Monterey car rentals

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Monterey, CA, United States
1 Jun — 8 Jun
Same drop-off
Monterey, CA, United States
Wed 1/6
Noon
Wed 8/6
Noon
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Monterey car rental information

Pick-up locationMonterey
Rental locations9
Airport locations8

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Monterey car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8.7

Excellent

83 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.5

One location in Monterey

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200 Fred Kane Drive, Suite 105

+1 831 373 1899

Monday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Tuesday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The person at the counter was super friendly, getting the car was easy.

Cons:

The car smelled like cigarettes.

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I went through Kayak and ended with Priceline I wanted to change my itinerary and called Priceline who asked me to call Kayak that has no phone connection.

Cons:

Book directly through Budget

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy process and great staff

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

No, I tried to call their office various times the day before, and they put me on hold for a long time twice, then just hung up the 3rd try. After that it just went to corporate.

Cons:

The young man I encountered upon arrival was very brusque. Whipped thru the paperwork, and when I asked to confirm the quoted price, he said a price of $40 more. I asked why and he said it was because I was picking it up early (less than an hour difference, the flight was a bit early). He re-did it all to reflect the price I was quoted. Never had anything like that happen before.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! Didn’t even rent the vehicle!

Cons:

No where in the rental agreement did it say there would be a rental car deposit?!! Therefore I was not prepared with a credit card that could hold that amount of money!! Very disappointed!!

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was excellent unbelievably great experience

Cons:

I guess they could have paid me to rent the car lol. Seriously it all was great

1 out of 11

Hertz

7.7

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.5

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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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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

easy pick-up and drop-off

Cons:

cost was a bit high for the duration and distance I drove

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very friendly and helpful.

8.8 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 7

Alamo

7.3

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.4

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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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Estoy muy contento con su atención al alquilar el carro

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They rented out my car before I arrived. I never got a car.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price, great car, great experience.

Cons:

Nothing, all good!

1 out of 4

Enterprise

6.3

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Monterey

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1178 Del Monte Ave

+1 831 649 6300

Monday09:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0009:00 - 12:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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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
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200 Fred Kane Dr

+1 831 242 2020

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

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 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I rented an “Expedition or similar “. They delivered an Explorer and charged extra for the bigger car.

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

No cars in stock but they still let you make reservation on internet and waste so much time. Horrible. Totally unprofessional.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Arrange to be picked up at house to get car.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

1 out of 6

Avis

7.3

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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200 Fred Kane Drive Suite 106

+1 831 647 7140

Monday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
Friday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:0020:00 - 21:00
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4.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

MRY is a great office

5.2 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Rude front desk rep. But to be fair, she was your typical college student with an "whatever" attitude.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was the fastest, easiest checkin at the counter I've ever experienced.

4.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

MRY is a great office

5.2 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Rude front desk rep. But to be fair, she was your typical college student with an "whatever" attitude.

1 out of 2

Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Monterey

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1933 Del Monte Blvd.

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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Monterey Regional Airport

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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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
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Olmstead Road

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203 travellers who rented a car in Monterey gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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Top tips for hiring a car in Monterey

  • One of the wonderful aspects of visiting Monterey, California, is the beautiful scenery you get to enjoy while driving up and down the coast. If you are trying to decide whether to rent a car in Monterey, consider what you could miss if you don’t. Many of the popular sites and areas surrounding the city are much more available when you rent a car. Coastal drives, beaches, and tourist attractions can all be reached on your own schedule without having to rely on the fixed schedules of public transportation. Car rentals in Monterey can help you visit sites like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the San Carlos Beach.
  • As you descend to the first floor of the Monterey Regional Airport, you will find the counters for car rental companies next to the baggage claim. These are conveniently located so visitors can pick up their bags and go straight to the counter of the rental company to check in. The Monterey Regional Airport houses major rental car companies like Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, and Hertz. The rental car lots are situated close to the terminal for easy loading and departure.
  • Visitors interested in Monterey car rentals should be aware that the city follows regular rush hour times. This means that during the hours of 6:30am to 9:30am and 4:30pm to 7:30pm, the roadways are typically quite congested. You will find busy roads around the beaches and along the coast. Del Monte Avenue, in particular, can get congested during rush hour times. Also, travelers should be aware of Highway 1. This famous coastal drive can be dangerous due to narrow roads and frequent stops by travelers to take pictures.
  • Monterey has pleasant weather all year round. If you experience a rain shower by chance, you should be careful to drive safely and slowly. Visitors should also watch out for added congestion on roads during the summer months due to the tourist season. While Monterey has an abundance of beautiful vistas and picture-worthy scenes, drivers should be careful not to disrupt traffic by stopping unexpectedly or pulling off to the side of the road without warning.
  • Book your rental car in Monterey at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Monterey are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

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