Cons: The woman at the pick up counter was wonderful and did a great job. The car itself was not clean inside and there were even stains on the seats.
2.0 Mediocre6 Aug 2019
Cons: Kayak Allowed me to make a reservation but when I arrived budget did not have any cars available to rent so why doesn’t KAYAK allow a reservation to be made if the facility has no cars available. This happens over and over again with other car rental agencies booked via KAYAK
4.0 Okay13 Mar 2019
Cons: Ripped us off. Will be getting in touch with corporate. Rude service upon return.
3.6 Mediocre8 Dec 2018
Not a great experience at allPros: The car was a gas saver and comfortable.Cons: I got to the place at 8:15am and it was not opened. The sign says open at 8am, but only the car maintenance guy was there and he did not have the keys to the door. He called the manager of that location, and the manager stated that the person that opens at that location had to go to the hospital; I can understand that. I then called Budget customer service and they said that there was a Budget 20 blocks up the road, but that we needed to find a way to the other location. They have a shuttle that goes from the airport to that location, but could not have the shuttle pick us up and take us to the location; which is further from the airport from the location that two others and I, who had reservations, were waiting for. Finally an employee opened the door at 8:55am. The car that I got had damage on it and you can tell that its been in an it. Also, I had to argue back and forth with the maintenance guy for a few minutes to put air in a tire that my wife and I can obviously see was flat. We had to travel nearly 300 miles to our destination and would not take the risk of riding on a flat tire.
8.0 Excellent10 Oct 2018
Cons: I didn't like the brand of the car
3.2 Mediocre8 Apr 2018
Fuel guageCons: File guage didn’t work. Hard to refuel.
10.0 Excellent16 Feb 2018
Pros: ServiceCons: N/A
10.0 Excellent29 Jan 2018
Excellent!Pros: Nice service, car was clean and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2017
Pros: It was a very easy pick-up and drop-off!
2.8 Mediocre28 Oct 2017
Pros: NothingCons: They took out extra money because of their mistake and after they did not return the full amount. I will never again take the car in Budget. In the Budget - budgetary service ...
Cons: Hertz overbooked its reservations. On the morning of pickup, the staff told us there were no cars available for the 6 people waiting with confirmed reservations. Took them about 2 hours to scramble to find other cars for us. It wasn't the fault of the staff at the location, but of Hertz Corporate overbooking their vehicles.
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2019
Cons: Not easy to find the place even with Google Maps.
10.0 Excellent14 Aug 2019
Cons: Prompt quick and reliable service
9.6 Excellent13 Aug 2019
Cons: I think the car rental place closing at 5 on Monday is ridiculous. Everything else was great.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jun 2019
Cons: My debit card was alittle damaged from the back that it wouldn’t swipe they didn’t NOT want to Type in my information and basically we’re no help. I had to walk up and down south beach with my bags looking for another car rental place.
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Well at least you had to give me the possibility to rent the car.
8.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Pros: Easy process to pickup and drop-off.Cons: I was given a midsize car instead of the full-size I had reserved.
7.6 Good13 Feb 2019
Pros: LocationCons: Pick up
10.0 Excellent29 Jan 2019
Cons: The garage the rentals are kept in was a little confusing to enter especially when you had to punch for a ticket. Otherwise it as great!
2.0 Mediocre24 Sep 2018
Rip offCons: Obnoxious company Lied about hours of location Impossible to get in contact with Overcharge at desk for upgrade
Cons: They didn’t even have my car. I made reservations on 2 enterprise places and none of them helped me. The service it’s terrible and I would never recommend. Waste of my time going there on a first place. But for the future I know. I will never ever rent from them
2.0 Mediocre13 Oct 2020
Pros: Nothing. They didn’t have any cars for us to take and left us stranded.Cons: Everything. They didn’t have any cars for us to take and left us stranded. The girl was rude and didn’t communicate well as to how she was trying to fix the problem. We ended up leaving the location and going with a rental car down the street.
2.0 Mediocre13 Oct 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Lady at the desk was incredibly rude and unhelpful. Reserved a convertible. Not only did they not have a convertible, but they actually didn’t have ANY cars available at the time we reserved. And we had a tour booked that we were trying to make. After an hour they told us that they’d located a car but that it was getting an oil change and therefore may take another hour. So we canceled, ubered to Budget, and got a car on the spot.
7.2 Good24 Sep 2020
Pros: Fast pick up and drop offCons: Not too clean, and tank was not full.
5.6 Okay10 Sep 2020
Pros: Price of the rental was a good valueCons: Car was absolutely horrible, non working charger port was an inconvenience especially on a long road trip.
5.6 Okay18 Aug 2020
Cons: Radio didn’t work and the car was dirty inside when I got it
4.8 Okay8 Jun 2020
Pros: The convertible mustang was perfect for driving down the coast from Miami to Key West!Cons: After confirming location, I ubered from my hotel which cost 27$ to the location because I could not get in touch with anyone to pick me up, which was the main reason I chose enterprise. The location was closed and I called Enterprise’s main number and they told me to go to another location which was also closed. At this point I had more in Uber than I did in the rental. I finally got ahold of another location and had to Uber again there. Once I got the car there was no walk around, it had a half a tank of fuel causing me to make another stop, and was filthy inside and smelled of smoke.
Cons: I paid a lot extra for a convertible. However, when I arrived there was no convertible available and I had to take another car.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2018
They had no cars!Cons: We had a reservation. Avis even said they had our reservation. But they had no cars. So, yeah, that wasn't ver helpful.
8.0 Excellent3 Oct 2017
6.8 Good8 Jul 2017
Pros: Easy of pickup/returnCons: That it was not possible to drop off the car at the end of the rental. I had to keep the car overnight at my own expense.
7.6 Good4 Jul 2017
Bait and switchPros: Nothing good to sayCons: The lady wanted to put us in a beatle. I ordered 5 passenger car with two bags. She wanted to make us pay $70 more for a similar car. I showed her what we ordered and insisted she upgrade us if she didn't have what we ordered. After threats to call Avis and complain she then was able to find a car and keep the original price. Not happy with how she handled herself or represented the company. Your staff needs to be retrained. I will question if I will use your company again because of how we were treated.
8.4 Excellent25 Apr 2017
Cons: long wait to get car
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2017
Pros: I love everything.. we bought a 3 day rental for $50 on an economy size car and got there and was upgraded to. Kia Soul Crossover for no extra money.. what a value!
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2016
AmazingPros: Good customer serviceCons: Nothing lol
Cons: After having a reservation and waited in line for an hour the guy from the rental came and told that the didn’t have any more cars. So whats the point on making a reservation if they are not enough organized to know how many cars they have available. Worst experience ever
9.6 Excellent3 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and got me in and out of my car quickly
10.0 Excellent26 Nov 2016
Free upgrade....no hassels!Pros: We reserved a RAV4 for our trip at a great price. We ended up with a Chevy Tahoe for the same price!
Cons: I received a conformation and show up to the rental with no cars available I lost 2 hours plus Uber rides because of that. I also paid for insurance that charged me so now I have to go through that process.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2021
Pros: Nothing, I reserved a car days in advance and the location was not able to offer me a rental car. The line to get to the window was 4 hours long. Complete disorganization.Cons: To be able to rent the car I reserved
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2021
Cons: I made a reservation for 1pm in Miami Beach at 4332 Collins Ave. I arrived at Alamo at 1pm. There was a line of 100 people and only 2 people working for Alamo. I waited for almost 2.5 hours and finally got my car at 3:27pm. You owe me for 2.5 hours that I paid for but didn’t use plus wasting 2.5 hours of my life.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jul 2020
Cons: I book the car,call them that I will get there later. When arrived they did not have the car
4.0 Okay6 Sep 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Car delivered with just a half a tank of gas.
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff was very helpful. He upgraded my vehicle, since no one wanted to rent that vehicle (a truck).Cons: Nothing. Easy process.
9.6 Excellent1 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff all great. Pick up very convenient, drop off kind of far from the airport. Made flight tight, but overall experience was great. Car was great. Got a nice free upgrade and price was fantastic for a drop off in a different city.
2.0 Mediocre20 Feb 2019
Pros: Nothing - location hard to find, no cars available after making advanced registration, no warning to customers it would be 4 to 6 hours to get a car. This location was horrible.Cons: The location could have ensured my car was not given to someone else, along with the 5 other people there they told the same thing, after advanced reservations were made. I had to Uber to the MIA airport to pick up a car - will Alamo cover those additional costs?
9.6 Excellent19 Feb 2019
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, correct information and payment, no deposite for the car, we got that car we choosed, very easy and fast drop off
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb 2019
Pros: The person checking us in told us that it would be at least a two hour wait to get our car. He was willing to just cancel our reservation.Cons: When we arrived the location was packed with people and it was an over 2 hour wait to get our car.
Pros: Nothing.Cons: I made the reservation days in advance and they didn't have a car. They said I could be wait listed for much later in the day. I went to talk with them the day prior to ensure that had a vehicle and they were closed during supposed open hours of operation. I had to alter my plans due to Thrifty not working with the third party reservation. I had not been contacted by Thrifty to say no car available.
6.0 Good24 Apr 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly.Cons: Even with a reservation, it took an hour to get the car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar 2021
Pros: Nothing. NEVER RECEIVED CARCons: KAYAK OVERBOOKED THE LOCATION BY 35 CARS. THERE WAS A FOUR DAY WAIT FROM MY SCHEDULED PICKUP TIME. Absolute trash, you guys at kayak.
4.4 Okay22 Oct 2019
Pros: 1. The vehicle we ordered was not available. 2. The Vehicle was not full with fuel. 3. We needed to change the drop-off location and it would cost more than then entire week of rental.Cons: Change fees should not be more than an entire rental for one full week. Thrifty is stealing.
8.0 Excellent11 Aug 2019
Pros: Rental location was only 1 block away from our first hotel in Miami Beach, so that was great. We then used the car to drive to the Keys.Cons: Rental agent was very pushy about buying the toll road option.
6.4 Good19 Jun 2017
Cons: The employee arrived late, after the opening hour. We can't dropoff outside business hours ans there is no free parking on Miami beach, so we had to pay USD$19 for the parkijng (1 night) to bring back the car the morning after... Which makes the overall rental price much higher than expected.
8.8 Excellent27 Nov 2016
No major problems, would use againPros: Nice car, only 2000 miles on it. Price was very goodCons: Outgoing rental agency was slow and disorganized. Vehicle exterior was dirty and it only had 1/4 tank of fuel so I had to stop for fuel shortly after getting the car
2.0 Mediocre26 Nov 2016
Cons: Absolutely horrible. They didn't have a car for me even if bought I had a reservation. Made me go to the airport. Then wanted me to pay 350 for a Camry.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2016
No car to rentPros: There was nothing to like about this joke of a company.Cons: When I arrived to pick-up my car that morning, there were no cars available at the pick-up location. When I asked the attendant when some would be arriving she made a two minute phone call. She said that none were scheduled to come in that day and I would need to go to the airport to pick-up a car. This was not an option since I did not have a car, nor the time go the 20+ miles to the airport during rush hour to get a car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Feb 2016
They did not have my car. I stopped in he day priPros: NothingCons: No car and abhorrent customer service
Pros: The car was given to me quickly because someone had just dropped it off who I had befriended in line. Staff was professional. Car was very nice.Cons: I was outraged that I was not alerted to the fact that my rental was due BEFORE my scheduled drop off time, or I would incur a $150 + taxes and tolls ($25) fee. I called to say I would be 45 mins late to drop off and was told the Miami Beach office would be closed, there was NO garage, NO key drop box, and my ONLY option was to pay $150 to return it to Miami Airport. Given that this office had ZERO grace period and had not alerted me to the severity of this penalty in advance, I do not believe the company should have charged me this fee. It is ludicrous and I will not use this company again.
4.0 Okay1 Apr 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Don’t gimme the car. They said no more car with no explication.
8.0 Excellent30 Mar 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helped me clarifying some doubts I had mainly related to the tolls. Drop-off was easy. The car very comfortable.Cons: I don't have suggestions, for me everything was fine.
2.0 Mediocre5 Mar 2021
Pros: NothingCons: We booked a car for $33.26 per day. When we got to the dollar car rental we were told that they don’t have anything available other then bmw and mercedes. They were much more expensive then what we booked. We just waisted money for uber and didn’t get any car.
2.0 Mediocre8 Feb 2021
Pros: No lo rente me dijeron que devolverían el dinero y aún no lo han realizado, agradezco su ayuda urgenteCons: No lo rente me dijeron que devolverían el dinero y aún no lo han realizado, agradezco su ayuda urgente
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2020
Pros: NothingCons: They canceled my reservation the same day on me
Cons: Booked a reservation and location was closed, unable to pick up a vehicle and unable to obtain refund via car rental company or the third party site for the resevation.
7.2 Good8 Jul 2019
Pros: Manager at the desk was excellent!!!! Super fast and friendlyCons: Car was not cleaned between rentals and filled will paper and packing supplies
2.0 Mediocre11 Feb 2019
Cons: You made a reservation for a company that doesn’t work out of that location anymore so when I went to get the car they did not accept the reservation so I had to make a walk-in reservation with them at twice the rate because I didn’t have a choice.
2.0 Mediocre31 Jan 2019
Cons: I was given a reservation for a car rental from a location and company that was no longer in business was there. I was given a reservation for a car in Payless rental car but when I went to the location it was a Budget rental car and they said they do not accept reservations from Payless.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan 2019
Cons: they did not have system so could not rent the car!
Miami Beach, like most destinations in the U.S., is best explored by car. Public transportation in the city is very slow and often the wait times are long. For instance, to go from Miami Beach to the Dolphins’ stadium would take just 25 minutes in a car, but via public transportation it would take over an hour and a half.
If you are planning on picking up a hire car after landing at Miami International Airport then head to the MIA hire Car Center with the MIA Mover, located on the third floor between the Flamingo and Dolphin Garages.
Pedestrians, particularly pedestrians out walking their dogs, are very common in Miami Beach. As a result, jaywalking is also a common occurrence and drivers should keep their eyes open for any unexpected street crossers. Pedestrians will be most common in the afternoon and evening hours, so keep that in mind when driving around Miami Beach.
As a major city, Miami does have its fair share of rush hour traffic. The morning rush hour is the lighter of the two and only lasts from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. most mornings. The afternoon and evening rush hour is a bit more severe and lasts from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the work week. US-1 and I-95 are by far the worst culprits for rush hour traffic, so drivers should make an effort to avoid them during the busiest times.
Book your rental car in Miami Beach at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Intermediate rental cars in Miami Beach are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Miami Beach
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Miami Beach are Alamo (7.4, 70 reviews), Enterprise (7.0, 110 reviews), and Hertz (6.8, 84 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Miami Beach is AED 11.80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between AED 142 and AED 189, depending on the car size.
Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Miami Beach.
A Mini car rental in Miami Beach costs AED 407 per day, on average.
A Luxury car rental in Miami Beach costs AED 242 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Miami Beach costs AED 101 per day, on average.
Drivers will find that all sizes of vehicles are well suited for Miami Beach. A diversity of vehicles from trucks and SUVs, to convertibles and compacts are all well represented in this city. In general, the roads are fairly wide (and so are the parking spaces), so extra large vehicles will have no issues when it comes to navigating Miami Beach.
Miami features a variety of speed limits from 25 mph all the way up to 70 mph on interstate highways. On urban roads drivers will typically see speed limits ranging between 30 and 50 mph, depending on the size of the road, while residential areas usually feature speed limits of 25 mph.
Petrol prices are, on average, about $2.25 per gallon in Miami Beach. This is on the cheaper side of petrol prices in the U.S., with many cities featuring more expensive petrol such as New York City with its average of $2.60 per gallon.
In general, drivers will find that parking garages are the best option in Miami Beach. Streetside parking is also an option, but it fills up fast and can be hard to come by during peak hours. Parking garages are more than suitable for most occasions, however. Additionally, drivers will find that the average cost of parking ranges from $1 to $5 per hour in the parking garages.