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Avis
avis
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.5, null reviews)
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
2 locations
Avis
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street
+1 617 534 1430
350 Massachusetts Avenue
+1 617 621 0413
  • 5.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 4.7
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
4.8 OK
11 Apr 2016
Cons: The car was clean but the smell of cleaning solution/ air freshener was really strong and gave me a headache. I had to have the windows open all day and all night to air it out. The next day, the smell was still evident and I had to wash the clothes I wore because the it seeped into my clothing. I wish they would have emailed me a copy of my receipt.
6.8 Good
6 Sep 2016
Pros: The car was ready for pick up at the time I requested and there was not a long wait to process. The care was in mostly good condition, with a small scratch on the back from a previous renter. Drove well and convenient for this weekend trip.
Cons: Drop off was fairly unorganized. There were several cars being dropped off and it was not clear where to go. When I went to return the paperwork, there were a ton of people waiting to pick up cars and it wasn't clear if we had to wait to process our forms too. After about 20 minutes of waiting, the lady at the desk told us we could leave the paperwork, which could have saved the time waiting in line.
2.0 Mediocre
30 May 2017
Cons: There were four main problems with the rental- 1. The rear brake light was out 2. The radio was broken 3. There was garbage strewn about the car and it was obvious that it was not cleaned since the last rental 4. I was charged 90 dollars more than my contract stated and the manager in the store was unable to correct the charge see
4.4 OK
25 Sep 2017
AVIS hours and policy for extention BAD
Pros: Car was fine, person at desk was nice
Cons: Trying to return the car 2 hours later and it wasn't possible, was charged 130$ more because the rental office isn't open past certain hours on Sunday night. Compared to Enterprise, where you can return anytime even during closed hours, this was a shock and cost me twice as much for my rental in the end. Very disappointed with AVIS for this reason and will never use them again.
7.2 Good
7 Jul 2016
Cons: Too expensive. So were others. Must be popular area, but still would like to push cost down.
4.0 OK
24 Mar 2016
Only Had 1 Car Available
Pros: The employee at the front desk was very nice.
Cons: I had asked for a "compact" car rental, and when I arrived at 7:15am was told that Avis had only one car available to rent at that moment - and it was a dodge minivan. It was massive. Though the employee at the desk gave me the same rental rate despite the different vehicle, it ultimately cost me more than a compact car would have because of the severe difference in gas mileage. I was extremely disappointed with this service and will not be using this location again.
8.8 Excellent
30 May 2016
Greats car!
Pros: The size, cleanliness, drivability.
Cons: Service wasn't great. It was fine, and quick, but not great customer service.
8.4 Excellent
30 May 2016
Avis in Cambrige
Pros: Staff was courteous, the car was clean and the terms of contract were clear. The return was relatively hassle-free except the parking I was returning the car to was being washed and I had to find my way around to the drop off spot (there were no signs for re-direction).
Cons: I almost got charged $114 for a &69 rental because I was about to pick it up 30 minutes early, nobody was going to point this out to me until I showed my Kayak email and the counter clerk told me I was picking the car up 30 minutes early! I think $55 for 30 minutes is a bit steep, don't you?
6.0 Good
12 Jul 2016
Cons: Pick up and drop off were both very slow and poorly coordinated. Drop off took about 20 minutes longer than it should have, and the customer service agents were rude and unhelpful even though they caused a significant inconvenience (I was on my way to the airport).
6.8 Good
8 Aug 2016
Pros: Car was new and clean
Cons: They did not have the car I rented (Luxury) and instead gave me different category one
Budget
budget
Car hire reviews:
OK (5.9, 19 reviews)
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
2 locations
Budget
Locations in Cambridge
1 Bennett Street
+1 617 661 0523
350 Massachusetts Avenue
+1 617 577 7606
  • 5.7
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
Pros: car was as promised, office help was friendly and polite, even when machines were down when I returned the car.
2.0 Mediocre
15 Jun 2016
Will not do it again
Cons: I was punished by picking up the rental late. I was ended up with triple charges. Budget said the reservation was made through a 3rd party, while Kayak had no customer service agent I could speak to.
10.0 Excellent
6 Jul 2016
Kindness and professionalism at its best!
Pros: The rental experience I had with Jorge and his wife was the best I've ever had. They were extremely friendly and accommodating to our needs. They went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible experience. THANK YOU!
4.4 OK
18 Oct 2016
Pros: Car was clean and in good condition
Cons: Pickup and drop off process too complicated. Not in one place...
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jan 2017
Price changed
Pros: Due to flight issues, we missed our pickup. When we called true next day, they said it would be $1200 more to rent it for one less day. We rented another vehicle through hertz.
10.0 Excellent
8 Dec 2015
Pros: Quick and extremely helpful/friendly check in. (I had mistakenly made my reservation for the wrong date - completely my fault - but the person working helped me through the changes and was able to switch my reservation over to the day I needed it with no change in price.) The car was basically brand new, very clean and in great condition.
Cons: My only problem was that I found it hard to find the rental counter - there weren't signs outside for Budget so I was confused. Luckily the door person at the hotel was able to point me in the correct direction!
2.0 Mediocre
7 Jan 2016
No experience
Pros: No experience
Cons: Because I did not get a car in Delaware, I never returned one in Cambridge.
10.0 Excellent
9 Apr 2016
Very quick, couldn't be happier.
Pros: Very quick, couldn't be happier.
Cons: Economy is economy.
6.0 Good
11 Jun 2016
Pros: The price was great and the pickup location was easy to get to.
Cons: The guy in the parking garage who greeted us when we were turning the car back in was so rude and obnoxious!
7.6 Good
10 Jul 2016
Pros: It was a reliable clean car
Cons: Fairly pricey
Hertz
hertz
Car hire reviews:
Good (6.7, 19 reviews)
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
3 locations
Hertz
Locations in Cambridge
110 Mt Auburn St
+1 617 876 2758
24 Eliot St
+1 617 338 1520
646 Somerville Avenue
+1 617 625 7958
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2016
Cons: I had to wait 30 minutes to pick the car up and the lady was not kind to me..she did not ask me the fuel options, did not explain much, just wanted me to sign and leave. I returned the car early with quick return but have not received my invoice yet, as it explained on the box. I should not have any extras but l am not sure whether they would charge me anthing extra
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Perfect Service!
Pros: By far the cheapest company to rent a car. We were really happy with the car's excellent condition and had a lot fun driving it.
8.8 Excellent
3 Jan 2016
good value
Pros: pick up and drop off were easy, car performed well good mpg
Cons: no cruise control
7.6 Good
1 Apr 2016
Cons: some problems finding the right child seat
10.0 Excellent
20 Apr 2016
Pros: Easy and convenient, nice people, good car
10.0 Excellent
30 Aug 2016
Pros: I left keys in drop box but all great there too
7.2 Good
5 Sep 2016
Pros: employees were very nice and helpful
Cons: building/office was old and run down--seemed dirty.
9.6 Excellent
21 Sep 2016
Overall great experiences
Pros: The guy was very friendly and helpful. The transaction was smooth and easy. The car was clean, and the ride was comfortable.
Cons: The only problem was when I tried to reduce the length of the reservation by one day, it became 50% more expensive. I later learnt that it was because I booked it via Kayak for the weekly rate. I wish I was informed of this to avoid the confusion and better plan my vacation.
2.0 Mediocre
3 Oct 2016
Unable to pick up car location closed.
Cons: I had to cancel my reservation because it was scheduled after the store was closed.
2.0 Mediocre
11 Dec 2016
Egregious overcharging
Cons: I was billed 1,341.09 USD for a three day car rental. Hertz has so far failed to correct the error.
Enterprise
enterprise
Car hire reviews:
Excellent (8.4, 15 reviews)
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
1 location
Enterprise
Locations in Cambridge
25 River Street
+1 617 547 7400
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
11 May 2017
Pros: Super efficient smart and helpful staff!
10.0 Excellent
26 May 2017
Pros: Fast!
Cons: All kinds of unexpected Massachusetts fees, taxes on return.
2.4 Mediocre
12 Sep 2016
Cons: Car was given to me with a screw in the tire and when notified the office they would not help us out. We were placed in a dangerous situation as they would not pick up the car for us, instead made us drive on a highway to swap out the car. This was completely unacceptable and unsafe. The motto is supposed to be "we will pick you up" which clearly is not true. Then when I tried to drop off the car, the lot was full and nobody answered the phone for hours.
7.6 Good
17 Sep 2016
Pros: Quick and easy rental, friendly staff, decent car and VERY affordable compared to renting at Logan.
Cons: Car was pretty dirty, the interior had not been cleaned in quite some time. The inside of windshield was a safety hazard it was so cloudy.
10.0 Excellent
21 Sep 2016
Pros: fastest ever pickup and dropoff for a car. Guy at the rental was topnotch
Cons: kind of a hard place to find, but I guess thats Boston.
8.8 Excellent
26 Sep 2016
Pros: The staff was very helpful and did a great job for us
9.6 Excellent
1 Nov 2016
Pros: prompt service upon arriving as well as upon surrendering car.
Cons: would've preferred a smaller car, but the mini-van was fine for the most part.
10.0 Excellent
4 Nov 2016
Enterprise comes through!
Pros: Needed a car in a hurry and they came through. Had many choices on lot, and offered others off-site when I came at 11am. Transaction was quick, efficient and friendly, on both pick-up and return. No time wasted at all. A very lively location, close to subway stop, shops and 3 minute drive to the Mass Pike entry.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
14 Feb 2017
Great rental thanks
Pros: Car even better than expected and friendly staff
Cons: n/a
4.4 OK
19 Feb 2017
expected to pay more
Pros: After going threw a litany of requirments, i was finally able to rent a car.
Cons: I did know that this location not only make you bring in last bills and pay stub like i was applying for a job. The rental process is misleading and possiable illigal. They take out the total amount from your account then they take out a additionally $250 fee supposedly to hold until you bring the car back but they withdraw it with the total amount. When you return the car you have to wait up until 5 business days to get your $250 back into your account. The car are really dirty and there is no privacy when rental a car and giving them your personal information
Thrifty
thrifty
Car hire reviews:
OK (4.4, 11 reviews)
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
1 location
Thrifty
Locations in Cambridge
110 Mt Auburn Street
+1 617 876 2758
  • 4.4
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
13 Oct 2016
Pros: Never used. They sent me to a different company
6.4 Good
18 Oct 2016
Pros: Cleanliness, comfort
Cons: Why pick up at Thrifty Cambridge instead of BOS airport as agree at booking which we have to take Uber for another $62 for round trip to airport !
3.2 Mediocre
21 Oct 2016
Cons: I had booked my car rental 4 months in advance to ensure I would get the car I wanted for a road trip through New England. However, when I got to Thrifty they said they could not find the keys for the car I had requested. I had wanted a small car to save on gas mileage and the elevation I would be driving on. Instead they gave me a mid size car that went through a lot of gas. Also, the car reeked of cigarette smoke. The smell was so strong we had to invest in air freshners which did very little for the smell. I had tried spraying perfume as well which was only a momentary fix. We kept the windows down for most of the drive. When we would turn on the AC, a very sour smell would come through the vents. Also, we had been told rolls would be covered; however, before leaving we told the car had not been registered to EZ Pass so we would be responsible for all tolls, which added up. Long story short, do not rent from this company.
8.4 Excellent
30 Nov 2016
Small office, but decent service
Pros: Car and service was as expected.
Cons: Separation of collision and liability insurance was a surprise, but it turns out that's common.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Mar 2017
Poor Customer Service
Cons: They don't have any information. Their policies are waste. Their toll charges are compulsory if you don't take it they put fine on you. Thier insurance charges are ao high. Just having car charges low as compared to other companies doesn't matter overall thrifty is super expensive including all insurance toll and other services. They don't have decent cars too.
U-Save
u-save
Car hire locations in Cambridge:
1 location
U-Save
Locations in Cambridge
70 Prospect Street
617-628-8800
69 travellers who hired a car in Cambridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

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