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Des Moines, WA
Oct 30 — Nov 6
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Rated #1
Dollar
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (903 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Dollar
Locations in Des Moines
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
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  • 8
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreOct 13 2021
Reserved a vehicle for 6 people and the class of the vehicle was too be determined when I picked it up. I contacted Dollar to ensure the reservation would accommodate 6 people, they said yes. When I went to pick up the vehicle I was told it would only be a midsize and would not accommodate 6 people .... Also, was told Dollar does not observe "spouses are included as drivers on the rental" and I would have to pay an additional driver fee for my spouse to be permitted to drive.
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2021
Service was excellent - really went out of my way to help.
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2021
I priced cars directly from the rental car sites, and Kayak definitely provided a better price for the type of vehicle I wanted to rent. I’ll always look at Kayak first going forward.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
The price for rental cars this summer is ridiculous but the service and ease of Dollar Rental at Seattle SeaTac Airport was excellent!
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2021
Everything was great! Except I feel price wise, rental cars are getting to expensive. I was a little taken aback on how much money I left there.
1.9 HorribleJul 25 2021
We booked using kayak link to vip cars. DO NOT USE vip cars. Vipcars precharged me a portion of the rental. After I landed on my flight, I received an email from them telling me they were canceling my reservation with fox. It was 12am and there was nothing I could do. I was stranded with my two young kids. It has been 4 days and they have still not returned my precharged cost. Awful experience. I feel they should compensate me for the time and energy they made me waste.
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
The person who help us was friendly and helpful.Aside from the price and I did get a great deal. This rental experience was perfect.
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2021
Price was the most affordable compared to competitors. Staff was friendly.No complaints.
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2021
The employees were very pushy about me adding insurance and made me very uncomfortable renting a car in Seattle
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Easy pick up and dropoff. Quoted price very similar to end of trip charge.The middle seat of the middle row had sand underneath it. Seems like it wasn't removed when cleaning happened.
From $54/dayRated #2
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (445 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Thrifty
Locations in Des Moines
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 9 2021
We had to wait in a line for 45 minutes just to get the car. We felt the associate kept trying to upcharge us on options. We rented a luxury SUV and got one… that was probably 10 years old. It was nice but not what we thought we signed up for or worth the money.
1.9 HorribleOct 5 2021
Hi there. I overpay about 50% for that car because lady at the counter tricked me to buy $100 insurance. She asked me if I want to get some options of insurance or to keep basic. I thought that basic is an option that I selected when making an order via web and for which I don't have to pay extra. But it turned to be a thing that increased overall bill by 50%. I travel a lot and it was my first experience with Kayak. I will try to avoid using your service in the future and warn subscribers of my blog about that kind of sales. Thank you for your lesson. Sincerely, Yuriy
5.9 OkayOct 3 2021
Took 1.5 hours to pick up, even though I had done everything months in advance. Car was sitting out front the whole time. Confused as to why it took so long. Also very unclear where it needed to be dropped off. Spent 15 minutes at the airport looking for the return only to find out it was an off site return.
3.9 MediocreSep 23 2021
Car was good. Line at pickup was horrible. SeaTac car rental signs are lacking, got lost multiple times with all the construction.
3.9 MediocreSep 19 2021
The vehicle got excellent gas mileage, what I did not like was that the car had not been sanitized and the wind shield wipers needed to be replaced! All the windows had been wipe with a dirty rag and they where very hard to see out. I had to stop at a station and clean them myself! The vehicles interior was not very clean, you could tell that who ever cleaned the vehicle was in a hurry or did not care about their work! I will not consider renting from Thrifty again, I just did not enjoy having that vehicle!
1.9 HorribleSep 10 2021
Cost was nearly $400 more than advertised. Pickup took over an hour because of lines. The first car they gave us had a maintenance required alarm that popped up immediately. The key was bent and got jammed. I would not use Thrifty again.
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
The line to pick up was 2 hours long
1.9 HorribleAug 30 2021
The line to get the care 2 hours despite having a reservation.
1.9 HorribleAug 11 2021
Booked a full size SUV for 7 pax and 4 suitcases through Kayak. The picture on the Kayak website was a Chevy Tahoe (or similar). Arrived at the Thrifty rental counter and was given a Kia Sorrento. A cheap, undersized vehicle. In order to get the vehicle I needed (and booked), argued with Thrifty for 35 minutes at the counter. Ended up paying an extra $300 to get a Nissan Armada - which is equivalent to a Tahoe. In process of requesting a $300 refund. Not confident. Classic bait and switch by Thrifty. I will not rent from Thrifty again.
7.9 GoodAug 2 2021
Liked model of car and comfort. Thrifty not aware cruise control not working so affected my 2500 mile road trip. Ad mentions cleanliness of rental due to covid precautions. Driver area was very dirty. Took 3 cleanliness wipes to clean just the steering wheel alone. Overall a good experience. Thanks!
From $54/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Most popular
8.5 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Enterprise
Locations in Des Moines
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  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayJul 9 2020
The first car we were given was dirty - animal hair in the vehicle and the gear shift appeared to be chewed up. The second car we got was below average.
From $83/dayRated #4
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Des Moines
Hertz
Locations in Des Moines
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
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  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2017
I loved the 2017 Ford Focus I got. I was great to drive.
6.8 GoodJun 25 2017
Who knew there were 2 different "airport" locations!When I finally got my rental car, it was very nice, new, and clean. The girl at the Hertz desk at the Marriott was very personable, and even walked out to the car with me to show me some of its features. I would definitely rent from the Marriott airport Hertz location again.When booking my rental car, I chose the "airport" location in Seattle. Upon arrival I took the shuttle to the huge car rental location, waited in line over 1/2 hour, only to find that I needed to go to the Hertz desk at the Marriott airport hotel. So, I had to lug all my luggage around the rental car building, find the shuttle back to the airport, then find a different shuttle for the Marriott, get there and get my rental car. I was very frustrated as it took over 90 minutes to do this. If there are 2 "Airport" locations for Hertz, they should specify which one!! Next time I travel to Seattle I will know, and will actually specifically seek out the Marriott location. Not only was it less expensive there, there was no wait, and the customer service folks were all very helpful. Hertz just needs to indicate which location you are renting from.
9.2 ExcellentApr 18 2017
Good ServiceEasy to pick-up, easy to drop-off. Close to the airport but without the taxes. Service man was pleasant and office was nice in Marrott hotel. No up charges.A little more than we'd have liked to pay, but who doesn't like to pay less?!
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2016
Pick-up and drop off were easy at my location. Only charged exactly as quoted. Nice, clean car that handled well.
8.0 ExcellentSep 6 2016
Quick and easy drop off at Seattle airport.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2016
The agents both in LA and Seattle were excellent
6.0 GoodAug 26 2016
Didnt have any interaction with Hertz staff, left car in garage.
10.0 ExcellentJul 28 2016
Great priceEase of rental, got lucky with a brand new car, nice features, easy system for pickup and dropoff.Had to walk a bit from the airport to the mariott location as I didnt realize it was an off airport location. However it still turned out better than expected in spite of this.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Des Moines
Eagle Rent A Car
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Easirent
1 location in Des Moines
Easirent
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Flight Car
1 location in Des Moines
Flight Car
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Des Moines
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
1 location in Des Moines
Sunnycars
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van
1 location in Des Moines
Zeeba Rent-A-Van
Locations in Des Moines
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1364 travelers who rented a car in Des Moines gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Des Moines

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$86/day

Good deal

$68/day

When to book a rental car in Des Moines

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Car rental insurance in Des Moines

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Des Moines car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Des Moines.

Deductible

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

Top tips for renting a car in Des Moines

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Des Moines for $68 or less

FAQs about renting a car in Des Moines

  • Some car rental companies in Des Moines which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Des Moines costs $86 per day.

  • The average gas price in Des Moines is $3.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $58, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Des Moines.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport include Thrifty, Fox, Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Payless, Avis and E-Z Rent-A-Car.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Fox, Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Payless, and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Des Moines costs $106 per day, on average.

  • In Des Moines, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 32700 Pacific Hwy S, Suite 5 (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Des Moines costs $600 per week ($86 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Des Moines costs $2,570 per month ($86 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).