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Best rated stations in San Jose, California, United States of America

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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%
5 out of 5
phillipReviewed on Sep 24, 2019, 5:36 PM
no problems, car worked great!! got better car than i asked for!
2 out of 5
TK3Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019, 11:35 PM
Long duration, false information: no dropbox after early closing of the dispensing office, higher fee than in booking
5 out of 5
James R D'AmbrosioReviewed on Feb 1, 2019, 7:31 PM
Great team! Ann was so kind and generous to offer me an upgrade! I ever got a ride home. Thank you all!
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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 scheduling

Car rentals in San Jose: All you need to know

A San Jose car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in San Jose. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I get a bargain car rental in San Jose?

You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by going through us. But, to get the most savings on your trip to San Jose you can do a few things. Make sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in San Jose.

What rental companies have outlets in San Jose?

We have around 22 rental suppliers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Fox and Budget and global ones like Ace and Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to San Jose?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in San Jose?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in San Jose is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.

Does San Jose require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

What are some things to do in San Jose?

There is tons to see and do in San Jose. This city has around 11 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:

  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Tech Museum of Innovation

Fortunately, you'll be able to cruise to the one you want or see them all.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your San Jose rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you are traveling with, has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

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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