Car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

Car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

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Charlottesville, VA, United States - Albemarle
25 Aug — 1 Sep
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Charlottesville, VA, United States - Albemarle
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Charlottesville Albemarle Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (41 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Jun 2022
I booked a car through Kayak at 8:00am for a 7:00pm pick up. I received a call 30 minutes before pick up that they had no cars available and they couldn’t remember if they called me earlier to tell me that. So, no car and no time to arrange a car with a different agency.
4.0 Okay3 May 2022
I did not get the car I expected. The only car available was a KIA Soul, a vehicle that I would not rent if any other vehicles were available.
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2021
Our counter person was a delight to work with!
4.0 Okay17 May 2021
The staff was friendly and helpful. It was very easy to get to the car and then return it.This was my first time ever renting a car I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was definitely disappointed. Once I got the keys I went to get the car and got in, I immediately noticed it smelled like smoke. It wasn’t unbearable but I wanted to report it because I didn’t want the company to think I had anything to do with it. I went back to inform the guys at the desk but they were all gone. I waited for about 10 minutes or so but no one came back. Fortunately there was a woman at another rental car company desk right there who took my information and said she would give it to the guys in the morning and to not worry about it. While driving the car around over the weekend I had the AC on and it had a mold smell at different times. I’m assuming the air filter needed changed. I’m kind of surprised This happened. I assumed rental car companies would make sure the car was clean and was maintained with new air filters. But perhaps not and this is just how it is. Also, I was incorrectly charged on my credit card and customer service is going to fix it but could not tell me why that happened.
10.0 Excellent3 Nov 2020
Friendly staff, quick pickup and drop off. Also, a great car.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2020
Fastest check in and check out ever!
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2020
The rep on duty on 9/18 at 9:45 am was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodate my rental request. Through a website I reserved a large SUV. Enterprise was oversold on the vehicle I needed. The rep. came through for me on my request and worked hard to make sure that I had what I requested. That Rep made my trip with my family comfortable and joyful.Get more Large SUVs for the area (Charlottesville, VA) they always sell out on the weekend.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2020
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8.4 Excellent13 Jul 2020
We used the airport location Enterprise, not the standalone in Charlottesville. Both the pickup and drop-off was very smooth as the agents were easy to work with! The price was great, vehicle exceeded our expectations!The "need oil change" light came on during the trip. I'm not sure if anything can be done in the future, it wasn't alarming to us as we knew the trip was almost over.
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2020
Staff was very friendly. Pickup and drop off took no time. Van was exactly as expected!I have no complaints and no advice on how it could’ve been better. Everything honestly was perfect.
Rated no. 2
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Hertz
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2020
Easy pick up and returnReturn location needed more parking.
7.6 Good1 Oct 2019
Nice staff. Nice car.Pick up and drop off needs to be updated
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2019
Customer service for Pick up and drop off great! Professional and friendlyNotice of grace period would be helpful
7.6 Good8 May 2019
They didn’t have any cars in the category I requested so they “upgraded” me to a midsize suv that was less efficient for my trip.
5.6 Okay12 Feb 2019
The pick up representative was terrible and messed up my reservation
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2018
Travel with kidsI rented a Minivan from Hertz through Kayak. The minivan had all the bells and whistles, to include touch screens for the kids and a full length sun roof. My wife and I enjoyed the heated and cooled seats, perfect for our lower backs on a long drive. The comfort of the van made traveling easy with kids.
4.0 Okay28 Aug 2018
Poor customer service
3.6 Mediocre4 Jun 2018
Upset and DissappointedI specifically rented a car large enough for 5 people and 3 suitcases. I was given a Yaris, a car that barely seats 4 people and only 2 small bags. When I complained to Herrz they refused to take any responsibility and stated that it was Kayaks fault. I am not happy.
7.6 Good7 Apr 2018
Good valueYou can walk to the counter from where you drop off the car. So that’s convenientTook way too long to drop off...
6.0 Good18 Feb 2018
I could not figure out how to adjust side mirrors
Rated no. 3
Budget
8 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Budget
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Mar 2022
Most convenient part of the whole trip. Smooth as butter.
8.0 Excellent24 Mar 2022
Easy pickup and quick drop off
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2022
The staff was excellent, and the pick up/drop off was as easy as 123. I’ll definitely be back!
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2021
Friendly and quick. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2021
Friendly staff. Free upgrade to a fun to drive car as they had no other vehicle!
6.0 Good22 Dec 2020
Car interior was clean.Exterior of car showed minor damage that was not mentioned during pick-up, requiring a return trip to the desk to document. Front right tire was 7 psi low, causing warning light on dashboard to illuminate.
4.4 Okay9 Sep 2020
The staff was friendly!The car conditions
9.2 Excellent16 Aug 2020
Staff was very helpful in difficult circumstances given the power was off at the airport due to a major storm. They still processed my rental and got me on the road quickly.The price. Maybe a fare for renting by the week.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2020
The auto was close at the airport, clean, and ready to go.N/A
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2019
Staff was helpful and drop-off was quick.
Rated no. 4
National
8.9 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
National
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good21 Mar 2022
Strong smell of smoke in a partially cleaned car. No mechanism to report existing damage. Thankfully none major. Despite airport mask mandate, clerk did not wear one. Important to me traveling with family with lung disease. Will not use same company again if reasonable option exists.
9.6 Excellent2 Dec 2019
Friendly staff, super easy pickup, even super easier drop off.provide a chauffeur?
9.6 Excellent1 Aug 2019
Very quick and easy process
10.0 Excellent10 Jan 2017
The agent was especially helpful!
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2016
First time using this as opposed to going directly through rental car companies. Very easy very affordable and will use again.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2016
Free upgrade to an SUV - sweet!New SUV - really needed it to haul around the cousins around town
Rated no. 5
Avis
8 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Avis
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent20 Oct 2021
First car at pickup reeked with cigarette smoke so bad I couldn’t use it. They did replace with same type vehicle. Was very displeased that the same car rental fee around $25 less per day at their 8 min away location. I couldn’t use them because my flight got in at 3:30 and they closed at 4:00 on Saturdays and they would not leave car for me like Enterprise rental does
7.9 Good7 Sep 2021
Cars need to have some sort of navigational system
8.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Staff was friendlyCar was in terrible condition, but it was replaced with a normal car
4.0 Okay6 Jan 2021
Car was great. Drop off was convenient.When I got to the desk to pickup they had already closed. I had to ask a police officer to call the manager to come in.
7.2 Good4 Sep 2017
Confusing drop offThere are no signs telling you where to turn on the keys. Turns out you have to go to baggage claim to find the desk. We certainly weren't the only ones walking around in the rain trying to figure that out.
9.2 Excellent1 Jul 2017
She fixed the problems that D.C. created with my booking (had wrong car, thus wrong mileage and gas level on my reservation form).
4.0 Okay10 Jun 2017
Horrible Customer ServiceThat the car was clean and worked.Make and model of the car the 55 min wait to get a car when I was the only customer. Took 10 min before I was greeted. Both agents were on the phone. Was lied to about vehicle choice. Was told this was the only car that was available and it was an upgrade. it was not and the lot was full of cars that were available.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2016
It was convent and available
Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.5 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Dollar
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2020
NothingInformation given at time of booking was incorrect and was not able to rent car.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2019
Quick service at counter on both ends of the trip. Car was a short walk from terminal. Very clean. Nice man took care of us. Not one issue. Great experience.
5.6 Okay11 Jun 2019
Reserved large SUV, got open bed smaller pickup. Open bed resulted in problems due to three days of rain and I was transporting supplies for wedding and four passengers
10.0 Excellent28 May 2019
Everything was smooth sailing.
6.0 Good1 Jul 2018
It got us where we were going!Easy pick up and drop offCar was dirty, maintenance light was on for oil change and filter when we picked it up. Tires were bare causing us to hydroplane during rain storms. Rear view mirror kept falling off.
6.8 Good18 Jun 2018
Not convenientDropping off in Charlottesville was not good. Their drop off area was completely full and cars were half-hazardly parked and a few people weren’t sure where to leave the cars. We all ended up just parking in the middle of a row.
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2018
They closed...According to the other car rental services, dollar is supposed to remain open until the last flight arrives. This was not the case, they closed and therefore I couldn’t rent from them and had to pay double to rent from someone else. Never use them again, that’s for sure.
4.0 Okay10 Apr 2018
It is not worth it to deal with the staff here, I would walkLow wait time, close to the doors of the airport, the lot is close to the deskThat the desk agent tried to give me a care multiple tiers below what i reserved, because I reserved through a third party site and he was not okay with that. He said I paid to little. I don't see how that is my problem, why he doesn't have to follow published rates and honor completed transactions, and where the corporate oversight it that should come down and remind this location that just because it is the only desk at the airport and a little isolated does not give them the ability to do whatever they please for whatever reason.
Easirent
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Easirent
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
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222 travellers who rented a car in Charlottesville Albemarle Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

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Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

  • Reserving a car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport will provide you with comfortable transportation that is convenient for exploring both the city and the surrounding region. Rather than having to depend on public transportation, you can visit all the attractions in the area on your own schedule. Having a Charlottesville Albemarle Airport car rental also makes it easier to move around with cargo, such as sports equipment or luggage.
  • No matter what your budget or preferences are, you will be able to find the perfect model for your car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. If you are hoping to travel on a budget, you can always select an economy or standard vehicle. Those that are visiting Charlottesville with friends or family may prefer to be in a spacious SUV instead. You can also always choose to treat yourself by booking a luxury car, like a convertible.
  • To return your car rental at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, simply bring the vehicle to the same location where you first picked it up. All rental companies that have branches at the airport have both their offices and fleets directly on airport property, making it easy to drop off your vehicle before grabbing a flight. There are signs that will help you to find the exact return location for your respective rental company.
  • Between business and general tourism, Charlottesville can be a busy city. Because of this, you will find that some roads can be congested, particularly during rush hour, which typically takes place between the hours of 7.30 and 9.30 am and 5.30 and 7.30 pm. There are a few major roads in the area that have a tendency of being busier than others, and these include Interstates 64 and 250.
  • Book your rental car at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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