Pros: The reservation wasn't honored when we got to SDQ and after about 1 hour, we were finally able to get a car...with another company. They (Sixt) did however honor the original price from our Kayak booking.
19 Jul 2016
2.5 hours to get a car
Pros: the car itself was nice, clean and new
Cons: It took 2.5 hours to get my car through Alamo. The first counter there was one person in front of me and one person to wait on everyone. With only one person in front of me it took 30 minutes to become next in line. The adjacent counter employee felt so bad he brought me out a chair to sit on. Once at the counter it took another 30 minutes and I was told my car was not ready and that it would take 20 minutes. I thought that was fine because I realized I would be at the counter I was at for at least that amount of time. But once I finished at that counter and went to the parking garage counter to get my car I waited yet another hour for the car to arrive. I later learned that the cars were not kept there at the airport and that they are housed in Santo Domingo which is a 20 minute drive away. Once my car arrived they loaded my luggage and then told me I had to wait yet again because they didn't have the correct paperwork for the car. I was the first person off my flight and with no checked bags I was the first person to the car rental counters at 12:15. I did not get my car and leave the airport until 2:30. Unacceptable.
30 Jul 2016
Never use Alamo
Pros: Worst experience ever renting a car.
Cons: They quote you one price online with insurance you get to the airport and they have all these hidden fees .
30 Jul 2016
Pros: The personnel was very professional and friendly.
30 Jul 2016
Insurance too expensive.
Pros: When I arrived to pick up the car I was surprised with the obligation insurance cost in Dominican Republic but the guy work with me in the way that i got the better possible deal.
Cons: The cost of the insurance is not clear in the site when you do the reservation.
9 Aug 2016
Cons: The rental agency wanted $56 for cleaning the sand in the car; would the local would do it for $20 cash. We bought the deluxe o dollar deductible insurance which was as expensive as the car rental, and had a new scratch on the rear and then the agency wanted us to go to the police station and file a police report!!!! when we returned the car.
24 Aug 2016
Pros: The best
Cons: No think all was excellent
15 Sep 2016
They didnt have my car!
Cons: The guy at the counter first said he couldnt find my reservation then they had no more available cars for the price range I asked for. He was of no help whatsoever! Well he did help a little by sending me to interrent where they charged me more for a less valued car. Never again Alamo Santo Domingo and I hope no one ever uses them!
22 Sep 2016
Cons: Customer service was bad and they went up on price. So we did not rent the car. Will not use again
23 Nov 2016
Pros: good quality vehicle
Cons: When i arrived at the airport counter i was told that my reservation was not in the computer system,,leaving the changes to increase the rate that i had during my reservation, i was charged for a fair amount similar to my original reservation but not exactly, it seems customary of some car rentals in the Dominican Republic to find the way to eliminate your original agreement and increase the price rate in the moment that your desperate upon arrival
Don't buy the insurance offered at the time of boo
Cons: They do not except the insurance you buy at booking so it is a waste of money. By the time all the fees kicked in our rental car ended up being over $1300USD at the actual rental desk.
31 Oct 2016
Got a totally beat up car and had trouble communic
Pros: Got an upgrade SUV (reservation was for medium sized car)
Cons: The original car (medium size) was tremendiously beaten up (lot of damage which made me not accept that) but the upgrade (SUV) also had a lot of damage.
Personel spoke mainly Spanish and could not not speak much English and I could not speak Spanish at all: hard to communicate.
One would expect that personel speaks multiple languages (i.p. common languages like English) in such jobs.
8 Nov 2016
Cons: Rental was not what the car we had reserved but one that was an additional $12 per day.
17 Dec 2016
Cons: The spare tire was not drivable, and the insurancestors I first got with was not takeneed in the country.
13 Feb 2017
Cons: They refused to accept the third party insurance and wanted more than the cost of the rental to insure the car once I arrived. I ended up turning down the rental.
3 Oct 2016
I did not take a car
Cons: First of all is not "Economy Rent a Car" but "Amer Rent A Car" so you can not found them. When I booked the vehicle was KIA Picanto,14 days was 190 USD but when I came price was 700 USD with full insurance or 350 half insurance...ok...but nobody told me that....same old story...190 USD is bite then you do not have a choice...:(
26 Jul 2016
Pros: Nothing I can think of.
Cons: More than one hour wait at the pick-up counter.
Almost missed my flight because upon return they argued I had damaged the car even though all damages were clearly marked before I accepted the car. My advice: Don't accept a car with damages; and if you do, take pictures of entire vehicle and have witnesses if available.
10 Aug 2016
Pros: The new car I was given on the following day
Cons: At my arrival the car that was reserved was not available until the next day,so I had to go back to the airport and make the exchange from the car that I was given when I arrived which was too small and very worn-out
3 Sep 2016
Pros: Convenient location for picking and dropping off plus good selection of new cars.
12 Sep 2016
Cons: It's disgusting! They charge you 65% more after setting up a reservation online. "Economy Rent a Car" Av. Independencia No. 1065 Zona Universitaria Dn Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is screwing up people. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS INSTITUTION TO TO ANYBODY..
Cons: Did not like the fact that they didn't have a car for me at the time that I had reserve and didn't offer me an upgrade to compensate for it so I had to wait a couple of hours until somebody returned a car.
4 Oct 2016
Watch out for insurance fees and class of car rese
Pros: The car was in good running condition. They just got a new fleet of 2016 cars so I was fortunate to grab one of the newer cars.
Cons: The rental agent insisted on me getting collision and 3rd party insurance after I told him that I did not needed the additional coverage due to my credit card protection and additional insurance I bought through Kayak. After about an hour discussion, he then tells me that it is a new law that just went into effect last month and that I had no choice but to buy the insurance from them. When that didn't work, he then tried the scare tactics to try to convince me to buy the insurance that was twice as much as the actual rental cost.
Then came the class of car that I was paying for. I reserved a full size car, but I ended up with a compact car instead. When I complained about the size of the car, I was told that I had to pay more because the larger cars were considered premium class. Nowhere else would someone consider a Hyundai Accent to be a premium car. After another 45mins argument, he agreed to give me an Accent instead of the sub compact car he originally was trying to give me for the price of the larger car. After spending 10 hours flying and an additional 2 hours at the rental desk, I still ended up paying an extra $20 from the reservation price. Not exactly sure why, but I was not willing to spend another hour arguing over the extra $20.
30 Dec 2016
not a full size
Pros: There's no way a hunday accen can be categorized as a full size
4 Jan 2017
Pros: More Expensive
8 Jan 2017
Worst experience ever. Not using them again and wi
Pros: Car was ok. Clean and responsive. Didn't have any issues while I had it. No mechanical problems.
Cons: When I got there to pick up the car I was told that I to pay a different price no with exceptions. So I reserved the car from home for a set price because it was what I could afford only to end up having to pay twice as much once I picked up the car.
Also when I went to pick up the vehicle I had to wait forever because the attendant was nowhere to be found. The receptionist who attended me with the paperwork had to get out and get the car herself after I kept coming back to tell her that I was still waiting. The gentleman who was assigned to get the car was practically only a few feet from me sitting on a chair sleeping and pretending he didn't work there.. Horrible service. Just horrible.
As for the car it was scratched all over with many dents all around including the at the hood as if someone beat it with a baseball bat. Also had horrible paint job on the back. You can see the yellow stains protruding from the original white paint and the windshield was cracked. But at least the car did its job to take me from point A to point B without any problems..
3 Feb 2017
I reserved a full size but instead got an economy
Pros: I got a working car
Cons: I got an economy when I reserved a full size for the price quoted however the rate wasn't; honor for the reservation.
Felt like a bait and switch.
I paid for insurance online but was told that it didn't apply in the Dominican Republic and was made to purchase additional insurance bring my rental to increase from an estimate of $340 for the week to well over $560. I will never rent fromThrifty again.
Cons: When we got to the airport to pick up the car, the price was change wit an increase of 34 % / $120 for one week rental. The increase was som Insurance and roadassistance that was mandatory, accortding to their employee at the airport. This was the first time we heard about these additional COSTs on a understandable way. Why don't they inform you about this before the pick-up?
Overall: We was not satisfied whit how they communicatet the price before pick-up. We felt cheated.
Our requirement is therefore to get a refound of $120.
24 Oct 2016
Pros: Pick-up and drop-off point for the rent a car was easy transition
Cons: The price that was advertised on the website was not my final price after dropping off the vehicle and the insurance that I purchase on the website was not honor in that country
24 Nov 2016
Pros: The customer service from Maria Morel from Principal office. I was mad with some bad service from the airport office guy and she handle it very well.
Cons: I left without my car!
I booked for $150 then at checkout she told me it would be $700.
13 Jan 2017
Cons: Te attention was to bad,the ladie was so groce tha i walk out of the without car,with my family,have to walk outside and contact a friend to pick off us and paid $40.00 a day for a rent car.i will never try it again.
Cons: Prices seem cheap until you get there and they sell you an insurance that is more expensive than the rental and they wont let you rent the car without buying their insurance first.
26 Dec 2016
Price doubled when our flight was delayed
Cons: We arrived a day late because our flight was cancelled and called Payless to tell them. Since we would be taking the car for 6 days instead of 7, the agent informed us the rate would double! we ended up finding another car with another company, but not nearly as good a deal as our Payless reservation because we had to book at the last minute.
9 Jan 2017
They dont honor the price
Pros: Be prepare to pay double your reservation. I had to cancel and took uber instead