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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%
1 out of 5
SteveReviewed on Nov 18, 2019, 11:16 PM
Thought I was at a reputable company. Did me a favor by getting the rental earlier than reserved. Upon payment in advance i was told there would be a 500.00 deposit. I gave the lady my credit card. She proceeded to swipe and said sir your car is declined. I asked to swipe again please she said its not working but tried again. Pushed some buttons and said declined. Mind you I had used the card for my previous rental no problem. Said can you leave a cash deposit. I said really didn't want to but she said that's the only way I can give you the car. Figured 1 day rental ok if I get my deposit back in cash. She assured me it would be returned. But added make sure you return the car at the hour you got the car not the reservation time. Of course and thanked her for allowing me to modify our agreement but please give me a receipt for the cash. Oh boy. Came back the next day 1 hour earlier than required. Lady was not there. I asked a guy if he could get my deposit. He said where's the car at. I said out front he said ok be right back. Upon returning he said you were smoking in the car. I told him that I had not as i don't smoke my wife is asthmatic. He said your lying there's tobacco and marijuana on the drivers seat. I told him he has the wrong car. He said no it was the car I brought back. I said that was incorrect. He says I personally clean all these cars so I know it wasn't there before you rented. When I again told him i don't smoke he said well your going to have to pay a cleaning fee of 200.00 I couldn't believe it. I pleaded with the man to not take my money for something I was not guilty of. He laughed at me. When I asked for a receipt for the cleaning fee he laughed again and handed me 300.00 and told me to leave. No receipt no nothing. I apologize for such a long review I just wanted to make sure. I covered what had happened so if anyone else rents from that Venice California location they can know what to expect if your from out of the area. If my wife wasn't waiting for me at the airport to return home I would have called the police because I literally got robbed. Please take pictures and don't hand over the keys without going with whoever checks in the car. Record every thing to avoid experiencing the same fate. Thank you for your time
3 out of 5
GuillermoReviewed on Sep 26, 2019, 6:55 PM
The price was good, but they charged me twice for the insurance and they never send me the money back. In my booking page I printed was clear I had pay insurance, but the person there charged me again, The her supervisor showed up, and he said he will fix the issue, and didn't. Read very well the agreement before you pay!
4 out of 5
NiaReviewed on Apr 1, 2019, 3:52 PM
Limited car selection, friendly service, but a bit slow. You will need a copy of you insurance policy if you wish to use your own insurance.

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 company addresses in Santa Monica

Enterprise

Top rated Enterprise rental locations in Santa Monica

1719 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, USA
Ace

Top rated Ace rental locations in Santa Monica

2511 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, USA

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