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Tesla Model 3 2017 — Car rental alternative in Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Tesla Model 3 2017

5.0

(436 trips)

$123/day
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Play and frolic in Palm Springs

A playground for Hollywood’s rich and famous, Palm Springs is the desert oasis you don’t want to miss. The main turf in the Coachella Valley, this retro-chic city turned luxurious getaway attracts snowbirds, hipsters, and stars from all around the world.

When you’re finished lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand, skip town in your Palm Springs rental car for even more desert wonderland and chill time.

Palm Springs favorites

Embrace the laid back vibe in Palm Springs and you’ll enjoy a weekend well spent.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Roll through the city in your Palm Springs car rental alternative and head to this canyon-cuddly gondola ride. While you’re at the top, stick around for a bite at the restaurant or cafe.

Sunnylands

Get your political and sightseeing fix at Sunnylands, the estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberga, a prominent space for diplomatic meetings where you can walk the same halls and gardens of past presidents.

Antique Galleries

Hidden away on a low-key back street, explore the oddities and curious treasures at the Antique Galleries. Peruse the vintage appliances and retro furnishings and see what grabs your attention.

Top hosts in Palm Springs, CA

Thomas H.

Thomas H.

All-Star Host

939 tripsJoined Jul 2018
This was my first time using Turo and the ease with which Thomas made the entire process has officially turned me off from ever using regular rental companies again. The car was clean and sanitized upon arrival and everything with the car was perfect throughout our trip. Highly recommend!
Alicia T.- July 21, 2021
Great person to rent a car from.. car was great runs like a champ.
Adam V.- September 14, 2021

Thomas H.’s vehicles

Cadillac Escalade 2012 — Car rental alternative in Palm Desert, CA 92211
Cadillac Escalade 2012

5.0

(100 trips)

All-Star Host

$98/day
Leon M.

Leon M.

All-Star Host

2183 tripsJoined Oct 2017
The best car rental experience EVER! Like I'm extremely serious........
Amanda H.- August 21, 2020
Leon is an amazing host. Very professional and communicative. The car is clean and drives very well. Great Mpg! We will be booking with him for future car rental needs!
Leticia M.- August 7, 2021

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

Tear yourself away from the glamtastic air of Palm Springs, and you’ll gain a gratifying experience roaming the heart-stirring natural landscapes with the option of returning later to dine al fresco.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Spare a day or two and marvel over the twisty Joshua trees. A treat for stargazers and rock climbers, the rugged landscape is dotted with cacti, stark boulders, and spring wildflowers.

Coachella Valley Preserve

Not to be confused with the giant annual music festival, find the Coachella Valley Preserve 10 miles east of Palm Springs in an arid desert primed for hiking.

Indian Canyons

Venture away from the star-studded city, and you’ll arrive in a hiking paradise at Indian Canyons. Made up of three canyons, opt for horseback riding instead or stay at one of the nearby resorts.

Recent reviews

Shandrea D.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Quality car for a quick trip around palm springs.

Shandrea D.
- August 8, 2021
Anna Olivia M.
Hyundai Kona 2020

The Kona was perfect for our trip to Palm Springs and Yucca Valley! Gustavo was super responsive and friendly, and the car was very clean.

Anna Olivia M.
- October 24, 2021
Sieu P.
Jeep Wrangler 2008

Car did great for exploring Palm Springs.

Sieu P.
- October 9, 2020
Jeremy C.
Mercedes-benz G-Class 2021

The car was amazing and Scott was incredibly easy to work with. Will 100% rent from him again the next time I’m down in Palm Springs.

Jeremy C.
- October 22, 2021
Joe S.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

James was awesome, extremely prompt and responsive. Made it a very easy process, better than a rental counter for sure.

Joe S.
- May 6, 2021
Carlee F.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Such great service! Will use him everytime we travel to Palm Springs!!!

Carlee F.
- June 24, 2021
Jason H.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

This Jeep was perfect for exploring the surrounding Palm Springs area! Beautifully appointed, and fun to drive!

Jason H.
- September 22, 2021
Mark B.
Ford Escape 2011

Elliott could not have been more responsive to my multiple questions (I was a first time Turo user). He made the process so much easier (and less expensive!!!) than a traditional rental car company. Taking a trip to Palm Springs? Make your life simple, and contact Elliott!

Mark B.
- October 26, 2021
Wayne T.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Pickup was easy and the vehicle is in great shape. Was a great trip to Palm Springs.

Wayne T.
- July 27, 2021
Valerie H.
Toyota Highlander 2018

This could not have been any easier!! Pick up & drop off at airport, clean, we’ll maintained car. I will definitely reach out to MsK again when I travel to Palm Springs. Thank you!!

Valerie H.
- October 19, 2021
Jordy H.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Simon was on time and the Jeep was great. I only drove from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree and back, but it was the perfect vehicle for the trip. I would highly recommend Simon for your next adventure.

Jordy H.
- October 27, 2021
Gary S.
BMW X5 2018

Beautiful car, easy, very accommodating and responsive. If all Turo car owners are this good, and have such nice and clean cars will rent through the app often. If you’re in Palm Springs this is the car you want to have!

Gary S.
- October 5, 2021
DJ D.
Cadillac Escalade 2018

Corey is INCREDIBLE!! He wanted to go above and beyond to ensure our arrival at Palm Springs airport was effortless. Additionally, the car was SO clean! Thank you, Corey! We will be using you again.

DJ D.
- October 15, 2021
Mario D.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Hands down, if you are in the Palm Springs area, James is the man!!

Mario D.
- November 27, 2020
Sequoia R.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2021

Gustavo was absolutely amazing! I will definitely book with him again if I come back to Palm Springs!!

Sequoia R.
- July 19, 2021
Lauren M.
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2016

Cami was responsive and easy to work with! It was a great car to ride around Palm Springs in!

Lauren M.
- July 19, 2021
Nils C.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2010

Alfred is a great host. Contacted me to let me know the exact time he would arrive to pick me up at the Palm Springs airport.

Nils C.
- September 11, 2021
Patti S.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Simon was extremely helpful and accommodating and the Jeep was great! Great vehicle for touring Palm Springs.

Patti S.
- March 2, 2021
Joe B.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

Wonderful service from James including curbside delivery and drop off. Will definitely be using his services for our next Palm Springs trip!

Joe B.
- September 22, 2020
Brian S.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Great vehicle and great communication. The Jeep is fun to drive in Palm Springs and close to the airport.

Brian S.
- February 17, 2021
Chase P.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2020

Our trip with Jose's VW Tiguan was impeccable. From the moment we arrived in Palm Springs, he was there to drop off the car. During our trip, his communication was perfect. And finally, the drop off was easy. The car was in flawless condition. Everything from cleanliness, to road side assistance information, and all the extra features in it. Will we definitely be using this car again when we come back to Palm Springs. Highly recommended.

Chase P.
- August 1, 2021
Ryan S.
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017

Great preparation and communication. Car was as advertised. Perfect for the week with my wife in Palm Springs area.

Ryan S.
- April 3, 2021
Travis J.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

James is very kind and on top of everything. Will be our go to guy next time we are in Palm Springs

Travis J.
- May 15, 2021
Joshua K.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Excellent! Simon was very accommodating and good with communication before and during the trip. His Jeep is a great way to explore Palm Springs. Highly recommend!

Joshua K.
- May 23, 2021
Rob S.
Jeep Patriot 2014

2nd time using Ozzie. He makes it so easy for my wife and 2 kids to travel to Palm Springs.

Rob S.
- October 18, 2020
Gabriella M.
Jeep Wrangler 2008

Great car, great host, great experience! So fun to drive, it was the perfect car for my Palm Springs adventure.

Gabriella M.
- March 31, 2021
Elizabeth F.
Hyundai Kona 2020

Our first time using Turo was an absolute breeze! Gustavo had car waiting for us at Palm Springs airport and unlocked it remotely as soon as we got to it in parking lot. Loved car. Immaculate and a great drive. Gustavo answered all our questions within minutes. Can’t recommend him highly enough.

Elizabeth F.
- October 17, 2021
Jason M.
BMW X5 2012

James is a great member of Turo.. Wonderful communication and above and beyond service. I will rent from him every time I'm in the Palm Springs area.

Jason M.
- July 15, 2021
Stuart S.
Cadillac Escalade 2012

Thomas was terrific to work with, responsive and easy to communicate with. Escalade was perfect for our excursions and travel around Palm Springs. Would definitely rent from Thomas again.

Stuart S.
- June 1, 2021
Jamelia K.
Jeep Wrangler 2015

Tim’s communication was thorough and responses were quick. Picking up the car was a breeze and drop off was just as easy! The car was a lovely ride for driving to Joshua Tree and around Indian Wells. I highly recommend renting this car for your time in the Palm Springs area. I will definitely rent this car if I find myself in the area again due to Tim’s service!

Jamelia K.
- October 3, 2021
Steve R.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

First time using Turo and James made everything a breeze. The SUV was in great shape and accommodated our family of five for our ten days in Palm Springs. Great communication! Thank you James!

Steve R.
- June 22, 2021
Kaitlyn P.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Awesome ride- perfect for our day trip to Joshua Tree and cruising around Palm Springs! My only regret was we didn’t have a chance to take the top off. Would definitely rent from Simon again.

Kaitlyn P.
- July 21, 2021
Tina D.
Hyundai Tucson 2011

This was my first time renting a car on Turo and I love it! I usually rent 2 to 3 times a month from the the car rental companies...Not anymore! I couldn't stop telling everyone how easy it was and how reasonable the price was. Tim was 👍🏼 awesome! He responded right away, answered all my questions, gave me detailed information about the car and included a video. I give him 5 stars for having good customer service skills. When I have to rent again I hope Tim’s car is available. I highly recommend this car if your looking for an SUV.

Tina D.
- August 17, 2021
Allison A.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

James was incredible! He made everything so smooth by meeting us at arrival and departure. Easy peasy! We’ll definitely use him everytime we come back to Palm Springs!

Allison A.
- May 20, 2021
Brian W.
Tesla Model Y 2021

Amazing car, pretty much flawless quality. Janti was extremely helpful and worked around a flight issues easily. If you’re in Palm Springs, rent her Y and make your life easier commuting around the city.

Brian W.
- July 17, 2021
Zachary M.
Ford Flex 2019

James far exceeded my expectations of a gracious host with his kindness and flexibility for our rental. The Flex was both comfortable and immaculate, and I can’t wait to rent from him again on our next trip to Palm Springs.

Zachary M.
- September 7, 2020
Samantha B.
Kia Sorento 2018

Tom was an incredibly kind and responsive host! The Sorento was a great car for our trip to Palm Springs, and had more than enough space. The car was impeccably clean when we picked it up. We will definitely be renting from Tom again!

Samantha B.
- June 2, 2021
Rob T.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

James was very friendly and helpful ( he drove us home) - car was clean and had no problems - will definitely use again when I’m back in Palm Springs

Rob T.
- November 12, 2020
Joshua R.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

The car was clean and James made the car rental process extremely convenient. Thank you!

Joshua R.
- March 27, 2021
Kevin N.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

Simon was great! I loved the jeep it’s an amazing car to have when in the area. I really enjoyed myself and Simon helped make our experience in Palm Springs one to remember!

Kevin N.
- May 18, 2021
Jake T.
BMW X5 eDrive 2016

Flew in for a bachelorette party, Justin was easy to work with and the car ran great! Would definitely recommend him as well as make sure to book my next time in Palm Springs.

Jake T.
- May 30, 2021
Katie R.
Jeep Wrangler 2008

This was my first experience with Turo, and our first ever vacation to Palm Springs. Chris was a perfect host. He was on time to the pick up location, and super helpful with directions and advice for getting around town. Through out our stay he also texted us helpful information about local hiking spots and even offered any additional assistance. I HIGHLY recommend renting from Chris. We spent 5 full days in the Jeep seeing the sites around Palm Springs and touring Joshua Tree and loved every minute!

Katie R.
- February 12, 2021
Natalie K.
Ford Escape 2012

Ozzie was extremely helpful and a great communicator! He parked the car for us at the airport and was very easy to work with! We loved the car! PERFECT Palm Springs cruiser! Loved it!!! Thanks Ozzie!!!

Natalie K.
- June 2, 2021
Adam B.
Mercedes-benz GLC-Class 2019

My trip started out a full day behind schedule due to flight cancellations and delays. Nick handled everything amazingly and accommodated us in every way he could. The vehicle was perfect and clean. I will definitely use Nick on my next trip to Palm Springs!

Adam B.
- July 5, 2021
Jamie S.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2020

So impressed with the ease of our experience. The Jeep was ready for us right when we got off the plane, it was a seamless interaction, the car was spotless and we had the best time driving it around Palm Springs. Highly recommend Nina's Jeep.

Jamie S.
- June 21, 2021
Melissa W.
Kia Niro 2017

A seamless experience from start to finish. We opted for Palm Springs airport pick-up and drop-off. The car was very clean and a joy to drive, plus Dana and her husband were professional and quick to respond. Would rent again in a heartbeat. Thank you, both!

Melissa W.
- July 14, 2021
Christopher R.
Tesla Model Y 2020

Loved driving this Tesla for a few days in Palm Springs! I’ve wanted to rent one through Turo for a while now. I am so glad I did! This car did not disappoint! I would strongly recommend renting this ride the next time you’re in the Coachella Valley!

Christopher R.
- June 27, 2021
Daniel S.
Tesla Model X 2016

The car is beautiful, inside and out. Super fun to drive, whether you've driven a Tesla or not. Fred was awesome, arrived early both times and was flexible with our slightly late arrival. Was way smoother than any car rental agency. Will definitely do again next time I'm in town!

Daniel S.
- March 28, 2021
Tayler I.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

James’ car was perfect for our weekend getaway to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. Clean comfortable and good gas mileage. James was flexible with check out time which was appreciated. Car had no issues. Would recommend and would ride again.

Tayler I.
- February 28, 2021
Paige R.
BMW X5 eDrive 2016

Thanks so much to Justin for making our rental process so easy. We extended our trip twice, and the car was safe and great to drive during our wedding week. We had to haul people and props back and forth to the desert, and the SUV had plenty of room for everyone and everything.

Paige R.
- May 24, 2021
Mia A.
BMW X5 2012

JAMES is super nice! Very responsive and accommodating. . We had delayed and cancelled trips going to Palm Springs & leaving. We were so lucky that james is very understanding. We couldn’t of been more satisfied! Customer service : AMAZING! Truck - is very very comfortable, spacious, smooth & has an amazing sunroof! If and when we go back to PSP we are booking with Mr. James. Ps. If YOU are debating wether or not to book with James , JUST BOOK!!! You will not be disappointed 🙂

Mia A.
- August 12, 2021
Richard G.
BMW X3 2015

I’ve rented many times from Turo, and Michael is hands down the most accommodating, understanding, and overall incredible host I’ve rented from! We flew in late and he accommodated us without question, the vehicle was very clean, and Michael was very responsive and kind throughout our entire trip! Definitely recommend if you’re staying in the Palm Springs area!!

Richard G.
- March 8, 2021
Josh B.
BMW X2 2020

James is very nice and responsive, and this beemer was perfect for our short trip to Palm Springs. It’s practically brand new and looks great. Just beware it’s got a low roof and pretty small trunk, and is not AWD, but it’s fine for a couple on a long weekend trip.

Josh B.
- April 25, 2021
Vadim G.
Cadillac Escalade 2012

If I could give 10 stars I would....You can't wish better service than Thomas provided. We didn't wait more than a minute till car was delivered after luggage received and picked up at drop off...Absolutely amazing communication with Thomas. Wonderful, clean luxury car. Thomas provided even maps and sanitizers...The only thing you need to consider is your ability to drive a truck. The car is big and tall and if you don't have such experience you might easily to disappoint the owner and we don't want to do that. I didn't have those problems, but my wife, probably, would, so I kept her in right seat.. ...I wish Thomas continues his remarkable service as long as possible so a lot of people enjoy as much as we are. THANK YOU, THOMAS. See you next time in Palm Springs..Stay safe and healthy!!

Vadim G.
- October 22, 2021
Meghan L.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2019

Amazing experience! The host was both responsive and flexible with my pick up and drop off given I booked the car last minute. I can’t imagine coming back to Palm Springs and NOT renting this car as it was PERFECT for the weather and did very well on gas. Thanks again Fabian!!

Meghan L.
- April 15, 2021
John-Paul S.
Volkswagen Touareg 2012

10 stars!!! I had a great experience! The car was clean and ran perfectly from Palm Springs to San Diego and back. The host was super nice and was able to make me feel warm and welcomed. Looking forward to doing this again very soon!! Thank you so much!!

John-Paul S.
- March 30, 2021
John B.
Cadillac Escalade 2012

Great rig, plenty of room for 4 golf bags and luggage, even with the back 3 seats folded down (not removed). Thomas was an excellent host, flexible with a change in schedule and on time for pickup and dropoff. Would recommend, and will do business with him next time in Palm Springs.

John B.
- November 4, 2020
Todd S.
BMW X2 2020

Great vehicle for the price, great service. Thx!

Todd S.
- October 22, 2021
Julie C.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2018

Once again, Nick came through with a stellar rental. Regardless of age of vehicle it feels like you are stepping into a brand new one. Always look to his listings first - only disappointment was that he didn’t initially have a car for us. Very accommodating with pickups/drop offs. Best Turo experience we’ve had once again.

Julie C.
- October 22, 2021
Ravinder D.
Land Rover Range Rover 2021

Exceptional customer service, very reliable and perfect delivery/pick up for the SUV . Highly recommend Scott for the rentals

Ravinder D.
- October 23, 2021

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Best Palm Springs driving roads

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Bradshaw Trail

Get off the beaten track and book a Palm Springs car rental, preferably with four-wheel drive, for a glimpse of the Orocopia and Chuckwalla Mountains in your rear-view mirror.

Palms to Pines Scenic Byway

As the swaying palm trees disappear only to be replaced by pines and firs, this picturesque byway journeys past Mount San Jacinto State Park and San Bernardino National Forest.

Route 74

Well worth the time and distance, cruise along this route toward Julian, with pit stops in the national parks or in the charming towns of Pinyon Pines, Little Paradise, and Oak Grove.