Pros: Very personal, friendly, fast, & efficient customer service at all levels. Receptionists were supurb, car agent (Bobby) who directed me to vehicle was spectacular. The good service was especially appreciated given that it was a busy holiday weekend (Thanksgiving).
Cons: What's not to like?
Jan 1 2016
Pros: Easy to deal with. Thank you!
Aug 22 2016
Credit card requirment
Cons: I don't have a credit card. Debit cards should be accepted even when you're not on an in-bound flight. If not the policy should be indicated when securing the reservation online.
Rear passenger tire was in need of air for my entire rental.
Charged additional driver fee when I told Alamo I was the only driver
Sep 23 2016
Didn't have our convertible
Pros: Return was easy and friendly
Cons: The convertible we reserved wasn't available and they were t friendly at BWI in handling it.
Jan 15 2017
TURKISH DRIVER'S LICENCE WAS NOT ACCEPTED
Cons: I had rented a car from Alamo 2 days before from NYC to DC. When I went to location, they did not accept my license. I told them that I already rented from same company before and they said they cannot give me car. All my plans get screwed!!!
Nov 1 2015
Pros: Alamo staff was great. Pick up and drop off were problem-free. Will definitely use again.
Cons: Car smelled a little smokey...but every car I've rented at BWI smells the same.
Nov 2 2015
Great car and company
Pros: reliable vehicle
very very affordable
will certainly rent form them again
Cons: no caviar!
just kidding everything was EXCELLENT
Nov 5 2015
Easy in, easy out.
Pros: Check in process with kiosk was quick and easy. Car was clean. Attendant friendly. Return process equally quick.
Cons: All on-airport rental car companies use a centralized mass transit bus system that generally packs out. Not the most comfortable 15 minutes you'll spend, but okay for what it is.
Nov 8 2015
Pros: Free upgrade at pick-up due to not enough economy cars available
Nov 10 2015
Pros: Staff was friendly. Car was pretty new and clean. Price was right.
Cons: I had a car reserved for 10, showed up at 11:15, so you would think the car would be there no problem, particularly as the reservation process commits you no matter if you take the car or not. Rep informs me that they have only truck available, I say no good I have my wife, 11 month daughter and baggage. Rep lets me know they are bringing cars, should only be 5-10 minutes. I ask if they are waiting on returns or are they bringing cars from another location? Rep tells me cars are coming from another location. 20 minutes later I'm still waiting and I hear another rep say they are waiting for returns. At this point I'm already way late and annoyed that I was lied to, so I go to Alamo and get a car on the spot. Cost me twice as much, but what good is a rental with no car that you have to wait all day for. As I was leaving the rental area 40 minutes after the time arrived, the people who were there before me waiting for cars were still waiting for cars. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple of extra bucks on a reputable company so you don't get gouged on a same day rental when these folks can't deliver.
Aug 4 2016
Great Experience at a very reasonable price!
Pros: Good overall experience as my last rental experience with a different company was terrible.
Sep 9 2016
Cons: There was a lot of confusion trying to pick up the car. And then the car I finally got, had clearly not been cleaned from the previous renter. I found old food wrappers and junk in the car.
Feb 10 2017
few cars to choose from
Pros: car worked (barely)
Cons: was supposed to get an economy car.
instead they had about 5 cars to choose from.
they gave me a jeep. had no power, said it needed
an oil change (payless obviously ignored the maintenance)
Nov 30 2015
GIANT RIP OFF
Cons: They will quote you one price, then scam you for at least twice that amount.
Apr 10 2016
Baltimore Airport Payless location is not well-mar
Cons: I was given a soft-top Wrangler, which i tried to return before i'd gotten in it. i was uneasy with its safety, the fact that the trunk has a very small opening unless you start unsnapping and unfastening velcro, but most importantly, it is impossible to put an elderly passenger in it. They refused to switch it for a more suitable vehicle, even though there were dozens in the lot. The Wrangler is a very poorly made car, with doors that don't shut right, window switches that are impossible to find (beneath the dashboard?!) and the back seats keep banging and shutting and opening.
Apr 11 2016
Cons: Terrible service.
Apr 17 2016
Expect to wait
Cons: Waited nearly 2 hours to pick car up. Save yourself a headache and skip Payless. Car received was dinged up and dirty as well.
Apr 19 2016
Cons: 15 minutes until someone showed up to the window to help me. Dirty car, not vacuumed, given a larger car when I had selected a fuel efficient car online
Apr 19 2016
Didn't Have the Car I Ordered - Call Ahead Next Ti
Pros: They were friendly and pretty quick.
Cons: They didn't have the car we ordered online. Even though we ordered it in advance, they simply said that they "never have that car at this location." If you want a particular car or type of car, I recommend calling the specific location and reserving it that way.
Cons: Drop off was too far from shuttle while toting 3 bags
Feb 25 2016
Car was fine, service was terrible.
Cons: Woman checking me out barely talked to me about the rental and was super unfriendly. I booked it for $60 and came back with a charge of $100. It would have been good to know that the rate I was quoted was not final. And no one explained the charges. The only reason I rented from the airport (which was out of the way) was because I was quoted this price on Kayak. Will probably not trust online booking for car rentals again.
Oct 22 2016
Pros: The vehicle was very clean and pricing was great! I like the $13 deal if you drive less than 75 miles you don't need to worry about filling up the tank! Was very convenient.
Cons: Some other companies provide a free GPS with your vehicle. I was traveling from out of country so did not have a means to utilize data for my map apps. Although I was somewhat familiar with the area, it would have been a great addition to my rental if there was some sort of GPS provided.
Oct 16 2015
Pros: Newer car
Cons: Poor customer service, especially at return. Car was returned to airport location, and even though Budget says they are a 24 hour operation there, no one was at car return or front counter. I was charged for gas even though I overfilled it before return. They claimed I did not show a receipt, but with no one present , WHO DO I SHOW THE RECEIPT! Additionally, there was an unexplained $8.00 charge for "optional services". No explanation given. I will not rent from Budget at this location again, and am not likely to consider them at other locations now. I travel extensively for my consulting business, and am not a rookie at this.
Nov 2 2015
Bait and switch pricing
Cons: Hidden fees included and misrepresented upon query with the desk agent. A Road Safety Net (rsn) fee was tacked on, and i was told it was an airport tax. The item is not explained otherwise, just listed.
Nov 9 2015
Pros: Price, convenience.
Cons: Condition of vehicle.
Nov 10 2015
Cons: They did not tell me I needed to provide a gas receipt. So even though tank was full. They charged me for gas. Not happy.
Nov 12 2015
Cons: Way overcharged with no notation as to why. Drop off pointed to pick-up location and pick-up pointed to drop off. Baltimore Harbor pick-up location is a rip-off!
Nov 14 2015
Pros: The customer service was great on the drop off. The driver for the shuttle was very friendly and extremely helpful! Great driver as well.
Nov 18 2015
Don't leave your car without a receipt! Plan for
Pros: No one was cruel
Cons: BWI drop off was chaotic and the employees were either unavailable, stressed, or clueless. I pulled up where the sign said, got my things out and went up the walkway to find the guy checking the cars in. At the same time another employee drove away with it without checking it in!!! She didn't answer the radio and the check-in guy was driving everywhere to check it in (he told me he'd get it, but I didn't believe that). I found the car driving around the lot because the woman came back for her biggulp soda mug she forgot, stopped her and wouldn't let her leave until the check-in guy finished the job and gave me a proof of receipt.
Pros: When I first arrived at the rental car company, there were a few people in line, and only one customer Representative to help. I waited a good 45 minutes to get my car, and then when I got the car, it smelled like smoke. I told the person there, but he just notated it on the contract and that was it. He did not offer another rental car or anyting. This particular rental company at BWI should have better use of manpower and management. I will not rent there again.
Sep 29 2016
Pros: Staff was polite and friendly
Oct 15 2015
Efficient and inexpensive
Pros: Friendly fast counter service. Pay in advance avoids surprises on fees and makes drop off a breeze. Best prices too!
Cons: Car was a little older and not too fancy
Oct 15 2015
Pros: Pickup and drop off was simple and quick.
Cons: The car smelt like smoke which I found very annoying.
Oct 22 2015
Pros: Rental was clean and exactly as promised.
Cons: After flight delays and failures of the airport rental car shuttle system, it was a bit annoying to wait at the counter for 5 minutes and then have a simple checkin process extended to include verifying my auto insurance. From the curbside rental car shuttle til I had the key in the ignition it was 75 minutes.
Oct 23 2015
Excellent easy & fast
Pros: Great service, great rates and great first experience with NextCar!
Nov 14 2015
This is my new spot! I'm not going anywhere else
Pros: The customer service we liked and the speed in which we were given our vehicle.
Cons: The car' breaks needed to be serviced and were not. They weren't horrible but they needed to be looked at.
Nov 16 2015
Pros: It was a breeze. No lines, easy access to the car and no hassle or push to upgrade insurance or to a higher level of car. The employees were courteous and helpful.
Nov 16 2015
Pros: The service was good, the manager is great.
Cons: The car key was loose at the base when I picked up the car and I was not alerted that that could be a problem, Well, on my way back, as I fit in the key to the ignition, the base that was loose from the beginning broke off. When I returned the car, the attendant told me that I should call the manager the next day and that I will probably be charged $200.00 for the key. I told him that that will be very unfair because I did not do any damage to the key, it broke off on ignition. When I called the manager the second day to complain about it, he said that they have another key and that I should not worry. That was a very accurate judgement. It is a great thing for companies to have managers that make great judgements.
This was the first time renting car from them and I will do it again. Thank you Manager.
Nov 17 2015
Pros: Employee was friendly. Car was nice.
Cons: Only 1 employee at pickup time. Made process longer. Mostly frustrated that it 5ook the shuttle 45 minutes to pick us up from the airport and take to rental car facility. Plan accordingly.
Cons: A little slow at car pick up. Otherwise clean car, fast drop off.
Nov 4 2016
Pros: The gentleman that helped us polite, but that is about it!
Cons: First of all I reserved a luxury car. When we got there the gentleman offered us a dodge challenger for $20 extra. We agreed at first not really knowing what kind of car it was. When we got to the car, it was more like a low ride muscle car. It didn't have all the bells and whistle, not even leather seats (which I expected from a luxury vehicle). So when I went to switch the vehicle, he put me in a BMW 3 series which matched the description of a luxury car but still at the additional $20 price. At this time I wasn't going to argue with him, I just wanted to get in the car and go. It was a long day of traveling. We get to the BMW but it was an older model. It was riddled with dings and scratches all over the car. The lady at the check out even asked if we wanted to take this car out. Again, just note all the dings and marks and let us get on our way!! Driving out of the lot there were plenty of newer model luxury cars that could have been rented and not sure why we were charged an additional $20 per day for what we received (either car). Just not happy with the whole experience!
Nov 24 2015
Cons: Poor directions for getting from the rental pick up location at BWI airport to the interstates.
No one told me that I could have upgraded to satellite radio. I ended up buying a cd or two to off set what seemed to be listening to non stop commercials on FM.
Feb 16 2016
Cons: Though I requested for four wheel drive I received a car that was unsafe and times was skidding
I think this kind of Fiard escape car should've off your rental list on bad whether
Apr 12 2016
Pros: Very thrifty car--used very little gas. Only other choice was a Volkeswagon which I don't think you should even offer for rental given the emissions cheating scandal.
Cons: I'm not used to the +D- gearing, though I've driven manual and auto transmission cars. The car seemed to need to be "nudged" into each gear on the way up and sometimes down, by moving stick to + to go to the next gear. Seemed to take a bit of time and was distracting when merging onto freeways from interchanges.
Wish I had a note explaining it at the start when I got in during thunderstorm with 3 hr drive ahead!!
There were two major scratches in left side and no place on check in form to record them--I had attendant date and give her ID no.
Jun 23 2016
Ran out of cars
Cons: Had a reservation but no car - huh?
Aug 21 2016
poor handicap assessabilty
Pros: Long wait lines with standing over 20 minutes
Long walk from drop off almost couldn't walk back
Cons: Ride back less standing wait put handicap chair in line
Sep 16 2016
Everything thing was good
Pros: The pick up and drop was smooth and quick. The selection of cars was decent.
Cons: The car wasn't the cleanest on the inside. There were stains on both of the front two seats.
Nov 15 2016
Business as usual
Pros: I arrived, was directed to a spot, had my receipt processed immediately by a roving customer service rep. It went as it should.
Pros: The team in Baltimore at the airport facility for pickup and gate checkout was amazing.
1. The professional dress was such a pleasant surprise.
Outstanding and very refreshing!!!!
2. The friendliness, professionalism and courtesy was excellent. Far exceeds the other rental companies.
3. The car was very clean on the inside and out.
There were scratches but the walk around with the associate made me feel very comfortable and that I would not be held accountable to the scratches etc.
Cons: There wasn't a great volume of cars to choose from.
Aug 21 2016
Cons: seat sat very low and no way to raise it that I could tell
Oct 26 2016
Cons: The seat belt bell kept ringing even when we had all seat belts on passengers.
Nov 30 2016
Great experience with Enterprise
Pros: The pick up was smooth, quick and I had a good vehicle
Cons: The drop off was unorganized and no one ever greeted me. I had just leave my car there with the keys in it and hopes that was ok.
Dec 2 2016
Failure to honor reservation price
Pros: The personnel were professional.
Cons: Mislead about price. The reservation said $290 total including estimated taxes and fees. They offered an upgrade for $77 and we decided the extra room was worth it with our child's stroller to transport in addition to all out our baggage. The total was suddenly $580 including the upgrade. The personnel there said that the reservation quote did not include any taxes or fees and that airport costs were significant. Even after I showed them the email showing the reservation costs broken out and including taxes and fees. This felt like a bait and switch. We were stuck working with their new terms and of course no manager was around to escalate to. With a cranky toddler who had just flown 5 hours and 40 minutes already taking them to bring around the unwashed SUV, we caved and took their price.
Dec 5 2016
Overall a really good experience
Pros: Pick up and drop off were easy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. More personal service than any other rental place I've used. We got a brand new SUV that had just been driven into the garage, which was also very nice!
Cons: It's a little expensive, and also our car had not been taken out of test drive mode, so there was a dash light blinking the whole time and we couldn't set the clock. They offered us a free upgrade card for our next rental for the inconvenience.
Jan 9 2017
Pros: Great price for short notice.
Jan 20 2017
Pros: Everything went smoothly. I didn't even have a wait in line to pick up and saw the same person at drop off. I even had a choice of car. Everything was fine with the car. And it was nice to have a scraper and snow brush just in case. Friendly service. Appreciate the 24-hour cancellation policy, too.