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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
8 Jul — 15 Jul
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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
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Fort Walton Beach car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

6.5

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 833 740 1724

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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99 Eglin Parkway Ne #26

+1 850 243 4446

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
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4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient.

Cons:

Car not clean, No shuttle service ($40.00 taxi). Also could not return car to airport without a charge of $150.00. Another taxi back to airport (just $25 this trip). Has anyone from corporate checked the condition of the office?

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop off

Cons:

Maybe provide drop off instructions

5.6 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a Jetta more than a month out from my vacation. I go to pick up my car. They tell me that they are giving me an upgrade to a 2 door mustang convertible. They don’t have anything else. I have a family of 4 with 2 car seats. The car was a pain to put 2 kids in car seats and luggage for 4 people. I don’t have much confidence in enterprise for my next visit.

5.2 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The dude at the dropoff was super nice and friendly. He stated they were understaffed and worked very hard to help us as quickly as possible.

Cons:

The vehicle had been recently smoked in. it smelled terrible. My son and wife asked multiple times to have the windows rolled down to get some fresh air inside. Very disappointing on SUPER hot days.

8.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Would have liked a better price.

1 out of 6

Budget

5.5

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

4.5

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 3765

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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8.4 Excellent

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

everything was great except for the line to pick up

Cons:

I waited in line close to an hour & a half to pick up the car :( :( CRAZY!

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine.

Cons:

The lady from Avis tried to upgrade me at a lot more cost. I kept saying I wasn’t interested. The most disturbing was how she kept implying that I could break down on the side of the road with no help if I didn’t buy insurance or roadside assistance. I was traveling alone and she purposely tried to frighten me. I felt paranoid that something terrible would happen my entire trip. It affected my vacation.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous rental agent, convenient pick-up.

8.8 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and clean and returning it was a snap

Cons:

I had to wait in line for over 30 mins to get a car and there were only 3 people ahead of me.

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle

Cons:

The attendent harrass you to purchase budget insurance even though i purchased kayak insurance.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome.. in and out quick and easy!!! Pick up and drop off!!!

1 out of 5

Hertz

No score is available

Best rated

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 Hwy 85 North

+1 850 651 0612

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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193 Mary Esther Blvd

+1 850 796 2390

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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224 E Eglin Parkway Ne

+1 850 796 2390

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off at Little Rock was very quick and convenient.

Cons:

Our registration was for a Ford Focus....instead we ended up w/a much smaller Ford Fiesta. Instead of asking us numerous questions upon arrival, they could have read over our confirmation....it was almost all asked while we registered.

6.0 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

One staff member was nice the other could have a better attitude.

Cons:

A little compassion goes a long way.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!

8.4 Excellent

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Disclosure of the astronomical additional fees

4.8 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved and paid for a full size car. Hertz oversold their inventory. I was given a Focus, at the same rate! No refund for downgrade. They gave me 1/2 tank of gas as a consolation.

8.0 Excellent

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Wish the car had a CD player so we could listen to a book on CD.

1 out of 13

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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State Road 85

+1 844 841 7823

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Flew in and found out our car was unavailable. Had a parking lot full, but they were saving them for FEMA..which is fine, a disaster had just taken place. But to have no warning before being stranded at the airport is sad.

8.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Waited in line for an hour due to having only one agent on duty. The vehicle was parked a long way from the rental desk, making it difficult for older folks to walk to get to.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle choice was wonderful. Premium SUV - had an Infinity. Loved the ride. Will continue booking thru kayak.

Cons:

Every state has different rulings - additional driver in state of Florida was $15 per day. Would have been nice to know ahead of pick up. Oh well.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

No waiting at check in.

5.2 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The van was spacious and suited my need. When I picked up the vehicle the lady at the desk was very polite.

Cons:

When I picked up the vehicle nobody went with me to inspect the vehicle or to do a walk around to insure there were no issues. When I picked up the van it had NOT been cleaned inside. It appeared that it had NOT been checked to any specific standard other than it had a full tank of gas. All 4 tires were low and not a single one of them had the same pressure. I had to add 4,5,6 and 7 pounds of air respectively. I would have assumed that safety would have been a priority. I know well enough to check those things for myself, but what about people who don't? Very very disappointing

8.8 Excellent

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great except car wasn't ready when we arrived.

Cons:

car wasn't ready when we arrived. We had to wait to have it cleaned.

1 out of 15

Dollar

5.6

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We never got to go. Thanks COVID-19

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff member was friendly, picking up and dropping off was easy.

8.8 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

3.6 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was super condescending and put me in an economy car despite the fact I paid for a mid size. I brought the car back @ 6 versus 4 and was charged an additional $38 when the daily rental was only $27 which seemed extremely inflated.

9.6 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They offered me three vehicles to choose from.

7.2 Good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick operation, good agent to pick up

Cons:

the car didn't have bluetooth. It was weird to grab the car and not have to check it out with another gate agent to leave the premises. If I had something wrong with the car, I didn't have an immediate person to detail that with. I would have had to go back into the terminal or hunt someone down. Nevertheless, it's comforting to not have to wait to get my car and go. So it's just habit that makes it weird.

1 out of 4

Avis

5.5

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

5.5

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1701 State Road 85 North

+1 850 651 0819

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.

Cons:

The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, very easy, nice vehicle

Cons:

It makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after

8.4 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Slow pick up at VPS.

5.2 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I honestly was very disappointed with the overall experience at this location.

Cons:

It took 3 employees combined effort in order to serve one person ahead of me in line for at least 25 minutes. When it finally was my time to be helped, I was asked to go into the parking lot to obtain the mileage on the vehicle while the lady stood there doing nothing. When I got back she answered a phone call and didn't even put the person on hold, I continued to wait. When she got off the phone she realized she was not capable of figuring out how to do a return. She proceeded to go for help. In the meantime one of the other employees then tried to help another person that was in line behind me while my employee went in search for help! I informed her her co-worker needed some help in processing my return and I simply cannot wait any longer, I did not account 45 minutes to drop off a vehicle. A capable employee then showed up and processed my return within 2 min. Seeing how easily the process should be handled made me sick to my stomach. I wouldn't recommend this location to anybody.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Ease of pick and drop off. Very quick easy , in and out. As far as rental car experiences go, definitely good memorable one.

1.9 Horrible

Aug 2021

KAYAK
We had to wait in line for 3 hours to get our reserved rental car only to get more awful service and moved to a Tahoe which didn’t fit our family and luggage. Was then told we would get a discount which didn’t happen. Now I get to waste more time on the phone with Avis trying to get this figured out. If you are renting from the Destin/Fort Walton airport location….BEWARE!!

1.9 Horrible

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The car wasn’t ready. We had to wait an hour for them to clean it and when we got to the car, it wasn’t even clean—there was sand all over the floor still. Customer service was poor too. No one to greet us at drop off to make sure the rental was good or anything. As a preferred customer, we were not pleased with our experience.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.

Cons:

The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, very easy, nice vehicle

Cons:

It makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after

1 out of 3

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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1701 Hwy 85 N

+1 844 841 7824

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficiency.

Cons:

Nothing!!

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost

Cons:

Nothing. All was easy and fast.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Multiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.

Cons:

No complaints about National this trip.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful with return

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficiency.

Cons:

Nothing!!

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Cost

Cons:

Nothing. All was easy and fast.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Multiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.

Cons:

No complaints about National this trip.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful with return

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Fort Walton Beach

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State Road 85

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279 travellers who hired a car in Fort Walton Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Car rental insurance in Fort Walton Beach

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Fort Walton Beach car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Fort Walton Beach.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Fort Walton Beach car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Fort Walton Beach

  • Most travelers come to Fort Walton Beach to seek out its white sand beaches and fish in the tropical waters along North Florida’s Gulf Coast. Renting a car in Fort Walton Beach will give you the flexibility to explore every mile of the beautiful shoreline, from the June White Decker Public Beach Park, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or the Henderson Beach State Park. In addition, you have numerous golf courses throughout the area just a short drive away, as well as parks, museums, and aquariums. A trip to Pensacola, home to one of the world’s biggest naval museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum, is also worth a visit. The area has a large offering of waterfront dining to try some of the area’s fresh seafood, but you will need a car to get to many of these places. Renting a car will also ensure that you have all the space to lug your beach, fishing, or golf gear and get fully into vacation mode.
  • The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is the main airport serving Fort Walton Beach. Car rental offices can be found next to the airport’s baggage claim. Simply proceed to level one of the airport. Once you have the keys to your Fort Walton Beach rental car, take the Interstate 85-S for an 8-mile drive south to Fort Walton Beach.
  • While driving in Fort Walton Beach, be sure to use your headlights from dusk until dawn, according to Florida state rules. If you experience problems, dial *FHP for Florida Highway Patrol. There are a few cycling routes to be aware of around Hurlburt Road, so keep an eye out for cyclists. Be wary when driving in the evenings, and always have a designated driver if planning to consume alcohol.
  • Rush hour in Fort Walton Beach mostly affects Highway 98, especially during school season. The most congested driving time is between the hours of 7am and 8am, but the highway can remain blocked up until 10am. Keep this in mind if you’re on a schedule or trying to catch a flight.
  • Book your car hire in Fort Walton Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hires in Fort Walton Beach are around -53% cheaper than other car types, on average

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