A Comparison of Car Rental Companies in Eureka

by Mark Rebindaine  |  Published September 19, 2023

Located 100 miles south of the Oregon border on the shores of Humboldt Bay, the area of Eureka is synonymous with forests of redwoods and stunningly beautiful rugged remote landscapes. The town itself is famous for its Victorian architecture and one-in-a-kind shops.

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For those visiting and looking to explore this beautiful region in a rented car, there are two main rental car companies operating in Eureka: Hertz and Enterprise. With this in mind, has carefully compared these two companies based on overall value for money, conditions of cars, wait times and customer feedback and come up with the following recommendations.

Hertz – 530 B St, Eureka, CA 95501

Choosing which car rental company to use can be a complicated task, especially with so many companies offering similar promotions. If you’d prefer to opt for a safe option, Hertz is known around the world for having a large range of vehicles and a quick and easy service. At their branch in Eureka, they not only have an abundance of luxury cars and SUVs but also a fantastic selection of electric vehicles that includes Tesla, Smart Forfour, Kia, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen. For those who have never tried out an EV, this represents a great opportunity to test one out. Price will obviously be a factor but the vehicle’s range is an important factor too – the Hyundai Kona is capable of almost 500km before needing a recharge. Open Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

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Enterprise 110 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501

Enterprise’s branch in Eureka is conveniently located in between old town and the Eureka Public Marina on the coast. As is the case through out the world, Enterprise prides itself on having a vehicle for every taste at affordable prices. Those prices start as low as $63 for a Nissan Versa, rising to $149 for a full size Chevrolet Tahoe. Rates with Enterprise get considerably cheaper with an Enterprise Plus loyalty program which allows for credits to be accrued for future discounted or even free rentals. Although there’s very little between Hertz and Enterprise, Enterprise does score slightly better on Google with many people praising their customer service and competitive rates. Open Monday to Friday 7.30am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 12pm

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