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Hilton Head Island, SC, United States27 Oct — 3 Nov
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Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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Pick-up locationHilton Head Island
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Hilton Head Island car hire reviews and directory

From £23/dayRated no. 1
Budget
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7.4 Good (55 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Budget
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Road+1 843 689 3737
Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
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  • 7.6
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4.0 Okay30 Sep 2020
Pros: The car was nice for valueCons: I had made a reservation 3 months prior to our trip when we arrived at the airport the customer service lady said it would be about 5 minutes after 30 minutes of waiting we went to the calendar to see how much longer it would be and the lady at the counter was very rude and then a loud voice stating that this is a small airport and we were going to have to wait it was then another 20 minutes that we finally got our rental car. When we finally got the car and I looked at the paperwork it said the gas gauge was full and there was only three quarters of a tank in the car
8.4 Excellent22 Sep 2020
Pros: yesCons: I couldn't figure out how to open the trunk
3.2 Mediocre6 Sep 2020
Cons: car was dirty/dented. Logistics to parking lot were vagye
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was super kind and patient with me. The pick up and drop off were both seemless.Cons: Kind of hard to improve on a perfect experience
9.6 Excellent22 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was amazing with the pick up and drop off
10.0 Excellent30 May 2019
Pros: Staff was terrific, gave us an upgrade! Easy drop of too!
5.2 Okay9 Mar 2019
Pros: When we went to pick up the vehicle at the reserved time they claimed they had none. My husband had to find a way there the next day because I was already out of town with our personal vehicle. He was able to get the vehicle Saturday morning and returned it Sunday morning. They charged us 272.00.Cons: I had to call Budget main number and fight with them for 3 days to get the agreed upon price through you. Even so that was too much because the original reservation was for Thursday- Sunday and he had it Friday- early Sunday morning. I really feel at the Hilton Head airport Budget is scamming people
7.2 Good15 Feb 2019
Cons: We were about 30 min past our reservation and our car had been given to someone else. They gave us a different one but I’ve never had that happen where being a couple minutes late or early means you no longer get the class of car you paid for.
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2018
Pros: Guys at counter were great, very courteous andhelpful
8.4 Excellent12 Nov 2018
Compared to other rentalcompanies, didn't find the cost thrifty or bu,Pros: The customer service was outstanding!Cons: The cost.
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Dollar
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Rd+1 843 689 9970
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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Rated no. 3
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Alamo
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Rd+1 844 378 0639
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2017
Cons: First time to the airport so it was a little tough to find.
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2017
TerribleCons: I made a reservation and specifically asked there was a car available on the phone while speaking to a person, not the computer, but when I arrived to pick my car up there was not a car there!!! When I questioned the attendant, he said there was nothing he could do for me. Consequently, I ended up spending over $100.00 more than I should have because another rental (Hertz) said they only had a van. I believe this should be Alamo'so responsibility. I also believe the attendant could have been much more helpful! He at least could have checked with all the other rental companies to see if there was a cheaper option. I would really like a response!!!
7.6 Good12 Mar 2017
Young Driver FeeCons: I am 24 so I accept that I needed to pay an extra fee. However, when I booked, I correctly input my age. I was not charged the fee until I actually picked up the car which I found frustrating. Also, there was no cruise control.
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2017
Easy to pick ip, friendly service, great pricePros: The pickup was quick and easy. Nice car. Very easy
4.8 Okay6 Jan 2017
HHI Airport rental car nightmare.Cons: Huge line. Booked few hours earlier but they had no record of my booking. Had to wait for clerk to call her manager, leave a voice mail, then wait for him to call back in order to get a car. Didn't get the car I wanted. Didn't get a receipt, temporary registration, or any documentation from Alamo or Kayak. Initially told car had a full tank but was only half full. The clerk also told me the insurance I bought through Allianz didn't cover damage to the car despite that being incorrect, then she charged be for Alamo insurance without my consent which I had to call to get a charge back a few days later to correct. Terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent11 Nov 2016
Fast easy transactionPros: Very pleasant experience.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.9 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Avis
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Road+1 843 681 4216
Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
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  • 7.2
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8.8 Excellent4 Apr 2018
Cons: Gas tank couldn’t be operated. Needed instructions . Very specialized .
10.0 Excellent23 Oct 2016
Easy, convenient drop offPros: ConvenienceCons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent28 Apr 2016
Pros: Quick check in/ out. Nice car !Cons: Needed a wash , bugs all over winshield
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2016
Never Use ThemPros: NothingCons: Failed to have my reserved vehicle causing me to rent a car from another company at 10 times the original rental rate. Not $10. Orders of magnitude. Then demonstrated no concern over not having vehicle. Should be sued by the attorney general.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.7 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Hilton Head Island
Enterprise
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Rd+1 843 681 7368
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
140-a Beach City Rd+1 843 689 9910
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.2
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2.0 Mediocre11 Apr 2017
No Cars AvailablePros: They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.Cons: They had no cars available all day when I arrived which left me stranded.
8.8 Excellent3 Apr 2017
QuickPros: How quick the drop off process was.Cons: The person at the front desk was quick and cordial if not a bit under enthusiastic to be working compared to his counterparts in Charleston.
2.8 Mediocre22 Mar 2017
Oversold on cars. No car givenPros: The company didn't have a car for me.Cons: The company didn't have a car for me.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan 2017
Easy breezy transactionPros: Enjoyed the easy transaction from beginning to end!
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Hertz
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Road+1 843 681 7604
Monday09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday09:30 - 16:00
Thursday09:30 - 16:00
Friday09:30 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
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  • 7.4
  • 7.1
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2.0 Mediocre14 Jul 2020
Cons: Wring car, didnt care, no discount, then the crappy wrong car had NO GAS in the tank. Took it back next day ans went with Avis. Now i am still being billed for Hertz.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2020
Cons: I was told there was no car available for me and that I could wait to see if they had anything the next day. Then they were shocked i wanted to cancel the reservation. I had planned a cross country trip and needed to leave early in the morning the next day. So I was left scrambling to find another car from another business. Luckily the Budget counter had something for me and they were able to help me out. Now I know to go to Budget instead of Hertz in the future.
10.0 Excellent7 Nov 2018
Pros: Very quick and easy drop off in Hilton Head. Loved the car!
7.6 Good6 Apr 2018
I learned NEVER TO PREPAY for a carPros: Diane from the airport Savannah/Hilton Head was awesome! She helped me figure out an option when I realized that I reserved the rental car through the wrong airport. She helped me remain calm and found us a minivan that would accommodate my large family & our luggage.Cons: Unfortunately, I learned that if you accidentally order a car and pay in advance..and accidentally book the wrong airport (there are 2 Hilton head labeled airports), you cannot transfer any of the prepaid car to the new location. I paid in full for 5 days and Hertz said it's a locked in deal so they wouldn't honor even a discount. So, I had to pay for 2 vehicles on my trip. Completely, not cool.
10.0 Excellent13 Feb 2018
Pros: Good experience and will make reservations through kayak and hertz in the future.
7.2 Good6 Nov 2017
Hi 2 TPAPros: Price and ease of car.Cons: Car interior was full of stains....was surprised of the condition.
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2017
Pros: A fantastic experience!
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2017
No car available and poor customer service handling itPros: Nothing.Cons: I was unable to get car because the rep said none were available. He said because I had a debit card he couldn't rent me one even if he had one because they don't except debit as payment without a deposit. When I said I was ok with the deposit he said it didn't matter because the payment couldn't be made using a debit card. When I showed him hertz had already charged my account for the rental he told me to take it up with kayak. I left without a car and called hertz twice explaining the situation and both times I was told I'd receive a refund. The first time I received a credit which was then again debited from my account 2 days later. The second time has resulted in nothing. I get the debit card policy but this was handled poorly from the start and I'm out $65 with no reasonable explanation or response.
8.4 Excellent28 Jul 2017
Buy your car insurance online beforehandPros: Great car, easy check in/check out, good price.Cons: The car insurance was sooooooo expensive, more than the rental car itself. Usually I purchase the insurance before I pick up the rental, but this time I forgot and boy did I pay. Also, I was 45 minutes late with my return so I got charged for another day of insurance. They got me good.
7.2 Good10 Jul 2017
Pros: pickup and drop off was easyCons: it was unclear if my hertz gold account was applied we weren't able to look at the car together to inspect it, i just had to take pictures
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Rated no. 7
National
5.6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
National
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Rd+1 844 378 0638
Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 8
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
5.4 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Thrifty
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Rd+1 843 689 9990
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
  • 5.4
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  • 5.4
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  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2017
FAIL!Pros: Nothing.Cons: The Thrifty agent was not there, so I was stuck without a car and I was trying to make a flight at a different airport. I had to rent a more expensive car at Hertz in order to make the flight. This was awful, and I am going to contact Thrifty reimburse me.
4.0 Okay7 Apr 2017
Not happy with carPros: Car ready when I arrive. Quick return.Cons: There was no cruise control. This was not stated to me at check-in. Yet the agent asked where I am going. I was traveling over 800 miles in 2 days. The agent asked me about other things. The brakes pulled a little. Gas mileage on an small car was not great. There was a refundable $200 deposit that was never told to me before I booked the car. They had my credit card. Why do they hold $200. I am not a new driver. Had better experience with other car rental companies in the past.
8.0 Excellent20 Mar 2017
Pros: Nice car. Pick up and return easy.Cons: The price.
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2017
Pros: All good.
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep 2016
Hilton Head, SCPros: NothingCons: There was no car available at the location or on the whole island.
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Sunnycars
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Sunnycars
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Road
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Target Car Rental
1 location in Hilton Head Island
Target Car Rental
Locations in Hilton Head Island
120 Beach City Road Hilton Head, SC+1 843 681 7604
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
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123 travellers who hired a car in Hilton Head Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Hilton Head Island

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£27/day

Good deal

£23/day

When to book a car hire in Hilton Head Island

Top tips for hiring a car in Hilton Head Island

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hilton Head Island for £23 or less
  • Book your car hire in Hilton Head Island at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Hilton Head Island are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hilton Head Island

  • One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Budget

  • On average a car hire in Hilton Head Island costs £27 per day.

  • Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hilton Head Island.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Hilton Head Island are Alamo (8.5, 53 reviews), and Budget (7.5, 58 reviews).

  • The only car hire company onsite at Hilton Head airport is Budget.

  • The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Hilton Head airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Hilton Head Island costs £25 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Hilton Head Island costs £21 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Hilton Head Island costs £47 per day, on average.

  • On average hiring a car in Hilton Head Island costs £188 per week (£27 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Hilton Head Island costs £805 per month (£27 per day).