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Santa Monica, CA, United States
12 Jul — 19 Jul
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Santa Monica, CA, United States
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Pick-up locationSanta Monica
Rental locations21
Airport locations1

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Santa Monica car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.3

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Santa Monica

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Locations in Santa Monica

1426 Santa Monica Blvd

+1 310 394 2449

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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1700 Ocean Ave.

+1 310 451 3539

Monday07:00 - 12:0013:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 12:0013:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 12:0013:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 12:0013:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 18:0007:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2519 Lincoln Blvd.

+1 310 578 9700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Excellent people working in that office!

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The customer service at the Hertz location was horrible and it’s a shabby place.

4.0 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Can’t drop off after 6pm, so basically was only able to use the car for a few hours.

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t have a car for me to rent despite accepting my reservation so I had to travel across town to make an alternate reservation. Massive waste of my time and money.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not like anything as I was not able to get the car. I left work only to arrive at the location on time and once I did they informed me there was no car available and that the info on your website had not been updated. I'm very disappointed and now reluctant to use your services again.

Cons:

I did not like anything as I was not able to get the car. I left work only to arrive at the location on time and once I did they informed me there was no car available and that the info on your website had not been updated. I'm very disappointed and now reluctant to use your services again.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was awesome !!!

Cons:

The front desk clerks need some customer service training. Rude and didn’t even realize it lol

1 out of 11

Midway

9.8

Excellent

12 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Santa Monica

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1719 Santa Monica Blvd

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1901, Ocean Avenue

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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was extremely friendly, pickup and drop-off was very fast and efficient. I see some complaints about customers not getting the type of car they reserved, which I could see happening as the lot was very small, not a large selection. I had rented a economy class, and loved the car I got.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car easy to pick up / drop off

Cons:

Busy intersection was hard to return car

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the car - awesome price, amazing gas mileage, great AC. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I returned the car, and was offered a ride home - a very pleasant surprise.

Cons:

The only issue when we arrived at Midway was that there was a shortage of cars. Our options were to go to a further away location OR to have the rental car delivered to our home. We opted to return home ourselves and wait for the rental car to be delivered to us. The delivery was 1.5 hours after our initial pickup time. Not ideal when your schedule is time sensitive. But it worked out for us.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I booked the car for a 4pm pickup. They closed at 4pm. I had to find another place to rent from and walk there.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2022

KAYAK
I recommend Midway car rental. They were nice and helpful. Also they had right car for us.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2022

KAYAK
They were an incredibly professional outfit that helped me quickly. I was able to pick up a nice vehicle using a cheaper dealers choice option, a 2021 Rav4. When I returned it I arrived 15 minutes before they opened, a lady helped just a couple minutes later. Fantastic service, and very friendly.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2021

KAYAK
friendliness of staff

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was extremely friendly, pickup and drop-off was very fast and efficient. I see some complaints about customers not getting the type of car they reserved, which I could see happening as the lot was very small, not a large selection. I had rented a economy class, and loved the car I got.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car easy to pick up / drop off

Cons:

Busy intersection was hard to return car

9.2 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Loved the car - awesome price, amazing gas mileage, great AC. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I returned the car, and was offered a ride home - a very pleasant surprise.

Cons:

The only issue when we arrived at Midway was that there was a shortage of cars. Our options were to go to a further away location OR to have the rental car delivered to our home. We opted to return home ourselves and wait for the rental car to be delivered to us. The delivery was 1.5 hours after our initial pickup time. Not ideal when your schedule is time sensitive. But it worked out for us.

1 out of 3

Enterprise

9.5

Excellent

25 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.5

5 locations in Santa Monica

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Locations in Santa Monica

1702 Santa Monica Blvd

+1 310 395 4941

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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1719 Wilshire Blvd

+1 310 395 4941

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1723 Wilshire Blvd

+1 310 478 5216

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2700 Lincoln Blvd

+1 310 452 9100

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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2703 Santa Monica Blvd

+1 424 416 5073

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Mike made sure I was able to get the vehicle I needed when I needed it. That was amazing

Cons:

Actually everything was perfect

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Attentive employee.

Cons:

Rented a car on-line that was not available- what??? No Bueno.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing.

4.0 Okay

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

My small economy carnot available They gave me a 8 cylinder truck!!! Instead of using 40 dolllars in gas I used 80

5.2 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was good and no problems during the two weeks.

Cons:

The attitude of the person "Scott" in hand over.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were upgraded from a compact to a Ford Escape and it was very nice. We rented it for a trip to Tucson and enjoyed all of its features. They were very nice at the desk and we were in and out quickly.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Santa Monica

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1027 Broadway

+1 310 453 4421

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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1700 Ocean Avenue

+1 424 272 7305

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Wednesday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2423 Lincoln Blvd

+1 424 428 0216

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, friendly service.

Cons:

I took the insurance out suggested on the Kayak website only to find that when I got to the rental place, that insurance didn't cover any damage to others if I got in to an accident. I therefore had to take out another policy with Avis to cover me in case of that.

4.8 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Close to Santa Monica Pier (10 blocks)

Cons:

The car we reserved didn't exist so we had to pay almost double for an involuntary upgrade. We felt like we were, albeit mildly, swindled by the franchise.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Despite having a reservation they had no cars available whatsoever. Eventually told me I could take the sports car since I was an hour late for work, but it would be an additional $20/day. Eventually they said they could remove the upcharge when I returned the car. Took over an hour to pick up the car. Dropped off on time, took over an hour to return the car. 1 employee on site and so many customers we all couldn't even fit in the lobby. Upcharge on car was remove, part of me feels this was only because of the insanely terrible service at pickup and drop off. Never again at this location.

9.6 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Much nicer than expected car, great price and convenience in both locations.

Cons:

Pick up and drop off slower than ideal - each location had longish lines and could've used a second person at desk

7.6 Good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

Parking lot too small. Difficult to drop off when someone else is leaving.

7.9 Good

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I have not yet received my car rental bill

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, friendly service.

Cons:

I took the insurance out suggested on the Kayak website only to find that when I got to the rental place, that insurance didn't cover any damage to others if I got in to an accident. I therefore had to take out another policy with Avis to cover me in case of that.

4.8 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Close to Santa Monica Pier (10 blocks)

Cons:

The car we reserved didn't exist so we had to pay almost double for an involuntary upgrade. We felt like we were, albeit mildly, swindled by the franchise.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Despite having a reservation they had no cars available whatsoever. Eventually told me I could take the sports car since I was an hour late for work, but it would be an additional $20/day. Eventually they said they could remove the upcharge when I returned the car. Took over an hour to pick up the car. Dropped off on time, took over an hour to return the car. 1 employee on site and so many customers we all couldn't even fit in the lobby. Upcharge on car was remove, part of me feels this was only because of the insanely terrible service at pickup and drop off. Never again at this location.

9.6 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Much nicer than expected car, great price and convenience in both locations.

Cons:

Pick up and drop off slower than ideal - each location had longish lines and could've used a second person at desk

7.6 Good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

Parking lot too small. Difficult to drop off when someone else is leaving.

1 out of 2

Sixt

6.2

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

5.9

One location in Santa Monica

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1515 Ocean Ave

+1 888 749 8227

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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4.8 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and efficient. They offered another car as an option so I wouldn’t have to wait. Even though I didn’t take that option my car arrives quite quickly anyway. My rental car was a mini copper countryman and it was fantastic.

Cons:

Nothing.

9.6 Excellent

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was super helpful and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone. Car was clean and in good shape. Folks at drop off similarly nice and efficient.

Cons:

Only small problem: it took a long time to get my car initially. Staff and car were so nice I didn't really mind much.

6.0 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff is extremely friendly and prompt

Cons:

The car smelled like someone had smoke tobacco for many days inside

6.0 Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car

Cons:

1. Within 2 miles I got a low pressure signal. Stopped, got some air and calibrated. This lasted 5 days and had to be repeated (fortunately I knew how the calibration system worked...) 2. The windshield wiper fluid was empty

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I filled out everything online. So when I arrived the services as fast and professional.

1 out of 4

Budget

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Santa Monica

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Locations in Santa Monica

1027 Broadway

+1 310 393 9194

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2423 Lincoln Blvd

+1 424 428 0219

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attention

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great attention

1 out of 1

Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Santa Monica

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4110 Lincoln Blvd

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Santa Monica Airport

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Santa Monica airport

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Rent-4-Less

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Monica

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3202 Lincoln Blvd

(310) 395 8010

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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Santa Monica

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1426 Santa Monica Boulevard

+1 310 394 2449

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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134 travellers who rented a car in Santa Monica gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

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Top tips for hiring a car in Santa Monica

  • Car rentals in Santa Monica can provide you with the ease and flexibility you need to explore all of the popular attractions within the city and the surrounding areas. Head to the famous city of Beverly Hills that is about 10 miles away and best reached by car. If you like being active and are interested in going on a hike, you can visit the scenic Topanga State Park that spans across 14,000 acres and is around a half-hour drive from the city.
  • Visitors can pick up their Santa Monica car rentals directly from Los Angeles International Airport. While there are no rental car offices located on airport property, many of them provide complimentary shuttle services that depart from just outside the Arrivals terminal under the purple sign marked as "Rental Car Shuttles." There are over 40 different companies for you to choose from, including Thrifty, Budget, and Hertz.
  • The city center is known for having many pedestrians and cyclists, so always be on the lookout for them when you are driving car rentals in Santa Monica. Motorcycles are also legally allowed to drive in between traffic lanes in California, so make sure to drive cautiously in case one of them is in your blind spot. As Santa Monica is such a large city, it can be easy to get lost, so consider adding a GPS system to your rental in order to help with navigation.
  • All of Los Angeles County, including Santa Monica, is known for having heavy traffic, particularly during rush hour. If you don’t want to find yourself stuck in a traffic jam, avoiding driving on the Pacific Coast Highway and freeways 10 and 405 between the hours of 8am to 9:30am and 5pm to 6:30pm. The roads also tend to be particularly slippery when it rains, so drive extra cautiously during this type of weather.
  • Book your rental car in Santa Monica at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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