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"affordable" rental car at HNL with kids?

Old Mar 5, 12, 2:31 pm
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"affordable" rental car at HNL with kids?

Is there a significant discount getting a rental off-site as opposed to the airport? How does this work with kids, carseats, and shuttles? We'll have our car seat already with us.

Anyone done honolulu with kids and recommend a strategy for getting a rental car? Any particular company or location recommended for this situation?
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Old Mar 5, 12, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jperiod View Post
Is there a significant discount getting a rental off-site as opposed to the airport? How does this work with kids, carseats, and shuttles? We'll have our car seat already with us.

Anyone done honolulu with kids and recommend a strategy for getting a rental car? Any particular company or location recommended for this situation?
The "discount" is usually due to reduced fees and taxes, not necessarily from the rental agency. Price out a car and determine which fees/taxes are related to the airport to get an idea of the extra cost associated with renting at the airport.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 8:33 pm
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I usually find the best rates with either http://www.discounthawaiicarrental.com or Priceline.
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Old Mar 5, 12, 10:21 pm
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Used the above and www.costcotravel.com .. actually got a lower rate for cars at Costco .. the lower rate for minivans is from www.aloharents.com
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Old Mar 6, 12, 1:25 am
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Check out the rates today...found Dollar website has a city special for HNL right now. $134.99 for fullsize car vs. rates of $275 on other vendors (not including $90-$100 in taxes and fees)..
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Old Mar 6, 12, 4:02 am
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I don't know your plans, so maybe this doesn't apply. Are you sure you need a rental? If staying in Waikiki, you don't need one to get around, plus you'll likely have to pay for parking. If you want to get out of Waikiki for a day trip, you might want to consider renting for one day only.
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Old Mar 6, 12, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sggolf View Post
Check out the rates today...found Dollar website has a city special for HNL right now. $134.99 for fullsize car vs. rates of $275 on other vendors (not including $90-$100 in taxes and fees)..
Concur that is a great week rate for HNL.. The lowest full size quote I got was $226 all in at Alamo.. Well, I guess your rate is before taxes and fees, so its about the same.
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