South Lake Tahoe car hire

South Lake Tahoe car hire

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South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
8 Dec — 15 Dec
Same drop-off
South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Thu 8/12
Noon
Thu 15/12
Noon
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South Lake Tahoe car hire information

Pick-up locationSouth Lake Tahoe
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Hire locations4
Airport locations2

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South Lake Tahoe car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

9.3

Excellent

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

9.4

2 locations in South Lake Tahoe

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Locations in South Lake Tahoe

18 Hwy 50

+1 775 339 3458

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2281 Lake Tahoe Blvd

+1 530 544 8844

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

When I got to the South Lake Tahoe rental location they had a small car for me. Monday morning and lots of cars to go out. I asked for different, larger car and they were very happy to find me and my wife another vehicle. It was cleaned and ready to go in a matter of 15 minutes and we were very happy.

Cons:

They did great and we recommend Enterprise to all our friends.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy to do business with!

1 out of 1

Avis

9.0

Excellent

7 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in South Lake Tahoe

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50 Highway 50

+1 530 544 5289

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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8.0 Excellent

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy process

Cons:

Hard to locate, was in a hotel but wasn't listed on the reservation.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.3

Excellent

18 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.6

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50 Highway 50

+1 530 544 3439

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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2.4 Mediocre

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The ladies at pick up were wonderful, helpful, and apologietic about the car not being the best for such a long journey.

Cons:

The car has nearly 40k miles on it and is worse for the wear. It rattled and had stains on the back seat. Upon drop off, the woman at the desk informed me that I would have to pay a $259 cleaning fee because “she was not cleaning that up”. I had just had her car cleaned. I left, went to CVS, got a lint roller, and rolled someone else’s dog’s hair out of the car (the hair was short, my service dog does not shed). She made me feel awful, repeatedly, until my husband finally showed up and informed her that my dog is a licensed and registered service dog, at which point she said she “supposed she’d waive the fee, even though the car wasn’t in great shape”. This car was in better shape than when we received it. She is doing serious damage to the Budget brand just because she doesn’t want to do her job and clean cars.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Was her name Monique? At the Tahoe branch, she was professional and also very personable, with clear communication upon picking up my car. She made it a great experience.

6.8 Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was in nice condition.

Cons:

Service was good. Staff was friendly and efficient.

6.8 Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady working at the desk was very efficient and fast. She was also apologetic about the lack of car availability.

Cons:

1) There were zero cars available when I arrived at the time of my reservation. I had to wait over an hour for a car to show up. 2) It was quite difficult to find the rental store's location, as there were no signs anywhere. 3) The cost seemed excessive ($130 for a 4-hour drive to the Bay area).

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasted our time going to pick up a reservation that was made an hour earlier. Customer service representative made no effort to fix the situation and was visibly annoyed and walked away as I was asking her if she knows of other options because I took a cab to get there assuming that I had a car because of the confirmed reservation.

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Monique was very understanding and very helpful!

1 out of 3

Hertz

1.9

Horrible

1 review

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

3 locations in South Lake Tahoe

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1138 Airport Rd Ste 3

+1 775 841 8002

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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18 Highway 50

+1 775 586 0041

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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1901 Airport Road

+1 530 542 1452

Monday08:30 - 13:30
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
Friday08:30 - 13:30
Saturday08:30 - 13:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Easirent

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in South Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe Airport

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Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Eagle Rent A Car

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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1001 Heavenly Village Way

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35 travellers who hired a car in South Lake Tahoe gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near South Lake Tahoe

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€110/day

Good deal

€108/day

When to book a car hire in South Lake Tahoe

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Car hire insurance in South Lake Tahoe

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some South Lake Tahoe car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in South Lake Tahoe.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your South Lake Tahoe car hire.

Top tips for hiring a car in South Lake Tahoe

  • Renting a car in South Lake Tahoe provides a comfortable and convenient way of getting around the city. South Lake Tahoe car rentals also give you the freedom to explore the city by visiting places such as Rubicon Trail, Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and the Gondola at Heavenly. Most public transport options have larger vehicles that are only limited to city roads. A ride from car rentals in South Lake Tahoe allows you to maneuver through mountain roads to get to you even to a remote destination quickly.
  • Visitors flying to South Lake Tahoe arrive at the Lake Tahoe Airport, located about 3 miles from the city center. No car rentals in South Lake Tahoe agencies have offices at the airport, but the flight hub partners with various reputable companies to deliver your rental car at the Airport's FBO, Mountain West Aviation for pickup. Easirent, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Avis car rentals operate in the region.
  • South Lake Tahoe residents love to ski and snowboard, and most of them drive to ski destinations on the weekends during the winter months. The traffic heading and within the main roads can be a little bit congested, especially on I-80 and Highway 50. These roads are typically busy in the afternoon and Friday evenings. At this time, children leave school, and it is critical to be watchful as they tend to be playful even along the roads.
  • In a resort city like South Lake Tahoe, highways have bends as they wind through the mountainous region, and you must maintain safe speeds. Winter weather in the city can make the road slippery. You are advised to inspect your vehicle's condition before driving. Some roads might have 10'-17' snow cover, and snowplows often clear the ice, especially on main and feeder roads. Ensure you keep behind the snow removal machine for road safety. It is also advisable to travel before or after rush hours (around 7am to 8am, and 5:30pm to 7pm).
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in South Lake Tahoe for €108 or less
  • Book your car hire in South Lake Tahoe at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in South Lake Tahoe are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

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