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Toyota Avalon 2021 — Car rental alternative in Hyattsville, MD
Toyota Avalon 2021

5.0

(14 trips)

All-Star Host

$90/day
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Visit the historic hub of the U.S.

Home to the Capitol, the White House, the Smithsonian museums, and a host of national monuments, Washington, DC is a tourist’s dream come true. Stroll down the National Mall, take in the view from the top of the Washington Monument, and enjoy the city’s world-class restaurants.

In this historic yet ever-evolving city, there’s always something new to discover.

Washington, DC favorites

With monuments, museums, and historic buildings around every corner, you’ll have no trouble filling the time when you visit DC.

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The Washington Monument

Built in the 1800s to honor George Washington, the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the city, and is an iconic symbol of Washington, DC. Be sure to buy a ticket if you want to ride the elevator to the top.

The Smithsonians

Whether you’re a fan of art, history, culture, space, animals, or science, you’ll find something to love at the Smithsonian Museums and Galleries. Don’t miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture: the country’s largest destination for Black history and culture.

Dupont Circle

While you definitely don’t want to miss DC’s iconic sites, there’s also fun to be had in the residential Dupont Circle neighborhood. Full of great restaurants, charming bookstores, and nightlife destinations, it’s also home to the Phillips Collection: an art gallery in a Georgian mansion.

Top hosts in Washington, DC

Joshua M.

Joshua M.

All-Star Host

276 tripsJoined Jun 2021
This is was our 2nd time renting one of Joshua’s Minis. Joshua is very responsive and easy to work with- an excellent host! His cars are pristine and super fun to drive. We can’t wait for another road trip! Thanks again Joshua!
Robin W.- November 20, 2021
Joshua was extremely responsive and professional. The vehicle was exactly as described and in pristine condition. The delivery option in DC was a plus! I would absolutely rent again.
Kelly H.- December 31, 2021

Joshua M.’s vehicles

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2015 — Car rental alternative in Owings Mills, MD
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2015

5.0

(21 trips)

All-Star Host

$145/day
Jonathan B.

Jonathan B.

All-Star Host

138 tripsJoined Jul 2021
Super easy rental. Great communication, easy to drop off, convenient. The M4 is a perfect drivers car to rent - super fun, sounds great, comfortable. Great experience, reasonable price, will definitely rent from them again!
Joseph Z.- December 28, 2021
Overall, fun and simple experience! Jonathan was friendly and easy to communicate with. Car was comfortable, fun and easy to drive!
Amanda H.- January 11, 2022

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Hit the road

Leave the city behind and tap into the DC area’s abundant history. Behind the wheel, you’re free to explore wherever your fancy takes you, whether you’re in the mood for a day trip or a nearby destination. Homes of former presidents like Washington and Jefferson, national cemeteries and battlefields like Arlington and Gettysburg, and historic American cities like family-friendly Williamsburg are all waiting to be discovered.

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Mount Vernon

13 miles south of Washington is Mount Vernon: George Washington’s beloved Virginian home. Located on the Potomac River, the historic plantation and mansion served as home to Washington and his wife Martha.

Arlington National Cemetery

Just across the Potomac from Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery — where you can see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, the US Marine Corps War Memorial, and the final resting places of American soldiers from the Civil War onward.

Colonial Williamsburg

Visiting Williamsburg, about two hours south of Washington, DC, is like traveling back in time. The whole town has been designated as a historic area, and as you walk the streets you can expect to see historical reenactments, horse-drawn carriages, and period costumes.

Recent reviews

Kelley M.
Jeep Renegade 2020

Super clean car and slick rental process. Made things very simple for us! Thanks, Matt!

Kelley M.
- December 25, 2021
Joseph H.
Chevrolet Equinox 2012

Car runs great. Very simple rental process.

Joseph H.
- April 15, 2021
D C.
Buick Encore 2018

Great service, vehicle, and communication. Much easier than the hassle of commercial rental companies and Denzil was accommodating with the last minute need of a vehicle. Will use him again!

D C.
- August 28, 2021
Lia R.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2016

Jadon-Maurice was very responsive and made the rental process very easy. The car was great as well; clean and well-maintained.

Lia R.
- April 30, 2021
Walter M.
BMW X1 2014

This was a great rental. It arrived on time and was a nice car to drive for the day. Thank u for the drop off and pick up. Big time saver!

Walter M.
- November 1, 2021
Aurielle K.
Ford Explorer 2020

Leander and his vehicle were great!! We used the SUV for two weeks over the holidays to visit family. The car was clean and ran perfect! All of the features in the car were awesome- heated and cooling seats, sunroof, CarPlay made the trip very comfortable. Leander was great at communicating and dropped off and picked up the car from us. If we need a vehicle again we would absolutely rent from Leander again!

Aurielle K.
- January 6, 2022
Isidro Rafael P.
Toyota FJ Cruiser 2011

Had a last minute family emergency that didn’t allow us to go on our trip. Jasmine was incredibly understanding and kind about that and allowed for an early return of the beautiful FJ Cruiser. Looking forward to renting with her one day!

Isidro Rafael P.
- December 27, 2021
Kristopher M.
Tesla Model X 2017

Jovan and Ashley made my first time renting with Turo and driving a Tesla an amazing experience! All their instructions were clear and precise and every question was answered immediately throughout the trip. We even caught a hiccup along the way and had to extend our rental time by two and a half hours. Regardless they were extremely understanding of the situation and accomodated every adjustment. Lastly I did highly appreciate Jovan going out of his way to meet with me personally at the drop off site despite late hours at night to make sure I was satisfied with the vehicle and the trip. A+++ hosts and just a pleasant experience overall. I would not hesitate to rent with them again in the future. Thank you!

Kristopher M.
- January 3, 2022
Roger M.
Toyota Highlander 2014

This is a great car and Jean Claude is a fabulous host. Good communication and super convenient drop off/pickup service! Highly recommend.

Roger M.
- June 7, 2021
Keith W.
BMW X3 2017

Great Experience!!! Kostia made the drop off and pick up Super Easy!! Very prompt and professional!!! Good bye rental car companies.. Hello Turo!!! With host like Kostia, Turo is the only place for car rentals!!!

Keith W.
- June 7, 2021
Alexandra S.
Ford Escape 2015

AllIn was great with communication, so pick up and drop off were seamless. The spacious SUV was perfect for our mini road trip!

Alexandra S.
- December 29, 2021
Hazel H.
Toyota Highlander 2020

Great vehicle for family trip. Pedro is very professional and helpful!

Hazel H.
- December 28, 2021
Honda CR-V 2016

Renting from Mauricio was great. The vehicle was clean and ran well, all functions were in working order. The price was good, compared to a lot of the prices I’ve seen on Turo for similar vehicles. I like that he gave very specific and simple details on how to pick up and return the vehicle. I look forward to renting from him again for future trips. Thanks Mauricio.

Tameka H.
- December 7, 2021
Giovanni P.
Ford Escape 2015

The car was amazing to use. Very smooth. Had a great time using the car and a great use for a road trip. Will definitely be renting back with Allln. He was such an amazing guy, he answered and helped with any questions.

Giovanni P.
- January 3, 2022
Tamara H.
GMC Acadia 2018

Great trip. Car was clean and rode excellent. Nevin was so awesome and great help with directions. Will definitely rent from him again next time I’m in DC. Highly recommend to others.

Tamara H.
- December 18, 2021
Anamika D.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2018

Maxim was a wonderful car host. His car, Isabelle, was in great condition, super clean, and easy to pick-up and drop-off. Maxim was also very understanding when we had to shorten the trip because of the latest outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, we left a few important items in Isabelle and he helped to get them back safely. I would definitely rent again from Maxim.

Anamika D.
- December 20, 2021
Phillip M.
Audi Q8 2019

The car was great, Raymond was easy to deal with. Would definitely rent this car again.

Phillip M.
- January 3, 2022
Siv L.
Ford Escape 2010

This SUV is great - it handled smoothly and didn't give me any problems during a week of use. Importantly, Oscar is a wonderful host. He is responsive and helpful. I'd gladly rent a car from him again!

Siv L.
- December 28, 2021
Jessica Ann G.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2018

Great car and communication. Would definitely rent from Maxim again.

Jessica Ann G.
- December 28, 2021
Aamir M.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

Nice, clean and comfortable car. Allln is very professional and excellent in communication. I will definitely rent again. Highly recommended!

Aamir M.
- December 28, 2021
Bhupati S.
Land Rover Range Rover 2017

Charlie is a great host! Will definitely rent again!

Bhupati S.
- January 5, 2022
Ziyue X.
Ford Bronco Sport 2021

Joshua respond my message quickly and has been helpful when my trip Got accidentally shorten due to hotel power issue. Thank you!

Ziyue X.
- January 7, 2022
Anthony J.
BMW X6 2022

Thank you again! If you get a chance to rent this M6 even for a weekend do it! The car is beautiful.

Anthony J.
- January 9, 2022
Whitney W.
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2021

This was an awesome experience! Jovan was very kind and helpful. The vehicle was clean, spacious, and the ride was enjoyable. I would not mind renting the same vehicle in the future.

Whitney W.
- January 8, 2022
Dwarf C.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2021

ABSOLUTE Customer Service at its BEST!!! Job well done from 1st point of contact. Being NEW to this car rental PRIVILEGE - The agent I had "LUCKY" was full of ALL the information I needed and then Some...Very knowledgeable about what was required from me as the Leasee and Turo as the Leaser...NO HAGGLE -- the facts, just the facts lol; and for me that was Major... Everything was Decent and IN ORDER with the car on Punctual RECEIPT of Vehicle...MY Son and myself appreciate the fair price--CAR WAS OUTSTANDINGLY SLEEK, COMFORTABLE and SERVED its PURPOSE with extreme proficiency--NO COMPLAINTS here 😀 Kudos Turo and Thank you LUCKY for the great CUSTOMER Service...you treated me as any Customer should be treated--I feel LIKE YOU gave me top priority!!! WE WILL BE BACK FOR MORE

Dwarf C.
- August 29, 2021
Tantanisha M.
Jeep Patriot 2011

Excellent service, and very convenient. I needed to extended for a couple of days longer last minute and Ken was very accommodating. Would rent from him again and recommend him to friends!

Tantanisha M.
- December 16, 2021
Ellie S.
Lexus RX 350 2016

Great car to drive and great communication! Super easy pick up and drop off. Would definitely rent again

Ellie S.
- December 29, 2021
David Allen H.
Chevrolet Suburban 2021

Donald was easy to work with. The car was clean and in great condition. Pick up drop off were easy. Would definitely rent from him again.

David Allen H.
- December 30, 2021
Gabriel R.
Hyundai Tucson 2022

The car was impeccable, brand new, excellent in all respects, very comfortable, handles well, communication with Lorena was spot on, would rent again without doubt!

Gabriel R.
- January 2, 2022
Robert H.
Nissan Pathfinder 2013

Majid really was on top of things. He made sure to keep in touch via Turo chat and make sure to accommodate eventhough, we came in later then expected. He pulled right up so it was an easy load. He was reachable for any questions during our trip as well. The car was very clean and rode smooth made traveling with an infant a breeze. Would definitely call upon him again if in the area.

Robert H.
- December 21, 2021
DYANNA W.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2017

So smooth..and light when driving... Great on gas as well. I will definitely try to rent again! And host was very accommodating and could be easily accessible for communication.

DYANNA W.
- December 23, 2021
Jamil O.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2021

Great car and great host. I would highly recommend renting from Carlos.

Jamil O.
- December 28, 2021
Delgardo M.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

Allln truck was excellent drives great and I was able to use the all wheel drive feature due to the snow we had and it was really good. Car was clean and well kept and communication with Allln was excellent. I will definitely rent this vehicle again.

Delgardo M.
- January 5, 2022
Bruce B.
Land Rover Range Rover 2020

Great ride--fully loaded and comfortable. Owner is very responsive---delivery option is the best!!! Would recommend/use again!!

Bruce B.
- January 3, 2022
Damali J.
Porsche Cayenne 2015

Ololade was very nice and informative. Overall a very smooth trip. Thanks again!

Damali J.
- January 3, 2022
Altair E.
Porsche Cayenne 2015

The host was great. Perfect communication before and during my trip. The car was in great shape. Very clean and was fun to drive. Will definitely contact again.

Altair E.
- December 27, 2021
Phyllicia Niccolle W.
Maserati Levante 2017

Such a beautiful car. Owner was very helpful and understanding. Would rent again.

Phyllicia Niccolle W.
- January 7, 2022
Mo B.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2021

Excellent Turo experience renting with Maurice’s RAV4. Professional, on time, great communication, and he even disinfected the car while I was present. Just an all around nice guy. Highly recommended.

Mo B.
- January 9, 2022
Delgardo M.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

The truck runs great and communication with Allln is always good I would definitely recommend renting this vehicle and I would be renting again in the future

Delgardo M.
- January 8, 2022
Tamira Nicole J.
BMW X4 2019

Luda and her vehicle EXCEEDED all my expectations.🤗 This has been my best experience with TURO. The vehicle was disinfected and spotless ✨. Her response time is very quick and personal. Luda made accommodations with adding an extra phone charger and masks to her vehicle. She also gave a tutorial on the features of the vehicle so that I may have the best driving experience.

Tamira Nicole J.
- January 13, 2022
Don S.
Nissan Rogue 2015

fantastic host, this is the 4th time I have rented with him, super responsive and friendly, car was clean each time, 5 stars are easy for this guy

Don S.
- December 27, 2021
David R.
Jeep Patriot 2011

I would rent from Ken again. He’s straight up and an honest guy. His Jeep Patriot was reasonably priced and performed flawlessly over the two week period. Ken’s a good communicator and also very good at returning texts and vmail msgs. Overall a great first Turo experience for me.

David R.
- November 27, 2021
Meka H.
Buick Encore 2017

Matt was great to rent from. The vehicle was clean and ran very well. His level of communication is a hard 10+ and I liked that he gave specific and very detailed instructions to pick up and return the vehicle. I wish I could give him more than five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

Meka H.
- December 20, 2021
Jovan Raynell S.
Maserati Levante 2017

Great Host Great Car. Great Experience. Ms Octavia is A Great Host. Very responsive. And Honest. I’m defiantly Renting again.

Jovan Raynell S.
- December 26, 2021
LaVanda H.
Ford Bronco Sport 2021

Jarvis was great! Very accommodating and communicative. Bronco was perfect for quick trip and maneuvering through bumpy DC streets.

LaVanda H.
- December 27, 2021
MARGARET H.
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2021

What a great experience across the board! Host were informative. Car was very clean. I will be using this service again as well as this host for my next trip back to DC.

MARGARET H.
- January 1, 2022
Thiago M.
Mercedes-benz GLC-Class 2019

Emily is a special renter! The car is amazing! Great communication and super easy to work to! I strongly recommend! I hope rent again soon! Thank you!

Thiago M.
- January 10, 2022
Jonathan B.
Jeep Cherokee 2020

This rental was great. The vehicle itself was in very good condition indeed, both inside and out, and very comfortable to ride in and to drive. The pickup and return were easy. We'll hope to rent this car again on our next trip.

Jonathan B.
- October 24, 2021
Allie C.
Nissan Rogue Sport 2018

This was our first Turo experience and we didn’t know what to expect. Maxim set the bar high — he was was communicative and helpful both before and during our trip. His car was clean and comfortable, and got great mileage. The entire process was much easier — and more efficient — than a traditional rental. We would love to rent his car again!

Allie C.
- November 29, 2021
Adam T.
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2018

Wonderful host, terrific car, thanks!!

Adam T.
- December 27, 2021
Monique S.
GMC Acadia 2018

Great vehicle great space excellent host

Monique S.
- December 28, 2021
Brian W.
BMW X3 2017

The car and the overall experience were perfect!

Brian W.
- December 28, 2021
Bradley C.
Chevrolet Suburban 2017

Awesome car. Very clean and well Maintained.

Bradley C.
- December 28, 2021
Fernando T.
BMW X5 2022

This host is the greatest, car is new and immaculate, very professional, 5 + 5 stars, definitely would look for his vehicle again

Fernando T.
- December 28, 2021
Jerry D.
GMC Acadia 2015

This was a rental that really set the tone not only for Turk, but with how it builds connections between really genuine people! Melissa by far was the nicest person I’ve met! Her communication, flexibility, and expectations were on point! Upon my return of her vehicle, Melissa was all smiles and pleased with the condition of her SUV! I will definitely be renting from her again, and would encourage anyone who reads this review share the same sentiments. Thank you Melissa!

Jerry D.
- December 14, 2021
Sambhav S.
Tesla Model X 2017

Great car and great host. Highly recommended.

Sambhav S.
- December 15, 2021
Jerome A Y.
Maserati Levante 2017

Octavia was a great host. The entire process was smooth and the ride is dope!!! I will definitely use her again.

Jerome A Y.
- December 20, 2021
Traci R.
Jeep Cherokee 2018

Easy pick up and drop off Car drove very well !

Traci R.
- December 21, 2021
Isaac W.
Chevrolet Trax 2017

Car was clean and in good condition!

Isaac W.
- December 25, 2021
Carlton B.
Jeep Renegade 2020

Matt was helpful and easy to communicate with . The car was nice and smooth ride! Def would use him a again

Carlton B.
- December 23, 2021

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Best Washington, DC driving roads

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George Washington Parkway

When you need a scenic break from the city, head to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Starting from Arlington, this gorgeous drive takes you past beautiful views of the Potomac River to Great Falls: a picturesque town with lots of hiking and horse trails.

National Mall and Monuments

You won’t get far in a hurry, but if you want to see the DC monuments and government buildings, this drive is a must. Start at the Capitol and drive from Maryland Ave to Independence Ave, then take 17th up to the White House and circle back onto Constitution to end up at the Lincoln Memorial.

Route 211/Lee Highway

Another picturesque drive is Lee Highway, or Route 211, which you’ll reach by taking I-66 to Route 29. Driving past vineyards and pastures, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are plenty of bakeries, wineries, and distilleries to stop at.

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Rent cars on Turo with Commercial Hosts

Rent with Commercial Hosts on Turo and find the perfect Washington, DC rental car. Commercial Hosts are Turo-approved independent local hosts or boutique car rental companies in the US, Canada, UK, and all over the world.

To rent a car in Washington, DC with Commercial Hosts on Turo, you may be asked to sign a rental agreement or provide a refundable security deposit. Commercial Hosts provide their own insurance and physical damage protection, so renting with a Commercial Host is a bit different than your usual Turo experience.

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