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24 Jun — 1 Jul
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Pick-up locationTampa
Rental locations74
Airport locations30

Tampa car hire reviews and directory

From $72/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (564 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
Alamo
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Rd+1 844 370 9187
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
608 N Nebraska Ave+1 813 223 1428
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 - 23:59
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Pros: Good staff and return was easy.Cons: We were moving things and the back area was tight. We could have used more room.
8.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
Pros: Drop off awesomeCons: Received car with ZERO miles to empty in a strange city had to find gas station that luckily was a block away
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2021
Pros: Very professional..Great Customer Service.Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2020
Pros: Very good
8.8 Excellent16 Oct 2020
Pros: Ryan at rental and Dante at dropoff were excellentCons: more convenient pickup and dropoff locations at more reasonable price
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2020
Pros: Staff was great. The agent was Very helpful even though he was standing outside in the hot sun. Great guy.Cons: Nothing - it was great.
6.4 Good14 Feb 2020
Pros: People were mostly friendlyCons: Car broke down then we were downgraded to a smaller vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2020
Cons: Pick-up was scheduled for 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. We arrived at the downtown Tampa facility at around 3:50 due to a flight delay only to find the office closed, with s note on the door that it would reopen on 12/26. Fortunately, we were staying with family on 12/24 and 12/25 so didn’t need the car. However, when I showed up at 8 a.m. on 12/26 to pick up the car for a trip to Fort Myers, I was told that there were no cars available at any Alamo facility in the Tampa metro area. The manager snd staff made no efforts to help, Fortunately, I was able to find a car at Hertz, albeit at 2.5x the rate I’d reserved at Alamo. Terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2019
Pros: The price was unmatched. Picking up the car was a quick in and outCons: When we arrived at the pickup location a lot of people were just standing around doing nothing on their phones being lazy.
6.0 Good15 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful at Tampa location.Cons: There were no midsized cars available so we had to settle for a truck. The vehicle had less than a quarter tank of gas. I returned it with a little under a half tank.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.8 Good (506 reviews)
20 locations in Tampa
Enterprise
Locations in Tampa
1001 W Kennedy Bvd+1 813 254 4221
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 - 23:59
10010 E Adamo Dr+1 813 262 0263
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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10010 N. Florida Avenue+1 813 932 6170
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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110 S Us Highway 301+1 813 622 7889
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11207 Sheldon Rd+1 813 282 1680
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
13424 North Nebraska Ave+1 813 972 0082
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
13739 N. Dale Mabry Highway+1 813 265 4458
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
17301 Dona Michelle Dr+1 813 907 0110
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2730 N Dale Mabry Hwy+1 813 874 0796
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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2881 N 50th Street+1 813 740 9293
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3909 W Hillsborough Ave+1 813 885 5611
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4602 W Gandy Blvd+1 813 831 5330
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
4901 E. Busch Blvd.+1 813 980 6673
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
4912 W Spruce St+1 813 282 1680
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
5402 N Nebraska Ave+1 813 238 8471
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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5405 Airport Service Rd+1 833 892 9213
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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608 N Nebraska Ave+1 813 261 3246
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
6845 N Dale Mabry Hwy+1 813 875 8096
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
7902 W. Hillsborough Ave.+1 813 886 3899
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
8700 E Adamo Dr+1 813 621 2023
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 - 23:59
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2021
Cons: Staff was great even extended rental a day for us with no hassle. Will definitely use again
4.0 Okay30 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: The little economy car I received was uncomfortable. But the biggest complaint I have is that it was booked at the wrong location. I asked for airport pickup. They did find me a car, but charged me almost double. Very unhappy.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Cons: Was not informed that car rental was full at the airport and I would have to get an Uber to Hillsborough Enterprise
6.0 Good23 Apr 2021
Pros: The staff was difficult at the airport, we had to pickup are car at a different location(On Nebraska) and to get a Uber to that location. Once we got there.....The young lady was very helpful. Was concerned on drop off because we originally was to have a car from the airport but the young lady state we could drop off the car at 3909 hillsborough ave. Which was ok but we still were inconvenienced on a expense of getting a Uber.Cons: Making sure that you have enough vehicles to rent to customers. All three locations next to enterprises did not have cars to rent to customers. Customers were pissed off and being turned away without any assistances.
10.0 Excellent20 Apr 2021
Pros: Smooth and fast transaction.
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
Cons: Enterprise accepted my reservation for a Sunday return to a location that is not open on Sundays. I walked to the Dropbox to find that “due to security issues” they do not accept drop offs after hours and if you drop the keys, you are liable for anything that happens to the vehicle. My flight out was before they opened on Monday. I spent 90 minutes on the phone trying to find someone who could tell me what to do and ultimately, no one had an answer for me. National chain submitted a ticket with the branch I was using in HOPES that they wouldn’t charge me if I returned the car to the airport the next day. Apparently the national brand has no way of contacting branch managers in instances like this and they also don’t have authority to waive fees on behalf of stores using their name. The entire experience was extremely inconvenient. Luckily I didn’t miss a flight because of it but as a young female renting a car alone, I did NOT appreciate sitting in a car in a bad part of town (bad enough for them to blame no drop offs on security issues) for 90 minutes. It has been 2 days since Sunday and I still have not received a call regarding my experience, though I’ve left multiple messages. I’ve had great experiences with Enterprise in the past but the lack of competence I experienced from the team this past weekend will cause me to take my business elsewhere going forward. I know mistakes happen but a large chain should have a much better internal communication system and plan for things like this. Very disappointing.
2.0 Mediocre19 Apr 2021
Pros: It was ugly and stressful experience. Everything could and should be better.Cons: Everything
4.0 Okay12 Apr 2021
Pros: With some hesitation my issue was resolved.Cons: My rental car smelled of marijuana and after waiting for an hour I asked for a discount instead of waiting even longer for them to get another car in. After leaving and having the car closed up for an hour, the smell was unbearable. I was not comfortable driving my children around in that vehicle. After several phone calls, they were able to replace my vehicle. I was very disappointed that I lost almost a day of my vacation.
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr 2021
Cons: The branch was not open when we were scheduled to pick up the car. The branch was closed when we returned the car.
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2021
Pros: Yes, The staff was helpful under difficult circumstances with high rental capacityCons: I had to wait about 1 hour for a car due to spring break.
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From $71/dayRated no. 3
Sixt
Most popular
7.4 Good (405 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
Sixt
Locations in Tampa
5105 W Cypress St+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
5405 Airport Service Road+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
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2021
Pros: Quick to get car and easy drop off. The Volvo was awesome new clean car. We will rent from u again ! Employees were pleasant and fast
8.0 Excellent10 Jun 2021
Pros: YesCons: Proper indication for car return
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2021
Cons: Screw that place. Got my money back from my bank because they were a scam.
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was helpful and the pick-up was quick.
4.0 Okay2 Jun 2021
Pros: Car was great. Drop off was easy.Cons: Took a long long time to check out. Actual time with cashier was about five minutes, no problem, but I waited about a half hour or longer to get to the front despite being third in line.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful. Line was short.Cons: A little slow processing each customer. If the line was long, it could have been a much longer wait than it was.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Pros: No waiting in long lines. Great price for a luxury car. Drop off was a piece of cake.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Pros: The car was very nice.Cons: N/A
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2021
Pros: Nothing. They were closed and I couldn’t get my reserved carCons: Longer hours for delayed flights or giving you some kind of notification that you won’t be able to get your car after 11pm
10.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Pros: Pick up and drop off was very easy
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From $71/dayRated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (303 reviews)
6 locations in Tampa
Budget
Locations in Tampa
10220 Palm River Road+1 813 651 2608
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
10902 N Florida Ave+1 813 979 6919
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4644 W Gandy Blvd Suite 2+1 813 831 4860
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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513 South Florida Avenue+1 813 223 3089
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
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5409 Airport Service Rd+1 813 396 3126
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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6903 North Dale Mabry Highway+1 813 289 6396
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
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  • 7.3
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  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 Jun 2021
Pros: Mary was very helpful at the desk where I went to pick up my car.Cons: I dropped my car off and 72 hours later they still seem to think I still have the rental car. They say they need another 48 hours to find it. It was the first car in the first lane, it would have been hard to miss. To speak to anyone, you are on hold for an hour, so you better have plenty of time. I am amazed by the level of incompetence. Also, the registration sticker on the rental car license plate/tag expired! They do not seem to be very competent.
6.0 Good15 Jun 2021
Cons: Provision of a safe car without illegal bald tires is a must
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2021
Cons: Why let people even make reservations if they show up and all the cars are gone. Terrible service
8.0 Excellent5 Jun 2021
Cons: A long line getting to the counter. I asked for a Ford Edge and got a Kia Sorrento. And although fine not really cleaned up. Plus an additional $200 deposit which is supposed to be returned when I bring the car back. That is surprising
6.0 Good4 Jun 2021
Pros: ServiceCons: Too expensive, uncomfortable SUV.
4.0 Okay1 Jun 2021
Pros: Super friendly staff but car was filthy or not as other cars.Cons: Cleaner cars
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
Cons: The car they sent me to had the hood popped and said dead battery on the window. So no communication between the desk and the cars. They tried to give me a smaller SUV, I rented a minivan. When I told them the SUV they offered me was not big enough, I had to pay extra to get something comparable. I wasn't about to sit in the airport for hours with 3 kids under 8. Will never use Budget again.
6.0 Good31 May 2021
Pros: Pick up location was easy to get to, avoided having to go to airport.Cons: During pick up I specifically asked for the car to be free of smoke smell. Staff assured that they flag cars that smell like smoke in the system and that the car I was getting was good. This was not the case - the car reeked! When I asked for a different car they said none was available in the same class. They only offered to wipe it and spray with Lysol. It was a holiday weekend and impossible to rent another car in short notice so had to deal with smoke smell.
10.0 Excellent28 May 2021
Pros: Pickup way easy.Cons: Not charging us twice would be a start. Let’s see, there were 8 people in line at drop off and by the time it was our turn, the rental was late. They tried to charge us for the day because of it. Yeah, no. Just an absolute disaster at St. Augustine drop off. The poor kid in there had no idea what he was doing.
4.0 Okay24 May 2021
Cons: Inside was very dirty, windshield washer fluid was empty, RR tire was registering low pressure, and the gearshift would not properly go into PARK.
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.2 Good (419 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Thrifty
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.6
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Jun 2021
Cons: I tried cancelling 2 weeks before our trip as we had a bad case of Covid but did not get a refund.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2021
Pros: The person at the counter was friendly.Cons: We waited for 2 hours in line. Only 3 people working at desk. Not to mention no one in the parking garage. They told me to go and grab a malibu or fusion, but none were there. Ended up taking wondering around the garage for 20 minutes. Finally found an ultima since that was the only full size car left (I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing). No one there to help me because I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Ultimately it comes down to lack of staffing. From start to finish it was 2.5 hours. Totally unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Cons: Everything was great, very easy to pick up and drop off.
6.0 Good27 May 2021
Pros: The car was niceCons: Nickel and dime everything. The pick up line was more then 50 min long with two kids after a long flight and we had prepaid. I get it’s busy, but it was awful.
2.0 Mediocre27 May 2021
Cons: The Tampa Thrifty rental car line wrapped the entire rental concourse and was 2 hour + wait. They overbook and under staff. We quickly cancelled our reservation with Thrifty and booked quickly with enterprise. Won't go through Thrifty again.
4.0 Okay21 May 2021
Cons: The wait to retrieve the car was unacceptably long. The car smelled of cigarette smoke. there were hidden costs.
6.0 Good19 May 2021
Pros: The drop off was easy and the car was exactly as advertised.Cons: I had to wait in line for over an hour to pick up my rental because dollar, thrifty, and hertz were all using only 1 counter with 2 employees to arrange the pickup.
2.0 Mediocre13 May 2021
Cons: The line was 3 hours long so we chose another car rental company (which took 5 minutes) and cancelled this reservation. The person at our counter said that the line is like that every day.
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
Cons: Rental counter was very under staffed. Had to wait about a 1/2 hour to see a representative in the airport and then over an hour in the parking garage with a lot of people in an unorganized line to get the car
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
Pros: Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff and super easy pick up and drop off.Cons: This was an excellent rental however, I purchased the “extra” insurance when I booked the car and was then told that the full insurance was actually another approximate $40 on top of the other costs. I wish this information was available when I booked.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.1 Good (710 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Dollar
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Pros: Rental and drop off super easy and convenient. Staff was not exactly friendly but efficient, so no complaints.Cons: Car had something sticky/dried that hadn’t been properly washed/cleaned off of dash and drivers area, but mostly clean.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun 2021
Pros: There nothing to like.Cons: The line to pick up the car was over 2 hours long. And there were so many available check in counters where they could have handled more people. Will NEVER us this car rental company again. Had to go over to another car rental company/desk and get a rental at 3 times the rate as I had a meeting and could no wait.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2021
Pros: The interior was clean.Cons: Understaffed. Car was damaged prior to my use and it should have been dealt with before renting again.
10.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Pros: Fast and efficient!
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2021
Pros: This was the worst experience I have ever had with a car rental company. The associated who was to help us, didn't. He not only gave me information that was never shared ahead of time, but then when we pushed back he just said "Do you want the car or not". I have never been treated that way. We left and went to Alamo and received the best experience ever. We even were given a much cheaper price.Cons: Do not use Dollar. I observed them treating other customers the same way. One associate was even speaking to friends while trying to help another customer. Those customers just walked away. Such poor customer service.
6.0 Good24 May 2021
Cons: Almost a 2 hour wait in line to get the car!!
4.0 Okay19 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy.Cons: There was one agent working on a Saturday afternoon so the line took 1.5hrs to get to the rental counter. Once we got to the counter, the agent told us where to pick up our car and that someone would meet us there. The area he directed us to for our car was empty, no cars. When we finally tracked down what we thought was a clean car and someone to us it was another 25 minutes. While leaving the garage we realized the car was not clean at all. There was trash on the floor, sand on the inside of the doors and pieces of food all over. The check out person didn’t seem to care. As we left the rental car center and proceeded to get on the highway the car started shaking severely at 45 mph. I called Dollar to let them know about the cleanliness and the shaking. The first agent I spoke to told me to fill out something online about the cleanliness that didn’t exist. She then transferred me to someone else. I waited another hour on hold to explain the shaking issue primarily so I wouldn’t be responsible for the damage. No one ever answered. Everything about this could have been better.
4.0 Okay13 May 2021
Pros: The car was clean and well maintained. Being offered a choice of vehicles was great.Cons: We were not informed of Florida Toll road processes. Since we did not set up toll road options when renting we were unable to use FL tolls without added expense. We also were told we could not add a spouse as an additional driver without an added fee. That was very annoying. It was clear the individual who checked us in hated his job and the customers he was helping.
6.0 Good13 May 2021
Cons: We had made a reservation before our trip to rent a car, when we waited at the rental car counter desk for half an hour, there were only two agents on staff while fifty people waited to get served. When our turn was called, we gave the clerk our confirmation information they said they had no record of our car rental information, that we had already paid in advance for the rental, we had to reapply and start from scratch to fill out forms, this took another half hour while others had to wait longer, then there was only one agent because the other agent took a break, by this time we just wanted to get our car and get on with our business. Bottom line, we paid twice for the rental. No excuse for this to happen, we will never use Dollar again. We made this reservation on March 9 2021 and paid $ 117.00. # J 6951858720. Rental record at Tampa was : 919092370, For all of the inconvenience and embarrassment at Tampa airport, we feel we are entitled to a refund for the $117.00, thank you. Rebecca & William DiNuoscio 1714 Edwin Drive Bel Air, Md. 21015 443:640-4056 rjdinuoscio@gmail.com
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
Pros: The car was clean, drop off easyCons: The pickup line in Tampa airport was at least 30 people deep. The only rental company that had a line that long. We waited over an hour to make it to the counter. The cost was outrageous for 4 days. About 400.00 for a intermediate car.
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From $42/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
6.7 Good (799 reviews)
9 locations in Tampa
Hertz
Locations in Tampa
1102 A East Fowler Ave+1 813 910 1132
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
11608 N Florida Avenue+1 813 931 2631
Monday10:00 - 14:00
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Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
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Saturday10:00 - 14:00
1200 N Westshore Blvd+1 813 207 7615
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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15625 N Dale Marby Hwy+1 813 210 8752
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5405 Airport Service Rd+1 813 874 3232
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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6037 N. Dale Mabry Hwy+1 813 871 1791
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
700 South Florida Ave.+1 813 226 4205
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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7201 W Linebaugh Ave+1 813 969 2361
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
9017 East Adamo Drive+1 813 630 4092
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Pros: Very friendly and accommodating.Cons: Dash board and steering wheel could be cleaner, including the windshield.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jun 2021
Cons: You need to make it clear that the rental place is not at the airport. I had to catch a uber to go rent the car,when the guy at the airport should have rented me a car. Just bad service
6.0 Good3 Jun 2021
Pros: Good rate and nice to drive.Cons: This truck was very dirty. I asked them to clean it and they said it won’t fit in car wash. Also it should be noted this pickup location was 30 minutes from airport.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2021
Cons: I thought I was picking up the car at the airport. When I was at the Hertz counter I was informed that the car was at an off site location. No help was offered because it was pre-paid for. Was informed I could take a taxi or Uber to get to the off site location. It was late in the afternoon and the location was closing. I was left with no other option but to rent from another car company. Will never do that again! Terrible customer service at the airport counter!
2.0 Mediocre29 May 2021
Pros: I like that I had other options for transportation at the airport when Hertz quoted me a price 150% over the price of the reservation I made.Cons: They could have provided me with the vehicle I rented at the price I rented it. They didn't, even though I had a copy of the reservation on my phone, so I left.
8.0 Excellent29 May 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly at Tampa...neutral at Fort Myers. Car was clean in general and drove fine for the week.Cons: Car was clean, but smelled of smoke. Other potentials had same issue so we just took ours. Took most of the week to get rid of the smoke smell (or we got used to it). Car would have been better with GPS included, but we had phones as backup. Rental costs was a little high for a week.
4.0 Okay26 May 2021
Pros: I was amazed how fast the line went at the Tampa airport facility. However, the line had about 250 people in it! That meant that they got people into about 100 cars in about 1 hr 45 min that we waited in line (after about 30 min upstairs to do the paperwork)Cons: The people upstairs could have been more forthright and given us more information about the line situation. We had no idea where to go, what line we were supposed to be in and finally asked our way to the end of the line that wrapped around and around. Nobody from Hertz upstairs explained the situation, or warned us what we were walking into. We are understanding that the problem was a surge in travel compounded by reduced inventory because of Covid, and my complaint is really about the car more than the service. We, after 2 hrs of waiting were offered the choice of a Silver Ford Fusion with a dented fender or a black Ford Fusion, which we took. All mechanicals functioned well, but the passenger seat was like sitting in a hole for my wife. The seat is too low, and visibility is limited for the passenger. I even tried looking up the car online to see if I was missing something, Obviously I wasn't going to get another car from the airport. The suggestions online were to put longer bolts under the seat with metal spacers. I didn't think that was a good choice on a rental. I even bought a cushion at Target to try to get her another inch, They don't make phone books anymore, so we just dealt with it for about 800 miles of driving in two weeks, but boy did I ever hear about it!. Please don't buy any more Fusions! I really liked the wipers that seemed to sense moisture and self adjusted through the rainstorms we had to negotiate.
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
Cons: No vehicle available at pick up time.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
Pros: Rental counter was super hard to find, no signage or anything.Cons: The rental counter closed at the exact time that our reservation was booked
4.0 Okay23 May 2021
Pros: I mistakenly rented at another hertz , he would not honor the price of rental only, said there were hardly and taxis or Uber drivers put on 90 miles for $648 total rip offCons: Could have told the truth , plenty of taxis and Uber drivers or honored the original quote add added airport fees
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Rated no. 8
Ace
6.3 Good (165 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Ace
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Road+1 813 636 8999
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2021
Cons: They gave away our reservation and I had to go with another company. They did help me with that, though.
4.0 Okay1 Apr 2021
Pros: My Representative was pleasant.Cons: Only reason I ended up at ACE is because they were the only one that had a car for the time period I needed a car. They the reps are super hard sell on all the up charges when just the base rental fee was high to begin with. Not sure I would call a Nissan Versa a mid-sized car, but that was the 'similar' sized car that I had to take. Would be the last choice again.
8.0 Excellent13 Mar 2021
Cons: I feel like the customer service person kept adding on extra and by the time I was done my bill was over $500 and when I booked it was around $250. She tried to add insurance until I caught that. Then told me there were tolls everywhere so then added on for tolls. I didn’t hit one toll booth. I just get money money back for tolls because it’s a scams. You would b able to tell if I hit a toll. I will not use this service only because the customer service was sneaky. I don’t like that and the toll booth is a scam.
6.0 Good9 Mar 2021
Pros: The sales guy tried to charge me more and upgrade my car for more $. The guy i got the car from and dropped it off too was very niceCons: Sales guy could have been less pushy
2.0 Mediocre8 Feb 2021
Pros: The price that I got when I first made the reservationCons: If you guys could include in the total booking fee the Ensurance fees as deposits needed on arrival.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan 2021
Cons: They could have had a car for me. Used kayak booking site and it does not allow you to adjust the time of rental pickup. Got there at 10a and kayak set our pickup for 12p. I was told they didn’t have a car in the size I ordered. They did have a larger car for 3x the price I agreed to.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2020
Pros: Nothing I couldn’t get the car. Had to pick one up at a competitor.Cons: Required utility bill to rent and didn’t know until I got there. First time I’ve ever heard of such a thing. Then they limited mileage and said I couldn’t leave the state. Non of which was disclosed until I got there.
4.0 Okay29 Dec 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Be more expecific with the type of car you rent it was so bad
2.8 Mediocre14 Nov 2020
Pros: Checkout guy was nice and easyCons: Provided compact suv instead of midsize. I tried to get other car they offered me to wait another 30-40 min. Called customer service next day and the guy was rude and combative, keep saying dude its midsize per their grade, we are not dealers. even the Wiki and google says its compact. It was mitsubishi outlander SPORT. Our Friends, who we travelled with were at other rental, they were upgraded because they didn’t have the car they reserved. I was not asking for upgrade I was asking for the car I paid for. Not happy. Decided to let it go and enjoy vacation. Do not recommend this particular location. Not sure about ace in general but will avoid them in the future. Never had this issue with other rentals.
9.2 Excellent7 Nov 2020
Cons: Inspected auto by myself on this rental. Next time inspection conducted along with me.
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Rated no. 9
Advantage
6.2 Good (108 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Advantage
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Rd+1 813 288 0475
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 6.1
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Cons: not flashy, no upsell, just no nonsense business . i had clean new car which seemed to be the case with all their cars in TPA. lastly, the price was literally half of the competition. without hesitation. use them again
8.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Cons: If the car had a front in alignment
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
Cons: My car rental was for 7 AM no one was there I had to go to another car rental finally at 8 o'clock I was able to get a car
4.0 Okay20 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff at the counter was not very friendly. Charged me a $150 deposit. When will that be returned?Cons: The sign for the counter at the Tampa airport is not very clear. We followed the signs and it led down to the garage and had to go back up to get the keys.
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing. Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next dayCons: Everything . Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next day
2.0 Mediocre18 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing! Counter was closed with note to go to other agency.Cons: Referred us to Ace Rentals who had terrible reviews, The reviews were correct, long wait, high pressure on insurance which cost was excessive. Would never recommend Advantage or Ace!
6.0 Good15 Dec 2020
Pros: Okay
6.0 Good8 Dec 2020
Pros: Everything went smooth until the drop off made me nervous.Cons: The car had fees attached that made it a misleading price. And the little car we got was quite expensive.
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2020
Pros: No line at pickup! No wait at drop off. Very easy experience.
8.0 Excellent29 Nov 2020
Pros: Fast drop inCons: Check in
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Rated no. 10
Fox
5.9 Okay (662 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Fox
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Road+1 813 337 0950
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay17 Jun 2021
Pros: The car.Cons: Everything else
6.0 Good13 Jun 2021
Pros: Pick up at Tampa was easy and the staff were friendly.Cons: For starters, the “toll pass” that you pretty much have to pay for is robbery. It’s about $12 a day no matter how many tolls there are. One toll is typically around $2. Trust me, you’re not going on 6 a day! Oh, and if you don’t get the toll pass they can/WILL fine you $90 plus the costs of the tolls. Secondly, we went to drop off the car in Miami, not Tampa. The map didn’t say there was a location at the airport so we went to the closest one, only 7 minutes from there. I was terrified. We didn’t know if we were in the boondocks or the hood. Seemed like a rural, yet very dangerous neighborhood. Only one person working the whole property.
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
Pros: The staff was knowledgeable and professional. The rental process went smoothly. The car worked great for us and the service and cost were also great.
10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
Cons: I would've preferred if the all the fees were shown at least by the purchase preview page, as I did not know about the $500 security hold on my card while I drive the car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2021
Cons: Everything could of been better. They quote you one price than another when you show up to pick up the rental. They wouldn't take my card for the deposit even though it was on both mine and my wife's name. The car bumper was literally falling off, the car had a terrible smell in it. The lady we dealt with at fox rental was horrible she was rude and was not trying to help us out with any questions we had. Overall I will never ever rent from this company again.
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Friendly staff and gave advice on attractions to check out.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Pros: Everything was goodCons: Turning in car clear instructions to leave car running instead of guy yelling keep car running
8.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Cons: Better communication on fees. Try not to rush through.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2021
Cons: Have more staff on hand and keep the inside kiosks open. We had to wait over two hours in line inside a hot parking garage just to get a car that I had already reserved. Wasn’t able to get the car I rented but was stuck with a mini van.
4.0 Okay28 May 2021
Cons: 2 hours in line to pick up the car. Then tried to give us a rejected car from the previous customer. Hole in the flooring about the size of a baseball
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Rated no. 11
Payless
5.8 Okay (413 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Payless
Locations in Tampa
5409 Airport Service Rd+1 813 289 6554
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 Apr 2021
Pros: Friendly, quick staff. No issues whatsoever.Cons: The vehicle was very basic. This wasn't really a problem based on our needs and we did choose economy, but I can't think of anything else that could have been better- other than maybe price but I realize this is a supply/demand issue.
4.0 Okay19 Jan 2021
Pros: Once we actually got to a staff member (after waiting in line for over an hour because the Payless, Avis, and Budget counters were all combined), he was very polite and helpful. The car was new and it was very nice. Drop off was an ease.Cons: A warning at least would have been nice about the lack of staffing or the possible extended wait times. The fact that I set a pick up time and expected to go to the counter to get my car, but waited in line for over an hour instead was frustrating to say the least. I have appreciated an offered substantial upgrade or refund for the inconvenience.
4.8 Okay24 Jan 2020
Pros: I like the vehicle.Cons: The truck was not cleaned inside or out from the previous renter. We found water bottles, toothpaste, towels, Etc. It should be noted on my paperwork.
8.4 Excellent6 Nov 2019
Cons: A somewhat different type of car than we booked (got a minivan instead of an SUV) but it did the job well enough.
9.2 Excellent14 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff member in Tampa was terrific. We wanted to rent a Jeep Cherokee, and he went out of his way to ensure we got one. Thanks!Cons: The car was overall very clean, but there was a bit of sand in the back seat of the vehicle. I suppose that's to be expected since it was Florida and beach season. At any rate, it didn't bother us in the slightest and the experience was great.
4.0 Okay31 Mar 2019
Cons: There is no customer service department available to call.
2.4 Mediocre31 Mar 2019
Cons: The address provided for the car rental center was an abandoned lot. I called the 800 number and they didn’t know that either. When I went to the airport location, they said “sorry, that happens all the time. I don’t knuw why they haven’t changed it.” Absolutely unsatisfactory.
2.8 Mediocre24 Mar 2019
Cons: Car had very high mileage, very dirty at pickup, car safety features did not work.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2019
Cons: Service was professional, quick and efficient. I would definitely rent with them again and recommend the service
10.0 Excellent26 Feb 2019
Pros: John Diaz was fantastic and got us on our way in a timely manner. Check-in could not have been faster.
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Rated no. 12
Executive Car Rental
4.8 Okay (780 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Executive Car Rental
Locations in Tampa
5409 Airport Service Rd+1 813 344 4359
  • 5.4
  • 5.1
  • 4.4
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Cons: Everything.
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2021
Pros: Yes and yesCons: Car smelled. Other than that everything was good
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was horrible & uncaring. Flight changed times earlier on day of fllighttbeyond my control. They said they close at 8pm & flight was due in at 8pm, would not wait 15mins said I needed to cancel which put me in a huge bind. Not a good turn outCons: Everything
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
Pros: We thought we had a reservation for the evening when we arrived. We received an email that said if we didn’t pick the car up by noon we would lose it. We emailed customer service to see if they could assist us. The responses were short and stated reasons why it was our fault with no effort to help us with a rental.Cons: A reminder email to confirm our reservation and customer service that tried to go above and beyond vs the experience we had.
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing I was totally ripped off o got there and they said that because I wasn’t there by 12 noon my reservation was cancelled my car rental went from $246 to $611 and I was also told that there were tolls to where I was going I never went through a toll in all 6 days. The place was a SCAM!Cons: Maybe if your going to cancel someone’s reservation give them a phone call and also honor the original price I paid instead of nickel and dimming me.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing the rental was non existant.Cons: supplied what you offered.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Cons: Great customer service!!!
4.0 Okay22 Feb 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Don't attempt to reserve a car with this company online unless you will be picking it up during "business hours." This is NOT shown anywhere during the reservation process on Kayak, but you'll see it in the confirmation email you get after booking. My flight was arriving later at night when Executive Car Rental was already closed. I called ahead to see if I could make other arrangements to pick it up after hours and they said no. I asked if I could pick it up the next morning when they were open again and they refused, even when I said I would pay for the extra day of reservation when they were closed. I asked if I could modify my reservation to just pick the car up the next morning and they said they were "sold out." Basically, they wanted to rent the car I had already reserved to someone else at a much higher price (I saw the prices increase by $100-200 for the days I had already booked). Lousy company - book earlier with a bigger chain to avoid the hassle and stress.
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2021
Pros: The staff was great! I received a call the day of telling me how to find their rental slot once at the airport (which was a little confusing if you've never been there) and so was helpful. They were very pleasant and did everything possible to help us in the transaction.Cons: We purchased our auto insurance through Kayak only to be told a the counter that they did not accept their insurance and had to use theirs. Theirs was more expensive and then we had to call and cancel the insurance we had previously purchased.
8.0 Excellent1 Jan 2021
Pros: The gentleman at the Executive counter was very helpful and patient. He also was willing to listen to my concerns. He also gave us an upgrade. Great price!Cons: We booked the car through Priceline. We received a great deal for a compact car. Our flight got changed to a later time and we were going to pick up the car 2 hours later. The car rental home office told us they could not guarantee the car for two hours later and there might be a possibility we would have to re-book another car at a higher price when we arrived. I was willing to pay for the rental ahead of time and they said it could not be done. Very confusing and annoying.
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Rated no. 13
Avis
7.5 Good (99 reviews)
7 locations in Tampa
Avis
Locations in Tampa
10220 Palm River Road+1 813 651 1415
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
10902 North Florida Avenue+1 813 910 4127
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
4644 West Gandy Boulevard - Suite 2+1 813 831 7219
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
513 South Florida Avenue+1 813 221 5895
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
5409 Airport Service Road+1 813 396 3500
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
6903 North Dale Mabry Highway+1 813 933 5606
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall+1 813 920 7921
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
Pros: The car was great - ran well, clean, really good on gas, Lots of room!Cons: Pickup was a pain in the neck. It would've been ideal to have more ppl working at the counters when flights get in. The lines were just ridiculous!
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Pros: Avis had the best availability of cars in Florida. The drop-off was simple.Cons: The line to pick up my already reserved vehicle was almost an hour long. All I had to do was present my ID, choose my options & sign paperwork. Other car rental companies allow me to do this online.
8.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Cons: The car wasn't cleaned
8.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, very clean carCons: Hidden expenses when you book are ridiculous. Was originally to pay 500 when I booked online. Card was charged over 1000 when I picked up.
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2021
Pros: NoCons: Tried to add one day to the itinerary, they wanted to charge me an extra $300. For just one 3xtra day
4.0 Okay6 May 2021
Pros: Pick-up was a nightmare. Location: 4664 West Gandy Blvd. Suite 2, Tampa, FL 33611 This is a privately owned location and the proprietor IS running a racket. I was dropped off by a relative to pick up my vehicle. I observed the attendant telling the customers ahead of me that he was out of stock on the car they had booked and so they would have to upgrade to a different model vehicle. When it came to be my time, he tried the same thing, claiming he was out of the economy car that I had reserved online through the booking system. I told him I could not afford to upgrade, nor is it the customer's fault that he was out of the proper vehicles as he "claimed." I also saw a car outside that was the make and model which I was supposed to get, so he was obviously withholding. I called AVIS. They said I could try elsewhere and they'd reimburse me if the charge was less. I booked through Enterprise just in case. Little did I know Enterprise was a quarter of the mile down the road. The attendant at AVIS should have had the courtesy to tell me. Stranded, I waited. The attendant took his time with other customers. I WAITED 2.5 HOURS for him to give me the vehicle that was sitting in the front parking lot! I HAD TO ASK HIM WHO IT WAS FOR -- he said someone had prepaid and was supposed to pick it up before he closed at 2:00 p.m. It was a Saturday so he closed early. First of all, the customer who is present is always served, not some person who "might" show up. Also, I saw him scam a young couple who came in to pick up their reservation. He told them he was out of the car they had booked and they needed to upgrade! I nice additional 200 dollars or more. He should have comped the upgrade. The customer is NEVER penalized because the company runs out of cars (which was a lie). This service is terrible. Again, I witnessed the owner pull this scam on four different customers. He didn't want to give me the car because he knew I'd gotten a good deal and I was holding my ground. At one point he became condescending when I told him that I'd been waiting 2.5 hours and to wait on me instead of taking another customer. He ignored me! I then asked, "Why are you ignoring me?!" He then said, "You're the one who wouldn't upgrade!" I told him I shouldn't have to; that it wasn't ethical. I insisted I get the car that was waiting outside. He was not happy. He gave it to me completely dirty. It hadn't been vacuumed or sanitized. I took pictures. Send in a secret shopper to see what he is pulling. FYI: He loves to talk and comes across as friendly--it's an act! He needs to be reported because it is not fair to customers or AVIS/BUDGET.Cons: An honest owner.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Pros: yes and yes
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2021
Pros: Friendly serviceCons: Car had slight maintenance issues
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2021
Pros: Nothing, no customer service AT ALL!!!!!!!! It was wrong location pick up instead at the Tampa airport, the airport AVIS rep offer me the same car for the DOUBLE PRICE!!!! When I went to the pick up location, spend $40.00 on Uber, who is going to compensate my inconvenience?, the location was closed. When I called the next day, the service rep told me that car was not available and hang up the phone. Will NEVER use your service in the future and posted the same response on all the social media. Your service is horrible and the worth it could be.Cons: Provide the customer service and about customers.
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2021
Pros: Yes, but charged 150 extra for additional 2.5 hours. I was stuck in traffic..Cons: Never rent from Budget.
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Rated no. 14
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.6 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Rd+1 813 414 5980
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good14 Dec 2016
Not a good experiencePros: NoneCons: In the website it is saying that you rent the car and drop it at the airport which is not true.We need to wait for a shuttle 30 min to take us to the place they have the car and there it took almost an hour till we finded a nice clean car.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2016
Good price.Pros: The price was the lowest. The car was clean inside. The people were very friendly.Cons: It was awkward getting from the airport to the car rental but they were helpful in the process.
6.0 Good1 Nov 2016
Pros: Lucky to have a vechicleCons: Reserve a Mini Van and they did not save me one so had to take a larger passenger van
9.6 Excellent1 Nov 2016
Cons: All
7.2 Good19 Sep 2016
Pros: Office Staff was friendly. Car was in good condition that I received.Cons: It's a long procedure to get the car. If there had been any kind of line it could've taken hours. Even in drop off. There's no need for a paper receipt if you're emailed it as well. The bus for the airport couldn't be bothered to wait for me to drop the keys. The guys who maintain cars and drive shuttle were not friendly. We seemed to be a bother.
4.8 Okay7 Sep 2016
Long wait. Way to far drop off and pick up. ReservPros: Car was ok. But lot of scratched outside. Had to document carefully myself so that don't get charged.Cons: Reservation got cancelled due took showing up little bit later than 2 hours. Long wait to get there car. Way far pick up and drop off location. Leaves adequate times for drop off.
5.2 Okay6 Sep 2016
Cons: The checking agent was rude and appeared very unhelpful. we waited for over 20 minutes because no one was at the office at 6 am. There was quite obvious damage to the car door which was not logged previously by the company- if we weren't thorough, we could have missed it in the dark and be liable.
8.4 Excellent21 Aug 2016
Good servicePros: I like that person was helping me is very knowledgeable and helpfulCons: I didn't like your office or you called the waiting room was dirty and messy it gives you a not comfortable feeling about the place.you should look into it because busses is based on the first minute of impression..my name Joseph eddine
6.8 Good14 Aug 2016
Cons: Not enough staff.
4.4 Okay10 Jul 2016
Rip OffPros: The price was right going in. But renter beware! The will find a way to gouge you!Cons: I picked the car up at 3am in a poorly lit parking lot. Afterward u noticed some pre-existing damage on the car. After several 20 minute dropped calls u spoke with the manager Sam. He interrupted me as I was explaining the damage on the car. No problem! Just let them know when you return the car! Complete lie! I go to return the car. I explained the situation. The guys first response: Sam is not here! Fill out this accident report! When I told him I was going to write a poor review he just laughed! Eventually Sam came over and said I signed off on the car so therefore I was responsible! I intend to pursue this through the media!
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Rated no. 15
Easirent
4.4 Okay (42 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Easirent
Locations in Tampa
5146 West Cypress Street+1 813 734 7026
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 4.6
  • 4.9
  • 4.4
  • 4
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun 2021
Cons: Terrible customer service, waited for over an hour to get the car. Car we got was not what we requested. Awful - will not rent from them again.
8.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
Pros: Reasonable rates at a time when rentals are generally through the roof.Cons: A better, more visible explanation of the shuttle process would have been helpful.
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2021
Pros: We cancelled it upon arrival. It was so confusing just getting to the rental car pick up. Then once we arrived we had to wait forever in a hot building where staff were milling about but no one was helping guests! it was going to take at least an hour and a 1/2 to get our car so we cancelled it and called an UberCons: Everything it was unacceptable
6.0 Good30 May 2021
Pros: There was nothing like “liked.” Everything was either below standard or adequate, especially given the rates they charged.Cons: I never got a physical rental agreement. Which means if I would have been pulled over by law enforcement, for whatever reason, I’d have to had them my phone and unlock it for them since they emailed the agreement. Being on a trip it’s hard to print it out yourself. I also never received the final paperwork after having returned the car. Even though they said they would.
4.0 Okay23 May 2021
Pros: The shuttle driver was helpfulCons: The staff were not helpful, our reservation had been cancelled within a few hours of when we were supposed to arrive, they did not have our preregistration materials, we got a different car than we paid for (smaller) that was dirty and smelled like smoke.
4.0 Okay10 May 2021
Cons: The car could have been cleaner. Since I only rented the car for 3 days, I declined the SunPass, but I should have been told that some of the toll plazas don’t have toll collectors. They did not email me a receipt like they said they would. I tried to call about it but no one is answering the phone.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2021
Pros: Easy drop offCons: Everything from the car to the service
8.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff were nice, car was new & cleanCons: Pick-up is a nightmare, the location is 7mins away from the airport their shuttle took 40 minutes to arrive, I tried to call multiple times prior with no answer so we were left just hoping they’d show up. Nearly ended up getting an Uber or public transport just to try and get there quicker. Drop-off was quick but not sure if that’s because we happened to pull up just before shuttle left.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2021
Cons: Went to pick car up they was closed
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
Cons: No one stayed late to allow those flight delays to come to pick up their rental. No one answered the phone when we tried to call numerous times. The price was outrageously high.
Rated no. 16
Silvercar
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Silvercar
Locations in Tampa
5124 W Cypress St+1 855 359 2227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2018
Top notchPros: The car, the service, the personnel, responsiveness...everything was very well done.Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2018
New rental company experiencePros: Picked up at the airport in one of the rental cars instead of a shuttle bus, and got to talk to the driver about the company and procedure while going from the airport to the rental location nearby. I hadn't done an all electronic type of rental before. They made it easy. Once you got the app loaded it was easy enough. Nice clean new Audi A4. Also a drop off at the airport, upon return, in the car that you had rented, so you don't have to move your bags or ride in a bus back to the airport. Very convenient to get dropped right at the curb by your airline departure location. Great experience. Helpful people from end to end. I'd use them again.Cons: Loading the app on my iphone was a bit of a pain. I couldn't get the pages on the app to scroll correctly so I could fill out the forms. I ultimately had to fill in the needed information to sign up via my laptop. Once I got through that it was easy. And with the app loaded I won't have to go through that again.
Rated no. 17
National
7.4 Good (17 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
National
Locations in Tampa
5405 Airport Service Rd+1 844 370 9186
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
608 N Nebraska Ave+1 813 223 1539
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 - 23:59
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2021
Pros: OkCons: Got charge for extra dirrty car had to wait an hour to get my car
8.0 Excellent16 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff was very helpful and the office was clean. They came out and helped me hook up my blue tooth when I asked. Very friendly.Cons: My car was dirty and smelled pretty bad from a smoker. They did give it a quick wash for me, but the smell lasted for my whole trip.
6.0 Good28 Nov 2018
Cons: Car was supposed to be at airport in Tampa. Find out some how my reservation was for Tampa 5 miles away. Had to take a taxi from airport to car rental place 10 mins away. And wanted to charge us 160$ at airport when we booked for 40$. And this car is not in good running condition.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct 2018
Cons: I was not informed when I made the reservation that a major credit card was required. I had ample funds on my debit card but it would not be accepted.
5.2 Okay22 Jun 2017
Very easy process, very expensive fee for gasPros: The drop off process was fast.Cons: I felt like I was rushed out of my car and could have left personal belongings behind easily. Also, the gas fee is overly expensive and I was charged $60 for a tank when the current gas prices would have allowed for a $40 fill up.
9.2 Excellent19 Mar 2017
Friendly and fast servicePros: Friendly staff, easy pick up, clean vehicle.Cons: nothing
5.6 Okay15 Mar 2017
Mixed experiencePros: Loved the car I was rented. Newer model. Very clean.Cons: Phone number to National did not work so unable to stay in touch when I needed to talk to someone in the office. Car not ready when I arrived (person helping me went and cleaned it himself, so that was helpful), printer not working so no paperwork to take with me. I put in TPA for airport and was given an offsite location. I thought I was renting from airport and went there first. Big disruption to my plans. Ultimately my fault for not paying attention to the address, but also very confusing process that I was clear I wanted airport.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2017
Pros: Fantastic customer service, easy check in process and they had the exact vehicle I needed.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2016
EasyPros: Easy pick up, great rate saved 50% on this on we way rental vehicle in comparative vehicle with other companyCons: The return was easy but for so.e reason my rental agreement was not on the system Maybe because it was a one way rental vehicle? Not sure
10.0 Excellent15 Nov 2016
Pros: Fast easy serviceCons: Nothing everything was good
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Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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Locations in Tampa
4523 W Chestnut St+1 786 933 4400
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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Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$69/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a rental car in Tampa

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Top tips for hiring a car in Tampa

  • For travelers planning on renting a car during their time in Tampa, it is as simple as hopping onto the SkyConnect train after your flight to Tampa International Airport lands. The SkyConnect train can be found in the main terminal building and connects the airport to the hire Car Center and the Economy Parking Lot.
  • Travelers new to Florida should be extra careful when driving in the rain, especially during the later summer months. Storms can appear out of nowhere and can quickly flood the streets with water, making them dangerous for inexperienced drivers. The flooding will pass quickly, so just be sure to keep an eye on the weather.
  • Rush hour in Tampa lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and picks back up again from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During rush hour, Hillsborough Ave and many of the I-275 exits can become very backed up so it pays to time your trip accordingly. Much of the historic downtown is made up of smaller streets that can grind to a halt during rush hour as well.
  • One of the major advantages to renting a car in Tampa is the easy access to all of its wonderful nearby beaches and state parks. For instance, Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park, and Caladesi Island State Park are all readily accessed by car, but are extremely laborious to reach via public transportation. Chances are, you will want to take advantage of the wonderful shopping opportunities in the greater Tampa area and a car is necessary for that as well.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tampa for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tampa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Tampa are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tampa

  • Some car rental companies in Tampa which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Alamo and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Tampa costs $69 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tampa are Alamo (8.8, 1171 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 928 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 110 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Tampa is $4.78 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tampa.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Tampa airport include Sixt, Alamo, Budget and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Alamo, Budget and Hertz.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Tampa costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Tampa costs $128 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Tampa costs $484 per week ($69 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Tampa costs $2,073 per month ($69 per day).

  • Fortunately for drivers who prefer large vehicles, Tampa has wide streets that offer ample room for vehicles of all sizes. In general, drivers will have no problem navigating the city whether they are driving an SUV or a coupe. However, drivers should note that in the historic downtown area, large vehicles may struggle with streetside parking.

  • Tampa sees a variety of speed limits from 25 mph all the way up to 70 mph on interstate highways. In the downtown area, drivers will typically see speed limits ranging between 30 - 50 mph, depending on the size of the road. On highways, the speed limit is always 55 mph, unless otherwise posted.

  • Tampa, in comparison to many other cities in the U.S., has moderate to cheap gas. The average cost is around $2.25, which, compared to Seattle’s average petrol cost of $3+ per gallon, Boston’s $2.50 and Dallas’ $2, puts it right in the lower range of petrol prices in the U.S.

  • In general, streetside parking is not too difficult to find throughout Tampa, especially in the less crowded outer areas. However, in the historic downtown area, streetside parking can become scarce and difficult to find. Parking garages are a great option for drivers heading downtown, though, as they are amply available and fairly cheap.