Book Alamo car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
23 Sep — 30 Sep
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Thu 23/9
Noon
Thu 30/9
Noon
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Pros

"Great ."(in 2020 reviews)
"Friendly agents"(in 556 reviews)
""Good price, nice newr""(in 4145 reviews)

Cons

"We booked the for 8:30am."(in 2541 reviews)
"Took two hours to pick up "(in 2455 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating6.1 GoodBased on 79 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Comfort
6.3
Overall
6.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.0
Value for money
5.4

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10.0
Pros:10/10 would reccomend the Alamo in Belen near the San Jose Airport. Customer service was amazing, staff was super friendly and helpful, and facilities and cars are clean and well-maintained. We upgraded for a small extra amount per day and were so thrilled with our vehicle (Toyota Fortuner). Upon returning our car to Alamo at the end of our trip, we had no wait at all before our car was checked out, receipt confirmed, and our friendly driver dropped us off at the airport. Will absolutely be return customers for our next trip.Cons:Everything was super!Reviewed 12 Feb. 2020
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Represenatives were polite and understanding.Cons:We selected an alamo rental from Kayak to accommodate for 5 people and 4 bags with additional Allianz auto insurance that was provided as an add-on on the Kayak website. When we arrived in Costa Rica, we learned that despite a visual proof via receipt from the Kayak website, an 'Intermediate SUV' by Alamo in Costa Rica is defined as an SUV that accommodates 4 people and 2 suitcases. In addition, the Allianz auto insurance that we selected would not cover the SUV rental as Allianz does not cover SUV's in Costa Rica.Reviewed 3 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
5.2
Not always as advertisedPros:It was a good basic car.Cons:We did not get the price as advertised as they said they only had a car for 4 passengers and we know we signed up for a 5 passenger vehicle. Then, they said they had a nice, new 5 passenger vehicle...the one we signed up for, but it would cost us more. Add to that all of the coverages and the vehicle was about 2.5 times more expensive than the price going in. Also, even with full coverage, we lost or had stolen our key and it cost a bloody fortune to deal with. So much for worry free full protection.Reviewed 29 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
2.8
Avoid this car rental location!Pros:NothingCons:1. Location is not at airport as it is advertised. It is aprox 20 minutes driving from the airport. They have one shuttle only (10 person capacity). 2. They will force you to pay extra for car insurance even if you buy your own insurance earlier. They told me my insurance doesn't cover 4x4 car so I have to call my insurance only to confirm that they will cover any car up to $40,000. Even after that they forced me to buy 'mandatory' insurance. And they will required $2,500 deposit on your credit card. We spent 90 minutes to pickup our car. There was 3 person behind the counter and only 2 customers in front of us. Worst experience ever and I rented car from many different locations around the globe.Reviewed 23 Feb. 2017
review fromkayak
6.4
Be ready for hard-upsellPros:The initial price was reasonable. Everyone was nice, even though I had to say 'no' a hundred times to their upsell attempts. The car looked pretty good and was clean.Cons:They force you to buy insurance for $12 a day. I had the letter from my credit card company saying they cover CDW, but they would not rent to me unless I bought this over insurance that was supposedly something beyond the CDW that was provided by my credit card. They try to sell you "roadside assistance"? I thought if their car broke down, they were on the hook to get you another car, but they had some song and dance about how it would be up to me and that I'd probably be stranded. The car rattled a lot (had seen some tough roads, I think).Reviewed 5 May 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:I purchased the insurance offered via Kayak in order to not hassle with it when we got to San Jose to pick up our SUV rental. At the agency, they pointed out that the insurance is not valid for SUVs, which upon inspection of the document was accurate. I had to purchase insurance on site, which is what I wanted to avoid and still have not got my money back from the provider, Allianz. Very disappointed this was the case for a site, Kayak, I regularly use and trust, and also through Alamo, who I selected inspite of other affordable options. The car was also not as described but did the trick.Reviewed 19 Dec. 2016
review fromkayak
4.8
Average ServiceCons:I took me over 45 minutes to get the car I requested, The car had the worst set of tires, it was insecure and a threat to drive. The car they rented consumed gas like crazy, they should have fuel efficient cars.Reviewed 24 Oct. 2016
review fromkayak
9.2
Pros:We originally had a car reservation with a different company. It was canceled due to our delayed flight. It was quick and easy to reserve with Alamo.Cons:They wouldn't accept our 3rd party international car insurance to cover their suvs. Only sedans. So we were required to pay for theirs. (An additional $500)Reviewed 9 Mar. 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
ScammersPros:There was a car there for us & everyone was friendly enough.Cons:Car was older & full of scratches. Kayak said it was at the airport, but you have to take a 15 minute shuttle to get to their office. While I already purchased insurance through Kayak Alamo said they didn't accept it & It was mandatory that I purchase theirs at a rate of an additional $26/day for basic coverage. Next time I'll book with someone else & educate myself a little more before making a reservation.Reviewed 7 Sep. 2016
review fromkayak
4.4
Cons:Promised car wasn’t delivered. Needed to pay extra to get substandard vehicle. High mileage with worn tires with slow leak. Spare tire was a heavily used damaged tire. Pick up was very unpleasant with high pressure sales tactics to purchase additional insurance.Reviewed 20 Jul. 2019
review fromkayak
5.6
$2,500 security deposit and charged me $139, vs. the $86 they quoted mPros:Th car was great and transportation to and from the airport worked out well.Cons:They quoted me at one price then charged me a rate that was much higher than what the car was quoted at online. Quoted me at $86 online and then when I got to the rental place they told me $139, I was pissed and told showed them the quote, but they would not budge and once you get to the rental facility, you do not really have a lot of options. Terrible customer service and false online quotes. Plus the security deposit was $2,500, which could have paid for half of the car itself.Reviewed 5 Apr. 2017
review fromkayak
3.6
Pros:The staff in Manuel Antonio did their best to address the issue with the trunk not latching.Cons:Reserved an intermediate car but was given a compact at the same rate! I had to argue to get the rate changed. Furthermore, the compact was in bad shape, dings and scratches, no hub caps, and the trunk wouldn't latch. And, they didn't fill it up with gas but gave me paperwork to the contrary. I had to return shortly after leaving the lot to point out the gas gauge.Reviewed 6 Jan. 2020
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Alamo car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San Jose Intl Airport, Alamo car hires

Address

San Jose Intl Airport

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

Hotel Marriott- San Antonio De

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

La Asuncion De Belen

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:45
Tuesday05:00 - 23:45
Wednesday05:00 - 23:45
Thursday05:00 - 23:45
Friday05:00 - 23:45
Saturday05:00 - 23:45
Sunday05:00 - 23:45

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

At Momemtum Lindora Plaza

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2242 7915

Address

In Front Purdy Motor

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

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