Car rental at Houston Hobby Airport

Car rental at Houston Hobby Airport

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Houston, TX, United States - Hobby
27 May — 3 Jun
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Houston, TX, United States - Hobby
Fri 27.05
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Fri 03.06
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (143 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Alamo
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Jul 11
Good cars, however, price online and after returning the car is higher. Some taxes are not state online
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 27
No Issues
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 11
Staff was friendly and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 08
NoSuv needed a tune up
6.0 Good2020 Nov 25
Easy check inThey charged me for gas even though I filled up prior to returning
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 26
I rented a BMW X-3, I was given a very small Cadillac SUV. It fit 2 bags, there were four adults. we rode with bags on our laps.
4.8 Okay2020 Sep 06
Bussiness hours are not right. First flight at hobby airport is at 6am , so if they open at 5, I have to check the bags, go thru the check point and then walk to the gate. I almost lost my flight.Move back the operating hours to 4am. Thats my suggestion.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 13
Fairly efficient reservation thru to vehicle return.Window washer fluid was relatively empty. I had to fill it myself.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 10
Your survey website is very bad. Does not take my responses
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 10
Friendly fast service - didn't have the Ford Expedition but they got us into a Chrvy Tahoe instead. No issues.No complaints.
Rated #2
Dollar
6.9 Good (153 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Dollar
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 27
Sharica was great. She took care of getting our vehicle and explained the whole process and transaction.
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 29
Not much.The staff was not helpful, the location is remote and additional charges exceeded the rental fee paid to Kayak
2.0 Mediocre2021 Apr 05
None,Didn’t have my suv, had to rent from another company
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 31
Staff was friendly....Trying to find the pick up/drop off location was not easy....the hours on the web site are different than the actual hours... was stuck at the airport at 8:00 p.m with my 6yr old son with no ride to get a car because they were closed... but the web site said they were open to 1a.m..and when I called to change the hours I rented the car for nobody mentioned the change in hours!!!! I called two days before I was to pick it up!!
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 27
the staff and pickup/dropoff was greatThe car needed maintenance when we picked it up. Two tires were soft and needed to be filled with air every two days, and there was no wiper fluid.
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 26
It was not communicated to me that the location would not be open when I was there to pickup the car. Luckily hertz had one
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 16
PICK-UP WAS HORRIBLE. WE WAITED OVER 2 HOURS TO RECEIVE OUR RENTAL. AFTER RECEIVING OUR RENTAL WE WERE GIVEN A CAR THAT WE DID NOT REQUEST AND WAS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND WAS CHARGED FOR THE ADDITIONAL PRICE. WILL NOT BE RENTING FROM DOLLAR AGAIN.TO HAVE CARS AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMERS SO THAT WE'RE NOT WAITING OVER TWO HOURS.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 08
Show up to pick up car and counter closed.Maybe you guys could know what time the place you are renting the car from is open. Thst would have definitely been better
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 05
We arrived 30mins after the lot closed. Arrived the next day to retrieve vehicle and waited 2 hours just to be told we'd have to wait an additional hour or 2 to get a rental. I canceled it. Not satisfied at all.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 03
If I would’ve got my refund
Rated #3
Payless
6.5 Good (115 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Payless
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2022 Apr 16
Total was supposed to 89 including Tax And everything. I didnt but anything extra And just Made a base rent. But, they charged me extras and the bill is $113 now. This is not right
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 28
It was a new vehicle
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 04
Excellent service and car.
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 25
Everything about the rental was good. The only improvement I would suggest is better signage on the rental shuttle van. The Avis van services Payless but that is not displayed well.
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 23
Everything went great I picked up my truck from Hobby airport and when I dropped it off it was easy because someone was waiting to check it in and the shuttle pulled right up to transport me and my family to the airport Good customer service
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 29
I was able to upgrade
8.0 Excellent2021 Nov 19
The pickup wait was long and being directed from Payless to Budget to Avis was confusing.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 25
Car was very good. Return agent was very helpful in assisting by driving us with multiple bags to the shuttle stop.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 10
Agents at pickup were very slow and seemed like they couldn't care less about providing service.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 04
Had to pick up car at 6a but rental counter only opened at 8a. But Priceline was helpful and refunded our money as we weren’t able to pick up the car.
Rated #4
Thrifty
6.5 Good (127 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 17
Didn’t like anything. The lady at the counter was rude, my reservation was for 11am but I didn’t get the car until 1:19pm. The restrooms were out of service so I couldn’t even use the bathroom and they gave me a minivan that didn’t even have Bluetooth.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 08
Car ordered was not available, waited 30 minutes for a different class of car. No accommodation for the change other than $30 off the next rental, as if there will be one.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 24
We booked a car two weeks in advance but when we arrived with our group of 12 people, they had no car for us. When canceling the car on kayak to get our money back, we had to call multiple times and fight for them to return our money even though they didn’t have a car for us. We will not be booking through kayak again but will book directly through the rental car website.
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 22
No itemized full receipt. Car not on lot when pre-registered time. They were deceptive in adding on the insurance cost when I preselected no extra insurance.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 21
I flew to Houston and ended up at Intercontinental instead of Hobby. When I went to the Thrifty counter I was told I was not in the system because I rented through Kayak / Priceline. My choices were, rent a car where I was or try to find a way to Hobby and rent the car I had reserved. I was in a hurry and figured i could get a refund from Kayak / Priceline once I explained my issue. I WAS WRONG. Called the number on my paperwork and after being on hold for almost 15 minutes was told no refund, no changes. NEVER AGAIN will I use Kayak or Priceline....
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 03
Our battery died and we had to wait an hour in the cold for someone to show up, and the mechanic who did told us the battery in the car was old and not good and that we’d be “lucky” if we made it to our destination without another issue. It was so scary!
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 17
I love the staff at this facility... caring, fun and professional! All went smoothly and pleasantly from start to finish. Josephine was especially wonderful!
7.9 Good2021 Sep 15
I asked for just the basic insurance but was charged for an upgraded insurance. I was stressed trying to get home after my flight was canceled and didn't catch the error until I received my final receipt. I'll know to pay better attention in the future!
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 09
Thrifty ran out of cars. They informed us who were waiting in line for 20+ min. They wanted to put me on a waiting list for hours. But I had a work meeting to attend so I had to catch an Uber. Now I need to call kayak and priceline to get a refund.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 15
While we had to wait an hour for the car, the staff did their very best in a situation they could not control. They gave the cars out as quickly as they came in. They were friendly and upbeatIt would have been nice if cars had been readily available. However, it appears the travel world is opening up again and it may take some time to adjust. Nashville airport didn't have enough cold drinks to keep up with the demand of folks travelling. We are getting back to the new normal. Everyone was patient
Rated #5
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (53 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 17
Only car company that never has anything ready to go for reservations. I had to wait two hours and then instead of a full size SUV take a horrible old minivan with no features that was scary to drive then they wouldn't even give a discount. They are weird A F and wanted to take selfies on pickup too. Would have had to wait what looked like another two hours at least if I wanted to hold for what I actually reserved two months ahead of time.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 03
Thank you so much for waiving the out of state fee and gas fee due to hurricane ida, you were a blessing throughout this process!
4.0 Okay2020 Oct 06
Customer service was very poor. Demanding, rude agent. I love enterprise but service agent was terrible.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 13
The air conditioning was very nice on such a warm day.I could not get the car because I didn't have a physical credit card. My replacement card is in the mail but apparently they have to have the card to swipe. My virtual card was not acceptable.
9.6 Excellent2019 Nov 19
Really awesome service, quick, had the car I selected ready to go with no delays.
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 06
Everything was done with excellence.Nothing
6.0 Good2019 Jun 08
Close pick up and drop off near my homeCleanliness of entire vehicle
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 28
Quick, easy, professional.Nothing.
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 01
Everything was quick and smooth.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 03
Tha car was new! Only 700 milles. The team great, realy helpful.
Rated #6
Hertz
7.9 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Hertz
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 24
Cheaper
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 15
I am still waiting for my deposit money to get back reimbursed and there is no one to speak to me. Only automated recordings.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 08
Office was closed when we got to Houston so couldn’t pick up our car. We had to take Uber to hotel and then another one back to pick up cat. You shouldn’t be allowed to rent a car if place is closed. We tried calling hours before we landed. But no one answers the phone. Will never rent from here again.
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 28
We rented for 2 days, but had to exchange the first car(Nissan Altima) out because of a bad vibration, that I’m hopeful someone knew about before we rented it. The tire pressure on the tire that wasn’t vibrating was 10 psi over recommended. Not sure how that was missed. The second car was the only one available and was just bigger than a smart car( Ford eco sport). Very disappointed with that but we made it work. Did come in handy when parking, but thankful we only had 2 adults and not our grown children with us.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 10
My experience with Kayak and Hertz was so bad that I will not use either of these providers in the future.
8.0 Excellent2022 Jan 06
Was given a form to mark damage on car prior to trip but wasn't given a pencil to fill it out
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 02
Hours said the would be open and allowed me to book. When I arrived they were closed and left me without a car. Won’t use Kayak or any third party service to book a car ever again.
8.0 Excellent2022 Jan 01
A/C in car was nonfunctional for part of the trip. Would fix interior of SUV as well. Overall good experience
5.2 Okay2019 Jul 29
You flat out or misrepresent on the reservation and email . The actual car class is different when you arrive.
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 23
Easy and AffordableI really liked that there was not an extra fee for dropping off in another location. A lot of places do this, but I found this deal through kayak and it was great for our budget.The lady who assisted me in picking up my car did not know that I already purchased insurance so she tried to sell me insurance again. If a person wasn't paying attention, they would have bought insurance twice.
Rated #7
Budget
7.5 Good (89 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Budget
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 09
Charge more than quoted price. No receipt given . Ordered car not available
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 27
Thanks for a fantastic price!!!!
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 22
Bathroom facility could have used a little more attention. But the staff here was great!
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 16
At pickup they mistyped my email address The correct address is ppatel@iesgroup.com I do not have reservation copy or receipt !!!
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 09
It took over an hour to get the car line was wrapped around inside the building and only two people working the counter. Then finally 30min a third person shows up but then one of the original two decides it's her break time and leaves. Ridiculous the amount of time people were standing there waiting for a car that 90% of everyone had already booked.
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 06
CAR was not new not having CarPlay. Odd smell.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 24
The car drove smoothly however the customer service was trash and this is the second time that I’ve used this company within the month and have been charged hidden fees I.e… brought the car on full and got charged $54 for a fuel fee… the last time I was charged for a car seat that I didn’t request and a late fee! I will not be using this company again, it lacks integrity and honesty.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 04
No emails or printed documents
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 23
Need to check out the cars better first one had a flat second one when we were half way to ou destination we noticed it only had one wiper blade
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 22
The car was clean when picked up.There was a problem with the reservation during pick up and I needed to modify the reservation. The staff was very dismissive and I had to call budget multiple just for them to tell me they couldn’t do anything.
Rated #8
Avis
7.3 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Avis
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 20
I was arriving to the Houston Hobby airport in a car with a friend. I could not determine how to get into the lot to get my rental car. The interior of the car was clean except for the piece of bacon on the emergency brake. The exterior not so clean. The interaction with the person at the counter was great. The drop off at Charlotte airport efficient.
4.0 Okay2021 Dec 28
The car was a beater. Dents and scrapes all over and the “see maintenance” light kept coming on. Upon return our location didn’t exist, along with several others. Nobody at these “drop off locations” knew anything about Avis returns. The customer service line wasn’t much help either. Made for a very stressful evening.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 23
All excellent
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 19
The car interior had a weird smell. I stopped by a gas station to pick up some are refreshers. After that the smell was not detectable.
8.8 Excellent2020 Sep 10
Price
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 22
The car was brand new!! Smelled great!
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 13
Avis was great! The service I reserved thru was terrible---- didn't include all costs & was $100 more than I anticipatedInclude taxes with the overall prices
5.6 Okay2018 May 13
No assistanceIt was relatively easy to rent the vehicleTires where worn. We got a flat and Avis did not replace the car. We had to Uber for the rest of our trip, including a expensive trip back to the airport.
8.4 Excellent2017 Aug 16
Pickup took too long
6.0 Good2017 Feb 27
Old carI like that it was reliableCar was worn and dirty and did smell like a smoker has used the car on many occasions. Expected a newer fleet from Avis.
Rated #9
National
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
National
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2020 Nov 05
Quick dropoff. friendly dropoff. Good car with low mileage.Pickup personnel were a bit brusque. Pickup personnel could not tell me if my wife was also authorized to drive the car.
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 05
Drop off aas super easyJust have a sign or something that says attendant is on break or something. We arrived at 9pm and it looked as though they were closed.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 04
Nothing didn’t have the car I reserved and waited for over an hourEverything
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 28
When I arrived in Houston, myself and a group of other people were told that there were absolutely no cars available. This information not only ruined my trip but I felt it was very unprofessional for National to relay this information through the shuttle bus driver rather than a manager. The next day when I called to see if a car was available, I was told that if there was one, my total was be 159. That was DOUBLE my original rental price for half the day. I am extremely dissatisfied with National and will NEVER book with them again.If I had gotten my damn car!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 19
The staff/ Manager was absolutely rude and not helpful. She claimed the vehicle I reserved (full size SUV was not available upon my arrival at my reservation time. Asked if I wanted to wait or downsize my vehicle for what’s available. No wait time provided. Said it can be 5 min. It can be 45 min. Worst experience ever. Never again.Staffs attitude, customer service, pickup process and vehicle availability.
Rated #10
Ace
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Ace
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2019 Dec 03
The employees were very friendly.We were given an old car with 114K+ miles and less than a quarter tank of gas...
Ability Rent a Car
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Ability Rent a Car
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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E-Z Rent-A-Car
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
E-Z Rent-A-Car
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Easirent
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Easirent
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
1 location in Houston Hobby Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Houston Hobby Airport
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766 travelers who rented a car in Houston Hobby Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Top tips for renting a car at Houston Hobby Airport

  • Car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) save you money and time from getting to the airport to any destination you prefer. With a car rental, you can easily drive to Houston's attractions, museums, and eateries at any given time. Unlike the case in public transport, car rentals do not have fixed schedules where you have to catch a certain bus at a specific time. It also saves you money as you won't deal with fare hikes at rush hour and extra charges for connecting different means to your destination. A car rental is comfortable and gives you space and freedom to travel around with your luggage hard to achieve with public means.
  • Getting a car rental is recommended over public means for travelers getting from Houston Hobby Airport. Several buses offer transfers to Downtown Houston, but you might have to get another means if you need transportation to another destination. Car rentals at Houston Hobby Airport offer direct services from the airport to any destination you might prefer. Unlike the case in public transport, car rentals save you the hassle of waiting for the bus or fitting your schedule into catching buses at certain hours. As long as you have a full gas, you can easily drive to any area within and outside Houston.
  • When returning Houston Hobby Airport car rentals, ensure to check with your contract's fuel policy. Renters pick up most car rentals with a full gas tank and have to return the car with a full gas tank. Failure to fill up the gas tank can lead to extra charges, sometimes up to three times the normal amount. Once it is full, input address 7714 Airport Boulevard Houston Texas in the car rentals GPS, head over to baggage claim area, and find car rental companies. Before handing in the car rental keys, ensure you have taken all your personal belongings out of the car.
  • Certain days and times tend to be busier when picking up or dropping off your car rentals at Houston Airport. On weekdays, the busiest times are in the mornings and evenings when people are picking up cars to commute. Travelers with arrivals at these hours can wait at the lobby to skip crowds or make earlier reservations for pick-ups to locations off-site.
  • Book your rental car at Houston Hobby Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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