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1719 Wilshire Blvd

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
10 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
" "Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
9.6 /10
" "Cleanliness 96%
Pickup time
10 /10
" "Pickup time 100%
Overall value
9.6 /10
" "Overall value 96%
5 out of 5
CherylReviewed on Jul 3, 2019, 5:48 AM
Just a short walk from Santa Monica beach, easy to find, the car was ready and waiting for us when we arrived, the staff were very friendly!! The car was clean and tidy!! We had to drop it off after they had closed and it was so easy, you just pull up on the forecourt and drop the keys into a box by the front door and you’re all set. Easy!!
5 out of 5
MichelleReviewed on Apr 16, 2019, 4:23 PM
Enterprise was fantastic and helpful. We dealt with Guy and Allison who were both thorough when explaining everything. They both followed up with us afterwards to check in. Would highly recommend this location to anyone traveling in or around Santa Monica!
5 out of 5
KathyReviewed on Feb 5, 2019, 9:47 PM
I had to leave my car at a repair shop and needed a rental for that day. Brian, a customer service agent, patiently helped me find the right car. After checking out a few different ones in the lot, I found one that worked for me!
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2511 Lincoln Blvd

Average pickup time: >60 minutes.
5.1 out of 10 (16 Reviews)
Friendliness
6.4 /10
" "Friendliness 64%
Cleanliness
6 /10
" "Cleanliness 60%
Pickup time
5.9 /10
" "Pickup time 59%
Overall value
6 /10
" "Overall value 60%
5 out of 5
JohnReviewed on Jan 21, 2020, 8:23 PM
First time renting vehicle. I'm glad I rented from this location. Counter staff was direct and helpful! I would rent again from this location.
1 out of 5
MarleneReviewed on Jan 2, 2020, 6:18 PM
When I arrived for my rental there were no cars available. They said that they called everyone to inform us of this but they did not do so. So they gave me a car that had been hit in the back and the bumper was held together with tape. Otherwise they said I could return in a couple of hours or two days from my pick up day when there would be cars. It was a very slow check in; only one person was doing this task and two others were ahead of me. The woman who helped me said she would call me that evening so that I could pick up a different car the following day. She never called. Despite finally getting my car at 3 pm rather than 12:30 pm, which was what I was listed for, I was told that I had to return the car on January 1 by 2:30 pm and that they would be open. Of course they were not open and there was no one to check in my car. Although I got a car at a great price there was no gas in the car, either, and dental floss in it--it had not been properly cleaned. I would not recommend this place. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
1 out of 5
KekeReviewed on Dec 31, 2019, 4:53 PM
I received a call 1 hour prior to my pick-up time informing me that they were overbooked and did not have a vehicle for me. They did not apologize, offer any solution, nor any future discount, etc. This left me in a horrible situation because it was very difficult to find another rental last minute that wasn't extremely expensive. As a result I had to cancel my family's trip to Arizona (driving from Los Angeles). I am very disappointed and will never use this company again.

Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Santa Monica?
If your trip to Santa Monica is all sorted out but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Your road trip to Santa Monica wouldn’t be complete without some time spent at Santa Monica Pier. Leave your suitcases safely in the trunk and take as much time as your heart desires wandering around the area.Give that rental car a breather and use those legs. Not far from this neighborhood’s center, Santa Monica Beach is worth a visit. More adventure is waiting for you at Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place, which are also nearby.
What are the best road trip destinations near Santa Monica?
Be sure to swing by Brentwood and Ocean Park when you’re here. Set aside plenty of time to explore — there’s loads to keep you entertained. Go 3 miles from Santa Monica and you’ll reach Brentwood. Alternatively, Ocean Park is located 1 mile away.
Where are the best beaches near Santa Monica?
Santa Monica is home to some beautiful stretches of coastline, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. See what fascinating shells and treasures you can find lying along the shoreline of one of these well-loved beaches:

  • Venice Beach (2 miles away).
  • Muscle Beach Venice (3 miles away).
  • Will Rogers State Beach (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Santa Monica?
Situated 12 miles from Santa Monica, Los Angeles Convention Center is a terrific place to go for a business conference. After a tiring day of mingling and getting to know new faces, you’ll be able to hop behind the wheel of your rental car and drive out to a nearby restaurant or go for a relaxing cruise around the area.
What kind of rental car should I get for Santa Monica?
Whether you’re hitting the road solo or with the whole family, we’ve got a great set of wheels for you in Santa Monica. If you’d prefer something small, why not pick up the keys to a mini? These zippy cars are fun to drive and cheap to run. Can’t wait to explore the surrounding areas? An SUV could be perfect. If you’d rather go all out on this vacation, drive around in style with a feature-packed premium car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Santa Monica?
For some of us, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream ride is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine the feeling of tearing down the open road in a swanky sports car, even if it’s only for a little while. Or perhaps all you’re after is a set of wheels to get you safely from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit your style in Santa Monica.
Does Santa Monica have peak-hour traffic?
With a population of about 3,971,900, you can expect some heavy traffic in Los Angeles and neighborhoods like Santa Monica. Peak times are usually just before and after work hours. Consider staying off the road then if you’re not a fan of gridlock.
Is it difficult to park in Santa Monica?
Getting your hands on a car space in Santa Monica isn’t always easy. That’s why many visitors book a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around town, keep a close eye on the signage. Overstaying the allotted time limit could get you a nasty fine.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Los Angeles?
Generally speaking, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in Los Angeles?
They sure are. Although, there are a few exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Santa Monica?
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is prohibited while driving a car in Santa Monica. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Santa Monica?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Santa Monica is 0.08%. If a big night is on the cards, leave the car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Santa Monica?
Yes it is. But before doing so, you are required to bring the vehicle to a total stop and only continue if there’s no oncoming traffic.

Car Rental Information

City pick-up location
Santa Monica
Lowest price
$8
Popular car types:
SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard

Car rental company addresses in Santa Monica

Enterprise

Top rated Enterprise rental locations in Santa Monica

1719 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, USA
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