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Scottsdale Car Hire

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Pick-up location Scottsdale
Rental locations 27
Airport locations 2

Scottsdale car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
7.4 Good (43 reviews)
6 locations in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
1125 N. Scottsdale Rd.
+1 480 949 2420
15001 N Hayden Road
+1 480 948 1556
5402 E. Lincoln Drive
+1 480 948 8450
6333 North Scottsdale Road
+1 480 315 9725
7500 Doubletree Ranch Rd
+1 480 629 6120
9550 North 90th Street
+1 480 664 9768
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
23 Jul 2016
Pros: courteoussales lady,clean car
10.0 Excellent
1 Aug 2016
Pros: good and courteous
10.0 Excellent
30 Jan 2017
Great experience.
Pros: The woman running the location in Phoenix was great!!!! Informative and very helpful. Will rent from that location again.
10.0 Excellent
20 Feb 2017
Great place - much cheaper than renting at the air
Pros: Clean & friendly
Cons: push extra buy ons
3.2 Mediocre
22 Feb 2017
Cons: Staff member @ this location was hardly interested in any sort of customer service. Was told that showing up later than the scheduled pick up time meant the car would not be ready for some reason. Waited @ location for 30-45 min for car (with metal rubbing on metal each time passenger door was opened) to return. In the meantime, there were multiple other cars that were not being utilized for any reason. First time I've had an experience like this with Hertz and hopefully the last.
10.0 Excellent
20 Mar 2017
Pros: It was easy to pick up and drop off. The staff was super friendly!!!! Cheaper then renting at the airport.
4.8 Okay
30 May 2017
Problem after problem
Pros: The vehicle itself was fine. Worked well for my trip.
Cons: When I arrived I was asked to provide the card I booked with. I've booked dozens of rentals and have never had this happen. They were able to "cancel" my first reservation and started a new one while I was there. This delayed my trip. Not to mention I still haven't received my refund from the original rental. On top of that they were disorganized and didn't mark the fuel down correctly and then charged me. I had to spend almost an hour on the phone with a rep to sort this out as well as try to get my refund from the original rental. It was really a pain and I've never experienced this with any other rental company.
9.2 Excellent
24 Oct 2018
Excellent service
Pros: A problem of the Hertz location pick-up was solved by a very efficient, service oriented Hertz employee Daniel L. Viray ! I would like to thank him for solving my problem. Robert Manschot
5.2 Okay
13 Nov 2018
Pros: The price was good. The service was mediocre
Cons: I had reserved the car and paid in advance for the 6 days I would need the car. It was suppose to be available at noon. However, when I arrived at 1:00 the car was not available. The men at the counter told me that because I wasn't there at 12:00 they had given the car to someone else. They had a car that was coming in and told me I could have that one, and it would be about 15 minutes. However we waited almost an hour before I was able to get the car and leave. There was nothing in the paper work that indicated I needed to pick it up at exactly noon. Also, I returned the car 4 hours early!
10.0 Excellent
15 Nov 2018
Pros: Friendly service
Rated no. 2
8.6 Excellent (11 reviews)
5 locations in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
14880 North Northsight Blvd
+1 480 315 0712
5401 North Scottsdale Road
+1 480 563 2271
7125 East Shea Boulevard
+1 480 596 9755
8752 E Shea Boulevard, Ste 132
+1 480 767 1377
8969 E Talking Stick Way C-7
+1 480 524 0031
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
6 Sep 2016
Pros: The vehicle was nice and great condition.
Cons: Pestering about purchasing insurance. We get it, most people rented a car or two or three. The hours of the location did not allow for an after-hours drop in which was inconvenient. Check in check out process could be quicker. The vehicle was dirty and you can tell they did not take a look inside as I found wrappers and spare change.
4.8 Okay
23 Feb 2017
Cons: It was a new car with 400 miles. It was dirty on the outside and dusty on the inside. It did not have any windshield washer solution. Obviously the car wasn't checked before I drove it.
10.0 Excellent
3 Apr 2016
Good service
Pros: The serviceminded guy who helped us change our drop of station. We were not that pleased with the woman who helped us when we picked our car up, she was almost rude but we overcame that since the man was so mutch better to us. We're also very pleased with the price.
Cons: See
6.0 Good
17 Nov 2015
Poor customer service
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: Tank not full when received at northright scottsdale location. About an 1/8 tank shy of full but had just pulled out of parking lot and didn't want to go back because woman rental agent had been abrupt, rude, never smiled; poor customer service. Also my reserved rate of $174.25 was not honored. I was charged approx. $65 more for the base rate plus an additional $200 hold.
9.2 Excellent
7 May 2018
Pros: Good car, great value for the amount of time that used the SUV.
Cons: Chris Frieh the agency operator was finally able to get a SUV for me. But he could never commit when there would be an SUV available. In fact, I took an SUV that was returned with 3/4 tank of gas and not cleaned because I needed to leave right at noon.
10.0 Excellent
18 Dec 2018
Pros: Exceptional customer service at this location.
10.0 Excellent
3 Oct 2016
excellent service
Pros: excellent, welcoming service person. fast processing in and out.
Cons: no negatives.
10.0 Excellent
30 Dec 2015
Pros: Great rate - convenient location - pleasant employees - comfortable car with excellent gas mileage.
10.0 Excellent
9 Jan 2016
Great experience, smooth transaction!
Pros: Pickup location convenient and very efficient. We didn't have to wait long.
Cons: Car wasn't wiped down on the inside prior to our rental.
9.2 Excellent
21 Jun 2017
Not quite was we ordered but a great deal
Pros: Staff in Scottsdale were super nice and the price was great.
Cons: Pick-up spot had a very limited selection of vehicles. Upgrade was ridiculously priced - meant to deter us from taking it because it was a one way rental.
Rated no. 3
6.9 Good (18 reviews)
7 locations in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
10301 N Scottsdale Rd
+1 480 315 8051
15075 N Hayden Rd
+1 480 951 4303
15600 N Northsight Blvd
+1 480 607 9686
16275 N Greenway Hayden Loop
+1 480 758 6056
1815 N Scottsdale Rd
+1 480 945 9000
6902 E Greenway Pkwy
+1 480 252 7069
7575 E Princess Dr
+1 480 435 0491
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
21 Nov 2016
Pros: - Staff was very friendly - Car was clean and in averaged condition - KAYAK was the only platform where I could choose a Pick-Up car
Cons: - Extra charge for ever little thing, so I payed almost the double of the KAYAK offer. - Tank was not full but I didn't realize at pickup so I can't proof. At other companies I could always rely on this. - No cover or insurance included - Just basic interior
10.0 Excellent
22 Aug 2016
Pros: Kayak saved me alot of money on the car rental. The process was very smooth.
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
great rental experience
Pros: Great experience, decent rate for the area. When receiving car, the seat was at an odd adjustment for me, an employee (Jeff?) came right out to show me how the adjustment on that vehicle worked. Next time I visit I will do my rental exactly the same way with the same store.
10.0 Excellent
23 Nov 2016
Best way to rent a car
Pros: The best way to rent a car in Phoenix/Scottsdale is to rent in town and not from the airport.
Cons: Distance from our resort of the rental car company location, but worth it given the value we rec'd.
2.0 Mediocre
4 Dec 2016
Rental that never happened
Pros: Nothing - did not rent car
Cons: Flight was late arriving from SLC. Called office to try to arrange either an after-hour drop-off or pickup at another Hertz office. Person who answered phone at rental office could barely speak English. We tried for quite some time to communicate our needs, but were not successful. Unfortunately, I do not speak Spanish. The renal was not waiting for us when we arrived.
4.8 Okay
11 Dec 2016
Poor Service
Pros: Cleanish car and facilities in convenient location
Cons: 45 minutes late on pick up and didn't clearly explain drop off time, so I was charged an extra day even though dropped car off at 2pm
10.0 Excellent
3 Jan 2017
Pros: Enterprise is one of the best. I had an excellent car for a great price. Dave B
10.0 Excellent
2 Feb 2017
Truth in Lending
Pros: Everything was as promised in the confirmation. This location provided added value with their enthusiasm, friendly can do attitude, and a complimentary ride after car drop off.
10.0 Excellent
12 Mar 2017
Pros: Car ready when I arrived. No pressure to do add-ons like insurance. Friendly service.
Cons: Liked everything. High marks to Enterprise in Scottsdale, AZ.
8.0 Excellent
4 Jan 2019
Pros: I liked the size of the Tahoe. The staff was courteous and friendly. They gave me 10% discount because the vehicle wasn’t cleaned and we had to wait a half hour.
Cons: The vehicle wasn’t cleaned and did not have 4X4. It snowed up in the Grand Canyon area and driving was treacherous. I rented this vehicle assuming it did
Rated no. 4
6.6 Good (4 reviews)
5 locations in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
14880 North Northsight Boulevard
+1 480 607 2136
5401 North Scottsdale Road
+1 480 947 7227
7125 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 101
+1 480 948 4993
8752 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 132
+1 480 314 9621
8969 East Talking Stick Way, Suite C-7
+1 480 524 0017
  • 6.5
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.5
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
2 Jun 2017
You get what yoi pay for
Pros: The cost Car was comfortable
Cons: Smelled like cigarettes and feet
9.6 Excellent
27 Oct 2015
Pros: Easy pick-up & drop-off staff member was accommodating
Cons: car was not clean to typical Avis standards: dog hair in rear of vehicle, windows needed a cleaning
2.0 Mediocre
19 Jul 2016
Ripped off!!
Pros: The journey
Cons: Told I got a free upgrade only to be informed at the other end I was charged. Some roadside assistance charge added as well without my knowledge. Customer service don't want to know. Never again Avis!!
10.0 Excellent
9 Apr 2017
Pros: It was affordable and clean. I got the exact car I rented.
Cons: The extra third party insurance fee I paid & didn't need.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Scottsdale
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Scottsdale
15750 N. Northsight Blvd
1 location in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Airport
1 location in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
10345 N Scottsdale Rd
+1 480 795 5327
1 location in Scottsdale
Locations in Scottsdale
15000 North Airport Drive
76 travellers who rented a car in Scottsdale gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in Scottsdale

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Top tips for renting a car in Scottsdale

  • Whether you’re bouncing between the many golf courses Scottsdale has to offer, venturing into Phoenix situated southwest of the city, or exploring Tonto National Forest, by renting a car you can do all of the above conveniently within your own timeframe. The area is best explored with a car, so enjoy the many great things Scottsdale has to offer by renting a car.
  • Travelers who arrive in Scottsdale at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be pleased to know that there are several hire car agencies on the grounds. Start your journey free of stress by renting a car directly at the airport and be in Scottsdale in about twenty minutes via the N Scottsdale Road. The hire car center is located in its own building and there is a shuttle operating between the terminals and the hire center. The bus stops are outside the terminals, past the baggage claim area.
  • Especially during summer, monsoons can occur regularly in Scottsdale and the whole of Arizona, and they bring heavy rain showers, strong winds, and dust storms – all of which can severely impair visibility. Should you drive into such a monsoon, try to find a safe place to park the car and wait until it has abated. Also do not drive into flooded areas, usually marked with a warning sign, or the car can lose traction and you will need to be towed out of the flooded area.
  • Rush hours in Scottsdale occur at 6-9 am and 5-7 pm, where traffic, specifically between Scottsdale and Phoenix, can increase dramatically. Try to avoid driving through the city during these times, and especially when heading to the airport, allow plenty of extra time (at least two hours), so you don’t miss your flight.
  • Book your rental car in Scottsdale at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Scottsdale

What is the best rental car company in Scottsdale?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Scottsdale are Enterprise (8.5, 12863 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2257 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1074 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Sky Harbor Intl Airport (PHX)?

The only car hire company onsite at Sky Harbor Intl Airport is Alamo.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Sky Harbor Intl Airport (PHX)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Sky Harbor Intl Airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.

How can I find car rentals near me in Scottsdale?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Scottsdale?

It is always easier to maneuver through an unknown city with a smaller car instead of a large and bulky one. If possible, rent a compact car to be able to navigate through traffic, find parking, and also pay a lower weekly rate in most cases. When planning to drive to the national forest or explore the natural surroundings, opt for a 4-wheel-drive car for the best traction.

What's the speed limit in Scottsdale?

It is important to always check posted speed limit signs and follow their listed speed limit. Generally, speed limits are 25 mph in residential areas, 65 mph on divided rural highways, and up to 75 mph on freeways and interstates. On the I-10 into Phoenix there is a Safety Corridor, which are lanes where accidents are more likely to occur and law enforcement is very strict (you could already get fined for going one or two miles over the speed limit).

How are gas prices in Scottsdale?

The average price for a gallon of petrol in Scottsdale lies at approximately $2.70, but there are cheaper petrol stations like Costco or Mobil which can be up to $0.10 less per gallon. Travelers who are planning trips out of Scottsdale towards the many national and regional parks should refill the tank beforehand.

Where are the best places to park in Scottsdale?

There are free parking opportunities available in Scottsdale, for example in the 1st Ave Lot or Pepperwood Lot, but keep in mind that parking is restricted to two hours. In the Old Town, there are also plenty of garages and on-street parking spots available, but during the day on-street parking may be hard to find, so opting for the 3rd Ave parking garage, for instance, may be a better option.