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Denver, CO
May 26 — Jun 2
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Cheap car rentals in Denver

Economy$31/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$29/day
Full-size$29/day
Minivan$33/day
Full-size SUV$58/day
Premium SUV$37/day
Supplier choice$30/day
Intermediate SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$40/day
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Denver car rental reviews and directory

From $66/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8 Excellent (1178 reviews)
12 locations in Denver
Enterprise
Locations in Denver
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
The PEOPLE at Enterprise are AWSOME!
8.0 ExcellentMay 16 2022
The site is closed on weekends. Had to pay a $100 fee to drop car off at the airport,
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
Very friendly staff and I didn't get the feeling they were trying to scam me with up charges and fees. Felt easy going with the wear and tear of the car use. Best rates in the area at the time of my trip. Only downside is you still get charged a fee for being within airport property, but there is no shuttle service to and from the airport so worst of both worlds. However, the rates were still the best with this additional fee
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2022
Everyone at Enterprise in Denver were very nice and helpful! I would definitely rent from them again!
10.0 ExcellentDec 7 2021
Great staff. Very efficient, helpful and friendly.
8.0 ExcellentNov 24 2021
Pick any car you want good but a bit confusing where to go, it was not clear to me
10.0 ExcellentNov 20 2021
Everything was great......fast. check in and return.
2.0 MediocreNov 5 2021
I didn't like anything. I experienced total confusion and chaos while trying to pick up a car I reserved several weeks earlier. I was ripped off for liability coverages and waivers I didn't ask for, and was not offered. DO NOT RENT FROM ENTERPRISE AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL. I could write a short story about how bad my experience was. I've been trying to get help from Enterprise for days to resolve the bad experience, and keep getting the run around. "somebody will call", but nobody has. Rent a car from a different company.
2.0 MediocreNov 1 2021
Got a call the day before my arrival in Denver (from California), telling me that my location for pick up was now closed on Sundays and I would need to call another enterprise location (not at the airport) and arrange my own NEW rental…. This was unacceptable and I won’t be using either Kayak or Enterprise again for car rental.
7.9 GoodAug 27 2021
This was my first rental with enterprise and we had the car for two months! Pick-up close to 2 hours but this was partially because the overall situation is bad! No matter where you go, businesses are short staffed! They were very friendly and helpful! Unfortunately the car was not very clean! It was already dark at pickup so we didn’t see it right away. Besides that, we were able to solve most issues and we received a discount! I would go back and give them a second chance, they deserve it! We drove 7900 miles and the car had no issues! Hope the industry goes back to pre-COVID pricing and car availability!
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From $46/dayRated #2
Advantage
Most popular
6 Good (1005 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Advantage
Locations in Denver
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Easy processIf it could be more affordable
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2020
They would not rent us the car because we are Colorado residentsCould have told us about their policy of not renting larger vehicles to Colorado residents when we reserved the car so we could have reserved a car elsewhere
6.0 GoodFeb 20 2020
Best pricePick up line was really long and office was very dusty.... Was thankful they were able to fulfill our reservation as there were very few cars available.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
Quick shuttlesSnow scraper in the car. We had to ask for one.
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2020
The reservation had no car reserved!!!
5.6 OkayFeb 14 2020
The first person who assisted me was very nice and help me getting a better car for the snow so I upgraded to a 4x4 SUV my renthaving the car clean no with mud and dust and papers and stuff inside plus with wash fluid because at the middle of my trip from Denver to Vail I got the low wash fluid sign the first time I used it so obviously before getting to Vail I ran out of wash fluid in the middle of a snow storm which made the beginning of my trip very dangerous because of a lack of supervision from your company which delivered a car which has recently dropped at your facilities, very bad honestly.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2020
I tried to cancel the reservation as there were duplicates made and all parties kept passing me off to someone else.
4.0 OkayFeb 12 2020
The lady who assisted us in dropping off the car was very pleasant and I appreciated that, as it was very cold and early. The shuttle to the airport was prompt and helpful.I had reserved a car for around $200 online. When I arrived (after standing in a line for over 30 minutes) I was told that I had to have an AWD vehicle by state law. I "was lucky" and they had 1 AWD vehicle left in stock. It took my total to $755. If that is the case, why even have the other vehicles available to rent in the first place? I saw plenty of people driving non-AWD rental cars and they presumably didn't get fined. I was also urged to purchase a toll pass for $9.99/day because "I would definitely go through multiple tolls". I didn't go through one toll and had to pay $69.93 for nothing. It seems like a big scam and rip off. I hope that NO ONE is taken "advantage" of like I was again.
7.2 GoodFeb 9 2020
Farah, who welcomed me at the counter, was very personable and professional.The car was dirty inside and out. probably due to the previous day's snowstorm. In addition, the gas tank was not full although hard to tell from the gauge. It was only obvious when refilling.
4.0 OkayFeb 9 2020
Not much other than the car worked fine and was availableNot being snaked into a price that wasn’t real. Upon arrival I find out I “need” a 4 wheel drive. There goes an additional 100 bucks to my charge. The staff who helped me was cold and unwelcoming.
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From $40/dayRated #3
Fox
5 Okay (2679 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Fox
Locations in Denver
  • 5.2
  • 5.5
  • 4.8
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 18 2022
The first car I was offered was not parked in the stall where it was supposed to be. Once I did find it I got in and had to get out immediately. The smell of the noxious cleaner was overpowering and made me feel ill. I went back in and ask for a different car. I was given a small SUV when I had reserved a full size and it still smelled terrible. The person serving me at the counter was friendly and efficient but every other person was distracted and clearly did not care about customers. The building was dirty and disheveled. The shuttle drive to the airport terminal was kind and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2022
Very easy pick up and drop off experience. The car I drove ( Mitsubishi Outlander SUV) was peppy and fuel efficient. Fun to drive. The Fox staff was friendly, efficient and helpful.
8.0 ExcellentMay 16 2022
They where fast and easy
2.0 MediocreMay 14 2022
Terrible customer service. If you want a ghetto rental car with minimum customer service help. Fox is your rental car company of choice. Staff behind the desk was more worried about their night then helping customers. Rude short and dramatic responses. The only helpful part of the experience was the shuttle driver to and from the airport he deserves a raise.
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2022
Waited about 15 minutes for the Fox Truck pickup from the airport.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2022
Fox was cheapest car rental we could find, the car was in good shape and was reliable. Reservation and check-in and out was easy with no lines.
4.0 OkayMay 5 2022
Tacked on lots of ridiculous fees upon pick up, ended up paying over double what was quoted. Car was in rough condition with almost 90,000 miles. Wipers on the car were essentially useless and clearly needed changed months ago. Customer service rep was on the phone with someone with her AirPods in throughout the entire pick up process. All in all, would not rent with them again. Go with a trusted brand like Hertz or Enterprise.
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2022
I am not a frequent traveler, so I have no point of comparison. I was satisfied with my experience.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2022
The car was in line with what they said I was receive but they were dishonest about the charges and charged me more than twice the amount I was promised to pay. ($150 per payed on Priceline plus $266 in person… still pending additional charges). They charged for a full tank of gas on top of the charges no matter what you used and in addition to tolls they charged $12 per day for the toll pass which they did not clarify. I will be filing for a grievance with my credit card company if they refuse to fix the issue.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2022
Deceptive rental agents and lots of lies. Do yourself a favor and pick somewhere else. Look at reviews from other sites as well. These people manipulate phrasing to make you pay for things you don’t want like prepaid fuel and unnecessary upgrades. Steer clear!!!
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From $54/dayRated #4
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (763 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Alamo
Locations in Denver
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2022
Pick up and drop off could not have been smoother.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
A Snow storm was in the forecast, a recommendation for a 4 wheel drive would have been appreciated. It was a very anxious drive to our destination.
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2022
Great price vs. the competition. Efficient check in and drop off process. Helpful people at both ends. Only complaint is the vehicle was pretty old— 54,000 miles, had lots of “service needed soon” lights on, struggled and pinged when going up long uphills in high altitude.
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2022
Used "Skip the Counter" for a really quick and easy pick up. Drop off was just as easy. Definitely recommend!
10.0 ExcellentMar 22 2022
Excellent customer service. Damond, our check-in rep was extremely helpful, providing clear guidance and answering our questions. And all the other staff from selecting our car from a lot of vehicles to return were friendly, helpful and efficient. Would definitely rent from the Denver Alamo location again.
2.0 MediocreFeb 7 2022
AirPlay does not hold connection Wire connection cannot be selected for music WiFi does not load anything Cruise control does not function Empty wrappers found in seat-back pockets Suspension is GARBAGE No walk-around inspection completed or offered by lady assigning cars, or exit desk
8.0 ExcellentJan 23 2022
When you reserve an suv from Denver to Aspen in winter they really need to guarantee you at least an all wheel drive. I was lucky to get one - a Nissan Rogue - but they generally seemed to have front wheel drive which doesn’t satisfy the exemption from snow chains in bad weather.
10.0 ExcellentDec 26 2021
Clean, new car. Excellent customer service
10.0 ExcellentDec 20 2021
Everything was great. Ir was fast quick and easy. Everyone was so polite and nice. We got the car we needed.
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2021
Everything went smoothly and according to plan. All the staff I encountered were super helpful, my car was ready, clean and the whole process was super easy.
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From $55/dayRated #5
Sixt
7.8 Good (805 reviews)
3 locations in Denver
Sixt
Locations in Denver
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 13 2022
BE CAREFUL WITH SIXT. Their business model seems to be to provide good cars and then sting you for the slightest scratch. We were charged an additional $1,300 for a scratch on the front bumper that we had no knowledge of. The whole process was run after the drop off and we had no recourse. They have a contract and your credit card details and they can charge whatever they want. I’m absolutely certain that they did not repair this damage and I am not certain it was us that caused it.
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2022
Easy fast check in. Great car.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2022
Great experience and price was cheapest for SUV
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
I signed up for Sixt through Kayak. I tried to cancel my reservation, but because it was booked through Kayak, I was unable to cancel on their website, because they said I was supposed to cancel through Kayak. But Kayak also does not assist in canceling. I emailed several times with Sixt, trying to cancel my reservation, and they never canceled it and charged me the full fee. I will not be using Kayak nor Sixt ever again for renting cars.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2022
Overcharged me, rented me a car with a screw in the tire. Too many extra fees, $10.99 per gallon for gas, $5.00 charge for every time you use a toll road!
2.0 MediocreApr 1 2022
Avoid renting through this company and Kayak if you can help it. I paid in full and was charged $100 to cancel same day after they said pick up location could be changed….for another $200. I was searching Denver international airport and booked a rental for pick up downtown, not even sure why that was in my search results. It defaults to pay in full so I had no idea. Kayak said they have to be the ones to fix it, they said it had to be kayak. At the end of the day I lost $100 but I can only imagine what else they would have swindled us for. Never again for Kayak or this rental company.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Free upgrade to new BMW car. Slow line to check out car at 11pm
10.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
Car was perfect. Everything went well. Service was really good as well
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2022
The staff was great, both at check in and checkout. Our only complaint was that the interior of the car smelled like cigarette smoke, or something. We let the drop off staff person know about this and he said this would be addressed.
10.0 ExcellentMar 27 2022
Kayak wound up sending me the Denver City location, not the airport. The rental company made sure I was aware of that. I was not. They were super helpful. The city location is right across from the train station, and for $10 bucks you can take the train to the airport as well. It costs less to pick up in the City than at the airport.
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From $50/dayRated #6
Avis
7.1 Good (411 reviews)
6 locations in Denver
Avis
Locations in Denver
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2022
The last 5 cars I've rented at Avis Denver, all within the last 6 months, have had some safety-related issue. All 5 vehicles had an issue with wiper blades, washer fluid, or tires. Seemingly small issues, but in winter driving conditions they're safety issues when, for example, you can't clear the front windshield in sub-freezing temperatures. Yes, of course, I can pull into a gas station to replace the wiper blades myself, fill up washer fluid, or inflate tires properly. But on every one of my last 5 rentals?
4.0 OkayApr 23 2022
The car was not full of gas when I received it and I returned it with more than I received. I took pictures as proof. The guy at the rental charged me $11. It was also larger than I wanted and it wasn’t clean. I’m guessing you give the garbage cars to Priceline customers. The gas thing ticks me off because I know and you know it will be long phone wait times to even discuss it and it probably won’t get resolved.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2022
Cancelled before pickup as written in cancellation policy but was charged $50
4.0 OkayApr 8 2022
Long line to pick up car, very helpful desk agent, car hadn't been cleaned but said "enhanced clean", check oil light came on within a few miles.
8.0 ExcellentMar 30 2022
Fairly quick process and got an upgraded vehicle. Service was friendly, courteous. Only issue was vehicle could have used a tune-up specifically with alignment, steering, etc.
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
I never received a receipt when I turned the car in. Still waiting for a receipt!
8.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
As with most rentals the price seen here per day isn’t the price you’ll end up paying, budget for the extra fees, tax, insurance, etc so there are no surprises. Avis Denver though is definitely worth it, great team, shuttle buses from airport were on time, entire staff was great and made genuine connections with us during our rental experience. Truck was clean and properly taken care of. Great weekend rental overall!
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2022
waited an hour in line to pick up car, very understaffed
2.0 MediocreMar 9 2022
Avis reps at the Denver Airport rude. I went to the wrong location. I went there and entered the preferred location and the guy there was rude. I said “hi, how are you?” to which he responded “mmm-hm”. What? I then asked I if I was at the right location and he said if I wasn’t a preferred member then my reservation was going to me on the other building. I had to get out to find this other building. Once I got there, I waited about 5 minutes which it was not bad. I gave this other rep my confirmation and he was not able to find it. Gave my name and he told me I was in the wrong location but he could still help me and move my reservation to the location I was in. I was very thankful for that but then we go to the almost end of the transaction and I wasn’t paying attention and my wife said why are we being charged $1018. I asked the rep and he said because of the taxes and taxes are higher at the airport. I was going to pay like $328 at the other place so now we were going to pay close to $700 extra for taxes and going to the wrong location. We went back and forth about and he was finally able to get it to like $418 or something like that. My wife signed and he was not able to print the receipt because their printer was broken. I asked for a copy to be emailed to me. I gave him my email and we verified it. He said he sent it but I never got it. I didn’t think to much of it, I just wanted to get out so we went outside to pick up our car. When we got there, the car was so dirty from the inside and the outside. Had coffee spilled all over the place and just dirty. By that time we had already spent 2 hours trying to get a car. I went back and asked to cancel my reservation. I explained to another rep what happened and he apologized about the car being dirty. I also let him know I didn’t have the receipt because the other rep was supposed to email to me since the printer was broken but I never got it. He want able to find me at first and I let him know my reservation was moved from the original location to the one I was in per the other rep. He went back to talk to the rep that helped me with my reservation and he came over and asked what was wrong so the other rep explained that I wanted to cancel because the car was dirty and I didn’t have the receipt since I never got it from him. He asked if I didn’t want another car and I said no, just a refund. Then they decided to talk to each other right in front of me about why I wanted to canceled like if I wasn’t present. When I tried telling them again to just refund me, both reps were looking at me talking about me and completely ignoring me. The one rep helping me at that point had to asked the other rep who helped me before like 3 times if he should cancel it or not. He did this in front of me. He had a piece of paper which the other rep apparently had to sign to cancel it. He came back and said he took care of everything and it should be all cancelled and I should see the refund in a few days. A charge of $1018 is pending on my account and this happened on Saturday March 5th. Mind you I was polite the entire time. I will never ever rent from Avis again. Worse customer service ever and their vehicles are not clean.
10.0 ExcellentMar 5 2022
Great car at a great price.
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From $58/dayRated #7
Budget
6.6 Good (742 reviews)
6 locations in Denver
Budget
Locations in Denver
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 14 2022
It is hard to hear Budget representatives behind the plastic shields and with the other noise in the room. I kept having to ask the person to repeat his questions/statements and although I know he was getting annoyed with me I just couldn't hear him.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2022
Budget did not have the car we reserved (small economy). They told us to wait outside in 40-degree 20-mph winds (Denver) for 15 minutes while a car was being prepared. Ended up being 45 minutes before before I finally complained that no one had brought us the car. After more waiting, they gave us a gas-guzzling SUV that we neither wanted nor needed. With the price of gas, we ended up paying an $30 to 40 more in gas than we would have otherwise. Two thumbs down.
8.0 ExcellentApr 20 2022
It was a good experience. The clerk was out of small cars but suggested a hybrid mini van that gave great mileage.
8.0 ExcellentApr 13 2022
Very nice badget compay
2.0 MediocreApr 12 2022
Hidden fees. I paid an additional $23 for Roadside assistance that wasn't mentioned when picking up the car. Then, there was an additional $110 in various fees for airport, tax and ACE fees that were hidden as well. Be careful to get a detailed listing. My initial prepayment was for $316 for five days and I ended up paying $462!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2022
We have rented with them the last two years and both times have been perfect. Super easy pick up and drop off. We will use them again next year. Cars have been super clean and well kept.
4.0 OkayApr 6 2022
They did not have a car ready for us at the airport as requested. This was a different location and we did not use this because they would not
4.0 OkayApr 2 2022
rental car was great, until i got my credit card, bill...they told me it would be 319 for the week....ended up overcharging me 519.00 three times...called customer service reassured me it would be fixed..time will tell..great service far as the car.....check ur statement..at the end...
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Easy pick up. Car available. Front office did a very nice job. Very efficient
4.0 OkayMar 17 2022
Kayak said I had rented a full size SUV like a Nissan Pathfinder, however, had a picture of a Nissan Armada SUV. Budget system said I had rented a Standard Elite SUV such as a Nissan Pathfinder. I was misled into believing it was the full size SUV. Budget was not workable at all on this!
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From $48/dayRated #8
Payless
6.4 Good (707 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Payless
Locations in Denver
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2022
waited 1-1/2 hours to pick up our car with only 3 people in line in front of me. only 1 agent at the desk so when we go to our car and there was damage to it, I just took pictures and left. I they try and ding me with a bill for it, I will sue!!!
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2022
Loved the Subaru Outback Inside the store the computers could use updating. All the terminals were very slow. The employees were very stressed using the computers
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2022
The car was AWESOME!
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2022
The Payless airport shuttle bus picked us up late at night and by the time we got to the rental building, the gates were shut and everyone had gone home. The driver was visibly upset and took us to Avis instead. After we told the agent of our situation with Payless, the agent at Avis told us, “Yeah, I don’t know what they ever do there.” The rental car from Avis was not a good experience either. The rental car had no air conditioning, and we didn’t realize until we were outside of the city limits so my wife and I drove nearly 1000 miles with the windows down. Furthermore, the passenger side seat would not move back, so my wife had to sit in a cramped position for 2 days. For all our troubles, we were refunded only $50. I will not use Payless/Avis again. Save your money and pay a little extra to go somewhere else.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
Billed us three fold more than agreed
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
Rude, unfriendly staff. Car not what was asked for. Staff member very unhelpful in explaining toll roads. Trying very hard to upsell toll package.
4.0 OkayApr 3 2022
I have a problem with Kayak.You showed me a Jeep Cherokee to rent.I realize there is small print that if the car is not available we will get a comparable car.They told us we did not request a jeep cherokee and they didn't have any.They wanted to give us a car.We had to pay a upgrade to get suitable suv.The old "bait and switch"It was the first and last time I will use Kayak For anything.
6.0 GoodMar 30 2022
Car and rate was fine They charged me for optional road hazard coverage which I didn't request but they took it off later facility is very average very understaffed i should not have to wait in a relatively short line for 45 minutes to get a car
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
Painful picking up car
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2022
The computers were down when I picked up the vehicle. There was a very long line. It took almost an hour to get my vehicle even though I had a reservation. The car was barely rinsed off when I picked it up. It was still pretty dirty. Very nice car though. The drop off was quick and efficient.
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From $46/dayRated #9
E-Z Rent-A-Car
6.1 Good (567 reviews)
1 location in Denver
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Denver
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 18 2020
The pick up was good.The exterior of the car could have been cleaner.
4.8 OkayFeb 14 2020
Vehicle was dirty and they overcharged me.
3.6 MediocreFeb 12 2020
The car was fineThe Pick up experience took over an hour from the shuttle dropping me off at the rental facility, to being taken to the car. it appeared as if there was no plan to help the volume of customers arriving in the late Friday evening, even though this is ski season and they knew full well the number of renters who would arrive. In addition, the people at the check in counter aggressively upsold, convincing me that I should pre-pay for a full tank of gas when that was not the best thing for me. They also tried to up sell me on vehicles. I will not be using EZ car ever again
3.2 MediocreFeb 10 2020
It was cheap, if I could have gotten what I neededNo one took responsibility. Nothing about the reservation could be changed in advance. EZ tried to cheat me into upgrading. Customer service is awful.
4.0 OkayFeb 3 2020
Car drop off was easy.1. I was upsold a 4wd bc the worker told me I would get turned around in Colorado for having 2wd, and was misinformed of the price too (there was no checkpoint, didn’t need it, paid more than what I was told) 2. The car pick up took way too long, apparently it was everyone’s first day so in training (literally, they told me) 3. I was OVERcharged and not given back a refund/credit 4. The shuttle driver wasn’t very friendly either 5. Needs a big change in management to salvage company reputation and operational efficiency
4.8 OkayJan 29 2020
Confusing toll payment information. Bus service from airport terrible.As above
8.4 ExcellentJan 23 2020
It was good value for the money.
5.6 OkayDec 27 2019
Convenient and short linesUnable to pay w different credit card. Makes it hard for group travelers. We reserved a camery and got a Kia...didn’t make a fuss but was not impressed
6.4 GoodDec 19 2019
It was recommended that I bring back the car on empty because their gas price was less than market, but it was not.
9.6 ExcellentDec 10 2019
staff friendly and not too salesy and pushy.shortage of shuttle bus drivers for sure. it didn't affect us too bad, but worried us
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From $48/dayRated #10
Dollar
5.8 Okay (368 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Dollar
Locations in Denver
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2022
The bus service from the terminal to the car rental lot (for all rental agencies) is not well run at Las Vegas int'l. But that is not fault of the agencies themselves, as far as I can tell.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2022
I was charged an extra $168 USD at the counter when Kayak/Priceline quotes 20. Outrages stating taxes charged at Kayak has nothing to do with their actual taxes at the location.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2022
Drop off at airport, driver deceived us and let us off at the wrong spot so he could get out of airport quickly,
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2022
They had no cars available when we arrived and we waited in a lobby for an hour at midnight for a née car to arrive.
6.0 GoodFeb 13 2022
I was additional charged for customer facilities and concession fee.
6.0 GoodJan 29 2022
Car was actually a little to big GMC Danali it was an upgrade but tough to maneuver in parking areas.
2.0 MediocreDec 12 2021
Vehicle did not have low temperature windshield washing fluid and was located in Colorado. This led to a very unsafe driving experience because we could not clear the windshield during freezing conditions. The android auto feature also did not work due to the time being incorrect.
8.0 ExcellentNov 9 2021
The wait for a car was about 80 minutes. I understand there is a shortage of cars but there were several open computers thrust could have been used to move customers through the line more quickly. Also, I had to purchase a battery from my own money for my key fob as the one for my vehicle didn’t work. The car was not very clean. Overall the rental was good, but not great due to the long wait and having to spend my money on a piece of equipment that should have been taken care of prior to my arrival.
2.0 MediocreNov 2 2021
Initially when we booked the truck it listed as $270 for the week. Other rental companies had their trucks listed for $600 for the week so we went with the obvious cheaper choice. When arriving to Dollar to pick up our truck we waited un line for over 2 hours, even though we had a reservation. After dropping off our truck at the end of the week I was charged an additional $280 in fees. The truck listed on the rental website for $270 so I was very shocked to be charged extra. Since the cost of the rental was similar to other companies I should have gone with one with a better reputation and customer service.
4.0 OkayNov 1 2021
There was a one hour long wait in line to pick up the rental car!
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From $37/dayRated #11
Hertz
5.8 Okay (724 reviews)
7 locations in Denver
Hertz
Locations in Denver
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2022
The person at the front desk (Brian I think?) was great - but working alone with a massive line of people waiting to get a rental car. We ordered specifically from this location (far from the airport) because it was the only one saying they had a truck. We paid $70 for an Uber to get us from the airport to this downtown location, waited 45 minutes in line only to find out that there were no trucks. He tried to make up for it by giving us an "upgrade" (Escalade), but that unfortunately wasn't we needed for this particular trip. So we had to cram our mountain bikes into the back of this SUV, each time having to fully break down our bikes so they would fit. Not pleasant. To make things worse, we requested that we be able to drop off the vehicle at the airport location to make up for all of this and were told by Hertz's phone support and the person at the front desk that, because we booked through Kayak, the only person who could make such a change was "Shane", the regional manager. I called him about 5 times over two days and left a voicemail but never heard back. Kayak also said "sorry, that's on Hertz, we can't help you". So we dropped it off at the downtown location because we had no choice, and then had to pay another $75 for an Uber to get back to the airport. Sorry Kayak, you dropped the ball with setting up with this vehicle partner, and lost my future business!
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
This was a very good price for a great car. (Rogue sport) It was $20 uber from our hotel near the airport. We could not get an Uber when we returned the car. They drove us to light rail station. in retrospect, I should have asked them to pick us up at the light rail when picking up the cathis was a small office but friendly and helpful.
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
Cars were not available. What a nightmare!!! I lost the upfront money I paid and was forced to take Ubers my entire weekend and it cost me $300 for 2 days! I’ll never use a 3rd party again
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2022
This is a false advertisement that should be banned from Kayak: Hertz did not honor the booking. A waste of my time and peace of mind. First, it shoveled me to the downtown site. After waiting for 2 hours, they kicked me out of their office, saying that their business hours were over, and they ran out of cars despite there were cars parked right outside of their office. I couldn't believe such evil business practice is not outlawed in the U.S>
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2022
Pamela at rental pickup was excellent. Outstanding customer service.
6.0 GoodApr 28 2022
The reservation actually ended up being at the Hertz Downtown location rather than the airport, which was discovered when we arrived at the airport location with no other means of transportation. Turns out the taxes are higher at the airport, so we had to pay an additional $15 on top of our pre-paid rental rate. Not a huge deal, but definitely irritating. Could have had a better experience on the reservation making process.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
The customer service rep was very helpful and professional. She had a nice personality and was friendly. I received a 2022 Jetta it was a fun car, it zipped around town :-) Since it was a new car the brakes were very touchy a tap stopped the car quickly and the car was clean and fresh :-) Hertz was easy to rent from :-}
6.0 GoodApr 18 2022
The phone customer service when calling for roadside assistance or the 1-800 number was terrible
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2022
Pick up was at 12pm, with a 2 hour window. Arrived at 1:30 and realized the place closed at 12!! It was also closed all day the next day. Thankfully I had an easy experience with customer service and got a full refund. Never again.
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2022
The car was NOT AVAILABLE!!🤬 I ubered down for it, missed ALL my doctors appointments!!! Refund my insurance money I paid and can’t get back. Staff was rude and extremely unhelpful. An AWEFUL experience , I won’t use you ever !!!!!
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From $44/dayRated #12
Thrifty
5.8 Okay (406 reviews)
2 locations in Denver
Thrifty
Locations in Denver
  • 6.8
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  • 6.1
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2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
Long line.
4.0 OkayApr 4 2022
Incredibly long line to pick up! Drop off was smooth and easy, once we actually got a car we were happy.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Everything went very smoothly! No delays!
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
Expect to wait in a long line to pick up your vehicle. They will likely try to upcharge you. Our car needed the tires filled and the key had low battery.
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2022
People didn’t speak English. Over charged me and then I tried to change the drop off location and no one could change it or tell me the price.
2.0 MediocreMar 8 2022
Overcharged at the rental place because they didn't have awd
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2022
Car wasn’t cleaned because of bad weather.
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2022
At pick up the person helping us get the car charged us an additional 360$ and when questioned about it said it was fees. It was not fees, the fees were 100$. he up charges us and what was supposed to be a 400$ car rental was now almost 800$. Took over an hour for a car that was pre-paid for. Car was missing wiper blades and had no foot mats. Horrible experience.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2022
the car was delivered with the high beams not working properly, and this was ony noticed far away from the rental location. It made it uncomfortable to drive after sunset in mountain roads.
2.0 MediocreJan 20 2022
Enterprise is such an incredible company! After being turned away by Thrifty - alone, in the middle of the night, most of the way across the country from my home, Enterprise saved the day! They were so kind and compassionate to my situation, and even gave me a free upgrade because they didn't have the particular vehicle I had reserved from Thrifty. I'd like to thank Enterprise for taking an awful, seemingly hopeless situation and turning it into a great experience and a wonderful start to my work-cation. Turning it back in was a breeze, and everyone seemed happy to help. I would rate Enterprise 10/10 and will be renting from them again each and every time I travel!
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From $125/dayRated #13
National
8.4 Excellent (82 reviews)
1 location in Denver
National
Locations in Denver
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 6 2022
The people were quick, friendly and helpful.
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2022
I hated every moment dealing with National. Upon arrival, the employees at the counter didn’t bother asking us for our reservation information they just turned us and the other clients away. Not only did they sell our reservation, which we had done with more than two months in advance, but they offered no type of solution or assistance to the problem THEY CREATED. Their cavalier responses were “try booking with another company” or “Uber to your destination”. No one in the counter really made an effort to deal with myself or the other clients who were also left screwed over by their poor management and decision making skills. Each and every single one of the employees just dumped the issue to the next until finally they pulled a lame excuse out of their asses as to why they wouldn’t even try to help us. They wanted to hold on to the fact that “it was late at night and they couldn’t do much.” I did take their advice and took my business elsewhere, and the lady at Avis went above and beyond to help me and my group of 17+ get a car to get to our destination. She did not care that it was past 3am and her shift had ended. She did everything she possibly could as a simple customer service associate to help me and my family. Something that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the National employees claimed they could not do because “it wasn’t in their power” I wouldn’t make a reservation with National or it’s affiliates even if my life depended on it. Definitely will tell every single person I know that National is by far the worst company to rent with and the customer service offered at the Denver International Airport location is so poor, that Satan himself would feel offended.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2022
Our flight was delayed and when we got to National to pick up our vehicles (we had 2 different reservations), THEY HAD NONE! It was past 1am and the only thing we were told was "I'm sorry", "there is nothing we can do about it", "go to another rental car place and see if they have anything available". THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND UNPROFESSIONAL; CUSTOMERS DEPEND ON THESE RESERVATIONS WHICH ARE DONE MONTHS IN ADVANCE, TRUSTING THAT NATIONAL WILL HONOR THEM. IT WAS A PARTY OF 17 PEOPLE AND WE WERE STRANDED, IN THE COLD, AT 1AM, WITH NOWHERE TO GO AND NO REAL HELP FROM YOU. WE WILL NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH YOU AND WILL NEVER RECOMMEND YOU TO FRIENDS AND FAMILIES. DO BETTER!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2021
Easy and Quality
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
The girls at the desk were horrible! I will never use National again.
7.9 GoodJul 19 2021
We had to wait about 45 minutes to get our vehicle due to the rental car shortage but they were kind enough to upgrade our vehicle and take a day off our rental cost. It was unfortunate but they provided good service under the circumstances!
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2021
They were very busy at pickup. They were working hard but could not keep up with the arrival rate.
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Drop off and pick up very fast and easy!Staff was very matter of fact and not friendly at all.
8.0 ExcellentDec 2 2020
price
8.8 ExcellentOct 15 2020
Staff was helpful and vehicle was nice truck exactly what i needed. The interior was very dirty and dusty when we picked it up.Cleaner
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From $46/dayRated #14
Europcar
4.3 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Denver
Europcar
Locations in Denver
  • 4.5
  • 5.5
  • 3.5
  • 3.5
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 1 2018
No mention that US license was prohibitedthe carI live outside the USA. I occasionally go to the US and I need to rent a car. in the past I rented through kayak and europcar without a problem. however this time when I arrived I gave the representative my drivers license - which is a US drivers license - and they told me I could not rent the car. instead I would need to rent a new one for 3 times the price. they said an international rental could not be done in the USA with a USA license. However NOWHERE WAS I EVER INFORMED OF THIS. NOWHERE IS THIS RESTRICTION LISTED IN THE AGREEMENT THAT I SIGNED WITH EUROPCAR. I was forced to spend $150 on Uber for two days, and i went to AAA with Uber and for $20 i changed my license to an international license, and went all the way back to the airport to rent my same car - having wasted two days of the rental.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2018
TrapaçaA empresa se negou a entregar a SUV media reservado, e nos cobrou o dobro por uma SUV padrão! É a segunda vez que essa empresa trapaceia, ha um ano se negaram a entreagr o carro apenas com a cobertura de seguro do cartao de crédito. Atendimento péssimo, equipe mal educada e “treinada para roubar o cliente!!
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Eagle Rent A Car
3 locations in Denver
Eagle Rent A Car
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Denver
Sunnycars
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Denver
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Denver
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From $44/day
Airport Van
1 location in Denver
Airport Van
Locations in Denver
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Apollo Car Rentals
1 location in Denver
Apollo Car Rentals
Locations in Denver
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Avr
1 location in Denver
Avr
Locations in Denver
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Easirent
1 location in Denver
Easirent
Locations in Denver
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Flight Car
1 location in Denver
Flight Car
Locations in Denver
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FOCO
1 location in Denver
FOCO
Locations in Denver
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Fox Autorent
1 location in Denver
Fox Autorent
Locations in Denver
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Free2Move
1 location in Denver
Free2Move
Locations in Denver
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Denver
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Denver
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Denver
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Denver
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Rhodium
1 location in Denver
Rhodium
Locations in Denver
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From $26/day
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Cheapest deal
1 location in Denver
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Denver
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10441 travelers who rented a car in Denver gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near Denver

Good to know

Most popular agency

Advantage

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$43/day

When to book a rental car in Denver

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Top tips for renting a car in Denver

  • Explore all the attractions of Denver in the city or further out, conveniently with a rental car. The Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located about 30 miles from Denver, as are many parks and reserves dotted around the surrounding areas, and discovering them becomes considerably easier with a car. Passionate hikers can even go as far as the Rocky Mountains, about a 2-hour drive from Denver. Denver airport is also quite remote from the city center, so choosing a rental car is beneficial to quickly get to your next destination.
  • Car rentals have pick-up and drop-off points at Denver International Airport, so you can conveniently drive into the city and to a hotel or other accommodation. Shuttles from Jeppesen Terminal located on level 5 go directly to the Car Rental Center, free of charge. There are plenty of car rental services on offer at the airport, including Avis, Hertz or E-Z Rent-A-Car, among less popular ones which may have cheaper deals.
  • As with many bigger cities, Denver tends to clog up during rush hours and navigating a car through the intersections and narrow streets may take some patience and extra concentration. Denver has a reputation of having rather aggressive drivers who don’t always follow the road regulations, however if you allow extra time for each trip and double-check before taking a turn then driving should not be a problem. Pay special attention at big intersections alongside Colorado Boulevard, as they can be confusing and drivers do not always adhere to the right of way.
  • Try to avoid driving during rush hour, usually peaking between 5pm and 6pm on weekdays. Especially the Interstate 70 east-west-bound and the I-25 north-south-bound are regularly congested during peak hours and traffic jam delays can be up to an hour, so especially when you need to catch a plane, leave a significant amount of time. Also remember that the winters in Denver can be cold and provide difficult road conditions. Make sure to drive at reduced speeds and ensure that your rental car has appropriate winter gear.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Denver for $43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Denver at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Denver are around 22% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Denver are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average

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