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Schenectady, NY, United States
Sep 24 — Oct 1
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Schenectady, NY, United States
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Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7.6 Good (119 reviews)
1 location in Schenectady
Budget
Locations in Schenectady
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Even thought the car was supposed to be smoke free it was clear that someone had smoked in it and the odor was supposedly concealed with air freshener.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2021
every thing went well...except the tonneau is loud when closed..the wind blowing on top of the jeep tonneau makes it very loud!!!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Rented a Tacoma truck and it was an excellent ride.
7.9 GoodJul 12 2021
My vehicle was close to what I had reserved. It suited my needs well. The car was quite new with less than 4k miles on the odometer. It had not been cleaned particularly well after the last person turned it in. I found a bag of chips in the glove compartment and a dirty rag in the rear seat area. If it was vacuumed at all, it was minimal.
8.0 ExcellentMay 21 2021
Easy pickupSignage for self drop off in the garage (keys in car or to drop box, space number or drop lane, etc.
8.0 ExcellentJan 26 2021
The e-z pass did not work consistently. I informed them of this at drop off and that I missed a toll due to that and not being able to back up to pay
6.0 GoodDec 17 2020
Staff was friendly and helpful at pick-up. Process was relatively quick. Nobody there for drop off so hopefully that went ok. I just dropped the keys in a box.Car stunk like cigarettes and then I found a pack under the seat. I guess that was missed by whoever cleaned the car
3.6 MediocreSep 23 2020
Convenience of picking up the vehicle close byVehicle could have been washed and cleaned. Vehicle had damage that I needed to report before taking the vehicle.
7.6 GoodSep 13 2020
staff in nyc was good. but they only had large suvs and trucks available. i only needed a small car. so gas was pricey and ride was a bit bumpy. also car only had a 1/2 tank of gas to start. and car had over 25,000 miles on it. but overall it was really fine. and worked out.would be better if they had the size of car available that one rented. the staff was really good at juggling but they just didn’t have cars ready. staff in albany airport was great.
9.6 ExcellentSep 6 2020
Car smelled like someone had smoked in it.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Schenectady
Alamo
Locations in Schenectady
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 23 2018
Why the switchCar was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?
9.6 ExcellentMar 18 2018
Fast and easyNo issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutesNo signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2017
Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern AmenitiesNothing.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2017
Quick and EasyFrom the time I picked up to the time I left with the car was all of 15-20 minutes. No long drawn out process.Having to supply two phone numbers at the counter. I only have one number.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2017
Staff was very helpful and accommodating.price was reasonable and vehicle was in good condition and fully met our needs.
9.6 ExcellentAug 14 2017
Car was clean and I enjoyed driving it.Initial prepaid reservation was for Jeep SUV for 9 days at 449.00. When I called to change reservation to 7 days I was informed new cost would be approx. 1200.00. It took 2 more calls before someone suggested I change car to mid size which would result in price increase of approx. 100.00.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2017
Great serviceThey gave me a nice car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2017
The Hundai Sonata was a great car. Very quiet and easy to drive. Check-in and check-out was extremely fast and efficient. The ease of both at Albany airport is great.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
Fantastic service. Great vehicle.Customer Service was excellent.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Nice peopleThe women at reception was very pleasant.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.2 Excellent (51 reviews)
1 location in Schenectady
Avis
Locations in Schenectady
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2021
I should have requested a lower model car. The electronics of the Mazda 3 too much to learn in a short time.
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
Very easy process.My car hadn’t been washed though the interior was cleaned.
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
convienientnothing really
2.0 MediocreJun 11 2021
They did not have the truck I reserved. I reserved a pickup truck for moving and they wanted to replace it with a Toyota Corolla and could not understand why I was not satisfied. The manager was rude and extremely unhelpful. I was given the number of Avis customer service, waited on hold for 20 minutes, only to find they were closed. I was not able to rent from them and had no choice but to pay triple the cost to Alamo for a pickup. For this reason, I am requesting a full refundIf they had the vehicle I reserved
6.0 GoodMay 17 2021
Staff needs to clean the cars inside and out before renting. I went inside a vehicle and it wreaked of cigarette smoke. It was disgusting. Another vehicle wasn’t clean on the outside.
2.4 MediocreJun 17 2020
Staff at counter was friendly--Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone. Drove 3 1/2 hours each way (NYC --> Albany) to drop off old rental and pick up a new one, then was told at counter that I needn't have made the drive in the first place and I could've just kept the original rental. --Car smelled of cigarettes. Was told to just write down the issue on my rental agreement. --Staff at counter was unable to be reached by phone a second time (and I called over 20 times). This became an issue when I had to extend my new rental. --Toll-free customer service was completely useless when I contacted them to voice my concerns. --In a word, Avis = terrible. I've been an Enterprise customer for 12 years, and I'm kicking myself for using Avis this time.
6.0 GoodJan 29 2020
Staff was very friendly and helpful.We had a reservation but there wasn't a car available. We had one option. A 15 passenger van.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Yes! The guy was great, upgraded us! We were there fir a funeral and had a 14 hour drive back so it was greatly appreciated.Nothing.
5.2 OkayAug 26 2019
The price was ridiculously expensive.
7.2 GoodApr 23 2019
Car could have been cleaner.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.9 Good (85 reviews)
1 location in Schenectady
Dollar
Locations in Schenectady
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreSep 12 2021
The line at airport to get the car was about 45 minutes long. The car I got was a good model. The right front tire lost 10-12 lbs of air per day and kept generating warnings on the TPMS. I had to fill the tire everyday for a week.
3.9 MediocreSep 8 2021
The dollar rental location that I used (airport) does not have a phone. Not a big deal unless you are confirming drop off times or lost items. Not a fan, won't be using them again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
A little bit of a wait to pick up at Albany airport but great car
1.9 HorribleAug 15 2021
I didn’t like anything. It would have been better if they allowed me to rent the vehicle, as planned, at time of pickup.
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2021
Pick up was smooth and quick. The car was clean and in great working order and the drop off was fast and easy. I was very impressed with the overall experience. I will be using Dollar again from my rental car needs.
10.0 ExcellentAug 7 2021
Nice car. Great service.
7.9 GoodAug 4 2021
there could've been more help at the pick up booth in the garage. the line was 30 people deep. took around 40-45 min to get to the front of the line and get the car.
7.9 GoodJun 17 2021
Good customer service was given.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
Drop off was quick and efficient.The car was super dirty. Crumbs everywhere etc. There was no car check and the staff said I would have to wait for over an hour for them to either clean the car or assign me a new car. I ended up cleaning the car myself.
6.0 GoodJun 8 2021
Car availabilityCar was dirty Inside and out. No representative at the post when returning the vehicle in the morning.
Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Schenectady
National
Locations in Schenectady
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
9.3 Excellent (21 reviews)
2 locations in Schenectady
Enterprise
Locations in Schenectady
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Loved this car. Friendly staff
6.4 GoodJun 11 2019
Customer service
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2018
The 3 workers I interacted with were very friendly and helpful.
6.8 GoodMar 7 2017
I liked the final price and the choice of car.The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2016
Friendly and helpful staff
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2016
Cost.
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2016
Great, friendly, helpful service!This was speedy. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. My car was easy to get to and ready for me when I got out there. A young man named Sean was especially knowledgeable and helpful.
7.6 GoodSep 20 2016
Good carInside of windshield and front windows not cleaned
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2016
Nice and easy does itNo waiting in line, friendly employees
7.2 GoodAug 17 2016
Drove about 60 miles from Albany, got a flat, called customer service(roadside assistance ), told it wouldbe $65 for someone to come out...and that was to just put the spare on, not a new tire. I said i can put the spare on myself. Then was told had to drive back to albany to get a new car. Got back to Albany and find out that if I had the roadside assistance (wasn't mentioned or offered at pickup ) they would have brought a new vehicle to me. Not a good experience.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
7.5 Good (29 reviews)
2 locations in Schenectady
Hertz
Locations in Schenectady
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayDec 3 2020
Car was dirty inside, a size smaller than I expected, tires were low and had me sliding in the rain, windshield wipers needed replacing, and it stunk of cigarette smoke.
6.0 GoodOct 2 2020
The staff was niceI was not allowed to drop off at another location, even though I dropped off 3 days earlier than what I had paid for. Made what I needed to do much more difficult.
5.6 OkayAug 31 2020
Staff was friendly. Store seemed understaffed.My car smelled like old smoke. When I got out if the car after driving, my clothes had the same smell.
8.4 ExcellentJan 1 2018
Turned a bad experience into a great one.The girl on the counter at albany airport went out ger way to help and sort of the mess left by the schenectedy branch. Cant praise her enough and would give her 6 stars if i could. I had to give three stars because of the poor experience at schenectedy she sorted out for me. Talking to her at drop off it appears other people had the same experience. Give this girl a promotion as without her my holiday would have been ruined.Schenectedy hertz, arranged to pick up my ar on the 26th of december for a week, pick up time was half 12 but they failed to tell me they shut at 1 and would be shut for three days after that. Even when i phoned to clarify a couple of details the day before, was no mention of them closing 5 hours before every other hertz in new york state. I had to pay a little extra to pick my car up at albany because of this but was well worth it to not lose half my rental if albany hertz hadnt sorted this mess out. 5 stars to her, 1 star to schenectedy.
3.6 MediocreSep 17 2017
Drop off fine no cpmlaintsNo problem Ken with drop offAgents couldn't figure out that if the Schenectady office was closed that the Albany airport was the next best option. Kept wanting me to rerun the car either to New Jersey or Syracuse. Neither would get me near my destination. People need to Learn some geography'
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2017
The car was good.Service was horrible.
6.8 GoodMay 3 2017
Easy to find.Longer than normal wait
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2017
Easy pick up and return. Great rate.Salesman a little pushy. I know its policy to try and upsell but he was just a little overbearing. Ins. and taxes cost more than rental fee.
9.6 ExcellentMar 4 2017
Great Price. Excellent experienceThe pickup and drop off were so easy that I could hardly believe that I had not forgotten something.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2017
Ride at counterNothingI prepayment for an SUV because of snow storm. Guy at counter says can't rent you a car and sends me away. Had to pay double at Alamo.
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Easirent
1 location in Schenectady
Easirent
Locations in Schenectady
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