Newport Beach car rentals

Newport Beach car rentals

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Newport Beach, CA, United States
5 Dec — 12 Dec
Same drop-off
Newport Beach, CA, United States
Sun 05.12
Noon
Sun 12.12
Noon
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Pick-up locationNewport Beach
Rental locations24
Airport locations7

Newport Beach car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Thrifty
Best rated
7.3 Good (165 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Thrifty
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Oct 21
The car had a bad odor when we picked it up, and a stain on the passenger seat, I didn’t want to sit on it.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 20
The Thrifty desk had about a 45 minute line before speaking to the representative at the rental desk. When I did finally reach the rental desk, I was told they did not have my reservation on file, and so did not honor the reservation. Even after I spoke with Priceline and they confirmed the reservation number, the Thrifty desk representative did not recognize an open reservation. Even if they had, they said they were unable to fill the reservation for approximate 1-2 hours because they did not have cars available at that time. I was left without an alternative, had to order a Lyft ride and rent at an off-site location under a different provider. I am waiting for confirmation of refund for the original reservation. Bad experience on many levels.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 20
There were no cars available when I went to pick up my rental. I was told there would be a 2 hour wait. I should not have been able to make a reservation at all if nothing would be available. Then the agent said I could pay a huge up charge for a different vehicle if I didn’t want to wait. I only needed the car for less than a day and I was in a huge hurry so unfortunately I had no choice but to pay the upgrade fee. I’ve never had to pay an upgrade fee with any other rental company when they didn’t have the car I requested. Thrifty owes me a refund. I’ll never rent with them again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 14
Couldn’t even rent the car since they only accept credit cards, not debit, which is such a stupid policy.... no other options offered, online or in person same BS.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 14
Terrible experience. The car wasn’t ready and there were no answers, no one with ability to discuss how to rectify the issue, no one to discuss reimbursement. The worker had zero ability to help in the situation. In every way possible, I will attempt to never use Thrifty again.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 29
Was given options to pick a vehicle but wasn’t the one advertised. Also the vehicle we picked had a few ants inside probably from previous rental. Overall it was okay, the rental did what a rental does, get you around.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 16
The rudest and least sincere service ive ever received. I’ll not be using this service again and I will share my experience over social media.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 08
Staff was friendly and helpfulLong wait, cat I needed wasn't available for another hour but they were able to substitute with a different model.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 27
nice upgrade on carwaited 1 hr for our car...unacceptable
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 27
Pickup was very cumbersome. Why do I have to re-give all the same address/phone number/credit card details over the counter that I gave when I made the reservation? The system should have all my details. Just give me the keys. It shouldn't take 15 minutes of back and forth to check each person in. The line to wait at the counter was longer than the flight to Orange County was!
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Rated #2
Hertz
6.6 Good (77 reviews)
3 locations in Newport Beach
Hertz
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 17
Staff very friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 10
Staff was professional and friendlyNothing, went great
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 27
They cancelled my reservation.
6.0 Good2020 Sep 02
Car was clean and the pickup and drop offs were very convenient.Rental car company did not honor the weekly rate originally agreed on and added an additional $18.79 to my total.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Aug 05
Staff was rude at time of pick up, didn’t have the car I reserved and the solution was the cancel my reservation. My drop off time was outside their working hours and they told me I had to pay another day of rental to return the next day during their hours. Or I could pay to return it elsewhereThe car was dirty, food in between the seats. Gum stuck to the cushion, drinks were spilt and never cleaned up. Sand on the seats. With Covid-19 I would have expected it to be extra clean. No one even wiped the car down
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 28
Easy pick up/drop off. Nice car, brand new. Friendly staff.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 26
Nothing. No one was at counter, doors locked.If only someone was at the counter.
5.6 Okay2020 Jun 22
The location (Renaissance) isn't even open on Sunday although my booking said to return it there at 3 pm. They told me to drop it off at John Wayne airport instead. The car was dirty -- especially given how prevalent COVID is right now, I would have hoped the company would be even more careful about cleaning it. I had to lysol wipe the steering wheel and etc myself after receiving the car.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 01
nothingI was called a couple of hours before picking up time and told there was no vehicle for me!!!!!!!
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 25
Excellent Car/SUV for our rental. Very comfortable for my 85 year old Father-In-Law. He is a retired Firefighter with Parkinsons Disease & Dementia. Having a comfortable ride is very important with his physical & mental condition. Thanks Hertz for making that happen. You made his Christmas even more Special!!
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Rated #3
Midway
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Newport Beach
Midway
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 24
Excellent customer service, employees were friendly and caring. Shuttle was prompt, and nice and cool. Stress-free experience all around.
10.0 Excellent2018 May 18
Exceeded my expectationsVery nice car, clean, professional service at a great price. Even my wife was impressed.
Rated #4
Avis
9.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Avis
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 06
I was very happy with the rental car and friendly service received at the Avis Newport Beach location.
9.6 Excellent2016 Apr 01
Avis NewportThe attendant yash was friendly, accommodating and helpfulSome food package left inside - car needed some detailing inside
Rated #5
Budget
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
Budget
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2019 Aug 22
I like that the attendant was polite. Price was good for the rental.Attendant does not answer the phone. I called at different times on different days, never answered the phone. The attendant left the location to wash a car for an 45 minutes. There is no key drop off at that location. There is no shuttle to the airport that is 1 mi. I will not book w/ budget again.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 21
Upgraded to a better car.
Rated #6
Enterprise
7 Good (13 reviews)
4 locations in Newport Beach
Enterprise
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 06
The rate was very competitive.The location was extremely hard to find, inside the hotel. Very little signage around. I had prepaid and when I arrive there were no cars available. I had to ask if they could call another location to see if there was another car for me. (They did. There wasn't.) I waited for them to clean a newly arrived car. There's also no way to contact the location itself rather than the 800 number. I had to return 1.5 weeks early because my father had a medical emergency and the 800 number wouldn't issue me any refund, saying I had to talk to the location itself, which I could never find a number for. I was in the hospital with my dad for 2 weeks and couldn't drive over or spend the time fighting. Crappy service.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 29
For me everything was top notch this visit so THANKYOU enterprise!!!
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 01
Price was good and staff did an excellent job checking me in and out.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 05
Pick up was easy. They were super nice and explained everything clearly. Drop off was a key drop off. And got my email the next day saying everything was good.Everything was good! Everything was explained, and questions answered. Car was super clean- inside and out.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Mar 18
upgraded to SUVFuel efficient upgrade
2.8 Mediocre2016 Dec 18
bad servicePrice was goodcar was dirty and smoked in. when I showed the rep he took it and returned a bit cleaner but still filthy and not even remotely to be clean! after that I sat in the car and turned on the AC and it smelled like cigarets. when i told that to the rep he replied: its a rental car... really...
Rated #7
U-Save
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Newport Beach
U-Save
Locations in Newport Beach
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent2016 Oct 15
U-Save was great. Its a small operation but they definitely hustle and you get great value for your money.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Sep 19
Terrible rental car services!Nothing.The people were rude. There were a lot of limitations and not very well communicated through online orders. Deposit fees were very high and they were not very helpful. I would never recommend this car service to anyone! Don't waste your time and money!! Please pick another option!
2.0 Mediocre2016 Sep 06
Kayak/ CarRentals.com/ U-Save All terrible customeNothingI called U-save the day after I made the reservation to confirm it was unlimited miles. It wasn't. I wanted to cancel the reservation and I have contacted.Kayak, u-Save, and CarRentals.com to help cancel the reseravtion. The reservation STILL HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED. It's been over 2 weeks. No one can seem to help me. I was promised a 50% refund for the cancelation and I have received no refund whatsoever. I am still trying to chase down the cancellation and this was a horrible experience.
9.2 Excellent2016 Aug 25
Very pleasant and enthusiastic employees. Prompt service, the car was ready to go.Short wait for the shuttle.
10.0 Excellent2016 Jul 14
Very professional and polite!Nothing
10.0 Excellent2015 Nov 09
Personal service! Felt like a VIP!
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SNA Auto Rental
4 locations in Newport Beach
SNA Auto Rental
Locations in Newport Beach
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Newport Beach
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Newport Beach
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Newport Beach
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Newport Beach
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Los Angeles Van Rentals
1 location in Newport Beach
Los Angeles Van Rentals
Locations in Newport Beach
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NU Car
1 location in Newport Beach
NU Car
Locations in Newport Beach
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United Auto Rental
1 location in Newport Beach
United Auto Rental
Locations in Newport Beach
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273 travelers who rented a car in Newport Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Newport Beach

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Car rental insurance in Newport Beach

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Newport Beach car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Newport Beach

  • Book your rental car in Newport Beach at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Newport Beach are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

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