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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Sandpoint

  • Sandpoint is a beautiful city located in the northern part of the state, surrounded by natural wonders such as Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and the Selkirk Mountains. While there are some public transportation options available, renting cheap car rentals in Sandpoint gives you the freedom to explore the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. With Sandpoint car rentals, you can also easily visit attractions such as the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum, explore the city's art galleries, or take a scenic drive around the lake at your leisure.
  • Spokane International Airport (GEG) is the primary airport serving Sandpoint and is approximately 80 miles southwest of the city. Several rental car companies are available at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Alamo, and Thrifty. The rental car offices at GEG are located in the Parking Garage on the first level of the terminal. The garage is directly across from the baggage claim. There is no airport shuttle to the rental car office, but the garage is within walking distance of the terminal. Additionally, there are courtesy phones in the baggage claim area that connect passengers directly to the rental car companies.
  • Driving in Sandpoint is generally a calm and relaxed experience compared to larger cities. However, there are some unique rules and signage to look out for. Sandpoint is located in a rural area, and as such, you should be aware of the risk of encountering wildlife on the road. Deer, elk, and moose are common, so it's important to be alert and cautious when driving cheap car rentals in Sandpoint at night or in areas where these animals are known to roam. There are some bicycles on the road, particularly during the summer months. Trucks are also common on the roads, particularly on highways, due to the city's connection to the lumber industry.
  • Sandpoint is a small town so there is not a significant amount of traffic congestion or rush hour traffic. However, during the peak summer tourist season, the roads leading to popular destinations such as Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Lake Pend Oreille can get busy, especially on weekends. In addition, Sandpoint experiences considerable snowfall during the winter months, which can make driving conditions challenging. The streets can become slippery and icy, and some of the mountainous roads can be difficult to navigate during heavy snowstorms. It's essential to be cautious when driving cheap car rentals in Sandpoint during winter, particularly if you're not accustomed to driving in snowy or icy conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Sandpoint at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Sandpoint

  • How much is the price of fuel in Sandpoint?

    The average price of fuel in Sandpoint is R70,64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 130, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Sandpoint?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sandpoint.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Sandpoint?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Sandpoint?

    A Mini car hire in Sandpoint costs R1 516 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Sandpoint?

    When it comes to driving in Sandpoint, a car with all-wheel drive, such as an SUV or crossover, is recommended. The rugged terrain and occasional snowy weather in the area make all-wheel-drive vehicles a better choice than standard sedans or coupes. Additionally, these cars have a spacious interior that is great for transporting outdoor gear and luggage while exploring the surrounding wilderness.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sandpoint?

    The speed limit in Sandpoint varies depending on the type of road and the zone you are in. In residential areas, the speed limit is typically 25 mph, while in school zones, it is reduced to 20 mph. On two-lane highways and rural roads outside the city limits, the speed limit is usually 55 mph, but it can vary depending on the specific location. It's important to pay attention to posted speed limit signs at all times when using Sandpoint car rentals and adjust your speed accordingly.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sandpoint?

    Sandpoint has a good amount of parking spaces available, both free and paid, depending on your needs and location within the city. If you're visiting downtown Sandpoint, there are numerous free street parking spaces available, with a typical two-hour parking limit, between 9 am and 5 pm. Paid parking lots are also available for longer-term parking, with rates ranging between $1 and $2 per hour. If you're visiting the businesses or attractions around the Sandpoint City Beach or War Memorial Field, the parking lots adjacent to the areas are free and have no time limits.

Sandpoint car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Best rated

5 locations in Sandpoint

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Locations in Sandpoint

1202 Triangle Dr

+1 208 446 4501

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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1426 E Francis Ave

+1 509 489 6115

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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2644 N Government Way

+1 208 765 1070

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

704 Northwest Blvd

+1 208 497 3648

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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7202 E Sprague Ave

+1 509 926 4321

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, and dropoff was super easy.

Cons:

Not sure. It was a super easy transaction, pickup and dropoff.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was helpful in figuring out why I had a reservation but couldn't pick up a car

Cons:

The website wasn't clear enough about which place I was picking up the car. I never got my car since it was not at the airport but instead across town.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, we were ready to go quickly.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I like that I got an upgrade to an SUV which was necessary in the national parks. The staff was efficient and I was on my way immediately.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The agents were very friendly and fast! I was able to pick up my car a little early and the entire pick up was less than 15 minutes! Our vehicle was in great condition and we had a fabulous trip. I would highly recommend this site.

6,4 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff couteous

Cons:

Car was rented out with tire pressure malfunction with staff knowledge. Had spend more time going back to rental location to trade vehicle.

1 out of 7

Thrifty

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4 locations in Sandpoint

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1503 North 4th Street

+1 208 765 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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31466 Hwy 200 E

+1 208 263 6443

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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6418 N Wall Street

+1 509 482 7716

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
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8014 East Sprague Avenue

+1 509 924 9111

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We were running late and the two young men in Couer d'Alene were friendly about it.

Cons:

Can't think of anything!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Office staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent car. Reasonable price.

Cons:

Would be nice if I could drop off at KCOE airport with a reasonable relocation fee. I normally rent Hertz, which is located at Resort Aviation - but had to use Thrifty because no Hertz cars available at airport. This entailed paying for cab rides to and from the airport to pickup and drop-off our car - kind of expensive - but less expensive than the relocation fee Thrifty quoted. Just would be move convenient, since I fly into KCOE often - besides the extra cost, I have to load, unload, reload our luggage.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and pick-up/drop-off was easy.

Cons:

I don't think a Subaru Outback is comparable to an Intermediate SUV that I ordered, but they didn't have anything larger. They charge almost $13 per day for an extra driver.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very professional service

Cons:

Haven’t had any issues at all!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, clean, handled well. Personnel were super nice. Would rent from them again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice clean, comfortable car. Very quick and efficient pick up and drop off.

1 out of 5

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Sandpoint

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8014 E Sprague Ave

+1 509 458 2619

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was okay! I have never had to pay so much for a rental and I've rented for years!

Cons:

The cost for the rental cars!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It was recommended to me that I upgrade my rental to a mid size car as Spokane was experiencing bad weather. While it was a good idea to upgrade the car I was given was not only known to be terrible in the snow (according to one of their own employees out in the lot) but the tires on the car were trash. I am from a state that receives regular snow fall and I am used to driving a regular front wheel drive vehicle in bad weather. The issue here was the tread on the tire was minimal. After a week of slip sliding around on flat roads and being the only car to do so I called Dollar with my frustrations and was told that the car and tires were fine and it had been inspected. Sidenote the car needed an oil change and had less then 8 percent oil life left on it at pick up. I returned the car and went with Enterprise. Still got a regular front wheel drive car and still drove on the same roads of snowy Spokane but no sliding because the tires actually had decent tread. Never again will I rent from Dollar.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service took care of us very well. We got a great deal.

Cons:

I had to learn how the new car worked. It's have a push Button start. I wish there was someone to show me how to work the car.

7,6 Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to find a great deal thru Kayak despite there being very low rental car availability. The car company honored the deal, and it was a good trip.

Cons:

Not really a negative, just inconvenient: had to get a ride to the middle of town to pick up and return the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car, helpful Dollar representative

Cons:

It wasn't clear upon my reservation through Kayak that the rental location was offsite from the airport. I had to spend $45 in Uber fees to be transported between locations for pickup and drop off.

3,6 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing in this experience was positive.

Cons:

Car was not properly maintained. When I got in it, the tire pressure warning was in with no customer service person to assist. Took vehicle to local tire shop, one tier at 30psi, one at 40, one at 50, and one at 60. Pick up person not properly trained in job, drop off person was snotty. Took over 75 min to pick up vehicle.

1 out of 3

80 travellers who hired a car in Sandpoint gave the car agency they used an average rating of 0.0

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Mini

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