St. John's Car Hire

St. John's Car Hire

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Pick-up location St. John's
Rental locations 26
Airport locations 8

St. John's car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
hertz
Best rated
7.4 Good (3,830 reviews)
5 locations in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
Carlisle Estate Ap Road
+1 268 481 4440
Cruise Ship Pier Duty Free Are
+1 268 481 4440
Deep Bay
+1 268 481 4457
Jolly Harbour Hotel
+1 268 481 4456
V.c. Bird Intl Airport
+1 268 481 4440
Rated no. 2
Ace
ace
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in St. John's
Ace
Locations in St. John's
Suite 373
+1 800 581 8773
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 Aug 2017
Pros: For some reason there was some confusion in the size of the car rental and Ace Rental corrected the problem the following day ☀️I
Cons: It took contacting the company in the US and the took no respondaility for the problems.
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
4.8 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
V.c Bird Intl Ap
+1 268 462 9532
  • 4.0
  • 6.0
  • 2.7
  • 6.7
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
21 Jan 2017
small, warn and prefect
Pros: 3dr Rav4,Car was rugged and prefect for the narrow, pot hole filled roads of the island. The rental office is in a small building just south of the terminal, don't expect much. Except expect nice people that will get you going and loaded up for your island adventure.
5.2 Okay
20 Jul 2017
Car rented was not same category as car booked
Cons: I booked through your platform a SUV 4 door, 5 pax, 4 bags. I got the smallest existing 4WD (Suzuki Jimny) 3 pax , 2 bags. I had booked this one a bit more expensive than others offering for the size . very dissapointing . It does not seem to be Thrifty's fault, but Kayak's.
2.8 Mediocre
29 Jan 2018
Misleading advertisement missing information about additional expences
Pros: Nothing , complete lie from both kayak and thrifty car rental
Cons: The car that was booked for us turned out a two door suv with no trunk and barely 4 seats ( the last two foldable) we were five and the booking was for SUV 5 people 5 pieces of luggage . Not sure who is lying kayak or thrifty !! There were also a mandatory license plate fee , temporary drivers license fee , and mandatory insurance 4$/day that we’re not noted in the booking arrangement . The “upgraded” car for higher rate of course was ridiculously small and in a rough shape . They tried to make me pay for stains that was like that when we got the car. That is my second horrible experience with thrifty car rental and definitely the very last one. However I believe kayak has some fault here too for miscommunication and false advertisement so I will refrain using this site for future as well.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
4.6 Okay (7 reviews)
4 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
Allegro Resort Hotel
+1 268 462 0362
Jolly Beach Hotel
+1 268 462 0362
Sr Modesta St
+1 268 462 0362
V.c Intl Ap
+1 268 462 0362
  • 4.6
  • 4.3
  • 4.9
  • 5.1
  • 4.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
7 Feb 2017
Piece of Junk
Pros: Car was filthy, bad breaks ans suspension. Our hotel concierge had them bring us a new car which was better but that says very little. I would recommned having your resort book a car for you- they seem to get better cars.
8.0 Excellent
22 Jan 2019
Pros: The service was stellar! They upgraded us to an SUV due to the car we were meant to be picking up not having been properly cleaned prior to our arrival.
Cons: The car was very old and appeared to need some engine maintenance.
2.0 Mediocre
16 May 2019
Pros: Have a new management service on entire revamping of the entire staff unit. They were rude all of them you observe how they speak to other customers. They were no help at all whatever is the issue they do not try to help resolve it at all.
Cons: Have a new management service on entire revamping of the entire staff unit. They were rude all of them you observe how they speak to other customers. They were no help at all whatever is the issue they do not try to help resolve it at all.
2.0 Mediocre
12 Aug 2019
Cons: There was no car when I got there. I was forced to get another company and pay more. This seem to be because of the festivities in the island. They knew they could get more then the price I reserved for the car.
3.2 Mediocre
27 Sep 2019
Cons: The vehicle was outdated and not cleaned. There was no windshield washer fluid to even clean the windshield. I was not impressed with the standard of the vehicle and I washed it prior to using. Whilst driving I also realized the vehicle is in need of shocks and a general service.
5.2 Okay
27 Sep 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful and drop off was good.
10.0 Excellent
28 Feb 2018
Great customer service
Pros: I’ve rented the car from dollar car rental twice in turks &caicos and had a great service. This time I rented in Antigua and was very pleased. Manley at the register was so helpful! He answered all our questions and gave great recommendations for the beaches to see. Can’t wait to come back
Rated no. 5
Budget
4.5 Okay (12 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
Airport Boulevard
+1 268 561 6399
High Street
+1 268 736 6401
V. C. Bird Intl Airport
+1 268 736 6400
  • 4.2
  • 4.5
  • 4.0
  • 5.2
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
1 Apr 2017
Pros: Nice peoples.
3.2 Mediocre
31 Aug 2019
Pros: Brought the car to the hotel, is about all the positive I could write about.
Cons: Just about everything else, currently in communication with budget, regarding how dangerous, dirty and scary to drive the vehicle provided was.
8.4 Excellent
20 Nov 2016
Pros: Great friendly folks to work with at agency. No problems with car, even with their poor roads that take a toll on the cars. Very pleased.
10.0 Excellent
11 Dec 2016
Island adventure
Pros: Easy going, Friendly staff- easy airport drop off. Good island vehicle, no problems of any kind. Renting a car in Antigua is a different experience than renting in the USA. Just slow down and roll with it on 'Island Time'. I recommend taking the full insurance. Cost an additional $20. usd per day but you don't want to be dealing with vehicle damage in the Islands.
Cons: Tires a bit worn but not bad for island vehicle. The car was fine, it's the roads that are in tough shape.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jan 2017
Never Again
Cons: We got to Antigua and we're told that we could only get the car we booked for more money because they have overbooked. They made a mistake and then they wanted us to pay more money for what we booked. It took us over 2 hours to figure out a different car and to pay a couple hundred more for it. We will never go with budget again.
3.2 Mediocre
31 Jan 2017
Junkiest rental I've ever had
Pros: The A/C worked good.
Cons: Car was ancient with over 47,000 miles. Wheels were a mismatched and mis-sized set of balding tires. Brakes squeaked. Radio didn't work. Didn't have a jack until I noticed and asked for one. When I didn't use the car for a day, the battery light came on (but at least still started). And this was the better car I got when I returned the first car they gave me because the speedometer didn't work and the engine light was on.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Aug 2017
Budget Rental company name should be changed to rent a wreck
Cons: The mini van that was sourced through Kayak and Budget as issued to me with no other choice available was a very beat up and dented all the way around the vehicle, tires bald and rims dented. I had to add air to 2 of the tire 3 times during my weekly rental. The brakes had half their stopping power creating very concerning situations. The air condition never brought the interior of the vehicle below 75 degrees. I complained to the Budget rental location at the time of pick up and they claimed that the damage happened recently. I asked them how can they explain the rust in the dents if it happened recently? I was charged $830. from Kayak and Budget for a vehicle that was dangerous to my family. They vehicle had no right being rented in their fleet. The Kayak website showed a nice white mini van. Kayak and Budget did the ultimate Bait and Switch and ripped me off at the same time! I'm writing a letter to Trip advisor and also to the Antigua Board of Tourism about Kayaks and Budgets deceptive vehicle marketing. Should you require any additional information please feel free to call me (267) 738-7074 or Jamesrbell123@aol.com. Thanks Jim Bell
2.0 Mediocre
14 Jan 2018
Budget handed us off to Dollar Rental
Cons: Budget didn’t have any cars on arrival, told us to go to Dollar. Terrible car, dents/scratches Every panel, missing trim, fogged headlights, had tire issue was told now MY responsibility (not one was above 15psi), bad wipers made it harder to see.
2.0 Mediocre
5 Feb 2019
Pros: Nothing. No one was at the counter in Antiqua when we arrived. After waiting we were finally helped by another car company that called Budget and put them on the telephone with us. They told us sorry but they didn’t ‘t have any cars for us.
Cons: Everything. No one there so no service. No cars. No help. No nothing. I would suggest you not listing them as a car rental agency in Antiqua
2.0 Mediocre
24 Feb 2019
Pros: It got us from point A to point B.
Cons: When we landed in ANU the budget rep told us they had no more cars, even though I booked months in advance. They forwarded us to Oakland Rent-A-Car. We were told they would “give us the same deal.” They gave us a total piece of garbage with 85,000 miles. Headlights broke first night. F-Budget.
Rated no. 6
Avis
4.0 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
Airport Rental Office
+1 268 462 2840
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
27 Mar 2017
Pros: That it was right at airport
Cons: We were at Avis counter for 1 1/2 hrs trying to just get our car And I had a reservation This is unacceptable
4.0 Okay
13 Apr 2017
Didn't get the car I booked
Pros: The convenience of picking up the car at the airport was great.
Cons: Booked a premium 7 seater SUV and received a regular 5 seater. I was told that they don't offer any premium SUVs and was asked to pay more for a 7 seat minivan.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Jul 2017
Pros: It sucked
Drive A Matic
driveamatic
6 locations in St. John's
Drive A Matic
Locations in St. John's
Hotel Delivery, Antigua
Sir George Walter Highway, P.O.Box 180, Suite 373
+1 268 562 8900
St. John's - Sir George Walter Highway, St. John’s
Tropical Adventures, Redcliffe Quay
V.C. Bird International Airport - Meet & Greet, Burma Rd, Osbourn
+1 268 562 8900
Woods Mall, Friars Hill Road
Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
Carlisle Estate Airport Road
Cruise Ship Pier Duty Free Area
Deep Bay
Jolly Harbour Hotel
V C Bird International Airport
26 travellers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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