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Reviews for Dollar in Tampa

Overall Rating6.7 OkayBased on 173 reviews
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I didn't appreciate the "nickle and diming"; the final price was almost 3 times what was advertised with all the added fees and taxes etc. They should be far more transparent with the final cost to the customer. Staff are upselling to the benefit of the business and not necessarily that of the customer. I was offered a transponder but after closer inspection it would have been cheaper for me to pay for the tolls. This was very disappointing; I recommend better training and customer sensitivity workshops.Reviewed 2024 Mar 27
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The pickup experience was horrendous, took almost 2.5 hours. The initial check-in line was extremely long. Once check-in was completed and instructed to go to lower floor to pickup car, you had to find an employee to put your name on a waitlist. The system was chaotic and unorganized. The entire process took 2.5 hours, I was late to meet friends for lunch and delayed my entire schedule. I was only in town for a night and required me to make alternate arrangements. Lastly, I was billed incorrectly and charged for refueling, even though I returned it at the same level I took the car.Reviewed 2024 Feb 01
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My experience with the TAMPA AIRPORT DOLLAR RENTAL HAS BEEN UTTERLY DISGUSTING. They put me and my mother in a 2018 Nissan Rogue when here we are a few weeks shy of 2024. When you turned the wheel it made a horrible sound, the charging ports didn't work, the trunk didn't open and when you were at a stop light or idling it would shake and sputter. So I decided to drive 45 minutes back to the airport to get something better. Upon doing so they seemed to be annoyed with me. So after feeling that way I didn't want to complain when the car they exchanged with REEKED LIKE CIGARETTES. Me and my mother decided to just go buy some air fresheners and deal with it. We never mentioned the smell and now I 100% regret it. A few days after returning from Vacation I check my credit card and notice they charged me $400 dollars. I call customer service and am told I was charged that for a "cleaning fee for smoking in the vehicle" so I am now in the process of trying to dispute this charge. I have asked several times to see the notes from the previous person that rented the car to see if it was noted about it smelling like smoke and was told they aren't allowed to give me that information. DISGUSTING SCAMMING COMPANY.Reviewed 2023 Dec 07
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Had the choice of picking which vehicle I would like to drive. The Nissan Rogue that I was given had 54,000 plus miles and shook when driven above 60 miles per hour. It had a number of door dings which concerned me before I drove off the lot. The attendant was helpful in reassuring me that none of the blemishes identified would register as damage that I caused when returned.Reviewed 2023 Nov 15
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It was good. Car was ready at pick up and drop off was easy/quick. I would have liked more information about driving / charging the EV as it was my first experience with one.Reviewed 2023 Nov 09
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The pickup window didn't have keys to any vehicles at Tampa Airport and there was a line of customers waiting.Reviewed 2023 Mar 14
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Pros:This was the worst experience I have ever had with a car rental company. The associated who was to help us, didn't. He not only gave me information that was never shared ahead of time, but then when we pushed back he just said "Do you want the car or not". I have never been treated that way. We left and went to Alamo and received the best experience ever. We even were given a much cheaper price.Cons:Do not use Dollar. I observed them treating other customers the same way. One associate was even speaking to friends while trying to help another customer. Those customers just walked away. Such poor customer service.Reviewed 2021 May 28
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Cons:Almost a 2 hour wait in line to get the car!!Reviewed 2021 May 24
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Pros:Drop off was easy.Cons:There was one agent working on a Saturday afternoon so the line took 1.5hrs to get to the rental counter. Once we got to the counter, the agent told us where to pick up our car and that someone would meet us there. The area he directed us to for our car was empty, no cars. When we finally tracked down what we thought was a clean car and someone to us it was another 25 minutes. While leaving the garage we realized the car was not clean at all. There was trash on the floor, sand on the inside of the doors and pieces of food all over. The check out person didn’t seem to care. As we left the rental car center and proceeded to get on the highway the car started shaking severely at 45 mph. I called Dollar to let them know about the cleanliness and the shaking. The first agent I spoke to told me to fill out something online about the cleanliness that didn’t exist. She then transferred me to someone else. I waited another hour on hold to explain the shaking issue primarily so I wouldn’t be responsible for the damage. No one ever answered. Everything about this could have been better.Reviewed 2021 May 19
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Pros:The car was clean and well maintained. Being offered a choice of vehicles was great.Cons:We were not informed of Florida Toll road processes. Since we did not set up toll road options when renting we were unable to use FL tolls without added expense. We also were told we could not add a spouse as an additional driver without an added fee. That was very annoying. It was clear the individual who checked us in hated his job and the customers he was helping.Reviewed 2021 May 13
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Pros:The car was clean, drop off easyCons:The pickup line in Tampa airport was at least 30 people deep. The only rental company that had a line that long. We waited over an hour to make it to the counter. The cost was outrageous for 4 days. About 400.00 for a intermediate car.Reviewed 2021 May 11
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Pros:Agent was friendlyCons:Line was long and I waited nearly 1 hour in line, couldn’t honor my original reservation because my wife booked it with her credit card, but was not with me on the trip. Agent had to cancel the original reservation and start over, costing me $200 more. I put the rental in my debit card, where they placed a $1000 hold on my checking account.Reviewed 2021 May 10
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Where can I find Dollar car rentals in Tampa?


5405 Airport Service Road


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Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00


+1 813 396 3640

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5405 Airport Service Road

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Top tips for renting a car from Dollar in Tampa

  • When visiting Tampa, it is in your best interest to reserve your rental car through Dollar car rentals. This is because the rental car company owns a wide range of car rental types, ranging from low-cost to high-end models. Be sure to leave their offices satisfied with the rental car that best suits your needs. Furthermore, the company has highly trained personnel who can assist you if you require it. Feel free to seek assistance from any of the staff members, as they are all knowledgeable in this field.
  • To have a pleasant driving experience in Tampa, ensure that the vehicle you choose at Dollar is suitable for the roads leading to your destination. If you plan to visit off-road destinations like Cary State Forest Trail in Tampa, make sure to reserve a powerful SUV or four-wheel-drive vehicle. Furthermore, if you are traveling in a group or with a lot of luggage, rent a larger car, such as a minivan, from a car rental facility. It is important to note that if you are unsure which car to select, you can seek professional assistance at your pick-up location.
  • When reserving a rental car in Tampa, keep in mind that there are a number of toll roads, including the Selmon Expressway. It is important to note that Tampa's toll roads cannot be paid for in cash. However, electronic methods such as SunPass, E-Pass, Pay by Plate, and E-Z Pass are used to pay. The most convenient method of payment for visitors is the Visitor Toll Pass, an electronic toll hangtag that is attached to the rearview mirror of a rental car.
  • The best pick-up location for your Dollar car rental in Tampa is the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Once you get to the airport, at the Dollar car rental desks, you will be directed to a free shuttle that runs every few minutes to and from the off-airport rental car pick-up station. Given that Dollar car rentals, Tampa boast a wide variety of vehicles, be sure to find lots of vehicles here to choose from. Some of these car types include economy, compact, intermediate, minivan, premium, luxury, and premium SUV.
  • Intermediate rental cars from Dollar in Tampa are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Dollar in Tampa

  • What additional services does Dollar Car Rental in Tampa have?

    If you are new to town, the Dollar car rental facility's highly trained staff can assist you in installing and programming GPS services to help you easily navigate Tampa. The car rental company also provides vehicles for handicapped drivers. These vehicles feature hand controls and spinner knobs, and reservations can be confirmed up to 8 hours before the pick-up time at no extra charge. The pick-up station car lot has designated accessible parking for people with limited mobility.

  • Where can I park my rental car in Tampa?

    There are numerous parking options in Tampa, including street parking and parking garages. As a result, if you rent a car from Dollar Car Rental, you won't have to worry about finding a safe parking spot. While in the city center, you can find safe parking at 717 Parking Lot LO2, Madison Building Garage, and 717 Parking Lot 12 at a small fee. Metered street parking typically costs $2 per hour, and parking is allowed for up to 2 hours.

  • Why is it advisable to reserve a car in advance from Dollar car rental in Tampa?

    When visiting Tampa, renting a car from Dollar Car Rental in advance has numerous advantages. When you reserve your car ahead of time, you ensure that you will have the car you want on the date you arrive. Some highly demanded vehicles, such as SUVs and minivans, can prove difficult to get at the last minute. Another benefit of booking your rental car early is that the earlier you book, the more money you save.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Dollar in Tampa?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Dollar in Tampa.

  • How many car rental locations does Dollar have in Tampa?

    Dollar has 1 rental location in Tampa. Take a look at our Dollar rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Dollar have a car rental location at the airport: Tampa airport (TPA)?


  • Does Dollar offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Tampa airport (TPA)?