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Pick-up location Sarasota
Rental locations 19
Airport locations 12

Sarasota car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Alamo
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6893
Monday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2016
Alamo refused to honor my booking
Pros: They clearly just overbook and accept every booking even so they don't have the cars if everybody show up. Then they lie to you at the desk. Really bad experience. No car. I booked Avis next door for more money but better and more reliable service
Cons: They clearly just overbook and accept every booking even so they don't have the cars if everybody show up. Then they lie to you at the desk. Really bad experience. No car. I booked Avis next door for more money but better and more reliable service
8.8 Excellent
27 Aug 2016
Cons: The drop off zone is not easy to find be cause of the signalisation chiche id not efficient In Miami airport
9.2 Excellent
5 Sep 2016
Easy friendly pickup
Pros: The counter guy was friendly efficient and helpful . Car was close to terminal great especially in the heavy rain. Return couldn't have been easier
Cons: It was all good
10.0 Excellent
30 Sep 2016
Pros: easy return
7.6 Good
27 Jan 2017
overcharge caught
Cons: I filled my rental car's gass tank before dropping it at the Punta Gorda airport. I noted i was charged for gas on my receipt. It was reversed but now I am uncertain if this was a means of inflating charges.
10.0 Excellent
16 Jul 2016
Quickly got me on my way
Pros: Again another friendly and professional agent. Got me checked back in real fast.
10.0 Excellent
28 Aug 2016
Pros: Price and speed of service
Cons: You don't offer a 1/2 tank fuel option
10.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2016
Rental car to get me from SRQ to TPA.
Pros: Cordial counter representative. Fast response. Relatively quick check-out process.
Cons: Cars are across the street from the main terminal at SRQ and with the construction at the airport, it was a bit unsettling.
10.0 Excellent
30 Sep 2016
Drop off at TPA excellent
Pros: Drive right to an attendant, they hand u ur final bill and then u walk to terminal. Took less than 5 min & they was 3 cars coming in for retention at one time.
8.8 Excellent
1 Oct 2016
Pros: Easy pickup, short walk to vehicle. The staff was courteous, and explained the early drop off so we had no questions or issues.
Cons: The scare sell of insurance. I bought insurance online before the trip, so felt I was covered, but then got the bit about that insurance not being recognized by the rental agency, only theirs. How convenient. I have what I need, but you try to sell me something else that's 3X as expensive.
Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.9 Good (41 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Hertz
Locations in Sarasota
5225 S Tamiami Trail
+1 941 925 8360
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 355 8848
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
9 Mar 2017
Very good deal
Pros: No bullshit at hertz counter
5.6 Okay
11 Mar 2017
$40.00 cab drive from airport
Pros: The store is not just off the airport property. It is $40.00 cab drive from SRQ.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Apr 2017
the other end of the trip
Pros: very professional
9.2 Excellent
24 Apr 2017
Easy process
Pros: Ease of service
Cons: Car had a smoky odor even though it was supposed to be non-smoking
10.0 Excellent
26 Apr 2017
Excellent Staff and Service!
Pros: Two years... Staff, service ,car and price!
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
2 May 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
28 Jun 2017
Pros: good car at a great price
6.4 Good
20 Jul 2017
Cons: The booking was not clear about where the car would be picked up. I thought that I scheduled for the airport, but it was a different location. The man who ultimately gave me the car said that I was the second person that week to have that confusion. The website needs to be more clear about locations.
7.6 Good
23 Jan 2018
Good rental
Pros: It was extremely easy to rent and pick up this vehicle. Friendly service.
Cons: Oh the other hand, the car smelled strange the whole time I had it. And Hertz wasn’t open on Sunday, so I could not drop the car off on my desired day. (Maybe a Key drop off box would be nice).
3.6 Mediocre
26 Jan 2018
You guys screwed up
Cons: My Confirm wasnt found in Hertz's system. I wound up with a car I didn't want, at nearly double the rate I contracted for. NEVER AGAIN !!!
Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.4 Good (44 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Dollar
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Dec 2018
Pros: The price was competitive - convienent pickup and easy to modify when I needed to change the drop off point.
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2015
Pros: Very quick process to turn in the cat
8.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2015
Pros: The car was very nice to drive. Had a funny transmission slipping but I looked up the vehicle on line and found out it was a problem with this particular vehicle, so I didn't worry.
Cons: Having to walk a distance to get the car as well as returning the car, since I am handicapped.
3.6 Mediocre
18 Nov 2015
No communication
Pros: Paid full price for only one day not happy at al
Cons: Custumer service did not gave me full explanition on policy
10.0 Excellent
27 Nov 2015
Perfectly easy drop off experience
Pros: Drop right up, agent took my keys and I was good to go!
Cons: Nothing.
2.0 Mediocre
4 Dec 2015
Car was disgusting
Pros: People were friendly
Cons: The car reeked of smoke!! My wife and I both got headaches and were sneezing uncontrollably on our trip. Will never do this again.
7.6 Good
6 Dec 2015
great service
Pros: Attention at front desk was great when picking up. Good explanation about the rental and options.
10.0 Excellent
8 Dec 2015
Pros: Customer service was great!
10.0 Excellent
10 Dec 2015
Great rental
Pros: Dollar personnel were helpful and courteous they met me right at the car and I was walking away with my receipt within minutes. I have already recommended kayak to others.
4.0 Okay
13 Dec 2015
Cons: $10/gal for fuel
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (59 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Budget
Locations in Sarasota
1120 Rental Car Road
+1 941 359 5360
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
7010 South Tamiami Trail
+1 941 921 7408
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
30 Nov 2015
Smooth sailing
Pros: From beginning to end, the experience was seem less.
4.4 Okay
20 Mar 2017
I was disappointed with the pick up process
Cons: I reserved a large van and when I arrived the agent talked me out of the large van saying it wouldn't fit all my stuff, including my daughters wheel chair that folds up and instead offered me a "deal" on a SUV that I had to pay an additional $300 for. In the end I realized they didn't have the van in the 1st place to offer me.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Apr 2018
Took reservation, then would let me rent without a return airline tick
Cons: Terrible policy.went to another company instead.
10.0 Excellent
13 Dec 2015
luxury
Pros: Friendly helpful counter staff, great value for car!
5.2 Okay
22 Dec 2015
Cons: The excessive difficulty in picking up the car due to a lack of agents and the length of time agents took with customers. Comment has been submitted to Budget
8.4 Excellent
3 Jan 2016
Pros: Easy return once arrived
Cons: Wrong address on the return form. Spend twenty minutes driving around lost to find the code rental return location
10.0 Excellent
6 Jan 2016
Pros: Good service and accomodating
10.0 Excellent
12 Jan 2016
Hassle free pickup!
Pros: When we arrived they didn't have any cars left so they put us in an SUV for the same price without any kind of hassle. The vehicle was clean and very well kept up. It was great to not have any hassles at all with the rental pickup and drop off! Thank you! They explained the insurance to us and took the time to go over all list of items we were getting with the rental.
10.0 Excellent
21 Jan 2016
Great car, price and service.
Pros: Overall great experience
Cons: What's not to like?
8.8 Excellent
28 Jan 2016
Great car but no service at drop point
Pros: The car I was driving which was excellent.
Cons: The side windows and outside mirrors were water speckled and difficult to see out of. There was only one person outside the Punta Gorda car rental building (not identified as a Budget employee to drop the keys with. I will not drop a vehicle again unless it is an identified Budget employee. He could have been anyone.
Rated no. 5
National
national
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Sarasota
National
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Cir
+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:15
06:00 - 23:59
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Jan 2017
Pros: Bill was extremely helpful in adjusting the amount overcharged. Paul was also a pleasure. Everything about our encounter was very very nice. The drop off process was very easy. if I was not overcharged I would have been out of there in 5 minutes.
Cons: When i dropped off the car I was overcharged. Had I not looked at my receipt I would not have known. I had to go inside and go to the counter to have the charge adjusted.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
7.8 Good (24 reviews)
5 locations in Sarasota
Enterprise
Locations in Sarasota
1003 N Washington Blvd
+1 941 365 7228
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4229 Clark Rd
+1 941 925 9943
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5101 S Tamiami Trl
+1 941 923 7595
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
5664 Fruitville Rd
+1 941 378 5900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
6000 Airport Cir
+1 941 355 3035
Monday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:15
06:30 - 23:59
  • 7.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.0
  • 7.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
19 Oct 2016
Agents were accommodating, but lack professionalis
Pros: Agent was able to reserve a vehicle for me for a different location than where I had originally reserved. The vehicle was comfortable, spacious, and easy to drive.
Cons: The cost of the rental was nearly double what I had been quoted online. The agents at the airport location were highly unprofessional and were carrying on personal (and inappropriate) conversations in front of customers.
10.0 Excellent
6 Dec 2016
Pros: Loved the service and loved my car!
10.0 Excellent
3 Mar 2017
Pros: Fast and convenient
10.0 Excellent
15 Mar 2017
Pros: Friendly staff and good service
Cons: My car was not there as reserved! Had to wait an hour for a car!!
4.0 Okay
13 Apr 2017
Cons: car had bad wipers, had to trade cars in Atlanta in pouring rain. Atl agent downsized car, and failed to give back papers. When I call for them to email papers they told me to call Sarasota, I ask them please take of their mistake agent said ok, but didn't! Had to go to Atl office to get it done.
7.6 Good
2 May 2017
Pickup was not at the on-site Enterprise but one 8 miles south
Pros: We were offered a sporty Mustang convertible and had a lot of fun with it.
Cons: Pickup was at the off-site Enterprise office, not the one that was in the Sarasota airport and we had to take a $30 cab there to get the car.
4.8 Okay
21 Oct 2018
Pros: Pick up and drop off
Cons: We had to get three different vehicles wasting my time my vacation to get three different vehicles
9.2 Excellent
17 Mar 2019
Pros: yes
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
26 Mar 2019
Pros: Normally don’t do reviews but I had to today. Hands down the best and only place I go to rent for both personal and business. I had a great experience and even got offered a drop-off ride. Definitely recommend with their lower prices compared to other competitors.
Cons: I am super satisfied with the customer service and with the rental. The person who helped me, Ryan was super informative. I would not rent from another location from now on. The place was clean and neat and the selection of cars was amazing.
8.4 Excellent
13 Mar 2017
Pros: Line in airport counter was very slow. Car was damaged and there was no check of the car before leaving airport parking lot.
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.5 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Thrifty
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 877 283 0898
Monday05:00 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
  • 6.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
8 Dec 2016
Great service, price and car.
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off. Great price.
4.4 Okay
29 Mar 2017
Unmotivated,disorganized employees
Pros: Counter agent very good, professional but employees outside handling the actual delivery and pickup of the cars were very poorly trained and unmotivated to get customers in their cars and on their way.
10.0 Excellent
3 Nov 2017
Pros: Very quick and efficient
2.8 Mediocre
30 Nov 2015
Stinky car rental
Cons: Car shook and rattled when I drove it. Smelled like smoke Pick up location was not at addressed on email confirmation. The office had moved to airport.
10.0 Excellent
10 Jan 2016
Pros: Super easy to drop off and pay. No wait.
4.0 Okay
5 Apr 2016
Cons: Old car on its last leg
9.2 Excellent
13 Apr 2016
Unbelievable price
Pros: The review would be 5 stars all around, but they didn't have any cars when I arrived for my reservation. This was fixed within 5 minutes though, with excellent customer service. I had to drive a compact car instead of a mid-sized, but that ended up being ok. The agent gave me a little break on the price for this inconvenience. My total bill ended up being just over $90, including gas, for 3 days! Such a great price!
Cons: When I arrived there were no cars available. So I had a moment of panic, visiting other rental agencies. I got so lucky though, because somehow they found one for me only about 5 minutes later. A line began to form behind me, and I don't know what those people did... But my experience ended up being pretty awesome.
6.4 Good
11 May 2016
Car requested not available.
Pros: Sarasota airport under construction changes. Rental car p/u outside in parking lot . Where to go not well defined, inside, at checkout, car requested not available. Ended up paying about $15 more for vehicle obtained. Only needed it for one day, picked up in Sarasota, dropped off in Orlando.
Cons: Vehicle requested not available, subject to up charge.
4.4 Okay
11 Nov 2016
Cons: The misleading pricing. I start with an affordable price and after one day extension you charge me full price. This was very disappointing since at pick up time the staff present clearly said it will not be a price issue. I repeatly ask over and over agaain if there was going to be a price difference and your staff said NO!, This is dishonest!, horrible
8.4 Excellent
4 Dec 2016
Great Value, Iffy Drop Off
Pros: Price, value, speed of pick up.
Cons: Upon returning the car- it took awhile to find an agent and when they finally came to the car they were VERY aggressive and rude. They turned on the car and demanded the contract that I got with the car. I stated I didn't have it on hand and they told me I had to go inside to the agent because they wouldn't be able to close me out without it (I've rented dozens and dozens of cars and this has never been an issue.) Upon returning with the demanded paperwork she yells across the parking lot that she "no longer needs it" and the agent inside must have closed me out. That was confusing because I had only asked for a copy and wasn't sure if I was actually closed out. I decided to monitor the charge than deal with that woman and luckily it was fine. Great experience up until the end ruined by one bad apple.
Rated no. 8
Payless
6.8 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Payless
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
+1 941 749 2900
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 6.3
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jun 2017
Don't fall for the price
Pros: That there was other car rentals on either side.
Cons: I didn't like that fact that I was told 24 hours notice was needed to secure the vehicle that I had reserved. However, 24 hours would have been 2a.m. and when I arrived at 7:45a.m. they didn't even have a comparable vehicle.
5.2 Okay
10 Jun 2019
Pros: Friendliness
Cons: Car hd many many dents and scratches and was not clean.
10.0 Excellent
26 Mar 2016
Staff
Pros: The gentleman at the Sarasota airport counter was very polite and accommodating! He did a great job getting me in and out of the rental process. Highly recommend Payless for weekly rentals. Car was clean and in great shape.
8.4 Excellent
28 Mar 2016
Pros: Best pricing for sure....
Cons: Very slow service and didn't understand needing to wait in line @ drop off instead of a stream line check out.
10.0 Excellent
25 Apr 2016
Very convenient and efficient.
Pros: Convenience with car pick up atthe airport lot just outside the exit doors.
Cons: The effort to sell extra insurance when my own personal insurance is adequate
8.4 Excellent
1 May 2016
Pros: the vehicle for the price
Cons: the fact that I had to go into the terminal to return keys, while the competition had people at the parking area for dropoff
6.8 Good
29 Aug 2016
Overall, not bad
Pros: Ease of making the reservation
Cons: I specifically rented from Payless to drive the car they advertise for the class of automobile I rented...they didn't have that when I arrived; the car could have been cleaner, inside and out; overall, not a bad experience at all, but definitely room for improvement.
8.8 Excellent
23 Jan 2017
There were none of the inexpensive cars left when
Pros: Easy in and out
Cons: We had to pay more than we expected.
6.8 Good
31 Jan 2017
One guy at desk ruins the experience.
Pros: Car was fine, Price was ok. Pickup was fine Upon dropoff the experience wasspoiledby a grumpy counter man. His name was Mark.
6.8 Good
5 Mar 2017
Tried to give smaller car than was rented
Cons: Had to go back to rental desk and get bigger car because we could not fit our two bags in the car. Nobody at the desk had to wait 10 plus minutes both times to get a rep to talk with us..
Rated no. 9
Ace
6.7 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
Ace
Locations in Sarasota
8009 15 Str E
+1 941 893 3417
Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
21 Apr 2017
Accommodating Local Residents
Pros: Nothing
Cons: 24 hours prior to my reservation, Ace called to tell me that there is a clause in small print explaining that there would be a .25/mile charge for miles in excess of 100 miles for people who lease the car locally. However, if one flies in or out of the airport there is no mileage charges. I cancelled my reservation and went with Budget. I own a small business and make an effort to support smaller, start up businesses but will never use Ace and will inform all my customers and local residents of this policy.
9.6 Excellent
9 Aug 2018
Great experience
Pros: Courtesy and support of staff
Cons: Being away from airport
2.0 Mediocre
21 May 2017
Cons: Ace called us the day before and told us we could not rent the car. they asked us if we were taking the car out of state. we were planning to go over the border to Alabama, so they said the rate would be much higher and no unlimited miles. And the person who called us could barley speak english. So we went with a more reputable car rental company.
4.0 Okay
29 May 2017
Only for the patient
Pros: Good price
Cons: They did not have the SUV we ordered so we had a choice between a car in which someone had smoked or a mini-van. Only 2 people work there and one shuttles people to and from the airport. When we arrived to return the car no one was there to receive the car. Far from the airport
6.4 Good
3 Aug 2017
Affordable, but iffy service.
Pros: Price, convenient pick up and drop off times available
Cons: For some reason, I was required to pay extra to drive the car greater than 100 miles per day (about 108) just because I was a local? The pick up process was lengthier than I expected, about 30-45 minutes. I did not mind paying the $200 refundable charge in addition to the rental fee, but was not comforted that I had to remind them to reverse it upon drop off.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Aug 2017
Absolute worst car rental experience I have ever had.
Cons: Ace was not at the airport as claimed. No one at the airport knew who they were. I finally found the place thru the internet. It was located a mile from the airport and hidden in a side room in a hotel. The hotel desk clerk directed me to them. Then when I found them, they wanted to charge me per mile for any mileage over 100 miles a day when I had contracted for unlimited miles. I showed them my copy of the contract and they told me that they would not honor it. All of the "real" car rental companies at the airport had sold out, so I was forced to get a rental car from enterprise 3 cities away from the airport. I will never use this company again and I very much doubt that I will use Kayak again also if they continue to use sub-par companies like ACE.
5.2 Okay
24 Sep 2017
Nice but strange
Pros: The price was very good. The folks were helpful as well.
Cons: The listed location was incorrect as they are NOT at the airport. The additional insurance was not from the rental company, it was from another company.
6.8 Good
4 Feb 2018
Pros: Helpful staff. Car was fine.
Cons: Waiting to be picked up and also to be dropped off at the end.
9.6 Excellent
6 Feb 2018
Bargain in Sarasota
Pros: Staff was friendly & efficient, l would rent here again
Cons: Need after hours drop box@ rental site.
10.0 Excellent
25 Mar 2018
Pros: Liked the shuttle pickup at the airport. Chyna was friendly professional polite and very nice. Car was clean and a good size for us. Appreciated the explanations of our rental contract. Excellent rating in all areas. Would recommend Ace to others. Thank you!
Rated no. 10
Avis
6.1 Good (17 reviews)
2 locations in Sarasota
Avis
Locations in Sarasota
6018 Airport Circle
+1 941 359 5240
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
7010 South Tamiami Trail, Suite B
+1 941 927 3220
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 5.9
  • 6.5
  • 7.1
  • 5.6
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
18 Oct 2015
Avis is terrible
Cons: The car was not ready on time and I had to wait half an hour. They were eager to offer me other cars for money. The person bringing the car around was extremely rude. The bluetooth connection on the car did not work.
4.4 Okay
4 Sep 2017
Car type misrepresented
Pros: Once we had the car we needed everything was fine but we were forced to pay substantially more.
Cons: We booked a 7 seater suv as we have many times in the past and received an XL with no additional charges. There is no option for XL when booking. They had an XL but would not give it to us unless we paid more which we were forced to do as we had no alternative as regular suv's will not accomodate 7 people and luggage. Felt very taken advantage of and exteemely rude service at counter.
9.6 Excellent
5 Sep 2017
Pros: Car size, handling, cleanliness all good
Cons: Rearview mirror kept vibrating itself off the hinge... annoying to have to keep replacing it..
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2017
defective vehicle
Cons: The steering on the vehicle was defective and it was dangerous to drive. After I drove to my destination ,which was about 60 miles away from the Avis location I never drove the vehicle. I would have returned it immediately however it was just before Hurricane Irma struck and I hadn't to get my wife and myself to safety. It was a frightening drive. I called the Avis help the next day and explained the problem to them. A tow truck was sent to retrieve the vehicle that day and I thought that would be the end of it. However, I received my American Express bill with a charge of $464.12 which I have challenged. I should not have to pay for a defective vehicle which I only drove for about 60 miles and only because I had no choice.Not only that, but the invoice I received from Avis shows a balance of $464.12 and reflects that I drove the vehicle for 351 miles which is absolutely false. The only time I drove the vehicle was the day I rented it Since I rented the vehicle thru you, I would appreciate it if you would try to resolve this issue for me as I have no intention of paying for a defective vehicle. John V. Bivbona
6.4 Good
19 Feb 2018
Pros: Pick up was easy
Cons: .given a bigger car I didn't want that was less fuel efficient...Kia sucks gas.
2.8 Mediocre
26 Feb 2018
Disappointed
Cons: The car had very dirty , spotted windows making it hard to see. Particularly the side rear view and the back window. The paper work and other trash was left in the car from the renter before me. Also, the charger did not work and I ran out of battery on my phone. This resulted in losing the GPS directions. The man that waited on me in Sarasota was curt and unfriendly.
10.0 Excellent
13 Oct 2018
Pros: Convenient , quick and courteous
2.0 Mediocre
10 Jan 2017
Bad service
Cons: I had a 9 am pick up time. I was dropped off at Avis promptly at 9 am. The attendant was 20 minutes late opening the office door. I stood in the 37 degree weather waiting for him. There was no apology for his lateness. He was not knowledgeable about the vehicle as I wanted to upgrade from an economy car to a car with all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive and he knew nothing. He told me to walk around the lot and look for myself. When I finally got my car I got on the road. Somewhere in North Carolina the tire pressure light came on. I called Avis and they gave me a number to call when I called the office was closed. I drive home about 300 miles with the warning light on which made me super nervous and very very uncomfortable.
8.4 Excellent
7 Apr 2016
Pros: For alow budget car the Hyundai was pretty good.
Cons: The price in Sarasota was expensive.
4.8 Okay
7 Apr 2016
Pickup was 9 miles from the airport
Pros: Was not the regular on site rental location. Stood in line at the counter for 20min to find out it was actually at a tiny off site satellite office. Cost me a $35 taxi ride to get the car snd another $25 to allow me to drop it off at the airport upon return.
Cons: What I just said
Rated no. 11
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6.0 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Sarasota
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10.0 Excellent
21 Apr 2017
Was great! Would def use you again!
Pros: Service was great!
Cons: That the rental was not at the airport. It it wasn't terribly inconvenient :)
2.0 Mediocre
30 Apr 2017
Pros: The car was nice.
Cons: I called to let them know I needed the car two days earlier. Had to leave a voice mail and got no return call. Didn't know where to find the shuttle. Took forever to process paper work. When we went to return the car, there was no one there. We had to call two different numbers to get someone there to check the car in and give us a ride to the airport. HORRIBLE!!!! And it wasn't cheap either.
Sunnycars
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1 location in Sarasota
Sunnycars
Locations in Sarasota
6000 Airport Circle
285 travellers who hired a car in Sarasota gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Top tips for renting a car in Sarasota

  • As a tourist in Sarasota, there’s lots to discover with the help of a car. Rather than relying on public transport, embrace the comfort of a hire a car to explore Sarasota Bay and beyond in your own time. From the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Siesta Key Beach, you’ll have the freedom take in all of Sarasota’s sights.
  • Ready to rent a car on your vacation in Sarasota? If you are landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, you will find that the main terminal offers several on-site car hire facilities. Conveniently, the hire car counters can be found in the baggage claim wing just after you leave the Arrivals Hall.
  • Travelers new to Sarasota must remember to keep headlights on from dusk to dawn, as well as in rain or fog, as this is a requirement across the whole state. When you stop at a red light, you may turn right unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted. You are likely to encounter several toll roads on the outskirts of Sarasota, so always carry cash in your car.
  • Morning rush hour in Sarasota begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 9:00 am, and in the afternoon it goes from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Try to avoid US 41 and I-75 highways during these peak times. During the summer months, Sarasota’s roads are practically traffic free, but come winter when everyone is escaping colder climates, the roads can become congested.
  • Book your rental car in Sarasota at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Sarasota

What is the best rental car company in Sarasota?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Sarasota are Alamo (8.7, 6683 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12908 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2280 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Sarasota?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Sarasota?

Sarasota mainly features large streets and highways that are suitable for a wide range of vehicle sizes. If you are planning to visit the coast and all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you shouldn’t have any issues renting an SUV or minivan. If you decide to drive around and park in the city center, then it may be worth renting a smaller car.

What's the speed limit in Sarasota?

Generally, across Florida, the legal speed limit is 55 mph. On rural interstate highways the speed limits is 70 mph, while on four-lane highways the limit is 65 mph. Driving on other state highways means a maximum speed of 60 mph. In urban areas of Sarasota, the speed limit is 30 mph, with just 10-20 mph allowed in school zones.

How are gas prices in Sarasota?

Across the US, petrol prices are, on average, $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of petrol is around $2.27 per gallon in Florida. Buying petrol in Sarasota is reasonably cheap, compared to the rest of the state, with petrol priced at $2.23 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Sarasota?

Parking in Sarasota is easy as the city boasts over 3000 public parking spaces in its downtown area, as well as curbside parking, parking lots, and parking garages. Street parking is free while parking lots and garages charge from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you’re heading to the coast, both Siesta and Lido Beaches have a free public parking lot.

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