Berlin car hire

Berlin car hire

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Berlin, Germany
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin car hire information

Pick-up locationBerlin
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, Premium, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations257
Airport locations23
Popular agenciesGlobal Rent A Car, keddy by Europcar, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Berlin

Economy£37/day
Compact£41/day
Intermediate£47/day
Mini£37/day
Premium£69/day
Supplier choice£44/day
Compact estate car£45/day
Intermediate SUV£47/day
Intermediate estate car£51/day
Standard SUV£53/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Berlin car hire reviews and directory

From £16/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Best rated
7.9 Good (49 reviews)
15 locations in Berlin
Enterprise
Locations in Berlin
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2019
Everything, specially the convenient pick up-drop off location. Unbeatable price too!Nothing at all
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2019
Betty friedlich Stuff, good conditions , everything was Perfect. Trank you
10.0 Excellent19 Mar 2019
Although the name of the representative slips my mind, I could not have asked for a better experience from the employee at Enterprise. He took the time to connect with me about my trip and ask about me all while completing the transaction in a timely manner.
7.6 Good28 Feb 2019
everything was very simple and clear. No surprise good surpriseI booked an Opel Corsa or similar, but the similar was a Hyunday that I found really unpleasant to drive. If I had known, I could have spent even more money for a better car...
8.8 Excellent20 Feb 2019
Good car, good serviceThe car category name was misleading instead of mini it was written Economy which looks like compact
5.2 Okay24 Jan 2019
We returned the car after hours, and were charged a ridiculous amount of money for a small scratch on the rim that we hadn't noticed at pickup. It felt like a scam, it took us months to fight it through our credit card insurance. I will not rent from them again.
7.6 Good10 Oct 2018
Free upgradeFree upgrade and then being persuaded to get additional insurance.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2017
Excelent serivce and staffEase of collection and drop off. Unfussy and professional stff
8.0 Excellent26 Jul 2017
SatisfiedFast and easy pick up. Friendly serviceDeposit actually taken; I'd rather have it just blocked. Concurrency implemented email feedback as soon as keys are given back. It's a reassuring plus.
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2017
I hired a car only for one day, but my first experience with Enterprise was quite positive. I got a bigger car than what I booked (for the same price), which was almost new. Clean and nice. The location is also perfect, just outside the Stadtmitte U-Bahn station. The staff was polite and helpful.
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From £25/dayRated no. 2
Dollar
6.5 Good (52 reviews)
10 locations in Berlin
Dollar
Locations in Berlin
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 5.9
  • 6.3
  • 6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent30 Dec 2019
Staff was very helpful especially since Kayak allowed me to book a pick-up time that was the same at their closing time on Christmas eve! Insane. I was on-time but the door was just locked. The staff saw me and was nice enough to open the door and get me the car. Because these are reservations, not paid-for bookings they easily close a few minutes early if there are no customers, especially on holidays like Christmas eve. Not cool Kayak, that could have been reallyyyy upsetting.Kayak.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2019
Do not rent a car from here
10.0 Excellent31 Oct 2019
The rental is fulfilled by Hertz. I am a regular customer at this location and they are very good at everything! I highly recommend this Car Rental Office.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2019
The entire experience was excellent
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2019
Friendly staff. Quick and easy pick up. The car was in perfect condition. Good value for money.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2019
The insurance that was sold on your website was not valid . The xar nite company Dollar did not accept the insurance and I had to buy a new insurance . Please return the money collected for insurance
8.0 Excellent13 Aug 2019
Friendly staffMake sure you pay attention to the vehicle prior to driving away. After drop off I was called by the hire car company about a missing parcel shelf that was not there when I picked up the vehicle.
8.8 Excellent17 Jun 2019
Good carKayak didn’t clearly stated that Dollar only takes rental from US if you have a gold or platinum credit card or American Express card so we had to pay some I insurance at 200 € to be able to use our travel credit card. It wasn’t that pricey but still unexpected.
7.2 Good1 Jun 2019
Car nice Rate good.The agent was not there when I showed up and I had to wait 10 minutes. No one sowed me the car and so I did not know what type of gas in Germany to put in or how to open the tailgate. Needed a You tube vide for that- the latch is under the tail light. No real directions at Frankfurt airport and I.
9.2 Excellent19 May 2019
There no toilet
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From £16/dayRated no. 3
keddy by Europcar
10 Excellent (1 review)
16 locations in Berlin
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Berlin
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From £22/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (7 reviews)
11 locations in Berlin
Hertz
Locations in Berlin
  • 9.1
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 May 2019
The car was broken. A parking proximity sensor was broken and kept going off while driving. I would like a partial refund.
7.2 Good17 Oct 2017
Bait & SwitchWe originally booked the car through Dollar (which is managed by the same location as Hertz) and when we arrived we were informed that we had to accept the additional insurance which would have doubled the price. We cancelled the dollar reservation and re-booked through Hertz at a higher rate to avoid the insurance charges. They gave us the exact same car they were going to give us through Dollar (but now at a high rate). Also, we found several small scratch and dings on the car - when we told the lady at the desk she said not to worry about them but when we brought the car back we were hassled about them. Luckily we had documented everything with pictures and videso when we picked up the car so we avoided extra charges. very annoying car rental experience.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2016
The Hertz
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From £17/dayRated no. 5
Global Rent A Car
Most popular
8 Excellent (1 review)
14 locations in Berlin
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Berlin
  • 10
  • 6
  • 6
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
From £34/dayRated no. 6
Sixt
7.7 Good (14 reviews)
21 locations in Berlin
Sixt
Locations in Berlin
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2021
Arrived 10:30pm staff very professional and polite
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Staff was super fast and ready for my pickup. The car was incredible. We took the BMW X3 and seriously Considering buying this car! So smooth and the features are incredible. Lots of space.
6.0 Good23 Oct 2020
I chose a car rental for the trip because of the total price, which was 126 euros when booking. I also calculated the cost of fuel approximately 120 euros for a trip of 1300 km, which together is about 250 euros for four people, which was cheaper than a train or plane. When I asked at the counter why there was 303 euros in the account, I was told that I had already paid online and that it didn't matter. Today, my invoice arrived at 303 euros and the amount of the difference was duly deducted from my account in the amount of 177 euros. For the total amount of rent + fuel costs, which is 430 euros, I could travel by plane and cheaper !!!! Show the total price when booking, not some "astimated rental price" witch is around 1/3 of total price at the end...
7.2 Good25 May 2020
Overall the experience with sixt was nice - the car was totally new and comfortable. Although I received a premium-class car, I reserved SUV, but not sedan that I have received. That was unfortunate and rather unexpected, given the size of luggage and the quality of countryside road I was going to.I would prefer a faster reaction - if sixt can't guarantee even the car class, then I would prefer an immediate cancellation. When I hear that my car is not available at the counter - that's already late for last minute changes.
2.0 Mediocre20 Feb 2020
I called to Sixt before coming to office and they proved that the car is ready. When I came to the Sixt office Berlin Tempelhof they didn’t give me the car. Moreover they told me that my account is blocked in their system but it is impossible. I had to wait then sent email to their security system and got this response: “ Dear Mr. Povetkin, In reference to your request, please notice that we decided to do not fulfill the reservation mentioned above and so please accept this decision and refrain from further requests regarding this matter”. This is insane and I had to find rapidly another service, that was Europecar and they gave me a car in 5 minutes. Please consider this for further bookings. BR, Dmitriy
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2019
EasyLocation was easy.
8.8 Excellent17 Aug 2018
Good value.Phone service is terrible. It is impossible to reach n human on the phone. Also they did not explain that you need a vignette to drive in the Czech Republic or Austria.
5.2 Okay31 Jan 2016
Good condition of the car but clerk doesn't seem tClean and good car.Even though I contracted the online Allianz insurance recommended by the site the person on the counter said this online insurance was not valid for this rental and I should buy another at Sixt. It was not clear to me on the booking and I felt deceived by this.
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From £27/dayRated no. 7
Avis
7.3 Good (17 reviews)
9 locations in Berlin
Avis
Locations in Berlin
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Jun 2019
The car and the location was comfortable.Upon return of the car at the Schönefeld airport, I was handed a bill that was more than twice of what I had agreed to pay. When I filed the complaint, I had to wait for over 30 minutes. They corrected it. But a month later my card was charged again for €29 by surprise! Never again AVIS.
7.6 Good30 Dec 2018
Avis charged me more money than I was supposed to pay
3.2 Mediocre19 Nov 2018
There was only one good thing that there was a car available at all.I was have been offered 168 USD for the rental and had to pay 550 Euro istead! I have purchased an insurance for 54 USD and did not receive any document for it. I would like your customer support team to contact me immediatelly unless my lawer will contact you.
6.8 Good13 Dec 2017
DO NOT RENT FROM BUDGET/AVIS: Read the user experiencesLocationBeware of renting with Budget/Avis outside of the US. I rented a car for the day in Berlin and was charged over $1500 USD in fake damages. The car was checked in in PERFECT condition and they billed my credit card $1523 USD later that day. Sadly, the user reviews about the office in Mitte all indicated the same experience. Wish I had followed the advice to avoid this company, but as a loyal customer, I thought I would be safe. Not this case. I will never use this comany again. To small court claims court we go....
9.2 Excellent17 Jul 2017
Very helpful agent, worked hard to get us what we needed.The line took a long time.
2.0 Mediocre1 Aug 2016
Car not availableØCar did not exist. A call was made (no voicemail) from an unknown number at 9pm the night before my reservation. I returned the call several times, only getting an answer at 11am the next day (4 hours before reservation), only to learn that the car was not available. I didn't receive any other notfication -- no email, no voicemail, and no 2nd call. No effort was made to find me an alternative and no compensation was offered -- only to follow up with customer service.
6.4 Good5 Jan 2016
The alternative car was a lower classBrand new car. I paid extra 70$ and got diesel.I paid for automatic Mercedes but I got Seat. They asked me to translate my driving licence from my embassy though it is in English and used it before in Berlin with priceline and hertz
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From £17/dayRated no. 8
Budget
6.8 Good (10 reviews)
9 locations in Berlin
Budget
Locations in Berlin
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible1 Sep 2021
4 days ago, they charged extra 29,71 Euro. Our agreement is only 72 Euros :) Kindly can you evaluate it
1.9 Horrible26 Aug 2021
The deposit/insurance policy was extremely confusing and not explained well by the agent or paperwork. The vehicle was dirty. The drop off was unclear and the locations were not open at drop off and no phone numbers worked to get more information. Will never book with budget ever again.
8.0 Excellent3 Jul 2021
Friendly staff. Clean car.Pick up office didn't open until 12 at Berlin Airport even though the rest of the airport was operational. This caused us to have to delay an appointment as we expected that when we got there the place would be open. Drop-off directions were also very unclear and unhelpful. We arrived after hours and there was nobody to ask where to actually put the car. Instead of giving us the address to the garage we were given directions to the office which didn't make things any easier. It took us about an hour to figure out where to actually put the car.
10.0 Excellent10 May 2021
Friendly staff and easy.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2017
Charged almost 100 more then reservation was for
10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2017
Great customer service!Everything- the guys (at the Budapeshstrasse) ran out of the basic model (no fault of their own, was the system's) but they went above and beyond to provide us another car.Nothing
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From £23/dayRated no. 9
Thrifty
6.4 Good (6 reviews)
10 locations in Berlin
Thrifty
Locations in Berlin
  • 8.3
  • 7
  • 5.6
  • 6
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay12 Nov 2019
Car was niceRip off on insurance. Won’t recognize credit card coverage. Make you buy insurance for 25 euro/day and still doesn’t cover first 950 euros. Drop off personnel rude and find minor damage that did not really happen
2.0 Mediocre5 Jun 2019
nothing it was closed despite the fact that I had a reservationeverything - it was closed despite the fact that I had a reservation
4.4 Okay4 Jun 2019
I took out an insurance policy but it only worked with certain credit cards, this was not thrifty’s fault, the online booking was misleading.
7.2 Good4 Sep 2016
MisledCar was clean and new.We booked a Thrifty economy car at Shoenefeld airport and was given a Hertz car of a smaller category, making it a squeeze for the back seat passengers, and with the total bill about double that of the quote. The only thing we added was the cost of taking to Czech Repulic. It was too late at night to argue. Very annoying.
10.0 Excellent23 Nov 2015
Comfort, cleanliness, value, staff were super! Delighted overall!The car was advertised as 5 people and 4 suitcases. There is absolutely no way four carry-on size suitcase and five people could fit in the Ford Fiesta we were given. It might be more correctly labeled as 5 people 2 suitcases as there were five seat belts and we did get two standard carry-on suitcases in the trunk. We managed with 4 people and smaller pieces of luggage and small backpacks. There might be that much actual volume in the truck; however, fitting four carry-ons in the truck is not possible.
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From £29/dayRated no. 10
Europcar
6.3 Good (9 reviews)
19 locations in Berlin
Europcar
Locations in Berlin
  • 6.8
  • 5.7
  • 6.8
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
The staff was probably racist. I observed her behavior to other German-speaking customers. The staff tried to provide a SW car which I rented sedan. ZERO customer service and handling. For the upgraded final car, they told me that the car was white, but the car came black, and in the key sticker it was still written white for the black car. I requested the staff to talk with their supervisor but staff said I cannot speak with a supervisor. Finally, the staff told me that the car was at -3 level of the parking, which they were supposed to give me the car in front of the office. I went to -3 to have the car but the car wasn't there. Then I went to -2 again, the car wasn't there. Then I went to the office again to ask the staff where was the car. The answer was: I DON'T KNOW! Who would know the place of the car if the staff wouldn't know? It was a nightmare!!!
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2019
Drop off was very easy and fast.It was perfect.
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2019
Paid for car but the the branch cancelled reservation. Took over a week to get refund. Do not rent from Europcar - Berlin.
4.4 Okay17 Apr 2019
Nothing. Europcar was horrible.I reserved a car online. Europcar charged my credit card over $1000, then ten minutes later sent me an email telling me they had no rental cars available. I waked 30 minutes to the branch only to be told there was nothing they could do. It took them ten days to refund the money. Horrible.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2018
24 hour car rentalArrived when the office opened and was helped immediately. Process was fast and smooth.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jan 2017
The rental company had problems with insuranceThe wanted to insure the car and me to pay more 120 euros
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From £17/dayRated no. 11
Alamo
5.4 Okay (7 reviews)
2 locations in Berlin
Alamo
Locations in Berlin
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 5.1
  • 4.5
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2021
very friendly, helpful, efficient, competent desk agent.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2020
They called me the day before to tell me that there were no cars available and I had to scramble to find another rental car in less than 24 hours. It ended up costing 100Eur more.
5.2 Okay28 May 2020
Car was great and the staff seemed nice at first.There was damage to the car when I picked it up. Upon return, I was accused of committing such damage and was shown old, dark and obscure photos to justify paying €750 on top of the €250 I had already paid as a deposit. Fortunately I had taken a pictures before I drove off however they have yet to refund my deposit after 5 business days.
2.0 Mediocre13 Dec 2019
Nothing.They didn't have the car ready for us, and asked us to pay extra 20 euros for a bigger one. We left without the car. They also insulted us profoundly in German, thinking we dont understand. Dreadful experience.
2.0 Mediocre13 Dec 2019
Nothing.They didn't have the car ready for us, and asked us to pay extra 20 euros for a bigger one. We left without the car. They also insulted us profoundly in German, thinking we dont understand. Dreadful experience.
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From £17/dayRated no. 12
INTERRENT
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
5 locations in Berlin
INTERRENT
Locations in Berlin
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
56 locations in Berlin
Sunnycars
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
25 locations in Berlin
FLIZZR
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
From £25/day
BUCHBINDER
16 locations in Berlin
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
CARO
3 locations in Berlin
CARO
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
Star Car
3 locations in Berlin
Star Car
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
Free2Move
2 locations in Berlin
Free2Move
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
McRent
2 locations in Berlin
McRent
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
From £23/day
National
2 locations in Berlin
National
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Berlin
YourRent
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
From £32/day
GLOBALDRIVE
1 location in Berlin
GLOBALDRIVE
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Berlin
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Berlin
Recent reviews
175 travellers who hired a car in Berlin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Berlin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Global Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£27/day

Good deal

£21/day

When to book a car hire in Berlin

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Berlin

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Berlin car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Berlin.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Berlin car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Berlin

  • There is so much to see and do in Berlin, but as a tourist, you’ll want to visit many other unique cities as well, such as Frankfurt, Cologne, and Dusseldorf. Here you can explore local art galleries, hip pubs, and quaint boutiques. To get to all of these places as quickly and easily as possible, you will need a hire car.
  • Berlin is the capital of Germany so there are a few airports that tourists can select to fly into. Berlin Tegel is recognized as its main airport, however. With over 20 hire car companies to choose from, you’ll find everything from compact to luxurious sports cars to rent at this airport. Being close to the parking lots, it will be quick and easy to pick up and return your hire car.
  • Like many cities in Europe, the streets in Berlin are really narrow. Additionally, there are many pedestrians in the city. To make it safe, there are numerous marked pedestrian crossings in the city center and around. You must stop and allow the pedestrians to cross at these marked locations. This law is strictly enforced in and around Berlin.
  • Being the largest city in Germany, Berlin has a large population. Nonetheless, many of its commuters ride the train or bus. So, although rush hour is busier than at other times, it is not as bad as in other big cities. Rush hour takes place during the typical hours: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Berlin for £21 or less
  • Book your car hire in Berlin at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Berlin are around 34% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard car hires in Berlin are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Berlin

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

  • On average a hire car in Berlin costs £27 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Global Rent A Car (£30/day), Alamo (£34/day) and keddy by Europcar (£35/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Global Rent A Car Berlin Charlottenburg null (6 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Berlin are Enterprise (8.0, 89 reviews), and Dollar (6.4, 74 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Berlin is £5.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Class Cargo Van or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Berlin.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Brandenburg airport include Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

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

  • A Standard car hire in Berlin costs £24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Berlin costs £32 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Berlin costs £32 per day, on average.

  • In Berlin, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo Enterprise Rent A Car (5 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Berlin costs £190 per week (£27 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Berlin costs £815 per month (£27 per day).

  • If you will be driving on the Autobahn, you’ll definitely want to rent a car with lots of power and quick speed. However, you won’t want a really big car because of the narrow roads. A really good GPS/navigation system will also be important for your trip.

  • Speed limits in Berlin are set by the government of Germany and are location-based. For example, inside the city, speed limits are up to 31 mph (or 50 km/h). Away from residential areas, the speed limit increases to 62 mph (or 100 km/h). If you are traveling on the Autobahn, you’ll have to be able to keep up or drive on the right. On this freeway, suggested speed limits are marked as 81 mph (or 130 km/h) but drivers tend to go a lot faster.

  • Petrol prices in Berlin are less than average, running at around 1.39 euros per liter (or $5.86/gallon). Most petrol stations in Berlin are self-service and you can pay after you pump. Petrolstations are also right on the Autobahn in the rest areas for added convenience.

  • Free parking is rare in the city of Berlin. Nonetheless, it offers its share of paid parking spots, lots, and garages. If you are staying at a major hotel in or around the city center, you may get complimentary parking. They might also offer shuttles that will take you to destinations within a few miles of the hotel. In this case you can keep your hire car parked while exploring the downtown area.