Pros: NothingCons: They literally didn't have any cars available. Multiple people there had reservations but we were all told that they didn't have any cars and maybe someone would bring back a car, in which case we could get one. Had to cancel the reservation and get one from Enterprise instead, almost missed a wedding.
10.0 Excellent10 Feb 2020
Pros: Service was great. I got my car within minutes.Cons: The rental uses a near by hotel parking for returns. It was hard to find parking.
7.6 Good7 Jan 2020
Pros: Car price.Cons: Car choice was limited. Office and underground car location were not ideal.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2019
Pros: NothingCons: They didn’t have a car available. Only solution offered was wait between 2-4 hours for them to drive in cars. I was 5th on the waiting list for cars that were previously paid for and reserved.
3.2 Mediocre27 Dec 2019
Cons: Pick up and drop off very inconvenient, plus paid rental in advance, when I turned in car there was an extra 100. charge. Make sure you fully read the small print. I'm a hertz gold member and wa as really suprised hertz did this. Never seen it before. I will def look into other companies in future.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec 2019
Cons: The customer service at this location is terrible. I will never use hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre2 Sep 2019
2.0 Mediocre12 Aug 2019
Pros: All appalling. Left stranded and no car and no help despite prepaying.Cons: Any customer service, even a crumb. It was 100 % appalling
3.6 Mediocre7 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff at the location we're great! I had an issue and some questions and corporate was horrible. Rude, short with answers and customer service was terrible. We will never rent from them again. How they get away with treating people in such a way is mind-blowing.Cons: Customer service. Taking the time to help their customers.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul 2019
Cons: Customer service desk was awful the worst I ever experienced!! Wrong information was given on top of all that miserable experience!
Cons: Was not aware I needed to have a credit card to pick up car. I had to settle for another company and pay more than double to rent a vehicle! I was not happy.
10.0 Excellent24 Nov 2020
Pros: I loved the car! Probably the best car rental ever!Cons: Perfect! Easy and efficient!
8.8 Excellent15 Oct 2020
Cons: Clarity on where cars were parked at pickup.
8.8 Excellent11 Jun 2020
Pros: car was cleanCons: make less steps for picking up and dropping off. it shouldnt take that long to drop off or pick up a car. make directions more clearer
6.0 Good13 Feb 2020
Pros: The car was brand-new and very comfortable.Cons: Explanation of the fees, the price turned out to be tripled
4.0 Okay20 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff was fineCons: Clean the car
2.0 Mediocre19 Oct 2019
Pros: Not at all helpful. Our reservation was for pickup after 10 and when we arrived at the counter the gal said they closed at 10 and she couldn’t do anything to help us.Cons: If the company closes at 10pm, don't allow a pick up for after 10pm
6.0 Good17 Sep 2019
Cons: Cars are dirty, always have damages, just have to be diligent with the inspection. But cheap!
2.0 Mediocre28 Aug 2019
Pros: CourtesyCons: the budget rental representative name Andrew was extremely discourteous with me. He wouldn’t let me explain for changing car. I was overcharged which he wouldn’t fix it. I requested to speak to his supervisor and his response was there’s no supervisor and wouldn’t give me the supervisor name.
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2019
Pros: Worst service ever!!! They told my husband since he did not have two forms of ID they would not be able to rent to him.Cons: Let customer know before they book that they need 2 form of ID
Pros: Friendly and fast service. Our van was new and very clean. I would recommend them.
10.0 Excellent2 Jun 2017
GreatPros: Van was great. Was all we needed and more. Fit all of us perfectCons: Nothing. Worked out great
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2017
Pros: no line super nice check in guy upgraded car nice return gut - called me by name yes all good!!!
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2017
Excellent clean large vehicle- quick pick up and drop off!Pros: Easy airport access, fast check out with prepaid rental agreement. Fast check in when car was returned, both people were friendly and helpful.Cons: Didn't know about all the toll roads in Orange County, wasn't sure how to pay them without toll booths anywhere- had to call Alamo and ask about them as we had already followed our GPS on the phones and used them multiple times that first day- would have preferred to know about them before hand.
8.8 Excellent31 Mar 2017
Cons: Car wasn't quite full of gas
7.6 Good26 Mar 2017
Pros: Counter agent was very pleasant and efficient. Good quality car - Toyota CamryCons: The windows of car were a little dirty.
9.6 Excellent22 Feb 2017
"I'll be back"Pros: When I dropped off the car, I told the attendant, "I'll be back. I like you guys", and she laughed out loud. Got exactly the car I wanted, there were no mechanical or other issues, it went very smoothly.Cons: There was some refuse in the car that the people who cleaned it from the previous renters, but it did not spoil the experience.
2.8 Mediocre7 Jan 2017
Kayak vs Alamo misalignment; huge truck vs low endPros: The manager found us a vehicle to take so we were able to leave the airport.Cons: We requested a standard sedan; we were told that even though we booked it before we arrived, none were available. We had to take the only feasible vehicle: a huge Ram pickup truck with no trunk or covered storage. We had to wait for a truck to be found and brought up. Thankfully it was not raining on our luggage in the truck bed. We were then told we could exchange the vehicle the next day for the car we wanted, at Santa Ana.
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2016
AwesomePros: The fact that the vehicle I reserved was actually what I got!!!! That never happens...Cons: I had to sign up on line for fast track tolls
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2016
Pros: Check in and checkout were so easy. I was there for less than 5 min. They were friendly and courteous. The car was clean and I really enjoyed driving it (Nissan Altima). I would rent with Alamo again because of this experience.
Pros: Staff was friendly but slow.Cons: A car that was saturated with cigarette smoke
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Cons: Car drive well for being on the smaller side.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2021
Pros: yesCons: yes
8.0 Excellent9 Sep 2020
Cons: Car stereo capped at 14 so could not enjoy music No one could gelp
4.0 Okay22 Aug 2020
Cons: I actually would have gotten the vehicle I requested and that it was clean , trash & order free.
9.6 Excellent11 Aug 2020
Pros: Staff was excellent, great location...Cons: Drop off location said reserve for enterprise customers and not specifically saying “ Rental car Return here/drop off”
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2019
Pros: Eddie and Andrew were so helpful! I needed a big car to take my big family and our luggage from the port to Disneyland and they totally delivered! The process was so easy and Andrew explained everything clearly and answered all our questions. We were rolling to see Mickey Mouse in no time!
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2019
Cons: It was a great experience. I truly can’t think of a thing!
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and service was fast! Exceeded my expectations.
Pros: Nothing they were rude sent me somewhere else where they changed me 450 for 2 days and 230 deposit i haven’t gotten backCons: Everything knowing that they could take advantage just because we are outsiders
10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
Pros: Very friendly staff and the drop off was fast and easy
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
Cons: Customer service is nonexistent and my experience overall was nothing less than garbage.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jan 2021
Pros: I sure was one of the staff members that the gas is right below ER returned it and had to put more money in gas what you're not right. One of the employees had a bad attitude with me
10.0 Excellent20 Dec 2020
Cons: Everything was awesome!
4.0 Okay3 Feb 2020
Pros: Got a nice jeep...Cons: After waiting 2+ hours cuz they overbooked, made me very late for an appointment which caused me to be hit with a $45.00 fee so I really didn't save any money or time -it cost me more be and the location is very strange not very confident.
4.0 Okay30 Dec 2019
Pros: People were nice...Cons: 1) Give us the car that was promised 2) Don’t make us drive around to a different airport to pick up a totally different car. 3) Don’t make us wait for long (more than an hour) after promised time. We have young children, a senior in a wheelchair and we were tired from travelling.
7.2 Good4 Nov 2019
Cons: Had to take a taxi to another location which was $30 and then had to wait an hour for a car to be brought from the location we were at originally with an infant with us. Car had less than a half tank of gas and no one went over the condition of the car with us.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable. When I returned the car it was fast and efficient. The radio was excellent. Great customer service.Cons: The wait to rent the car was about 25 minutes. There could have been more people working at the airport.
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable.Cons: The service could not have been worse. We waited over an hour before we had someone finally pick up the phone and send an airport van. On our return flight, we turned our car in at the appointed 4:00 time to find a note on the desk that said “please place the keys in the Dropbox. We had expected to get a ride to the airport, but that was not to be. We walked 20 minutes or so to the airport and barely made our flight. The communication with your renters needs some work.
3.6 Mediocre8 Feb 2020
Pros: Nothing. Very unprofessional.Cons: Sat and waited for an hour at the airport and the shuttle never showed up. Called 3 times, never answered. Took a $10 Uber to the office, and two young unprofessional girls were there. “I was at lunch”. After we took the car and got to the hotel, they call us and told us they left keys in our car so they came and met us and switched us cars. What a joke. The replacement car was a crappy, smoke smelling Kia Soul, nothing like the commercial with the hamsters. I had never seen a rental car in such bad condition.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2020
Pros: Typically it is the lowest. For a reason. Even then I would not recommend renting from here.Cons: The staff is untrained, unprofessional and many give you the attitude that they will probably steal your information. The prove of having insurance. In mist car rental agencies you just tell them the name is the insurance here you have to have a policy # and fill it out. Or they fir e you to buy insurance! Wtf!!! I’m getting the impression they are hiring the bottom feeders of tre employees with fishy background. All care more in their cell phone than try to help you to rent and leave the facility. I had a reservation d as Nd had to rebook at the car agency nearby. What a completely ware of time.
2.8 Mediocre6 Jan 2020
Cons: Stop cheeting people with the small print ,getting customers offering unlimited miles
3.2 Mediocre18 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and professional.Cons: The car was beat up, dirty on the exterior and had damage to the front, dings and dents, and windshield wipers that need to be replaced, making driving uncomfortable and dangerous.
2.8 Mediocre21 Oct 2019
Pros: Price was okay.Cons: Service, car, cleanliness, vehicle performance, everything. It was a bad experience. Took a long time to pick up. Car had dents, missing panels, unclean, etc.
2.0 Mediocre9 Sep 2019
Pros: Absolutely the WORST. I will never use Ace again. The receptionist was rude and behaved as if we were interrupting her phone conversation.Cons: What in the world does unlimited mileage mean? This is false and misleading and a waste of our time. We went back to the airport and rented from Avis. Don't rent from Ace!
Ditch the unreliable public transportation and hop on a hire car, which is most comfortable and efficient way to explore not only Long Beach, but also neighboring Los Angeles and other destinations along the Californian coast. Head to El Dorado Nature Reserve for a picnic date, or drive through beautiful Naples Island in Alamitos Bay. The iconic Hollywood Sign is 30 miles away from Long Beach, and San Diego is a 2-hour ride away.
The two closest international airports from Long Beach are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John Wayne International Airport (SNA). hire car offices at LAX are off site, but you can take the free shuttle buses stopping under the "hire Car Shuttles" sign outside the Arrivals Level islands. Car hire services at SNA are situated on the Arrivals hall, between Terminals A and B, across from the John Wayne statue. The domestic Long Beach Airport (LGB) is closer but much smaller. Car hire desks can be found inside the Airport Ground Transportation Center, which is on the opposite side the terminal building.
The city of Long Beach is quite straightforward to navigate -- just watch out for reckless tourists during the summer months when the city center is more crowded. The stretch from Belmont Shore beach to downtown Long Beach has a sidewalk designed for cyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers, so be extra careful when driving there. Many LA freeways have one or more "carpool lanes" at the far left for vehicles carrying at least two occupants.
Traffic jams in the Los Angeles area are a given, but there are ways around them. Avoid driving from Long Beach to LA, particularly toward Hollywood, between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and then back to Long Beach between 3 p.m. until about 6:30 p.m. as those are the main rush hours. The San Diego Freeway (I-405) runs toward LA and Long Beach Airport, but you can take Crenshaw Blvd to help bypass the downtown gridlock during peak hour.
Book your rental car in Long Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Intermediate rental cars in Long Beach are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Long Beach
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($250/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 4100 E Donald Douglas Dr 90808-1798 (7 kilometres from the city centre).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Long Beach are Alamo (9.0, 160 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 140 reviews), and Hertz (7.2, 262 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Long Beach is $4.78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.
Standard (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Long Beach.
A Standard car rental in Long Beach costs $117 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Long Beach costs $52 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Long Beach costs $31 per day, on average.
A hybrid car is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint when driving around the area, and a convertible makes for a fun option when cruising along the coast, especially in the summer. If you're traveling with family or friends, a minivan offers more comfort and space for everyone.
The speed limit in Long Beach is usually 25 mph, but it may be lower in certain residential areas and school zones, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. Two-lane highways have a speed limit of 55 mph, while most highways have a 65-mph limit. However, some highways allow drivers to go as fast as 70 mph.
The average petrol prices in Long Beach are about $3.49 per gallon. Lower prices can range anywhere between $2.99 and $3.15 per gallon. Remember that, especially in the summer and on weekends, lots of people travel early in the morning throughout the Californian coast, so skip the petrol station lines by avoiding those hours when filling up the tank.
Street parking meters offer the first five minutes for free, and then they're usually limited to a maximum of two hours. Some parking meters are paid from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, while others are free after 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Rates range from $0.75 and $2 per hour, depending on the location, with Belmont Shore neighborhood being the cheapest.