Book Payless hire cars in Tampa

Tampa, FL, United States
Sep 30 — Oct 7
Same drop-off
Tampa, FL, United States
Fri 30/9
Fri 7/10
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" was timely and pleasant"(in 182 reviews)
" cosmetically"(in 1903 reviews)
" at pickup."(in 630 reviews)


"The car smoke"(in 169 reviews)
"Will there again."(in 229 reviews)
"Have if booked"(in 2293 reviews)

Reviews for Payless in Tampa

Overall rating5.9 OkayBased on 421 reviews
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Only two clerks to help lots of travelers. Waited in line over an hour. When it was my turn the. Clerk first apologized and was very friendly.Reviewed Mar 27 2022
review fromkayak
The windows, especially the windshield, were very filthy both on the inside and the outside!! We could barely see out of it when driving at night. We went and bought Windex and wipes to try to get them cleaner. They were still very greasy looking and smeared and would not come clean. That is dangerous!Reviewed Feb 12 2022
review fromcheapflights
Pick up was merged with Budget/Avis. Took about 1.5 hrs to get through the line. Desk person had thick accent, and talked fast through a mask. There was a misunderstanding, I was charged Loss of Use insurance, and we had to redo the paperwork. Vehicle was delivered with quarter tank of fuel, the interior stank, and I believe a wheel bearing was beginning to fail.Reviewed Jan 6 2022
review fromkayak
Payless didn't have any SUVs left for us so they had to borrow one from Avis/Budget. The previous renter had obviously smoked in the car, and perhaps it had been cleaned but still absolutely reeked of cigarette smoke. They didn't have any other SUVs to give us (and they had to borrow this one of course) so we took it, but we had to drive with the windows down the entire trip as the stench was horrendous. Of course, it wasn't Payless's car, but when we turned it in and I informed the Payless attendant about the horrible smell he just blew it off basically and didn't even apologize.Reviewed Jan 4 2022
review fromkayak
Pros:Friendly, quick staff. No issues whatsoever.Cons:The vehicle was very basic. This wasn't really a problem based on our needs and we did choose economy, but I can't think of anything else that could have been better- other than maybe price but I realize this is a supply/demand issue.Reviewed Apr 26 2021
review fromkayak
Pros:Once we actually got to a staff member (after waiting in line for over an hour because the Payless, Avis, and Budget counters were all combined), he was very polite and helpful. The car was new and it was very nice. Drop off was an ease.Cons:A warning at least would have been nice about the lack of staffing or the possible extended wait times. The fact that I set a pick up time and expected to go to the counter to get my car, but waited in line for over an hour instead was frustrating to say the least. I have appreciated an offered substantial upgrade or refund for the inconvenience.Reviewed Jan 19 2021
review fromkayak
Pros:I like the vehicle.Cons:The truck was not cleaned inside or out from the previous renter. We found water bottles, toothpaste, towels, Etc. It should be noted on my paperwork.Reviewed Jan 24 2020
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Cons:A somewhat different type of car than we booked (got a minivan instead of an SUV) but it did the job well enough.Reviewed Nov 6 2019
review fromkayak
Pros:The staff member in Tampa was terrific. We wanted to rent a Jeep Cherokee, and he went out of his way to ensure we got one. Thanks!Cons:The car was overall very clean, but there was a bit of sand in the back seat of the vehicle. I suppose that's to be expected since it was Florida and beach season. At any rate, it didn't bother us in the slightest and the experience was great.Reviewed Oct 14 2019
review fromkayak
Cons:There is no customer service department available to call.Reviewed Mar 31 2019
review fromkayak
Cons:The address provided for the car rental center was an abandoned lot. I called the 800 number and they didn’t know that either. When I went to the airport location, they said “sorry, that happens all the time. I don’t knuw why they haven’t changed it.” Absolutely unsatisfactory.Reviewed Mar 31 2019
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Cons:Car had very high mileage, very dirty at pickup, car safety features did not work.Reviewed Mar 24 2019
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Where can I find Payless hire cars in Tampa?

5409 Airport Service Rd, Payless car hires


5409 Airport Service Rd


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Wednesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59


+1 813 289 6554

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5409 Airport Service Rd

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