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Tampa, FL, United States
3 Nov — 10 Nov
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Tampa, FL, United States
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From $36/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.7 Excellent (566 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
Alamo
Locations in Tampa
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible3 Aug. 2021
Wasnt told the whole balance had to be available on a credit card even though I had it all in cash. So I couldn't rent the car.
8.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Good staff and return was easy.We were moving things and the back area was tight. We could have used more room.
8.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2021
Drop off awesomeReceived car with ZERO miles to empty in a strange city had to find gas station that luckily was a block away
10.0 Excellent5 Jan. 2021
Very professional..Great Customer Service.Nothing
10.0 Excellent31 Oct. 2020
Very good
8.8 Excellent16 Oct. 2020
Ryan at rental and Dante at dropoff were excellentmore convenient pickup and dropoff locations at more reasonable price
10.0 Excellent6 Apr. 2020
Staff was great. The agent was Very helpful even though he was standing outside in the hot sun. Great guy.Nothing - it was great.
6.4 Good14 Feb. 2020
People were mostly friendlyCar broke down then we were downgraded to a smaller vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan. 2020
Pick-up was scheduled for 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. We arrived at the downtown Tampa facility at around 3:50 due to a flight delay only to find the office closed, with s note on the door that it would reopen on 12/26. Fortunately, we were staying with family on 12/24 and 12/25 so didn’t need the car. However, when I showed up at 8 a.m. on 12/26 to pick up the car for a trip to Fort Myers, I was told that there were no cars available at any Alamo facility in the Tampa metro area. The manager snd staff made no efforts to help, Fortunately, I was able to find a car at Hertz, albeit at 2.5x the rate I’d reserved at Alamo. Terrible experience.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul. 2019
The price was unmatched. Picking up the car was a quick in and outWhen we arrived at the pickup location a lot of people were just standing around doing nothing on their phones being lazy.
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From $39/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
7.9 Good (514 reviews)
20 locations in Tampa
Enterprise
Locations in Tampa
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good19 Oct. 2021
Watch when you are renting from second and third hand sites. I put in Tampa Airport but some how they offered prices for off airport rental of the same company, in this case Enterprise. When I got to the Enterprise airport they had my reservation in the system but it was for a location 20 min. away. So unless I wanted to get an Uber or Cab I had to pay $170. extra to rent from the airport. So beware before you book it, that you are still under the airport address for pick up.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2021
On location where I picked up, it was super fast , pick up and drop off, large selection of cars and everybody were super polite.
10.0 Excellent12 Sep. 2021
Courtesy and efficiency at check in and drop off. Clean, efficient vehicle.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug. 2021
Customer service was great and the process quick. Very courteous and friendly reception.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug. 2021
Enterprise agents went above and beyond to make the pick-up and return process very easy.
10.0 Excellent11 Aug. 2021
Helpful and efficient!
10.0 Excellent5 Jun. 2021
Staff was great even extended rental a day for us with no hassle. Will definitely use again
4.0 Okay30 May 2021
Drop off was easy.The little economy car I received was uncomfortable. But the biggest complaint I have is that it was booked at the wrong location. I asked for airport pickup. They did find me a car, but charged me almost double. Very unhappy.
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr. 2021
Was not informed that car rental was full at the airport and I would have to get an Uber to Hillsborough Enterprise
6.0 Good23 Apr. 2021
The staff was difficult at the airport, we had to pickup are car at a different location(On Nebraska) and to get a Uber to that location. Once we got there.....The young lady was very helpful. Was concerned on drop off because we originally was to have a car from the airport but the young lady state we could drop off the car at 3909 hillsborough ave. Which was ok but we still were inconvenienced on a expense of getting a Uber.Making sure that you have enough vehicles to rent to customers. All three locations next to enterprises did not have cars to rent to customers. Customers were pissed off and being turned away without any assistances.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.4 Good (104 reviews)
7 locations in Tampa
Avis
Locations in Tampa
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct. 2021
I was onsite saw they vichel that I reserved was told over the phone that it was not there, they tried to upgrade me for an extra $400 than my reservation. They lied about what vehicles the had in the lot. Bottom line they will not honor the third party prices.
1.9 Horrible8 Aug. 2021
When we arrived at Tampa airport to pick up our car, the was about 3 hours long and barely moving. There were limited employees working. This also happened to me last year at the St. Louis airport. While standing in the Avis line, I got on my phone and reserved a vehicle with Thrifty for a cheaper price. I walked over to the Thrifty counter and had my vehicle in 20 minutes. While standing in the line, I tried to reach Avis by phone, but that was impossible. I am sure that the phones were off the hook. I was eventually able to cancel online, but by that time it was after my check in time, so Avis is still charging me $50 for a no show. Do yourself a favor, and avoid Avis/Budget no matter what. I am sure that I am not the only one feeling the impact of their horrendous business practices.
4.0 Okay19 Jun. 2021
The car was nice enoughThe person who answered the phone when I asked to exchange did not explain clearly. It was very trying to get the right answer. He was trained to read verbatim but was not trainedto get the right answers to questions. Also the pickup was funbled. They gave me a car that wasn’t in the spot indicated. And after all that, you charged $100 extra an hour.
8.0 Excellent13 Jun. 2021
The car was great - ran well, clean, really good on gas, Lots of room!Pickup was a pain in the neck. It would've been ideal to have more ppl working at the counters when flights get in. The lines were just ridiculous!
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2021
Avis had the best availability of cars in Florida. The drop-off was simple.The line to pick up my already reserved vehicle was almost an hour long. All I had to do was present my ID, choose my options & sign paperwork. Other car rental companies allow me to do this online.
8.0 Excellent2 Jun. 2021
The car wasn't cleaned
8.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
Friendly staff, very clean carHidden expenses when you book are ridiculous. Was originally to pay 500 when I booked online. Card was charged over 1000 when I picked up.
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2021
NoTried to add one day to the itinerary, they wanted to charge me an extra $300. For just one 3xtra day
4.0 Okay6 May 2021
Pick-up was a nightmare. Location: 4664 West Gandy Blvd. Suite 2, Tampa, FL 33611 This is a privately owned location and the proprietor IS running a racket. I was dropped off by a relative to pick up my vehicle. I observed the attendant telling the customers ahead of me that he was out of stock on the car they had booked and so they would have to upgrade to a different model vehicle. When it came to be my time, he tried the same thing, claiming he was out of the economy car that I had reserved online through the booking system. I told him I could not afford to upgrade, nor is it the customer's fault that he was out of the proper vehicles as he "claimed." I also saw a car outside that was the make and model which I was supposed to get, so he was obviously withholding. I called AVIS. They said I could try elsewhere and they'd reimburse me if the charge was less. I booked through Enterprise just in case. Little did I know Enterprise was a quarter of the mile down the road. The attendant at AVIS should have had the courtesy to tell me. Stranded, I waited. The attendant took his time with other customers. I WAITED 2.5 HOURS for him to give me the vehicle that was sitting in the front parking lot! I HAD TO ASK HIM WHO IT WAS FOR -- he said someone had prepaid and was supposed to pick it up before he closed at 2:00 p.m. It was a Saturday so he closed early. First of all, the customer who is present is always served, not some person who "might" show up. Also, I saw him scam a young couple who came in to pick up their reservation. He told them he was out of the car they had booked and they needed to upgrade! I nice additional 200 dollars or more. He should have comped the upgrade. The customer is NEVER penalized because the company runs out of cars (which was a lie). This service is terrible. Again, I witnessed the owner pull this scam on four different customers. He didn't want to give me the car because he knew I'd gotten a good deal and I was holding my ground. At one point he became condescending when I told him that I'd been waiting 2.5 hours and to wait on me instead of taking another customer. He ignored me! I then asked, "Why are you ignoring me?!" He then said, "You're the one who wouldn't upgrade!" I told him I shouldn't have to; that it wasn't ethical. I insisted I get the car that was waiting outside. He was not happy. He gave it to me completely dirty. It hadn't been vacuumed or sanitized. I took pictures. Send in a secret shopper to see what he is pulling. FYI: He loves to talk and comes across as friendly--it's an act! He needs to be reported because it is not fair to customers or AVIS/BUDGET.An honest owner.
10.0 Excellent3 May 2021
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Rated no. 4
Sixt
7.3 Good (447 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
Sixt
Locations in Tampa
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2021
all rental car companies seem to be very slow at pick-up. sixt was better than some. drop off was very easy
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
I rarely write reviews in general, but this experience was so atrocious to me, I felt obliged to warn others. Due to the a change in flights by the airline, we tried to move our car rental reservation from Tampa to Orlando. Unfortunately Sixt had no cars available in Orlando, so I tried to cancel my reservation by phone, but they direct you to an email address. I emailed them asking to cancel my reservation expecting a $100 charge as we had prepaid and the cancelation fell within three days of the reservation. Sixt, however, kept asking if I was sure that I wanted to cancel, until it was within 24 hours of the reservation. I basically had to beg them to cancel my reservation, asking them to honor the original time I had asked them to cancel. They did finally agree to cancel the reservation, but at the less than 24 hour mark for the now $200 fee. It very strongly felt like they intentionally delayed honoring my cancelation in order to collect a larger fee. My advice is never prepay for a rental in general and strongly consider another rental car company.
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct. 2021
Had a reservation for 11, got to the counter about 1115. They didn’t have a car for us. Finally got one shortly after noon.
4.0 Okay22 Oct. 2021
Excessive charging for tolls (admin fee of $5 each toll even if it’s 32 cents on your SunPass). Needed to extend rental and customer service is difficult to reach. Everything is “send email” and you never receive a response. Much more expensive (back end charges) then renting from Hertz/Enterprise/Avis. Would never rent from them again.
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct. 2021
They are not honoring the reservation amount. Charging double what was quoted
1.9 Horrible13 Oct. 2021
This reservation was placed with Priceline. I do not understand the relationship between Priceline, Kayak and SIXT. Please be aware that I cancelled this reservation three days prior to the date noted on the contract. Priceline made me go directly to the rental agency to perform this function. SIXT charged a cancellation fee for prepayment and three days notice to cancel. I filed complaints with SIXT, Priceline, Department of Consumer Affairs and BBB. If you would care to assist in having the $100 fee released please contact me at 845 216 6548. Thank you.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
I NEVER GOT THE CAR! WE GOT THERE AND THE COUNTER WAS CLOSED!!!!!! AND THEY SAY THEY ARE KEEPING MY MONEY!!! WE HAD TO RENT FROM ANOTHER COMPANY, THAT OR BE STRANDED WITH MY 2 KIDS AT THE AIRPORT UNTIL 9 AM THE NEXT DAY!!!! HORRIBLE PEOPLE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE, NO ONE ANSWERS THE PHONE. THESE THIRD PARTY KAYAK PRICELINE WHAT A JOKE NO ONE HELPS AFTER THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY. RUN RUN RUN
10.0 Excellent11 Sep. 2021
Super easy to work with!!
1.9 Horrible3 Sep. 2021
Avoid this company at all costs, deceptive practices. You will not be able to get ahold of anyone. Lots of hidden fees and they don't even have the vehicles they advertise. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy. RUN AWAY!!!!!!!
7.9 Good2 Sep. 2021
Loved almost everything about the experience, the only thing that bothered me a little was they trying to sell more insurance at the counter, trying to scare me using sales tatics. I had bought the insurance thru KAYAK, and even on the insurance confirmation email saying that I “ didn’t need to buy more coverage” and showing that to the sales person, he tried to push it. I understand he is a salesperson and that is his job….. he was very nice and polite though. Overall I had a great experience.
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From $38/dayRated no. 5
Budget
7.3 Good (330 reviews)
6 locations in Tampa
Budget
Locations in Tampa
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good25 Oct. 2021
Price was good compared to others, but SUV was dirty, windows needed cleaning BAD. Windshield wiper fluid was Empty. Since it was empty, I decided to check oil, it was full, but dirty, needed changing - not an issue for me at the time but I will never consider buying a Used Budget Rental Car after seeing that.
5.9 Okay16 Oct. 2021
The associate was going to e-mail the contract to us, it never happened. Could not get out of the parking garage without the contract. lost 45 min. of time trying to get a paper copy.
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
Worst experience with a rental company; awful customer service and lack of communication about company policies and hours of operation. Never again!
7.9 Good14 Sep. 2021
Pick up was simple and quick. I dropped off at a different location but was confused about what I actually needed to do to drop the car off. I ended up going to the airport counter and everything was taken care of simply. I feel there should be a bit more instruction for the drop off part in the email just to avoid confusion.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2021
Very good 👍
1.9 Horrible29 Aug. 2021
car was not cleaned or cleaned well enough
1.9 Horrible12 Aug. 2021
The requirement for picking up the rental was different from going inside. Couldn’t even get the rental cause they don’t support my credit card or debit card
7.9 Good10 Aug. 2021
I think the car could have been a little cleaner but the experience was easy and the service fine
1.9 Horrible9 Aug. 2021
Well when asking about gas prices. You guys said you had 2.56 per gallon. That was a lie. I had asked if the tank had some gas in it would I have been charged for a full tank. She said no but that was a lie too. I tried showing the guy checking my car in a scratch that was there the first day I got the car before I took it out, He blamed me for not showing them sooner. I’m not happy with budge car rentals and I’ll probably never rent another car through you guys again. I asked for a toll pass and I don’t even think I got it? But y’all can make sure to charge me 50 dollars for 4 gallons of gas. Thanks a lot
1.9 Horrible8 Aug. 2021
We reserved a minivan. We waited at the counter for 35 minutes while our “van” was being cleaned. Counter agent was passive aggressive. We were told our” minivan” was waiting in spot “G27”. When we went to the garage to pick up our minivan, there was no vehicle in spot G27. The garage agents/attendants gave me the Nissan Pathfinder in H41. Then another customer came up to me as I was packing and she was given the same Nissan Pathfinder in that spot. It was absolutely unprofessional. I would not recommend Budget/Avis. I expect to be refunded the money I spent on the minivan I never received. Overall, I will not be utilizing Budget again in future for my car rental needs.
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From $37/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
7.2 Good (436 reviews)
3 locations in Tampa
Thrifty
Locations in Tampa
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay25 Oct. 2021
The minivan had issues and handled poorly. It was too late in the day to swap with a different vehicle. Seats didn’t work in the back row and would not fold down.
10.0 Excellent15 Oct. 2021
I know there are limitations, but it would be nice to have more than one person at the airport. We stood in line for quite some time waiting for the one agent to open up for us to rent the car. Other than that, it was a breeze doing business with Thrifty.
10.0 Excellent17 Sep. 2021
the service at pick up and drop off was very quickly. The car was really comfortable. I loved how easy the process of rented. I definitely recommend rent a car in TPA. I just recommend to ask for a not smoking car. The car I rented is supposedly non-smoking but obviously someone had smoked in the car.
5.9 Okay1 Aug. 2021
The wait time was over an hour and a half but the girl that helped us was very nice and helpful
1.9 Horrible31 Jul. 2021
First vehicle: brakes were bad. Had to go back and get a new vehicle. Second vehicle was dirty. Had to pay for spouse to be additional driver
3.9 Mediocre28 Jul. 2021
There was an hour wait to get the car, which was frustrating after a long flight. The car smelled of smoke. It had scratches and dings on all sides and the individual marking the paper missed some of the most significant marks where someone just scrapped the front bumper on concrete. If I hadn't called it out, I'm afraid they would have assumed I wrecked the car and charged me. The car smelled like smoke. It was very disappointing. However, the car did drive well and the return was easy.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul. 2021
very good service and very good price too,
10.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2021
My only complaint is that we had to wait 45 min in line to sign in, but that was probably due to heavy travel. Gate agent was great.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2021
The entire process was very easy and fast. Everyone was very nice to deal with.
1.9 Horrible13 Jul. 2021
It was not communicated to us the we’d need a credit card to rent the SUV we reserved. Instead, because I only had my bank debit card, they would only rent us a full-size car. 5 adults in a full-size car was less than ideal. Additionally the car smelled horrible. They tried masking the fact that a smoker had used the car, which only made the odor worse. I will never rent from Thrifty again based on this experience.
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From $46/dayRated no. 7
Dollar
7 Good (722 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Dollar
Locations in Tampa
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Oct. 2021
The check in and drop off related to the rental was seamless.
7.9 Good17 Oct. 2021
The car was not as we quite expected. It was great gas mileage but didn’t have the basic upgrades we thought would be included like GPS.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
The car stunk. Now dollar rental has charged us for cleaning the automobile. They were informed of how the car smelled. Never will I use this company again. The fight begins to get my $$$$$$. Can you say lawsuit
1.9 Horrible11 Aug. 2021
At the Tampa rental counter on Aug 8, 2021 at around 1PM, there was a line of 15 to 20 clients waiting to be served by...just 3 agents who take turn going on rest (coffee)break or lunch so really there were only 2 agents who spent between 10-15 minutes upselling all kinds of extras (larger car, insurance, full vs empty tank at return). The majority of the time the answer was NEGATIVE ; however, the agent who served me insisted that I must buy liability insurance although my insurance broker in Canada assured that my policy has a rider to cover Liability: another 5 minutes spending on arguing the Dollar agent. It took over 60 minutes from the moment I was in the line until I finally got the contract. By the way all other rental companies have no problem with a long line. Guess where I would rent a car in the future: for sure will avoid Dollar/Thrifty. Btw, I was supposed to get a Toyota Corolla or similar; instead I was given a Ford Fiesta (economy): not Right!!!!
7.9 Good11 Aug. 2021
Pickup waiting line was quite long, but rental agent was very nice.
7.9 Good4 Aug. 2021
The car had a really bad cigarettes smokes smell, no car available to change out or to upgrade.
3.9 Mediocre2 Aug. 2021
There was a 2 hour line. I had to go to another rental agency. Priceline says I may have to pay a fee to get my refund even though I didn’t get a car through them.
7.9 Good22 Jul. 2021
I booked a Buick and they gave us a Kia but I was able to change the car to what I needed.
10.0 Excellent7 Jul. 2021
There were no Issues with the pick-up or drop off in the Tampa Airport on a holiday weekend. The car was clean and ready to go.
4.0 Okay27 Jun. 2021
The wait time to pick up our rental was over an hour and there were no Full-size SUV vehicles available so we received a minivan. It was wet inside because staff did not close back windows. A message came on saying an oil change was due.
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From $46/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
6.7 Good (831 reviews)
9 locations in Tampa
Hertz
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
When we arrived at the Hertz rental place at noon on Saturday, which was our scheduled time for pickup. They were closed and said their computers automatically shut down and there was nothing they could do for us. So we were not able to get our car rental and the following day they were closed as well. We were told to come back Monday AM. You should not allow for a pickup at the time your store is closing. We were forced to us Uber and Lift for the whole weekend, when we should have had our rental car. Very disappointing and costly!
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct. 2021
The travel was great, but I had a rough time with the rental car I had to go twice for a exchange due to the vehicles had mechanical issues. I would never rent a car from Hertz again.
8.0 Excellent21 Oct. 2021
Agent was nice - the kind of car that was rented for the amount I spent could have been better.
10.0 Excellent21 Oct. 2021
100% satisfied👍👍
8.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
Everything went smooth in pick up and drop off with Hertz rental car. The vehicle was new a comfortable, and got good mileage. I would rent from Hertz again in the future.
7.9 Good12 Oct. 2021
The staff at the location seemed to not have the support that they needed. At the Hertz Tampa Downtown at the Marriott Waterside Ryan, the agent at the desk was very helpful. When we arrived, there were no cars, as their supply had not been brought to them in the morning by the Herz at the Tampa Airport. Even with this difficult situation, he was able to get us a car when one arrived, about an hour later, after it had been dropped off at the hotel and was cleaned. Ryan kept a friendly helpful attitude throughout the process and resolved everything fully for us, which started off a nice weekend on the right foot.
1.9 Horrible30 Sep. 2021
I was not able to rent from the car reserve location at Marriott Hotel, D/T Tampa. I will never use Kayak for a car rental reservation again. No service personnel at the hotel counter and waited far too long.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
The rental company wasn’t at the airport. I was told it was. Big pain to get car and return car. Will never use you again. You try to make it look like such a great deal and really your just avoiding the airport taxes. I’d rather paid more and been able to get car at airport.
1.9 Horrible19 Sep. 2021
I had to cancel this reservation because the pick up location was not at Tampa Airport as I had requested. I had a very difficult time cancelling this via Kayak & Hertz. Won't use Kayak ever again.
1.9 Horrible8 Sep. 2021
had to cancel my rental car. Was very disappointed that I was charged almost half of what I paid just to cancel and only because I chose to pay when I booked, rather than waiting and paying at the counter.
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Rated no. 9
Ace
6.4 Good (174 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Ace
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Jul. 2021
I had to cancel the trip and I approached both priceline and Ace and they did not refund me and were extremely rude. Will never buy again from any of you
5.9 Okay26 Jul. 2021
It took a LONG time to even get through the line to rent the car. Only one worker. Then when we went to get the car one of the drivers that brought up the cars was a huge jerk. Car was pretty clean except there was a lot of chips between the passenger seat and console.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun. 2021
They gave away our reservation and I had to go with another company. They did help me with that, though.
4.0 Okay1 Apr. 2021
My Representative was pleasant.Only reason I ended up at ACE is because they were the only one that had a car for the time period I needed a car. They the reps are super hard sell on all the up charges when just the base rental fee was high to begin with. Not sure I would call a Nissan Versa a mid-sized car, but that was the 'similar' sized car that I had to take. Would be the last choice again.
8.0 Excellent13 Mar. 2021
I feel like the customer service person kept adding on extra and by the time I was done my bill was over $500 and when I booked it was around $250. She tried to add insurance until I caught that. Then told me there were tolls everywhere so then added on for tolls. I didn’t hit one toll booth. I just get money money back for tolls because it’s a scams. You would b able to tell if I hit a toll. I will not use this service only because the customer service was sneaky. I don’t like that and the toll booth is a scam.
6.0 Good9 Mar. 2021
The sales guy tried to charge me more and upgrade my car for more $. The guy i got the car from and dropped it off too was very niceSales guy could have been less pushy
2.0 Mediocre8 Feb. 2021
The price that I got when I first made the reservationIf you guys could include in the total booking fee the Ensurance fees as deposits needed on arrival.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan. 2021
They could have had a car for me. Used kayak booking site and it does not allow you to adjust the time of rental pickup. Got there at 10a and kayak set our pickup for 12p. I was told they didn’t have a car in the size I ordered. They did have a larger car for 3x the price I agreed to.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec. 2020
Nothing I couldn’t get the car. Had to pick one up at a competitor.Required utility bill to rent and didn’t know until I got there. First time I’ve ever heard of such a thing. Then they limited mileage and said I couldn’t leave the state. Non of which was disclosed until I got there.
4.0 Okay29 Dec. 2020
NothingBe more expecific with the type of car you rent it was so bad
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Rated no. 10
Advantage
6.2 Good (113 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Advantage
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
Advantage never showed up at 7 a.m. at the desk in Tampa. Ace Rental took my reservation at 7. They got into Advantage's computer. The car's transmission started having problems half way through the drive from Tampa Airport to my destination in Ft. Myer's. I called Ace, they called back and asked if I wanted a tow truck to tow me back. I said no as the car somehow readjusted itself when I turned it off and restarted it. Then I continued on the highway, and the transmission started having trouble again. I could only go 40 in a 70 mph zone. It was dangerous. Advantage said I did not show up for my rental. I said yes, but Ace took it over. I was told that was not possible. It was. The check engine light turned on. I sat for 30 minutes on a road off of the highway. I was told people would call me. They did not. I drive 30 mph to get to my sister's house with noises under the car. I finally made it to my sister's house. Later that evening, a tow truck dropped off a different car and took that one. The man could barely drive the car up onto the truck. He has to back it up and gun it. What should have taken me 2 hrs and 10 minutes took 5.5 hours. I understand that cars have mechanical issues. But it was the lack of communication and failure to take responsibility by the staff that was the most troublesome. I am considering challenging the charge on the car with the company because of the personal danger I was in on the highway, and the stress/amount of time it took to get to Ft. Myers. Paula Coffee
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2021
Both at the gate and in the garage, the reps were very helpful and clarified the rules clearly. They answered questions and were informative about options.
5.9 Okay4 Aug. 2021
The first car had a front end shake at 44 mph and I had to drive it back over the bridge. Very unsafe and scary!!!! Advantage should have sent someone to pick this car up from me. This could have become a serious liability. I was not offered anything for the inconvenience and safety. Very dissatisfied!
7.9 Good12 Jul. 2021
I didn’t know there was a charge to not fill up the tank, would’ve done it myself
8.0 Excellent28 Jun. 2021
Staff during the check-in process was great. The lady at the counter was very friendly.Getting the care was different. Unfortunately, Advantage didn't have any staff there and one of the other companies was handling their vehicles. The poor guy was flying solo while handling his company and Advantage. To top it off the first car had an issue with the seat and they had to get another car cleaned and to me, which added about 20-minutes. Also, if you can update the information on the site to show that the pickup location is in TPA's Rental Car Center. It shows an off-site location and I was momentarily lost until someone pointed me in the right direction.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun. 2021
not flashy, no upsell, just no nonsense business . i had clean new car which seemed to be the case with all their cars in TPA. lastly, the price was literally half of the competition. without hesitation. use them again
8.0 Excellent23 May 2021
If the car had a front in alignment
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
My car rental was for 7 AM no one was there I had to go to another car rental finally at 8 o'clock I was able to get a car
4.0 Okay20 Apr. 2021
Staff at the counter was not very friendly. Charged me a $150 deposit. When will that be returned?The sign for the counter at the Tampa airport is not very clear. We followed the signs and it led down to the garage and had to go back up to get the keys.
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar. 2021
Nothing. Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next dayEverything . Priceline and advantage would not honor my rental. The counter was closed at pickup time and they would not allow me to pick up the next day
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Rated no. 11
Fox
5.9 Okay (690 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Fox
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 Oct. 2021
Pick up , had to show too many documents, called insurance company , show itinerary many questions. 30 minutes is too long
10.0 Excellent18 Oct. 2021
Nice ride! Only complaint I had was rear window was really dirty
3.9 Mediocre17 Oct. 2021
Couldn’t understand what the rep was saying. We didn’t understand what he said about getting the toll thing and where to pick up the car and whether or not we needed to come with the gas full. We went to first level than level two snd than finally level three where fox is. No direction. And this was after ten hours of travel. I won’t book with them again.
7.9 Good17 Oct. 2021
Car could have been cleaner, people were very nice
7.9 Good13 Oct. 2021
Took a little while to get the car but everything else went great and i would rent from them again. My car was even upgraded
1.9 Horrible11 Oct. 2021
I changed my flight to a later time and I can not extend my car rental, I would have to cancel and then rebook... I looked at the selections they have and it's very limited and doesn't work for us. I would probably not use Fox car rental again.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2021
This was a last minute rental after we arrived at the airport. There were no issues. It was a very smooth process.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct. 2021
I waited in line for over 45 minutes just to find out the car I reserved wasn't even ready. I was told I could wait even longer or pay $45 extra for a "better" car. The car smelled terrible, it was dirty and felt unsafe driving. If you went over 45mph the car started shaking. They definitely aren't looking over mechanical issues before renting out cars. It's putting families at risk and should be taken seriously.
3.9 Mediocre27 Sep. 2021
Vehicle had strong smoke odor and rep was not able to replace vehicle when made aware of this. I ended up having to take a nasty experience to be able to have a form of transportation
1.9 Horrible25 Sep. 2021
This company should never be placed in your system!
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Rated no. 12
Payless
5.8 Okay (414 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Payless
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
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  • 5.5
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 Apr. 2021
Friendly, quick staff. No issues whatsoever.The vehicle was very basic. This wasn't really a problem based on our needs and we did choose economy, but I can't think of anything else that could have been better- other than maybe price but I realize this is a supply/demand issue.
4.0 Okay19 Jan. 2021
Once we actually got to a staff member (after waiting in line for over an hour because the Payless, Avis, and Budget counters were all combined), he was very polite and helpful. The car was new and it was very nice. Drop off was an ease.A warning at least would have been nice about the lack of staffing or the possible extended wait times. The fact that I set a pick up time and expected to go to the counter to get my car, but waited in line for over an hour instead was frustrating to say the least. I have appreciated an offered substantial upgrade or refund for the inconvenience.
4.8 Okay24 Jan. 2020
I like the vehicle.The truck was not cleaned inside or out from the previous renter. We found water bottles, toothpaste, towels, Etc. It should be noted on my paperwork.
8.4 Excellent6 Nov. 2019
A somewhat different type of car than we booked (got a minivan instead of an SUV) but it did the job well enough.
9.2 Excellent14 Oct. 2019
The staff member in Tampa was terrific. We wanted to rent a Jeep Cherokee, and he went out of his way to ensure we got one. Thanks!The car was overall very clean, but there was a bit of sand in the back seat of the vehicle. I suppose that's to be expected since it was Florida and beach season. At any rate, it didn't bother us in the slightest and the experience was great.
4.0 Okay31 Mar. 2019
There is no customer service department available to call.
2.4 Mediocre31 Mar. 2019
The address provided for the car rental center was an abandoned lot. I called the 800 number and they didn’t know that either. When I went to the airport location, they said “sorry, that happens all the time. I don’t knuw why they haven’t changed it.” Absolutely unsatisfactory.
2.8 Mediocre24 Mar. 2019
Car had very high mileage, very dirty at pickup, car safety features did not work.
10.0 Excellent7 Mar. 2019
Service was professional, quick and efficient. I would definitely rent with them again and recommend the service
10.0 Excellent26 Feb. 2019
John Diaz was fantastic and got us on our way in a timely manner. Check-in could not have been faster.
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Rated no. 13
Executive Car Rental
4.8 Okay (783 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Executive Car Rental
Locations in Tampa
  • 5.4
  • 5.1
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible31 Jul. 2021
Very poor experience. Would never ever recommend to anyone on the face of this planet.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul. 2021
No line to pick up the car when I arrived. Very friendly. Easy process
10.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2021
The pickup process is a bit slow compared to other major companies which are right next to them in the terminal. In my case only two agents were at the desk and after completing the check in paperwork the agents leave the desk to walk each customer down a level to their car where it is inspected and photos taken. Then they return to the desk to meet the next customer, fortunately I only had two customers ahead of me so the wait was only 10 -15 minutes but I could see it being a long process if the line was longer. Ashley the agent who took care of me was great, she was efficient, pleasant and explained their process completely. You must have proof of insurance card with you and they do contact the insurance company to verify the coverage is sufficient and current so be sure to have that information or be prepared to buy their coverage. I would rent from them again when in Tampa if their rates remain lower then major carriers.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Everything.
8.0 Excellent9 Apr. 2021
Yes and yesCar smelled. Other than that everything was good
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr. 2021
Staff was horrible & uncaring. Flight changed times earlier on day of fllighttbeyond my control. They said they close at 8pm & flight was due in at 8pm, would not wait 15mins said I needed to cancel which put me in a huge bind. Not a good turn outEverything
2.0 Mediocre5 Apr. 2021
We thought we had a reservation for the evening when we arrived. We received an email that said if we didn’t pick the car up by noon we would lose it. We emailed customer service to see if they could assist us. The responses were short and stated reasons why it was our fault with no effort to help us with a rental.A reminder email to confirm our reservation and customer service that tried to go above and beyond vs the experience we had.
2.0 Mediocre27 Mar. 2021
Nothing I was totally ripped off o got there and they said that because I wasn’t there by 12 noon my reservation was cancelled my car rental went from $246 to $611 and I was also told that there were tolls to where I was going I never went through a toll in all 6 days. The place was a SCAM!Maybe if your going to cancel someone’s reservation give them a phone call and also honor the original price I paid instead of nickel and dimming me.
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar. 2021
Nothing the rental was non existant.supplied what you offered.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar. 2021
Great customer service!!!
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Rated no. 14
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.6 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good14 Dec. 2016
Not a good experienceNoneIn the website it is saying that you rent the car and drop it at the airport which is not true.We need to wait for a shuttle 30 min to take us to the place they have the car and there it took almost an hour till we finded a nice clean car.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov. 2016
Good price.The price was the lowest. The car was clean inside. The people were very friendly.It was awkward getting from the airport to the car rental but they were helpful in the process.
6.0 Good1 Nov. 2016
Lucky to have a vechicleReserve a Mini Van and they did not save me one so had to take a larger passenger van
9.6 Excellent1 Nov. 2016
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7.2 Good19 Sep. 2016
Office Staff was friendly. Car was in good condition that I received.It's a long procedure to get the car. If there had been any kind of line it could've taken hours. Even in drop off. There's no need for a paper receipt if you're emailed it as well. The bus for the airport couldn't be bothered to wait for me to drop the keys. The guys who maintain cars and drive shuttle were not friendly. We seemed to be a bother.
4.8 Okay7 Sep. 2016
Long wait. Way to far drop off and pick up. ReservCar was ok. But lot of scratched outside. Had to document carefully myself so that don't get charged.Reservation got cancelled due took showing up little bit later than 2 hours. Long wait to get there car. Way far pick up and drop off location. Leaves adequate times for drop off.
5.2 Okay6 Sep. 2016
The checking agent was rude and appeared very unhelpful. we waited for over 20 minutes because no one was at the office at 6 am. There was quite obvious damage to the car door which was not logged previously by the company- if we weren't thorough, we could have missed it in the dark and be liable.
8.4 Excellent21 Aug. 2016
Good serviceI like that person was helping me is very knowledgeable and helpfulI didn't like your office or you called the waiting room was dirty and messy it gives you a not comfortable feeling about the place.you should look into it because busses is based on the first minute of impression..my name Joseph eddine
6.8 Good14 Aug. 2016
Not enough staff.
4.4 Okay10 Jul. 2016
Rip OffThe price was right going in. But renter beware! The will find a way to gouge you!I picked the car up at 3am in a poorly lit parking lot. Afterward u noticed some pre-existing damage on the car. After several 20 minute dropped calls u spoke with the manager Sam. He interrupted me as I was explaining the damage on the car. No problem! Just let them know when you return the car! Complete lie! I go to return the car. I explained the situation. The guys first response: Sam is not here! Fill out this accident report! When I told him I was going to write a poor review he just laughed! Eventually Sam came over and said I signed off on the car so therefore I was responsible! I intend to pursue this through the media!
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Rated no. 15
Easirent
4.5 Okay (65 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Easirent
Locations in Tampa
  • 4.7
  • 5.2
  • 4.5
  • 4.3
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent21 Oct. 2021
The car ran very well and the office staff were excellent. My only 2 issues which ranked a good instead of excellent were: the window cleaning was awful and the cleaning smell was nausiating. The front window had a fog look to it. I had to rub it down to see clearly. I only drove with the windows open for the first 4 days as the cleaning smell was overpowerful and made me nauseous.
2.0 Mediocre18 Oct. 2021
My experience with EasiRent car rental at 5124 West Cypress Street, Tampa Bay, Florida 33609 on 10/05/2021. The person I dealt with was Andy S. (AS7) on the rental agreement. I am disputing $84.00 for the toll package sold to me and $14.41 for additional fees and taxes because of the toll package charge for a total of $98.41 in dispute. Everything started out ok until Andy S. got to the up-sell portion of the car rental transaction covering insurance, tolls etc. After declining all of the insurance offered to me, he asked if I was interested in buying the toll package that they had to offer for $12.00 a day. He told me that it covered any and all tolls I would go through for the time period of renting the car. (7 days) I asked him why I would need a toll package because I’ve been in the area in the past and don’t recall going through any tolls. He asked me where I was heading. I told him I was going to Treasure Island on the coast. He then told me in no uncertain terms that there was an unmanned toll booth (all electronic license plate readers or transponder readers) to get on and off of the island and if I did not buy the toll package that I would be charged for any toll I went through plus I would also be charged a $25.00 administration fee for each toll. He then told me that buying the package for $84.00 for the seven days would give me the freedom to go on and off of the island as many times as I wanted without more charges. So, ONLY based on his misrepresentation about the tolls and his insistence that there were unmanned tolls booths on the way to and from my destination did I buy the toll package. After using the car for the seven days and going anywhere I wanted to go, I never went through a toll booth nor did I ever see one or hear of one in the area. I believe Andy S. lied straight to my face to up sell the toll package me. When I returned the car on 10/12/2021 I confronted Andy S. about the way he sold me the toll package and told him I never went thought a toll the entire time I had the car. He got very defensive and told me “Well you agreed to buy it.” I told him “Yes only after you lied to me about the toll issue”. He then walked away shrugging his shoulders saying “there wasn’t anything he could do about it.” After I got home, I tried to call the location a few times to try to talk to a manager but the phone just rang and rang without anybody answering it. I then tried to call the corporate office. When the call was answered by an automated answering system, I was put on hold for a few minutes then disconnected. After a couple of tries I gave up. After all of this this happened, I took some time to read some reviews of this place and noticed several other people complained about the same tactics used on them including the toll package and up sell and nobody answering the phones. Thank you, Ron Faucette
1.9 Horrible17 Oct. 2021
I will NEVER rent from them again. Pickup at airport on Sunday morning was a long wait. Customer service rep (Judy) was courteous and friendly...really wanted me to activate SunPass for tolls, but never mentioned how much it cost. We were half an hour early; told full size reserved was not available, provided with Nissan Kick SUV. Drove from Easirent to IHOP (1 mile) and Malfunction warning showed up on Dashboard. Took the car directly back to Easirent and was told this was okay. The company disabled some of the features and it was just fine to drive the car. Drove to Sailport Waterfront Suites, 3.7 miles from Easirent with malfunction warning all the way. Parked the car and did not drive it until Wednesday morning. Drove to Clearwater Mall, 10.4 miles from Sailport with malfunction warnings. Started car to return and saw Key Malfunction; emergency brake malfunction, warning lights for ABS, tire pressure, and several others. Stopped at gas station to top up. Realized Gas Gauge and Speedometer were not working. Drove back to Sailport VERY Carefully and tried to call Easirent. Finally got thru to Easirent and my husband was told he could bring it in and swap for another car, but if he just wanted to turn it in, there would be no refund. It was due back Saturday morning anyway. He decided to just park it. Tried to use it Friday night to go to dinner, but the car would not start. Left it in frustration. When he returned he tried to call Easirent, no answer, finally got an answer and was told that it was our responsibility to return the car. No assistance from Easirent. I took over at this point and called Progressive (our insurer) for Roadside assistance (GREAT service!). While I was on the phone arranging a tow, the rep asked if the car could be placed in neutral. I went down to try and the car started! I put the tow on hold and my husband immediately took the car back to Easirent to turn it in. Still showing malfunction warnings. Of course, no warnings showed up when their rep got in the car and started it at Easirent. I was told by my son, that the rep tried not to smirk, but wasn't really successful at being sincere in apologizing and assuring my husband that the car would not be rented out to anyone else before being completely checked out. Never Again!
1.9 Horrible12 Oct. 2021
Place was closed when I arrived. I am having trouble getting a refund.
5.9 Okay6 Oct. 2021
The car could have been cleaner. The property does not answer their phone.
1.9 Horrible3 Oct. 2021
Waited 3 hrs for car.When i complained, was told if i didn't like it to go back to airport,so i did.From the time i left there,back to the airport,rented car from alamo and was on the road in 30 mins.place was filthy,nasty ,holes in the wall.nightmare!
1.9 Horrible26 Sep. 2021
Office was supposed to be open at 6am. Had difficulty contacting the office. We waited at the airport for almost an hour before the shuttle picked us up. Once we arrived, no one was at the front desk and we waited for about 15 minutes. Person was rude and in the end, we ended up paying 3x the original booking fee, plus a $250 deposit. When we received the vehicle, it was dirty inside and out.
3.9 Mediocre20 Sep. 2021
Seemed a bit unorganized and under staffed to accommodate all their customers. The SUV I got was not very clean, smelled of smoke and was dinged up all over the exterior. I guess you get what you pay for since the price was very low.
7.9 Good19 Sep. 2021
Check in was a little slow but it was cheap so worth the wait
1.9 Horrible12 Aug. 2021
Had to rent a car because mine was in the shop, mechanic originally told me it would be a few days. However they managed to fix it same day. Brought the rental back within 4 hrs (15 miles) to do a prorated return however was told they do not do returns once the car leaves the lot. So I pay the same regardless of using it for 4 hrs or 5 days but the earlier I return the earlier I get my 509 deposit back.
Rated no. 16
Silvercar
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Tampa
Silvercar
Locations in Tampa
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Mar. 2018
Top notchThe car, the service, the personnel, responsiveness...everything was very well done.N/A
10.0 Excellent13 Mar. 2018
New rental company experiencePicked up at the airport in one of the rental cars instead of a shuttle bus, and got to talk to the driver about the company and procedure while going from the airport to the rental location nearby. I hadn't done an all electronic type of rental before. They made it easy. Once you got the app loaded it was easy enough. Nice clean new Audi A4. Also a drop off at the airport, upon return, in the car that you had rented, so you don't have to move your bags or ride in a bus back to the airport. Very convenient to get dropped right at the curb by your airline departure location. Great experience. Helpful people from end to end. I'd use them again.Loading the app on my iphone was a bit of a pain. I couldn't get the pages on the app to scroll correctly so I could fill out the forms. I ultimately had to fill in the needed information to sign up via my laptop. Once I got through that it was easy. And with the app loaded I won't have to go through that again.
Rated no. 17
National
7.1 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Tampa
National
Locations in Tampa
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible18 Sep. 2021
It wasn’t National’s fault, it was Kayak’s fault. You booked a car at a location that was closed, never sent a confirmation email and then offered no help in rebooking. The supervisor I talked to on the phone was rude and ended up hanging up. Completely disappointed with the way you guys left me stranded. I’ve never been treated like this by a company for something that was their fault. Never using Kayak or any affiliated companies again.
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr. 2021
OkGot charge for extra dirrty car had to wait an hour to get my car
8.0 Excellent16 Mar. 2021
The staff was very helpful and the office was clean. They came out and helped me hook up my blue tooth when I asked. Very friendly.My car was dirty and smelled pretty bad from a smoker. They did give it a quick wash for me, but the smell lasted for my whole trip.
6.0 Good28 Nov. 2018
Car was supposed to be at airport in Tampa. Find out some how my reservation was for Tampa 5 miles away. Had to take a taxi from airport to car rental place 10 mins away. And wanted to charge us 160$ at airport when we booked for 40$. And this car is not in good running condition.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct. 2018
I was not informed when I made the reservation that a major credit card was required. I had ample funds on my debit card but it would not be accepted.
5.2 Okay22 Jun. 2017
Very easy process, very expensive fee for gasThe drop off process was fast.I felt like I was rushed out of my car and could have left personal belongings behind easily. Also, the gas fee is overly expensive and I was charged $60 for a tank when the current gas prices would have allowed for a $40 fill up.
9.2 Excellent19 Mar. 2017
Friendly and fast serviceFriendly staff, easy pick up, clean vehicle.nothing
5.6 Okay15 Mar. 2017
Mixed experienceLoved the car I was rented. Newer model. Very clean.Phone number to National did not work so unable to stay in touch when I needed to talk to someone in the office. Car not ready when I arrived (person helping me went and cleaned it himself, so that was helpful), printer not working so no paperwork to take with me. I put in TPA for airport and was given an offsite location. I thought I was renting from airport and went there first. Big disruption to my plans. Ultimately my fault for not paying attention to the address, but also very confusing process that I was clear I wanted airport.
10.0 Excellent28 Feb. 2017
Fantastic customer service, easy check in process and they had the exact vehicle I needed.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec. 2016
EasyEasy pick up, great rate saved 50% on this on we way rental vehicle in comparative vehicle with other companyThe return was easy but for so.e reason my rental agreement was not on the system Maybe because it was a one way rental vehicle? Not sure
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6247 travellers who hired a car in Tampa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in or near Tampa

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$42/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a car hire in Tampa

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Car hire excess insurance in Tampa

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 Tampa 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 Tampa.

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 Tampa car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Tampa

  • For travelers planning on renting a car during their time in Tampa, it is as simple as hopping onto the SkyConnect train after your flight to Tampa International Airport lands. The SkyConnect train can be found in the main terminal building and connects the airport to the hire Car Center and the Economy Parking Lot.
  • Travelers new to Florida should be extra careful when driving in the rain, especially during the later summer months. Storms can appear out of nowhere and can quickly flood the streets with water, making them dangerous for inexperienced drivers. The flooding will pass quickly, so just be sure to keep an eye on the weather.
  • Rush hour in Tampa lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and picks back up again from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During rush hour, Hillsborough Ave and many of the I-275 exits can become very backed up so it pays to time your trip accordingly. Much of the historic downtown is made up of smaller streets that can grind to a halt during rush hour as well.
  • One of the major advantages to renting a car in Tampa is the easy access to all of its wonderful nearby beaches and state parks. For instance, Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park, and Caladesi Island State Park are all readily accessed by car, but are extremely laborious to reach via public transportation. Chances are, you will want to take advantage of the wonderful shopping opportunities in the greater Tampa area and a car is necessary for that as well.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Tampa for $39 or less
  • Book your car hire in Tampa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Tampa are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tampa

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

  • On average a hire car in Tampa costs $42 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Tampa are Alamo (8.8, 1180 reviews), Enterprise (8.1, 943 reviews), and Avis (7.5, 115 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Tampa is $4.89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $59 and $78, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tampa.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Tampa airport include Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tampa airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Tampa costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Tampa costs $37 per day, on average.

  • In Tampa, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 5405 Airport Service Road (8 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Tampa costs $292 per week ($42 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Tampa costs $1,252 per month ($42 per day).

  • Fortunately for drivers who prefer large vehicles, Tampa has wide streets that offer ample room for vehicles of all sizes. In general, drivers will have no problem navigating the city whether they are driving an SUV or a coupe. However, drivers should note that in the historic downtown area, large vehicles may struggle with streetside parking.

  • Tampa sees a variety of speed limits from 25 mph all the way up to 70 mph on interstate highways. In the downtown area, drivers will typically see speed limits ranging between 30 - 50 mph, depending on the size of the road. On highways, the speed limit is always 55 mph, unless otherwise posted.

  • Tampa, in comparison to many other cities in the U.S., has moderate to cheap gas. The average cost is around $2.25, which, compared to Seattle’s average petrol cost of $3+ per gallon, Boston’s $2.50 and Dallas’ $2, puts it right in the lower range of petrol prices in the U.S.

  • In general, streetside parking is not too difficult to find throughout Tampa, especially in the less crowded outer areas. However, in the historic downtown area, streetside parking can become scarce and difficult to find. Parking garages are a great option for drivers heading downtown, though, as they are amply available and fairly cheap.