Car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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Valparaiso, FL, United States - Destin-Ft Walton Beach
24 May — 31 May
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Valparaiso, FL, United States - Destin-Ft Walton Beach
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (87 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Alamo
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2018 Oct 17
Canceled without warning....Flew in and found out our car was unavailable. Had a parking lot full, but they were saving them for FEMA..which is fine, a disaster had just taken place. But to have no warning before being stranded at the airport is sad.
8.0 Excellent2018 Oct 15
The staff member was helpful and friendly.Waited in line for an hour due to having only one agent on duty. The vehicle was parked a long way from the rental desk, making it difficult for older folks to walk to get to.
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 09
Easy rental experienceThe vehicle choice was wonderful. Premium SUV - had an Infinity. Loved the ride. Will continue booking thru kayak.Every state has different rulings - additional driver in state of Florida was $15 per day. Would have been nice to know ahead of pick up. Oh well.
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 23
No waiting at check in.
5.2 Okay2018 Aug 19
DisappointedThe van was spacious and suited my need. When I picked up the vehicle the lady at the desk was very polite.When I picked up the vehicle nobody went with me to inspect the vehicle or to do a walk around to insure there were no issues. When I picked up the van it had NOT been cleaned inside. It appeared that it had NOT been checked to any specific standard other than it had a full tank of gas. All 4 tires were low and not a single one of them had the same pressure. I had to add 4,5,6 and 7 pounds of air respectively. I would have assumed that safety would have been a priority. I know well enough to check those things for myself, but what about people who don't? Very very disappointing
8.8 Excellent2018 Aug 02
Everything was great except car wasn't ready when we arrived.car wasn't ready when we arrived. We had to wait to have it cleaned.
7.2 Good2018 Jul 16
had to wait more than 30 minutes for a car never had that problem before. Yes I did get a credit when I returned the vehicle which was appreciated but waiting was a real inconvenience
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 04
Awesome PEOPLEEven though the counter closes at 11pm, Jacob was there at 1215am! Waiting. I had called the day before and Kirby assured me someone would be there until the last flight came in and I was on that flight. And he was there. And I got an AMAZING vehicle for an AMAZING kayak reference and I doubt I’ll ever use another rental company if it isn’t Alamo!!! Wow!!! New customer... FOR SURE. Even loved the guy who checked car back in. He sits in van in parking lot waiting on customers. In Florida. About 90 plus degrees. I was beyond impressed. Blown away is more accurate. Thank you ALL!!!Nothing!!! I love the Alamo at Ft Walton Fl airport!!!
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 01
A little long wait in line but gave us money offNice vehicleWait
10.0 Excellent2018 May 29
Great rentalQuick and easyNothing to dislike.
Rated #2
Budget
8.2 Excellent (37 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Budget
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2022 Apr 17
The car was given to me filthy. Surfaces were sticky and lots of hair all over sears, some food leftovers under the front seat. The counter person at the budget tricked me into paying for full tank. That was unacceptable.
6.0 Good2022 Apr 04
I reserved a Toyota Camry and they checked me out with a Hyundai???
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 17
Advertised a medium suv, but did not have any in stock. Waste of time
8.4 Excellent2018 Sep 09
everything was great except for the line to pick upI waited in line close to an hour & a half to pick up the car :( :( CRAZY!
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 06
The car was fine.The lady from Avis tried to upgrade me at a lot more cost. I kept saying I wasn’t interested. The most disturbing was how she kept implying that I could break down on the side of the road with no help if I didn’t buy insurance or roadside assistance. I was traveling alone and she purposely tried to frighten me. I felt paranoid that something terrible would happen my entire trip. It affected my vacation.
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 20
Troublefree ExperienceCourteous rental agent, convenient pick-up.
8.8 Excellent2017 Aug 16
Great Car, Easy Return, but long waitCar was nice and clean and returning it was a snapI had to wait in line for over 30 mins to get a car and there were only 3 people ahead of me.
8.0 Excellent2017 Jul 01
The vehicleThe attendent harrass you to purchase budget insurance even though i purchased kayak insurance.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 09
Highly recommend!!!!Awesome.. in and out quick and easy!!! Pick up and drop off!!!
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 11
Very easy pickup and drop offThe staff were friendly, they price was great, and the car was clean and nice.
Rated #3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (48 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Hertz
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2019 Aug 12
The drop off at Little Rock was very quick and convenient.Our registration was for a Ford Focus....instead we ended up w/a much smaller Ford Fiesta. Instead of asking us numerous questions upon arrival, they could have read over our confirmation....it was almost all asked while we registered.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 01
Everything. Easy pick up and drop off!!
8.4 Excellent2019 Apr 22
Disclosure of the astronomical additional fees
4.8 Okay2019 Mar 25
I reserved and paid for a full size car. Hertz oversold their inventory. I was given a Focus, at the same rate! No refund for downgrade. They gave me 1/2 tank of gas as a consolation.
8.0 Excellent2019 Feb 27
Wish the car had a CD player so we could listen to a book on CD.
4.0 Okay2019 Jan 11
Hidden charges and dirty vanOnline experience was great!Everything else....drop off was okay though. Charges that were hidden and in person experience is way worse than enterprise. I won’t make that mistake again.
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 21
The vehicle was great.
9.6 Excellent2018 Oct 05
Easy pickup and even easier dropoffI like the amount of time it took to pick up the car and drop it off. The car was clean and ran very well. It was great
8.4 Excellent2018 Sep 05
Friendly staff at the Hertz counter. She was professional, quick and had such a positive attitude.
8.4 Excellent2017 Nov 10
Car was great. Loved that I could plug in my phone to charge and play music.Line to check in was huge, and the person who helped me was a bit confusing. He also didn't warn me to avoid the toll road with the license plate scan, so now I'm going to get charged a ridiculously expensive surcharge.
Rated #4
National
9.5 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
National
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.7
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 13
Efficiency.Nothing!!
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 19
CostNothing. All was easy and fast.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 24
National made a difficult trip easierMultiple flight delays & cancellations conspired to ruin my family's Spring Break vacation. After six hours of delays, our flight from Atlanta to Destin-Ft Walton was cancelled. Our National agent in Destin airport was extremely flexible and courteous which was a relief in all our bad travel experiences with Delta. We ended up renting a car from National in Atlanta and driving the five plus hours to Seaside, FL. One day later but, still had a good time.No complaints about National this trip.
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 30
Good Customer serviceVery helpful with return
Rated #5
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Mar 24
Staff was great Pick up and drop off was super easy
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 18
Helpful staff, short lines for pickup and drop offMaybe provide drop off instructions
8.0 Excellent2020 Jun 30
Would have liked a better price.
2.0 Mediocre2020 May 16
Website worked well.Forms of payment accepted
8.4 Excellent2019 May 22
Vehicle ran out of wiper fluid on the first day which made seeing difficult. Good experience otherwise.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 02
Great service
Rated #6
Dollar
8 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Dollar
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 16
Could not have been easier
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 18
We never got to go. Thanks COVID-19
10.0 Excellent2020 Jul 20
Staff member was friendly, picking up and dropping off was easy.
8.8 Excellent2019 Nov 04
Yes
3.6 Mediocre2019 Aug 12
The staff was super condescending and put me in an economy car despite the fact I paid for a mid size. I brought the car back @ 6 versus 4 and was charged an additional $38 when the daily rental was only $27 which seemed extremely inflated.
9.6 Excellent2018 May 06
They offered me three vehicles to choose from.
7.2 Good2018 May 03
Quick operation, good agent to pick upthe car didn't have bluetooth. It was weird to grab the car and not have to check it out with another gate agent to leave the premises. If I had something wrong with the car, I didn't have an immediate person to detail that with. I would have had to go back into the terminal or hunt someone down. Nevertheless, it's comforting to not have to wait to get my car and go. So it's just habit that makes it weird.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 11
Great price
7.6 Good2017 Jun 03
When you return your car to VPS airport there is no one outside to get your car. You have to park and walk back in and turn in your keys.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 28
Fast, informative, and courteous service.
Rated #7
Avis
7.8 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Avis
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 24
Ease of pick and drop off. Very quick easy , in and out. As far as rental car experiences go, definitely good memorable one.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 05
We had to wait in line for 3 hours to get our reserved rental car only to get more awful service and moved to a Tahoe which didn’t fit our family and luggage. Was then told we would get a discount which didn’t happen. Now I get to waste more time on the phone with Avis trying to get this figured out. If you are renting from the Destin/Fort Walton airport location….BEWARE!!
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 03
The car wasn’t ready. We had to wait an hour for them to clean it and when we got to the car, it wasn’t even clean—there was sand all over the floor still. Customer service was poor too. No one to greet us at drop off to make sure the rental was good or anything. As a preferred customer, we were not pleased with our experience.
4.0 Okay2021 May 01
We asked specifically for a car that seated 8 and we got a car that seated 7. There were no cars that seated 8 so someone had to ride illegally and unsafe the entire trip.The lady that helped at Pickup was not helpful on instructing drop off after hours. The car stunk. And giving people the amount of seating they request is pretty vital.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 11
The car smelled like smoke when we first open the door. The smell went away but it was slightly annoying.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 03
Friendly, very easy, nice vehicleIt makes me nervous not to check over a car for damages with an agent before/after
8.4 Excellent2017 Sep 04
Slow pick up at VPS.
5.2 Okay2016 Oct 05
45 Minutes to drop off a car is unacceptableI honestly was very disappointed with the overall experience at this location.It took 3 employees combined effort in order to serve one person ahead of me in line for at least 25 minutes. When it finally was my time to be helped, I was asked to go into the parking lot to obtain the mileage on the vehicle while the lady stood there doing nothing. When I got back she answered a phone call and didn't even put the person on hold, I continued to wait. When she got off the phone she realized she was not capable of figuring out how to do a return. She proceeded to go for help. In the meantime one of the other employees then tried to help another person that was in line behind me while my employee went in search for help! I informed her her co-worker needed some help in processing my return and I simply cannot wait any longer, I did not account 45 minutes to drop off a vehicle. A capable employee then showed up and processed my return within 2 min. Seeing how easily the process should be handled made me sick to my stomach. I wouldn't recommend this location to anybody.
Sunnycars
1 location in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport
Recent reviews
232 travelers who rented a car in Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

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Top tips for renting a car at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

  • Booking a car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport is a convenient way to ensure that you will have access to comfortable and reliable transportation for the duration of your stay in the area. Both Destin and Fort Walton have their own public transportation systems, namely the local bus, but driving is still one of the quickest ways to reach your destination. When you have your own vehicle, it will also be easy for you to transport cargo, including suitcases and beach equipment.
  • No matter what your needs or preferences are, there is sure to be a model that is perfect for your car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport. If you want to enjoy the area's sunshine, you can always opt for a convertible. Those that will be traveling with several other passengers may prefer to have an SUV. If you’ll primarily be staying in the city center, a compact vehicle can come in handy.
  • Once you are ready to return your car rental at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, you can simply bring it back to where your respective rental company stores its fleet. Each company that has its own branch at the airport has both its office and its fleet on-site, so make sure to remember the exact location where you first picked up your rental. While it will depend on the specific company that you are renting with, you may have the option of dropping off your Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport car rental outside of normal business hours.
  • Both Destin and Fort Walton are busy cities that are popular destinations for tourists, so their roads can often be congested. Avoid getting stuck in a traffic jam by picking up and dropping off your rental around rush hour, which will typically take place between 7 and 9 am and 5.30 and 7 pm. There are a few roads that can be particularly congested, and these include Interstates 98 and 293.
  • Book your rental car at Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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