Car rental at State College University Park Airport

Car rental at State College University Park Airport

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State College, PA, United States - University Park
28 May — 4 Jun
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State College, PA, United States - University Park
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State College University Park Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (46 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Alamo
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 15
First, you need to fire the male worker at the State College Airport (Alamo section). He was like so rude.........
8.0 Excellent2020 Oct 05
Car was ready for pick up in State College and drop off was easy in KentuckyThe mileage must have been logged incorrectly at the pick up location because at drop off, it said we had driven over 5,000 miles! Good think we got unlimited miles with the rental!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 28
NothingI went all the way to the airport so they tell me ‘we are out of cars come back tomorrow, and when i asked what will guarantee that i will find one tomorrow he replies “because am telling you” such an unprofessional treatment.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 15
Called me 30 minutes before I needed the car and said they did not have one available.
7.6 Good2020 Aug 03
The agent at pickup was very helpful and friendly, even though I had to wait quite a while as he was the only one there. He was very nice.
8.0 Excellent2020 Apr 24
This reservation was cancelled due to the Pandemic.
6.0 Good2019 Jun 30
the pricethe service
9.2 Excellent2018 Apr 03
Excellent car and easy rentalThey didn’t understand the insurances that I bought with Kayak
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 21
Good vehicle and service from pickup to dropoff
9.6 Excellent2017 Oct 11
State College University Airport AlamoThe lady who waitd on us was very friendly and efficient.No complaints from us in regards to our dealing with them.
Rated #2
Payless
8.5 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Payless
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 17
Car had no registration sticker and an expired inspection. I was pulled over 45 minutes into the trip because of it. When I handed the officer my rental agreement from the passenger seat, I realized it was the former renter’s agreement, not mine. This means they either did not clean the car at all or did a very poor job of it. The officer let me go once they saw it was a rental, but Payless refused to refund any part of my booking for the unclean vehicle, poor customer service, or the non-inspected car.
10.0 Excellent2020 Dec 08
very much appreciated the young lady who helped me get acquainted with the vehicle.the drop off lot was at the other end of the terminal, which made walking with bags and a mask on, a little tiring. maybe the drop off lot could be closer to the rental office?
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 08
Friendly, quick, easy to locate vehicle, nice SUV, overall a great experience.
9.2 Excellent2018 Nov 26
Easy, courteous checkout, good value, made it easy to extend rental by a few days.Something sticky had spilled in the cup holder and was not cleaned up.
7.6 Good2018 May 16
Pickup/dropo convenient.Full sized car barely fit two suitcases.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 08
Price
2.0 Mediocre2016 Nov 02
Very poor service No customer skillsnothing to likeMade reservation online went to pick it up employee said we don't have any cars to rent. He didn't even try to look for one. Was on his phone all time playing games. Horrible experience I had
9.2 Excellent2016 Sep 12
Car was in good condition, neat and clean.Car had a distinct smell of cigarette smoke
7.6 Good2016 Aug 09
Car was great on gas and was comfotableWas not clean
Rated #3
Avis
8 Excellent (25 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Avis
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 18
Everything was fine.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 14
Easy to work with on both ends of the process.
6.0 Good2022 Apr 12
Car was smoky, even had a brand new pack of cigarettes someone left inside between the seats. Tires were not inflated, and the car had multiple service warnings. Drop off was sketchy, and still haven’t received receipt.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 06
Good car, great help
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 24
Friendly staff and free upgrade from full size sedan to 4WD SUV
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 24
Service at the registry was excellent, very useful and friendly. Cleanliness in the car was not that good, interiors in the back had some dry mud and the backseats weren’t full clean also.
4.8 Okay2019 Jul 31
Staff was friendlyTires were not inflated, staff dis not check state of the rental with me before leaving lot, and vehicle was not similar to that which i chose (i chose a kia soul or similar and received a nissan frontier pickup truck)
7.6 Good2019 Apr 08
When you get the gas option where they fill up the car, you are required to pay for a full take, even though you only use half or less. A rip off.
8.0 Excellent2018 Aug 22
Nice car, very comfortableIt wasn't super clean lots of spots on the seats front in back
2.0 Mediocre2017 May 18
Why have cars available online when you don't have cars?They didn't have a car and didn't try to get me one.
Rated #4
Enterprise
8 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Enterprise
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Mar 15
Better signage to the drop off spot and more parking over there
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 08
NothingWe made a reservation weeks in advance. 3 days prior to our trip I called the location to be sure all was well. The recorded message said hours were till 11PM. When we arrived at about 5:10PM, the desk was empty. Location closed. Called the customer service (JOKE) number. Out of luck. No customer service at Enterprise! Lesson learned.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 08
Friendly staff at pick up and drop off. No hassles at either end of the rental transactions.
9.2 Excellent2019 Apr 28
Staff
8.8 Excellent2018 Dec 28
Easy, but Unclear!Easy drop-off!But unclear as to how to drop off. Eventually found the key drop off.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 02
Location closedMy reservation was for 3pm. Due to travel delays I arrived to pick up my rental at 3:15pm. The office was closed and no other cars were available. I had to travel to harrisburg, PA another 2 hours to get a rental car.
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 02
lovely staff in downtown cleveland location
Rated #5
Budget
6.9 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Budget
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2021 Dec 21
Wanted a Camry. Got a Chevy Trek. Not impressed. It needed shocks.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 12
Would never rent here again.
6.0 Good2020 Oct 27
Informed by agent at University Park Airport as to 29 minute grace period
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 29
Easy. 5 stars.
4.8 Okay2019 Oct 29
The car was very durty....everything else was ok..
7.2 Good2019 Aug 31
Price.First car we got into smelt so much like cigarettes we had to go back to agent and get another car that was far away.
5.2 Okay2018 Jul 15
Very quick pickup and drop-off.Car was very dirty upon pickup.
6.0 Good2017 Mar 08
QuickDid not have small er cars
Rated #6
Hertz
6.7 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Hertz
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jul 08
Nothing...never was so disappointed in my whole lifeBooth was closed , sign said somebody would be there to see me , after 45 minutes I left
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 17
Staff what is friendly and efficient. Pick up and drop off was easy.I rented an SUV and dropped it off with a full tank two days later. It was a simple transaction and went according to plan.
9.6 Excellent2017 Dec 29
Service was prompt, courteous
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 12
Hertz is the worst?I showed up for my reservation and they didnt have a car for me.... worse, they couldn't issue a refund at the desk. Instead, I had to call Hertz corporate, which was a nightmare.
4.0 Okay2017 May 21
The car was not ready when we showed up, and the car was a smaller size than what we reserved. It was a one-way rental, and I was told at my destination that they had never seen a contract like the one I had been issued. It took 24 hours to resolve it.
4.8 Okay2017 May 16
Rental fee raised 4 timesCar types were sufficientThe rental fee showed on kayak was 80+ for two days, but I was charged for 320+ when I rent the car at Hertz in the state college airport. I was surprised but the Hertz staffs kept telling me that the fee was for tax blablabla... And I was too tired to bargain.
3.6 Mediocre2016 May 10
long lines to drop the keys and contract. and the contract was not on the computer. We had to call the other day to inform at what time we drop the car. They put the burden of inform on us, after we already returned the car. Worst experience ever
4.4 Okay2016 Mar 06
easy to return
9.6 Excellent2015 Dec 26
Would rent a car from them againWe rented it through my girlfriend's debit card, and the amount that they put a hold on was released a few days later as promised. Pickup and dropoff were smooth, the car was very clean and the representatives were friendly except for the dropoff lady.The lady who accepted the car at the drop off at JFK wasn't the nicest as she asked us what the scratch on the right side of the car was all about in a judgmental way. It had been there all along and it was even marked on the car figure that was attached to the keychain. After a long trip I would have expected to see a nicer greeting from a Hertz employee.
Rated #7
National
6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in State College University Park Airport
National
Locations in State College University Park Airport
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good2016 Feb 15
Generally a good experienceFairly priced, new cars.They apparently were having staffing issues and they had to give me the car without it being vacuumed. That said I relate since I own a business as well and they offered a very fair accommodation.
10.0 Excellent2016 Jan 31
Pretty fastI am still waiting for my final receipt....
Easirent
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Easirent
Locations in State College University Park Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in State College University Park Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in State College University Park Airport
Recent reviews
148 travelers who rented a car in State College University Park Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations at State College University Park Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at State College University Park Airport

  • University Park Airport is a small airport serving State College in central Pennsylvania. Car rental at State College University Park Airport has a variety of options for travelers. This includes economy and luxury rentals, and everything in-between. You can also request special features by contacting the rental agent after booking through KAYAK. Things like GPS, 4x4, and hybrid vehicles may not come standard but could be available upon request.
  • State College is home to The Pennsylvania State College, or Penn State, home of the Nittany Lions. The airport rental area is about 15-20min by car from the college campus. If you're trying to rent a car in person you're probably going to be in luck, as wait times are usually non-existent at this small airport. Be aware that major annual school activities may cause traffic to swell at the airport and on the roads as students, parents, staff, and faculty come and go, so plan your rental accordingly.
  • If you're flying into town and plan on moving into a new place, consider renting a vehicle to help with the move. Car rental at State College University Park Airport has booking options for trucks and SUVs that could prove helpful moving larger items like furniture. Book through KAYAK ahead of time to compare your options. While we can't find people to help you move your stuff, we can help find you a sweet deal on a rental. Try buying them pizza, that usually helps.
  • Winters in State College can be rough so consider things like snow tires, chains, or 4WD when renting a vehicle during the colder months of the year. While many students leave for the holidays, others that live in nearby places like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia may want to rent a car and drive somewhere closer for a visit. It's best to be prepared for dangerous road conditions when renting a vehicle in a place known for snow like the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Book your rental car at State College University Park Airport at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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