We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Car rental

Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
11 posts
410 reviews
Save Topic
Car rental

We will be in Poipu from mid-January to mid-February (one month). What alternatives do we (2) have to renting a car at airport for the month?

We need a car to grocery shop; sightsee to Princeville once; and play golf a few times. Or, how do we get the best rate from Hertz?

Mentioned in this post
Princeville
Princeville
Kauai, HI
7 replies to this topic
Healy, Alaska
Destination Expert
for Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Level Contributor
43,154 posts
44 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Car rental

I would try this company and see what they offer. You might try booking a few weeks at a time rather than one month to see if that gets you a better rate: https://www.discounthawaiicarrental.com/

Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
5,944 posts
318 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Car rental

Why are you limiting yourself to Hertz? Other than one trip to Princeville, is there no

other sightseeing/trips you want to take considering you’ll be there a month (excluding the golfing)?

Mentioned in this post
Princeville
Princeville
Kauai, HI
La Mirada...
Destination Expert
for Kauai
Level Contributor
17,202 posts
136 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Car rental

In addition to what coalminer said, check rates on Costco too if you are a member. Both offer no-obligation bookings so you can continue to look for a better rate. Make sure you check your credit card for length of rental coverage. My VISA will only cover a rental up to 15 days. We've stayed for 3 weeks at a time and broke our rental into two periods.

Canada
Level Contributor
9,446 posts
46 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Car rental

All good suggestions.

IME Hertz often has some of the higher rates.

We do a courtesy booking through the Costco site for best pricing and continue to check back.

I will say rates have been sky high across the board for this winter

Denver
Destination Expert
for Poipu
Level Contributor
3,477 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Car rental

I know 22Kauai rented from a local place when they stayed for 3-4 weeks last summer, but I can't remember the name of it. You can message her if she doesn't chime in here. Google tells me there are two options - http://www.islandcars.net/ and http://rentacarkauai.com/

Those cars are definitely nothing to brag about (they are not the shiny late model cars you'll get from the big companies) but the price is right, and she said the people were super friendly and helpful.

I agree with aldergreen - you don't plan to go anywhere besides Princeville and golfing? That's not how I would spend a month on Kauai, but to each their own...

Edited: 26 October 2017, 23:30
Mentioned in this post
Kauai
Kauai
Hawaii
Princeville
Princeville
Kauai, HI
California
Level Contributor
9,913 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Car rental

I rent from http://kauairentacar.com

Just reserved for three weeks this summer. So much cheaper than what I was finding through Costco!

California
Level Contributor
39,668 posts
122 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Car rental

Costco was over $200 more for my January trip. Prices are crazy right now.

Hertzi is usually the most expensive option.

Reply to: Car rental
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted