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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
28 Jun — 5 Jul
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Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States
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Pick-up locationFort Walton Beach
Hire locations3
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Fort Walton Beach car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Budget
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
Highway 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
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent9 Sep 2018
Pros: everything was great except for the line to pick upCons: I waited in line close to an hour & a half to pick up the car :( :( CRAZY!
2.0 Mediocre6 Feb 2018
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 Excellent20 Nov 2017
Troublefree ExperiencePros: Courteous rental agent, convenient pick-up.
8.8 Excellent16 Aug 2017
Great Car, Easy Return, but long waitPros: Car was nice and clean and returning it was a snapCons: 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 Excellent1 Jul 2017
Pros: The vehicleCons: The attendent harrass you to purchase budget insurance even though i purchased kayak insurance.
10.0 Excellent9 Jun 2017
Highly recommend!!!!Pros: Awesome.. in and out quick and easy!!! Pick up and drop off!!!
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2017
Very easy pickup and drop offPros: The staff were friendly, they price was great, and the car was clean and nice.
10.0 Excellent15 Jan 2017
Pros: Car functioned well Return was speedy
4.0 Okay3 Sep 2016
Too expensivePros: Easy in, easy outCons: Too expensive for type, interior was not clean.
8.0 Excellent5 Jan 2016
Great overall...just sayin'Pros: Car, checkout and check in were smooth.Cons: there was a food scrap stuck to the gear shift.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (87 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Alamo
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Oct 2018
Canceled without warning....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 Excellent15 Oct 2018
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 Excellent9 Oct 2018
Easy rental experiencePros: 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 Excellent23 Aug 2018
Pros: No waiting at check in.
5.2 Okay19 Aug 2018
DisappointedPros: 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 Excellent2 Aug 2018
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.
7.2 Good16 Jul 2018
Cons: had to wait more than 30 minutes for a car never had that problem before. Yes I did get a credit when I returned the vehicle which was appreciated but waiting was a real inconvenience
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2018
Awesome PEOPLEPros: Even though the counter closes at 11pm, Jacob was there at 1215am! Waiting. I had called the day before and Kirby assured me someone would be there until the last flight came in and I was on that flight. And he was there. And I got an AMAZING vehicle for an AMAZING kayak reference and I doubt I’ll ever use another rental company if it isn’t Alamo!!! Wow!!! New customer... FOR SURE. Even loved the guy who checked car back in. He sits in van in parking lot waiting on customers. In Florida. About 90 plus degrees. I was beyond impressed. Blown away is more accurate. Thank you ALL!!!Cons: Nothing!!! I love the Alamo at Ft Walton Fl airport!!!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2018
A little long wait in line but gave us money offPros: Nice vehicleCons: Wait
10.0 Excellent29 May 2018
Great rentalPros: Quick and easyCons: Nothing to dislike.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.9 Good (73 reviews)
3 locations in Fort Walton Beach
Hertz
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
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
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
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good12 Aug 2019
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 Good27 Jul 2019
Pros: One staff member was nice the other could have a better attitude.Cons: A little compassion goes a long way.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2019
Pros: Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!
8.4 Excellent22 Apr 2019
Cons: Disclosure of the astronomical additional fees
4.8 Okay25 Mar 2019
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 Excellent27 Feb 2019
Cons: Wish the car had a CD player so we could listen to a book on CD.
4.0 Okay11 Jan 2019
Hidden charges and dirty vanPros: Online experience was great!Cons: Everything else....drop off was okay though. Charges that were hidden and in person experience is way worse than enterprise. I won’t make that mistake again.
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2018
Pros: The vehicle was great.
9.6 Excellent5 Oct 2018
Easy pickup and even easier dropoffPros: I like the amount of time it took to pick up the car and drop it off. The car was clean and ran very well. It was great
8.4 Excellent5 Sep 2018
Pros: Friendly staff at the Hertz counter. She was professional, quick and had such a positive attitude.
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
7.8 Good (31 reviews)
2 locations in Fort Walton Beach
Enterprise
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
99 Eglin Parkway Ne #26+1 850 243 4446
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay13 May 2021
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 Excellent24 Mar 2021
Pros: Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2020
Pros: Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop offCons: Maybe provide drop off instructions
5.6 Okay19 Jul 2020
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 Okay14 Jul 2020
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 Excellent30 Jun 2020
Cons: Would have liked a better price.
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2020
Pros: Website worked well.Cons: Forms of payment accepted
8.0 Excellent9 Jul 2019
Cons: Faster ok up. Enterprise "claim to fame", is their hospitality pk up, I understand vacation resorts traffic, however, 3 hrs. IS punishing and poor business decisions...
8.4 Excellent22 May 2019
Cons: Vehicle ran out of wiper fluid on the first day which made seeing difficult. Good experience otherwise.
9.2 Excellent20 Mar 2019
Pros: Very very helpful all aroundCons: Price.
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Rated no. 5
National
9.5 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
National
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.7
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Aug 2019
Pros: Efficiency.Cons: Nothing!!
10.0 Excellent19 Jun 2018
Pros: CostCons: Nothing. All was easy and fast.
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2017
National made a difficult trip easierPros: 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 Excellent30 Dec 2016
Good Customer servicePros: Very helpful with return
Rated no. 6
Avis
8.3 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Avis
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay1 May 2021
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 Excellent11 Apr 2021
Cons: The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2020
Pros: Friendly, very easy, nice vehicleCons: It makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after
8.4 Excellent4 Sep 2017
Cons: Slow pick up at VPS.
5.2 Okay5 Oct 2016
45 Minutes to drop off a car is unacceptablePros: 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.
Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.8 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Dollar
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
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
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre18 Aug 2020
Cons: We never got to go. Thanks COVID-19
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff member was friendly, picking up and dropping off was easy.
8.8 Excellent4 Nov 2019
Pros: Yes
3.6 Mediocre12 Aug 2019
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 Excellent6 May 2018
Pros: They offered me three vehicles to choose from.
7.2 Good3 May 2018
Pros: Quick operation, good agent to pick upCons: 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.
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2017
Pros: Great price
7.6 Good3 Jun 2017
Cons: When you return your car to VPS airport there is no one outside to get your car. You have to park and walk back in and turn in your keys.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2017
Pros: Fast, informative, and courteous service.
Sunnycars
1 location in Fort Walton Beach
Sunnycars
Locations in Fort Walton Beach
State Road 85
Recent reviews
260 travellers who hired a car in Fort Walton Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Fort Walton Beach

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Most popular car type

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When to book a car hire in Fort Walton Beach

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Top tips for renting a car in Fort Walton Beach

  • Book your car hire in Fort Walton Beach at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Fort Walton Beach are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Fort Walton Beach

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Fort Walton Beach is Hertz (8.0, 88 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Fort Walton Beach is £2.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £39, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Chevrolet Traverse or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Fort Walton Beach.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Destin-Ft Walton Beach airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo and Avis.

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

  • A Standard car hire in Fort Walton Beach costs £26 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Fort Walton Beach costs £28 per day, on average.