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Clearwater, FL, United States
30 Sep — 7 Oct
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Clearwater, FL, United States
Thu 30/9
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Clearwater car hire information

Pick-up locationClearwater
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Passenger van, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations20
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Clearwater

Economy£48/day
Compact£52/day
Intermediate£57/day
Standard£60/day
Full-size£65/day
People carrier£90/day
Full-size SUV£127/day
Premium£123/day
Passenger van£207/day
Luxury£100/day
Convertible£92/day
Intermediate SUV£70/day
Standard SUV£86/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Clearwater car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (56 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Alamo
Locations in Clearwater
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay6 Sep 2021
Long line to get car over 30minutes
8.0 Excellent17 May 2021
Drop off was good, walk back to terminal was a bit much...
10.0 Excellent19 Jan 2021
Staff was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Everything was quick and smooth, while also being sure I knew the details and options available to me.
10.0 Excellent15 Nov 2020
Easy to pick up easy to drop off
10.0 Excellent26 Oct 2020
Great experience
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
YesNothing
10.0 Excellent5 Jul 2020
Quick check in amd check out
10.0 Excellent3 Feb 2020
Staff was friendly and very helpful. Wonderful experience. Will definitely rent from here againN/a
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2019
Easy pick up and drop off. Great staff
10.0 Excellent15 Oct 2019
The woman that waited on me was super friendly and helpful. She patiently waited as we decided on which vehicle we wanted to go with. I'll definitely use Alamo again.
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Rated no. 2
Avis
8.5 Excellent (35 reviews)
2 locations in Clearwater
Avis
Locations in Clearwater
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2021
They need more help to get people in and out but the two they had was great they deserve a raise
2.0 Mediocre14 Apr 2021
They could have a car I reserved, or since they didn't have it they could apologize and offer me some compensation
10.0 Excellent14 Apr 2021
The prices were waaaaaay to high. Otherwise polite staff, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Yes...good experienceDaily rates were ridiculously high.
8.0 Excellent17 Mar 2021
Staff was very friendly abd helpfulPriced way too high.
8.8 Excellent28 Jun 2019
I did not have to wait long to pick up my rental in Clearwater. The price was very good for a three day rental in a tourist area during peak season also.We had reserved a compact car, but when we got to the counter, the guy told me all they had was a pickup truck. It was nice and drove well, but was a little difficult to put our luggage in the back seat. We would not have had any room if we had a third or fourth person with us.
7.6 Good13 Nov 2018
Attendant was very helpful.Set up was confusing due to traffic pattern and construction
9.6 Excellent2 Nov 2018
Amazing service, awesome car!I was well taken care of, staff was friendly and nice. Went over the fees and procedures to avoid extra charges. No hidden fees the car was clean and drove really smooth.When I first got in the car it smelled like cigarettes.
4.0 Okay14 Sep 2018
Smoking carThe people were very nice, and helpful. The car was blowing white smoke Everytime I accelerate, which made me feel very insecure about reaching my destination since I was getting to a plane ad had no time to spareRichard in Clearwater was pleasant with his assistance.
3.6 Mediocre5 Jul 2018
The vehicle was dirty and smelled like someone threw up in it,I had to clean and spray it to drive it
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Rated no. 3
Budget
8.5 Excellent (99 reviews)
2 locations in Clearwater
Budget
Locations in Clearwater
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Jul 2021
Budget Clearwater was so efficient and friendly what a great experience!
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
Yes and yesN/A
10.0 Excellent27 Apr 2021
Yes, drop-off and pick-up was quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent2 Apr 2021
Offered drop off at airport for very reasonable price!Returned at 12 to get help with something on car I did not know how to work, they closed at 12 instead of 2 as it stated on website. Some poor couple Was there to pick up their rental and could not
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
ConvenienceCleaner odor free car
10.0 Excellent23 Mar 2021
Staff was accommodatingPick up was transferred from TPA to PEI without my knowledge or consent. We then had to pay $50 for an Uber to get us to where we could obtain the vehicle.
6.0 Good14 Mar 2021
We had a problem where we were told to pick up the car from one place than went there and they sent us 12 miles away to pick it up. The guy we dealt with there said yeah they do that all the time.Stand by your word when you say we are to pick up in a certain place be reliable and let the car actually be there!
4.0 Okay27 Feb 2021
The price. Won’t use you again. It’s crazy I will have my own car hauled to Florida. Before spending that kind of money again
8.0 Excellent25 Jan 2021
Drop off was a breeze!Pick- up was not the greatest. We waited close to 45 minutes in line before getting to the counter. Then the agent was more interested in chatting than working. The Alamo line appeared to go much faster and smoother. Also, the agent would say you want this correct and if we weren't paying attention, we would have paid for things we didn't need. It was bad enough we went with the 'special' upgrade just to shut him up. When we were done, the line behind us was close to 20 people deep. Plus the cat smelled like smoke but after waiting so long, we just went with it.
6.0 Good20 Jan 2021
it was at the airportThe Forerunner was a "upgrade" from the mid size vehicle. The Forerunner was dirty and smelled of smoke..don't think it was cleaned after the last driver, certainly not been enhanced cleaned as promised
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (75 reviews)
5 locations in Clearwater
Enterprise
Locations in Clearwater
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good26 Mar 2021
Try putting some tires that aren't BALD on your cars. Super dangerous. And maybe not paying 550 bucks to rent a car for 4 days. What a waste
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2020
Ease of drop off and pick up
6.4 Good9 Nov 2020
Kiosk at the airport was unmanned and had to use Alamo for picking up the Enterprise reserved vehicle. The line was long and moved slowly and took about 30 minutes. Very disappointed with that portion of the process, otherwise was a fine experience.
9.6 Excellent31 Dec 2019
yes
9.6 Excellent31 Dec 2019
They were vpvery busy but they did their best to expedite the drop off. It was the last day before a two-day New Year’s closing of the store so a lot of people were thereNothing, it was fine.
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2019
Staff was awesome!Quick and easy!
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
The staff was super friendly and helpful.I had an amazing experience. Best I have had for renting a vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2019
They close at 2PM on a Sat. Never called us! We payed 30 dollars for a taxi there at 2:15 and they were closed. Never rent from them!
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2018
Beyond ExpectationsPicking up a vehicle from Enterprise at St. Petersburg airport could have not been easier. Tyler at the counter could not have been more friendly or helpful.
9.6 Excellent19 Jan 2018
Good car...excellent gas mileage. Clean.Pick up process to lengthy. Too much chatter from Person that processed pick up.
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Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.9 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Hertz
Locations in Clearwater
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2021
Everything was smooth and easyNothing
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Nothing- never got the car-- the staff were completely rude- the telephone staff tried to triple my agreed rate and Priceline was no help!everything. I will never use Hertz or Priceline again -- And I have used Priceline since its inception. NEVER AGAIN ]
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2021
The professional service and courteous help dropping it off and picking it up.
3.2 Mediocre13 Sep 2020
NothingWe had rented an intermediate SUV however when we arrived they said they only had compact or large SUVs so they told us that we had secured a compact SUV. To avoid the hassle of cancelling the insurance pre-purchased we paid more to get a larger car as they would not provide the larger SUV to us in the agreed upon price. It felt like a bait and switch. The customer service was horrible and the car that we rented was dirty. There were wrappers, kids bracelets in cup holders, and in the seat back pockets. There was dirt and sand everywhere in the back and in the trunk. To top it all off the car smelled like smoke that had been covered up-not ideal for an asthmatic. I had to use my inhaler within 15 minutes of being in the car! It was a terrible experience!
9.2 Excellent26 Jun 2019
Drop off super easy. Pricing is superb compared to TPA, and other Clearwater based rental companiesPickup took a little extra time because only one rep for counter & phone service
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2019
K.ayak allowed me to make a reservation for a time the location was not even open so I had to cancel and rebook.
4.8 Okay5 May 2019
Was a nice vehicle.Who ever takes care care of cleaning and preparing the vehicle for the next client is sub-standard. Vehicle was not clean inside or outside (cleaned it myself). No windshield washer fluid. Oil life indicator repeatability showed change oil soon. Tire showed major wear on them.
5.6 Okay15 Feb 2019
The drop off was easyThe car wasn't ready. I had to wait for it to be cleaned in which they did a quick job so the roof of the car had dirty footprints & handprints on it, there was hair on the head rests, & the back seat were still wet from them JUST cleaning it. I felt very uncomfortable putting my children in the car
6.0 Good30 Apr 2018
Untrained repWhen we got the car it took 40 min the person didn’t know what he was doing. Poor service. When we returned the car that person was extremely competent. That’s why 3 starsReturning the car very competent guy.
6.8 Good6 Apr 2018
It was a very smooth pick-up and drop-offWe rented a 7 passenger van for a week. The van was not clean and the inside of the windows were very dirty, gps rings on windows and hand and finger prints etc. it also smelled of very strong cigarette smoke
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Rated no. 6
National
8.3 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
National
Locations in Clearwater
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2021
The whole thing was a very pleasant experience.. Thanks
6.0 Good13 Jun 2021
Poor information about car, how to operate, (where are various switches, controls, etc)... There should be an information sheet, car specific
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
YesCheaper
2.0 Mediocre9 Jun 2021
I didn't like anything about this experience!the entire experience could have been better!
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
None
7.2 Good28 May 2019
Cars were located far from terminal and had to take luggage on a long hike to locate them. Very lucky that it was good weather.
Rated no. 7
Economy Rent a Car
7.8 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Clearwater
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay25 Nov 2017
The vehicle was fine.The customer service was terrible. I would avoid this company in the future.
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov 2017
Don't. Just don't....Nothing.Perhaps the worst customer service ever. Tried some scam to force me to take out extra insurance.....
5.2 Okay16 Oct 2017
Broken gas cap cover. Drivers seat belt broken, safety issue.
6.0 Good6 Aug 2017
I like the van that they gave us. It was nice and clean.So, my flight was delayed and I tried calling to let them know that but the number that they gave me in the email was disconnected. I had to call priceline to get to them. When I called to let them know I will be late they just said to call them when I get to the airport. So when I arrived at the office there was no one in the front. I waited a while until they finally came out and then when I told her who I was and what I was renting the lady said that it would be good to let them know that I was going to be late and I told her I did call to let them know. Seem like they don't have any good communication. Also we had to gas up right away because the gas tank was full.
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2017
Nice, met all our needs !Speed, accuracy.n/a
6.4 Good21 Jun 2017
Appreciate staying open late but no music.Economy stayed open late when my flight was delayed. Other car rental companies didn't.The radio was on mute. I couldn't figure out how to unmute. I called Economy and they couldn't help then. They said they would find out and call me back. They never called back.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2017
Actually got the SUV I ordered!Economy had a van that picked us up at the airport in less than five minutes. It only took another 10 minutes and we were in our SUV heading to the beach !I would have liked to have known to call economy because they did not have a kiosk at the airport. Luckily I had by rental papers and the number was on it.
4.0 Okay22 May 2017
The manager was kind and helpful when I contacted her.They gave me a compact car when I paid for a mid-size car, and insisted that a Ford Focus was mid-size. They also charged me more than was agreed upon. Eventually I called the manager from my Hotel room and she refunded the difference, however I ended up with a car I did not have enough room in that had a distinct odor.
8.0 Excellent21 Feb 2017
First time to St. Pete AirportCourteous and worked extremely hard to keep their customers happy.Off airport rental company is very difficult to find. Poor signage. But really worked hard to please.
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2017
Being a hybrid the mpg was awesome
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Exotic Luxury Rental
3 locations in Clearwater
Exotic Luxury Rental
Locations in Clearwater
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AZ Car Rental
1 location in Clearwater
AZ Car Rental
Locations in Clearwater
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NextCar
1 location in Clearwater
NextCar
Locations in Clearwater
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Clearwater
Sunnycars
Locations in Clearwater
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Clearwater
Thrifty
Locations in Clearwater
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331 travellers who hired a car in Clearwater gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near Clearwater

Good to know

Most popular car type

Standard

When to book a car hire in Clearwater

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

Car hire excess insurance in Clearwater

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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater.

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 Clearwater car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Clearwater

  • Book your car hire in Clearwater at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Clearwater are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Clearwater

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£47/day), Alamo (£90/day) and Avis (£93/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 14700 Terminal Boulevard 33762 (8 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Clearwater are Alamo (9.1, 139 reviews), Budget (8.4, 107 reviews), and Enterprise (8.3, 104 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Clearwater is £2.58 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Clearwater.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Tampa airport include Alamo, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Fox, Europcar and Advance Car And Truck Rental.

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

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

  • A Standard car hire in Clearwater costs £26 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Clearwater costs £28 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Clearwater costs £30 per day, on average.