Get the most out of your time with a car rental in Santa Monica. We offer affordable rates on an extensive selection of up-to-date, leading brand rental vehicles. Whether in the area on business or pleasure our wide range of rental cars can accommodate your mobility needs. No matter if you are looking for a luxury car rental or a practical minivan for a group adventure we can cater to your budget and plans. Move about with maximum flexibility and arrange a rental vehicle from our branch on the famous Ocean Avenue, easily accessible from the I-10, I-405 and Highway 1.
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Sixt rent a car
1515 Ocean Ave
90401-2118 Santa Monica, Los Angeles
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Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV
At our Santa Monica location we provide a diverse fleet from top manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz among others. Our attractive rates mean you get behind the wheel of a premium SUV, sedan or sports car for less than you might expect. When you go to book your car rental in Santa Monica online you can do a quick price comparison of vehicles on offer during your desired rental period. However, please keep in mind that we can only guarantee you to receive a rental vehicle from your chosen car category as specific models are subject to availability.
See the opening hours and exact address of our Santa Monica Sixt location on our branch menu. If you click on the second tab you can view where we are situated on Google maps and see how close we are to great attractions like the Santa Monica Pier. On offer for car rental in Santa Monica is an array of compact cars and sedans, as well as spacious SUVs. You can also opt to take in the Southern California sunshine with a convertible rental or cruise the coast in a fun sports car. Whichever model you choose you can tailor it to your trip with our useful add-ons. Stay on track with a GPS and make use of it to find alternative routes to the famous Los Angeles area traffic. An additional driver gives you time away from the wheel and our insurance protections can help put your mind at ease. Child seats suitable for babies, toddlers and small children can also be tacked on to your rent a car. If you use the Sixt app you also have the chance to try and reserve the car of your choice thirty minutes prior to pick up.
Santa Monica is the starting point of the I-10, also known as Santa Monica Freeway, and is the western end of the historic Route 66. To the east of Santa Monica I-405 runs to destinations to the north and south and is often called the San Diego Freeway. LAX airport is only seven miles from Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles is reachable in about 25 minutes depending on traffic. You also have access to the scenic Pacific Coast Highway which is a great route for road trips up or down the coast.
Santa Monica was once a quaint city, inhabited by just a few Spanish families during the 18th century. Nowadays it is a cultural hub for creative types and a popular spot for beach goers. Santa Monica is divided into eight distinct neighborhoods that each offer their own set of charms. You can check out the Santa Monica Pier, which was once the longest of its kind. Then head on over to shop the Third Street Promenade or the upscale shops on Montana Avenue. Dining is done along Wilshire Boulevard while Mid-City is home to the arts district. Pico Boulevard gets you to the beach and into downtown LA and there is the interesting antique markets and aviation museum of the Ocean Park Boulevard district. With your rent a car Los Angeles is also well within your reach, making trips to Universal Studios, museums, or the many shopping and dining destinations across the city easy to undertake.
Of course you can venture further field as well when you rent a car in Santa Monica. Drive south on the scenic Highway 1 to spend time on famous California beaches found in the surfs towns like Manhattan and Redondo Beach. Or head north to Pacific Palisades to visit the impressive collection at the beautiful Getty Villa and then continue on to Malibu or drive inland to hit the trails in Topanga Canyon State Park or the Santa Monica Mountains.
One place that cannot be missed is Marina del Rey, a seaside paradise for outdoor activities. Stopover in Fisherman's Village for an afternoon walk amongst the colorful seafront houses and enjoy a meal of fresh seafood. There is also the chance to take a boat tour and catch some glimpses of the wildlife that surrounds the area, like sea lions, birds, and if you're lucky, dolphins!
Distance to Marina del Rey
Take a ride to Malibu, a city that is both rich in culture and natural beauty. Spend time at Zuma Beach, one of the most beloved because of its long stretches of soft, wide sand. It is also worth exploring Malibu's architectural landmarks with a walk through the historic Adamson House located along the coast of the Malibu Lagoon State Beach Park. Or you can hike the trails in Point Mugu State Park, before watching the sunset and enjoying some local seafood along the Malibu Pier.
Distance Zuma Beach Malibu
Santa Monica, thanks to its close proximity to Los Angeles, is an ideal location for attending conferences, corporate meetups and networking events. Santa Monica attracts thousands of visitors every year, who come to attend the numerous exhibitions and trade shows, which take place at the Los Angeles Convention center (LACC). One of the leading centers in the United States, the LACC, conventions include the International Drone Expo and the LA Auto Show.
Distance to the Los Angeles Convention Center
Paying with a major credit card is the preferred method of payment and Sixt accepts all major credit cards. Debit cards may be accepted at the discretion of select Sixt rent a car locations along with two forms of government-issued identification, the available funds and the meeting of other stated criteria.
A valid driver's license for all named drivers, valid for a minimum of 12 months. Driver's licenses printed in non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Any driver's license originating from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty must also be accompanied by an official translation. Renters not from the United States must provide a valid government issued secondary form of identification such as a passport as well. For renters from the US paying with a debit card two proofs of address such as a utility bill or bank statement are required.
Yes, it is permitted to use your personal auto insurance when renting a car with Sixt in the US. It is advised that you contact your insurance provider to ensure you are covered for the type of vehicle you are renting. You will be required to provide information regarding your insurance coverage such as the name of your provider and your policy number.
Unless otherwise stated the rental quote/price displayed on the final page when booking includes the daily rate, statutory taxes, additional extras (if selected) and all applicable surcharges and fees.
No. Reservations are only guaranteed for the selected car category.
Cancellations and changes can be made at any point prior to the start of the rental. Prepaid reservations are subject to cancellation fees as well as other specific restrictions regarding amendments and refunds.
Territorial restrictions apply depending on the state the rental takes place. For specific information please contact a Sixt booking agent or refer to our Rental Information page.
Typically one-way rentals between Sixt locations are allowed, however, additional fees may apply. International one-way rentals are not allowed.
We provide all rental with a full tank of fuel, therefore it must be returned with a full tank of fuel to avoid additional charges as specified on the rental contract. In addition Sixt offers their customers the option of pre-paid fuel. By opting to pre-pay the fuel in advance you may return the vehicle with less than a full tank of fuel.
Sixt offers optional add-ons such as child seats, guaranteed navigations systems, additional drivers, winter tires, snow chains and luggage racks. Including extras will incur additional fees and are subject to availability at Sixt rent a car locations.
Sixt rent a car offers unlimited mileage on select vehicles at select Sixt locations.
Deliveries and collections are available at select Sixt rent a car locations and are subject to additional fees.
In general, an authorization of a minimum of $200 plus the amount due for the rental will be taken as an authorization against your credit card for security purposes. The authorization will be higher for specialty vehicles. If paying with a debit card a deposit of $200 plus the cost of the rental will be taken as a deposit from the debit card. These funds will not be available to you during the rental period.
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