Brooklyn is the most populous suburb of New York, with an estimated 2.5 million residents. Before Brooklyn became a global brand, it was a working-class neighborhood filled with ethnicities from all over the world. But by the early 21st century, it had become the go-to place for artists and hipsters, attracting high-tech startups and entrepreneurs. Brooklyn’s most famous and glorious neighborhood is undoubtedly Williamsburg. Since the late 1990s, “Little Berlin,” as it is commonly known, has undergone a massive gentrification, characterized by hipster culture, an emerging art scene, and a vibrant nightlife.
For those looking to explore the surrounding areas of Brooklyn and Williamsburg, we’ve compared various rental car companies for various factors such as opening hours, available cars, and of course, daily prices. Here are our favorites.
Just north of Williamsburg, a hundred meters from the North 5th Ward Marina and Park, you’ll find Thrifty, which we’ve chosen as the best car rental company in this part of New York. As the name implies, Thrifty is particularly strong on cheap car rentals. However, this being the Big Apple, nothing is that cheap; depending on the time of year, you’ll find the most basic vehicles costing between $40-$100 per day. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; closed Sunday.
There is a friendly atmosphere at this particular Hertz agency, and overall it picks up very positive customer feedback. People who have rented a car multiple times have commented that they have never had a problem, and those who do have a problem are given a personal email to contact the agency to resolve the issue. Hertz has a large and diverse fleet of vehicles, from cool, petite cars like the Fiat 500 to large work trucks like the RAM ProMaster. In between, they also have a range of other cars that range in price from $50 to $70 per day. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm, closed Sunday.
Situated in the Park Slope neighborhood, Enterprise’s South Brooklyn agency has a very respectable 4.3/5 average rating on Google. described as “breezy,” “friendly,” and “knowledgeable,” customer service has garnered plenty of praise, as have cars described as “spotless,” rarely more than a few years old. These include the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Nissan Versa, which rent for about $45 a day. For those worried about the planet, Enterprise prides itself on having not only the most fuel-efficient fleet in the industry, but also the largest fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., closed Sunday.