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Pick-up location West Columbia
Rental locations 8
Airport locations 7

West Columbia car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (50 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Alamo
Locations in West Columbia
3000 Aviation Way
+1 844 806 3358
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
  • 8.8
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
17 Nov. 2015
Cons: Some trash left in one bin.
10.0 Excellent
15 Aug. 2016
Great service
Pros: Fast and friendly service
Cons: All great service
5.2 Okay
22 Aug. 2016
Air conditioning was not working correctly
Cons: Car should be maintained, especially in warm weather. Air condiitoning was not working correctly. Intitally it blew cold air but continued to get warmer finally blowing the same temperature as outside.
7.2 Good
24 Aug. 2016
Pros: The return process was incredibly fast and easy!
Cons: It took 40 minutes after I arrived at the counter to get my rental car. 1 person was running 3 counters. After a long flight, I just wanted this to be a smooth and quick transaction so that I could be on my way. That just didn't happen.
9.6 Excellent
28 Aug. 2016
Pros: Pick-up and drop off convenient. Staff friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
7 Sep. 2016
Everything was great except...
Pros: It was easy getting the car and there were no issues whatsoever. Lady art e counter was very nice. Car was clean but did smell a little like smoke and had a stain on the back seat. That stuff didn't really bother me, though.
Cons: I got tricked into getting basic insurance coverage which was not my intention. I don't blame them for pushing it the way they did, but I wasn't prepared for it and got it without meaning to. Then I felt kinda dumb so I didn't ask them to take it off.
10.0 Excellent
15 Oct. 2016
Pros: quick procedure and nice car and very helpful when I needed to extend my use of the car. Very good rate.
7.6 Good
25 Nov. 2016
Pros: Overall ok . We arrived late so I could tell they wanted to leave. Clerk at desk was blunt .
Cons: Could be friendlier at desk for pick up
10.0 Excellent
29 Nov. 2016
Pros: Very satisfied with the price and good service.
10.0 Excellent
1 Jan. 2017
Pros: Loved having to rent a Nissan Altima. It made our drive so much more comfortable. Also, the process and customer service was easier and nicer than other companies. I'd go with Alamo again!
Rated #2
Dollar
6.7 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Dollar
Locations in West Columbia
3018 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 2300
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
16 Feb. 2016
Rip off
Pros: Cars are new
Cons: Prices change at their discretion and there is no complaints department. Had to seek the Better Business Bureau for assistance.
8.4 Excellent
24 Feb. 2016
Pros: After hours drop off.
Cons: Only 3 other people renting cars in the whole car rental area and all 3 were in front of me and there was only 1 counter person
10.0 Excellent
16 Apr. 2016
Great service
Pros: The car was top notch
6.0 Good
23 Aug. 2016
Pros: Very clean car.
Cons: Car had flat tire as soon as we left the airport. We had to put air in it to get it back to airport. Took it back and was told to go fill car up and he would exchange it and cost us $ 5.00 for going 5 miles . Had to drive this vehicle on an almost flat tire to get gas! Didn't get an economy car like we wanted. The other car was a 4x4 that got 20 miles per gallon. He said that was all he had available.A very aggravating experience for us. Shouldn't rent to you if they don't have the car you want available.
10.0 Excellent
9 Oct. 2016
Pros: The excellent pricing and great customer service.
Cons: I had to go to an Airport to pick up the car but that was really more of an inconvenience than a sticking point.
4.8 Okay
24 Oct. 2016
Not using this company again!
Pros: The Van was nice
Cons: Pickup was awful..had a car reserved,but when I got to the airport it wasn't available so I was stranded in the airport for 3 1/2 hours! Unacceptable!!
8.0 Excellent
29 Oct. 2016
Cons: Took 40minutes to get my car no one was in front of me the vehicle was not ready
2.4 Mediocre
6 Dec. 2016
Cons: The Lady at the pickup was a snob. And the car itself was not clean.
10.0 Excellent
14 Feb. 2017
Nice,Clean,New and affordable....
Pros: The Dodge Charger
2.0 Mediocre
24 Feb. 2017
Cons: HORRIBLE!!!!! I had reserved the car and when I got there they told us they didn't have any cars. It was lame.
Rated #3
National
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in West Columbia
National
Locations in West Columbia
3260 Airport Blvd Ste 8
+1 844 806 3357
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
  • 10.0
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 Dec. 2016
Super easy
Pros: Van was clean and ran smoothly – made transporting all of our equipment super easy. Getting the van was great - right outside of the airport and hassle free.
Rated #4
Avis
9.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Avis
Locations in West Columbia
3010 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 5100
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 8.7
  • 9.3
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
27 May 2016
Pros: The easy access at the airport.
Cons: It was very difficult finding how to open the gas cover door release. The AVIS rep didn't say anything. I had to Google how to so I could fill up the car. The release mechanism on the Nissan Versa is located under the dash near your knees so you don't see it. As opposed to being on the floor next to the trunk release or like the new models where you just push on the gas cover door and it opens.
8.4 Excellent
2 Apr. 2018
Car was fine the procedure is unusual
Pros: The person at the counter was friendly and courteous
Cons: I do not like dropping my car off in the parking garage without an attendant to inspect it. I am always concerned of being blamed if any damage occurred in the gargae I will be Joel responsible for it
10.0 Excellent
22 Apr. 2019
Pros: it was excellent, the prior page would not allow me to select the rateings
Cons: nothing
Rated #5
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (13 reviews)
2 locations in West Columbia
Enterprise
Locations in West Columbia
1502 Charleston Hwy
+1 803 791 1984
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3000 Aviation Way
+1 833 969 2399
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:30
  • 8.8
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  • 9.2
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  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Jan. 2017
Pros: Good car, comfortable to drive.
Cons: I am unfamiliar with the area. I was unable to obtain a map at the rental counter, so got lost trying to drive to my destination in Sumter
8.4 Excellent
16 May 2017
Pros: Great price for size of vehicle. Vehicle was ready when I arrived at pick-up
Cons: Pick up location
5.6 Okay
16 Oct. 2017
Poor customer service after rental
Cons: Airbag sensor light came on, then a flashing text box on main instrument panel, "service airbag". No problem, these things happen. I figured it would be easy to do an exchange. We had rented the car on a one way rental, from Columbia, SC to Richmond, VA, a distance of some 400 miles, so I called the 800#, and got a voicemail. Then I called the local# (at the airport, where we picked car up), and got a voicemail. Left messages at both. Then I called two local rental locations, explained the problem and requested a vehicle exchange. Both locations told me they had nothing comparable in stock (one had a subcompact, the other a 15 passenger van; the vehicle we had rented was full size sedan). Both said they would call me back when a return came in; got no return call from either. On the last day of our four day trip, when we had already driven to Richmond, VA, received a call from Airport location, asking if I wanted to speak with the manager. Day (2 actually) late, dollar short.
10.0 Excellent
14 Nov. 2017
West Columbia Enterprise Slays It
Pros: Great service at the airport pickup. Friendly, clear, concise. Sense of humor + we got an upgrade. Couldn't have been better.
10.0 Excellent
28 Mar. 2018
AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!
Pros: Simplicity of the entire process!!
8.4 Excellent
3 Apr. 2018
Would rent from here again but would hope for better price
Pros: Availability of vehicle we wanted Good customer service at desk and in car rental pickup area
Cons: Price was a bit high for what we got
9.6 Excellent
27 Aug. 2018
Pros: I liked the ease of the pick up and drop off process. I had a good rate for my rental, but there are always a lot of fees. The vehicle was very comfortable and it had all of the "bells and whistles". We all enjoyed the ride.
Cons: The only thing was that the 2nd row flooded had been smeared with ketchup and we had to clean it up, before we could get on the road.
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct. 2018
Pros: the dropoff was extremely easy, the lady was right there in the parking garage, I was done in literally one minute. She was very courteous and friendly. Excellent customer service.
8.0 Excellent
12 Nov. 2018
Great service
Pros: Everyone was polite, and especially the attendant in the garage. Very positive experience.
Cons: They didn't have the car ready I had reserved, but the substitute was fine.
9.6 Excellent
11 Dec. 2018
Seamless pickup/drop off
Pros: The process was simple and they even accommodated a last minute change in drop off location.
Cons: The price using Kayak was several hundred dollars less which was great, but it bothers me that some people would have paid the Enterprise going rate. Why such a difference?
Rated #6
Budget
6.9 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Budget
Locations in West Columbia
3010 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 8346
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
  • 7.0
  • 7.3
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  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
11 Apr. 2016
Cons: The first car I was assigned had a low air in the tire light on and I had to go back to the desk to change cars. And two days into the rental, the same thing happened to the car that I was driving. I filled the tire at the gas station, but that should be taken care of before renting the car
8.0 Excellent
6 Sep. 2016
Pros: i think the car needed some transmission work.
8.4 Excellent
30 Sep. 2017
Cons: Expense
10.0 Excellent
16 Apr. 2018
Pros: Quick check out Very clean car Good handling car Quick check in
Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre
19 Oct. 2018
It sucked
Pros: Absolutely nothing.
Cons: I was apparently an hour late and it cost me twice as much as I was quoted. I learned that budget has independent centers. It was horrendous. I will never choose Budget again. Don’t do it people, they are not kind nor helpful. There are lots of other options.
5.2 Okay
12 Nov. 2018
Cons: Return instructions non-existent: Found garage but inside no kiosk or personnel or clear instruction how to proceed. Ended up having to go to counter in terminal. Then they tried to charge me too much.
Rated #7
Thrifty
5.8 Okay (12 reviews)
1 location in West Columbia
Thrifty
Locations in West Columbia
3018 Aviation Way
+1 803 822 2300
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 5.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.5
  • 4.5
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Feb. 2016
Perfect place to rent a car
Pros: Overall everything
Cons: Nothing
6.8 Good
12 May 2016
Pros: Clean Vehicle. Reasonable Price.
Cons: Check-in was slow. Long line. Only one agent. And no cars were available even though I was at my booked time. I had to wait for a car for 30 minutes after waiting 30 minutes in the line.
5.6 Okay
4 Feb. 2017
Mediocre
Cons: No clear directions or location for drop off
4.4 Okay
2 Mar. 2017
Scam artists
Cons: Was absolutely not made aware that there would be an additional $95 charge to drop the car off at another airport. The rental rate was higher when I changed the rental to include 2 airports so I assumed that was due to a fee for dropping off at another airport however when I arrived at the drop off they charged me an additional $95. Seems like they are scamming people. I would not use them again.
7.2 Good
9 Mar. 2017
Pay attention and ask questions
Pros: I was happy that the car had XM radio. The car ran well and we had no complaints with it, other than a few minor cleanliness issues.
Cons: My car was not ready at the pickup time, and after a 20 minutes wait I was offered a free upgrade. I was not presented with a total cost, and when I asked what it was, it was $50 more than I was expecting. It turns out that Roadside Assistance was added without my consent. It was removed, but had I not asked for the total charge, I would have signed electronically and been obligated for it.
6.0 Good
18 Dec. 2017
Reservation doesn’t mean you will have a car
Pros: Truck was nice when I got it
Cons: Not getting vehicle I reserved and waiting 2 hours to get something I didn’t want.
2.0 Mediocre
5 Jan. 2018
My first 0 out of 10
Pros: It is hard to list anything they performed well.
Cons: Their staff is extremely rude. They didn't have the car we reserved. They said it wasn't available and offered us an upgrade for additional cost. We declined their offer. Suddenly, the attendant, whom happens to be the manager, found the car we reserved and indicated it wasn't cleaned because the cleaning staff have left for the day. She informed us that she will get someone to clean the car and to meet them in the lot. We waited for 10 minutes in the cold weather and nobody met us there. We came back in and the manager made us wait another 10-12 minutes while she took care of one customer. Finally, when it was our turn, she wondered why we came back. The car was handed to us extremely filthy. The manager was rude about the whole situation the entire time and never apologized. Never rent from Thrifty or Dollar period at the CAE location.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Feb. 2018
The car I reserved was not available...nor were any others
Pros: The only positive I can say about Thrifty is that the lady working the counter really did try her best to find me a car.
Cons: We rented a minivan for a church trip online through Kayak a few days before our departure. When we arrived to the rental company (passengers and all luggage in tow), the Thrifty employee informed me that the car we'd rented was not available, nor were any other minivans. She said that since you don't pay when you reserve, the reservation is not binding. All she had to offer me was a 15-passenger van, which is not covered by our church insurance policy. I was unfortunately unable to rent from Thrifty and had to find a van from another rental company at the very last second, or we would have been unable to go on our trip. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
8.0 Excellent
5 Mar. 2018
Pros: Exactly as expected. The price quoted on the website was exactly what I paid. The car worked fine, was clean and the drop off was hassle free.
Cons: I didn't know that there would not be an attendant to check me out when I returned the car to the parking space. Luckily, an attendant from a competitor told me there was nobody to check the car and that I should take a picture of the mileage and gas meter so I could show it to the counter attendant at the rental desk who would do the final paperwork.
10.0 Excellent
14 Mar. 2018
Great rental!
Pros: It was cheap and service was good.
Cons: I had to go to the rental counter to return the car keys when dropping off.
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