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Stamford, CT, United States
15 Mar — 22 Mar
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Stamford, CT, United States
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Stamford car rental information

Pick-up locationStamford
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Stamford car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9 Excellent (37 reviews)
1 location in Stamford
Alamo
Locations in Stamford
700 East Main Street Sheraton+1 203 425 9902
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2019
Pros: Rental was not availableCons: Rental was closed. We should have received a notification
9.6 Excellent11 Jun 2019
Pros: Alamo is my go-to car rental company now. Very friendly service, and their phone agents are really helpful if there's any problems. Especially when you pick up and drop off a car in different locations, which I often do.Cons: The only problem was picking up and dropping off at locations that are NOT airports. Always call the locations before you go and know their hours of operation. These are not 24/7 satellites. One place closed at 6 pm; another at 2 pm!
4.4 Okay18 Nov 2017
Pros: The cost to rent a "premium" car was very reasonable and brought us out to Stamford. Robert, the office manager, was very personable and nice to work with.Cons: The car (a Chrysler 300) had about 30K miles so it was far from new. It was filthy inside and out. The windshield was dirty on the inside which made it hard to see in some conditions. The oil was overdue to be changed and it dinged a reminder every time we started up to go somewhere. Also, it had a badly warped brake rotor. Also, it was, unfortunately, an uncomfortable car for me and not very nice to drive.
10.0 Excellent8 Oct 2017
Pros: Very friendly staff!
6.4 Good29 Aug 2017
Worried the car might break downPros: The gentleman at checkout in Stamford was quick and professional.Cons: The car had the wrench symbol (I.e. it was due for servicing) from the get go. The engine did not sound great and rattled such that I was concerned the car was going to break down on me. The car's tank was only 7/8 full and I had to tell the agent, who had marked it as full on my rental agreement. When I called in to change my drop-off location it took forever to get someone on the line.
9.2 Excellent19 Aug 2017
Super simple on both endsPros: Easy fast pick up and drop off. Totally satisfied.
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2017
Stellar servicePros: Robert the manager was great--one of the most surprisingly accommodating, friendly interactions I have ever had at a car rental agency.
8.8 Excellent11 Jun 2017
Pros: Great service attitude, very upbeat and professionalCons: A little slow in the a.m. pickup
9.6 Excellent22 Feb 2017
No wait pick upPros: The employee was very helpful in Stamford. No lines, I was on the car 10 minutes after I arrived. The rate was fantastic especially since I dropped off at Newark Airport.Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent14 Feb 2017
Pros: Very accommodating, were able to get a car early for us and it was an upgrade. Excellent serviceCons: Nothing
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.8 Good (37 reviews)
2 locations in Stamford
Hertz
Locations in Stamford
465 W Main St+1 203 406 0203
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
One Station Place+1 203 324 3131
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
8.0 Excellent30 Dec 2020
Pros: Drop off easy.Cons: At pickup photos taken of car condition should be offered. Took pictures of minor damage of my own.
2.4 Mediocre24 Aug 2019
Cons: Customer Service.
4.0 Okay24 Feb 2019
Pros: The drop-off was a pure nightmare - we arrived in the evening but the office was closed and there was no possibility to drop the key. We tried again at 7am in the morning but the office opened at 8am and we had to wait for outside in the cold. Nobody informed us about this hassle.Cons: When I picked up the car, I informed staff that we might be late this day and the person at the desk said that we can keep the return date FOR NOW. When I returned it indeed later, I did not only pay for 1 more day but also had to pay US$ 12 for delayed return and nobody alerted me about this.
6.0 Good6 Feb 2019
Pros: Checking in was great.
5.2 Okay18 Oct 2018
Taking advantage-much too pricey!Pros: Car was new and clean and had decent gas mileage.Cons: The car was way too expensive. They jacked up the prices because I dropped it off in a different state-however the car was originally from New York! They just jacked up the prices because they could! Would not recommend if you can go with another company.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2018
Pros: Everything
8.0 Excellent5 Dec 2017
It was goodPros: Ease of doing businessCons: Additional charges
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov 2017
Terrible experience.Pros: nothing!!! Nothing!! Absolutely terrible.Cons: Reserved a minivan, but got a suv instead with little space for luggage. I had to leave some stuff behind for my trip because there’s was no space. The third row seats are useless, they are only good for toddlers. It was a nightmare!! Never again will I rent a ca car from hertz.
2.0 Mediocre5 Oct 2017
Tricked into making a reservationCons: There is no age limit listed or age fee loses when purchasing the rental through your app, nor does Hertz make any more of r in follow up emails. So as a 23 year old I easily made a reservation only to be informed 2 days before my pick up that actually the cost would be five times the quoted price and if I wanted to cancel I’d be charged a $50 fee. Seems like hertz and Kayak don’t mins tricking young travelers into renting cars of that means they get to keep the $50 cancellation fee. Lucky I didn’t actually waste my time going to my pickup because I would’ve been very upset and would’ve wasted even more money.
6.4 Good15 Sep 2017
Pros: Convenience to the train stationCons: This was the second car rental experience for us on this trip. Staff in Stamford appeared to be undergoing training, which was not explained to us, and every question had to be repeated. The car we booked was very small so we upgraded to a larger model at a cost that was more than I had anticipated. I am still awaiting email with final bill, so cannot comment on overall cost yet.
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Rated no. 3
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Stamford
National
Locations in Stamford
700 East Main Street Sheraton+1 888 826 6890
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Nov 2016
Great servicePros: They are so accommodating, they will give you an upgrade whenever it's possible. Very porodessional.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
9 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Stamford
Dollar
Locations in Stamford
26 Mill River Street+1 203 324 9939
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent21 Nov 2018
Pros: The customer service was great.Cons: The attendant wasn’t there when I first picked up the car. I had to wait until he returned and was given a car with the tank half filled.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2018
convenient, priced right, great staffPros: Within walking distance of my work, got a great price and staff was knowledgeable and professional. Will def return.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2018
Pros: easy in and out
10.0 Excellent29 Aug 2017
Pros: Excellent customer service - super friendly and helpful and really quick pick up and drop off.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2017
Easy!Pros: Great customer service
8.8 Excellent14 Jun 2017
convenient and cleanPros: The location inside the Hampton inn is convenient. The upgrade to a larger car was free, since apparently no small car was available.Cons: Shorter hours at this location on weekends.
2.0 Mediocre11 Nov 2016
Office Was Closed When I Arrived - Could Not PickPros: It was good that the agent had his phone number and the phone number of Dollar posted on the door of the office so that I could call for assistance.Cons: When I made my reservation, I had a choice of pick up times from morning until night. I picked 4 PM. Because of travel times, I did not arrive until 5:30 PM, and when I came to the office door, I found it locked and the lights off. The office was inside a hotel, and the hotel staff said no keys had been left for me but that I could call the phone numbers on the door for help. Two of the phone calls sent me to voice mail. The third number was for Dollar customer service. I explained my situation, and the agent explained that I had a provisional reservation, since payment was to be upon pick up, and the office closed at 5 PM (which was not clear when I reserved the car, since I was allowed to select any pick up time). I was transferred for help, and the phone call dropped. I ended up asking the hotel for a ride to the local train station so I could rent a car from another rental company.
10.0 Excellent7 Sep 2016
Pros: Quick and easy
10.0 Excellent4 May 2016
Stephanie Carro-KowalcykPros: The vehicle was clean in-and-out. I felt it was reliable / dependable. The office person was efficient and professional. I have Dollar on speed-dial. ;-) Stephanie May 2016
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Rated no. 5
Avis
8.3 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Stamford
Avis
Locations in Stamford
1 Station Plaza+1 203 964 3200
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
10.0 Excellent4 Feb 2019
Pros: Staff was very attentive and accurate which is important when you are in a rushCons: Nothing really, all good things
5.6 Okay9 Oct 2017
Cons: Your staff at Stamford train station are rude, lazy, and totally lack the meaning of good service.
8.0 Excellent5 Sep 2017
Pros: The car was super clean and I was able to pick up the car right on time.Cons: You are not able to modify pick up time once you have a reservation.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
Convenient to the Metro NorthPros: Convenient to the Metro North, and therefore a nice cheaper alternative to renting a car in Manhattan.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2017
Pros: Service at the counter was smooth and very nice. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Unlike many other agencies, the cars Were all clean and had a full tank.
4.0 Okay13 Feb 2017
Cons: The first car was extremely dirty and the interior smell of cigarette. I've asked the attendant to change cars. I got another one that was dirt in the outside but at least didn't smell. The attendant at the checkin had an attitude that can not be compared with the other AVIS The person at checkout was great.
6.8 Good4 Aug 2016
Pros: Can was clean and had good pick upCons: Whether by accident or intent I was sold a daily waiver as a single price (no mention fee was per day). Furthermore was sold phone charger that was redundant with car which had usb, is tithe job of employees to know these things? Car had so so gas mileage and an incessantly annoying "time to rest" buzzer. Terrible sight lines
9.6 Excellent19 Apr 2016
Pros: The pick-up in Stamford, CT was very simple and quick.Cons: The drop-off location at a mall in Jersey City, NJ was difficult to find and then because it had closed I had to go to another drop-off location at Newark airport which would have been fine except there were not enough service representatives so the line was very long.
9.2 Excellent19 Apr 2016
Cons: No cruise control.
6.4 Good13 Apr 2016
Charged $70 more than quotedPros: Car was clean and newCons: Returned car early and was charged $70 over quoted price
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in Stamford
Enterprise
Locations in Stamford
2701 Summer St+1 203 353 0103
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
745 East Main St+1 203 327 6500
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2020
Pros: Car was as promised & ckeanCons: I never received any paperwork or receipt by email
6.0 Good8 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: The Price
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2018
Night drop offPros: Night drop off was quick and easyCons: No complaints
2.0 Mediocre9 Oct 2018
Poor Customer ServicePros: Car was okCons: Did not answer my questions about drop off correctly in case charges extra. Manager was super rude because my passenger had left an item in the car after we turned in the keys which he considered “lost” even though they were exactly where I said they were. He then stated I was trying to rewrite their “lost and found” policy. Would never rent again from this location or enterprise because they also were no help in any of this.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2018
Pros: Very helpful drop off site. Provided a ride to train station so they went the extra mile for us.Cons: NA
4.0 Okay2 Jan 2017
Cons: The car wasn't cleaned before re-rented, they didn't have the model we reserved, and the hold they put on our card was 300% of the rental, which is not typical.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2016
Outstanding valuePros: The price was very reasonable. The ease of pick up and drop off was also excellent.Cons: I can't think of any negatives.
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Stamford
Thrifty
Locations in Stamford
26 Mill River Street+1 203 316 8722
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Recent reviews
7.6 Good18 Mar 2018
The car was an upgradePros: It was nice to get an upgrade without having to pay for it.Cons: The car smelled a little weird and I had to drive with the windows open for a couple of hours to air it out. The seats could use a deep clean. They are tan and fabric, so they showed wear. Also the car was a bit bigger than I could handle and it was a gas guzzler unfortunately.
Rated no. 8
Budget
6.5 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Stamford
Budget
Locations in Stamford
1 Station Plaza+1 203 325 1535
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 Okay28 Dec 2020
Cons: Lied to me about price
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug 2020
Pros: Be aware of Their seamer ...
6.0 Good31 May 2017
**MEDIOCRE**Pros: Location.Cons: Bad customer service. Abandoned counter, the employee was sitting in the back room. Didn't come out until I get out the car and call him.
6.0 Good3 May 2017
Friendly professional staff neutralized by unclear after hours policyPros: Friendly staff, clean car, good ratesCons: Even though the budget guy said I had the option of dropping off the car after hours (if I were a day early) when I arrived the place was locked up like fort knox and I had to make an additional 3 hour round trip to bring the car back *during my work day.* This was extremely frustrating and the fact that it was avoidable given proper signage or instruction, made it downright maddening.
5.2 Okay13 Feb 2017
Pickup could be faster, annoying key chain, no snoPros: Overall was ok carCons: Pickup process can be better streamlined and faster. Car was filthy on outside (weather was terrible outside so somewhat forgivable) No snow brush in the car Key chain had two keys attached to it which is useless and annoying. If we cannot split up the keys no point in having two, and takes up too much room in pockets
2.0 Mediocre6 Jan 2016
Run, run fast run far from Budget. RUNCons: Didn't have car when I showed up. Came back day later and put me in a pick up truck. Had to go back 3 rd day to get car I reserved. Never use Budget. Absolute dumpster fire of a company
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Sunnycars
1 location in Stamford
Sunnycars
Locations in Stamford
700 Main Street
Recent reviews
132 travellers who rented a car in Stamford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Stamford is Alamo (9.1, 64 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Stamford is $5.75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $69 and $92, depending on the car size.

  • Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty and Advantage.

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