|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car|
|Intermediate SUV||C$ 68/day|
|Standard SUV||C$ 86/day|
|Compact SUV||C$ 100/day|
Allentown has average rush hours, which start early at around 6am and stretch all the way to 9am. In the evening, it’s advisable to avoid commuting between 4pm and 6pm. If you have to travel during these hours, give yourself extra time as you may get caught in traffic. If you travel to Allentown during winter, expect slow-moving winter storms and the possibility of high wind gusts and slick roads.
Allentown may not be a major city, but it is usually brimming with cars. Having a compact car will go a long way in helping you navigate the busy roads. However, if you intend to venture out into the rural areas where the roads may contain loose gravel, a four-wheel-drive will serve you better. Consider renting a compact SUV, which is suitable for both on-road and off-road adventures.
Allentown has an efficient parking system. There are multiple garages and surface lots if you don’t want to park on the street. These parking decks include Strata Deck at 39 North 6th Street, 9t Walnut Deck at 9th Walnut Street, and Community Deck at 13 South 6th Street, all of which charge $1 per hour. There are parking meters around town for on-street parking that operate from 8am to 9pm and charge $1 to $2 per hour depending on the street. Free parking applies from 5pm to midnight.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 68/day), Dollar (C$ 69/day) and Thrifty (C$ 71/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 3311 Airport Rd 18109 (6 kilometers from city center).
The average gas price in Allentown is C$ 4.88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 58 and C$ 78, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Allentown.
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An Intermediate car rental in Allentown costs C$ 84 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Allentown costs C$ 155 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Allentown costs C$ 69 per day, on average.
In Allentown, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 3311 Airport Road (6 km from city centre ).
If you want to park your car near Allentown’s city center, you’ll be spoilt for choice, as Allentown’s city center is surrounded by several parking lots. The said parking lots include D Lot on 1009 Hamilton Street, 1016 Linden Street Parking, 946 W Linden Street Parking, and 615 Walnut Street Garage.
Within Allentown, you won’t encounter any toll roads. However, if you intend to drive to destinations outside the city such as Lenhartsville, Strausstown, Pittsburg, and Harrisburg, you’ll have to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mainline. This road is one of the main toll roads in the US.
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Pros:Easy booking and pickup for the car. Clean and reliable cars to rent!
Cons:The rate was fair but additional charges like gas was not expected as I was not mentioned about tank fill up. Over charged me for fuel. And drop off location needs to be more.
Pros:Cool Car, Nice Ride
Cons:The entire experience was fantastic.
Cons:Everything was great. I don’t know how it could have been better actually!
Pros:Staff was fine at pickup and drop off (especially at drop off)
Cons:The only slight annoyance was the number of times the counter rep suggested I purchase their insurance. I understand it’s their job to present this (profitable) option, but two offers is enough, I didn’t need the extra attempts. But this did not change my perception that this was a very nice rental
Pros:The folks at the counter were very helpful and friendly. The car was clean and worked really well.
Cons:Nothing. No suggestions for improvement
Cons:I didn’t like how they processed everything, too fast and didn’t have a choice of car. I would of liked a compact with trunk not hatch. And again fast with the check out, I wanted to pay cash and they didn’t even give us a chance to ask if we could. They were only concerned how many miles I put on, and that I parked in the return section. Mind you it’s snowing outside and their parking lot is a mess. Safety first? Lol mileage should be my last concern, And besides I’m paying.
Cons:CAR WAS KNOT CLEAN
8.4 Very good
Pros:Low price, fast process, easy to pick up and drop off
Cons:Car was obviously smoked in even though they claim a non smoking fleet.. It was like driving an ashtray with leather seats. Froze $200 of credit for 3 days past my drop off as opposed to date of pick up. Was very odd.
Pros:I was 12 minutes late due to uber driver making a wrong turn. Rental Agent refused to rent me the car.
Cons:They could have cared and provided minimal customer service. Also not accept reservations for thier exact closing time.
Cons:I dropped the car off a few minutes late and was charged an extra day. Unacceptable.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Pick up was very quick! Less than 15 minutes.
Cons:Honestly, nothing. We had rental for extended weekend, also during the snow storm and the van (Pacifica) was amazing! Thinking of purchasing one lol.
Cons:Not charging the gasoline because they let me the car almost empty, more payment options, customer service needs to improve, car was smelling of cigarettes and I was traveling with a baby, car said needed maintenance and to change oil, price is not that good once they charge you all things they do not offer
Pros:Staff was prompt and helpful
Cons:The car smelled very strongly of smoke, and the fabric seats in the car were visibly dirty. Both of these were an issue during my 20+ hour round trip road trip. I’m extremely disappointed.
8.0 Very good
Cons:The car should be clean.
Pros:The staff was nice and professional but seems like did not know I was there to pick my car.
Cons:The pick up location can be better
Cons:We had car trouble with the car we originally rented. But Ben and Doug from the Hertz in Roanoke came and picked us up quickly and got us going in a new car. They were wonderful. The emergency roadside assistance was poor. We were on hold for over half an hour before we got through. Then it took them over an hour and a half to pick up the car. Fortunately due to Ben and Doug, we got another car and didn’t have to wait for the tow.
Pros:The staff was very friendly and helpful. Pickup and dropoff took only a few minutes. Very pleased
8.0 Very good
Pros:I made an online reservation for a one-way rental and booked a non-refundable motel room in my destination city. Got a call the next morning that they didn't have a car for me, that they didn't do a one-way rental between the cities. Personnel were polite and professional and apologized.
Cons:Their reservation system sucks. It lets you make a reservation that the company can't fulfill. I needed a one-way rental to pick up a motorcycle I had bought a couple months ago. I tried several companies including Enterprise which I usually use for one-way rentals. None were accepting a one-way rental until I tried Hertz and made a reservation. I then booked a non-refundable motel room in my destination city. Got a call from Hertz the next morning that they didn't have a car for me, that they didn't do a one-way rental between the cities my reservation was for. Personnel were polite, professional and apologized. I told them their reservation system sucked and they agreed. I got the impression this was a routine occurrence - their reservation system accepting reservations that could not be fulfilled.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off
Pros:Friendly staff and EZ drop off
Cons:Instructions on car return location
Pros:Very affordable!! Vehicle drove like a dream. It was large enough, and went entire 7,222 miles without a problem !! Unlimited really means unlimited!!
Cons:There were some things left in the car.
Pros:I specifically asked for an American made car when I made the reservation. When I got there, all the agent would say “or similar”. He did change the Nissan to a Ford, but the. Charged me extra. I had all this worked out when I made the reservation, dont they put any notes in the database so this c?
Cons:Provide the car promised at reservation or at least honor the price given when you reserve.
Pros:The staff at Avis at EWR were fantastic. My wife had a medical issue and all the staff went far beyond what was a job requirement to assist us in so many ways. It was one of the best customer service experiences I ever had. I can’t say enough about those specific employees, but Avis is fortunate to
Cons:I was not able to rent a car.
Cons:I think it is immoral to charge me $10 a gallon for a full tank of gas, when I did not use the full tank. I sort of understand charging a premium. The gas supply is no doubt right next to the wash and detail area, so it cannot cost much more for the service folks to gas up the car. It's just another way, along with selling insurance, that the Hertz car rental system gouges the unsuspecting.
8.0 Very good
Pros:It was easy to pickup and drop off. Car was a good size for our needs and would rent again from Thrifty.
Cons:The car smelled kinda weird - like smoke but it wasn't unbearable.
Pros:I can’t really complain about the rate. It was quite affordable.
Cons:Even if you are paying a good rate, you should expect that the car would at least be safe. The front tires had NO tread left and i was having to drive in the rain! Every time I would start from a stop the tires would spin out!!! Yikes! And when breaking the antilock breaks would engage. Definitely one of the scariest drives I’ve driven!!! Also, I had no idea that the location was NOT on airport like all of the other locations! Someone should apprise you of this so you don’t miss your flight!!!
Pros:Great price and various cars models to pick from.
Cons:Horrible phone customer service to extend rental reservation.
Pros:Pick up and drop off were quick and easy
Pros:Great car. Quick service.
Cons:The cost of one additional driver was unnecessary.
Pros:Helpful, friendly staff
Cons:It was really good
Pros:I had requested full coverage insurance for this rental. The agent who issued the car to me never added that coverage. Unfortunately I was involved in an accident and I was told that I wasn’t covered.
Cons:Having been listened to better at the time of pick up and to have been covered by the requested full coverage insurance.
Pros:Car was perfectly clean, and had better features (forward automatic braking) than most rental cars.
Cons:Car was reported as full but came with 3/4 of a tank, though they did reimburse my refueling. Impossible to add a second driver without both drivers going to the desk, which is much stricter than any other rental company I have experienced.
Cons:No ride was provided to my home
Pros:Clean and goood quality car
Cons:Poor customer service
8.0 Very good
Cons:no one at the parking to collect vehicle
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