Salem car rentals

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Salem, OR
May 26 — Jun 2
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Salem, OR
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Salem car rental information

Pick-up locationSalem
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations7
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Salem

Full-size SUV$100/day
Compact SUV$49/day
Intermediate SUV$53/day
Standard SUV$71/day
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Salem car rental reviews and directory

From $66/dayRated #1
Best rated
8 Excellent (33 reviews)
5 locations in Salem
Locations in Salem
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodSep 28 2021
Helpful, knowledgeable agents made it very easy to get jn and out of location quickly.
7.9 GoodAug 24 2021
Very nice car, clean, comfortable and ran well.
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Did not have a good experience overall.Better customer service and willingness to resolve issues.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2021
It was great all...nice car, nice people, great price, all great
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2020
all of the aboveInfinity G50 is a cheap car. I would have preferred a Jetta. But was in good working condition
8.0 ExcellentOct 10 2020
The pickup was extremely easy once it was my turn, did a quick walk around swiped my card and I was off. The young guy that got me going was very quick and polite.When the TV commercials say we'll pick you up that's true if you are already within walking distance anyway!!! The office is located on the edge of town, I live 13 miles away down a 55 mph state hwy, they wouldn't come pick me up because I was outside the 10 mile radius. The thing that really upset me is any place say 5-7 miles away in town would have taken as long or longer with lights and traffic!!!
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2020
The young Lady that helped us was very friendly, A customer Service all star!Everything went very well from pickup to drop off.
7.2 GoodJun 16 2020
The process of reserving the car and the car itself was easy.There was an issue when I dropped off the car in Helena. I will say that the empolyee, Gwen, who helped me from Albany was VERY helpful. She resolved the issue. I feel that the employee in Helena was also very kind and was just trying to do his job. The situation did cause me some stress, though.
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Emily was outstanding... She was kind and professional. She listened to my situation and offered me a solution that would work. I was very pleased with my rental.
5.2 OkayOct 7 2019
The rental company was closed when we dropped the car off and noticed that there was a sign posted that said we are liable for the car until the employees process the car back in. I’m not sure I agree with that statement. If I return the car to your lot I damaged and then someone else hits it returning another vehicle or it gets broken into, I should not be liable for those damages. Also, who’s to say that I’m not going to be charged for an additional day or hours because nobody is there to accept the keys?
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From $53/dayRated #2
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Salem
Locations in Salem
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2021
staff very helpful and friendly.I booked this car about a month from the pick up day vis priceline. however when I got there the price was not honor and the staff told me that priceline always missed up. I called priceline while I was there and the staff at priceline told me that priceline did not missed up and Hertz need to honor the price I have. Hertz did not honor the price insisted that priceline always missed up with the price and some times with the reservation. long story short I was stuck between priceline said and Hertz said. however Hertz staff was nice to lower the price down and let me drop the car in Portland instead of Salem.
6.0 GoodMay 17 2021
I liked most, the comfortability of the rental.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Yes ExtremelyNa
6.0 GoodApr 13 2021
It was not clean and it didn’t have water to clean the from window the key need a new battery so we buyed
8.8 ExcellentOct 26 2020
The Hertz Salem office staff were super friendly. Very nice people even though they were very busy at the time of pick up.To save time, the car could have been fueled ahead of my scheduled pick up time, and the windshield washer fluid could have been filled. I had to add a half gallon of washer fluid for my trip.
7.2 GoodOct 8 2020
Double check the gas in the vehicles. To what is on the computer and what they put on the stickers. This can avoid many issues and unsatisfied customers. Have designated parking spaced that say drop off. Or let you know where to park when your returning the vehicle.
4.8 OkaySep 18 2020
Staff was great. No complaints.I thought we were getting a small SUV or crossover. We were given a Toyota Corolla. I believe this 2019 car had a hole in its muffler. It sounded funny while accelerating.
2.0 MediocreJul 7 2019
I waited for over an hour for Hertz to tell me they couldn't even rent me the truck I pre-ordered because it had been in recall. Hertz did not tell me before hand or arrange a different truck. I had to get a ride to a different rental company.
6.4 GoodNov 3 2018
Friendly desk staff.Disrespectful pick up routine, took over 20 minutes with staff member repeating how much cleaning cost over and over as if i was some sort of frat boy. Car was damaged on pick up, so they don’t seem to fix them when something happens. Will not be back.
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2018
Best rental car business!Everything from pick up to drop off, amazing experience!If anything, a discount or free upgrade would be cool
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From $56/dayRated #3
8.2 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Salem
Locations in Salem
  • 8.2
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 7.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJun 2 2020
Upon picking up the rental, the lady was extremely polite and helpful. As well as the drop off.Cleaning windows is a chore, but the rear window on the inside was just a smearing of dirt.
6.4 GoodJul 4 2019
I wish the car was clean and ready for the next customer however that wasn’t the case, but the clerk adjust the fee, that was okay!
7.6 GoodMay 13 2017
Great priceCheaper to rent for a day then using Uber 2 timesWeird smell in car. Need better signage at the airport
7.2 GoodSep 6 2016
Great vehicle upgradeTried to give me a compact vehicle when I rented a full size, then told me It was their only car left and also tried to tell me that it WAS a full size vehicle. Manager immediately changed it when I told him what had happened.
4.4 OkayAug 22 2016
Not what I expectedThe ride overall was smooth and had a good amount of storage for what I needed.I had placed a Minivan rental for the day and was told that there would be one available only to go in and be given a Kia Sorento. When I asked the agent about the difference, he was both non-empathetic and unapologetic in giving me the replacement type of vehicle. He also did not to do anything to help me with an accommodation or to figure out how to compensate me for the issue. Further, the SUV he gave me had a near flat tire on it. When I brought it back in and told him about it, he attempted to shove my problem onto another employee and then let out a loud, audible sigh as if inconvenienced. He came back after making me wait for 10 minutes, handed me the keys and really did not even say anything in the way of an apology for the time it took to remedy the problem. I do not hold these issues against him personally but he had very poor customer service. Finally, the car had developed a very sour, funky smell that became a bit overpowering in the afternoon. I brought it to the airport agent's attention when I dropped it off and she noticed it as well.
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From $72/dayRated #4
8.2 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Salem
Locations in Salem
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
Easy pick up, easy drop off.Nothing
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
I had a reservation I booked online And got a confirmation. Upon arriving and talking with the agent there he let me know that he had no vehicle at the time available for the reservation, I asked for any other vehicles if he had available for replacement, he said he was totally out of vehicles and that he had two reservations that he did not have any cars for. On my way out a lady was entering as she was the other reservation. She came out and got in her rental and drive off. Agent there obviously lied, performed discrimination and so unprofessional. This is a multiple time same agent had done something like this. Other time he had out a rental that was very dirty. Crumbs on chairs and sticky door handles, open drinks and face masks on the floor. WOULD NOT RENT FROM THERE ANYMORE UNTIL THEY REMOVE THIS AGENT!!!DO YOUR JOB OR DON’T BE THERE. CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITIES.
5.6 OkayJul 9 2019
The vehicle was clean.The customer service from the BUDGET AGENT was poor, to say the least. Very rude people over the phone that make rude comments thinking we can’t hear it. Same thing during drop off at their location, I was planning to pay with my debit card my rental, and the agent says well you should’ve told me
9.6 ExcellentMar 31 2018
Ford explorerComfortable and unlimited miles, great for the family.Everything was great, a little pricey, but great.
8.0 ExcellentSep 5 2017
Quick ReturnReturning the car was simple and quick.
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2017
Reasonable one way price.
6.4 GoodAug 24 2017
Terrible customer service at Salem airport pickup/drop off.Indian man at counter made horrible mistakes which resulted in not just one but THREE credit cards having a hold for my rental charges...the only three cards I had on me. Had to have my wife Uber to the airport ($40) to bring me another card, as apparently the number/info won't work, he has to run it through his machine. Spent 2 hours trying to pick up a rental car at an airport that has zero customers. I was the only one there. I tried to extend my rental over the phone/online and was not allowed. I had to go back to the airport to turn in my car and rent another. Guess who was waiting at the counter? The Indian man. Guess who did the exact same thing to two credit cards even as I warned him he had done it previously? If renting a car in Salem, Oregon, do yourself a favor and go anywhere but Budget. This guy handles car and truck rentals for Budget and Avis. Steer clear.
9.2 ExcellentJul 9 2017
Road tripUsed car to help someone move so great to have cargo space without having to drive a truck. Lot of power.Car wasn't ready as reserved even though I arrived about 45 minutes past scheduled pickup time. Took it dirty, which was mostly on outside. Without us we'd manual was hard to find some things and confused by no gascap
8.0 ExcellentMay 12 2017
They had one car available on short notice (same day booking)
8.0 ExcellentSep 12 2016
The Ford Flex is a very comfortable vehicleThe car was not washed or cleaned on the inside when I picked it up in Salem. They did have the lot person take it around back to spray the car off, but it failed to remove the waterspots on the black car. Normally, not a big deal, but I was attending my daughter's wedding and would have preferred the car look better.
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1 location in Salem
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Top tips for renting a car in Salem

  • Salem offers numerous attractions for leisure and business travelers, which you can quickly attend using Salem car rental options. The Oregon State Fair is an annual event occurring every August to September, allowing you to navigate your rented vehicle within Salem to the Oregon State Fairgrounds on 17th Street. You can also drive about 13.7 miles from the city to the Oregon Garden along Silverton Road and unwind in the stunning botanical garden, particularly convenient and entertaining when you have family and kids.
  • Salem Municipal Airport, also called McNary Field, is stationed around 2 miles from Downtown Salem. The airport has a Budget Car Rental with numerous vehicle types outside the terminal, enabling you to select your itinerary's preferred choice. You can walk up to their counter across the lobby from the baggage claim and take a short walk to the car lot for selection. There are also non-airport car rentals in Salem, such as Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis, requiring some planning before arrival to ensure you can reach their offices within the city conveniently or to have your car delivered to the airport.
  • Salem has a busy road network, including Interstate 5, Oregon Route 22, and Oregon Route 99, which connects to Center Street and Marion Street. You can conveniently get around within or outside the city, making it ideal when having businesses or trips in neighboring regions. Salem has seen an increase in pedestrian accidents due to many people crossing against the pedestrian signal or at undesired locations. Notably, many drivers tend to over speed without yielding to pedestrians, so be watchful of at all times to guard against jaywalkers and other road users.
  • Most Salem residents begin their morning commute to work around 5am to 11am, with the peak congestion at about 8am. The evening rush hour generally starts early in the afternoon at approximately 2:30pm and gets especially packed on I-5 from the Wilsonville area due to commuters between Salem and Portland. You can avoid the stop-and-go traffic by attending to your tasks in the morning hours and have a flexible schedule in the afternoons to accommodate any delays.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Salem for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Salem at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Salem are around -45% cheaper than other car types, on average

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