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Portland, ME, United StatesNov 5 — Nov 12
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Portland, ME, United States
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Portland car hire information

Pick-up locationPortland
Hire locations12
Airport locations9

Portland car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (146 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Alamo
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3979
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodSep 29 2020
Pros: customer service was good wait time was goodCons: I reserved a full size car. they gave me a tiny, compact SUV and said "Oh, this is actually one step upgrade for you" It was tiny. not enough room.
2.4 MediocreAug 7 2020
Pros: I was expecting a midsize suv and got a tiny Kia Soul The back did not have ac- the hatch had to be opened manually The return experience in Boston was an absolute nightmareCons: I should’ve been able to rent a bigger vehicle- my children each had to hold luggage because of the tiny car Returning to an under Construction very y’all and dangerous feeling parking deck in Boston was truly the most stressful experience of my trip I was extremely disappointed with the lack of choices for a vehicle upon arrival in Portland- I was expecting at least a Jetta
10.0 ExcellentJun 18 2020
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable.Cons: The drop off parking location for Alamo's cars took a while to find in Bangor
9.6 ExcellentOct 2 2019
Pros: The whole process was quick and easy.Cons: The car had not been washed.
5.2 OkaySep 23 2019
Pros: placing order onlineCons: lady mislead me on pricing options. she advised that to prefuel would be about $10 more. yet when i received the invoice it was $45 more. i felt mislead, and will most likely not use Alamo again
8.0 ExcellentSep 9 2019
Pros: Check in staff very friendly and helpful!
9.6 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Pros: Staff extremely easy to work with, drop off was confusing at first but as soon as an employee reached me (they were busy) it was simple.
8.4 ExcellentAug 3 2019
Pros: staff great. pickup and dropoff easy.Cons: not the car we reserved, we got a bigger one and didn't want it
9.6 ExcellentAug 3 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Drop off couldn't have been easier except for a slip-up in the rate which was easily corrected online.Cons: Directions to the drop off point.
6.0 GoodJul 21 2019
Pros: Friendly, easyCons: They did not mention the small dent (so we had to notify them, etc.), no washer fluid but really - car was not cleaned well at all (greasy spots in back seat, etc.).
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (155 reviews)
2 locations in Portland
Enterprise
Locations in Portland
1 Marginal Way+1 207 772 0030
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 996 0644
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 28 2020
Pros: Very nice, professional and friendly!Cons: Honestly, nothing it was geat!
4.0 OkayOct 20 2020
Pros: I got the last car available and the interior had a strong smell of gas for the entire duration of the trip. I had to drive with the windows rolled down and no one from Enterprise answered the phone while trying to connect with them and ask if I could exchange the car during the trip from Portland to Bar Harbor.Cons: A real person answering the phone and/or calling me back.
4.0 OkayOct 15 2020
Pros: The staff I saw were nice. THere was no one there when I left with the car, and there was a problem. There was something wrong with the driver's side door, and there was no one to talk with about it. I just left because it was late and I was tired.Cons: For $100 per day, give me a car that is perfect. That was way too expensive for a car with a door that sounded like it would break off every time I opened it.
2.0 MediocreAug 3 2020
Cons: The vehicle we rented was old and was uncomfortable
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2020
Cons: Easy check in, great car in great condition, easy and quick return. Super happy with the experience. Thanks!
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2020
Pros: Everything as it should be
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2020
Pros: Easy pickup and friendly staff. Easy drop-off in Waterville
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2020
Pros: FastCons: Nothing
9.6 ExcellentJan 3 2020
Pros: The staff were great, there was no pressure to upgrade.Cons: The car smelled as though someone had smoked in it and spray was used to cover it up.
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2019
Pros: Super nice staff! Easiest quickest car rental pick up and drop off of our lives!!Cons: Nothing--it was PERFECTION
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Rated no. 3
Budget
8.2 Excellent (140 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Budget
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7521
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
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: Super easy drop off
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2020
Pros: Staff was great. No hassle. Car was exactly what I was expectingCons: I really had the perfect experience with my car rental. Could not say anything bad about it
8.0 ExcellentSep 28 2020
Pros: Staff friendly and helpfulCons: Inside of windshield dirty and smeared. Had to clean myself at hotel.
9.6 ExcellentSep 12 2020
Pros: Upgraded at no charge to a larger vehicle. Vehicle was practically brand new with just 1600 miles on it. Drop off was easy.Cons: Cleaning could have been more thorough - for example the interior door panels were not wiped down. This did not give me the confidence I would have liked that cleaning protocols are being taken extra seriously during a pandemic.
4.8 OkaySep 9 2020
Pros: I paid extra for an upgrade but did not receive one.Cons: Provided what I paid for.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: yesCons: everything was fine
10.0 ExcellentJun 2 2020
Pros: The entire process was easy.Cons: A little more guidance for the after-hours drop off. A small sign would work great and would cost close to nothing.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2020
Pros: Good
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2020
Cons: Everything was fantastic
7.2 GoodOct 17 2019
Pros: The one man running Avis and budget rentals was very niceCons: There was no one out in garage to check car damage out as it was 11 pm
Rated no. 4
Dollar
8 Excellent (122 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Dollar
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2020
Pros: the guy in Portland was fantastic - very informative and helpful
6.0 GoodJun 1 2020
Pros: The staff at Boston Logan were excellent.Cons: The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and cleaning supplies.
2.0 MediocreDec 5 2018
Cons: I was not informed at the time of reservation that the company requires a credit card, which I do not have. I paid $35 at the time of booking and was no able to recoup that money, could t rent the car and was stranded at the airport!
6.8 GoodAug 26 2018
Never got my receipt at pick-upPros: Easy pick-up, nice staffCons: I was offered a printed receipt or an emailed one and chose the emailed version. But I never got it. They do have my email though because that's how I got a link to this survey. So... you tell me?
2.8 MediocreJul 31 2018
Bad dealPros: Picked up car and representative did not offer EZPass option. I drove through a toll and the EZPass did not register. I called Dollar and the representative suggested I take unlimited tolls when I returned the car. I continued to use the EZPass. When I returned the car Dollar charged me $12.00 per day for four days. I wound up paying $48.00 for about $15.00 in tolls. To add insult to injury the car was pretty dirty and smelled like an ashtray. Bad service, bad advice - terrible deal. Avoid them!!
8.0 ExcellentJul 30 2018
Pros: Drop off in Portland very fastCons: Car had to be switched due to wet passenger seat
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2018
All goodPros: Good car. Fair price. Good counter people. No complaints.
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2018
TerrificPros: Wonderful!
8.4 ExcellentDec 16 2017
Pros: Entertainment systemCons: Car was very uncomfortable to drive.
8.8 ExcellentNov 9 2017
Great servicePros: Very fast and easy check in/out
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
8 Excellent (133 reviews)
3 locations in Portland
Hertz
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 774 6391
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
202 Warren Ave Ste 300+1 207 797 7156
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
987 Westbrook St
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  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2020
Pros: Great upgradeCons: The car was super dirty
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2020
Pros: Yes It was easy and everyone was polite and helpful.
4.0 OkayAug 25 2020
Pros: Sraff was very niceCons: Kayak was not truthful regarding the rental location. You said airport. It was actually a $30.00 Uber ride from the airport.
6.0 GoodApr 7 2020
Pros: Ease of rental.Cons: Car was not cleaned. It had food in it and liquid pills in seats. Missing floormats. Scratched vinyl.
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Pros: Great car and smooth process!Cons: Truly nothing!
7.6 GoodSep 3 2019
Cons: Don't give people Dodge Chargers!
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2019
Pros: Great staff, simple streamlined experience, realistic rates.Cons: Phenomenal would rent here again when I return to Maine
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2019
Pros: The staff was punctual, friendly, informed, and helpful. Everything was ready, the car was terrific, and both pickup and drop off were perfectly smooth!Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreJun 24 2019
Pros: I will never rent a vehicle from HERTZ ever again! First and foremost, when we went to return the vehicle the location was CLOSED. I then was on the side of the highway, arguing with HERTZ customer service for over 2 hours. The “manager” kept saying the establishment was open and then she hung.Cons: Seriously, the establishment should be OPEN when they say they will be and not just close because of beautiful weather. Second, the customer service made the experience worse! They had me on the phone for over 2 hours, On the side of the road. This was horrible experience for my pregnant wife.
6.4 GoodJun 24 2019
Cons: The car was dirty in the inside and outside. Because pick up is in a parking garage and the car was black, it was difficult to see.
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Rated no. 6
National
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Portland
National
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook St+1 844 370 3978
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: The vehicle smelled like smoke.
6.8 GoodJul 17 2019
Pros: Drop off easy. Staff super helpful.Cons: Rental was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We traveled in Maine over unfamiliar roads GPS often wrong, particularly in Portland Jetport. Often made last minutes changes in turn directions causing us to miss numerous turns and causing way too much backtracking.
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2018
Pros: EverythingCons: No complaints
10.0 ExcellentSep 14 2016
Pros: Van with price as promisedCons: Everything fine
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2016
Pros: Friendly and Professional
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Rated no. 7
Avis
8.4 Excellent (29 reviews)
1 location in Portland
Avis
Locations in Portland
1001 Westbrook Street+1 207 874 7500
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
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Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentAug 17 2020
Pros: The agent accommodated our change request at the desk efficiently and the upgrade was more than satisfactory.Cons: Off hours drop off needs some work. There were no clear instructions or directions as to where to deposit the keys. I dropped them off at the unmanned desk. I never received a notice that the keys were accounted for.
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2019
Pros: The staff was very helpful and attentive.
3.6 MediocreAug 8 2019
Pros: I rented the car on Kayak for $135. When it was all said and done, it was $298. Nickel and diming you is not ok.Cons: Charge what we originally ordered!
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2017
efficient.Pros: the computer automatically includes a partial fuel charge and the gentleman that checked in the vehicle had me go inside ant the customer relations person promptly removed that charge.. To me the tis caring about your customers.
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2017
Pros: Great value and car. Very convinent location at the airport
9.2 ExcellentOct 14 2016
Pros: The gentlemen that checked us in at Cambridge was great. Thanks
9.6 ExcellentSep 30 2016
Pros: Loved the Ford fusion
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2016
Pros: Awesome customer service
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2016
Pros: easy drop off
10.0 ExcellentApr 24 2016
Pros: As it was a drop off, comfort, cleanliness, and value do not apply.
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Easirent
1 location in Portland
Easirent
Locations in Portland
Portland International Jetport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Portland
Sunnycars
Locations in Portland
Airport Parking Garage, Lower Level
Recent reviews
739 travellers who hired a car in Portland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,5

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Portland are Alamo (9,1, 171 reviews), Enterprise (9,0, 170 reviews), and Budget (8,2, 150 reviews).

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