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Lihue, Kaua'i, Hawaii, United States1 Nov — 8 Nov
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Lihue, Kaua'i, Hawaii, United States
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Lihue car rental information

Pick-up locationLihue
Rental locations20
Airport locations17

Lihue car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (103 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Alamo
Locations in Lihue
3276 Hoolimalima Pl+1 844 914 1551
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
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  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2020
Pros: Super clean, easy for pick up, drop offCons: Free GPS option
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2020
Pros: I wasn't able to rent a car because I had a debit and not a credit card. I guess, the company has had problems with locals renting cars and not returning the cards and even though I've rented from the company many times on Oahu. It didn't matter so I ended up having to rent a car from Budget
10.0 Excellent23 Apr 2020
Pros: It was quick and efficient to get my vehicle. They were very friendly and courteous.Cons: Nothing that I can think of.
10.0 Excellent16 Feb 2020
Pros: Awesome SUVCons: Nothing, everything went perfect
10.0 Excellent2 Feb 2020
Pros: Great helpful staff
7.6 Good22 Jan 2020
Pros: Comfort of carCons: Check in, a lot of people were picking up cars at the same time. There was confusion between electronic check in and counter service. People Didn’t know which one to use or if they could’ve used either. Finding cars in the dark was also a bit of a challenge.
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2020
Pros: First, we were upgraded from a convertible to a Jeep for no extra cost which was very helpful when navigating the island. Then, we had to to exchange cars due to a mechanical issue. However, Michael, the employee who processed the exchange, was very friendly and efficient. He turned an annoying situation into a pleasant experience.Cons: Nothing-it was a great experience.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2019
Pros: Wow! If you travel to Hawaii you’ll know the rental car experience leaves a lot to be desired. Oahu, yikes. Maui, a little better. Kauai, excellent. Alamo knocks it out of the park. The shuttle is quick and available, always moving. It was clean, the driver was super friendly. I arrived in the evening when a couple of big flights came in but my wait at the counter was almost seconds. The lady was very friendly, quick, not pushy. I was able to pick my car and the mini van I got had 10 miles on it, new car smell was strong. Loved it. The gate worker was awesome. Upon return, extremely pleasant lady, fast, friendly, helpful. I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience renting from Alamo.Cons: Nothing at all. It was excellent. If I made one suggestion, have a bottle of water available on both ends of the rental.
8.0 Excellent26 Nov 2019
Pros: Easy pickup and return.Cons: Seemed like a lack of instruction for picking a car and when I dropped off.
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2019
Pros: Yes
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Rated no. 2
Advantage
7.3 Good (224 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Advantage
Locations in Lihue
3273 Hoolimalima Pl+1 808 245 5823
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 7.3
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  • 6.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2020
Pros: NOTE: I cancelled this reservation due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March. I do not expect that my credit card will be changed.
7.6 Good24 Mar 2020
Pros: Staff were goodCons: really need to Rain-X the windshields of the cars - it rains most days at least a little, and the glass is already etched by the salt air - really need better visibility in the rain.
7.2 Good19 Feb 2020
Pros: Staff seemed friendly on return of vehicle.Cons: Vehicle has some minor electrical problems (interior lighting didn’t work at night) and counter wait time could be improved.
6.4 Good11 Feb 2020
Pros: Picking up the car was great. Got an upgrade and very friendly staffCons: When I returned the car I was late (my fault) and the gas station along the way was closed. I returned the car with 78 miles and was charged 50$ claiming it took over 9 gallons to fill up. Then they triple charged me taxes on the daily charges and my couple hour mistake cost me over 160$. There really should be a half day rate for lates returns and not gouge me a full day at top dollar. My two day prepaid was 115$, my 2.5 hours was 160$....... and I’m a resident of Hawaii visiting another island to see my kids. Will not use them again lol
3.2 Mediocre22 Jan 2020
Cons: Rude lady at return sprayed me with the windshield wiper fluid and was hostile.
8.8 Excellent25 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly; the car was clean and comfortable.Cons: It took a long time to get the car and the signage for where to drop it off was not clear.
2.4 Mediocre25 Oct 2019
Cons: Having the advertised car or a real functional equivalent. A Chevrolet convertible is not the functional equivalent of a VW Beetle convertible. Classic bait & switch.
4.8 Okay14 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff was okCons: Staff not expressing to check the vehicle for damages prior to leaving the rental agency. There were a lot of scratches and dents. Also extra expenses for cleaning when is outrageous. The super expensive liability insurance was more then the rental expense.
4.8 Okay5 Oct 2019
Cons: The car was bottom line with no frills. The windows were very dirty making visibility difficult.
6.0 Good25 Sep 2019
Pros: Yes, the staff was very friendly.Cons: A more expeditious check-in would have been better. We waited in line for approximately an hour upon arrival to the airport. Very unimpressed with the complete lack of disclosure of late opening hours/ our flight was first in the morning. No local telephone number provided. No transport to airp
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.1 Good (129 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Hertz
Locations in Lihue
3250 Hoolimalima Pl+1 808 245 3356
Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
  • 7.4
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  • 6.9
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2017
Pros: Price was lower than quoted. I had a small accident with two small dents and they were very reasonable.
5.2 Okay14 Aug 2017
Hertz needs a better workflowPros: The car was fine. The staff is very reasonable and friendly given the challenge at the Lihue-Kauai location.Cons: The shuttle buses are too small to accommodate the demand after a flight arrives, so you may have to wait several shuttles to get onboard and to the rental car location. Once there, the line is slow--- not uncommon for rental agencies, but one would think they could figure this out. Most damning, After waiting in line for the rental car and getting the paperwork finalized, we had to wait another half hour for the car to be ready. They said it was being cleaned. We waited with another 40 people. There has got to be a better way to run this location. There's either a management problem or a shortage of employees.
2.0 Mediocre13 Aug 2017
Terrible rental in Kauai-avoid Hertz!Pros: The car was fine but the experience of picking it up in Kauai was so miserable I don't think I would ever use Hertz again. We were told there were no cars when we arrived at the lot. A smug agent informed people that the agreement was for a car sometime that day and not at any particular time. What a way to start your vacation in paradise. It took a long time before they even would predict when a car might be available. Then I was told a car was on the lot but I would need to wait for it to be cleaned. Inconsiderate and incompetent service. A large group of really unhappy customers basically begging to take any car they could find. No apologies.Cons: See above.
3.6 Mediocre13 Aug 2017
Waited 90 minutes for car that was not even ready!Pros: The Dodge Journey had decent air conditioning; really can't think of othe positives.Cons: In Lihue, I waited over 90 minutes in line at Hertz and then when they told me what vehicle I had, I eventually found it in a long line waiting to be cleaned. Our family was very hungry so we were able to convince them to let us take the car dirty.
6.0 Good30 Jul 2017
Cons: Poor customer service. Agent on check in was rude & very unfriendly.
8.0 Excellent29 Jul 2017
Pros: They were quick to pick us up from the terminal and the staff were very friendly.Cons: We had a warning light appear and could not reach the national or local office for assistance even after many attempts.
7.6 Good20 Jul 2017
Way better than ThriftyPros: No hard sell to upgrade like I've gotten from Thrifty at Lihue airport. Easy pick up and drop offCons: Car had a few dings but I've learned to take a complete photo/ video survey of my Rental cars ever since renting from Advantage rental in Orlando. Never had problem with Hertz
9.6 Excellent17 Jul 2017
Great car no problemsPros: No issues.Cons: Nothing
3.6 Mediocre12 Jul 2017
poor car rental experienceCons: extremely long lines during pick-up slow processing of a car rental booked and paid for in advance only one car option
10.0 Excellent12 Jul 2017
Hertz RentalPros: Fast and efficientCons: None
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Rated no. 4
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (54 reviews)
3 locations in Lihue
Enterprise
Locations in Lihue
3-3257 Kuhio Hwy+1 808 241 5580
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3276 Hoolimalima Pl+1 844 914 1553
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
3610 Rice St+1 808 245 7252
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.8
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  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Feb 2020
Pros: We loved how smoothly and efficiently the check in and return went.
9.6 Excellent9 Jul 2019
Cons: Car was a little hard to get into.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2019
Pros: Check in staff rocked. Super easy drop off.
10.0 Excellent7 May 2019
Pros: This Lihue location was fast, helpful and easy.
10.0 Excellent11 Feb 2019
Pros: Agents that I talked to were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely book at the Marriott again, very easy.Cons: nothing, everything worked out great. We had the car for a month and no problems at all.
8.0 Excellent2 Feb 2018
Kauai VisitPros: Very nice staff at the airport location. They are really helpful. We drove a car with excellent gas mileage.Cons: N/A
6.0 Good8 Jan 2018
Pros: The second manager and staff at Lihue airport who eventually did help us and did all they could do to make it right for us.Cons: I received a call that rental location was not open when we would arrive. The offer was to have the car (plus 2 others I rented at the same time) at a different location nearer where we were staying available the next morning. I paid $120 in cab fees to get to our location, but the next morning went to the closer location and found it closed. No one at any number we could find for Enterprise knew anything about our situation other than to suggest that we go BACK to the airport location. (I then had a voice mail from the nearer location about picking up the vehicles but no one answered when I called back. I never heard from him or the manager who gave me his private cell number to call if there was a problem. I called. No response. Ever.) We returned to the airport location (Another $60 cab fare. Once there, I will say the manager on duty was very apologetic and accommodating and even reimbursed us the cab fare. He treated us very well and he is to be commended. But the disorganization cost us a half day of our Hawaiian vacation, time with my family I can't recover.
4.4 Okay16 Aug 2017
Didn't have luxury car i reserved, charged me the same for smaller carPros: The staff was nice. They are in Hawaii, how can you not be nice if that's where you are/live? Aloha. The staff ultimately tried to accommodate me for all the things i didn't like by not charging me an extra day for a delay in a return they caused, not charing me for some other things, so i felt ok after that, like they were reasonable and accommodating.Cons: Smaller car at the same price. That's a not a good deal. Also, said they'd swap out anytime and bring me a car, but then when i wanted to, oh sorry, it's too far unless you do it before 11am (which didn't work with our vacation plans). And every time i called either location for customer service, i'd get voice mail, even during business hours.
8.0 Excellent16 Aug 2017
Didn't have what i reserved, but made accommodationsPros: What i liked is that the truck they gave me had plenty of space, was new and drove well.Cons: They didn't have the luxury car i reserved, and gave me a truck instead. Getting to/from the location was inconvenient from the airport (about a $10 cab ride for a mile and a half).
10.0 Excellent13 Aug 2017
Pros: Everything I could have expected was met. There were no unexpected issues.
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Rated no. 5
Budget
8 Excellent (71 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Budget
Locations in Lihue
3285 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 9031
Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
  • 8.1
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  • 7.9
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Recent reviews
7.2 Good24 Jan 2020
Cons: Pickup line was way too long- over half hour waiting.
6.0 Good5 Jan 2020
Pros: Drop off was very efficientCons: Wait to get the car was excruciating. Surely you can have a better check in system. Also 2nd day my daughters wanted to be added as drivers. Process was even slower. When you are on holiday you don’t want to waste your time standing in lineups. The inside of the car was not clea
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2019
Pros: Budget had a selection of cars over the holidays, whereas other car companies were sold out. The cost for our car was reasonable for the season: $770 for four days. Not cheap but we were relieved to find a car. The mileage was unbelievable. We drove all around the island for four days and only spent $40 on fuel. Pick up and drop off were easy.Cons: The price could’ve been a bit lower. Also we had to extend five hours and that raises the price over $200. That was painful.
4.4 Okay12 Nov 2019
Cons: Long waits...
3.2 Mediocre7 Oct 2019
Cons: We waited in line for over an hour and the car we were given was trashed. Not only was it covered in dents and scratches, it still had clothes from someone else and it smelled horrible. We returned the car with a full tank but were charged for fuel along with multiple other miscellaneous charges. It’s impossible to get any type of explanation or customer service at all.
9.2 Excellent6 Apr 2019
Pros: Friendly staff. Quick dropoff.Cons: Pickup took over an hour. That’s a little too long.
10.0 Excellent22 Mar 2019
Pros: The shuttle comes super often. The staff was helpful and gave us good information about the island. The drop-off was so quick and easy.Cons: Nothing, it was great.
6.4 Good20 Mar 2019
Pros: Fairly new autoCons: The Kia Rio is a really awful car! Expected a Ford Fiesta, which would have been better.
6.0 Good19 Feb 2019
Pros: The car was cleanCons: The initial check out process was unorganized. But it all worked out
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2018
Exactly what we needed!Pros: Quick and friendly service!
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.9 Good (98 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Thrifty
Locations in Lihue
3250 Hoolimalima Place+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 19:00
Tuesday06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday06:00 - 19:00
Thursday06:00 - 19:00
Friday06:00 - 19:00
Saturday06:00 - 19:00
Sunday06:00 - 19:00
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
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  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Pros: Fast, friendly service. The agents explained everything and made it very easy on me.
10.0 Excellent14 Apr 2020
Pros: Easy process and professional serviceCons: N/A
5.6 Okay1 Feb 2020
Pros: Yes the staff was helpful and friendly.Cons: The extra fees just kept stacking up once we got the car, it ended up being almost double of what paid in advance online, and the extra insurance I paid for ended up not being part of thrifty. The 15$ a day fee for your spouse to drive the car and 90$ for a tank of gas were the toppers!
7.2 Good22 Jan 2020
Pros: Check-in and check out was quick and easy.Cons: Car was in very poor shape. Not cleaned properly.
10.0 Excellent8 Jan 2020
Pros: Everything was easy and staff was phenomenal
9.6 Excellent24 Dec 2019
Pros: very nice service people at the counter, even provides with location guide , in friendely ay
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, clean car, quick return!
9.2 Excellent14 Jul 2019
Cons: The vehicle didn’t smell great, but staff was so nice it almost didn’t matter!
8.0 Excellent11 Jun 2019
Cons: The first car they gave us was damaged but once we pointed it out they quickly assigned us a new car.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2019
Cons: As good as it can be.
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Rated no. 7
Payless
7.8 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Payless
Locations in Lihue
3285 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 9395
Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay2 Jan 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly but there wasn’t enough staff for the holiday.Cons: There’s a weird system where after you wait in line to fill out the paperwork, you wait in another small and crowded area (near a stinky bathroom) while you wait for someone to bring you your car. Then you have to find someone to approve your damage observation ticket. In total, it took us 1 hour to get our car after we arrived at the Payless office.
4.0 Okay28 Dec 2019
Cons: Impossible to get in touch with the office. No live customer service. No option online to extend the rental.
6.8 Good21 Aug 2019
Cons: No hidden fees and taxes
10.0 Excellent29 Jul 2019
Pros: staff was great and drop off was so easy. loved it.Cons: car could off being cleaner on inside.
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2019
Pros: Super easy pickup and drop off.
4.8 Okay24 May 2019
Pros: Drop off was very easy. Picking up the car was quite a process, it took 20 minutes for them to pull the car around while 3 other customers (who were behind me) vehicles were pulled around and loaded up before I got my carCons: The car was very dirty on the inside, it was freshly washed on the outside but they didn’t care to vacuum, wipe down anything or clean the front window on the interior. Kind of surprised how much muck they didn’t even try to clean up before giving the car to a paying customer
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2019
Pros: Excellent staff, fast and easy drop off. Plus they dont charge extra for spouse drivers.
3.2 Mediocre4 Jan 2019
Messy and disorganizedPros: NothingCons: Payless was with Budget, but Budget clerks did not know how to properly operate Payless system. Lines were long and service unreasonably slow.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2018
Great servicePros: Great service, clean car, no hidden fees. Would rent with them again.
9.6 Excellent15 Jun 2018
Pros: Great rental rates!Cons: None
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Rated no. 8
Dollar
7 Good (87 reviews)
2 locations in Lihue
Dollar
Locations in Lihue
2440 Hoonani Road+1 808 742 8351
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
3250 Hoolimalima Place+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 19:00
Tuesday06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday06:00 - 19:00
Thursday06:00 - 19:00
Friday06:00 - 19:00
Saturday06:00 - 19:00
Sunday06:00 - 19:00
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2020
Cons: Wanted to charge a cancellation fee during COVID 19. Spoke with numerous agents to get this fee waived. Unbelievably scummy.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Staff was very friendly and helpful with travel information.
4.8 Okay24 Jan 2020
Pros: Drop off staff was nice.Cons: Pick up shuttle driver was obnoxious and rude. Annoyed he was not tipped and was rude about it. When picked up car, was charged nearly 3x the rate and only corrected because noticed by us and not by staff.
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: Kayak needs to be more transparent with travelers, information and prices. Very disappointed.
4.8 Okay4 Dec 2019
Cons: The inside of the vehicle was filthy.
10.0 Excellent29 Nov 2019
Pros: Quick and easy transaction
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2019
Pros: Easy and cheap thanksCons: Not much
3.6 Mediocre20 May 2019
Pros: Rental office was close to airport. The return was fairly easy.Cons: Had to wait a half hour to get my car. They had just washed it and it was delivered soaking wet. He car was very shabby and dented with stained seats.
8.0 Excellent3 Nov 2018
Friendly staffPros: Fixed a car issue by refunding money for a downgrade.
9.6 Excellent29 Oct 2018
Friendly StaffPros: Our Dollar staffer was super friendly and witty. Kindly offered us an upgrade.
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Rated no. 9
National
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
National
Locations in Lihue
3276 Hoolimalima Pl+1 844 914 1552
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 9.3
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  • 8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent25 Aug 2019
Cons: Our experience was great. We were upgraded to a vehicle that best suited our needs at no cost.
8.8 Excellent2 Jan 2019
OverpricedPros: Car was fine staff was fast.Cons: 4 days cost more than bringing it back & getting an upgrade for a week separately. Together price would have been $1500. Separately (2 reservations rather than 1) was $580 & $340. Ridiculous.
8.8 Excellent27 Nov 2016
Good experiencePros: Pick up and drop off went very smoothly. SUV was adequate and handled the island's roads very well. We had a late arriving flight and the office stayed open past normal hours to accommodate our reservation.Cons: Expected a RAV4 - got a Hyundai SUV instead. Not a big deal though.
Rated no. 10
Avis
7.7 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Avis
Locations in Lihue
3259 Hoolimalima Place+1 808 245 7995
Monday06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday06:30 - 21:30
Thursday06:30 - 21:30
Friday06:30 - 21:30
Saturday06:30 - 21:30
Sunday06:30 - 21:30
  • 7.9
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2019
Pros: The check in cashier was super sweet. Had lots of great travel advice, understood that we were tired from our flight and gave top notch customer service.
4.0 Okay17 Dec 2019
Pros: First car needed maintenance. They should have known this. The battery died in the parking lot.Cons: Car might have worked.
8.0 Excellent9 Jul 2019
Cons: Rental car pick up had a very long line
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2019
Pros: Is was easy to get and returnCons: They were super
8.0 Excellent7 Apr 2018
Double price when cruise ship arrives.Pros: Car was clean and nice full of fuel and ready to go. Process was fast and easy. Service and car were great, no complaints.Cons: When I priced out the same car the day before it was half as much. My fault for not reserving it then I guess. I just don’t like price gouging. Even under the guise of supply and demand.
4.8 Okay1 Apr 2018
I do not recommend Avis in LihuePros: Car was very comfortable and had no issues with operations.Cons: Pick up and drop off was chaotic, customer service was very poor. Picking up the car took an hour because of long lines and slow service. It was clear they were backed up and did not have enough vehicles clean and ready to rent. Drop off was also poor, the return area was poorly marked and the attendant did nohad promptly acknowledge us or assist in directing us for our return.
7.6 Good1 Nov 2017
Pick up slow, drop off excellent!Pros: The drop offCons: The pick up was slow and arduous
8.0 Excellent23 Aug 2017
Pros: Good value.Cons: Not the best customer service I've experienced at check-in.
5.2 Okay17 Jun 2017
Cons: Inside of car was very dirty.
7.2 Good2 Mar 2017
Vehicle problemsPros: Upgrade from full-size to SUV was appreciated.Cons: Ford Escape is not a decent vehicle in any case, but mine came with extremely loud road noise from tires, an immediate notice that it was time for an oil change, and another notice that the windshield washer fluid was low.
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
7.1 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Lihue
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Lihue
3501 Rice St 1009+1 808 652 1985
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 8.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good8 Feb 2020
Pros: Car was comfortable - outwardly seemed clean - staff was niceCons: Car smelled like cat pee almost from the time we drove out. The operation was very small and not what we expected from a front line car rental company - obviously contracted out. Not much inventory to pick from and I felt the professionalism was lacking - would never rent from them again. Gave us an uneasy feeling in regards to the paperwork we were given in the onset.
3.6 Mediocre2 Feb 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Our car had major issues. It was 13 years old with 100,00 miles on it. Windshield wipers didn't work, it started to overheat while we were sightseeing, the whole car would shake violently when you braked and the transmission was slipping gears when accelerating from a stop. It was like a bad joke.
4.0 Okay8 Jul 2019
Pros: Car AC didn’t work, windows would shut, engine check lights on. Staff told us tough luck.Cons: Better car or rate reduction for crappy car
8.4 Excellent24 Mar 2019
Pros: The staff was great. It was a super quick process.Cons: The car was a little older. A newer one would have been nice. But it was still clean and very reliable.
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2018
5 star servicePros: We were picked up by our friendly driver who was happy to answer any touristy question. On our way to the rental company, he called the guy in the office to get our car ready. The process was very speedy.Cons: We did not get the type of car we ordered but nevertheless were happy with the rental company overall.
9.6 Excellent23 Jun 2018
Worked Out WellPros: The pickup and drop off were so easy. Everyone was lovely The car worked well and was clean. All good.Cons: The price. But i think it was actually reasonable given the prices in Kauai and probably better than most.
9.6 Excellent28 May 2018
Good valuePros: Price, availability, More convenient than expected for an off airport rental locationCons: No back-up camera
6.0 Good5 Mar 2017
It did save us money...Pros: ...but was it worth it. The van only had basic features. No A/C in back, no automatic rear doors, minimal driver controls. Battery on key fob went out. Very nice people working there.
4.0 Okay15 Oct 2016
Stay awayPros: The people were friendly and helpfulCons: We rented a minivan from this place. It was the lowest line of the minivan and old. I was surprised it had automatic windows. No air conditioning in the back. We hoped to save some money, thinking all rental agencies were the same. We were wrong. We ended up spending more money on an inferior product cuz they charged us to have an extra driver, where most places will allow you to include your spouse. The car was falling apart. the lining inside was coming down and one of the interior lights kept falling down too. Halfway thru the trip (we were there for a week), the unlock button on the remote stopped working. Luckily the key fob was new enough to have an actual key in the remote fob. So, we had to unlock the door manually everytime from that point on. Overall, it was a mediocre experience. I wouldn't use this company again.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Lihue
Sunnycars
Locations in Lihue
3073 Aukele St.
3276 Hoolimalima Pl
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Lihue
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Lihue
3273 Hoolimalima Pl Suite A, Lihue, Kauai County, Hawaii+1 808 245 5823
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Easirent
1 location in Lihue
Easirent
Locations in Lihue
Lihue Airport
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Europcar
1 location in Lihue
Europcar
Locations in Lihue
Please Go To The Advantage Counter+1 808 245 5823
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Lihue
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Lihue
3273 Hoolimalima Place, Lihue+1 808 245 5823
Recent reviews
852 travellers who rented a car in Lihue gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Lihue

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in Lihue

Top tips for renting a car in Lihue

  • Kauai has limited public transportation so if you are visiting, a rental car is really important. First, you’ll need a car to get around to restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Additionally, numerous beaches and some of the more popular attractions like Waimea Canyon, Grove Farm, and Kauai Museum are a good distance from most hotels and resorts.
  • Visiting Hawaii is a dream vacation for many. Kauai’s capital city, Lihue, is home to the largest and the most popular airport in the state. If flying into the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, you’ll enjoy many conveniences, including six on-site rental car companies. The rental car offices are located outside of baggage claim. Access to other rental car agencies is also possible via a shuttle.
  • In Kauai there are lots of bicyclists and pedestrians. While driving, you’ll need to keep an eye out for them. Additionally, note that there are some one-lane bridges on the island. Read up on one lane bridge etiquette before driving on one to be prepared.
  • If you live in a big city, you’ll feel as though there is little to no rush hour in Lihue. However, the busiest traffic time in Lihue starts in the morning at about 7 a.m., when residents are headed to work, and continues through around 8:30 a.m. The evening commute begins a little earlier than in most other cities (around 3:30 p.m.) and continues to about 6 p.m.
  • Book your rental car in Lihue at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Lihue

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lihue.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lihue are Alamo (9.0, 208 reviews), Enterprise (8.8, 119 reviews), and Thrifty (7.8, 94 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Mini car rental in Lihue costs ₹ 4,328 per day, on average.