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Driver's age: 26-65
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Downtown (Washington, D.C.) car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.3

Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 223 1418

Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
They ran out of cars! And didn’t tell anyone so people waiting in line for hours.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was comfortable .

Cons:

The pickup was an absolute nightmare at dc location. Not enough people working, huge lines, line waits, they didn’t have enough cars. They also marked my tank as being full when it was not. I was also charged an additional $20 for some unexplainable reason that I have to now spend time looking into. Never again.

9.2 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The dropping off of the car was a little frustrating.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, very quick pickup and easy drop off. Car was modern, very clean and comfortable and good on gas.

Cons:

Due to social distancing we had to wait outside (it's a small storefront office) but fortunately there was shade.

3.6 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was supposed to have an upgrade and didn't. They gave me the worst car EVER. This one was clean... I rented from Budget a few weeks ago and the car was so filthy, there were empty takeout containers and plastic silverware and broken potato chips between the seats!!!

8.0 Very good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at pickup and drop off were efficient and friendly.

Cons:

The car I received had only a quarter tank of gas (after arranging for pre-paying got gas and being in downtown DC this surprised me) and the drivers side rear tire had just over 20 PSI while the other three tires had nearly 40. This was a dangerous condition to receive a vehicle in.

1 out of 22

Avis

6.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

6.8

Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

1908 L Street Northwest

+1 202 887 4759

Monday09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday09:00 - 16:45
Thursday09:00 - 16:45
Friday09:00 - 16:45
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday09:00 - 16:45
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We got there at the scheduled time and they did not have any cars! over 20 people waiting in line for their reservations and no cars. They shouldn't take a reservation if they don't have a car to rent.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Great service! Friendly staff! Gave me a free upgrade since there was going to be a snow storm and they wanted me to stay safe!

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait an hour outside after arriving on time for my pickup. Once I was inside the agent was awful: rude, unaccommodating, eager to stick me with a pickup truck. What is the point of reserving a particular kind of car if I'm just given what's available after the small car I needed and requested is nowhere to be found, nor, as I was told, is a particular kind of car even guaranteed? I drove the SUV I was given as little as possible while I had it because it was nearly impossible to park it in the city.

Cons:

Customer service, wait time, availability, respecting the reservation that i had made.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Horrible service... additional charges for no obvious reasons. WTH!!!

Cons:

Charge what they said

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, explained everything clearly, not rushed, car pick-up and drop-off went smoothly -- great rental experience!

1 out of 18

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.4

Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

1110 14th St Nw

+1 202 393 0900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and car was really clean.

Cons:

The location is not where it says it is so I had to look around for it. Gotta update the address.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car - thank you! Friendly representatives too!

8.0 Very good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was quick

Cons:

Was looking for an EZ-pass

8.0 Very good

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

staff was efficient and friendly - perfect

Cons:

the car was broken, or not? the display showed a wrong number in the amount of oil left in the car. teach your employee about that and keep it up to date or inform rentor before renting

10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was excellent!!!

Cons:

Better appointment times

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful, pick-up and drop-off were efficient, brand new car in perfect condition.

1 out of 4

Thrifty

6.7

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.4

Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

707 7th Street Northwest

+1 202 347 8518

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I never got to rent a car with Thrifty. My booking was for collection in Washington DC in a central city location, when I got there a security guard informed me the Thrifty office had been closed for over a year. I called the help desk and the customer service agent on the phone said “our system says that office is still open, but I can see on google maps it shows ‘Permanently closed’… maybe go to the airport and see if they can help?” Which is pretty shocking from a corporate help desk. When I arrived at the airport they couldn’t help me and couldn’t hire me a car. So I went to Dollar instead. Would not recommend.

1 out of 1

Hertz

5.4

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.4

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

999 9th St Nw

+1 202 842 1541

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:45
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Didn’t have a car despite having available reservations on kayak.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Booked the car online, when it came to pick it up, got a text 5 mins before arriving saying that car could not be reserved for the reservation. A complete waste of time and effort. Had to drive 50 mins back home without the rental.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Hertz said they were short on cars when I arrived at the appointed time (after they sent me a confirmation that my car was ready) but they would text me when it was ready. I never heard from them again.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff is super friendly and easy,. Even though a small operation, kiosk in a hotel, it’s a nice touch to post his number on the counter while down dealing with other customers in the garage. I was able to call him and knowing someone is coming.

Cons:

The location did not have the class of car I reserved, ended up I have to pay to upgrade, this is not good for hertz the company, I will think twice when I reserve from hertz.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Mr. Gus Greer Jr. was very kind an supportive, with me, regarding my complaint for extra charge of 85 US dollars/day for the built in GPS

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

You told me it was hertz and then I went to hertz and they said it was for advantage. Advantage is 10 minute drive from dca, which I didn’t have time for or means of getting there. I was forced to then purchase a hertz car for triple the price and was incredible frustrated and upset. I didn’t get my money back from advantage and don’t plan to ever use this service again.

1 out of 4

Kyte

8.7

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

1050 Connecticut Ave NW

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Downtown

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Washington Reagan Airport

+1 703 838 1666

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Free2Move

No score available yet

3 locations in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

1625, P St Nw

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50, Massachusetts Ave NE

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Logan Cir NW

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Advance Car And Truck Rental

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One location in Downtown

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Locations in Downtown (Washington, D.C.)

2600 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington

+1 703 838 1666

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225 travelers who rented a car in Downtown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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Top tips for renting a car in Downtown, Washington, D.C.

  • If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind renting a car in another neighborhood in Washington, D.C., look for deals in Foggy Bottom - West End, where daily prices are around 226 ﷼/day, or Penn Quarter (average of 247 ﷼/day).

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  • What is the best rental car company in Downtown?

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