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Monterey, CA, United States
4 Mar — 11 Mar
Same drop-off
Monterey, CA, United States
Thu 4/3
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Monterey car rental information

Pick-up locationMonterey
Rental locations9
Airport locations8

Monterey car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Alamo
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Dr Ste 108+1 844 370 1084
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
  • 8.7
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  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2019
Pros: Everything was excellent, from booking the car online to the locations and staff, the vehicle too.Cons: Can’t think of anything.
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Cons: Nothing. Time spent getting my vehicle, and returning my vehicle, was much less than any other rental car company. I will be choosing Alamo for my rental car needs.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2019
Pros: Estoy muy contento con su atención al alquilar el carro
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2018
Cons: They rented out my car before I arrived. I never got a car.
10.0 Excellent25 Feb 2017
Convenient, affordable, reliable ski trip SUVPros: Able to reserve the all-wheel drive, large-size SUV the day before I needed it and at a very good rate on kayak.com, far less than I expect to pay (40% less than several direct car rental websites). Vehicle was in excellent condition with only 8,000 miles on it. Ran beautifully from Monterey to Tahoe and back through some pretty rough storm conditions. Easy pick-up and return at the Monterey Regional Airport.Cons: There was nothing I didn't like about the rental car or the company, or the process of getting it online through kayak.com.
10.0 Excellent13 Feb 2017
Great!Pros: Great price, great car, great experience.Cons: Nothing, all good!
4.8 Okay3 Feb 2017
Flat tire and no helpPros: The car was okCons: Car got a nail in the tire. When I called Alamo, they said they would charge us $65 to change the tire for the spare. Ok, fine. But they didn't have any replacement cars for us. So they wanted us to drive to a firestone, buy a new tire, and then hope to get reimbursed for it. We were on a work trip and a schedule. It was completely ridiculous and unhelpful. I couldn't believe that Alamo and Enterprise didn't have a single car to use for one day! Ended up getting the spare on ourselves. Driving it very slowly to our drop off place 40 min away and just leaving,
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2016
Pros: Nice upgrade which we really appreciated when we got into LA traffic!
2.0 Mediocre26 Sep 2016
Did not have car availablePros: Nothing .terribleCons: No car was available had pay twice as much from another car company
10.0 Excellent12 Sep 2016
Pros: The car was very clean and nice. The service was helpful and fast.Cons: No complaints!
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Rated no. 2
Budget
8.5 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Budget
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Drive, Suite 105+1 831 373 1899
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Pros: Everything was excellent unbelievably great experienceCons: I guess they could have paid me to rent the car lol. Seriously it all was great
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2020
Pros: The car was clean and ready to go upon arrival. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I can't wait to work with them again.
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2019
Pros: Staff in Monterey Airport was nice and friendly. Quick check in process.
5.6 Okay1 Apr 2019
Cons: Usually the cars are not cleaned well, no windshield washer fluid
8.0 Excellent12 Feb 2019
Cons: Do not like car turning off at every stop to save gas
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2019
Pros: Staff was great and the car was excellent.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2019
Budget Bugged MePros: That I got a Volkswagen Beetle! Fun, spacious for two, economical, and the envy of other road-goers!Cons: Can’t think of anything!
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2018
Pros: Easy to change my pick up time to later. Big hatchback, room for a bicycle.
10.0 Excellent18 Feb 2018
Pros: Parked the car. Checked in with the desk, was billed and out in a matter of minutes. Bill was emailed home.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2018
Pros: quick check-in. Car clean, safe, etc. Easy to find the rental counter and return at both airportsCons: Was a little surprised there was no walk-around or inspection before hand--had to do that myself, as well as checking the gas gauge.
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.8 Good (30 reviews)
3 locations in Monterey
Enterprise
Locations in Monterey
1178 Del Monte Ave+1 831 649 6300
Monday08:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
13:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1191 Echo Avenue+1 831 394 3333
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
200 Fred Kane Dr+1 831 242 2020
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly and helpful. Little to no wait on the pick up. Quick Drop off and immediate shuttle service to terminal.
3.6 Mediocre30 Aug 2019
Pros: I rented an “Expedition or similar “. They delivered an Explorer and charged extra for the bigger car.
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug 2019
Pros: No cars in stock but they still let you make reservation on internet and waste so much time. Horrible. Totally unprofessional.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul 2019
Pros: When I called Enterprise no car was available and I was put on waiting list. I live in a tourist area and you might have thought a car was avail. but on busy weekend that wasn't so. Very disappointing! Rent from them frequently by directly phoning no problem. Won't bother using Kayak in future.Cons: That you actually check to see if car avail. by phone or other than electronic.
9.2 Excellent11 Mar 2019
Cons: Arrange to be picked up at house to get car.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2019
Great servicePros: Learning the art of advanced booking helps. Even with the pressure of the holidays, the staff maintained professionalism and tried to help others when their cars ran out. Glad I reserved earlier. Awesome ride, they suggested an upgrade which really helped because what I initially reserved, would've been a miserable fit for my size. Good team work! BUT it's a small lot and I don't think there are any other rental places nearby other than the airport, so last minute renters might continue to face off with staff there unfortunately.Cons: Not sure when this started but have rental car places stopped caring about the outside of their cars? The inside was ok but the outside seemed it was wiped with a muddy rag. Other than that, nothing bad about this experience for me.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2018
CONVENIENTPros: No exorbitant airport fees and surcharges. This rental agency is about 3 miles from the Monterey Airport. Take a cab to the office and pick-up there.
7.2 Good8 Nov 2018
Cons: No information on where to drop off the ergo
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2018
Pros: Monterey enterprise staff are great! quick in and out. Car was pretty good for the trip.
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep 2018
TerriblePros: NACons: When I arrived to pickup the car, they just told me “there is no convertible car” They didn’t inform me prior by calling or email They ruined the wedding anniversary surprise
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Hertz
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Ste 104+1 831 373 3318
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Dec 2020
Cons: Rental was for 08:00 am, but the car was not ready until 09:00. Was told they do not have the staff and he could not tell me when the car would be ready. Once the car was delivered, still had trash in the back from prior rental.
8.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff was great, the service was excellent - easy pick up and drop-off (and the woman staffing the desk remembered me three days later!). I found the entire experience to be easy and understandable (where to go, what to do, etc.) from beginning to end.Cons: The car wasn't all that great. It was safe, it was functional, and it was most definitely clean. However, I would have preferred something a little more comfortable and modern, even at my small-car/low-level need.
9.2 Excellent9 Sep 2020
Pros: easy pick-up and drop-offCons: cost was a bit high for the duration and distance I drove
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2020
Pros: Yes very friendly and helpful.
8.8 Excellent22 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful.Cons: I would truly appreciate if I could drop the car at my address within 5 miles of Monterey Airport.
6.4 Good12 Nov 2018
Very unhelpful staff at SFO.Pros: Car was fine.Cons: The staff at the drop off in San Fran were very rude and unhelpful.
8.0 Excellent6 Sep 2018
Pros: car was great and so was the service with hertzCons: we got hit in a parking lot by a car that never left a message for us at all . We are now trying to get through the claim process with Allianz Insurance and Hertz and it seems that it takes too long for all of this to get through
9.2 Excellent16 Jun 2017
Cons: Car roof to low. kept hit my head on inside of roof.
6.8 Good25 Mar 2017
Downgraded CarCons: I had reserved a Toyota 4Runner as I am considering buying this model. I was disappointed to find Hertz did not have one available and offered a Nissan Rouge as the substitute. This is a smaller less expensive car as compared to the 4Runner. Although i don't complain if I get upgraded, I don't like to be down graded for the same price.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2017
Thanks for the inexpensive upgrade.Pros: Lives that you had a ton of extra cars at that location, which gave the attendant flexibility to give us a heap upgrade to an Escalade for only $15/day. Loved the extra comfort for the trip.Cons: Feel like the auto-check-in process needs to be more automated. That airport is plenty behind the times that way.
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Avis
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Drive, Suite 106+1 831 647 7140
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay23 Sep 2019
Pros: Kayak
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2017
Cons: MRY is a great office
5.2 Okay31 Oct 2016
Cons: Rude front desk rep. But to be fair, she was your typical college student with an "whatever" attitude.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Monterey
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Monterey
1933 Del Monte Blvd.
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Easirent
1 location in Monterey
Easirent
Locations in Monterey
Monterey Regional Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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National
1 location in Monterey
National
Locations in Monterey
200 Fred Kane Dr Ste 108+1 844 370 1083
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Monterey
Sunnycars
Locations in Monterey
Olmstead Road
Recent reviews
169 travellers who rented a car in Monterey gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Monterey

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Monterey

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting a car in Monterey

  • Book your rental car in Monterey at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Monterey

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Monterey are Alamo (8.6, 76 reviews), Hertz (8.6, 76 reviews), and Budget (8.5, 69 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Monterey is $5.20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $62 and $83, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Monterey.

  • Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and Fox.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Francisco airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and Fox.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Monterey costs $40 per day, on average.