Reviews of Avis Alaska (Rent Cars)

441 B St, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

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Here you will be able to see the reviews of people who used the services and products of Avis Alaska (Rent Cars) in Alaska.

Nowadays this firm gets a rating of 3.5 over 5 and the score has been based on 80 reviews.

As you can read, its rating is quite good, and it's based on a high number of opinions, so we may conclude that the assessment is quite accurate. If many people have bothered to give their opinion when they've done well with the business, is that it works.

As you know, we do not usually stop to write scores when they are correct and we usually do it only if we have had a problem or incidence...

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REVIEWS OF Avis Alaska IN Alaska

Katrina Grates

I booked my car online, reserved it and received no notification that I could not use a debit card at this car rental agency. I get all the way there, and the receptionist quite rudely refused to provide me a rental due to not having a credit card on me. They gave me a brochure to read and their terms & conditions says debit cards are accepted upon deposit. I called the corporate office and was told there was nothing they could do. Quite a shame they are so eager to turn business away so easily.

Joelle Swalling

Dwayne Suber

The team was very friendly and helpful!! I recommend giving them a try before dealing with another R.A.C company. Thanks!!!!

Rod Swisshelm

Walked in and agent immediately excused herself on a personal call. Came back a few minutes later and said she did not have cars to rent as everything is reserved. I said I had checked online at my hotel and there were plenty available. She stated she only had and SUV she could rent me. I went online, on my phone, at the counter, and was able to reserve a car immediately. She said I would have to come back in 1 to 2 hours as it would not be in her system until then. Received confirmation email immediately saying car was ready but she said I would have to wait. Guess I will need to rent from other companies in the future.

Delbert Brown

Laurence Vooys

Not a great experience with this location. Employees tried to charge me for gas even though I filled up less than 5 minutes before returning and had the receipt to prove it. Turns out they were looking at the engine temperature gauge instead of the fuel level. When I pointed this out, they doubled down and claimed the fuel icon was supposed to change when it was full. Now that's a car feature I've never heard of... This was after a poor experience picking the car up. First was told to wait 30 minutes because my car wasn't ready, but they were more than happy to give me a different car for about ten bucks. Conveniently, they didn't mention that was per day... I turned them down and suddenly they did have the car I had booked. Two stars only because the car was clean and in decent shape.

Jorge Solis

Kayla Hastings

It's very small and kind of understaffed. But I had no problems with getting my vehicle

derek peters

Peace Wang


Christina Marie Jo

Lady's here were amazing. I had no issues with anything and I even forgot something in the car and when I returned for it they said it was something they thought they got in the mail from one of their partners. Made my day since it was something I had made myself. Got a great deal on top of that. Will definitely use them again. Big plus was I didn't have to use a major credit card either.

Frank Yang

A small car rental shop in downtown Anchorage. Convenient location and fast service.

parag rao


very nice people, not cheap but cheapest in anchorage :) new cars, good location.

Terrenna Giles Brown

We had to stand in line outside waiting for the very slooooow lady behind the counter. Took us more than 30-45 mins to get inside. She only waited on 3 people in front of us. Only thing I give them positive. Guy got out car fast. No discount for only using car 4 hours.

J Salas Cepeda

Muy sencilla y fácil la manera de hacer desde la comodidad de tu horario y tu casa la reserva... bien !!!

brandon cramer

This is not a corporate location so if you are travelling for business, the e-receipt does not come through. They also do not provide you points for any rentals. the rental will not even show up on the Avis website or their app.

merci mes amis

David Ransom

Great and friendly service

Honeylyn Holder

Kenneth Deuel

Friendly & professional staff. Parking lot is smallish & so may be a bit of a challenge driving in and out w a big car/truck rental.

Joy Hoskin

Great service and very busy. Arrive earlier than you need to be on the road.

Antares Chen

Good Location. Nice cars. Easy system. Price is okay. LDW cost is high. After hour drop-off available. I've rented it for several times, so far my experience is good. (Maybe it's because I always rent car during winter time low season) A form need to be filled out if drop-off after office hour, hope AVIS could offer a PEN next to the drop box!!


Best place my truck I requested last minute cheaper than the airport...had an issue with the truck and the guy at avis was the bomb by helping me out....Will rent from this location again...thank you..

Joao Bras-Jorge

Easy place to get a rental downtown Anchorage. Way less expensive than airport but the ladies there made me go all the way to the mall to get WiFi so I could download my rate even though they had my confirmation number!! Weird.

Sharon P

They always had my car ready fast. If you go thru orbitz, you can get it way cheaper. I've used them a few times, just make sure to request your ak air miles at the time or you won't get them...

Raghu Bodhanapu

Nitin Shah

Ana Kokaurova

Here is the story...I am at home, I didn't renter a car, have never rented from Avis and after this certainly never will... I get at a text from avis "You have not returned the vehicle on time and it will be reported stolen" I am thinking oh shoot! they have the wrong # I better call them and be a good person and let them know they have the WRONG NUMBER... I call ME: "hey just a text from you got the wrong #" just wanted to let you know...sorry to hear the car is stolen good luck" AVIS: well this is the number we got and we are reporting the vehicle stolen if you don't return ME: "sorry i don't have your car...I just being polite letting you know you are texting the wrong person" dumb do you have to be? what about a "we apologize for bothering you on a Sunday night, we appreciate the call" It's called being a nice person! learn how to do it. 2 hours later...i get another text:) "we've reported the vehicle stolen" ...seriously

Nick Schulte

Super friendly customer service. Made everything super easy.

Mark Halsted

Kristen Gandy

Avis Alaska... I was severely disappointed by my attempt to use their services. I made a reservation online using my debit card, several months in advance of my trip. No problem! Great price, easy system. Our trip finally arrives, we are dropped off by our cruise transportation, and walk two blocks to their store. I pull out my reservation number, they ask for a credit card. Here is the debit I used for the reservation. I was then told that they do not allow rentals without a credit card. I offer to leave a cash deposit (standard protocol, I have done this with 3 other agencies in 3 other countries); no, they won't take that either. They not only refused to honor my reservation, they then informed me that we were welcome to walk ourselves (in the rain, because... it is Alaska after all!) to Hertz, a "few" blocks away... they accept debit. Now, we are angrily walking through the rain... NINE BLOCKS. To find out... Hertz is closed on Saturdays! Now dripping, tired, and an hour late for our itinerary, we call around and find enterprise, who not only happily took my debit card and deposit, but came and picked us up in under 10 minutes. My advice? Never use Avis. I certainly won't ever again!

Jared Carstens

Filthy, poorly maintained car. That being said, customer service at 1am was great. She deserves better than a job at Avis.

Ryan Renfroe

Dave Alfe

Marc Stevens

Rufus Scott

Ryan Johnson

Jim Avery

I wanted a car for the weekend. Every other rental company I called was sold out as well as charging a higher daily rate. Avis saved my weekend plans.

Alaskan Traveler

Closes at 5PM if your late your late

Jarrad Bates

iasuo karsom

Love it.

William Whelan

Margaret R

Angela Summers

Not friendly treat you like an outsider will not take cash or debit an you have to have a return ticket back home before they will rent an credit card only

Roger Gaston

Jean-hugues PELLETIER

CATASTROPHIQUE ! Personnel ultra désagréable ! // À EVITER ! //

M. Park

Friendly clerk and nice customer service.

Terrance Abbott

Andrew LaPierre

Service was fine, but parking locations are VERY limited. A little awkward when returning car.

D Ro

Friendly staff, decent pricing, good variety of cars

José Antonio Arias

Megan Lee

I simply called to inquire on car availability and was treated like I was the most annoying thing on the planet! "How are you today?" "Busy." "Do you have any cars available?" "No." *Click*

Moto Maverick

In and out quickly, no hassles, friendly helful staff. Prices were reasonable. What else could one ask for? We are always happy when receiving a great staff, service, price, etc. If you need a vehicle, go there.

Vince Whelan WGA

Jim Latham

Blaine Hawkins

In and out in no time. Charged us exactly what they said they would, didn't even attempt the hard sell on all of the features we knew we didn't need.

Brian Jeanes

The staff was friendly and the location was a very convenient walk from my hotel. The car was in great shape and I got exactly what I wanted for the price quoted. They were also accommodating to my changing schedule and made pickup and drop off a breeze, all while keeping a cheery attitude.

Narela Beyer

Jean-Philippe Simon

David DeSario

Helpful staff. Clean cars. Good service

Taylor Choudek

There was no information provided upon reservation that apparently these people don’t accept any payment other than credit card, and the reservation had been made with a debit card. So we made our way all the way over just to be told we couldn’t get our car since we don’t own credit cards. No explanation whatsoever was provided. We were forced to find a different car rental service last minute.

Marie Josee Lamothe

Adam Giegler

Nice cars.

Ashley Brampton

We came over on a medical flight from another island, we were hoping to get a quick, efficient, timely pick up to grab our car and get our day started as we only had 8 hours before it was time to leave. That was not the case. I would have hoped that they would make proper arrangements when you have 20+ reservations on a single day's itinerary. Instead we were met with a SMALL 6-7 passenger van and had to wait 30+ mins PER TRIP to finally be picked up. An hour and 1/2 AFTER we arrived, my family was finally taken to the office to pickup our vehicle. Drop off was efficient for us. Pick up on the other hand was not. PLAN AHEAD, it's a tiny office, shouldn't be THAT hard when you have RESERVATIONS. We'll see about trying them again next time.

Cheryl Krueger

Friendly service.

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Very unprofessional and has a lot of attitude! Watch out for your credit card, they will milk the hell out of it.

Courtney Hirose

Juan Diego Rodríguez Sierra

I went a little reluctant bearing in mind the bad reviews. However, my experience was entirely the opposite: the staff was courteous, and advice me for the better car for winter conditions that fitted in my budget. After the rental, they even send an email thanking for using their services. Overall: an excellent customer service!

Uyoyou Ogbe

I spoke to someone who was incredibly rude. She claimed to be the manager, was talking over me and wasn't helpful. All I wanted to do was to understand their policy because I had rented a car that was more expensive than the one I saw online so I made a reservation for the one online and tried to see if I could trade the original car I had for the new one. The problem was that I had to return my rental at 1pm and my new reservation was for 3pm. Even though she told me that i could still keep the car I had, she was going to charge me $29 for the 2 hour difference. Huh? Makes no sense if I was just paying $35 for the day. So I tried to get some understanding and here comes the attitude, ridiculous. I wouldn't rent with them again, they were the worst part of My trip.

marko kojic

Suzanne Scherer

Good experience renting a car here. No issues and staff was friendly

Nick EphamkaJr

Vianca Hopkins


Bob Sweet

We rented from the downtown location. There were a variety of models available, we chose a Camry. The vehicle was clean and appeared to be very well maintained.

Scott Kelly

I travel often and this was by far the worst experience I've ever had with a rental car company. I highly recommend not using Avis in Anchorage, AK.

Leslie Zelaya

David Rendon

Terrible experience. These people don't explain things thoroughly. They didn't even charge my insurance directly I was charged to my card.

Olivia Napier

Literally the worst experience. They do not accept whatever discount or coupon you will come previously prepared with. If you book your rental car online prior to coming to Anchorage, the estimate that you were given will be wrong (my total cost ended up being $300 more than expected). Customer service was terrible as they have one person at the desk helping you with 30 people waiting in line. Overall terrible experience. Finally I get back home and I get a $60 added charge to my credit card. There was no notice from Avis. I would never book from them again.

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