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Bay City, MI
May 31 — Jun 7
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From $69/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (33 reviews)
1 location in Bay City
Budget
Locations in Bay City
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  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2022
Vehicle was perfect for our trip! Clean, good gas mileage, comfortable and easy to drive. Price was expensive even if it was spring break.
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2022
A little more privacy when talking to an agent. Another customer was butting in trying to get the car I was reserving
1.9 HorribleAug 24 2021
i booked my car online with my visa debit/credit card. when i arrived to pick up my car i was told i could not rent it without a credit card. No cash/check or debit card credit card only. I had traveled to MI from PA by car. We had car problems and I needed to rent a car to go back to PA that day. I did not have a credit card on me. No car then!!! I had to go to another car rental and pay more to rent a car that did take a debit card.
10.0 ExcellentJul 21 2021
Efficient- no waiting, excellent availability/hours, good choice in vehicles.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Professional staff, rental was easy to extend
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2020
Great, friendly staff.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2020
The Eclipse was nearly new , and handled the road so smooth .. what could have been better, I needed to charge my phone.. it didnt have 12volt service with the engine off..
8.8 ExcellentSep 9 2019
Good car, great mileage. Super fast pickup and drop off. Thank you, Janice!
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2018
Ridiculous RulesWhen I went to pick up my rental they don't accept credit cards that are also debit cards and they don't accept cash. I ended up not getting a rental.
6.0 GoodMay 20 2017
Had to wait in line for over a hour to pick. What is the purpose of preregistrater? No sigh age for drop off, didn't now Avis was same!!
From $80/dayRated #2
Alamo
8 Excellent (32 reviews)
1 location in Bay City
Alamo
Locations in Bay City
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
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  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 23 2020
Smelled of cigarette smoke!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2020
Friendly fast serviceNothing
5.6 OkayFeb 12 2020
The staff was friendlyThe level of vehicle I chose was not available when picked up so I had to go to a lower level
2.0 MediocreJan 28 2020
Respond the phone.....I tried for hours...days and never pick up the phone
2.0 MediocreDec 5 2019
Even though I received an email confirmation that everything was received, when I showed up to pick up my car I was informed they were out of rentals. Horrible service!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2018
Clean, reasonable price, easy pickup/dropoff
8.4 ExcellentMar 24 2018
When I picked up the car they told me that the 9.00 insurance I purchased would be invalid as I wasn’t the primary driver. I was renting a one way vehicle. So I had to buy another insurance policy at 13$. I have done this routine many times and this was a first. Wasn’t happy.
6.0 GoodJan 25 2018
It was easy to make a reservation with kayak. We were pleased with the policy that you could cancel at any time prior to departure. The pick up and drop off were really easy.We were promised a Hyundai Elantra “or similar”- which is an intermediate car. We were traveling with luggage and a baby and needed the room. The “or similar” car we got was a compact at best- and economy at worst. I don’t appreciate how the company decided to downgrade us because they didn’t have an Elantra. But, I suppose that’s what happens these days. I also thought the car reeked of cigarettes and pee. The seats were grossly stained. As a non smoker with a baby, this was almost unbearable. But, it was vacuumed and looked like someone had tried to clean it as best as possible. Overall, it was a really good deal and we were just thankful to drive 12 hours without a problem.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
the agent was very friendly and accommodating. Car was clean and in good shape.
9.6 ExcellentApr 10 2017
Simple comfortit was a great deal on a roomy car with excellent gas mileage! Pick up and drop off was simple and quick.If I had to choose something, I guess it would be the fact that both sets of keys were chained together and couldn't be separated.
Rated #3
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Bay City
National
Locations in Bay City
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2020
Everything was perfect
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2017
Clean, comfortable carN/A
From $89/dayRated #4
Avis
8.8 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Bay City
Avis
Locations in Bay City
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 23 2022
Easy pick up and drop off, great little car (Kia Soul)
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2020
The CarThe Price
8.4 ExcellentNov 12 2019
The only complaint I have is the windshield wipers are terrible. We were in a rain storm and they were not even clearing the window. This could be dangerous.
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2019
Easy drop offInstructions when I reserved the car said something about calling for pick up which was confusing
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2016
Quick,easy drop off.NA
From $56/dayRated #5
Hertz
Most popular
6.1 Good (21 reviews)
2 locations in Bay City
Hertz
Locations in Bay City
  • 6.1
  • 6.1
  • 5.7
  • 6.6
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 20 2021
Nothing, they either let me reserve a car they didn't have or they gave my reservation to someone else. I never got a car until it was too late and I bought a plane ticket.Maybe save reserved cars for people that make reservations? Or better yet, don't make claims you have zero cars when in fact you do. It's pretty stupid to have cars just for one way and cars just for round trips. I guarantee it's not a lot of people that take cars for one way. You have employees that can take cars to different locations if need be.
7.6 GoodSep 20 2020
Quick return of car. Price.Car cleanliness. Had not been vacuumed or anything. Stains on the seats. Payment was strange and had to wait for the Hertz staff member to get phone approval for the charge from the Hertz rental's bank. It was strange and I was nervous about why it happened for such a small charge.
3.6 MediocreOct 4 2019
People at the Hertz Counter at MBS airport were fantasticthe car had mechanical issues with the tires and traction. the worst thing was the smells in the car, the car had a smoker in it previous to my rental, cigar and weed smoker and the car reeked of those smells. In addition to that the rental location has overdosed the car with liquid air freshener in an attempt to cover up the smoke. It overwhelmed my sinuses and I was unable to exchange the car it was horrible
5.2 OkaySep 16 2019
The staff at both locations was amazing. Very helpful and on top of it.The car was awful, it was the absolute worst car I have ever driven as a rental. I will never buy a Nissan. Poor choice to put in as a rental. Car has trouble handling over 70 mph, uncomfortable and super annoying.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2019
It was really easy and fast to pick up and drop off. No hassles.
4.8 OkayApr 16 2019
staff was fineThe car had just been used by a smoker, and smelled horrible. It was too late to get another rental as I arrived on the last flight of the day, otherwise I would have exchanged it. Unfortunately I had to leave the area, and there was no time to go back to the airport and get an exchange.
6.0 GoodApr 11 2019
The service is fastCars inside sometimes Dirty
8.8 ExcellentApr 9 2019
Car was good. customer service was fine until they charged me for a full tank of gas, even after I definitely filled it at the speedway right off of m-10.
2.0 MediocreApr 14 2018
Mark at Saginaw location was great trying to help me, But he failed. You hung up on him (your manger) twice trying o fix my reservation Hire people that can't speak Englis!!!!!!!!!!! on you reservation line. My reservation was never fixed and you overcharged me . Terrible service .Nothing you suck!!!!!!!!!!! I waited 45 minutes trying to fix my reservation never happened
4.4 OkayApr 2 2018
Not a return customerThe Nissan Maxima the car I got for the ride home.I didn’t like The dead battery on the Ford Fusion hybrid while I was in Myrtle Beach parking lot of my condo. AND Returning car on Easter Sunday to find no one at the Hertz counter in Freeland airport. No sign, no help (not even a number to call) with lots of questions. Had to call 3 people to get help.
From $54/dayRated #6
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
3.8 Mediocre (4 reviews)
2 locations in Bay City
Enterprise
Locations in Bay City
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  • 3.4
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJul 11 2021
The day we went to pickup our rental they told me they are no longer doing drop offs at another location. This rental was already confirmed via email for a different drop off. First day of our 7 day trip from Saginaw to Houghton MI with NO car. They stated they called me in advance but they DID NOT! Why would I be there to pick it up? I had to book with Avis (they are our saviours) however they did not have a rental at Houghton airport so we had to spend $500 on another airplane ticket at another airport that was 2 hours away. I WILL NEVER USE ENTERPRISE AGAIN!
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2016
On AirportI searched a rental car from MBS to TVC on Kayak. I booked a reservation thinking I was picking my car up from the airport at MBS. My reservation said "on airport" underneath the address to pick up the car. I got to MBS and they did not have a reservation for me but said I made the reservation at the Saginaw location. MBS did not have a car to give me at the time and neither did any other rental place at MBS. I called the Saginaw location and was told no one could pick me up due to contract issues. I had to find my own transportation to the Saginaw location. I felt like no one was willing to help me or go above and beyond to try to help me. No taxi numbers were provided or really any sympathy for my situation. No one could explain to me why my reservation said "on airport" but yet I did not have an airport reservation. When I got to the Saginaw enterprise since I had booked on Kayak it seemed there was nothing anyone could do to reimburse the $46 I had to pay in taxi fare to get to the Saginaw location. Also, once I started driving the rental car I noticed the tire pressure light was on on the dashboard. I had to turn around and go back to the Saginaw location so they could put air in the tires. Overall I am completely unsatisfied with my rental experience through Kayak and will not be using it again.
Easirent
1 location in Bay City
Easirent
Locations in Bay City
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bay City
Sunnycars
Locations in Bay City
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107 travelers who rented a car in Bay City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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$78/day

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$63/day

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