Monterey car hire

Monterey car hire

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Monterey, CA, United States
3 Nov — 10 Nov
Same drop-off
Monterey, CA, United States
Wed 3/11
Noon
Wed 10/11
Noon
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Monterey car hire information

Pick-up locationMonterey
Hire locations9
Airport locations8

Monterey car hire reviews and directory

From £38/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (32 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Alamo
Locations in Monterey
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2019
Everything was excellent, from booking the car online to the locations and staff, the vehicle too.Can’t think of anything.
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Nothing. Time spent getting my vehicle, and returning my vehicle, was much less than any other rental car company. I will be choosing Alamo for my rental car needs.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2019
Estoy muy contento con su atención al alquilar el carro
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2018
They rented out my car before I arrived. I never got a car.
10.0 Excellent25 Feb 2017
Convenient, affordable, reliable ski trip SUVAble to reserve the all-wheel drive, large-size SUV the day before I needed it and at a very good rate on kayak.com, far less than I expect to pay (40% less than several direct car rental websites). Vehicle was in excellent condition with only 8,000 miles on it. Ran beautifully from Monterey to Tahoe and back through some pretty rough storm conditions. Easy pick-up and return at the Monterey Regional Airport.There was nothing I didn't like about the rental car or the company, or the process of getting it online through kayak.com.
10.0 Excellent13 Feb 2017
Great!Great price, great car, great experience.Nothing, all good!
4.8 Okay3 Feb 2017
Flat tire and no helpThe car was okCar got a nail in the tire. When I called Alamo, they said they would charge us $65 to change the tire for the spare. Ok, fine. But they didn't have any replacement cars for us. So they wanted us to drive to a firestone, buy a new tire, and then hope to get reimbursed for it. We were on a work trip and a schedule. It was completely ridiculous and unhelpful. I couldn't believe that Alamo and Enterprise didn't have a single car to use for one day! Ended up getting the spare on ourselves. Driving it very slowly to our drop off place 40 min away and just leaving,
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2016
Nice upgrade which we really appreciated when we got into LA traffic!
2.0 Mediocre26 Sep 2016
Did not have car availableNothing .terribleNo car was available had pay twice as much from another car company
10.0 Excellent12 Sep 2016
The car was very clean and nice. The service was helpful and fast.No complaints!
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From £25/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (78 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Budget
Locations in Monterey
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2021
Great little car the Kia Soul. Windows on the inside needed to be cleaned
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2021
Would rather use a debit card than a credit card, but Budget would not accept debit.
7.9 Good10 Aug 2021
The car was just fine, but the front desk staff could have been friendlier.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
The person at the counter was super friendly, getting the car was easy.The car smelled like cigarettes.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
I went through Kayak and ended with Priceline I wanted to change my itinerary and called Priceline who asked me to call Kayak that has no phone connection.Book directly through Budget
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Easy process and great staff
6.0 Good10 Apr 2021
No, I tried to call their office various times the day before, and they put me on hold for a long time twice, then just hung up the 3rd try. After that it just went to corporate.The young man I encountered upon arrival was very brusque. Whipped thru the paperwork, and when I asked to confirm the quoted price, he said a price of $40 more. I asked why and he said it was because I was picking it up early (less than an hour difference, the flight was a bit early). He re-did it all to reflect the price I was quoted. Never had anything like that happen before.
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2021
Nothing! Didn’t even rent the vehicle!No where in the rental agreement did it say there would be a rental car deposit?!! Therefore I was not prepared with a credit card that could hold that amount of money!! Very disappointed!!
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Everything was excellent unbelievably great experienceI guess they could have paid me to rent the car lol. Seriously it all was great
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2020
The car was clean and ready to go upon arrival. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I can't wait to work with them again.
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From £32/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
Most popular
8 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Hertz
Locations in Monterey
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Sep 2021
Representative they checked us in was friendly, informative, and made our experience great
1.9 Horrible4 Sep 2021
The office closes at 6pm but my flight arrived at midnight... I had to pay $260 for a taxi. Customer service? "our office is currently closed, please call back during out business hours". Awful!
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
Yes
2.0 Mediocre7 Dec 2020
Rental was for 08:00 am, but the car was not ready until 09:00. Was told they do not have the staff and he could not tell me when the car would be ready. Once the car was delivered, still had trash in the back from prior rental.
8.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
The staff was great, the service was excellent - easy pick up and drop-off (and the woman staffing the desk remembered me three days later!). I found the entire experience to be easy and understandable (where to go, what to do, etc.) from beginning to end.The car wasn't all that great. It was safe, it was functional, and it was most definitely clean. However, I would have preferred something a little more comfortable and modern, even at my small-car/low-level need.
9.2 Excellent9 Sep 2020
easy pick-up and drop-offcost was a bit high for the duration and distance I drove
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2020
Yes very friendly and helpful.
8.8 Excellent22 Jul 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful.I would truly appreciate if I could drop the car at my address within 5 miles of Monterey Airport.
6.4 Good12 Nov 2018
Very unhelpful staff at SFO.Car was fine.The staff at the drop off in San Fran were very rude and unhelpful.
8.0 Excellent6 Sep 2018
car was great and so was the service with hertzwe got hit in a parking lot by a car that never left a message for us at all . We are now trying to get through the claim process with Allianz Insurance and Hertz and it seems that it takes too long for all of this to get through
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From £50/dayRated no. 4
Enterprise
7.9 Good (32 reviews)
3 locations in Monterey
Enterprise
Locations in Monterey
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2020
Staff was super friendly and helpful. Little to no wait on the pick up. Quick Drop off and immediate shuttle service to terminal.
3.6 Mediocre30 Aug 2019
I rented an “Expedition or similar “. They delivered an Explorer and charged extra for the bigger car.
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug 2019
No cars in stock but they still let you make reservation on internet and waste so much time. Horrible. Totally unprofessional.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul 2019
When I called Enterprise no car was available and I was put on waiting list. I live in a tourist area and you might have thought a car was avail. but on busy weekend that wasn't so. Very disappointing! Rent from them frequently by directly phoning no problem. Won't bother using Kayak in future.That you actually check to see if car avail. by phone or other than electronic.
9.2 Excellent11 Mar 2019
Arrange to be picked up at house to get car.
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2019
Great serviceLearning the art of advanced booking helps. Even with the pressure of the holidays, the staff maintained professionalism and tried to help others when their cars ran out. Glad I reserved earlier. Awesome ride, they suggested an upgrade which really helped because what I initially reserved, would've been a miserable fit for my size. Good team work! BUT it's a small lot and I don't think there are any other rental places nearby other than the airport, so last minute renters might continue to face off with staff there unfortunately.Not sure when this started but have rental car places stopped caring about the outside of their cars? The inside was ok but the outside seemed it was wiped with a muddy rag. Other than that, nothing bad about this experience for me.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2018
CONVENIENTNo exorbitant airport fees and surcharges. This rental agency is about 3 miles from the Monterey Airport. Take a cab to the office and pick-up there.
7.2 Good8 Nov 2018
No information on where to drop off the ergo
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2018
Monterey enterprise staff are great! quick in and out. Car was pretty good for the trip.
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep 2018
TerribleNAWhen I arrived to pickup the car, they just told me “there is no convertible car” They didn’t inform me prior by calling or email They ruined the wedding anniversary surprise
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Rated no. 5
Avis
8.1 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Monterey
Avis
Locations in Monterey
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2021
It was the fastest, easiest checkin at the counter I've ever experienced.
4.0 Okay23 Sep 2019
Kayak
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2017
MRY is a great office
5.2 Okay31 Oct 2016
Rude front desk rep. But to be fair, she was your typical college student with an "whatever" attitude.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Monterey
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Monterey
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Easirent
1 location in Monterey
Easirent
Locations in Monterey
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From £33/day
National
1 location in Monterey
National
Locations in Monterey
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Monterey
Sunnycars
Locations in Monterey
Recent reviews
191 travellers who hired a car in Monterey gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Monterey

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£40/day

Good deal

£36/day

When to book a car hire in Monterey

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

Car hire excess insurance in Monterey

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 Monterey 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 Monterey.

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 Monterey car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Monterey

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Monterey for £36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Monterey at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car rentals in Monterey

  • Some car hire companies in Monterey which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in Monterey costs £40 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Monterey are Alamo (8.6, 77 reviews), Hertz (8.5, 81 reviews), and Budget (8.4, 81 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Monterey 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.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Monterey.

  • 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 Mini car hire in Monterey costs £44 per day, on average.

  • In Monterey, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo 200 Fred Kane Dr Ste 108 (3 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Monterey costs £280 per week (£40 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Monterey costs £1,202 per month (£40 per day).