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Alamo

8.3

Excellent

150 reviews

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Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.6

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Cons:

I asked for a full size car, was given a compact SUV, was told that was an upgrade. Negative, the Chevy Malibu I requested has more cubic square feet over all than that compact SUV. We had a wedding party for our daughter's wedding and wanted the space, but I could barely get our luggage in this compact, much less more people with room.

Pros:

Staff was friendly and drop off was easy. Agent even asked if they could have done something to make my rental better. Great Alamo team in Kalispell at FCA.

Cons:

May just be a mountain thing and all cars being parked outside but car was pretty dusty.

Pros:

yes and very efficient, no wait time, very nice car , easy return!

Cons:

Nothing

Cons:

I was pleased with the car and rental experience.

Pros:

Yes the staff was great and drop off was easy.

Cons:

The rental could have been a little better. The backup camera glass was broken and the windshield wipers wouldn't shut off.

Pros:

Yes the staff was friendly enough, though the clerk at pickup was not very well trained. Pickup took far too long...as though they were not ready for me even though I had pre-registered.

Cons:

The car was out of California with summer highway tires...not suitable for winter driving in Montana where we have snow and ice. A car with these kind of tires should never be rented in Montana in the winter. The low-tire warning light was on...2 tires were under inflated. This should have been fixed before renting the car. The wiper blades needed changing for they would not clear the windshield adequately.

1 out of 24

Enterprise

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8.0

Excellent

41 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

6.7

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Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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Pros:

we were able to pick up the car quickly

Cons:

The car itself was not good. When we asked if the car had 4 wheel drive we were told we would be fine without it without ever inquiring into where we were going-we could’ve used four wheel drive. While driving just along the highways themselves the car had difficulty maintaining speed and struggled at the slightest incline. The Bluetooth connection in the car was spotty at best; not to mention if you need to plug your phone in it wouldn’t play navigation from that phone anymore. If any of us had been traveling alone with this vehicle it would’ve been almost dangerous trying to read navigation from our phones the whole time. Having a good system for navigation on a rental car should absolutely be standard.

Pros:

We did a one way rental and everything went as planned. Staff at both enterprise locations were efficient and very professional.

Cons:

We arrived early into Whitefish and had hoped to pick up our vehicle early but there was insufficient inventory. Not the company’s fault but some flexibility would have been ideal.

Pros:

Staff at Enterprise is always superior. Helpful, fun, friendly.

Cons:

this one cost a bundle and it was a mid-size SUV.

Pros:

The woman running the place when I picked up the car was terrific! Friendly, well-informed, helpful.

Pros:

The branch manager, Krystal, was absolutely fantastic!!

Pros:

drop was easy. immediate shuttle to FCA airport. Customer service rep proactively met me outside to do final paperwork

1 out of 8

Avis

7.9

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.4

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This location is great, right outside the doors when you land. The folks were friendly and super helpful. Our car was newer, cleaned and on full for our fun hiking trip.

Pros:

The front desk was super accommodating. Friendly and organized staff.

Cons:

Nothing

Pros:

dollar rental was very friendly and helpful. When our flight was delayed Avis would not assure us that we would have a suv to rent.

Cons:

If someone is willing to pay for a suv even though they can't pick it up when planned, they should make sure the suv is there when they get there.

Cons:

This was at Glacier National Airport in Kalispell, MT. Made the reservation with Avis because the value was reasonable and they were open at 8 AM when I needed to pick up the car and make it to an appointment. Arrived at 8 AM and two people at the counter, neither of which could rent me the car because they did not work the front desk. They said the person was running late and would be in shortly. Thirty minutes later, the front desk person was still not there. Could not wait any longer so I went to Budget and they had just what I needed and for the same price. Avis lost the rental and a customer.

Cons:

The tires on my rental required filling every other day. As soon as I left the lot, the tire light came on....luckily nothing happened and they didn’t deflate completely but I still feel like this should have been looked at prior to me driving

Pros:

The Staff was friendly but didn't talk my ear off, the Vehicle was newer & in great shape. It also got decent gas mileage for a big ford expedition, about 20 MPG. Pick Up & Drop Off was a breeze & took less than 5 minutes for both.

Cons:

I thought the $1,300.00 Price Tag was Pretty Steep for 6 Days, especially since the last day I dropped the vehicle off between 7:30 & 8:00 AM.

1 out of 11

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Pros:

Super friendly staff. Very easy rental and return. One of my better rental experiences.

Pros:

Got car I needed and everything went quick and smooth

Cons:

Nothing

Pros:

Thecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,

Cons:

As above

Pros:

Check in and paperwork were simple

Cons:

Parking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.

Pros:

The best van i ever rented

Cons:

would aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park

Pros:

Super friendly staff. Very easy rental and return. One of my better rental experiences.

Pros:

Got car I needed and everything went quick and smooth

Cons:

Nothing

Pros:

Thecar was ok but not what I ordered. They offered me $20 off per day which frankly was an insult. They initially offered me a hundai sonata which would totally not work for 4 large adults. I booked the car 3 months ago so I gave them way more lead time than necessary,

Cons:

As above

Pros:

Check in and paperwork were simple

Cons:

Parking lot is 100 yards from the terminal and in the dirt.

Pros:

The best van i ever rented

Cons:

would aways prefer unlimited miles did not like the restriction as we were out west in a national park

1 out of 2

Budget

9.3

Excellent

25 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

7.3

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Pros:

ALL GOOD ! ! !

Pros:

Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Literally nothing

Pros:

Quick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!

Pros:

The car was new and clean. Budget charged exactly the fee that was quoted. Quick service at the airport.

Best price. I got the cheapest car which was a Toyota Corolla, not bad. And I was offered an upgrade which I politely declined. Cars are just outside the door and returns are a little further, 50 meters or so.

The gentleman at the rental counter was so friendly and efficient, not to mention funny and engaging. He not only got us on our way quickly, but offered suggestions for restaurants in the areas we were going, which were great because at this time of year a lot of places were closing for the season. He gave us a 2021 Camry with low miles, and it was immaculately clean and gas efficient. Overall, a great experience.

Due to chip shortage, my daily rental was over 250/day without buying any insurance. Due to pandemic, I couldn’t postpone this vacation and had to rent. I couldn’t/can’t blame Budget for this but it does relate to my stating not used to not getting what I paid for. Budget was great in all other areas.

Pros:

ALL GOOD ! ! !

Pros:

Super easy drop off. Young lady at the counter when I picked up was incredibly helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Literally nothing

Pros:

Quick and easy to understand instructions for rentals. Very informative. Beth showed us the car we would be using, so that we wouldn’t get confused and she also offered the best choice for us, since there are some age restrictions. She also gave us unlimited mileage which was a huge bonus for us! We will be booking with Budget again soon! Thanks Beth!

1 out of 3

Thrifty

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8.2

Excellent

20 reviews

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.8

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Pros:

at drop off, I explained that the gas tank was FULL. After reviewing the bill before boarding my flight, I discovered that I was charged for the cost of $97 for fuel. I had to go back to the agent (behind the security) and she corrected it. I find this annoying as it is a basic component of checking out a rental car. Other attendants go over the statement LINE by LINE. Not at this station. Peculiar, With kind regards, Roger van den Bergh

Cons:

Please pay attention at checkout.

Pros:

Very friendly staff, no line and easy rental process.

Cons:

I wasn't sure how to return the vehicle - had to take keys to the desk unlike other rental experiences where someone is there waiting to check you in or you leave the keys in the car. Signage would have helped as we were in a rush.

Pros:

I liked the rental once I got one.

Cons:

The first rental not properly working, it wouldn’t start up right away, the car had several dents and scratches on the car, it also smelled like smoke. When I made the reservation counter aware, they acted as if there wasn’t a problem. Business as usual.

Pros:

Friendly staff and super easy pickup / drop off.

Cons:

I had no other expectations to be met that were not. Very pleased.

Pros:

The staff was incredibly helpful and to-the-point. He did not try to sell me any add-ons or unneeded extras, and got us in and out very quickly. The car was top-notch (I don’t think a Chrysler 300 fits in the “compact” category that we paid for, but we certainly didn’t complain) and drove very well.

Cons:

We found a bit of trash in the backseat and the trunk. Nothing shocking, but we did end up cleaning out more trash than we added to the car.

Pros:

quick, easy and very good service from the counter help from Hertz/Thrifty employees. I am very pleased. Nancy

1 out of 4

National

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7.4

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

5.9

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Waited for an hour and a half to get our car after traveling all day. The office was obviously understaffed, and everyone who asked about the delay was told that it would just be a few more minutes. Vehicle was dirty with trash still in it from the previous renters.

Good service. Good pickup and return. Very expensive. We were told there were no cars to rent. So price was high. But there were lots of cars there. We paid far too much.

Easy to work with and upgraded my vehicle when requested.

Easy pickup and return

1 out of 2

Easirent

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Comfort

-

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Value for money

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Payless

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-

Comfort

-

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-

Value for money

-

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Sunnycars

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Comfort

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Value for money

-

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310 travelers who rented a car in Kalispell gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

  • Plonked amidst various scenic lakes and beautiful national parks, renting a car in Kalispell is definitely a must to seize the chance and explore not only inner Kalispell and its casinos, but also the breathtaking surroundings encasing the city. Flathead Lake, for instance, is only a 15-minute ride away, and within a 1-3 hours’ drive you can be in the many surrounding refuges and national forests to explore the beautiful scenery of Montana.
  • The Glacier Park International Airport lies about 10 miles north of Kalispell and sports various car hire agencies on the airport grounds, including Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and National. The four agencies are located at the terminal close to the Baggage Claim area, and within approximately 20 minutes travelers can be at the center of Kalispell. There are also further off-site agencies that offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
  • Montana has particularly scenic and breathtaking scenery, but it is also a pitfall when it comes to concentrating while driving. Remember to stay focused and don’t let the wonderful surroundings distract you. Drunk driving and distracted driving are still the most common reasons why accidents are caused here. Make sure to take regular breaks, especially when driving over longer stretches of road, and change drivers regularly if possible.
  • When venturing out of Kalispell to explore the surrounding parks, make sure to adapt your speed to the winding mountain roads, especially in winter. When visiting Kalispell in winter, generally ensure that the hire car is properly equipped and has winter tires attached. Also, if necessary, rent snow chains and carry some snacks, a blanket, and a thermos with you. When driving in Kalispell, also bear in mind that, due to the piled up snow on either side, the streets will be narrower.
  • Book your rental car in Kalispell at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars in Kalispell are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average
  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kalispell are Alamo (9.0, 175 reviews), and Avis (8.3, 59 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Kalispell is ₪15.39 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪185 and ₪246, depending on the car size.

  • Luxury (Cadillac DTS or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kalispell.

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

  • A Luxury car rental in Kalispell costs ₪162 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Kalispell costs ₪194 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Kalispell costs ₪229 per day, on average.

  • In Kalispell, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo 4170 Us-2 (1 km from city center ).

  • Opting for a 4-wheel-drive car in Kalispell is definitely a good choice -- and not only in the winter. With gravel roads, winding mountain roads, and wintery conditions all a possible part of the experience, it is better to have a car which provides the essential traction. The SUV is still one of the most popular cars for this area, so opting for one will also make you blend in with the locals better.

  • Unless posted differently, 25 mph is allowed to be driven within the city of Kalispell, but, especially during the cold months, it is imperative to adjust your speed and slow down considerably. On some highways, drivers can go up to 80 mph, but some also only permit 70 mph, so check the signs on the right-hand side.

  • There are various possibilities for parking in Kalispell, from metered on-street parking to parking garages and lots. When parking on the street, always read the signs for time restrictions and prices, though usually fees apply Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available in the city or at the airport.

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