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Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

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Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

Thanks for the feedback .. any difference/thoughts renting a car at the airport versus the downtown hotels..especially in terms of quality and/or price of the car? Avis has an office that the Hyatt and Hertz at the Hilton..was looking to use one of those two companies. We will stay at one of those hotels. If the airport locations are more recommended--we wud hv no problem going there after check out and pick it up.

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Johannesburg, South...
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1. Re: Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

I would rent at the airport.

Leigh-on Sea...
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2. Re: Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

I book the rental well in advance and have the car delivered to my hotel for a reasonable charge, as , after a long ,overnight flight from the UK, I just can't face the drive from the airport to my accommodation.

The upside of picking the car up at the airport is that there is usually a wide choice of alternative vehicles in the car lot should the car you are offered is not suitable downside is that if you decide the vehicle is not suitable

Hout Bay, South...
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3. Re: Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

Rent at the airport, bigger selection and you are all good to go, no need to schedule them to deliver the car to you and then wait around.

Leeds, United...
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4. Re: Car Rental -- downtown hotel or airport

If you are staying in the city, then just hire in the city.

If you are arriving at the airport and want your car for your time in the city, then hire at the airport.

I really can’t see any difference between the 2 locations

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