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725 Ridder Park Dr #95

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9 out of 10 (2 Reviews)
10 /10
" "Friendliness 100%
10 /10
" "Cleanliness 100%
Pickup time
10 /10
" "Pickup time 100%
Overall value
8 /10
" "Overall value 80%
5 out of 5
OtootaReviewed on Jun 16, 2020, 5:15 PM
I loved the service. The pickup was very fast. When usually it would take a while. So thank you.
4 out of 5
RReviewed on Oct 8, 2018, 3:39 PM
Got lost trying to find. but once got correct directions was easy to get to. Great location as lots of parking.
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3565 Stevens Creek Blvd

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
8.5 out of 10 (8 Reviews)
9.3 /10
" "Friendliness 93%
9.5 /10
" "Cleanliness 95%
Pickup time
8.6 /10
" "Pickup time 86%
Overall value
8 /10
" "Overall value 80%
3 out of 5
WaltReviewed on Oct 2, 2018, 4:40 PM
Was not informed the pickup location was not at the airport - the pickup location was way under staffed.
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3076 Almaden Expy

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
8 out of 10 (2 Reviews)
8 /10
" "Friendliness 80%
9 /10
" "Cleanliness 90%
Pickup time
8 /10
" "Pickup time 80%
Overall value
8 /10
" "Overall value 80%
3 out of 5
LyndaReviewed on Nov 14, 2018, 4:07 AM
My review of this particular Hertz was horrible I had one reserved I got there had to wait 45 minutes to get it insane never will use again
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2487 Alum Rock Ave

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.3 out of 10 (9 Reviews)
8.7 /10
" "Friendliness 87%
8.2 /10
" "Cleanliness 82%
Pickup time
9.1 /10
" "Pickup time 91%
Overall value
7.3 /10
" "Overall value 73%
5 out of 5
CherylReviewed on Jul 4, 2020, 10:26 PM
I always get a great car good on Miles good on gas
4 out of 5
AlbertoReviewed on Feb 14, 2020, 7:26 PM
Great! Actually recommended this to a friend for their next week out of town trip.
1 out of 5
MMReviewed on Aug 17, 2019, 9:05 PM
The car was dirty when I got in and had clearly not been washed. The maintenance required notification was present upon pickup. I noticed this and called them but could not get a vehicle as I was on my way to work. The staff did nothing to address this and said the maintenance was not due yet. The vehicle deteriorated quickly and stopped shifting on the highway and would not go over 40 mph. I called the office again, they directed me to call a 1-800 number that directed me to call another 1-800 number. They then proceeded to ask me to drive 1 hour out of my way, during the workday to return the vehicle to an airport for their convenience. I asked if they could compensate me for the inconvenience of providing poor service and an unsafe vehicle, they said they could not and referred me back to the office and said they would handle it at the office. When I returned the vehicle they did nothing to compensate me for providing an inappropriately maintained vehicle. I will never use Hertz again.
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5645 Cottle Rd

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
6.8 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
8 /10
" "Friendliness 80%
8.8 /10
" "Cleanliness 88%
Pickup time
6.4 /10
" "Pickup time 64%
Overall value
7.6 /10
" "Overall value 76%
4 out of 5
AndreaReviewed on Dec 3, 2019, 4:37 PM
I made a rental reservation and then found out it was going to snow, I called and was able to pay and upgrade to an all wheel drive car. Great, not sure who I talked to, but she made it easy and was helpful. Now when I get to hertz to pickup my rental theres a man at the desk who says nothing to anyone as they walk in. No hello, I'll be right with you, nothing.. he's the same way returning the car. So as I'm in progress of renting the car, he's talking about how he wants to close up shop early.. mind you it's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and I get it.. we all have places to be. But also, the only Hertz open till 7, which is why I chose that location. My rental pickup was at 6:30 and I got there early. He answered a call on speaker, someone was trying to come before they closed, he rudely told them to come asap because he wants to be with his family on Thanksgiving too... its Wednesday and you're supposed to be open till 7! So aside from the rude guy up front who has zero customer service skills, I loved my gmc terrain!
2 out of 5
trusted customerReviewed on Feb 4, 2019, 9:10 PM
Car was not clean and old. also Car rentals site did not have the correct operating hours which caused confusion and loss of money.
1 out of 5
Ron45Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018, 2:56 PM
I scheduled a car for Friday-Sunday and the Hertz was closed on Sunday so I had to pay for an extra day due to carrentals.com scheduling

Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Jose?
If your trip to San Jose is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a helping hand.You may need to ask your boss for a couple more days off, because San Jose is brimming over with unmissable sights and landmarks. Make a start at Santa Clara University and Winchester Mystery House. Don’t miss Great Mall of the Bay Area and California’s Great America either.You’ll need to get up early if you’re planning to see all the great sights this place has to offer. San Jose Museum of Art and The Tech Interactive are no-brainers. San Jose Convention Center and SAP Center at San Jose shouldn’t be forgotten either.Not far from the city center, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is one sight you might like to put on your to-do list. San Jose Flea Market and Happy Hollow Park and Zoo are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Jose?
San Jose is home to some wonderful sights, but there’s even more to keep you busy in the surrounding area. How does an iconic attraction sound to you? Santa Cruz is 25 miles away and home to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Fill up the gas tank, because it’s well worth a day trip.
Where are the best convention centers near San Jose?
If you’re traveling to San Jose for work-related purposes, you’ll probably be visiting some convention centers. With your own rental car, you can rest easy knowing you’ll make it there on time. Here are some of the most well known:

  • Parkside Hall (0.3 miles away).
  • San Jose Convention Center (0.4 miles away).
  • Allied Arts Guild (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for San Jose?
Fill up the tank and jump behind the wheel in San Jose. You’ll find excitement and adventure around every turn here, from famous sights like Winchester Mystery House to the more remote sandy shores. The car you go for will make your vacation smoother. If you’re heading away with friends or family, look into a standard or an intermediate rental vehicle. They’ll give you a lot more legroom and luggage space. Hoping to avoid city driving but would love to head out into the surrounding natural areas? Grab the keys to an RV. This option is perfect for those seeking outdoor adventure — and you’ll save on hotel costs too!
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Jose?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an amazing road trip around San Jose, a comfortable SUV could be the perfect solution. If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a budget compact is a wise pick. All you have to do is work out what suits you best, throw your bags in the trunk, and hit the road.
Is it difficult to park in San Jose?
Locating a car space in San Jose should be relatively easy. Of course, it can depend on where you are and when — you may find it tricky parking right in the center during busy periods.
Does San Jose have peak-hour traffic?
San Jose has a population of approximately 1,026,900, so you can expect some heavier traffic. The roads are at their busiest before and after work, especially downtown.
Are there speed limits in San Jose?
While navigating through the streets of San Jose, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 20mph to 65mph. Most residential zones are 25mph unless otherwise signed.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Santa Clara County?
Normally, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Jose?
If you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while cruising around San Jose. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Jose?
While operating a vehicle in San Jose, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in San Jose?
Road rules in San Jose allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must stop completely and the driver must ensure the way is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in Santa Clara County?
You bet. However, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

Car Rental Information

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

Car rental company addresses in San Jose


Top rated Hertz rental locations in San Jose

725 Ridder Park Dr #95, San Jose, USA
3565 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, USA
3076 Almaden Expy, San Jose, USA
2487 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, USA
5645 Cottle Rd, San Jose, USA

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