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Palm Desert, CA
May 12 — May 19
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Palm Desert, CA
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Palm Desert car rental information

Pick-up locationPalm Desert
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations6
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Palm Desert

$43/dayEconomy
$43/dayCompact
$41/dayIntermediate
$55/dayStandard
$48/dayFull-size
$70/dayMinivan
$70/dayFull-size SUV
$52/dayPremium
$62/dayLuxury
$41/daySupplier choice
$50/dayIntermediate SUV
$54/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Palm Desert car rental reviews and directory

From $36/dayRated #1
Ace
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (34 reviews)
1 location in Palm Desert
Ace
Locations in Palm Desert
68150 Ramon Road+1 760 399 4227
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
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Cons: Had to wait a bit for the shuttle to reach the airport, but overall a good experience.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2018
Off airport, but fast and easyPros: The company was quick to pick us up from the airport and processed our rental in less than 5 minutes. We were on the road 6 minutes after arriving at their facility.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2018
Pros: Excellent service from the pickup to paperwork to cleanliness to dropoff. I'll come back to them again.
4.0 OkayOct 5 2017
Cons: Not at the airport
8.0 ExcellentSep 24 2017
Ace rentalPros: Clean car.Cons: Extra charge for airport drop-off.
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2017
Much better option than the places at the airportPros: No line .. they picked me up promptly & had me on the road in no time. No hassles, no problems. Had to extend 2x on the rental & had no problems. Have already recommended to 2 friends & would use again!
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2017
Pros: Picked us up at the airport and drove us to the rental car pickup right on time. Car was basically brand new and super clean. Staff was friendly. They drove us back to the airport when we dropped the car off. I would totally rent from them again!
8.0 ExcellentMar 2 2017
Honest reliable service and a good pricePros: Our car was pretty dinged up with scrapes and even what looked like cigarette burns on the seat. The vehicle had close to 40,000 miles on it. We initially didn't see a rock chip on the windshield because it was raining and we thought we would get hassled about it. We did not. They were honest about the chip being there when we picked up the car. The car ran well, the shuttle service to and from the airport was on-time and friendly and the price point for this vehicle was very good. We would use them again.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2017
Great service but it is located 10 minutes away frPros: Great service/price/car.Cons: Office not located at the airport. Have to get picked up by their van and drive about 10 minutes to their locating on the East Side of town.
2.0 MediocreJan 20 2017
Only open til 7PMPros: NothingCons: They called the morning of my flight to confirm my arrival. Told them I arrive at 6:45PM. They said call and they will pick me up. Flight was 20 min late and I call. No answer, no car. Had to wait in line at Palm Springs airport and rent another vehicle. They did not tell me they close at 7 and it might be iffy on their end. They knew my flight number and scheduled arrival time. Flight landed at 7:05PM and they did not care. They went home. DO NOT RECOMMEND
From $38/dayRated #2
Enterprise
7.9 Good (55 reviews)
4 locations in Palm Desert
Enterprise
Locations in Palm Desert
49499 Eisenhower Dr+1 760 564 7859
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
68350 E Palm Canyon Dr+1 760 328 9377
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
73088 Highway 111+1 760 341 4470
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
78385 Varner Rd Ste D+1 760 772 0281
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2021
Pros: The staff was great and my drop off was super easy.Cons: Couldn't get the bluetooth to work in the car
2.0 MediocreMay 1 2021
Pros: Did not have car I ordered. Tried to get me to take smaller car. I refused. Was given a hard time by salesman and then he went away. Tried to speak to manager, was ignored. Staff very unfriendly. I had to leave without a car. Was a disaster. I went to Avis and was treated as a customer should be. Rented a car to my choice for 2 weeks.Cons: more honest treatment of a customer. A manager that would listen to my problem. A less hostile attitude. Have used Enterprise in the past, would never use again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2021
Pros: Very easy!!! Beat experience.
2.0 MediocreMar 26 2021
Pros: They called the morning of to tell me they didn’t have any cars! I expect not to be charged!Cons: Horrible! They take your reservation. Then call and leave a message saying they have no cars!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
Pros: The location was closed when I arrived. I don't know why I was able to scheduled this pick up time when the office is closed. Great job kayak.Cons: Literally everything.
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2021
Cons: You guys booked me for a car that WAS NOT AVAILABLE...That, in plain, simple english...SUCKS...I will never use KAYAK for CAR RENTALS..EVER AGAIN
9.6 ExcellentNov 2 2020
Pros: Great Service. Charges were as expected and transparent. Vehicle in good condition. Required shuttle from airport, but shuttle was on time, safe driver, and convenient.
10.0 ExcellentJan 26 2020
Cons: Seat belt light was on
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2019
Pros: friendly staff. affordable rental. easy pick up and drop off.
8.0 ExcellentMar 4 2019
Cons: Dripped oil on my hosts concrete driveway. Not a pleasant experience with him over that. I think the service tech didn't wipe the oil from the cowling when the oil was changed. Otherwise a good experience with Enterprise
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From $26/dayRated #3
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (60 reviews)
2 locations in Palm Desert
Hertz
Locations in Palm Desert
67-777 East Palm Canyon #6+1 760 292 0133
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
74855 Country Club Dr.+1 760 568 6200
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 12 2021
Cons: Car was way below Hertz’ usual standards. May be due to car shortage but still disappointing
2.0 MediocreFeb 28 2020
Pros: The location was good.Cons: Horrible experience in Palm Desert Hertz. Terrible non-responsive customer service - Luis would never return a call, nor would the manager. Given a car with a smashed bumper and engine light on. Extra charges secretly added on. Go someplace else!
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2019
Cons: No vehicle was available at time of pick up. Ended up making other arrangements. Shouldn’t be able to reserve a vehicle if one is not available.
9.6 ExcellentJul 28 2019
Pros: Staff were friendly. Drop off was easy.Cons: The first car I picked up, I drove off and saw a "replace oil soon" light. It was reset but back on with restart. Staff was going to show me how to reset light each time. Sounds like a sensor issue. Got upgrade to SUV and it was a dream trip to Vegas via Mojave Desert.
9.2 ExcellentApr 22 2019
Cons: I had to walk a long way for pick up and drop off since it was at a large resort. Other than that, it was excellent.
9.6 ExcellentApr 20 2019
Pros: Drop off was easy!Cons: They never answer the phone. Other than that, everything was great!
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2019
Pros: Yes
4.8 OkayMar 27 2019
Cons: They gave me a mini van when I reserved a different car. I would have had to wait an additional 45 minutes for the car I reserved after I had already waited 30 minutes. I complained but they didn’t care. I won’t use Hertz again.
7.2 GoodJan 17 2019
Cons: Pick up location really hard to find. Was tucked behind large resort hotel.
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2018
Excellent service by personnel .Pros: Friendliness and attention to customer needs.Cons: No problem with any aspect of my experience at this location .
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From $40/dayRated #4
Budget
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Palm Desert
Budget
Locations in Palm Desert
74-881 Hovley Lane East+1 760 776 9565
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2020
Pros: The drop off was a bit complicated since the Budget airport location is closed. Fortunately the Avis people found us and checked in the car. They were all very nice at pick up and drop off
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2020
Pros: Pickup and dropoff was easy, and the car was clean when I got itCons: nothing! The car was clean when I got it, the service was top notch, the return was seamless. nothing else I could ask for in a rental agency, you have my business next time!!!
2.4 MediocreAug 20 2019
Pros: Not too muchCons: Service of counter personnel. Car windows where smeared and cloudy.
8.4 ExcellentMay 13 2017
Pros: Was very good at pick up, and drop off , close to the airport, and the shuttle is convenientCons: They charge you too much for gas, almost more than I paid for the car rental, i used only quarter of tank, and they charged me $70. There is no specific way to measure the gas used, whatever the person who check the car decide what to pay, so I recommend to put gas before the drop off
From $35/dayRated #5
Avis
6.1 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Palm Desert
Avis
Locations in Palm Desert
74-881 Hovley Lane East+1 760 346 7429
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.3
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2021
Cons: They didn’t have any cars to rent!
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2021
Cons: Car was not available!!
6.0 GoodMar 2 2019
Pros: Pick up was fine, quick. EasyCons: Drop off was poorly done, understaffed
8.4 ExcellentFeb 16 2019
Pros: Staff- they were uber understaffed but the gal there smiled and handled all the grumpy people. She was accommodating.Cons: More employees at peak dates
2.0 MediocreOct 25 2018
Cons: Car was filthy. Bloody Kleenex in side pocket. Could not see out of windows.
2.0 MediocreAug 27 2017
No car availablePros: NothingCons: No response, no car available and no help.
2.0 MediocreJun 28 2017
Pros: Was able to secure a same day reservation through Kayak with ease when my car broke down.Cons: At Avis, manager said there were no cars available for my reservation. Said next time, I needed to plan further ahead. I explained I was renting out of neccessity not pleasure. He seemed put out by the fact that I needed a car. I cancelled and went elsewhere.
6.4 GoodAug 16 2016
Steering was offPros: 4 door, plenty of space, the pickup dropofff associate was very nice and efficient.Cons: On the freeway, the car drove very oddly. It was hard to keep the car straight; something with the steering or tires? There were moments when I was extremely uncomfortable on narrow stretches of high speed freeways. I explained to the associate upon dropoff and he attributed it to the size of the car. However, I have rented many economy sized cars and never felt that before. In the end, I would come back again to Avis but be more selective by test driving the car first.
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Palm Desert
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Palm Desert
74855 Country Club Dr.
Recent reviews
178 travelers who rented a car in Palm Desert gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Palm Desert

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Palm Desert

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Palm Desert

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Palm Desert for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Palm Desert at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Palm Desert are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Palm Desert

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

  • On average a rental car in Palm Desert costs $44 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($43/day), Hertz ($54/day) and Avis ($70/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 74855 Country Club Dr. 92260 (3 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Palm Desert is Enterprise (8.1, 70 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Palm Desert is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Palm Desert.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Palm Springs airport include Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Palm Springs airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Ace, and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Palm Desert costs $30 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Palm Desert costs $38 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Palm Desert costs $39 per day, on average.

  • In Palm Desert, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 74855 Country Club Dr. (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Palm Desert costs $311 per week ($44 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Palm Desert costs $1,334 per month ($44 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!).