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Cheap Car Rentals in Washington

Economy 2 Adults, 2 Bags C$ 21/day Economy car in Washington dollar
Compact 4 Adults, 2 Bags C$ 21/day Compact car in Washington dollar
Intermediate 5 Adults, 3 Bags C$ 22/day Intermediate car in Washington dollar
Standard 5 Adults, 3 Bags C$ 24/day Standard car in Washington dollar
Full-size 5 Adults, 2 Bags C$ 26/day Full-size car in Washington dollar
SUV 5 Adults, 3 Bags C$ 30/day SUV car in Washington dollar
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Washington car rental reviews and directory

Dollar
dollar
Car rental reviews:
Okay (5.9, null reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
2 locations
Dollar
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 866 434 2226
23320 Auto Pilot Drive
+1 866 434 2226
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
21 Oct 2015
Cons: The location
4.0 Okay
23 Oct 2015
Just ok.
Pros: Cheap
Cons: Car was in poor condition. Left tablet in Car and never was returned to us.
6.8 Good
27 Jul 2016
Expensive
Cons: The tiny shoe box of a car that I rented (Ford Fiesta) was nowhere near worth what I paid. It was the cheapest option I could find and thus I had no real choice, but still not worth it.
8.0 Excellent
16 Oct 2016
Pickup and dropoff of site
Pros: Clean, cheap, reasonable price although i chose dropoff at different location than pickup
Cons: There was no information during reservation to ket me know that pickup is not at main location on airport. Had to waste time locating shuttle to pickup location
5.6 Okay
8 Nov 2016
Price did not match what was booked
Cons: I booked on kayak for 110.00 tax inclusive. When I got to the car rental desk it was 131.00. I know it is only 20 dollars and I did not have time to argue because I was running late but this was very misleading.
3.6 Mediocre
1 Dec 2016
Cons: Took me nearly hour and half to pick up. Changed my plans significantly
7.6 Good
5 Jan 2017
A car will get you around
Pros: The car was fine - just a little confusing to find since I was told a row with 6 options but there were only two cars available.
Cons: The site is ghetto......it is off of the airport, which is fine, but the car lot was just ghetto...dirty and disorganized.
2.0 Mediocre
17 Jan 2017
They denied my rental
Cons: After a line of nearly an hour, they denied my rental because I only had debit cards (I did the reservation with the same debit card). When tried to switch the reservation to my wife, they said it wasn't possible and made a new one, of course more expensive than the original. I don't think I will ever repeat with them.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Jan 2017
Very rude customer service
Pros: The bus driver from the airport to the dollar store location.
Cons: Un professional, and unwilling to be helpful.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Jan 2017
Cons: Did not explain charges. Got reservation returns wrong. Bad
Hertz
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.6, 250 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
7 locations
Hertz
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 703 419 6300
1919 Connecticut Ave Nw
+1 202 299 0697
23540 Autopilot Dr
+1 703 471 6020
2500 Calvert St Nw
+1 202 986 2350
707 7th St Nw Cnr Of 7th + G
+1 202 347 8518
99 H Street Ne
+1 202 289 6084
999 9th St Nw
+1 202 842 1541
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.0
  • 6.2
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
12 Jul 2016
Drop off
Pros: Finding the drop off on Tryon was nearly impossible. Literally hidden. Make better directional signage! The price was great. The check in was super easy. All staff VERY friendly. I wouldn't buy that model of car but it met my needs for this trip.
8.0 Excellent
11 Sep 2016
Pros: Car was clean
Cons: Need more signage at airport for returning car. BEWARE, they are great for wanting you to upgrade which of course will increase the cost. Have your agreement available from when you booked on line to confirm the agreed cost. Use of kiosk takes even longer to use then speaking with someone at the counter.
8.0 Excellent
8 Oct 2016
Pros: Fast and easy at the counter.
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2016
Pros: They drove us right to the airport.
9.6 Excellent
22 Oct 2016
Cons: Inspecting car myself prior to use and no one asked for the paperwork before leaving airport. Seemed useless.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Oct 2016
Cons: When I got to the airport to pickup my car, the retailer told me there were additional fees and taxes that I needed to pay because it was an airport pickup. I was also charged an additional amount when I dropped it off, again because the drop-off was at an airport. I also paid for a intermediate sized car but was given a Ford Fiesta. I was disappointed in this experience and would not recommend Hertz to anyone.
2.0 Mediocre
31 Oct 2016
Overcharge
Cons: Taxes and Fees were almost 3x what was listed in Kayak. Avoid. Some kind of scam doing on with hertz
7.2 Good
1 Nov 2016
Overall good, location issue
Pros: Great little car! Drop off was painless.
Cons: My car was equipped with an easy pass for toll lanes, but it wasn't until I had a problem that I found out that you had to open a box in order to use it, that was not explain to me when the car was given to me, I had to look up to the pass and read it. I'm guessing will get a fine in the mail.
6.8 Good
9 Nov 2016
Cons: Unable to find car assigned to me,they try to charge me additional 400$ for car they gave me instead.
10.0 Excellent
13 Nov 2016
Great Rental at an Amazing Weekend Rate!
Pros: Great price. Nice people at the service desk. Fast in and out.
Cons: Be aware that it is quite a hike between the terminal and the garage where the cars are stored. This is the same for EVERY car rental company at DCA. I was fine, but if I'd had a lot of stuff to carry or my elderly parents had been with me, it would have been a problem for sure.
Budget
budget
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.1, 111 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
4 locations
Budget
Locations in Washington
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 223 1418
4400 Connecticut Avenue Nw
+1 202 686 2890
50 Massachusetts Avenue Ne
+1 202 289 5374
5911 Blair Rd Nw
+1 202 882 1470
  • 5.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre
18 Oct 2015
Cons: Had to wait over 3 hours for a car. They don't know how to hold a reservation.
10.0 Excellent
12 Nov 2015
Pros: The easiest process I have ever been through and true to my reservation.
8.0 Excellent
28 Dec 2015
Pros: Let us change the return location with no extra charge.
Cons: Asked for a Ford Focus but got a NIssan Altima
7.2 Good
6 Jan 2016
Pros: The car was fine. I had no complaints
Cons: When I returned the car I told them it needed a good vacuuming since my son's dog was in the car and he sheds. The attendant told me that dogs were not allowed and they would charge me $200+ for cleaning. No one had told me dogs were not allowed and nothing in their contract states that. It does state that a reasonable charge would be applied for clean up if necessary. The only additional cleaning needed would be minor. I'm aware of that since I brought the car to a car wash when I arrived at my destination on Dec 21st. The total cost including a generous tip was under $20. Budget has charged me over $300 which is totally unreasonable. There were no stain or anything extraordinary required.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jan 2016
Cons: Car was not available. If you are going to allow customers to book a car, you need to be able to provide a car.
9.6 Excellent
11 Jun 2016
good and poor
Pros: The budget people at our hotel were amazing, they allowed to return the car 1 day early and we did not have to hassle with the airport lot especially being they didn't open until 7 am and our flight took off at 7:15 am.
Cons: When we got to airport we went to rental agent at airport to find our we had to go to union station to pick-up car. We got a rate of $220 for week on internet and to get one from the airport she wanted $599 so we got an uber and went downtown and saved $400. The agent didn't offer any discounts or price matching.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Sep 2016
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
4.4 Okay
24 Oct 2016
No cars and poor customer service
Cons: Arrived at pickup counter, was informed that the reservation only locked in the price, not an actual car. Pulled up my confirmation email which said, "Rental car reserved" in large letters. The Budget representatives at the counter did not apologize. We will not be using Budget again.
4.4 Okay
26 Jul 2017
Inccorrect billing
Cons: Incorrect billing on fuel and odometer led to painstaking process to get reimbursed.
7.6 Good
16 Aug 2017
Expensive if you rent fully comprehensive
Pros: Good quality car
Cons: Dashboard and middle console had stains and sticky. Had to clean all aroun the driver's area before driving
Avis
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.4, 68 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
4 locations
Avis
Locations in Washington
1908 L Street Northwest
+1 202 887 4759
4400 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
+1 202 686 5149
50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
+1 202 682 2983
5911 Blair Road Northwest
+1 202 722 2680
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 5.0
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
14 Aug 2017
Car was fine -- Avis staff were abysmal.
Pros: The car was fine.
Cons: Avis staff were rude, uncommunicative and unhelpful. Very long wait to pickup car, no explanation, lots of chaos and confusion. Staff were fighting with each other and ignoring customers. Total lack of accountability or basic customer service.
2.0 Mediocre
5 Feb 2018
Pros: Quick in getting me my car
Cons: I expected to pay half the amount I ended up paying. My estimated total was around $33, and I understand it was an estimation, that's fine. But I ended up paying $80!! AFTER they gave me the receipt and AFTER I asked for them to explain all the charges did they offer me an explanation of "it's because you didn't fill up the gas tank even though it says full". After inquiring some more about what they meant by that, I do understand why they're asking me to fill up the tank and bring in a receipt even if the gas gauge reads "full," but it would have been really nice (and quite simple on their part) to have informed me of that BEFORE I took the car. Yes, they did ask me before I took the car, if I wanted to pay the $30 extra for them to fill up the gas tank. Since I was only driving a few miles for a few hours, I didn't expect to use enough gas to empty the tank, so I kindly declined. When I was talking with them, there was also a line forming, so they were annoyed that I was asking these questions (and it was quite apparent on how annoyed they were). Not using Kayak or Avis again. Extremely disappointed.
2.8 Mediocre
8 Feb 2018
I booked the car through KAYAK but payment at AVIS at different charge
Cons: We make the booking car rental at KAYAK at the cost 348.92 $ for Avis Rent a Car Confirmation Number:02673329US1 ,But when pick up AVIS made up the contract charge 572$ at 11:15am (28th Dec) . We claim the payment at return time of drop off at (12:00 noon 30th Dec) , They said that because we pick up 45min early then they charge additional 1 more day , it's not fair if they mentioned clearly and adivise us we would delay pick up 45 min to meet the contract term . The total amount 572$ was not clearly in detail . In additional on 2nd Feb ,2018 our bank card has been charge other 130$ by Avis for unknown reason . All the gap paid amount with booking amount should be returned to us as requested . Please help us to claim back to AVIS . We are very upset for what KAYAK has GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICE ON EVERYTHING YOU BOOK Find a lower price, we'll refund you 100% of the difference. Book an Express Deal, we'll refund you 200% of the difference. Please check & claim back money for us . Tell us the contact point in AVIS for claim this booking .
9.2 Excellent
30 Dec 2015
Worked as advertised
Pros: Rented Ford Taurus. Drove from Washington DC to Miami and back without issues. Car was clean and functional. Got additional insurance through Kayak 3rd party at a fraction of the price that Avis would charge.
Cons: Comfort rating isn't a reflection on Avis, more about the long distance comfort of the vehicle itself. Pick-up/Drop-off location at 1722 M street opens precisely at 7am. No early/late drop-off available.
6.0 Good
6 Sep 2016
You get what you pay for
Pros: price, location
Cons: unfriendly staff, confusing procedures
10.0 Excellent
11 Oct 2016
Great experience with Avis
Pros: The price was very fair, and having no drop fee for state-to-state rental was a very pleasant surprise! The employees at both pick up and drop off were very nice. The car was clean and trouble-free.
4.0 Okay
30 Dec 2016
Pros: I reserved the car on Kayak at one price and learned at the counter that appropriate insurance would double my price. This was an unpleasant surprise. Very stressful.
4.0 Okay
23 Apr 2017
Big delay in getting car
Pros: Car we finally ended up with was fine. Manager tried to be helpful when we spoke with him.
Cons: Union Station DC location is very hectic. Desk workers were unfriendly and unhelpful. Had to wait a very long time for our car. First car we were given reeked of cigarette smoke and had ashes on the console; clearly had not been cleaned.
6.4 Good
24 Apr 2017
Disrupt this market pls
Pros: The car was new and clean. All sales associates were kind and understanding
Cons: Dear god, can someone disrupt this antiquated market of rental car companies? They rented us a car not knowing if there would be enough cars and though the office peeps were very helpful, AVIS company policies have backed them into a corner. We waited for our car for over an hour and watched our rental specialists spend most of that time idle as well. There are no options to switch locations, there is little communication about what is going on, and the documents are still printed slowly on dot matrix printers. Why can't we have an ap for this?
6.4 Good
31 May 2017
Great car, awful service
Pros: The car was great - great value for what I paid.
Cons: The service at this location was abysmal. Cops were called because a customer has "lost" a car. No one was helpful in getting the car OR returning. It took me an hour to pick up car and an hour to return. There was only one person at the counter the entire time. Good value but you get what you paid for with service.
Enterprise
Car rental reviews:
Good (7.5, 31 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
8 locations
Enterprise
Locations in Washington
1029 Vermont Avenue Nw
+1 202 393 0900
1100 4th St Sw
+1 202 554 8100
1100 4th St Sw
+1 202 554 8100
2601 Calvert St Nw
+1 202 232 4443
2730 Georgia Ave Nw
+1 202 332 1716
3355 Benning Rd Ne
+1 202 388 9500
3700 10th St Ne
+1 202 635 1104
50 Massachusetts Ave Ne
+1 202 715 1912
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
4 Nov 2016
complete failure
Pros: there was nothing to like because YOU GAVE MY CAR AWAY
Cons: No car! I thought I had reserved a car - I had, in fact. But because I didn't arrive at the time I had reserved (I was an hour late), they gave my car to someone else, and had no other cars available. We tried calling 3 others Enterprise locations but no one had a car. I had reserved a car for 24 hrs. If the staff wasn't sure I was still coming to pick it up, why not call or email? Or if they don't want to contact me BEFORE, why not contact me AFTER so I don't waste a trip to the pickup location? Completely UNACCEPTABLE and ridiculous. This is not how a car "reservation" should work. If you have a policy that customer must arrive within X minutes of car's reservation time, please make that clear so we know what the window of time is, or so we know when we need to modify the reservation to adjust the pickup time in advance. BAD EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!! Why would anyone make a reservation with Enterprise if we're not guaranteed an actual car? This was for an important trip to a hospital to visit a sick family member. Luckily I was able to get a car from Hertz.
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Pros: The folks at the 1069 Vermont Ave Enterprise in DC were incredibly nice in helping pick out my car before departing on my trip and were gracious upon return. I will definitely be renting from this Enterprise location in the future. It was a seamless and pleasant experience I will be recommending to friends. Thank you for helping make our holiday travels easier.
2.0 Mediocre
11 Oct 2016
Pros: I didn't get the car, they didn't have one for me
Cons: The person at the front desk was very very disrespectful to me and my husband. He claimed that he called and left a message and since we didn't call him back, we don't have a car. He also lectured us on how we need to answer our call when someone calls. we assured him that we didn't get a call but it didn't help. This was the worst experience of my life.
6.0 Good
18 Sep 2016
Bad logistics
Pros: The parking lot for pick up and drop off is about a block away and not spacious at all.
Cons: Parking lot away from the office
10.0 Excellent
27 Dec 2016
Excellent Service
Pros: The employees at this location were really fantastic.. Friendly, genuine, helpful.. The car was new, which was nice, but the employees really made this experience wonderful.
Cons: Nothing.
4.4 Okay
14 Feb 2017
Benning road - D.C. SE
Pros: Ease of service
Cons: Car reeked of cigarettes the whole time I had it. The smel just didn't go away. Car was a bit out of date as well. Brakes felt like it grinded.
10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2017
Nice new car, great service
Pros: The staff at Enterprise in DC were very accommodating and I was able to get my car in no time (on a busy Memorial Day weekend). I would recommend it again.
10.0 Excellent
9 Sep 2017
Pros: Great Service and appreciated service with a smile. I would go again as the y gave me credit after turning in car early.
6.4 Good
13 Sep 2016
Pros: The pickup was very easy and quick. The car was clean and performed well.
Cons: When I went to drop off the car, the gate wouldn't open, saying the garage was full. It wasn't. After a while I finally figured out that I had to drive around the building and enter the garage from the top of the hill and drive all the way down through the garage. This whole process was unclear and added at least 30 minutes to my drop off which should have been easy.
10.0 Excellent
13 Mar 2017
Pros: Great customer service, great location.
Alamo
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (8.1, 30 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
1 location
Alamo
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 888 826 6893
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
7 Aug 2016
Cons: I pick up the car with an empty gas tank and returned it empty too but i was charged for the empty tank. I am asking the company to refund the amount of money charged to my debit card Poor axplanation of the bill upon drop off Thank you
8.4 Excellent
21 Aug 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off was very easy
Cons: Drop off fee. The car was not clean on the inside.
9.2 Excellent
4 Sep 2016
Cons: No directions to find the rental desk, on a hot day the address wasn't enough. I wanted a small car, they didn't have any.
10.0 Excellent
9 Nov 2015
Washington DC Rental
Pros: 1. We picked car up at Dulles airport and dropped it at Union Station with no extra charge. 2. We used the online checkout feature so we were able to skip the line and pick up our car from the lot. 3. Car was clean and ready to go.
7.2 Good
21 Nov 2015
Pros: They were helpful when hertz wouldn't take a debit card. They wouldn't match Hwrtz's (much better) price but did work to give me a discount.
7.6 Good
6 Jan 2016
Very hard to find!
Pros: Very easy to access from the city Quick & easy drop off
Cons: The place was incredibly hard to find. There are no signs. Instruction in confirmation were not clear enough. We called customer service because we drove around for about 39 mins and they were also not able to give us info on how to get there. They transferred us to the location desk and we were on hold for 15 minutes and no one picked up.
10.0 Excellent
11 Jan 2016
Perfect
Pros: This company is amazing. very easy pick up drop off, awesome cars, minimum contacts and paper work. Highly recommended
5.6 Okay
25 Jan 2016
Cons: Union Station drop off location for car rentals is almost impossible to find. No direct number available to call and head office Alamo
5.2 Okay
12 Feb 2016
Good Price but Poor Vehicle Quality
Pros: Price was good and pickup personnel were attentive
Cons: The first vehicle (Economy) did not have a working passenger seatbelt. I switched for a second vehicle which had a very noisy ventilation fan/ motor. Unfortunately, it was 20 degrees at the time, so heat and the fan were necessary. In any event, it was only a day trip, so it was not the worst.
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
Easy in and out/courteous staff
Pros: Quick pickup and dropoff. Decent price.
Thrifty
thrifty
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.9, 28 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
2 locations
Thrifty
Locations in Washington
1 Aviation Circle
+1 877 283 0898
23320 Auto Pilot Drive
+1 877 283 0898
  • 6.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Jun 2017
Pros: Professional staff and smooth service.
5.2 Okay
23 Mar 2017
Thrifty... eh
Pros: The lady who helped me to my car was the shining moment with this car.
Cons: The car smelled of cigarette smoke. I didn't realize it until I had pulled out of the garage, and it was too late. It was the most basic model of some kind of Kia, and it was outdated.
9.2 Excellent
10 Apr 2017
Friendly folks
Pros: After recent storms there wasn't a lot to choose from but they made it work with what they had. Simple and easy check in and out.
3.6 Mediocre
25 May 2017
Cons: Had reserved a Suburban. After I checked in and waited for 20 minutes was told they did not have any vehicles that size. Don't understand how you can run a business that way. I was moving my son from DC to Baltimore and needed a large vehicle. Was given a mini-van--which was not large enough.
9.6 Excellent
2 Jul 2017
Reagan airport rental
Pros: There was no pressure to buy their insurance, which is unusual for car rental companies. And we got a ride to our terminal after dropping off the car. It was worth the tip to the driver.
Cons: Thrifty is now on-airport at Reagan National, but this wasn't clear on GPS or airport signage.
6.0 Good
20 Oct 2017
Pros: Car was clean and fine
Cons: Rented a car for one day and they asked me 10,000 questions. Was in town for a funeral and don't understand why that was any of their business. My husband and I have the same credit card - same exact number, we just each have our name on o e. We inadvertently swapped cards and they wouldn't let me use it. I went to use debit and they first needed to check my credit score?!, see my return flight info and see more ID. It was such a hassle.
10.0 Excellent
23 Jan 2018
Cons: All the cars had over 30,000 miles on them and were a bit worn out.
3.6 Mediocre
25 Oct 2016
Cons: They probably charged my 5x my online rate with all the extras they added on. Service was slow and had to renegotiate everything I wanted twice.
10.0 Excellent
4 Apr 2017
Pros: The complimentary shuttle was very nice
Cons: N/A
4.8 Okay
11 Jun 2017
Dirty car. Ok service
Pros: The service at pickup was quick
Cons: The car was dirty with blemishes inside and out.
National
national
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (9.6, 20 reviews)
Car rental locations in Washington:
1 location
National
Locations in Washington
970 D St Sw
+1 202 554 1681
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
16 Jul 2016
Pros: Front desk staff was really nice and pleasant.
Cons: I didn't enjoy the car I drove. But that isn't the fault of Kayak.
9.2 Excellent
6 Sep 2016
Great Service and Delivered as Promised
Pros: I ordered a pickup truck and actually was given my choice of the ones they had on site, not just the one selected for me. Staff was friendly, courtesy and very helpful.
Cons: National does not pick up or drop off customers before or after rental, so you are responsible for arriving here and getting back on your own accord.
10.0 Excellent
20 Sep 2016
Pros: Great service, great truck
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2016
Great experience
Pros: I booked at a place that was off the airport and they worked with me to get the car at the airport. Very nice and professional people.
Europcar
europcar
Car rental locations in Washington:
1 location
Europcar
Locations in Washington
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 703 838 1666
Sunnycars
sunnycars
Car rental locations in Washington:
2 locations
Sunnycars
Locations in Washington
970 D Street Southwest
970 D street SW
542 travellers who rented a car in Washington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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