Book Thrifty car rentals in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL
Aug 18 — Aug 25
Same drop-off
St. Petersburg, FL
Thu 8/18
Thu 8/25


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Reviews for Thrifty in St. Petersburg

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Pros:Didn't have the full-size car we requested, but was upgraded to full-size SUV.Cons:Pickup at airport was horrendous. No counter or signs, had to inquire at information booth. They gave me a slip of paper and said I had to call to request a shuttle pickup. They also said, "Don't leave a message, they won't respond. Just keep calling". After trying to reach them for more than 20 minutes (their automated system kept sending me to numbers that were disconnected or mailboxes were full), I finally reached someone. It was then another 10 minutes for the shuttle to get to the airport, 10 minutes to get to the off-site rental location (in the lobby of the Holiday Inn). Wasn't the most pleasant, relaxing start to our vacation. Lots of better options at this airport!Reviewed Jan 4 2020
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Pros:The staffs were friendly and they treat us good. I had no issues with them except they haven’t mentioned me abou the toll program. But I have handled it in different way.Cons:The inside of the car was vacuumed but still dirty with some foot marks on dash board and all. The out side wasn’t looking that impressive too. First place i been to from pickup was to a quick car wash. But it wasn’t that bad though. However i made a car wash before I dropped it because that may help the next customer.Reviewed Oct 27 2019
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Pros:Staff wasn’t very friendly but they were mildly helpful. The car they gave me at first reeked of cigarettes and had a warped tire so I asked for another car. Staff seemed annoyed that I inspected the vehicle before driving off, but honored my request for another car.Reviewed Oct 5 2019
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Pros:The staff was accommodating.Cons:The quality of the car was poor. There was an annoying front end rattle and I was not able to pair my phone to the blue tooth system.Reviewed Sep 30 2019
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Pros:I got a free upgradeReviewed Jun 11 2019
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Pros:not much, other than the drop-off was conveniently located at airportCons:website advertised pick-up was by shuttle but didn't mention it was off-site, pick-up was located at a Holiday Inn a couple of miles from the airport. The total charge to my credit card was about $32 more than what they said it would be, and there was no SunPass, was told to avoid toll roads!Reviewed Jan 27 2019
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They did not carePros:Nothing to like since they never showed up with their shittleCons:There was no shuttle at the airport. The number to call did not answer. Left multiple messages, called headquarters. Got the run-around theough several people. Then was past the closing time of the local office. It was a pathetic show of customer service. I ended up walking to the AVIS counter and had a car in 5 min.Reviewed Jul 15 2018
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Cons:They andwered the phone saying we would be picked up in 10-minutes - they never showed I rented a car from Ace Rental who provided outstanding service Thrifty -never again!Reviewed May 18 2018
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Pay the fee for airport rental!Cons:Even though my family and I had made arrangements to drop the car off at the "nearby" location to the airport at a specific time, transportation to the terminal wasn't provided because we didn't "schedule" a shuttle. Funny how it was there when we arrived but not available when we left...Reviewed Apr 29 2018
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I will never rent from this location againPros:NothingCons:1 off site 2 picked up in unmarked van 3 employees wearing uniform for a different company 4 no one at rental desk at 8am when I dropped it off 5 Had to have Holiday Inn shuttle take me to airport or else I would have needed to take a cab sign said they would be back in 25 minutes add that to check out time and then having them take me to airport you are looking at having to drop car off 1 hour before you want to get to the airport... I will never rent from this Thrifty location againReviewed Apr 19 2018
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Not too much customer servicePros:Driver to and from airport was very friendly and courteous.Cons:Took a good 20 minutes for courtesy van to pick me up. Driver did apologize, saying traffic lights were very long. No one came out of building to check around the car with me. I was sent out alone into the parking lot to look for a red car in space 8. I didn't see a red car so I went back inside; the gentleman said oh it's a silver car. The woman ahead of me (same flights so same time) paid $20 less than I did. When I asked to be given that deal, he said oh that's Dollar. Same counter, same office: no offer to match the price. The car I was given was very nice, though.Reviewed Apr 11 2018
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Cons:Had to wait more than one hour past the pickup scheduled time because minivan wasn't ready. You breached your promise to have car available and delayed customer. Very poor serviceReviewed Apr 2 2018
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in St. Petersburg?

3535 Ulmerton Road, Thrifty car rentals


3535 Ulmerton Road


Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00


+1 727 573 1507

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