Santa Monica Car Hire

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Pick-up location Santa Monica
Hire locations 16
Airport locations 1

Santa Monica car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
budget
Best rated
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Santa Monica
Budget
Locations in Santa Monica
1027 Broadway
+1 310 393 9194
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Jul 8 2016
Pros: Great attention
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8,2 Excellent (6 reviews)
5 locations in Santa Monica
Enterprise
Locations in Santa Monica
1702 Santa Monica Blvd
+1 310 315 1997
1719 Wilshire Blvd
+1 310 395 4941
1723 Wilshire Blvd
+1 310 478 5216
2700 Lincoln Blvd
+1 310 452 9100
2703 Santa Monica Blvd
+1 310 649 5025
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Nov 21 2016
Pros: Good service nice people helpful
10,0 Excellent
Nov 29 2016
Great car rental
Pros: We were upgraded from a compact to a Ford Escape and it was very nice. We rented it for a trip to Tucson and enjoyed all of its features. They were very nice at the desk and we were in and out quickly.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 21 2019
Cons: Nothing.
5,2 Okay
May 8 2017
Pros: The vehicle was good and no problems during the two weeks.
Cons: The attitude of the person "Scott" in hand over.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 7 2016
Pros: Very good customer service and an excellent car. I will return when I need to.
4,0 Okay
Dec 28 2018
Bad Experience
Pros: My small economy carnot available They gave me a 8 cylinder truck!!! Instead of using 40 dolllars in gas I used 80
Rated no. 3
Avis
6,4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Santa Monica
Avis
Locations in Santa Monica
1027 Broadway
+1 310 453 4421
  • 6.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.8
  • 5.2
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Jan 24 2018
Good but got ripped off for insurance
Pros: Nice car, friendly service.
Cons: I took the insurance out suggested on the Kayak website only to find that when I got to the rental place, that insurance didn't cover any damage to others if I got in to an accident. I therefore had to take out another policy with Avis to cover me in case of that.
7,6 Good
Oct 15 2015
Cons: Parking lot too small. Difficult to drop off when someone else is leaving.
9,6 Excellent
Jun 18 2017
Excellent value, great car
Pros: Much nicer than expected car, great price and convenience in both locations.
Cons: Pick up and drop off slower than ideal - each location had longish lines and could've used a second person at desk
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 15 2017
Cons: Despite having a reservation they had no cars available whatsoever. Eventually told me I could take the sports car since I was an hour late for work, but it would be an additional $20/day. Eventually they said they could remove the upcharge when I returned the car. Took over an hour to pick up the car. Dropped off on time, took over an hour to return the car. 1 employee on site and so many customers we all couldn't even fit in the lobby. Upcharge on car was remove, part of me feels this was only because of the insanely terrible service at pickup and drop off. Never again at this location.
4,8 Okay
Oct 30 2017
They didn't have the car I reserved so I ended up paying almost double
Pros: Close to Santa Monica Pier (10 blocks)
Cons: The car we reserved didn't exist so we had to pay almost double for an involuntary upgrade. We felt like we were, albeit mildly, swindled by the franchise.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6,1 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Monica
Hertz
Locations in Santa Monica
1426 Santa Monica Blvd
+1 310 394 2449
1700 Ocean Ave.
+1 310 451 3539
  • 6.0
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Oct 4 2016
Pros: Fast efficient and friendly
8,4 Excellent
Oct 4 2018
Cons: Both front tires were worn, and this was a front wheel drive car. I will be contacting Hertz.
7,6 Good
Jan 22 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly. They worked hard to fix the situation when they didn't have the car on hand that I had reserved. The exact Hertz desk is a little bit hard to find in the hotel, but overall it's in a great location and very convenient.
Cons: The staff seemed surprised when I arrived, even though I had a reservation. They had to give me a different car than I reserved and seemed disorganized.
9,6 Excellent
Jan 28 2019
Pros: Good staff (Alex)
Cons: Old used coffee cups left in center console
6,4 Good
Mar 24 2019
Pros: Staff was nice.
Cons: Not enough people working. Hours did not match google/online. Staff takes a one hour break and no other way to get help/pick up car/etc. I requested, paid and confirmed a small car (lower mpg and parking in LA is difficult). Was given a full size car and the only other choice was a nice suv for 2x $
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 13 2019
Pros: I did not like anything as I was not able to get the car. I left work only to arrive at the location on time and once I did they informed me there was no car available and that the info on your website had not been updated. I'm very disappointed and now reluctant to use your services again.
Cons: I did not like anything as I was not able to get the car. I left work only to arrive at the location on time and once I did they informed me there was no car available and that the info on your website had not been updated. I'm very disappointed and now reluctant to use your services again.
2,0 Mediocre
Aug 18 2019
Cons: They didn’t have a car for me to rent despite accepting my reservation so I had to travel across town to make an alternate reservation. Massive waste of my time and money.
10,0 Excellent
Nov 8 2016
Hertz Santa Monica-Central HLE Excellent Customer
Pros: Service was personable and vehicle in great shape. Kudos for branch management and employees!
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 19 2017
Cons: they charged me 8.99 per day for roadside assistance. i had never asked for it.
6,0 Good
Feb 10 2017
Car had a lot of miles on it and was a dog on the
Pros: Size was okay
Cons: Car seemed old and not performing well on the highway
Rated no. 5
Ace
ace
6,0 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Santa Monica
Ace
Locations in Santa Monica
2511 Lincoln Blvd.
+1 310 439 1510
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Aug 6 2019
Pros: You guys rip me off. I RENTED THE AT LAX AIRPORT , NOT IN SANTA MONICA . IT COST ME $52.00 US. THERE WAS NO PICKUP OR DROP OFF . THEY DID NOT EXCEPT MY CRADIT CARD INSURANCE. SO I DID NOT GET THE CAR.. I WILL NEVER DO ANY BUSSINES WITH . KAYAK. BECAUSE YOU GUYS SENT ME AND MY WIFE TO THE WRONG PLA
Cons: EVERY THING
10,0 Excellent
Aug 10 2019
Pros: Quick and painless, i was even able to pick it up earlier then i reserved it for. I will be back
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
3 locations in Santa Monica
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Santa Monica
4110 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica airport
Midway
midwaycarren
1 location in Santa Monica
Midway
Locations in Santa Monica
1901, Ocean Avenue
Rent-4-Less
rent4less
1 location in Santa Monica
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Santa Monica
3202 Lincoln Blvd
(310) 395 8010
Sixt
1 location in Santa Monica
Sixt
Locations in Santa Monica
1515 Ocean Ave
+1 424 290 8743
40 travellers who hired a car in Santa Monica gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,6

Car hire locations in Santa Monica

When to book a hire car in Santa Monica

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Top tips for hiring a car in Santa Monica

  • Book your car hire in Santa Monica at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Santa Monica

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Santa Monica?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (R399/day), Hertz (R421/day) and Budget (R474/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Santa Monica?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Santa Monica are Enterprise (8,5, 12836 reviews), Avis (7,6, 2256 reviews), and Sixt (7,5, 1088 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Santa Monica?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt 9000 Bellanca Ave 90045-4708 (13 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find a car hire near me in Santa Monica?

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