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Old 01-23-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
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just curious....a hotel shuttle will take you somewhere besides their hotel??...even if you're staying there?
Sometimes, yes. Some hotels provide courtesy vans that will shuttle you to local restaurants, malls, etc. Usually at the business traveler oriented hotels.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: New Mexico and Arizona
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One specific note is that "Hertz Local Edition" is a semi-separate division that is off-airport; there aren't many of them, but there is one near the Mesa-Tempe boundary and near the end of the light rail.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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Yes, there are hotels that will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at another location, provided you are staying at their hotel. And yes, this hotel tends to cater towards business travelers. Even if they would not drop us off at the site, the off-site car rental location is close to the hotel we are staying at.

In addition, this Enterprise location does NOT allow return to the airport, even for an additional charge. It must be returned to their off-site location, before 12:00 noon on Saturday. They are closed on Sunday. (I think all the off-site locations are closed on Sunday.)

Also, thanks for mentioning, but I am aware of the upsell with the insurance products from the car rental companies. We have ample insurance that will cover us in the rental car. The clerk can try and sell us all they want, however, we will politely decline.

And finally, there is not an extra charge for the husband/wife as additional driver.

Thanks for all your replies.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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I just rented a car in Phoenix for ten days last year. It was over $200 cheaper off airport. Enterprise picked me up and dropped me off....Enterprise was cheaper than Budget which surprised me. A friend told me, I wouldn't have considered them.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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quick comment on rental car insurance:

though your own insurance probably covers you for a rental car, it probably doesn't cover you for the rental company's loss of use of the car....check with your company....you may want to get "loss damage waiver" at the counter, but it's pricey....or just be careful when driving!
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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As an alternative, flash your Triple A (AAA) card to get additional drivers at no cost.

I was going to try this company (Car Rental Phoenix Airport | Discount Phoenix Car Rental AZ ) but the reviews seemed a little sketchy. If anybody had good results with these guys, I'd be interested in hearing about it. They do rent 5-8 year old vehicles which bothers some.

If get a good rate at the airport like I did a few weeks back, I would never consider the hassle of renting off site. But when the rates push $400 a week for a sub compact, I will explore all of my options.
Their fleet is..."lacking". 2934 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix AZ, 85008 - Google Maps
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:16 PM
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When I travel to Phoenix, I use the super shuttle to get to a car rental place on indian school road.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Whenever I have to leave my Fusion Hybrid or my Escape overnight for servicing at Sanderson Ford, they supply me with a car from their onsite Enterprise rent a car. I do have to pay some of the car fee if I want to upgrade from the supplied tiny Daiwoo vehicle. My point is that the taxes are horrific! They charge for the Glendale sports arena on rental cars. Ya just can't win!
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Yes, Enterprise was surprisingly much less than Budget or Dollar. Go figure.
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