If you want to see everything Monterey has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to California even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
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Monterey is a perfect spot when you wish a break from busyness of a big city. Many guests come to explore Monterey's variety of entertainment options. But you may have your eyes on taking in its outdoor activities found around every corner. Whatever you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Monterey as you can during your stay. And if you need to see what else is around Monterey, then get behind the wheel of your National rental car and see what else is out there.
Founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything SUVs to compact, allowing you to pick the best car for your next getaway.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best rates on a Monterey National car rental?
We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. But booking ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Monterey?
You'll need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Monterey's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Monterey set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Make sure to review National's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Monterey?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Monterey. Compact or economy cars are easier to park and great for short commutes. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Monterey getaway can choose a higher-end vehicle like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from National. Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Monterey. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Monterey's small-town atmosphere certainly is charming, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Monterey.
Does Monterey National offer one-way car rentals?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another National. However, there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
Once you've checked off the must-see sights in Monterey, having access to a vehicle will allow you to see what else California offers. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can go wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National Monterey rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Monterey, California.