South Lake Tahoe car hire

South Lake Tahoe car hire

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South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
27 May — 3 Jun
Same drop-off
South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Fri 27/5
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Fri 3/6
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Pick-up locationSouth Lake Tahoe
Hire locations4
Airport locations2

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South Lake Tahoe car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.5 Excellent (9 reviews)
2 locations in South Lake Tahoe
Enterprise
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Oct 2020
When I got to the South Lake Tahoe rental location they had a small car for me. Monday morning and lots of cars to go out. I asked for different, larger car and they were very happy to find me and my wife another vehicle. It was cleaned and ready to go in a matter of 15 minutes and we were very happy.They did great and we recommend Enterprise to all our friends.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2019
Very easy to do business with!
Rated no. 2
Avis
8.2 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in South Lake Tahoe
Avis
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
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8.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
Friendly staff, easy processHard to locate, was in a hotel but wasn't listed on the reservation.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in South Lake Tahoe
Budget
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
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10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
I have rented many cars in many states, and your employee, was the nicest and friendliest car rental employee I have ever met. Most act they are doing you a favor renting you a car. And do not care how long you wait. And she did everything herself. Checked you in and brought up the car and checked your car back in. I have not rented cars from certain companies, when I return to the same area, because of poor service. I would rent here again, based on this employee. She was great to work with.
2.4 Mediocre31 May 2018
Budget discriminated against me because I have a service dog.The ladies at pick up were wonderful, helpful, and apologietic about the car not being the best for such a long journey.The car has nearly 40k miles on it and is worse for the wear. It rattled and had stains on the back seat. Upon drop off, the woman at the desk informed me that I would have to pay a $259 cleaning fee because “she was not cleaning that up”. I had just had her car cleaned. I left, went to CVS, got a lint roller, and rolled someone else’s dog’s hair out of the car (the hair was short, my service dog does not shed). She made me feel awful, repeatedly, until my husband finally showed up and informed her that my dog is a licensed and registered service dog, at which point she said she “supposed she’d waive the fee, even though the car wasn’t in great shape”. This car was in better shape than when we received it. She is doing serious damage to the Budget brand just because she doesn’t want to do her job and clean cars.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2018
Was her name Monique? At the Tahoe branch, she was professional and also very personable, with clear communication upon picking up my car. She made it a great experience.
6.8 Good1 Mar 2017
FriendlyThe car was in nice condition.Service was good. Staff was friendly and efficient.
6.8 Good31 Jan 2017
The lady working at the desk was very efficient and fast. She was also apologetic about the lack of car availability.1) There were zero cars available when I arrived at the time of my reservation. I had to wait over an hour for a car to show up. 2) It was quite difficult to find the rental store's location, as there were no signs anywhere. 3) The cost seemed excessive ($130 for a 4-hour drive to the Bay area).
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2016
No carWasted our time going to pick up a reservation that was made an hour earlier. Customer service representative made no effort to fix the situation and was visibly annoyed and walked away as I was asking her if she knows of other options because I took a cab to get there assuming that I had a car because of the confirmed reservation.
10.0 Excellent19 Nov 2015
Awesome serviceMonique was very understanding and very helpful!
Rated no. 4
Hertz
1.9 Horrible (1 review)
3 locations in South Lake Tahoe
Hertz
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
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Easirent
2 locations in South Lake Tahoe
Easirent
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in South Lake Tahoe
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in South Lake Tahoe
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35 travellers who hired a car in South Lake Tahoe gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

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When to book a car hire in South Lake Tahoe

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Car rental insurance in South Lake Tahoe

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe.

Deductible

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 South Lake Tahoe car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in South Lake Tahoe

  • Renting a car in South Lake Tahoe provides a comfortable and convenient way of getting around the city. South Lake Tahoe car rentals also give you the freedom to explore the city by visiting places such as Rubicon Trail, Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and the Gondola at Heavenly. Most public transport options have larger vehicles that are only limited to city roads. A ride from car rentals in South Lake Tahoe allows you to maneuver through mountain roads to get to you even to a remote destination quickly.
  • Visitors flying to South Lake Tahoe arrive at the Lake Tahoe Airport, located about 3 miles from the city center. No car rentals in South Lake Tahoe agencies have offices at the airport, but the flight hub partners with various reputable companies to deliver your rental car at the Airport's FBO, Mountain West Aviation for pickup. Easirent, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Avis car rentals operate in the region.
  • South Lake Tahoe residents love to ski and snowboard, and most of them drive to ski destinations on the weekends during the winter months. The traffic heading and within the main roads can be a little bit congested, especially on I-80 and Highway 50. These roads are typically busy in the afternoon and Friday evenings. At this time, children leave school, and it is critical to be watchful as they tend to be playful even along the roads.
  • In a resort city like South Lake Tahoe, highways have bends as they wind through the mountainous region, and you must maintain safe speeds. Winter weather in the city can make the road slippery. You are advised to inspect your vehicle's condition before driving. Some roads might have 10'-17' snow cover, and snowplows often clear the ice, especially on main and feeder roads. Ensure you keep behind the snow removal machine for road safety. It is also advisable to travel before or after rush hours (around 7am to 8am, and 5:30pm to 7pm).
  • Book your car hire in South Lake Tahoe at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in South Lake Tahoe are around -41% cheaper than other car types, on average

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