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Best rated stations in Downtown Oakland, Oakland, California, United States of America

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2400 Webster St

Average pickup time: >60 minutes.
6.6 out of 10 (7 Reviews)
Friendliness
7.4 /10
Friendliness 74%
Cleanliness
7.1 /10
Cleanliness 71%
Pickup time
7.4 /10
Pickup time 74%
Overall value
6.6 /10
Overall value 66%
2 out of 5
nicoleReviewed on Oct 16, 2018, 9:41 PM
I have rented autos on numerous occasions both here and abroad. To date I have never had to deal with such complete inflexibility. I requested to pick up the auto 1.5 hours early so that I could make a meeting in San Francisco. I was told that this was impossible; that I could call around to other locations to see if they would have cars available at this hour. I proceeded to call 3 other locations-one said no', another would not pick up the phone despite multiple attempts, and the third informed me that I would likely be charged > 100 dollars for the same vehicle/contract. I was supposed to be in the City until late (after the locations closed) for work/work meeting. Therefore I asked if I could instead pick up the same car that I had reserved first thing in the morning and just pay as if I had picked it up the afternoon prior as planned. The charge for this (which is ridiculous) would have been > 100$. So I would have the same car less time and pay more for it. Does this make sense to anybody? At this point I requested to cancel the reservation-as has been possible with every other rental to date. I was told that this would cost 100$. In summary, for a completely inflexible location not even considering allowing me to pick up a car 1.5h early or make some sort of compromise, I wasted hours of my morning making phone calls and had to miss an important work meeting to arrive at the Oakland office before the store closed to pick up the car. In the end, after making above sacrifices, I was not even given the car that I reserved. Terrible experience. The additional star is for a front desk trainee who seemed to be the only employee that could at least offer empathy.
4 out of 5
JohnReviewed on Oct 8, 2018, 11:25 PM
The office staff and drivers at this location went out of their way to help us in every single way, they worked with us to make our experience better, and they even drove us back to the place we were staying at the conclusion of the rental.
5 out of 5
Ron45Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018, 4:41 PM
Can’t say enough good things about this Hertz. We have rented from here several times. Staff is always friendly and cars are always in great shape. On Labor Day weekend they went above and beyond. We showed up 2.5 hours early to pick up our car on the busiest day of the year. They went out of our way to get us a car in a timely manner so we could start our trip. Much appreciated.

What are the major attractions in Downtown Oakland?

If your trip to Downtown Oakland is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.

Leave that rental car at the hotel and start using those feet. Not far from the center of this neighborhood, Jack London Square is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Oakland City Center and Fox Theater, which are also a stone's throw away.

What are the best road trip destinations near Downtown Oakland?

Be sure to swing by Produce and Waterfront and Uptown Oakland while you're here. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore — there's loads to keep you entertained. Head 0.4 miles from Downtown Oakland and you'll find yourself in Produce and Waterfront. Alternatively, Uptown Oakland is located 1 mile away.

Where are the best beaches near Downtown Oakland?

No matter the weather, you'll be able to explore the incredible beaches near Downtown Oakland from the comfort and freedom of your own rental car. As you travel along, keep an eye out for seagulls flying over these beautiful stretches of coastline:

  • Baker Beach (12 miles away).
  • China Beach (12 miles away).
  • Ocean Beach (12 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Downtown Oakland?

If you have some serious work-related business to attend to in Downtown Oakland, there's a good chance you'll be spending lots of time in a major convention center. If that's the case, you might want to hear about the ones that have hotels, cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Oakland Convention Center (0.2 miles away).
  • Kaiser Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • Moscone Convention Center (7 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Downtown Oakland?

These days, many compact cars are ingeniously designed and offer drivers a range of creature comforts without the large size. Hopping behind the wheel of one of these is a smart idea considering Downtown Oakland is just 0.4 miles from downtown Oakland. Take a peek at some of the great features and build quality of our selection of rides that are a good match for city driving. You may find that your ideal rental car is smaller than you first imagined!

Should I get a luxury rental car in Downtown Oakland?

For some, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting your dream car is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine the thrill of cruising around town in a classy sports car, even if it's only for a little while. Or perhaps you're just after a set of wheels to get you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Downtown Oakland.

What do I need to know about driving in Oakland?

From speed limits to cell phone use, you should know the road rules before you arrive in Downtown Oakland. Ready to learn? Read on!

What side of the road do they drive on in Downtown Oakland?

Motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road in Downtown Oakland. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it's a good idea to drive a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.

Does Downtown Oakland have peak-hour traffic?

One of the upsides of visiting a smaller city like Oakland is less traffic — and you won't find a lot of it in the neighborhood of Downtown Oakland. However, you may still come across busier conditions during the normal peak-hour times.

Is it difficult to park in Downtown Oakland?

Getting a place to park in Downtown Oakland isn't always quick and easy. That's why many travelers book a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, pay close attention to the signage. Overstaying the time limit could result in a steep fine.

Are there speed limits in Downtown Oakland?

Just like the rest of the city of Oakland, the neighborhood of Downtown Oakland has speed limits that range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h. In residential zones, you generally won't be able to travel faster than 25 mi/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Oakland?

Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Or it may pass on your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is issued directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Oakland?

By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation networks.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Downtown Oakland?

As long as you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while driving around Downtown Oakland. But be sure to keep your eyes on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Downtown Oakland?

The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Downtown Oakland is 0.08%. If you've got a big night planned, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Downtown Oakland?

Yes it is. But before doing so, you must bring the vehicle to a total stop and only proceed if the lane is clear.

Car rental company addresses in Downtown Oakland

Hertz

Top rated Hertz rental locations in Downtown Oakland

1001 Broadway, Oakland, USA
2400 Webster St, Oakland, USA
5555 Shellmound St, Emeryville, USA

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