Car rental at Palm Springs Airport

Car rental at Palm Springs Airport

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Palm Springs, CA, United States - Palm Springs
26 May — 2 Jun
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Palm Springs, CA, United States - Palm Springs
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (313 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Alamo
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2022 May 06
Iwould have liked to have the model size i choose but instead of compact i got a full size.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 04
I got call from Alamo 1 hour before pick up the car and they told me that car is not available!!!!
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 19
I had some questions with my rental that they were able to address quickly in person. The staff was super patient despite having so many customers arrive at the same time. They were quick and friendly as they processed customers. Individuals rom Alamo went above and beyond to reach out to me during my rental to make sure I was satisfied with my car and service. I haven't had that happen before with another car rental so it was a nice touch to know that they cared I was having the best experience during my vacation.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 10
Everything was smooth, easy and perfect! When the vehicle was dropped off, Gloria was quick and efficient and so friendly!!
6.0 Good2022 Apr 03
The staff was very friendly but there was a long line at pick-up and they didn’t know the parking location of my vehicle so it was a bit of a goose chase.
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 26
While the service was great, but didn’t get the reserved.
4.0 Okay2022 Mar 07
Van was in really rough shape; 3/4 full tank; had trash in it. They also charged me an extra day when I returned it until I showed them confirmation of original rental agreement.
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 28
It was great overall. Customer service was wonderful. The gentleman, Kurt, when we dropped off was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely rent from Alamo again.
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 28
Maria was great. She checked my car in for me!
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 25
nothing. Very smooth in picking up and dropping off
Rated #2
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (170 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Hertz
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 12
Everything was good
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 01
Friendly agent with no major lineup. Car rental rates were high but a new Nissan kick provided.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 01
Friendly and helpful service
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 27
I asked to cancel 2 minutes after booking and fought with Kayak and Hertz about that, to no avail. The non-refundable car reservation is new to me, and should be made more obvious. I will not be using Kayak again. This inflexibility was not appreciated.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 27
Cabin air filter needed cleaning.
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 15
Free upgrade at check in. 70$for full tank deal at check in
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 14
I didn’t realize an addition charge for taxes 148.00 dollars so quoted amount was deceiving
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 06
Pick up was good for us but we got lucky. When we visited the airport 2 others times, pickup was insane (i.e. at least 1.5 hour lineup.) Drop-off was fantastic. Very friendly and super fast.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 06
Booking through kayak was very easy. Making any changes online before the actual rental date was basically impossible. When we got to the airport all was good and our changes were made right their. Our Hertz rep was really friendly and offered us several options and explained everything. She was a true people person and was great to deal with! My wife is staying on and the rep made the required changes to the booking. My wife hopes the return will be just as easy!!
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 28
Still have not seen my invoice one day after drop off.
Rated #3
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (120 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Dollar
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 15
Let me know what your full price is. Including your fees.
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 23
We ordered one car for 7 people but they gave a tiny SUV. It was super squishy and was not comfortable. They also had these hidden fees and it ended up costing way more then anticipated. Overall, pretty bad experience. I would rather just rent a car from Turo next time.
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 31
Feel the value for my money was fantastic. And the return process was the best I have ever experienced.
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 21
Service was very good
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 21
Renting was the easiest with Dollar. All the employees were over the top helpful and ready to serve. I was amazed how seamlessly everything went from the setting up of the reservation through the car pickup all the way to the return. They did exactly what they said, I'd use them again
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 21
Bit expensive. The vehicle’s bluetooth failed
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 20
I wasn't able to rent a car through dollar because I do not use credit cards, I only use debit cards. I went to Avis and had an excellent experience.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 09
They charged me double what it was supposed to be.
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 12
The staff was very friendly and professional. The pick up and drop off were both very quick and easy.
6.0 Good2021 Jan 23
Staff were fine, drop off easyWe did not get the car we asked for--the alternative was too small for our needs. And, I felt ripped off by all the extra fees, etc. Based on the "advertised" Kayak price, we should have paid much less buying making an advance deposit. The fees drove up the total significantly. Net, most likely will not use a third party again for car rental.
Rated #4
Budget
7.8 Good (176 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Budget
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 15
All went will. No problems- thanks
4.0 Okay2022 May 14
The final bill ended up being $120 more than I was quoted online for a 6 day rental. I returned the vehicle full of gas and they charged me a gas surcharge anyway. I got a smaller vehicle than a friend who rented with budget through Priceline the day before our trip but I paid double what they did and the vehicle was not clean when I picked it up.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 13
No complaints or suggestions for improvement whatsoever!
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 11
Expensive to add an additional driver
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 09
Our rental agent was a shining star! he was quick and efficient and found us an amazing rate on a great SUV.
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 06
Check-in was horriffic. Car was fine. Staff did their best.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 06
Easy & reasonable
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 25
Very long wait to get car in PS
6.0 Good2022 Feb 22
we picked up our car in the palm springs airport. not sure what the deal is, but it seems like budget was the only place that people had car reservations because both times we were there (had to go back to swap out for a new car after getting a flat) the line was absurdly long while all the other rental company lines were empty. other than that, the process was pretty easy and the vehicle was perfect for our trip.
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 18
Took forever to pick up the car - almost one hour in the queue. On return they slapped on another $10 fee for dropping it off? Yet another rip off.
Rated #5
Ace
8.9 Excellent (37 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Ace
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 09
Sales associates were very friendly & accommodating. Quick in & out service too.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 07
I needed a drop off to my home 2 miles away. No one available. Had to call a friend to pick me up.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 07
Great staff! Very friendly. Easy check in and out.Can’t think of anything
8.0 Excellent2020 Jan 27
Had to wait a bit for the shuttle to reach the airport, but overall a good experience.
10.0 Excellent2018 Feb 22
Off airport, but fast and easyThe company was quick to pick us up from the airport and processed our rental in less than 5 minutes. We were on the road 6 minutes after arriving at their facility.
10.0 Excellent2018 Feb 10
Excellent service from the pickup to paperwork to cleanliness to dropoff. I'll come back to them again.
4.0 Okay2017 Oct 05
Not at the airport
8.0 Excellent2017 Sep 24
Ace rentalClean car.Extra charge for airport drop-off.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 22
Much better option than the places at the airportNo line .. they picked me up promptly & had me on the road in no time. No hassles, no problems. Had to extend 2x on the rental & had no problems. Have already recommended to 2 friends & would use again!
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 11
Picked us up at the airport and drove us to the rental car pickup right on time. Car was basically brand new and super clean. Staff was friendly. They drove us back to the airport when we dropped the car off. I would totally rent from them again!
Rated #6
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (66 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 14
Line up at the counter was long, but three attendants processed people quickly. Drop off was easy and done efficiently. I was told I would be emailed my receipt.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 08
Poor service, 25 people on line to get their car and only 2 working, waited over and hour for the car
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 01
Car had no GPS, was higher mileage and somewhat tired. Rode well, good on fuel. Size worked out well.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 28
Staff was friendly when picking up the car.The "SUV" was a modest sedan with a hatch-back. Thrifty "support" is very poor, as I needed to consider a change to my reservation and they were not helpful. Additionally, it was difficult to understand the person on the phone. I would not recommend using Thrifty for car rentals.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Oct 05
The staff was ok but your policy lies.Keep it real when it says a rule in the policy they should stick to it
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 14
Nothing. Your information was inaccurate. Was not able to take the car promised to me for not having a major credit care. Then was charged 10 dollars for penalty fee. Incredibly disappointed in customer service and buisness practices. I will never use your services again.Not charging me 10 dollars on a promise of a vehicle you couldnt provide me with.
4.8 Okay2019 Dec 23
Why is the price that you pay always more than what is quoted when you book? Seriously why.... Its just so annoying.The price that I was quoted was what I paid. That would be normal...
5.2 Okay2019 Dec 02
Friendly staff but my reservation was screwed and my rate was changed for no reasonShould have gotten the reservation correct
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 27
Everything was good. I have no complaints.
9.6 Excellent2019 Jun 26
Car was inexpensive and in good shape. Drop off was easy. Had to wait s whole for an agent to come to the desk for pick up. Would rent again
Rated #7
Avis
7.9 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Avis
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 30
Overcharge from the agreement.
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 26
The Avis line at pick up was combined with Budget and was really long. I think we waited about 30-40 min to get a car. They added more staff but the kiosk at the far end that was open for members wasn’t busy at all. It would have been nice to use both areas so the line could have moved faster. Once we got to the front, the staff were very helpful. It just needs to have both kiosks open instead of combining Budget and Avis for pick up.
6.0 Good2022 Feb 14
Long lines for check in. Budget handles Avis, and the line was extremely long.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 02
Very good
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 10
I like that the car rental lot was right outside the door, but we had to wait over 30 minutes to get our car when we arrived. Then they tried to charge us for an extra hour when we returned the car. It was not the best experience...definitely needs work in terms of expediting customers and customer service. It took about 15 minutes to figure out, but we finally received a credit for the hour they were trying to charge us for.
4.4 Okay2020 Aug 31
Drop off staff was efficientCar I specially requested was not available
2.0 Mediocre2020 Feb 16
NoneThere were 60 people in line for their car in Palm Springs and became over heated and to leave the line. Two agents were not enough.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jan 27
The folks at the counter were nice, they upgraded my car, which was nice. Dropoff was easy.The pick up line at Palm Springs Airport was long and slow.
9.2 Excellent2019 Dec 16
Staff were very friendly. Drop off was super easy.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 10
Pick-up and drop off super easyThe person in the counter wasn't very friendly. Seem to be annoyed.
Rated #8
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
National
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated #9
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2018 Oct 21
Try to get something back you left in the car. Forget it.Lovely people. Very helpful.I left a portable battery charger and cord in the center console. I went back to the Enterprise desk at PSP within an hour of returning the car. Was told car was on the ‘back lot’ for an oil change. And the back lot closed at 4pm. Promised to call next day which someone did. They found a cord that wasn’t mine ap obviously it wasn’t from my car. I had to buy a new one which cost over half what the car rental was. My fault yes. But either I was being fed a line about the oil change or else someone helped themselves to a charger. Second bad experience with Enterprise on a row. Rental in Portland lasts a month- reserved a compact but all they had was an aptly names Armada or a a pickup truck. I ended up spending over $100 on gas for the week.
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 03
Car was great to drive.
8.4 Excellent2017 May 02
overall excellentThey were very helpful and helped me upgrade to a nicer car. Drop off was super quick and the shuttle was waiting. Best car rental experience I have had
8.4 Excellent2017 Mar 09
I'm happy with my experienceEveryone at enterprise was amazing. Very kind. They really cared!The tourism charge.. i live across the street, and just needed it for the day while my car was getting fixed.. I don't understand that charge.
7.2 Good2017 Feb 27
Friendly staff. Clean, comfortable ChevyTrax. Unlimited mileage. One-way rental option.VERY long wait at airport to be escorted to our rental car. Many flights were delayed in arriving; Enterprise check-in counter was not staffed sufficiently. Expensive one-way fee for airport-to-airport.
9.6 Excellent2017 Feb 26
Overall, a good experienceThe counter staff was nice, thorough and efficient...she walked me to the car, helped me load luggage and told me I could leave the car in the lot until my travel companions arrived later on.It took more time than I thought it would to go through the check in process & more time to extend the contract for an extra day. I had heard that it was "high season" in PSP, which can jeopardize the availability of a rental being available. The check in attendant was friendly, though very busy with multiple cars that arrived at the same time.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 07
Excellent StaffThe Manager at the Palm Springs airport Enterprise - a woman whose name I wish I recalled - gave me top notch service and even went above and beyond to fix a reservation error I made and found me a car after I was told they were sold out. She saved my trip. THANK YOU.
Airport Van
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Airport Van
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Easirent
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Sunnycars
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Palm Springs Airport
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Palm Springs Airport
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953 travelers who rented a car in Palm Springs Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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Top tips for renting a car at Palm Springs Airport

  • There are several modes of ground transportation from Palm Springs Airport (PSP), but car rentals are the most advantageous. Getting a car rental at Palm Springs Airport allows you to relish convenience and flexibility as you explore this city. Public transport might be the cheapest option from the airport, but its rigid travel schedule and delay times won’t give you the best experience while visiting Palm Springs.
  • Most of the respected Palm Springs car rental companies have their desks in the main terminal building at the Arrivals section, with their pick-up and drop-off lots just adjacent to the terminal building. Several off-site car rental companies are convenient. All you need to do is book your rental in advance, and you can have the rental delivered to you at the airport, or their shuttle can transport you to their lots just a short distance away.
  • California State Route 111 (CA-111) is one of the major roads connecting PSP to downtown Palm Springs. It is also one of the busiest routes, especially during rush hours. The morning rush hour on CA-111 starts from 7 am to 10 am, while the evening rush is from 4 pm to 7 pm. Traffic is usually packed, so avoid picking up or dropping off your Palm Springs Airport car rental during these hours. Avoid the major city routes during these hours for a smoother experience while driving your Palm Springs Airport car rental.
  • After-hours returns are available at Palm Springs Airport car rentals. When returning your car rental during after-hours, just follow the car rental returns signs to the return lot in PSP. Park the vehicle in the lot and lock it. Make sure to clear it of all your belongings. Walk into the main terminal building and place the keys and the completed return form in the dropbox of your specific car rental provider.
  • Book your rental car at Palm Springs Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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