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Princeville, Kaua'i, HI
Nov 2 — Nov 9
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Princeville, Kaua'i, HI
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From $61/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (135 reviews)
1 location in Princeville
Alamo
Locations in Princeville
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 25 2021
The check in/out employees were very friendly. The car interior was dirty with a layer of dust over everything, and the floors were poorly vacuumed.
4.0 OkayOct 21 2021
When I went to pick up the car at the Lihue Airport on Kauai on Sunday October 10th at 1:30 PM HST, the Alamo staff screwed up the contract three times. They first failed too hand me a written contract before sending me to find the car. Then, they took 20 minutes to come up with a contract with $1,877 estimated total charges, which was roughly $500 higher than the correct total of $1,344 based on the reservation I had made on line at Alamo{s website over a month earlier. After I pointed out the error, they took another 20 minutes to produce a contract showing $2,880 estimated total charges! I then asked the Alamo staff to let me speak to their manager. He acknowledged the series of errors and apologized for the long delay, and took another 15 minutes to produce a contract with $1,366 in estimated total charges. By that point, my family and I had been sitting in the car at the exit gate. A few hours later,I discovered that they had put both a $2,880 and a $1,877 pending charge on my credit card. When I attempted to call several times between 3:30 and 4 PM for an explanation, I was unable to have my calls answered by a live person rather than recordings, none of which provided an option to talk to someone about a billing issue. I finally reached someone at Alamo{s national 800 numbers, who promised to have an answer from a live person at Alamo{s airport se tal office call me in the morning. The person who called me understood the problem but explained that the $2,880 pending charge had been removed, but said he couldn’t correct the other $1,877 pending charge without deleting the old contract and creating a new one. I had him confirm that he had put a note in your system about the error, and guaranteed that I would not be charged more than $1,344 as long as I returned the car on time without any damage. About 24 hours later, both pending charges had been removed from my credit card, and I was indeed charged only $1,344 when I returned the car at approximately 10:15 AM on Sunday October 20th. Although everything worked out in the end, I am still dumbfounded by the inability of the seemingly completely inexperienced and incompetent Alamo staff at Lihue Airport that day (except for the manager) to produce a contract that was correct and conformed to the reservationI had made on-line over a month earlier.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2021
The pick-up and drop-off was very easy. The staff was friendly, and so far, I have not seen any surprise charges. Although I wish the full price were cheaper, it was the cheapest option I had found in Lihue. Will definitely use Alamo again!
10.0 ExcellentOct 2 2021
The front desk gentleman that helped us was so very helpful and so efficient helping us find the best value for our trip! I wish I knew his name but he went above and beyond to give us a great fast experience!
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2021
We elected for the "suppliers choice" when booking to get the cheapest rate because of the rental car shortage. We weren't expecting much, but had the choice of any minivan or truck on the lot. We chose a fairly new Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab truck that had less than 2000 miles on it... Sweet!
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2021
Car's a/c system was erratic. Cleanliness was a little lacking. The pick up and drop off was excellent and staff was very friendly, courteous, and helpful. Price is way up for what you rent but I was afforded a bigger vehicle which I'm grateful for.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2021
Solid all around.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2021
Do pre check if possible that way you can skip the line and go to the kiosk.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2021
Pick up and drop off was seamless. Vehicle was in great condition. Staff were very helpful and courteous.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
The staff were very friendly and the pickup and drop off were easy and fast.
From $42/dayRated #2
Budget
7.6 Good (105 reviews)
1 location in Princeville
Budget
Locations in Princeville
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2021
Well organized. Rate established. Staff pleasant and cooperative.
3.9 MediocreSep 17 2021
They need more staff at Budget and staff was very rude. Never had an experience like that in 9 trips to HI. They supposedly upgraded the car from a compact to a Camaro convertible. The car rode like a truck even though it had 10,000 miles on it. The prices were extremely high for rentals as well. Not a good experience.
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2021
Value for $? It was Hawai’i during a rental shortage so I get it, but doesn’t mean I liked it. Supply and demand…
3.9 MediocreSep 11 2021
Bait and switch on the quoted price
1.9 HorribleSep 9 2021
The customer service was horrible from beginning to end. The wait at the airport for the shuttle was 4 times longer than every other rental car company. The service once arriving at the rental center was incredibly slow. I was in line over an hour and there were only 6-7 parties in front of me. 2-3 employees working the counter didn’t appear to run into any snags, just worked slowly and no sense of urgency. More importantly the car was very worn, not clean or sanitized and truthfully felt unsafe
1.9 HorribleSep 8 2021
Was charged double what other competitors were offering! Not happ and never returning!
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2021
Rental prices still too high in Kaua'i. My Kia Rio shouldn't cost more than my roundtrip from Boston! That said, I got a decent price the day of my arrival and was able to switch while at the counter. Staff was extremely helpful!
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2021
Great Aloha from the team working desk
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2021
Everything was good.
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2021
Sonny, the person who helped me with my rental was great and had me heading out the door to my rental in no time. Returning my rental was equally efficient. great customer service!
Rated #3
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (48 reviews)
2 locations in Princeville
Enterprise
Locations in Princeville
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodAug 27 2021
No pick up @ the airport , you have too call a cab
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2021
The Lihue offsite of airport Enterprise rental was really helpful and staff knowledgeable and friendly. The cost was considerably less than rentals at airport and we were able to drop off car at Enterprise airport location on weekend for our departure from Lihue.
7.9 GoodAug 6 2021
The pickup location was off-site. This was not made clear. Getting to the lot was difficult and time consuming. Once there, the staff was great and helpful, upgrading us without cost when our car was not available.
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
EXCELLENT SERVICE! THANK YOU
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2021
Staff was friendlyIf you offered an airport shuttle
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
Staff was wonderful. Car was clean and ready for pick up.Location is NOT at airport - there is NO shuttle. Uber / Lyft are NOT readily available. Must rely on taxi, which is hit or miss from the airport. I had to walk the 1.8 miles from the airport to get to Enterprise before it closed.
9.6 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Car was a little hard to get into.
10.0 ExcellentJun 4 2019
Check in staff rocked. Super easy drop off.
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
This Lihue location was fast, helpful and easy.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 11 2019
Agents that I talked to were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely book at the Marriott again, very easy.nothing, everything worked out great. We had the car for a month and no problems at all.
From $43/dayRated #4
Advantage
Most popular
7.7 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Princeville
Advantage
Locations in Princeville
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.6 OkayApr 29 2019
They tried to charge us $50 for returning a Jeep with the roof down despite never having informed us this is an activity that we would be charged for. Either inform us or don’t charge.
6.0 GoodJul 5 2017
The front desk is very mean
9.2 ExcellentJul 1 2017
Friendly staff, awesome Wrangler for tripGot a brand new car in minutes and drop-off was just as easy.
8.8 ExcellentMay 19 2017
Best valueFriendliness of staffNothing
9.6 ExcellentMay 7 2017
Service as it should be.Fast and courteous service, clean vehicle, good priceReceived a Jeep Renegade as an upgrade. Some quirky controls, but we liked the high clearance and 4WD.
2.0 MediocreMar 5 2017
They scam you into an upgrade....beware!They were friendly while they apologize for giving your car away and only having to "upselled" you.They will give your car "away" if you are running late and then only have higher end vehicles that they upsell you on. Happened to several people, seems like a pattern-even though you have a non-refundable deposit -they will give your car away if an hour later than time you designate. Class action anyone?
8.0 ExcellentJan 18 2017
fast efficient pick-up and drop-off.high mileage car getting a bit worn out for a rental.
2.8 MediocreJan 3 2017
Understaffed with old dirty carsIt took 45 minutes to check-in. The car has 38,000 miles and the interior was dirty. The car also made a bad news upon excelerating.
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2016
Fast, friendly, clean, and a bang for your buck.The whole experience was easier than I thought. Paid online and checked into the rental place. Mentioned my name for the reservation and less than 10 minutes I was out the door in an island car ready for my trip/vacation.
9.6 ExcellentDec 7 2016
Good car, clean and as requested.Check in is somewhat slow because the plane dumps a lot of customers and they have only two people on the desk and the paperwork takes about 10 minutes. But that might not be avoidable.
From $35/dayRated #5
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.9 Good (74 reviews)
1 location in Princeville
Payless
Locations in Princeville
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayAug 22 2021
The wait to get the car was very long and hot. The car we got was filthy, with windows that would not stay clean due to the gross windshield wipers. The streaks made for very unsafe driving at times. On the plus side, my agent was the friendliest, most amazing person who seemed to make everything okay. I think he name was Alila.
1.9 HorribleAug 7 2021
It was a crazy experience! They couldn’t find keys to cars, other cars were out of service. They didn’t have any cars available in my category (even though my reservation was made months before). They offered me a larger vehicle (Chrysler 300) that was a gas guzzler & it wasn’t clean. But I have to say it was comfortable & had a lot of power.
1.9 HorribleAug 4 2021
Had to wait over an hour to do paperwork
1.9 HorribleJul 8 2021
After a 10 hour overnight flight for our honeymoon, no one was working the Payless counter when we arrived - they literally just didn't show up for work that day. Totally unacceptable. Another rental car company had to loan one of their cars to Payless in order for us to leave with a car. Terrible experience. If I could give 0 stars I would... Keep in mind we booked and prepaid in full several months in advance.
1.9 HorribleJul 6 2021
Waited in line for the car for >2hrs, mostly outside in the heat. The car I got was much worse than the one I booked and was not clean. Horrible experience.
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2021
Staff was mostly friendly.The company needed more service agents. We waited in line for over an hour for our rental. We were 8th in line.
8.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
The drop-off attendant was very friendly and helpful, and got us checked out quickly.The counter person (at pick-up), was not very friendly, and was difficult to understand. I wasn't given the opportunity to inspect the car - he just handed be empty damage assessment tried to get rid of me. When I insisted on the inspection, he tore off the top page of the form, so there would be no duplicate, and sent me off to fill it out on my own. The car, not the one we we ordered, was well-worn, with lots of chips and scratches and tiny dents, so I filled the card completely. When I brought it back in to verify the issues, he tried to send me away again. But when I complained that there was no official record of the existing damages, he put his initials on the form I had, claiming that would be enough, and waved me off again. Once he'd gotten my credit card info, and had given me the keys, he only seemed interested in trying to get rid of me. Not at all a pleasant experience.
6.0 GoodJun 15 2021
The drop off was super easy.Understaffing at the counter meant that we waited in line for two hours to pick the car. To cover up the fact that they did not have the compact car that we reserved they pushed us to take a convertible with no rear folding seats so we could not fit a surf board in the car. The agent did not mention this even when we asked if a surfboard would fit in the car.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2021
No, they were not Helpful with the vehicle could not hold for us Flight delay
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Price and valueWait time wa horrendous. 3 hours to pick up a rental car is ridiculous especially with a reservation made many months in advance
Rated #6
National
9.4 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Princeville
National
Locations in Princeville
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2021
I liked the ease of pick up; I was allowed to go out and choose any car on a particular row that was in the category I had reserved. I wasn't given any high-pressure treatment, trying to get me to upgrade to something I didn't need or buy an unnecessary insurance policy Then it was just a matter of looking the car over for any scratches and proceeding out to our destination. The return was equally straightforward. I applaud the company for this most appreciated streamlined approach!
9.6 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Our experience was great. We were upgraded to a vehicle that best suited our needs at no cost.
8.8 ExcellentJan 2 2019
OverpricedCar was fine staff was fast.4 days cost more than bringing it back & getting an upgrade for a week separately. Together price would have been $1500. Separately (2 reservations rather than 1) was $580 & $340. Ridiculous.
8.8 ExcellentNov 27 2016
Good experiencePick up and drop off went very smoothly. SUV was adequate and handled the island's roads very well. We had a late arriving flight and the office stayed open past normal hours to accommodate our reservation.Expected a RAV4 - got a Hyundai SUV instead. Not a big deal though.
Elita Rent A Car
1 location in Princeville
Elita Rent A Car
Locations in Princeville
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Hertz
1 location in Princeville
Hertz
Locations in Princeville
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Sunnycars
1 location in Princeville
Sunnycars
Locations in Princeville
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462 travelers who rented a car in Princeville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Princeville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Advantage

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$55/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Princeville

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Car rental insurance in Princeville

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Princeville 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 Princeville.

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 Princeville car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Princeville

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Princeville for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Princeville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Princeville

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

  • On average a rental car in Princeville costs $55 per day.

  • The average gas price in Princeville is $3.67 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $59, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Princeville.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Lihue airport include Thrifty, Advantage, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Payless, Enterprise, Avis and National.

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

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

  • A Full-size car rental in Princeville costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Princeville, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 3250 Hoolimalima Place (19 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Princeville costs $387 per week ($55 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Princeville costs $1,657 per month ($55 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!).