Pros: I needed to extend the rental an extra day, then the following day I changed the dropoff location and the staff were very helpful. They only charged me a $10 fee to extend the rental and nothing to change the location.
Cons: The rates in the bay area were a little higher than I would have liked.
23 Mar 2016
Pros: Dropped car off and got receipt in just a couple minutes. Efficient and friendly staff.
24 May 2016
Pros: Everything! I had requested online and was going to pick up from monterey, CA and return to SFO airport. Plans had changed and I ended up taking to another location but they were just as friendly and cooperative as ever.
Cons: Also, I just needed it for a "day" , so noon to 6pm, but asked about the penalty if it was late, but he mentioned it's for 24 hours so I had until the next day at noon. Obvious, but I would have chosen 2 days if that was the case. Great service altogether!
28 Jun 2016
Pros: I had made the mistake of booking the wrong airport to get the car however they were able to get me the same car and rate without any problems. I really liked the FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE on the scenic California roads
5 Jul 2016
Pros: The car was clean and easy to pick up and drop off.
Cons: The a/c did not work. It blew air but it was not cold. Upon dropping the car off, the Budget employee informed me that I had a chip in the windshield and had to fill out an accident report. The chip was the size of a grain of salt and he only saw it because it was next to the bar code. What a joke. I drove the car 1 time and certainly did not notice anything hitting the windshield. I hope that they don't try to pin this one on me.
19 Sep 2016
Ride in Expedition
Pros: Comfort, quiet engine, economical
Cons: Very confusing navigation system, both in setting up and in finding destinations. Also, was unable to add stops/points of interest.
26 Sep 2016
Car has been smoked in
Pros: It was easy and convenient picking up and dropping off the vehicle
Cons: The car had been previously smoked in and caused me a terrible migraine.
11 Feb 2017
Pros: Great car.
24 Apr 2017
Hang onto your gas receipt
Pros: It was a fairly quick check-in and check-out
Cons: I was charged $13.99 for driving under 75miles. Apparently this was in the fine print, but come-on. Unless you bring in your gas receipt, which i did not hang onto, they charge you for driving under 75miles... I filled the tank, but other than the gas gage has not way to prove it.... plus to put this in the fine print is really lame
Outstanding customer service — unlike the location
Pros: I had booked with this location to save some money (as airport car rental locations usually charge more). When I arrived at Monterey airport, I came by the Hertz counter at the baggage claim and asked about a shuttle to the Hertz location where I had placed my booking. I realized very quickly that the staff member did not have the slightest interest in being helpful once I told her that I had booked with the Seaside location. She said I should hail a cab or call them to find out. I thought, "geez, people, come on, are you the same company or not?" So I called the Seaside rental location and a driver picked us up shortly after. They also dropped us off at the airport at the end of our vacation, and the driver initially refused to take my tip. Great service, highly recommended.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like.
7 May 2016
They didn't have any cars
Cons: Hertz confirmed the car was there, no car and no help. After 30 minutes on the phone they directed me to another hertz location 30 miles away, but when i got there, again no car was available..ill never use hertz again, or kayak..what a joke they both are.
17 Aug 2016
Pros: I liked that you can add extra drivers for no additional fee.
Cons: After we got to Hertz to pick up the car, they still had to clean it. When you are driving 20+ hours it would be great if the car were ready when you scheduled to pick it up. We called to see if we could change our reservation and were treated poorly by customer service at that location. Just say no, no need to berate us. It didn't help that they made us wait outside in the hot sun for an hour while we waited for it to be clean. The workers also were commenting on illegal substances they found in the cars when they should have been helping customers, which was beyond unprofessional. Not impressed with this company at all.
3 Oct 2016
Pros: Used Hertz for years
Cons: Car was damaged on front end. Smelled of heavy smoke, and was not clean upon pickup.
I used to think Alamo was bad. As a Hertz #1 member. I hate to say, this will probably be my last.
11 Jan 2017
Slight improvement in service
Pros: Customer representative as kind and took the time to have a conversation with us about our experience.
Cons: Our car was also not inspected at pickup so when we returned it, we were accused of putting a large dent in one of the doors, which we did not, and had no proof we did not because it was not inspected prior to our leaving our pick-up location. Customer rep at drop-off location was kind and apologized for not having the vehicle inspected prior to our leaving the pick-up location. Overall, I am very unsatisfied with out experience and will not be using Hertz again.
11 Feb 2017
EXTRA CHARGES DUE TO BAD COMPUTER SYSTEM
Pros: I picked up the car at 6PM, but they recorded it as 3PM. They charged me for an extra day when I returned it at 4. They were rude on the phone.
The Seaside office itself was great, though.
Pros: The car was very clean and nice. The service was helpful and fast.
Cons: No complaints!
26 Sep 2016
Did not have car available
Pros: Nothing .terrible
Cons: No car was available had pay twice as much from another car company
11 Dec 2016
Pros: Nice upgrade which we really appreciated when we got into LA traffic!
3 Feb 2017
Flat tire and no help
Pros: The car was ok
Cons: Car 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,
13 Feb 2017
Pros: Great price, great car, great experience.
Cons: Nothing, all good!
25 Feb 2017
Convenient, affordable, reliable ski trip SUV
Pros: Able 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.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like about the rental car or the company, or the process of getting it online through kayak.com.