Book Thrifty car rentals at Philadelphia Airport

Philadelphia, PA, United States - Philadelphia
2 Oct — 9 Oct
Philadelphia, PA, United States - Philadelphia
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Overall rating6.1 GoodBased on 115 reviews
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Pros:I had a great experience. My representative was attentive, detail-oriented, possessed a positive and friendly attitude. Carol made my experience at Thrifty/Dollarz an enjoyable one. I was in and out....just how like it and I would definitely use Thrifty/Dollar rental again.Reviewed 1 Feb. 2021
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Pros:I was able to get checked in and out very quickly.Cons:The service rep seemed to be agitated and irritated. It was apparent he was in a bad mood and the energy carried over into my experience. I noticed there was a small crack on the right of the car the following morning. I would have preferred there to be a check out area where the customer can review the car prior to taking off the lot. I dropped the ball because I neglected to do my due diligence prior to leaving the lot, but if there was a dedicated area where this can be done that could save time and money.Reviewed 15 Feb. 2021
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reviewPros:ran great. nice ride from Philly to NY. Nice friendly service in Philly.Cons:Car was a little beat up when we got it. Missing a hub cap and scratches on the side.Reviewed 22 Feb. 2018
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Pros:Easy. Cheap. Great value.Cons:You get what you pay for - office is not as nice as the other car rental places.Reviewed 16 Nov. 2020
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Cons:Take your time, and take care of your customerReviewed 27 Sep. 2020
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Cons:The wife had to buy a bottle of Febreze and little air fresheners for the cars vent the car spelled horrible. The smell was old cigarette smell with covid-19 going on I felt the car should smell a lot cleaner it should have been wiped down disinfected and the smell of smoke should not have been there I hope you didn't break any covid-19 rules that would be a shame if someone got sickReviewed 3 Jul. 2020
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Quick Work TripPros:Car was clean and met expectations. Staff at the front desk were helpful with working out any issues.Cons:The PHL location is not with the other rental cars, it is off the airport grounds. The shuttle was quick, but still a bit of a hassle. Make sure to check your receipt! They had the wrong daily price when I first picked up the car (which they easily corrected) and then at return there was a $3 fee for what appeared to be mileage even though I had unlimited mileage and they said they didn't charge for that. I was directed inside and talked with the staff and they immediately took the charge off and said they weren't sure what it was for...Reviewed 23 Mar. 2017
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Never againPros:Price, however they were comparable to a couple of other companies. The associate I dealt with was also nice to deal with.Cons:The Thrifty rental site was a few miles off-field from the airport, requiring getting on and off of I-95 to get to it. That distance, coupled with the shuttle's poor frequency (they seem to run every 15 minutes) had me waiting both for pickup and at their location and curbside for long periods of time. Before I was initially picked up for rental, I was waiting curbside while every other rental company had several shuttles running before I'd ever seen even one Thrifty shuttle come by. They charged my credit card a hold of $350 that took several days to clear after I'd returned the car. I have excellent credit and a clean driving record but I've never seen any other rental car company hold funds on a credit card. It seemed to be standard practice for them as I noticed other customers enduring the same. Considering how far off-site the location is, you have the option to either deal with it or waste significantly more of your time waiting for a ride back to the airport and choosing another company.Reviewed 25 Mar. 2016
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Worst rental service I ever received in the past 3Pros:Not much to be happy with the service other than I guess a speedy return process with no added extras added on the bill.Cons:Originally when I arrived in Philly there was no shuttle service which is necessary as they are offsite. Luckily a friendly Budget Rent-a-car shuttle driver that passed by 3 times saw me still waiting about a hour decided to help me out and get me to the location. Then the location was locked up by that time I got there after waiting over an hour mind you. I was standing in the proper #2 Rental Shuttle area as I had seen many other rental company shuttles stop there and I called the 800 number several times to confirm. The manager was about to leave when he happened to notice me at the front doors and got me the car. He said I must have been in the wrong area and that "he never gets out of there on time." Not the best thing to hear when you are traveling on business and still have another hour drive ahead. I used the rental car sparingly as well despite a strong lemon smell in the car masking what seemed to be vomit. I have been traveling for work all over the US for the past 3-4 years and this is the worst service I received since that time.Reviewed 22 Mar. 2017
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Cons:Long line for pick up, no social distancing. Not enough staff to take care of customers and not enough cars. It seemed very disorganized. Some of the staff were not very friendly. Shuttle service back to the airport upon return was even more of a disaster, the driver didn’t even attempt to help as I struggled with my bags. He kept forgetting the airline to drop me off. The car had engine oil change light on from when I picked it up. Was not impressed by any part of the service .Reviewed 14 Oct. 2020
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Pros:Very friendly staffCons:Shuttle could've been cleaner (or newer)Reviewed 8 Apr. 2020
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Pros:Sharon mat the PHL location was very helpful.Cons:at the PHL airport there is not a "Thrifty" sigh to notify returning customers where the return lot is. This almost caused me to miss a flight. You absolutely need a SIGHReviewed 15 Oct. 2020
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Thrifty car rentals near Philadelphia Airport

1 Arrivals Road, Thrifty car hires


1 Arrivals Road


Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00


+1 877 283 0898

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