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Princeton, NJ, United States
5 Jun — 12 Jun
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Princeton, NJ, United States
Sun 5/6
Sun 12/6
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Rated no. 1
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in Princeton
Locations in Princeton
  • 9.4
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  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Dec 2020
Great Staff!!
9.6 Excellent19 Aug 2019
staff were friendly and prompt. nice car and convenient locationI searched for SUV on Kayak and found a good rate on SUV for the dates I needed. I got to location and was informed that "their" rate was for a standard car, not SUV, and the only "standard" car they had was tiny. They gave me a discount on a very nice SUV. More $ than I planned, but nice car
10.0 Excellent29 May 2019
Staff was very helpful. Pickup was efficient.
10.0 Excellent4 Mar 2017
Excellent experience!I arrived timely, and only needed to wait minutes for my car. The car was clean, comfortable, and the when the person helping me offered the gas at a below market rate, I took it. I arrived before the stated opening time the next a.m. and they were already open and assisting other. Quick & immediate lift to the train station as previously requested. Would definitely recommend them!
9.6 Excellent23 Jan 2017
Great ExperienceClean brand new F150. Pick up and drop off was quick and efficient. Overall I would do it again.Had to rent in New Jersey 6.875% Sales Tax. :(
9.6 Excellent11 Dec 2016
speed to get and leave the car convenient hours
9.6 Excellent5 Sep 2016
I like their pick up and drop off service, but they didn't inform me for pick up, so I ubered there. Will be nice if they can tell me before. Send me an email or call me.
Rated no. 2
7.6 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Princeton
Locations in Princeton
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
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4.0 Okay14 Dec 2021
Drop off was really annoying. involved parking garage with unclear instructions and inability to drop off after hours.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2021
After booking a week in advance, Budget called me less than an hour before pickup to inform me they didn’t have a car for me, and likely wouldn’t. No offers to help find something else, just sorry and good luck.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
If they had a car for me it would have made my trip a lot easier. Budget call the night before and said they would not have a car for me and it was too late to try to get a car from a more reliable source. Never Again
8.0 Excellent29 Jul 2019
Friendly staff. Nice clean car. Quick checkout and dropoff.Kind of pricey for the location/car category. Could be because of summer..
5.2 Okay20 Dec 2017
Budget overbooks, car was not available.
9.6 Excellent9 Sep 2017
I loved that I was able to make a last-minute booking on Labor Day. The car was comfortable and clean and handled great.It was difficult to get someone to answer the phone even during business hours. I was trying to confirm for several days that the location would be open on the holiday. Also $48 a day is a bit steeper than I am used to.
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Rated no. 3
7.5 Good (28 reviews)
4 locations in Princeton
Locations in Princeton
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
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  • 7.1
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay23 Jul 2020
Could not provide type of vehicle reserved. Vehicle sensors displayed incorrectly. Debit card policy buried in fine print Total inflexibility at location and from remote management. Necessitated return trip with credit card. Will never rent from Hertz again.
10.0 Excellent14 Feb 2020
better car for less money, they give me suv instead of a sedan/
5.6 Okay23 Sep 2019
The reservation shouldn’t have gone through because the pick up time I requested was when the office closed. So I paid for an extra day without using the car at all.Making it clear that the office closed at 7pm
2.0 Mediocre15 Aug 2019
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2019
Nothing.Employees constantly leave prior to scheduled closing time. I was unable to get my rental car because even though I arrived prior to their stated closing time, the employees had already left for the day.
8.0 Excellent23 Feb 2019
Crowded and very slow at pickup. Inexperienced staff on duty. Waited in wrong line because Hertz desk wasn't readily obvious.Drip off was smoother. Different CSR.
9.2 Excellent16 Nov 2018
The person at the rental counter, Trevor was very helpful, courteous, friendly and professional
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2018
Horrible. Horrible. Hertz went back and forth about the rental all day, didn't rent the car in the end. What a nightmare.
2.0 Mediocre16 Oct 2018
"You have already driven the car. How can I give you a refund?"The air bag was not functioning in the car that I rented. (The air bag light was glowing and, according to the manual, this means the air bag was not functioning.) When I called Hertz (having already driven a few miles), I was told I must rent a different car at a location 44 miles away (through Philadelphia traffic), since the 1st location was about to close. Two hours later as I drove the 2nd car away from the 2nd location, I realized the air bag light was on in THIS car too. This was actually a good thing, because when I returned I realized that the Hertz employee had not actually given me the key -- he had merely turned the ignition on. Since my wife and I had to drive home (44 miles again) in order to return my own car before beginning our trip, about 3 and a half hours passed between when we were supposed to leave on our trip and when we were actually able to leave. We had wanted to get a few hours of driving in that evening, since we had 700 miles to travel and didn't want to do it all in one day. But by now it was 9:00, we were exhausted, and we decided to wait until the next morning before starting our trip. This meant that -- rather than having time to visit with my family the next evening -- we spent the entire day driving and arrived at our destination late in the evening. When I had asked the man at the rental office for a discount, he told me I should call Customer Service. When I called Customer Service today and explained everything, they told me they could not give me a refund or even a discount because the car had been "prepaid." "You have already driven the car," the woman told me. "How can I give you a refund?"
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2018
Need more clean
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Rated no. 4
6.9 Good (16 reviews)
2 locations in Princeton
Locations in Princeton
  • 6.6
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  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 May 2022
The representatives were friendly helpful and hard working. The customer service person in India was hard to understand on the phone and gave wrong directions. Our vehicle was very nice. Seems like they don’t have the cars available for you as customers arrive to pick up. That does not seem right.
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr 2022
Had to sit here for 41/2 hours as they ran my card three times for the same purchase and would not give me a car. Finally gave me up he car and had to switch it out twice; both had bad tires. Horrible experience! Took me 10 day to get the 3000.00 back on my card.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan 2022
Efficient, clean, good quality/price ratio
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2021
NothingThey cancelled my reservation because they didn't have cars. They didn't even inform me in advance so I could plan for alternatives
10.0 Excellent25 Apr 2021
The staff was very helpful with arranging for a ride to the Pep Boys where my car was being repaired.It would be nice if courtesy pick-ups or drop offs were included. Many rental agencies include this service.
8.0 Excellent25 May 2019
convenient location.The gas tank was only partially filled. Had to go back and get it corrected on the rental agreement.
9.2 Excellent9 Sep 2017
delayed drop offSomeone arrived about 15 minutes after the designated drop off time. There were no issues raised about the delayed drop off - person on duty accepted the drop off without any questions or concerns.No one was there at the designated drop off time.
1 location in Princeton
Locations in Princeton
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69 travellers who hired a car in Princeton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Princeton 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 Princeton.


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 Princeton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Princeton

  • Book your car hire in Princeton at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Princeton are around -13% cheaper than other car types, on average

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