone conversation with clerk when I called and inquired about the rental
8,8 Excellent
Nov 16 2015
Panama City, FL
Pros: Upgraded to SUV for $7 more /day - Toyota forerunner fully loaded.
Cons: Charged credit card $200 over rental price - day 2 still waiting for credit
10,0 Excellent
Apr 29 2016
Very happy with the entire process
Pros: Car, booking, easy and quick booking
Cons: NA
8,8 Excellent
Aug 28 2016
Pretty good rental.
Pros: The car was good and the counter service was fast. MAKE SURE TO INSPECT THE CAR IN AND OUT AND GO BACK AND LET THEM KNOW BEFORE DRIVING AWAY. I saw damage in and on the car and went back to the counter to note it. No one goes with you to inspect the vehicle.
Cons: The counter agent trying to upsell me. I know they are just doing their job, but I get tired of that, especially when on vacation.
7,2 Good
Oct 17 2016
Cons: The staff member did not come to the counter until after we arrived. So... hopefully the bill is what it was when we reserved the car on line.
6,0 Good
Nov 5 2016
Pros: The car was nice, but the car they said they had ready for us looked dirty. So the guy made us upgrade and pay $20 more, because we told them we didn't want the car that they had for us because it was dirty And that it would take an hour to clean the other cars. So we paid the $20 to upgrade and the agent was still rude. He gave the woman before us a free upgrade, and so it just made us more aggravated so we took the car and left
Cons: Poor customer service and car availability limited
National
national
1 location in Panama City
National
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
+1 844 370 3973
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Panama City
Sunnycars
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
116 travellers who hired a car in Panama City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,3

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What is the best car hire agency in Panama City?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Panama City are Alamo (8,7, 6557 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 12852 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 4233 reviews).

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