We will be staying at the LAX Renaissance for 4 nights on an upcoming trip. We will need a rental car for 2 of the days and I originally reserved an Enterprise (1 mile from hotel) SUV for $110 and even considered 2 1-day reservations in order to avoid the $38.50 parking fee. Most likely we will be arriving back at the hotel after 10 pm each night, so finally decided that convenience would win out over saving money.
When I looked at a map of the area and read some old posts about rental cars at LAX, I verified that Budget was right across the street. When I looked at their rental rates, I found a 2-day rental of an intermediate SUV for $69. If I separated it into 2 1-day rentals it was the same price for each day, so I will still save money parking at the hotel overnight rather than returning the vehicle.
Do you think this is a good plan or can you suggest another plan?