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24 Eliot St

Average pickup time: 21-30 minutes.
8.3 out of 10 (8 Reviews)
Friendliness
9 /10
" "Friendliness 90%
Cleanliness
8.8 /10
" "Cleanliness 88%
Pickup time
8.8 /10
" "Pickup time 88%
Overall value
8.5 /10
" "Overall value 85%
2 out of 5
JessieReviewed on Oct 17, 2018, 6:13 PM
arrived at the car rental, car was not available. the agent offered a replacement car at a lower grade with a discount. we accepted the offer, only to realize the car was not filled up, even though it said that it was, it was not cleaned, and the rate was $113 per day instead of $56 that we booked at. we eventually were able to get the rate adjusted when we dropped off the car, but it was extra hassle that we didn't have to go through. Oh and since we had to gas up extra, because the tank wasn't filled, we still need to get ask for gas credit from our pick up location.
5 out of 5
LauraReviewed on Oct 2, 2018, 3:47 PM
Shane was a fantastic person to deal with at the pickup counter--friendly and kind, he made the mundane and sometimes frustrating task of renting a car very smooth, easy and enjoyable!
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30 Park Plaza

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
8.5 out of 10 (21 Reviews)
Friendliness
9.2 /10
" "Friendliness 92%
Cleanliness
9.1 /10
" "Cleanliness 91%
Pickup time
8.9 /10
" "Pickup time 89%
Overall value
8 /10
" "Overall value 80%
5 out of 5
Tree201Reviewed on Nov 25, 2018, 10:40 PM
The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Pick up and drop off went smoothly. The car was in good shape inside and out.
2 out of 5
AnnaliseReviewed on Nov 16, 2018, 3:23 AM
My experience was great with Hertz in terms of customer service and the car itself. The main challenge was that I was scheduled to return my rental to the a downtown Boston location (30 Park Plaza) at 11pm (as stated in my rental agreement and on receipt) and when I arrived at 10pm to return the vehicle, the garage was locked and I was unable to return the car. When I called Hertz, there was no direct option for this type of situation and I was passed along to several people, none of whom had straightforward answers. I ended up returning the vehicle to the airport and they assured me that I wouldn't get charged for returning it to a different location, but then an extra charge came through on my credit card. I had to call customer service to get a refund, which hopefully will come through. The woman with customer service that assisted me was very kind and helpful! Overall, just wished that they had told me when I picked up the car that I wouldn't be able to return it at the scheduled time to that location, which would had prevented a lot of stress and saved me a lot of time.
5 out of 5
KiaReviewed on Oct 31, 2018, 4:24 PM
We waited about 45 minutes for the car we had rented but finally they upgraded us to a small SUV which was better so it was worth the little wait.

Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Cambridge?
If your trip to Cambridge is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.When planning your road trip to Cambridge, be sure to pass by Harvard Square. Have your camera handy so you can take some great photos to show all the folks back home.Best things to explore around the neighborhood? Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Semitic Museum are up there. Head over and find out what they’re all about.Leave that rental car in the hotel parking lot and start using those feet. Not far from this neighborhood’s center, Kendall Square is worth a look. More adventure awaits at Agganis Arena and MIT Museum, which are also close by.
What are the best road trip destinations near Cambridge?
Central Square and The Port are some nice places you might want to explore. You’ll find Central Square 0.1 miles away. If you’re planning to see The Port, it’s 0.4 miles away. Both have a good range of accommodations if you can’t wait to hop into a soft bed after a big day of sightseeing.
Where are the best beaches near Cambridge?
Remember to pack a good book and perhaps even a ball. Cambridge has some awesome beaches you can go for a leisurely drive to, including:

  • Revere Beach (7 miles away).
  • Wayland Town Beach (14 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Cambridge?
After spending time networking with like-minded individuals, it’s always good to know you can put your feet up someplace nearby. If you’re traveling to Cambridge primarily for work, these are some of the popular convention centers that are close to hotels, restaurants and cafés:

  • Hynes Convention Center (2 miles away).
  • Hancock Conference Center (2 miles away).
  • TD Garden (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Cambridge?
Start by making sure the car you choose for your Cambridge adventure will fit all the family and your bags. After you’ve done that, consider where you’ll be driving. If you’re spending most of your time in Boston (which is just 2 miles away), pick up a compact ride to easily navigate city traffic. Rather head out onto the open road? Choose a car with a little more trunk space and legroom.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Cambridge?
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting the car of your dreams is absolutely within your grasp! Imagine the joy of cruising the open roads in a swish sports car, even if it’s just for a short while. Or maybe you’re just after a cheap ride to get you quickly and safely from A to B. Flashy or thrifty? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Cambridge.
Does Cambridge have peak-hour traffic?
One awesome thing about traveling to a smaller city like Boston is less traffic — and you won’t find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Cambridge. That being said, you may still experience busier road conditions during standard peak-hour times.
Is it difficult to park in Cambridge?
Getting your hands on a place to park in Cambridge can take time. That’s why many opt for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, make sure you pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could land you a big fine.
Are there speed limits in Cambridge?
The speed limits in Cambridge are like the rest of Boston, ranging from 15mph to 50mph. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers, a default speed limit of 20mph applies to residential zones.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Boston?
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Boston?
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Boston.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Cambridge?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Cambridge, and you could also be fined for simply holding a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Cambridge?
While behind the wheel in Cambridge, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Cambridge?
Road rules in Cambridge allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must ensure the way is clear before moving on.

Car Rental Information

City pick-up location Cambridge
Lowest price $23
Popular car types: SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard

Car rental company addresses in Cambridge

Hertz

Top rated Hertz rental locations in Cambridge

24 Eliot St, Cambridge, USA
242 Mystic Avenue, Medford, USA
646 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, USA
30 Park Plaza, Boston, USA

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Car Rentals in Cambridge

Hertz Car Rentals In Cambridge