Car rental in Merced (San José)

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Cheap car rentals in Merced (San José)

EconomyC$ 16/day
IntermediateC$ 23/day
SUVC$ 23/day
Full-size SUVC$ 60/day
MiniC$ 14/day
Compact SUVC$ 22/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 47/day
Standard SUVC$ 53/day
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Merced (San José) car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon

+506 2242 7800

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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6.4 Okay

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Guys at the office were great

Cons:

Radio not working!! Insurance purchased from Alianz not relevant (had to cancel)

6.4 Okay

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were happy with the service and the vehicle in general was good. We did find our vehicle a bit squeaky and the shocks could have been replaced. Having seen the roads though, we understand why the vehicle was in the condition it was. The service was great and he took pity on us when he realized we weren't expecting the extra $800 in insurance and he threw in a GPS, which was a total life saver.

Cons:

Please be aware that the cost of the vehicle rental does NOT include the insurance. The rental was estimated at $150 but when we got there, the mandatory insurance coverage took the total cost to $920 CAD. We had read about this, but we thought the credit card insurance covered it. With all the information printed out and in hand, we realized no cards will cover third party liability - which is mandatory there. The options were to put thousands down as a deposit and pay for any / some damages, or get full coverage for MUCH more per day. Please keep this in mind when booking a vehicle. And a 4 wheel drive is an absolute must if you want to drive any of the 'roads' in hard to reach but beautiful places.

1 out of 1

Alamo

7.8

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.5

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon

+506 2221 4700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Plaza Irazu Robledal

+506 2242 7733

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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7.2 Good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We rented an SUV from Alamo for three months in Costa Rica. The first SUV had a transmission problem and Alamo replaced it with a maintenance free vehicle. The vehicle ran fine for the remaining 2 1/2 months.

Cons:

Our contract with Alamo was in dollars. However, Alamo in Costa Rica converted the charges to colons at the a favorable exchange rate for Alamo. This ruse is a way for Alamo to squeeze more money from unsuspecting Gringos. To resolve this problem I had to contact Alamo's corporate office in the U.S.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, they didn't even have a car for us

Cons:

After traveling from Boston for 9 hours we arrived to San Jose, CR. We had a whole vacation planned out and these people told us they had no car. They offered us a shuttle to San Jose and promise to call us the next day with a car. It never happened. We end up renting a car with budget but this services was a nightmare. DO NOT, DO NOT USE THEIR SERVICE!!!

1 out of 1

Dollar

7.2

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.5

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St

+506 4052 2000

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
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Thrifty

6.5

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.4

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon, Calle 36-38

+506 4052 5210

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
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Avis

5.5

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

4.9

Locations in Merced (San José)

Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobici

+506 2296 0167

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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6.4 Okay

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

AVIS added a mandatory fee for insurance that was equally high as the advertised rental price. It doesn't make much sense to advertise a price for a rental if it's not possible to rent the vehicle for that price or anything close to it.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
Not enough staff at office - long wait.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
I never rented the car with them. When we arrived the man who were on the Avis front desk at Crowne Plaza Corobicí Hotel decided that he didn’t want to rent the car to us. So we never got the car and it was a big problem for us and our family vacation.

1 out of 1

Budget

5.2

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.1

Value for money

4.8

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon

+506 2436 2015

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Economy Rent a Car

4.9

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

4.2

Locations in Merced (San José)

Downtown San Jose

+506 2299 2000

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
We accidentally booked the car at the location 30 minutes away. The employee quickly identified the issue and they found us a car at the airport location. They did this by letting us take a reserved car and driving a replacement car up from the further location. No hassle and no extra charge. They were way more accommodating than what I have experienced in the US.

1 out of 1

Ace

4.6

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

3.6

Locations in Merced (San José)

Between Street 30 and 32

+506 4036 7420

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

4.3

Mediocre

2 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.2

Value for money

4.0

Locations in Merced (San José)

Hotels Delivery And Collection

+506 2519 9308

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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Paseo Colon Centro De San Jose

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
Reservation was canceled and I was not notified

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
Fraud and not reliable. We were 3 different customer with the same problem. They take reservation but does not have any vehicle available. Poor service. Staff appared annoyed and were not helpful. They tell customer they dont have car. Very dissapointed. This issues cost me a complete day of vacation. Very upsetting

1 out of 1

National

8.6

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

7.7

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon

+506 2242 7878

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Payless

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

4.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

4.4

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colon

+506 2256 0101

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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NU Car

4.3

Mediocre

No reviews available

Locations in Merced (San José)

next to the Ambassador Hotel

+506 2255 2000

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Merced

from C$ 7/day

Locations in Merced (San José)

Hotels Delivery And Collection Service Only

+506 2519 9308

Opening times not available

Paseo Colón Centro de San Jose

+506 4002 3857

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GREEN MOTION

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Merced

Locations in Merced (San José)

300 meters east from the Purdy Motor building in Paseo Colon San Jose

+506 2542 4865

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

30th Street

+506 2105 3400

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Merced

Locations in Merced (San José)

Avenue 18

Opening times not available

Paseo Colon 36-38

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Merced

Locations in Merced (San José)

Paseo Colón, San Bosco, centro de San Jose, Costa Rica

+506 7085 6570

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FlexWays

No score available yet

One location in Merced

from C$ 55/day

Locations in Merced (San José)

Dr R.A. Grillo, Coca Cola

+54 11 6009 3539

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30

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Fox

No score available yet

One location in Merced

Locations in Merced (San José)

Europcar, Paseo Colon Centro De San Jose

+506 4002 3857

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17 travellers who rented a car in Merced gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car rental locations in or near Merced (San José)

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

SUV

Average price

C$ 78/day

Good deal

C$ 71/day

When to book a rental car in Merced, San José

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Merced, San José

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Merced for C$ 71 or less.
  • Book your rental car in Merced at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Luxury rental cars in Merced are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average.
  • October is typically the cheapest month to rent a car in Merced, with prices around C$ 26/day. February, in contrast, is often the most costly month, with an average of C$ 85/day.
  • If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind renting a car in another neighborhood in San José, look for deals in San Francisco de Dos Ríos, where daily prices are around C$ 48/day, or Mata Redonda (average of C$ 57/day).

FAQs about renting a car in Merced (San José)

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Merced?

    On average a rental car in Merced costs C$ 78 per day.

  • Are car rentals cheaper in other San José neighborhoods?

    No. Based on our information, PAYLESS in Merced is the cheapest car rental location in San José.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Merced?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental car price (C$ 46/day) in Merced was found at FOX, Europcar, Paseo Colon Centro De San Jose.

  • What is the best rental car company in Merced?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Merced is ALAMO (10.0, 1 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Merced?

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  • What is the most popular rental car type in Merced?

  • How much does a SUV car rental cost in Merced?

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Merced?

    On average a rental car in Merced costs C$ 544 per week (C$ 78 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Merced?

    On average a rental car in Merced costs C$ 2,332 per month (C$ 78 per day).