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Pasadena, CA, United States
4 Nov — 11 Nov
Same drop-off
Pasadena, CA, United States
Thu 4/11
Noon
Thu 11/11
Noon
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Pick-up locationPasadena
Hire locations12

Pasadena car hire reviews and directory

From £37/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (35 reviews)
1 location in Pasadena
Hertz
Locations in Pasadena
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
6.0 Good6 Jan 2021
Pick-up took so long and had to wait more than 45 min.
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2020
Staff was very friendly and helpful.It went very smoothly. I can’t think of a suggestion.
4.4 Okay27 Feb 2019
drop off was easyI made a reservation for a compact vehicle. When I arrived at the hertz location to pick up the vehicle, I was told that all of the compact vehicles had been taken. My only option was to upgrade and spend more money that wasn't exactly in my budget.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb 2019
Reservation did not register with company bc it was done via a third party so there was not a car available for me.
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2018
Rent a wreckFirst they wanted to give me an unwashed and uncleaned car. The second car looked like somone spilled something (hopefylly not bodily fluids) on the pessenger seat. The counter agent told me that they cannot detail the car. From the outside the car was scratched, scraped, dinged, felt like a rent a wreck for half the price. It took over an hour to get the car and get on my way
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2018
Rented the car out from under meI indicated that I would be coming to pick up the car around midday, but due to a change of plans I came in the afternoon, only to be told they'd already rented out the car I'd reserved and that there were no others on the lot. The staff made no effort to show any kind of sympathy for my plight, and instructed me to call their corporate headquarters to cancel my reservation -- which I was then told I could not do because it was after my pickup time, although I was also told the car should have been held for me until the end of the day. Was eventually able to get my money back, but was ignored by Pasadena staff the whole time. Were it not for the presence of an Enterprise rental agency down the street, my entire trip would have been ruined. I will never rent from Hertz again.
7.2 Good23 Feb 2018
In and out fast.Just a so-so car.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2018
Great work!Friendly & knowledgable staff!
10.0 Excellent8 Dec 2017
W liked the complimentary upgrade. We appreciated the complimentary gift card for a quarter of a tank of gas on the next rental when we returned the car with the tank full of gas.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2017
Exceptionally satisfied.They took me a about 45 minutes early and got me out the door quickly. They were polite and efficient. I got a slight upgrade for whatever reason and was pleased. Needed to keep the car an additional day and it was very easy to do over the phone and for a reasonable fee. They got me in and out upon return in about 5-7 minutes. WOW!Nothing
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
9.2 Excellent (29 reviews)
5 locations in Pasadena
Enterprise
Locations in Pasadena
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Feb 2020
The staff was nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. I was in and out, very pleasant experience.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2019
Staff
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2019
Staff were quick, friendly and very helpful. Upgrade to a better car, a Mini convertible, was very much appreciated.Nothing comes to mind!
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2019
The staff were extremely friendly and personable. It was an efficient positive experience!
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2019
The staff was very friendly when I picked up the car and when I dropped it off.I think that on a Friday evening you should have more than 2 people working.
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2019
Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful.Nothing really. There was a mo. Up but the staff covers the situation so smoothly it was beautiful
2.0 Mediocre14 Jan 2019
The type of car I paid for wasn't available. They offered an alternative which was old and beat up. They were unwilling to upgrade me as supposedly the upgrades cost more than I was worth,even though I've rented with the same agency many times in the past. Went to another Enterprise agency down the road...the experience was even much much worse. I'm switching to Avis, after being a faithful Enterprise customer for many years.
7.2 Good6 Jan 2019
Terrible wait time and inaccurate infoCar was clean and functional.When we got there they said it would be 30 minutes for a car. It actually took about two hours to get the vehicle.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2018
Great Service at Enterprise in PasadenaFriendly, fast, professional service at Lincoln ave, Pasadena, CA Enterprise location. In and out in 10 mins. good car selection and convenient and easy to maneuver lot. High marks!Mexico daily insurance is only sold at an Enterprise location in San Diego airport. It is ok, not a big deal, but it did require an extra stop.
8.4 Excellent11 May 2017
The car was perfectThe taxes for under 25 are too high
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
8.4 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Pasadena
Thrifty
Locations in Pasadena
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Oct 2021
Horrible
10.0 Excellent6 Sep 2021
Seamless operation. Very pleased
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
Absolutely perfect
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
Absolutely perfect
10.0 Excellent31 Mar 2021
Price and customer serviceIf there was parking available for my own car while I was renting. But I realize that’s a lot, that shouldn’t be expected.
4.0 Okay21 Mar 2021
good on gas.Thrifty is crooked -- no business competing head to head with the majors. FALSE ADVERTISING: exact same rate minus $1 vs competitors, BUT Thrifty DOES NOT include LIABILITY like all the others (I had to pay $12day), AND Thrifty has a mileage cap -- NEITHER of which was discoverable at time of booking, no thanks KAYAK!!! My $60 2-day rental wound up costing me $127, plus $25 in lyfts going the extra distance to the branch location. I am a sucker -- don't you be too! Hertz may seem $10 or even $20 more for comparable, but it's still a deal if you're going to drive more than 100 miles per day and don't have your own car insurance. To top it all off, the crooked guy who handled the return tried to gouge me for an extra 5c per overage mile -- he pointed to excess miles at 40c/mi and i said waitaminute, it's 35. he said, "no that's what he told you..." except i hadn't said he'd told me, he was just trying to get away with it. then he said "ok, i'll put it back..." again, admitting it had been 35c until he tried to gouge me on the spot. by far the most bare-bones rental i've ever gotten, at twice the usual pice -- not even power windows or locks!!! Absolutely crooked -- BEWARE.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2019
Easy drop off and pick up, great staff, good price
6.0 Good6 Aug 2019
Staff was friendlyExtra fees for driving over 100 miles
9.6 Excellent27 May 2019
The car did not have electric locks which is crazy in 2019
2.0 Mediocre14 May 2018
Closed earlyI selected a 6 p.m. pickup time. Turns out that this office closes at 6 p.m., and they mean it. Their office is hidden at the back corner of a courtyard - by the time I found it at 6:05 the lights were out, the door was locked, and nobody answered the phone. Maybe don't offer a 6 p.m. pickup time if you plan to flee the office at 5:59?
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From £22/dayRated no. 4
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (17 reviews)
2 locations in Pasadena
Budget
Locations in Pasadena
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Nothing.
8.4 Excellent22 Sep 2020
Staff was greatGot the first car and it reeked of cigarette smoke, asked for a new vehicle and was given a new one, but it still had a smell(although much less obvious) of cigarette smoke. Other than that, good experience
6.0 Good25 Nov 2019
They did not start cleaning the car until after we finished the rental paperwork.
6.0 Good19 May 2017
good mileageAt dropoff in Los vegas, they tried to overcharge me even though I had a written receipt from pick up. They wouldn't call pickup location to confirm my receipt until I made a fuss. Wouldn't apologize for the false overcharge, just said the computer made a mistake. BAD CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE!!
10.0 Excellent31 Mar 2017
Great place to rent -- very personable and easygoing staff. No problems at all.
4.0 Okay29 Jan 2017
Cheating on gas (tank not really full when picking up the car)
6.0 Good28 Dec 2016
Convenient.Did not help me with the obvious booking error.
2.0 Mediocre24 Dec 2016
Not much to like about the experience other than they had a car.They claimed not to have the car I reserved despite there being many other cars if that type on the lot. The car I got had little luggage room, was dirty inside, had many stains, the ventilation smelled of mold, there was wheel bearing noise. Avoid this site like the plague, you have been warned!
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.5 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Pasadena
Avis
Locations in Pasadena
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Feb 2020
Staff in Pasadena was helpful and friendly.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jan 2020
Unable to pick up car, they closed earlier than the time I choose online, 2 pm and I needed 5 pm. Talked to 5 agents and called 3 times before I got a refund. Bad start to my vacation
8.4 Excellent22 Aug 2017
it was blazing fastthe Mileage Cap
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2016
quick + easy drop off. no problems.n/a
All Rite
1 location in Pasadena
All Rite
Locations in Pasadena
Recent reviews
108 travellers who hired a car in Pasadena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near Pasadena

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£41/day

Good deal

£29/day

When to book a car hire in Pasadena

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Car hire excess insurance in Pasadena

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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena.

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 Pasadena car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Pasadena

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Pasadena for £29 or less
  • Book your car hire in Pasadena at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Pasadena are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Pasadena

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

  • On average a hire car in Pasadena costs £41 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Pasadena is Enterprise (8.7, 55 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Pasadena 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.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pasadena.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Fox and Ace.

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in Pasadena costs £25 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Pasadena costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Pasadena costs £27 per day, on average.

  • In Pasadena, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 665 South Arroyo Parkway (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Pasadena costs £290 per week (£41 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Pasadena costs £1,245 per month (£41 per day).