Emeryville car hire

Emeryville car hire

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Emeryville, CA, United States
3 Nov — 10 Nov
Same drop-off
Emeryville, CA, United States
Wed 3/11
Wed 10/11
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Pick-up locationEmeryville
Hire locations4

Emeryville car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (104 reviews)
4 locations in Emeryville
Locations in Emeryville
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2021
Everything was great. The folks that checked us in and went over the car were super polite and helpful at pickup. Dropoff was seamless and fast. Great experience!
10.0 Excellent1 Mar 2021
8.4 Excellent25 Oct 2020
Drop off very quick and easy.No traveller's info transfered to the rental so we had to wait while they entered it all manually. Total cost was 31% higher than the estimate.
4.4 Okay21 Sep 2020
Took over an hour to get the car.
2.0 Mediocre2 Sep 2020
Got a text minutes before my reserved pick-up time telling me that it was cancelled. Called them up, and they shrugged it off.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2020
The canceled via text an hour before pickup.
2.0 Mediocre4 Aug 2020
They cancelled my reservation by text five minutes before it was to begin. Apparently car availability isnt reflected in the online listings accurately
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2019
The team over there is great, in and out fast, and adding the after hours checkout is a “nice to see” recent upgrade.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2019
Nothing, they’re great!
4.4 Okay12 Jun 2019
The staff was very courteous.The car class I ordered was not available and nothing even close was on the lot. The car they gave me was dirty and I had to wait while they cleaned it. It was delivered to me with a broken seat adjustment knob and with only a half tank of gas.
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Rated no. 2
6.4 Good (47 reviews)
2 locations in Emeryville
Locations in Emeryville
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre28 Jul 2020
friendly staffThe car was not ready when I went for the pick up and I have been asked to come 1 hour later. Received a smaller car than the one I booked and the car was dirty in the inside and the outside.
4.0 Okay4 Sep 2019
Unfortunately didn’t like my experience at this location.It took two hours and forty five minutes to pick up the car I booked online. They gave me less than half tank gas and charged me $20 for his. Customer service was horrible and the office smelled terrible
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug 2019
Poor customer service at Courtyard Marriott Emeryville. Yes, we arrived near closing, not aware of the closing hours. They did not have a car for us that we prepaid for, nor did they have a similar car. Will not use kayak, nor Hertz at this location again. Nor will I recommend anyone else to do so.Have the car or similar available as stated in the agreement. This is very bad business folks. We had to take our personal car on our trip and it was miserable! SMH
2.4 Mediocre29 Jul 2019
we ordered a pickup at 5pm, that was the closing time, got yelled at. Took 1 hours to get the car. Car was dirty, system was slow and no info about drop off at the end. Costs were not the same as online. Last time that I rent from Hertz
6.4 Good27 Jul 2019
good friend servicethe car reeked of cigarette smoke. they had no inventory to replace it, but did call another office for availability.
8.8 Excellent1 Apr 2019
The car was in great condition, and, due to them being short on intermediate cars, we got a free upgrade.Pickup took nearly an hour, since the car was not clean when we arrived.
6.0 Good14 Apr 2018
Car had good gas milageCar was dirty, had to clean inside of glass to see. Car only had 1/4 tank of gas— no credit for bringing it back full. There were still items from the previous renter in car.
4.8 Okay10 Apr 2018
Pick up location different than what i reserved
4.8 Okay24 May 2017
this place suckscost of rental1. took an hour to get car 2. car was incredibly scratched up 3. car had sticker marks and other damage on exterior
8.0 Excellent13 May 2017
Good car, weird smell.Comfort, quality of car.Car had a weird smell like the tried to cover up smoking or something.
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Rated no. 3
7.5 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Emeryville
Locations in Emeryville
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 8.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2021
The drop-off representative was very helpful and understanding of the issues we faced with our car rental.The car had no windshield wiper fluid and no UBS ports so we couldn't charge our phones and have the benefit of a nav system.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2021
I picked my car on Friday 4/2/2021 and sropped off the same day at a dfferent location. On Monday, I received an email that I was a no-show for my rental pick upi and that a charge of $50 will be applied to my credit card. I tried to call but the cale was disconnected twice and after that there was a problem wtih a website. Absolutely a dishonest service! I am shocked!
8.0 Excellent3 Apr 2021
Staff was very helpful if not overly courteous. Convenient location and acceptable price.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2020
Staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient with check-out and check-in.
4.0 Okay6 Oct 2020
The staff at the pick up place was not friendly or helpful at all. Actually, I'm gonna file a claim against that woman to Avis. I will never recommend to use that branch. She was the worst stsff ever in my experience without any respect or kindness to a customer.I believe the owner of the branch should be resigned.
5.6 Okay22 Jun 2020
The car functioned and was full of gas when I got it.During coronavirus, I expected the car to be cleaner. There was a straw wrappers and other trash by the passenger seat, which makes me wonder if it was sanitized between users.
6.0 Good9 Jun 2020
Cars are available most of the time Price is goodThe car was dirty and the gas tank was not full
8.0 Excellent17 Feb 2020
The price that was quoted on Kayak was $10 lower than what Avis charged me. Avis couldn’t tell me why the final price was higher.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2017
Quick car delivering, clean, corresponding to the model I needed. I had a problem with my passport, forgotten in the train and waiting it to come back at the station, and the employee accepted a copy of it to build the contract. Fortunately I got my passport quickly...
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2017
the price for returning to a neighborhood location vs the airport was significant. This was a little far and might have been a 30 dollar uber to the Oakland airport but I had a friend to take me anyway... So mostly I appreciated the significant savings by using off airport pick up and delivery
Rated no. 4
6.8 Good (24 reviews)
2 locations in Emeryville
Locations in Emeryville
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre28 Jul 2021
I extended the rental 1-day due to the California wildfires complicating our travel plans and was charged $200 for 1 extra day!!
7.6 Good22 Jul 2018
Practical and comfortableThe process was smooth and easy - both for pick up and drop off.The car smelled a bit like smoke.
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2018
The service at the Emeryville, CA location was exceptional. We had our plates stolen. The agent, owner helped us and provided a new car immediately.
5.6 Okay18 Jul 2017
They made a mistake and gave us the wrong car at the first rental car pickup, but then they were nice enough to make it up free of charge at the second pickup location.The first pickup location (the original), did not have any compact cars, only trucks and SUV's, which we did not want at all. So we had to take part of a day from our vacation replacing the car, which took a few hours and some very unhelpful people at the national budget phone line (when I called, I couldn't talk to any local representatives, only national and they did not seem to understand my request). The car we finally got was also not great at accelerating, which made entering the freeway a little hard every time we tried.
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr 2017
Terrible customer service!Budget didn't honor the price of the reservation, is charging us double the rate quoted in the booking. When we tried to correct the error, we've been given the run-around. We've been given 5 different customer service numbers to call and still haven't reached a representative to help sort out the issue. The staff and manager we've talked to say they can't do anything, we have to reach customer service, who won't answer the phone or emails. Plus, a part fell off the car on the highway, which I'm sure they'll charge us for too. I will never rent from Budget again!
6.0 Good17 Jan 2017
Logistical nightmare, cost me moneyCourteous and well-intentioned staff, good car. I'd originally booked a car for pickup on Webster St. in Oakland and dropoff at SFO but they were able to change the dropoff to Webster St. in Oakland for me, which I appreciated.I'd informed the counter at the time of pickup that I intended to drop the car off the next day. The counter failed to inform me that, due to the MLK holiday (Jan 16), the dropoff site at Webster St would close early, at 1pm. The site was closed when I arrived at 2:30pm, with a homemade sign on the door noting the early holiday closing hour. After a long call with several agents on the phone, they told me I'd need to drop the car off at Oakland airport. I spent about an hour in traffic and $20 on a taxi because the desk failed to inform me that I needed to have the car back by 1pm on Jan 16.
7.2 Good9 Jan 2017
Easy pick up and drop offWe did not know about additional fee for using fast track (toll roads) before we were billed.
4.4 Okay29 Nov 2016
Easy pickup processwaited around ten minutes for an employee to show up. The car smelled awful, drove for three hours with the windows down to get the worst of it out.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct 2016
Got random unexplained chargdI received an unexplained $8.95 charge from budget on october 10th 8 days after I returned the vehicle. This needs to be refunded immediately!
6.8 Good24 Aug 2016
Base rate was $60 higher than online quote. 40%!
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195 travellers who hired a car in Emeryville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Car hire excess insurance in Emeryville

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 Emeryville 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 Emeryville.


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 Emeryville car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Emeryville

  • Book your car hire in Emeryville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Emeryville are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Emeryville

  • The average price of fuel in Emeryville is £2.67 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £43, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Emeryville.

  • Car hire companies onsite at San Francisco airport include Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, National, Enterprise and Fox.

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

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Emeryville costs £38 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Emeryville costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Emeryville costs £23 per day, on average.