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Reviews for Hertz in San José


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Overall rating3.7 PoorBased on 14 reviews
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Awesome service at the desk and very quick pick up, they even said yes when I asked to pick up the car 2 hours earlier that scheduled. Drop off was equally fast. Best of all, other rent-a-cars were asking for a 3-day minimum rent, because it was Holy Week. Hertz didn't had any issue in me renting the car for just 1 day.Reviewed Mar 28 2024
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Hertz insisted that we pay more than the quoted amount, and told us we needed a letter from our insurance company which we were not informed of until we arrived at the rental office. So instead of the rental being the quoted amount of $480.25 CAD, they insisted that we pay $750 USD and provide a letter from my credit card company proving that our card covered insurance on a rental. When I showed the Hertz agent the booking through Kayak he just kept repeating "I work for Hertz, not Kayak" and showing me the Hertz agreement on their website. When I showed him the RBC credit care website outlining the details of our credit card (showing that rental insurance was covered), he say he needed a letter from our credit card company. All my other interactions with Kayak have been great, but this was an awful experience, and we ended up paying significantly more for a rental than the amount Kayak had quoted us.Reviewed Mar 19 2024
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Cons:Hertz pick up was awful. I don’t recommend hertz in Costa Rica. Our bill was double the quoted price due to Costa Rica specific insurance (and this is after fighting to wave other liabilities). The staff also made “errors” that included additional charges that they had said were removed... be very cautious when reviewing your bill especially before signing anything.Reviewed Feb 21 2021
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Cons:Surprise insurance charge when we got there. Also they said rental was in terminal and it was a shuttle ride away.Reviewed Jan 26 2021
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Pros:Car was in good shapeCons:The reservation price didn't include a $30/day mandatory insurance fee that is required I'm Costa Rica. So, my quote was for $7xx, and total cost was actually $1100. AND, the guy at the ciunter was a total dick and kept trying to sell us on the optional insurance to make us pay EVEN MORE. UGH.Reviewed Jan 14 2018
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Bait and Switch with Hertz in San Jose Costa RicaCons:We were given a very good rate when we booked but when we showed up we not given an option of taking out additional insurance. We discussed at length- the entire process of renting the car took a very long time. They tried to charge me over $500. After much discussion they wouldn't let us take the car for an amount that was over 3x the quoted rate. We really needed to get going and the Hertz facility is away from the airport so reluctantly signed. The front desk employee was rude and found VERY small print to justify the increase in the rate. I will not use Hertz again at this location.Reviewed Jun 9 2017
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DissapointingPros:Not muchCons:The internet booking site was COMPLETELY mis-leading. It made no mention of the exorbitant insurance fees. It felt like fraud. I'm not sure I'll ever use Hertz again, especially in Costa Rica.Reviewed Mar 10 2017
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Never againPros:NothingCons:Car had over 100,000 miles no power and was charged almost triple my quoted rate because no one at booking says you will be asked to get Costa Rican insurance. So my $80 car was $230. Don't buy the third party insurance it's useless here in CR. More money lost. Not happy at allReviewed Feb 26 2017
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Didn't have my car available despite reservationPros:nothingCons:They gave my car away. They literally had no automatic cars available the day I arrived at their location. I had to find another rental car company on the spot that day.Reviewed Feb 20 2017
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Where can I find Hertz hire cars in San José?


Juan Santamaria Intl Apto.


Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00


+506 4002 0713


Paseo Colon & Calle 38 Street


Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday07:30 - 18:00


+506 4002 0707

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Juan Santamaria Intl Apto.

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Top tips for hiring a car from Hertz in San José

  • When travelers book Hertz car rentals in San José, they should consider which type of vehicle would be appropriate for their trip. A compact or midsize car is suitable for small families or groups of up to five people. If you plan to explore Costa Rica's diverse terrain, including mountains and unpaved roads, an SUV with 4WD or all-wheel drive is a smart choice. Costa Rica's pleasant climate, especially in the dry season, makes it a great destination for a convertible because the freedom of a convertible can enhance your experience as you explore the scenic landscapes.
  • Something that many people think about when choosing to book Hertz car rentals in San José is how much they enjoy the Hertz loyalty program, known as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. Gold Plus Rewards members can enjoy expedited service at the rental counter, reducing wait times and making the rental process more convenient. Members earn points with each qualifying rental, which can be redeemed for free rental days.
  • When you make the choice to book Hertz car rentals in San José, check to make sure your air conditioner works well before leaving the rental lot. Costa Rica has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity levels throughout the year. These high temperatures and humidity can make the environment uncomfortable without air conditioning. Traveling with passengers, especially in a tropical climate, is more enjoyable in a comfortable and cool environment.
  • Generally, when you book a car rental with Hertz in San Jose, you are allowed to drive their rental cars from San Jose to other countries. Check the terms and conditions of your rental agreement with Hertz. Verify that your rental car insurance coverage extends to the specific country you plan to visit. Some countries may have specific entry requirements for rental vehicles. Ensure you have the necessary documentation, such as permits or stickers, and are aware of any fees or taxes associated with crossing the border.
  • Mini car hire from Hertz in San José are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Hertz in San José

  • Where should I go to get my Hertz car rental in San Jose?

    One of the most popular places to pick up a Hertz car rental in San Jose is at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). This is due to the wide selection of vehicles available, plus a location that is rather close to the center of San Jose. For travelers that are already in the San Jose area and don't want to make their way back to the airport, a better option might be the location at Paseo Colon and Calle 38 St.

  • Why should I book car rentals with Hertz in San Jose?

    Hertz is a well-known and reputable car rental company with a presence in many countries, which can provide peace of mind for international travelers. Hertz provides well-maintained and reliable vehicles, which is important for safe and comfortable travel in Costa Rica. You can easily manage your rental details on Hertz's website or through their mobile app. Hertz offers add-on services and equipment such as GPS navigation, child safety seats, and Wi-Fi devices to enhance your travel experience.

  • What is a suggestion for some good parking spots for my car rental in San Jose?

    Opt for parking in secure parking garages when available, especially in the city center or near popular attractions. These garages typically offer well-monitored and safe parking options. It usually costs about ₡2400 ($4.46) to park for 2 hours here. Many shopping centers in San Jose offer ample parking spaces. If you plan to shop or dine, consider parking at malls like Multiplaza Escazú, Mall San Pedro, or Plaza Real Cariari. If you're exploring market areas like Central Market (Mercado Central), look for designated parking lots or garages nearby.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Hertz in San José?

    Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Hertz in San José.

  • How many car hire locations does Hertz have in San José?

    Hertz has 2 hire locations in San José. Take a look at our Hertz hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Hertz have a car hire location at the airport: Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?


  • Does Hertz offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?