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Clearwater, FL, United States
20 May — 27 May
Same drop-off
Clearwater, FL, United States
Thu 20.05
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Thu 27.05
Noon
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Clearwater car rental information

Pick-up locationClearwater
Rental locations18
Airport locations8

Clearwater car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9.2 Excellent (53 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Alamo
Locations in Clearwater
14700 Terminal Blvd+1 844 806 3352
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 19
Pros: Staff was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Everything was quick and smooth, while also being sure I knew the details and options available to me.
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 15
Pros: Easy to pick up easy to drop off
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 26
Cons: Great experience
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 13
Pros: YesCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 05
Pros: Quick check in amd check out
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 03
Pros: Staff was friendly and very helpful. Wonderful experience. Will definitely rent from here againCons: N/a
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 29
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Great staff
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 15
Pros: The woman that waited on me was super friendly and helpful. She patiently waited as we decided on which vehicle we wanted to go with. I'll definitely use Alamo again.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 13
Pros: everyone was wonderfulCons: nothing
10.0 Excellent2019 Jan 03
Great car, greater customer service.Pros: After a nightmare flight experience and cancellation, my wife and I were left needing to rent a car for a 12 hour drive back home. Our alamo rental experience was wonderful, from the top-notch customer service at the counter, to the very clean, almost brand new car, and even to the replacement car we needed halfway home after we ran over a nail and got a flat tire. 10/10, would rent from Alamo again.
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Rated #2
Budget
8.5 Excellent (94 reviews)
2 locations in Clearwater
Budget
Locations in Clearwater
14700 Terminal Boulevard+1 727 524 3895
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
801 Cleveland Street+1 727 442 7026
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 May 03
Pros: Yes and yesCons: N/A
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 27
Pros: Yes, drop-off and pick-up was quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 02
Pros: Offered drop off at airport for very reasonable price!Cons: Returned at 12 to get help with something on car I did not know how to work, they closed at 12 instead of 2 as it stated on website. Some poor couple Was there to pick up their rental and could not
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 30
Pros: ConvenienceCons: Cleaner odor free car
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 23
Pros: Staff was accommodatingCons: Pick up was transferred from TPA to PEI without my knowledge or consent. We then had to pay $50 for an Uber to get us to where we could obtain the vehicle.
6.0 Good2021 Mar 14
Pros: We had a problem where we were told to pick up the car from one place than went there and they sent us 12 miles away to pick it up. The guy we dealt with there said yeah they do that all the time.Cons: Stand by your word when you say we are to pick up in a certain place be reliable and let the car actually be there!
4.0 Okay2021 Feb 27
Cons: The price. Won’t use you again. It’s crazy I will have my own car hauled to Florida. Before spending that kind of money again
8.0 Excellent2021 Jan 25
Pros: Drop off was a breeze!Cons: Pick- up was not the greatest. We waited close to 45 minutes in line before getting to the counter. Then the agent was more interested in chatting than working. The Alamo line appeared to go much faster and smoother. Also, the agent would say you want this correct and if we weren't paying attention, we would have paid for things we didn't need. It was bad enough we went with the 'special' upgrade just to shut him up. When we were done, the line behind us was close to 20 people deep. Plus the cat smelled like smoke but after waiting so long, we just went with it.
6.0 Good2021 Jan 20
Pros: it was at the airportCons: The Forerunner was a "upgrade" from the mid size vehicle. The Forerunner was dirty and smelled of smoke..don't think it was cleaned after the last driver, certainly not been enhanced cleaned as promised
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 11
Cons: I arrived, and was told they did not have a rental for me. They attempted to blame me for not arriving at my scheduled time; however, I called Budget 2 separate times to let them know I was still coming and was running late. If they did not have a vehicle for me, the least they could've done was call to let me know so I would not waste my time and could make other arrangements.
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Rated #3
Avis
8.4 Excellent (32 reviews)
2 locations in Clearwater
Avis
Locations in Clearwater
14700 Terminal Boulevard+1 727 530 1407
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
801 Cleveland Street+1 727 442 4119
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:30
Sunday08:00 - 23:30
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 14
Cons: They could have a car I reserved, or since they didn't have it they could apologize and offer me some compensation
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 14
Cons: The prices were waaaaaay to high. Otherwise polite staff, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 30
Pros: Yes...good experienceCons: Daily rates were ridiculously high.
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 17
Pros: Staff was very friendly abd helpfulCons: Priced way too high.
8.8 Excellent2019 Jun 28
Pros: I did not have to wait long to pick up my rental in Clearwater. The price was very good for a three day rental in a tourist area during peak season also.Cons: We had reserved a compact car, but when we got to the counter, the guy told me all they had was a pickup truck. It was nice and drove well, but was a little difficult to put our luggage in the back seat. We would not have had any room if we had a third or fourth person with us.
7.6 Good2018 Nov 13
Pros: Attendant was very helpful.Cons: Set up was confusing due to traffic pattern and construction
9.6 Excellent2018 Nov 02
Amazing service, awesome car!Pros: I was well taken care of, staff was friendly and nice. Went over the fees and procedures to avoid extra charges. No hidden fees the car was clean and drove really smooth.Cons: When I first got in the car it smelled like cigarettes.
4.0 Okay2018 Sep 14
Smoking carPros: The people were very nice, and helpful. The car was blowing white smoke Everytime I accelerate, which made me feel very insecure about reaching my destination since I was getting to a plane ad had no time to spareCons: Richard in Clearwater was pleasant with his assistance.
3.6 Mediocre2018 Jul 05
Cons: The vehicle was dirty and smelled like someone threw up in it,I had to clean and spray it to drive it
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 02
Pros: Good car, very nice guy in St Pete, easy drop off in nyc
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Rated #4
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (74 reviews)
5 locations in Clearwater
Enterprise
Locations in Clearwater
1200 Court St+1 727 446 1125
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
14700 Terminal Blvd+1 833 789 0756
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
17335 Us Highway 19 N+1 727 531 2747
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2085 Gulf To Bay Blvd+1 727 446 1125
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
24141 Us Highway 19 N+1 727 796 3442
Monday08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday08:00 - 23:30
Thursday08:00 - 23:30
Friday08:00 - 23:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Mar 26
Cons: Try putting some tires that aren't BALD on your cars. Super dangerous. And maybe not paying 550 bucks to rent a car for 4 days. What a waste
10.0 Excellent2020 Dec 28
Pros: Ease of drop off and pick up
6.4 Good2020 Nov 09
Cons: Kiosk at the airport was unmanned and had to use Alamo for picking up the Enterprise reserved vehicle. The line was long and moved slowly and took about 30 minutes. Very disappointed with that portion of the process, otherwise was a fine experience.
9.6 Excellent2019 Dec 31
Pros: yes
9.6 Excellent2019 Dec 31
Pros: They were vpvery busy but they did their best to expedite the drop off. It was the last day before a two-day New Year’s closing of the store so a lot of people were thereCons: Nothing, it was fine.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 18
Pros: Staff was awesome!Cons: Quick and easy!
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 02
Pros: The staff was super friendly and helpful.Cons: I had an amazing experience. Best I have had for renting a vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 30
Pros: They close at 2PM on a Sat. Never called us! We payed 30 dollars for a taxi there at 2:15 and they were closed. Never rent from them!
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 12
Beyond ExpectationsPros: Picking up a vehicle from Enterprise at St. Petersburg airport could have not been easier. Tyler at the counter could not have been more friendly or helpful.
9.6 Excellent2018 Jan 19
Pros: Good car...excellent gas mileage. Clean.Cons: Pick up process to lengthy. Too much chatter from Person that processed pick up.
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Rated #5
Hertz
6.9 Good (34 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Hertz
Locations in Clearwater
21154 Us Hwy 19+1 727 723 8661
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 10
Pros: Nothing- never got the car-- the staff were completely rude- the telephone staff tried to triple my agreed rate and Priceline was no help!Cons: everything. I will never use Hertz or Priceline again -- And I have used Priceline since its inception. NEVER AGAIN ]
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 27
Pros: The professional service and courteous help dropping it off and picking it up.
3.2 Mediocre2020 Sep 13
Pros: NothingCons: We had rented an intermediate SUV however when we arrived they said they only had compact or large SUVs so they told us that we had secured a compact SUV. To avoid the hassle of cancelling the insurance pre-purchased we paid more to get a larger car as they would not provide the larger SUV to us in the agreed upon price. It felt like a bait and switch. The customer service was horrible and the car that we rented was dirty. There were wrappers, kids bracelets in cup holders, and in the seat back pockets. There was dirt and sand everywhere in the back and in the trunk. To top it all off the car smelled like smoke that had been covered up-not ideal for an asthmatic. I had to use my inhaler within 15 minutes of being in the car! It was a terrible experience!
9.2 Excellent2019 Jun 26
Pros: Drop off super easy. Pricing is superb compared to TPA, and other Clearwater based rental companiesCons: Pickup took a little extra time because only one rep for counter & phone service
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 24
Cons: K.ayak allowed me to make a reservation for a time the location was not even open so I had to cancel and rebook.
4.8 Okay2019 May 05
Pros: Was a nice vehicle.Cons: Who ever takes care care of cleaning and preparing the vehicle for the next client is sub-standard. Vehicle was not clean inside or outside (cleaned it myself). No windshield washer fluid. Oil life indicator repeatability showed change oil soon. Tire showed major wear on them.
5.6 Okay2019 Feb 15
Pros: The drop off was easyCons: The car wasn't ready. I had to wait for it to be cleaned in which they did a quick job so the roof of the car had dirty footprints & handprints on it, there was hair on the head rests, & the back seat were still wet from them JUST cleaning it. I felt very uncomfortable putting my children in the car
6.0 Good2018 Apr 30
Untrained repPros: When we got the car it took 40 min the person didn’t know what he was doing. Poor service. When we returned the car that person was extremely competent. That’s why 3 starsCons: Returning the car very competent guy.
6.8 Good2018 Apr 06
Pros: It was a very smooth pick-up and drop-offCons: We rented a 7 passenger van for a week. The van was not clean and the inside of the windows were very dirty, gps rings on windows and hand and finger prints etc. it also smelled of very strong cigarette smoke
3.6 Mediocre2018 Mar 29
Rent elsewhereCons: We waited for about 45 minutes to pick up the car. No one was at the counter for about the first 15 minutes. The car was in poor condition. Markings that looked like the paste part of tape were all over the car.
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Rated #6
National
8.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
National
Locations in Clearwater
14700 Terminal Blvd+1 844 806 3351
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 May 04
Cons: None
7.2 Good2019 May 28
Cons: Cars were located far from terminal and had to take luggage on a long hike to locate them. Very lucky that it was good weather.
Rated #7
Economy Rent a Car
7.8 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Clearwater
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Clearwater
4707 140Th Avenue North+1 727 321 9599
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2017 Nov 25
Pros: The vehicle was fine.Cons: The customer service was terrible. I would avoid this company in the future.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 14
Don't. Just don't....Pros: Nothing.Cons: Perhaps the worst customer service ever. Tried some scam to force me to take out extra insurance.....
5.2 Okay2017 Oct 16
Cons: Broken gas cap cover. Drivers seat belt broken, safety issue.
6.0 Good2017 Aug 06
Pros: I like the van that they gave us. It was nice and clean.Cons: So, my flight was delayed and I tried calling to let them know that but the number that they gave me in the email was disconnected. I had to call priceline to get to them. When I called to let them know I will be late they just said to call them when I get to the airport. So when I arrived at the office there was no one in the front. I waited a while until they finally came out and then when I told her who I was and what I was renting the lady said that it would be good to let them know that I was going to be late and I told her I did call to let them know. Seem like they don't have any good communication. Also we had to gas up right away because the gas tank was full.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 31
Nice, met all our needs !Pros: Speed, accuracy.Cons: n/a
6.4 Good2017 Jun 21
Appreciate staying open late but no music.Pros: Economy stayed open late when my flight was delayed. Other car rental companies didn't.Cons: The radio was on mute. I couldn't figure out how to unmute. I called Economy and they couldn't help then. They said they would find out and call me back. They never called back.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 24
Actually got the SUV I ordered!Pros: Economy had a van that picked us up at the airport in less than five minutes. It only took another 10 minutes and we were in our SUV heading to the beach !Cons: I would have liked to have known to call economy because they did not have a kiosk at the airport. Luckily I had by rental papers and the number was on it.
4.0 Okay2017 May 22
Pros: The manager was kind and helpful when I contacted her.Cons: They gave me a compact car when I paid for a mid-size car, and insisted that a Ford Focus was mid-size. They also charged me more than was agreed upon. Eventually I called the manager from my Hotel room and she refunded the difference, however I ended up with a car I did not have enough room in that had a distinct odor.
8.0 Excellent2017 Feb 21
First time to St. Pete AirportPros: Courteous and worked extremely hard to keep their customers happy.Cons: Off airport rental company is very difficult to find. Poor signage. But really worked hard to please.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 11
Pros: Being a hybrid the mpg was awesome
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Exotic Luxury Rental
3 locations in Clearwater
Exotic Luxury Rental
Locations in Clearwater
10 Pier 60+1 813 444 8188
14700 Terminal Pkwy #221, Clearwater, FL+1 813 444 8188
3118 Gulf to Bay Blvd #117+1 813 444 8188
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NextCar
1 location in Clearwater
NextCar
Locations in Clearwater
27365 Us 19n+1 727 724 0444
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Sunnycars
1 location in Clearwater
Sunnycars
Locations in Clearwater
14640 46th Street North
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308 travelers who rented a car in Clearwater gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Clearwater are Alamo (9.2, 136 reviews), Budget (8.4, 102 reviews), and Enterprise (8.3, 103 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Clearwater is ₪10.67 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪128 and ₪171, depending on the car size.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Tampa airport include Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar and Europcar.

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

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