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Stamford, CT, United States
6 Jul — 13 Jul
Same drop-off
Stamford, CT, United States
Wed 06.07
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Alamo

9.3

Excellent

43 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

One location in Stamford

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700 East Main Street Sheraton

+1 203 425 9902

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service at each site.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental was not available

Cons:

Rental was closed. We should have received a notification

9.6 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo is my go-to car rental company now. Very friendly service, and their phone agents are really helpful if there's any problems. Especially when you pick up and drop off a car in different locations, which I often do.

Cons:

The only problem was picking up and dropping off at locations that are NOT airports. Always call the locations before you go and know their hours of operation. These are not 24/7 satellites. One place closed at 6 pm; another at 2 pm!

4.4 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The cost to rent a "premium" car was very reasonable and brought us out to Stamford. Robert, the office manager, was very personable and nice to work with.

Cons:

The car (a Chrysler 300) had about 30K miles so it was far from new. It was filthy inside and out. The windshield was dirty on the inside which made it hard to see in some conditions. The oil was overdue to be changed and it dinged a reminder every time we started up to go somewhere. Also, it had a badly warped brake rotor. Also, it was, unfortunately, an uncomfortable car for me and not very nice to drive.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff!

6.4 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The gentleman at checkout in Stamford was quick and professional.

Cons:

The car had the wrench symbol (I.e. it was due for servicing) from the get go. The engine did not sound great and rattled such that I was concerned the car was going to break down on me. The car's tank was only 7/8 full and I had to tell the agent, who had marked it as full on my rental agreement. When I called in to change my drop-off location it took forever to get someone on the line.

1 out of 6

Hertz

4.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Stamford

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197 North State Street

+1 203 406 0203

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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One Station Place

+1 203 324 3131

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy.

Cons:

At pickup photos taken of car condition should be offered. Took pictures of minor damage of my own.

2.4 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer Service.

4.0 Okay

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop-off was a pure nightmare - we arrived in the evening but the office was closed and there was no possibility to drop the key. We tried again at 7am in the morning but the office opened at 8am and we had to wait for outside in the cold. Nobody informed us about this hassle.

Cons:

When I picked up the car, I informed staff that we might be late this day and the person at the desk said that we can keep the return date FOR NOW. When I returned it indeed later, I did not only pay for 1 more day but also had to pay US$ 12 for delayed return and nobody alerted me about this.

6.0 Good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Checking in was great.

5.2 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was new and clean and had decent gas mileage.

Cons:

The car was way too expensive. They jacked up the prices because I dropped it off in a different state-however the car was originally from New York! They just jacked up the prices because they could! Would not recommend if you can go with another company.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

1 out of 6

Enterprise

8.0

Excellent

10 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Stamford

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2701 Summer St

+1 203 353 0103

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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745 East Main St

+1 203 327 6500

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was as promised & ckean

Cons:

I never received any paperwork or receipt by email

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Night drop off was quick and easy

Cons:

No complaints

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ok

Cons:

Did not answer my questions about drop off correctly in case charges extra. Manager was super rude because my passenger had left an item in the car after we turned in the keys which he considered “lost” even though they were exactly where I said they were. He then stated I was trying to rewrite their “lost and found” policy. Would never rent again from this location or enterprise because they also were no help in any of this.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful drop off site. Provided a ride to train station so they went the extra mile for us.

Cons:

NA

4.0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car wasn't cleaned before re-rented, they didn't have the model we reserved, and the hold they put on our card was 300% of the rental, which is not typical.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was very reasonable. The ease of pick up and drop off was also excellent.

Cons:

I can't think of any negatives.

1 out of 3

Budget

5.6

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

5.2

One location in Stamford

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1 Station Plaza

+1 203 325 1535

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off location at TF Green airport is very confusing. Not budgets fault though.

Cons:

I was 37 minute late and they tried to charge me $109 in late fees. I argued it down to 28 dollars, but the additional charge - almost a full day's fee! - was completely ridiculous.

4.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Lied to me about price

2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Be aware of Their seamer ...

6.0 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location.

Cons:

Bad customer service. Abandoned counter, the employee was sitting in the back room. Didn't come out until I get out the car and call him.

6.0 Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, clean car, good rates

Cons:

Even though the budget guy said I had the option of dropping off the car after hours (if I were a day early) when I arrived the place was locked up like fort knox and I had to make an additional 3 hour round trip to bring the car back *during my work day.* This was extremely frustrating and the fact that it was avoidable given proper signage or instruction, made it downright maddening.

5.2 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Overall was ok car

Cons:

Pickup process can be better streamlined and faster. Car was filthy on outside (weather was terrible outside so somewhat forgivable) No snow brush in the car Key chain had two keys attached to it which is useless and annoying. If we cannot split up the keys no point in having two, and takes up too much room in pockets

1 out of 3

Avis

1.9

Horrible

20 reviews

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

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1 Station Plaza

+1 203 964 3200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Excellent

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very attentive and accurate which is important when you are in a rush

Cons:

Nothing really, all good things

5.6 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Your staff at Stamford train station are rude, lazy, and totally lack the meaning of good service.

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was super clean and I was able to pick up the car right on time.

Cons:

You are not able to modify pick up time once you have a reservation.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient to the Metro North, and therefore a nice cheaper alternative to renting a car in Manhattan.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at the counter was smooth and very nice. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Unlike many other agencies, the cars Were all clean and had a full tank.

4.0 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The first car was extremely dirty and the interior smell of cigarette. I've asked the attendant to change cars. I got another one that was dirt in the outside but at least didn't smell. The attendant at the checkin had an attitude that can not be compared with the other AVIS The person at checkout was great.

1 out of 4

Dollar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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26 Mill River Street

+1 203 324 9939

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great.

Cons:

The attendant wasn’t there when I first picked up the car. I had to wait until he returned and was given a car with the tank half filled.

10.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Within walking distance of my work, got a great price and staff was knowledgeable and professional. Will def return.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

easy in and out

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service - super friendly and helpful and really quick pick up and drop off.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service

8.8 Excellent

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The location inside the Hampton inn is convenient. The upgrade to a larger car was free, since apparently no small car was available.

Cons:

Shorter hours at this location on weekends.

1 out of 3

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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700 East Main Street Sheraton

+1 888 826 6890

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They are so accommodating, they will give you an upgrade whenever it's possible. Very porodessional.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They are so accommodating, they will give you an upgrade whenever it's possible. Very porodessional.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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26 Mill River Street

+1 203 316 8722

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was nice to get an upgrade without having to pay for it.

Cons:

The car smelled a little weird and I had to drive with the windows open for a couple of hours to air it out. The seats could use a deep clean. They are tan and fabric, so they showed wear. Also the car was a bit bigger than I could handle and it was a gas guzzler unfortunately.

7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was nice to get an upgrade without having to pay for it.

Cons:

The car smelled a little weird and I had to drive with the windows open for a couple of hours to air it out. The seats could use a deep clean. They are tan and fabric, so they showed wear. Also the car was a bit bigger than I could handle and it was a gas guzzler unfortunately.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Stamford

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700 Main Street

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Top tips for renting a car in Stamford

  • Whether you are visiting Stamford for business or leisure, renting a car is a recommended way to visit the city at your convenience. As a visitor, moving around Stamford using public transport can be costly, time-consuming, and confusing. To start with, you might miss out on appropriate bus connections and end up wasting precious time. Fortunately, car rentals in Stamford, such as Alamo, Hertz, National, Dollar, and Avis can help you cruise this beautiful coastal city comfortably and conveniently. With the help of these rides, you can also explore the fresh seafood, the nightlife, and other local attractions.
  • You can access Stamford car rentals from any airport in the city. At John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), companies like Hertz, Alamo, National, and Enterprise, among others, offer reliable vehicles to venture into the city at convenient pickups and return locations. The companies also operate in Newark Airport (EWR), which provides shuttle and pickup services, making your movements to the pickup location convenient.
  • Stamford is a great place to drive around, provided you are aware of the basic guidelines for safe driving. Under Connecticut law, every driver should avoid any activity not involved in the vehicle operation when driving. Texting or talking to someone with a handheld device is an offense punishable by law. However, drivers over the age of 18 years can use hands-free gadgets, provided it doesn’t cause any distraction. Be cautious while driving late at night and very early in the morning, as some motorists tend to be in a rush or driving recklessly. If you’re a first-timer to Stamford, note that you risk a fine of approximately $150 if caught driving while distracted.
  • After picking up your car in one of the car rentals in Stamford, remember to plan accordingly so that you are not caught in traffic. Rush hour in the city's central district and near airports is from around 6am to 8am and from about 4pm to 7pm. If you have to drive during these busy hours, ensure you stay in your lane, follow with caution, avoid driving next to large cargo trucks and adhere to all traffic rules. Traffic in Stamford can be congested, and you don't want to be caught on the wrong side of the law.
  • Book your rental car in Stamford at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Stamford are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

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