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Charleston Car Hire

Charleston Car Hire

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Pick-up location Charleston
Rental locations 12
Airport locations 9

Charleston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
National
national
Best rated
8.0 Excellent (878 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
National
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd
+1 304 344 2563
Rated no. 2
Alamo
9.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Alamo
Locations in Charleston
171 Airport Rd
+1 304 344 2563
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Aug 2016
An awesome experience with Alamo Rental Car
Pros: The vehicle was clean and gas efficient
10.0 Excellent
12 Sep 2016
Pros: Whole process was made simple
8.8 Excellent
7 Jul 2017
GPS
Pros: Very nice person working at the Charleston, WV airport. A great representative for your company.
Cons: The GPS was hard to use. I almost missed my flight home because of the lack of clarity from the GPS led me astray. Frightening experience as I found myself in the dark in a deserted industrial area of town.
Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Dollar
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road
+1 866 434 2226
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
24 May 2018
Pros: The staff at the desk were helpful and courteous. They could not have been nicer in helping me with directions and I received the car very fast.
Cons: The car was dirty and I felt that it was expensive in terms of what I received. There was dirt and mud on the seats and floor.
10.0 Excellent
7 Feb 2018
Pros: Fast pickup - excellent value
10.0 Excellent
2 Sep 2018
Great car for driving mountain roads
Pros: Our Nissan Altima provided enough room for golf bag and large suitcase. The handling of the car was very good and came in use on mountain highways of West Virginia
Cons: No issues
9.2 Excellent
2 Apr 2019
Pros: Excellent vehicle for the money.
Cons: It was hard to get ahold of the local desk to inquire about changing the time and the parking arrangements for the car that we were leaving.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.3 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Hertz
Locations in Charleston
169 Airport Road
+1 304 346 0573
  • 7.2
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
14 Nov 2015
Cons: Inside windshield was dirty
9.2 Excellent
23 Oct 2016
Pickup/dropoff
Pros: I really enjoyed the hell I received from the pickup location in Charleston, WV.
Cons: The help I received in Atlanta,GA was awful. They don't try to help at all. I was told I needed to wait my turn to get a receipt for my rental return.
2.0 Mediocre
13 Mar 2017
Cons: They would not give us the rental car because we used a business credit card and it didn't have our first name on the credit card. It just had our company name on it.
7.2 Good
9 Apr 2017
Cons: They might want to let customers know that their ticket counter in the Charleston, WV airport closes at 5 pm on Saturday. That's kind of crucial info for someone whose flight doesn't arrive till 7 pm!
8.0 Excellent
31 May 2017
Cons: KIA Optima was pretty small for a "full-sized" car.
9.6 Excellent
18 Jun 2017
Terrific almost brand new vehicle
Pros: New truck with plenty of technology perks. Good, efficient service at counter. Easy and quick.
Cons: N/A
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jun 2017
Terrible experience
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Hertz denied my rental after Kayak.com charged my credit card.
6.0 Good
26 Jul 2017
Last time for Hertz
Pros: Car was great. It was clean. Easy access at pickup.
Cons: Meetings cut short a day. Rushed back 75 miles to airport for a one day deduction. They would not credit because I prepaid in full for 2 days. Told me to call 800 number. They said same thing. Rules Rules. Rules. lol. Who reads the small print anyway. We just expect large national companies to treat us fair. They also told me at pick up that the 3rd party insurance purcjased from Kayak wold not be accepted and I would have to pay for any damages immediately and get reimbursed. They lost a customer. I asked them to remove me from Gold Rewards program. My new job requires a lot of travel but I will sign up with another rental company program with southern hospitality.
10.0 Excellent
26 Nov 2017
Excellent Experience
Pros: We had a mid-size car and were upgraded to an SUV for a really good rate. Staff was friendly, professional and very helpful.
10.0 Excellent
2 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was easy to work with and helpful. Drop off was a breeze.
Cons: Offer a bottle of water or assistance with baggage.
Rated no. 5
Budget
budget
6.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Charleston
Budget
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road
+1 304 343 4381
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
15 Aug 2017
Long slow line happy ending
Pros: Scarcity of vehicles caused upgrade. Quick check in.
Cons: Long long slow slow line. Slow computer system. Multiple people in training.
6.8 Good
19 Aug 2017
Charleston is small
Pros: Everything was satisfactory.
Cons: The signage directing you were to return your call could've been better. You just park your car wherever you want, make note of the mileage and fuel. And take an elevator or stairs to the first floor and return your keys. There is nobody around.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
5.9 Okay (12 reviews)
4 locations in Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in Charleston
1115 Smith Street
+1 304 344 2600
1614 2nd Ave
+1 304 343 8403
171 Airport Road
+1 304 344 2660
5201 Maccorkle Ave Se
+1 304 926 8900
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
13 Oct 2015
Pros: No one is ever at the desk to give me a printed receipt. It's the second time now. It's very annoying. Also I don't get the Chevy Sonic I desire. The car I had didn't even have cruise control.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jan 2018
Refused2Rent! Out of Cars!
Pros: Nothing!
Cons: Despite my having a confirmation number! And showing up to the airport in person! Enterprise refused to rent to me – because they were out of cars! They had no explanation for why the website was still allowing cars to be booked!
2.0 Mediocre
29 Jan 2018
No car available!
Cons: I never actually got a car through the Enterprise at the Charleston WV airport. I showed up at 8:30 p.m. and they told me they were out of cars and I should call back in the morning. I did that - twice, leaving messages - and never got a call back or a follow-up. Thankfully there was another Enterprise rental in the town of Charleston who had a 4wd vehicle available. I was able to rent through them, though they wouldn't match the price that I booked online. Overall a poor experience.
10.0 Excellent
9 Jun 2018
Pros: Very good deal for the amount of time we had the van
10.0 Excellent
23 Jul 2018
Pros: The representative was very informative. We were told our options and was given good advice. I called on two occasions and was given correct information. I will recommend them to anyone that is in need of a vehicle.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
30 Jul 2019
Pros: Courteous staff.
Cons: The front sensor was broken, so an indicator light was on the whole trip. Not a big deal, but it would've been nice for everything to be working properly.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Mar 2017
Cons: they didn't have any cars and no one to pick me up had to go to airport and pay 50% more
6.0 Good
2 May 2017
Pros: Car was good quality and as expected
Cons: Promises from the car representative. Promised a drop off at the end of the trip which did not happen. Stated that the insurance would be for 2 rental days, but charged for 3. It was unacceptable practice.
5.6 Okay
2 Jun 2017
Wrong location
Pros: Vehicle was fine
Cons: I ordered car on kayak from Charleston WV Airport. When I got there, they told me I was supposed to be downtown. How would I know the address s for a different location? I'm from NY. My rental went from 150 to $220 because no small cars were available at the airport. I feel I should get $70 refund. Plus, gas was way more expensive for large SUV
2.0 Mediocre
29 Aug 2017
Wrong location
Cons: My reservation was made for the downtown location. Not the airport as my search requested
Avis
avis
1 location in Charleston
Avis
Locations in Charleston
170 Airport Road
+1 304 343 9453
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Charleston
Easirent
Locations in Charleston
Yeager Airport
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Charleston
Sunnycars
Locations in Charleston
181 Airport Rd, Yeager County APT
31 travellers who rented a car in Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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What is the best rental car company in Charleston?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Charleston are Alamo (8.7, 6486 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3852 reviews), and National (8.0, 878 reviews).

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