Santa Fe car rentals

Santa Fe car rentals

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Santa Fe, NM
Dec 1 — Dec 8
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Santa Fe, NM
Wed 12/1
Wed 12/8

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Santa Fe car rental information

Pick-up locationSanta Fe
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations10
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Santa Fe

Intermediate SUV$71/day
Standard SUV$72/day
Supplier choice$73/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Santa Fe car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Best rated
7.7 Good (74 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Locations in Santa Fe
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2021
I felt threatened by an employee and cancelled my reservation after calling customer service. In all fairness employee was alone cleaning a previously returned car, garage door open so I went in. No note on office door that they were closed and employee was sole person on site. I knocked strongly on window and door frame of passenger side, called out, went around side repeating loud noises, rapping and finally lightly touched employee's shoulder-this employee was vacuuming with head phones and totally unaware of any external movement, noise, customer which in retrospect I feel puts themselves is possible danger. Employee reacted with a start, pointed finger close to my face demanding I leave the premises. I had previously tried to contact Avis to extend reservation but only received robot calling which was impossible to accommodate me. It is a terrible system when one needs a person to help and there is no answer even during afternoon. I was a bit shaken and choose not to rent from Avis in any near future. Neither customer service or Kayak due to mechanical answering machines cannot provide service in such a situation.
2.0 MediocreNov 11 2021
No cars available!!
2.0 MediocreOct 22 2021
The car pickup appointment was for noon. When we arrived at 12:15pm the owner refused to speak to us as he locked up his office. He totally ignored us as we knocked on the door and eventually walked out to his car and told us there was nothing he could do because the office closed at noon. Pick up time and office closing was in direct conflict with each other. The owner did not apologize or offer alternatives. He told us to “come back tomorrow.”
1.9 HorribleOct 7 2021
I was told I would pay $56.04 in grand total. This is what I signed, this is what I agreed to. However, I was charged over 3x that! I have tried to fight this with Avis and they refuse to help. My credit card company sides with Avis. Apparently, this is in the fine print. They are able to change fees at any given time and there is nothing you can do about it. This is theft!
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
Check in at the Albuquerque airport was very easy as was drop off. Little to no waiting, very good customer service. Got a choice of cars in the class I rented. Happy with the experience.
5.9 OkaySep 17 2021
Reseeved car class was unavailable when I arrived at requested time for pickup. Staff was unfriendly, no greeting other than 'Give me a second' to proceed with data entry task.
3.9 MediocreAug 26 2021
Unfriendly at check in . Car starter fob showed low battery at check in. Told to go to airport location to change or call roadside assistance, nothing they could do about it. Me xt morning fob failed and couldn’t use car for the morning until we got new battery at Batteries plus. At return asked for reimbursement for battery and credit for 4 hrs non use and inconvenience. Basically told bad luck. Will NEVER use Avis again.
1.9 HorribleAug 18 2021
Showed up at 4:15pm because my flight was delayed. Two people were still inside but they wouldn't give me the car I reserved because they closed at 4pm (covid, ugh). I told them I was driving 90 minutes away and didn't want to spend 3 hours the next day coming back to get the car. They didn't care.
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2021
Your accommodation of my need to change my reservation time/Courteous service throughout
7.9 GoodAug 7 2021
pick-up took a very long time -- I think the office was short-staffed. Drop-off was splendid and quick.
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From $37/dayRated #2
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (95 reviews)
4 locations in Santa Fe
Locations in Santa Fe
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 29 2021
Let's see, we were given a car with a tire problem and an oil leak. The morning after, we drove the 25 minutes back to the airport to inform them of this problem. Couldn't care less. "Couldn't see leak" and threw some air in the clearly leaked tire. (It went to emergency pressure twice after being filled twice). The second day, we drove back to the airport. Mind you, this is 25 minutes there and 25 minutes back EACH TIME. The guy was like "I'm so glad we could give you a different vehicle." Again, couldn't really care less. Second vehicle thankfully didn't have problems. Would NOT rent from these idiots again.
5.9 OkayOct 15 2021
1. The agent was great. However, while in the office to get the reservation, I learned how poorly Hertz is assisting the agents in getting the cars to us - no support behind the scenes! It took nearly 30 minutes or more, and I was the only one in the office. The agents are frustrated with Hertz. 2. The SUV was not exactly what we reserved, but we made due. we reserved a vehicle for 6 with appropriate luggage space. It held 6 but did not have luggage space. I realize cars/SUVs are difficult to get right now but I did reserve this months in advance and paid a high price for the right one. Hertz didn't follow thru correctly and did not notify me about this failure to provide the correct reserved vehicle.
1.9 HorribleAug 31 2021
Their office at the airport was closed when we got there around 7pm in the evening. They didn't leave the key (or any info) with the Avis person who was still there and didn't answer any phonecalls.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2021
Car was ready and no wait to pick up.
5.9 OkayAug 2 2021
The service at pickup could have been faster. I had to wait about 10-15 minutes to get counter help. The service at drop-off could also have been better there were no envelopes in the drop off box and it seemed very unsecure.
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2021
Can't complain about the santa Fe staff because I never met any of them. Had to cancel and get car out of ALBQ airport.Hertz charged me a $100 cancellation fee, although I was renting another Hertz vehicle, for the same amount of time, out of different airport.
8.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
We were able to keep the car longer for a reasonable price. Thank you.The ability to pick up the car. Our flight was delayed & there was not an effort made for us to be able to pick up the car before closing at the extraordinary time of 5pm. In the end, we had an extra $30 in Lyft fees to get the car at the airport the next day. Not a great way to start this rental.
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2021
nobody knew how to cancel reservation. Hertz sent me to priceline; priceline sent me to hertzstaff knowing how to handle a reservation
2.0 MediocreOct 11 2020
Never saw themThey could have had a car that I reserved.
7.2 GoodAug 3 2020
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From $41/dayRated #3
9.1 Excellent (27 reviews)
2 locations in Santa Fe
Locations in Santa Fe
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2020
I wasn't aware there was an additional deposit fee for the rental -- if there was information or details about this it wasn't noted or highlighted enough to inform my decision/commitment of renting from here
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2020
Fast service; friendly, efficient staffGreat experience - they did everything right.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2020
The staff was very nice, gave me some clorox wipes to clean up the car (even though it was already very clean, it was just to be sure). Enterprise is also waiving the normal fee to drop the car in a different location, which was incredibly helpful.It was great, no problems.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2018
Enterprise takes care of BusinessWell staffed office knows you are there to get your car and scoot. Manager even introduced himself...very professional. With the great Kayak deal it was a win-win.
10.0 ExcellentMay 27 2018
Beautiful upgradeNew Car
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2018
Quick and easy, very freindly
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2018
Enterprise: excellent car rental experienceQuick, easy, best price.. and I was lucky to have a new car (less than 100 miles on odometer!)None
8.0 ExcellentMar 29 2017
good value, mechanical problem with car, long waitCar performed well and was clean. Great value for 1 way rentalCar was smaller than I was expecting Right headlamp not adjusted properly Long wait to pickup the car
10.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2017
Very customer focused, very helpful and willing to go the extra distance for you.Return was difficult due to my lack of attention to return location hours of operation. The manager explained a local security issue regarding the use of after hours drop box that precludes the local area offices from using this option. After hours drop will improve in the Santa Fe area as an airport location is due to open soon (they have the concession rights, just waiting on the airport to move on execution of new lease/concession.
10.0 ExcellentJan 6 2017
What an amazing team--they were so considerate, generous, professional, prompt, and courteous. Give them all a raise. Seriously!Nothing to say here--everything was awesome.
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From $40/dayRated #4
7.1 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Santa Fe
Locations in Santa Fe
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodOct 7 2021
Would be nice if there was transport to and from airport
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
No problems. Car ran well and people at Budget were friendly. Price was as quoted
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2021
We got to the Santa Fe airport at 5:25 pm local time. When we called about picking up our car, we were told the office had closed at 5 pm and we could not get the car. So we had to rent a car from someone else.How about staying open during reasonable business hours? Closing at 5 pm for an airport rental car service? Are you serious? But if you can't be open during reasonable business hours, how about advising us in advance what the closing time is? Overall, have to give you guys a POOR rating.
4.4 OkayOct 23 2020
The car was good.They overcharged me. They said the cost was $571 and then charged me for an extra day for no reason.
4.0 OkaySep 19 2020
The guy we picked up fromThe guy we dropped off to
9.6 ExcellentAug 1 2019
The location and staff were great!It all was great!
9.2 ExcellentJun 9 2018
Good one way rentalHelpful staff Car ran well except cruise controlCruise control did not work Selected car was not available; had to pay more for upgrade
2.0 MediocreJul 11 2017
OK - not an upscale place, but ok.
2.0 MediocreJun 7 2017
I showed up to the rental car location around 12:30PM. The location closed at 12:00PM! Nobody called to tell me and the hours of the location were not listed on my reservation. It was such a disappointing experience and it ruined my plans for the afternoon.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2017
Efficient, courteous and effective service.Small but efficient franchise. Service personnel were efficient, courteous, and friendly. Car and paperwork ready when I arrived. In and out in 5 minutes. Good car, clean, low mileage, full tank.Who could ask for anything more! I'm happy to recommend this location.N/A. It was all good.
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1 location in Santa Fe
Locations in Santa Fe
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221 travelers who rented a car in Santa Fe gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Car rental insurance in Santa Fe

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe.


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 Santa Fe car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Santa Fe

  • As the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe has lots to offer tourists. Along with historical attractions like Loretto Chapel and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, there are a number of theatrical performances and concerts held at the Santa Fe Opera House. If you have a rental car, you might also enjoy a drive along the Turquoise Trail for nice scenery and the opportunity to shop at a variety of antique and boutique stores.
  • Many major airlines, including Delta and American, fly in and out of Santa Fe Regional Airport. It offers numerous amenities and services for passengers including car rental services. Located in the baggage claim area, car rental offices for Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz can be found here.
  • When driving in Santa Fe, you should be aware that there are several traffic cameras in and around the city. Via these cameras police look for drivers who exceed the speed limit or run lights, so drive with caution. Additionally, the sun in Santa Fe can be blinding, especially in the summertime. Be sure to have your sunglasses handy.
  • Rush hour is really not that bad in Santa Fe. Many workers do commute from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for work, however; so I-25 (the route between these two cities) is often the busiest. The morning commute begins early (around 6:30 a.m.) and continues through 8 a.m. In the evening, traffic slows down between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Santa Fe for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santa Fe at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santa Fe are around 11% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Santa Fe are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

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