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Boise, ID, United States
5 Dec — 12 Dec
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Boise, ID, United States
Sun 5/12
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Pick-up locationBoise
Rental locations19
Airport locations11

Boise car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (135 reviews)
4 locations in Boise
Enterprise
Locations in Boise
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2021
Everything GREAT
10.0 Excellent17 Sep 2021
Much better rate through kayak than directly with enterprise
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2021
This downtown Enterprise location always is vey helpful. We also worked with the BOI airport Enterprise staff (Katrina) to arrange an alternate driver authorization for incoming family member that arrived after the initial rental document was signrd.
3.9 Mediocre26 Jul 2021
location closes at 1pm on weekends, we had to book an hotel for the night to wait for the office to open the morning after
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2021
Loved the manager in Boise. He rocks!
10.0 Excellent11 Jul 2021
Great experience overall.
7.9 Good9 Jul 2021
The first SUV I received had a few issues. It was fairly dirty on the inside and had duct tape holding the front windshield chrome trim piece on. I was originally told the duct tape was due to a new windshield but when I took the SUV in to be detailed the detail shop stated it was holding the chrome trim piece on so they wouldn't remove the duct tape. I called Enterprise and they found a replacement SUV for me right away. I always received high quality vehicles from Enterprise so I was surprised they released the 1st vehicle. But, they corrected my concern right away with another SUV.
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2021
The manager of the office at 2618 W Fairview in Boise was awesome. I believe his name is Blake. He was very accommodating and friendly. No surprises. We had to pick up the next morning as our flight was delayed and he said no problem. Appreciate the great service. We usually go with a company that rhymes with Fudget, but was really impressed with service from Enterprise.Nothing. It was great!
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
mix up od the drop off cost me a extra 100.00+costomer service !!!!!
2.0 Mediocre26 Mar 2021
The rental was switched from the airport to downtown. There was no transport to downtown and the office closed at the time of my landing.
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Rated no. 2
Budget
8.2 Excellent (106 reviews)
2 locations in Boise
Budget
Locations in Boise
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2021
Fast and easy
1.9 Horrible9 Oct 2021
I returned the car on time. The guy who checked it indudjt say one word to me until he told me to leave. He scanned it in looked over it quickly and that was it. The car was dirty inside, smelled horribly, had a faint smoke smell, and the windshield wipers barely worked. I returned the car and still haven't received a receipt or my $200 back. The only positive was the far got great gas mileage.
3.9 Mediocre5 Oct 2021
Vehicle heavily smelled like cigarette smoke.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2021
Great experience!! Thanks
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2021
I started off by renting a "full sized" sedan. I think the industry has forgotten what a full sized car is! This was too small for the 5 adults (with 4 over 6' tall) that were in my party. After a short ride to the hotel we knew it wasn't going to work. The next morning I returned to Budget and explained my situation. The counter person was EXCELLENT! She re-did my contract and changed my car to one with 3rd row seating and the extra cost was minimal. Great customer service! I rated the cleanliness on the first car as "ok" as it wasn't washed and floors were dirty, the second car I got was good.
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2021
The car worked out great for the two of us. It was really easy utilizing Kayak.
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2021
the manager worked w me to upgrade to the needed larger SUV class.
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2021
They were helpful and friendly and drop off super easy and fastIf they clean the cars a little more
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
The staff was amazing. Best customer service
4.0 Okay4 Jun 2021
Selection for price. Ridiculous drop off charges!
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
8 Excellent (145 reviews)
2 locations in Boise
Thrifty
Locations in Boise
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good11 Jul 2021
The representative who assisted me did not mention anything about the additional $200 hold that would be placed on my card. I would have liked to know about that signing up. Maybe place a visible sign by the express drop off so it's easier to see. I appreciated the option to pay for fuel up front so we could just park the car when we returned it.
2.0 Mediocre22 Sep 2020
Had to cancel trip. They provided 0 refund even though it was canceled weeks ago. Should have read the fine print.
8.4 Excellent13 Sep 2020
Alison was professional and helpful. I wish her computers were running faster! The software was taking a while to load yet she wasn’t getting frustrated. She was quick on her feet and started to boot up another computer. Easy drop off, overall smooth process. Thanks!The inside of the vehicle could have been sprayed out/ cleaned a little better. There was caked on dirt in the trunk area and dog hair in the back seat. Overall staff was great and accommodating.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2020
I’ll never use a discount car rental again. I saved $5, but my trip was canceled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Since I saved $5 on the discounted price, I was not refundable and they would not allow me to change the rental to a future date. Horrible customer service. Stay away!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2020
Easy pick up and drop off.
2.0 Mediocre20 Jun 2020
noI tried too cancel well in advance, and kept trying all the way up to departure date, due to Kovid 14-day quarantine in Idaho. They refused (both Thrifty and their booking broker. Never again.
10.0 Excellent18 May 2020
The woman at the counter was very helpful and gave me clear, friendly instructions.Nothing, the experience was as perfect as a car rental has ever been for me.
10.0 Excellent23 Mar 2020
Yes
10.0 Excellent13 Feb 2020
Staff was wonderful and drop off was quick and painless.
8.8 Excellent24 Jan 2020
Interior/dashboard styling
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Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.8 Good (209 reviews)
1 location in Boise
Dollar
Locations in Boise
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
The Dollar people were going to charge us another $13 a day for an added driver. That was not in the agreement.
5.6 Okay1 Sep 2020
The young lady was at first I thought not very friendly, but she turned out to be a tad better than I originally thought!
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug 2020
The rental didn’t even happen because even though we called their corporate customer service and had the pickup time changed the number they had for the local office at the Boise airport was disconnected and turns out their office closes at 5 pm and they don’t offer any sort of after hours pick up.Everything. Their customer service is non existent.
2.0 Mediocre28 Jan 2020
Information on Debit card use. There was no indication that before a 24 hour reservation a debit card could not be used. Then the rules with a debit card are absurd.
4.4 Okay29 Dec 2019
Was charged twice the amount of reservation and told I agreed to the extra insurance when I had not, under any circumstance.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2019
The staff were very friendly and we were upgraded to a bigger car for the same price.Nothing
10.0 Excellent29 Apr 2019
Friendly, helpful staff.Nothing.
10.0 Excellent25 Jan 2019
I like the jeep cheroke it was alean confortable and
2.0 Mediocre11 Dec 2018
I needed a credit card and that was not specified...you should have this on your site.
8.4 Excellent22 Oct 2018
Car, Pleasant /,friendly drop-off agentPick up agent was not friendly just didn't want to be working it seemed
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Rated no. 5
Avis
8.9 Excellent (34 reviews)
2 locations in Boise
Avis
Locations in Boise
  • 8.7
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2021
Super quick compared to airport location, I was in and out in less than 5 minutes.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2021
The lady at the desk was super nice. Extremely seamless… in and out.
10.0 Excellent1 Oct 2021
No problems, in and out.
10.0 Excellent6 Sep 2021
Being a smaller airport i loved that I walked right up, there were no lines and I was taken care of right away. I upgraded to a bigger SUV which was great and the lady helping me was just lovely.
7.9 Good1 Aug 2021
The inside of the rental was not wiped down and very dirty.
1.9 Horrible28 Jul 2021
they did not disclose that the rental is on a 24 hour basis and if you go over by even 1 hour you are charged for another day. Buyer beware!
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2021
Avis rescued me. My flight was running late, and I double checked pick up time on a reservation at a competitor. It was no longer in their system after my reconfirming it 48 hours earlier. Panic, especially given shortage of rental cars. I found what I needed (for a better price) at Avis while I was in the air. Pick up was pleasant and easy. Vehicle was relatively new and in great shape. Drop off was easy. Could not have gone better. Avis is my new go to!Not much. Price was very high given shortage of vehicles and destinations but it was well within reason. Avis saved me!
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2021
Pickup staff was very helpfulThe pricing was very high due to Boise supply/demand issues
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
Not so expensive
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2021
Staff at pickup was friendlyA car in proper working condition. And when I had to exchange it should not have taken hours!
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Rated no. 6
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (79 reviews)
1 location in Boise
Alamo
Locations in Boise
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
They didn't have the correct car for me even though I reserved ~2 months ahead of time. Then, they gave me a smaller car and tried to convince me it was an upgrade. The attendant clearly had no interest in making me happy, she only wanted to get me out of there. When I pointed out that there were vehicles there that would be a true upgrade, she said that they couldn't release those because they were "reserved". I pointed out that I also had a car "reserved" and she couldn't provide me that vehicle, so why were the other reservations "real" while mine didn't really matter? Our luggage didn't fit in the vehicle provided, so we stayed an extra day before driving to our final destination so I could take the chance and try to swap the vehicle the next day. Phone support was also weak, with Alamo support having closed at 7:00pm and anyone else available said they had no power to do anything. Also tried Priceline customer support, they also claimed there was nothing to do, stating they only provide the reservation, not the car. Will never use Alamo, Priceline or Kayak again to get a rental car.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr 2021
Great staff, easy process.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct 2020
The young man that attended us was very nice and helpful! We loved the car as well, so much my boyfriend was considering buying the same one for himself! lolNothing could have been better, everything was perfect :)
10.0 Excellent11 Oct 2020
Staff was very nice and helpful. Definitely loved the vehicle! My boyfriend loved it so much he was considering buying the same one! lolAbsolutely nothing could have been better, everything was perfect :)
9.2 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Staff very friendly and the vehicle was exactly what I was promised.The vehicle had a strong smell of cigarettes.. Even though it specifies no smoking whoever had the vehicle before us smoke inside.
9.6 Excellent23 Jul 2020
Courteous, friendly staff.They could have given me the rental free of charge... In all honesty, I can't think of anything to suggest for improvement but I'm somewhat easy to please.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2020
Very friendly and professional customer service.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2020
Didn't get the rental. In a completely incomprehensible move, the rental agent has made it their policy to not rent their vehicles unless the rental is either paid for via credit card, or you can use a debit card, but ONLY if you have a ticket stub for a flight. Which seems like a very odd case of favoritism in favor of non-local individuals. Even more odd is the fact that apparently at non-airport locations this rental agency will allow anyone to rent a vehicle with a debit card. This is all highly frustrating when you think you have your ride planned for a trip and it falls through at the last minute due to such an odd and arbitrary detail, and I won't be using this rental agency in the future.
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2019
Very helpful staff upon arrival.
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2019
Staff was excellent very helpfully.Nothing really
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Rated no. 7
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (72 reviews)
1 location in Boise
Hertz
Locations in Boise
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2021
A+ THANK YOU KAYAK!
7.9 Good29 Aug 2021
Outstanding service and quality. The only complaint is just how TACKY it is to have rental car stickers and serial number stickers/labels all over the windows. Please find a better way to track and scan these cars. When I’m renting a car I don’t want to scream to the world that “it’s a rental” and for many, many reasons.
5.9 Okay11 Aug 2021
Did not have the Luxury car advertised (Lincoln Continental), which this station does not have. I had to upgrade to an Luxury SUV for an additional $30. kinda like bait and switch. B. Lemons bl82687@aol.com
5.9 Okay5 Aug 2021
I find ridiculous that HERTZ car rentals still WILL NOT accept a bank card as payment. I don't carry credit cards. Fortunately my husband had his company credit card so we could reserve the car. Then we paid with our bank card when we dropped off the rental. But still.... Do they not understand that a bank card when run as credit, IT'S THE SAME THING AS A CREDIT CARD!!! Get with it HERTZ! I understand that they probably get some kind of benefit from the credit card companies when they refuse paying customers the use of their personal bank card. I find it a little infuriating the way they treat their customers who ARE STILL PAYING THEM MONEY! I will say though, they were very pleasant people when they were helping us solve this ludicrous dilemma.
1.9 Horrible28 Jul 2021
When we arrived to pick up our car at 10:30 PM on July 4 in Boise, alone among the rental car companies, Hertz had arbitrarily closed at 9 PM, despite normally being open till midnight, as Hertz had told me they would be when I called to confirm their closing hours. Closing at 9 was simply inexcusable. For dessert, even though our car had 29,500 miles on it at pick-up, and so obviously demanded its oil change for 30,000 miles before giving it to us, Hertz failed to change the oil! Inexcusable again! So in the middle of the wilds of Yellowstone, we get a warning light that we need an oil change! How delightful! In short, I’ve been renting cars for more than fifty years, and this was incomparably the worst rental experience I ever had. No wonder Hertz alone filed for bankruptcy during COVID. They used to be the gold standard. No more.
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2021
We had no trouble with our SUV rental other than how expensive rental cars are right now. The only negative with the car itself was that the cleaning crew left some trash in the glove box and underneath the middle row of seats hadn't been vacuumed and there was food crumbs. Otherwise, all was great and the car itself was perfect for our purposes.
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
I wanted to rent a car but couldn't because I didn't not have a credit card but I did have a debit card and a full way to pay for it. Very disappointing that I couldn't even get my rental and they did nothing to accommodate my situation.
5.9 Okay24 Jun 2021
Told we couldn't smoke in the car, but got a car that had been smoked in.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
EVERY THING
8.0 Excellent6 Apr 2021
Quick and easy pickup/drop off after adding my Hertz Gold membership.
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Rated no. 8
National
8.8 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Boise
National
Locations in Boise
  • 8.6
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 May 2018
Very easy
10.0 Excellent16 Feb 2016
Quick and easythe agent who helped me was very pleasant and helpful.the cars a good distance from the desk. pretty much have to walk across the whole airport and outside through the parking lot.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Boise
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Boise
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Easirent
1 location in Boise
Easirent
Locations in Boise
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Rent Max
1 location in Boise
Rent Max
Locations in Boise
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Sunnycars
1 location in Boise
Sunnycars
Locations in Boise
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790 travellers who rented a car in Boise gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Boise

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Boise

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Car hire excess insurance in Boise

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Boise car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Boise.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Boise car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Boise

  • Discover everything Idaho’s capital has to offer with your own four wheels by renting a car upon your arrival in Boise. Nature lovers will get to visit the National Wildlife Refuge or the National Conservatory, which are 40 and 50 minutes away, respectively. With a hire car, you won’t have to stress about public transport schedules or squeezing onto an overflowing bus; instead, you can explore everything on your own time and pace.
  • The easiest way to start your time in Boise is by picking up a car when landing at Boise Airport, which is about 4 miles from the city center. All of the agencies (including Avis, Hertz, or Budget) are located on the first floor. The parking garage with the hire cars is just outside the baggage claim area. When driving out of the airport, follow the S Vista Avenue, which is the most direct route to Boise’s center.
  • Generally, Boise is very similar to most American cities when it comes to traffic and driving regulations. Boise drivers have a reputation for driving slower in the left lane than the right and for turning right on a red light when the intersection is free -- which is not something that visitors should mimic. Drive defensively, especially when entering an intersection, to avoid accidents.
  • Winters in Boise can bring snow and ice, and adapting your speed is very important to avoid skidding. When driving in Boise during the winter months, ensure the hire car is properly equipped and has snow chains in the trunk for when there is snow on the road (especially important when venturing out of the city). Speed must be adjusted and sudden braking or accelerating should be avoided as well. Also bear in mind that, due to plowing, the streets can be narrower after a snow.
  • Book your rental car in Boise at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Boise are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

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