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Enterprise
enterprise
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (8.1, 42 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
12 locations
Enterprise
Locations in Columbus
1 Riverside Plz
6142217755
1026 Goodale Blvd
+1 614 297 7353
1125 S. Hamilton Road
+1 614 239 1112
1733 W 5th Ave
+1 614 488 7996
2160 W Case Rd
+1 614 798 9696
3161 W Broad St
+1 614 279 2577
3245 Morse Rd
+1 614 476 1111
33 E Nationwide Blvd
+1 614 225 1035
4600 International Gateway
+1 614 239 3200
475 East Livingston
+1 614 621 8899
5466 North High Street
+1 614 781 5400
6841 Flags Center Dr
+1 614 895 0000
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Poor
Jul 10 2016
Worst service ever
Cons: Worst service ever will never use again they call you back at last minute tell me they have nothing to offer other then small car well 3 kids and a wife dont work in a match box car had to book with another company
7.2 Good
Dec 3 2015
Pros: Follow up call from cmh office
Cons: Strong cologne smell in car
8.0 Good
Nov 7 2015
Cons: It was all good except not enough agents to handle customers at desk. Wait was too long, at one point there were nine in line and no one was serviced as their 'express' customers kept showing up & occupying both agents. We all just stood around looking at each other. Also web promoted insurance thru Alliance is a rip off.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 13 2015
Quick and easy
Pros: No waiting and friendly service
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Nov 23 2015
Pros: Phillip the agent
9.6 Excellent
Nov 23 2015
Pros: Service was friendly convenient and brand new car!!
Cons: The car some sort of Dodge SUV ... had headrests in the back seat that made it difficult to see through the rear passenger side . The silly Buckeyes lost the football game!
10.0 Excellent
Nov 25 2015
Car rental at its best
Pros: The two gentlemen at enterprise were the nicest and most helpful rental car employees I have ever met. The young man at the counter was pleasant quick and helpful. The young man who brought the car around could not have been more pleasant. Took time to show me some of the workings of the vehicle . Extremely pleasant experience at the Columbus Ohio site
10.0 Excellent
Nov 25 2015
Pros: Quick and easy return with friendly service.
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Okay
Nov 27 2015
Payment for car
Cons: Upon arriving at the airport to pick up my rental, I was told I could not use a debit card for payment. I had used the same card to reserve the car online without problem. The troubling part was, I would have been able to use a debit car if I had had a return flight ticket (insuring I was returning the car). I live in the city I was renting from, therefore I would be returning. Seems like common sense. I am quite sure somewhere online that it did said not debit cards, but few people read all the print. Putting the "no debit card policy" in a more prevalent place on the website would be helpful. My trip was held up two hours because I had to have someone bring me a credit card. Incidentally, other rental car companies accept debit cards.
2.0 Poor
Jan 5 2016
Pros: The guy at the check in counter was rude! It need to be put out there that eneterprise puts a 20% hold on your car at pick up time..
Budget
budget
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.4, 28 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
9 locations
Budget
Locations in Columbus
1030 West 3rd Avenue
+1 614 737 5400
104 East Long Street
+1 614 228 1058
1400 Bethel Road
+1 614 451 7699
240 South Hamilton Road
+1 614 863 7500
4046 Morse Road
+1 614 416 2708
4600 International Gateway
+1 614 239 3247
4621 West Broad Street
+1 614 870 2200
5660 Columbus Square
614-882-0928
6060 Busch Boulevard
+1 614 431 2025
  • 6.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 5.7
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Poor
Jun 12 2016
A series of errors from beginning to end
Pros: Decent car
Cons: Cancelled my reservation since I didn't pick up within 1hr. window. Reservation made using West Coast time which they claimed was East Coast. Had to re-enter whole reservation. Busy so took nearly an hour. On return tried to overcharge me $190 for gas claiming empty tank. I had filled up <2miles from drop off. Attendant didn't know how to issue receipt. Had to wait till they found supervisor in office to find out how much they overcharged. One word of advice -DON'T
2.0 Poor
Oct 17 2015
Cons: Dirty vehicle
2.0 Poor
Nov 1 2015
Cons: Over 1 hrs to get car out of garage....
2.0 Poor
Nov 6 2015
Cons: A car rear-ended me. I had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come from Budget. When the tow truck came it broke down and I then had to wait another two hours. Budget refused to send me a new car. Never renting with them again.
6.4 Good
Dec 5 2015
Great ride, horrible service.
Pros: The ride in the car as great! Gas mileage a plus.
Cons: We run into problems at pick up and check out each time we use budget. The line is always long because the rep. seems to not know what they are doing or having side bar conversations. On top of that when we check out we always want to use another form of payment. Well, this time we wanted to split the payment between 2 cards. It took 10-15 min just for the rep to figure it out, after asking another rep. Then he swiped both cards and turns out they weren't even charged, the original credit card was charged, plus 2 other very higher pending charges that have not dropped yet as of today, he assured it was going to process correctly. It would be nice if budget was a lot smoother like Enterprise.
9.2 Excellent
Dec 20 2015
Pretty cheap and pretty fast
Pros: Got what I was expecting. Car return was quick and efficient at 5:30 am.
Cons: Rental agent accidentally charged me much higher price than in the reservation. He corrected his mistake when I pointed it out to him. Bringing a printout of the reservation was helpful.
8.4 Excellent
Jan 2 2016
Needed gas
Pros: Loved the Kia Rio! Mansfield return agent very helpful! Kudos to her!
Cons: Agent tried to talk me into bigger car, extras. Didn't tell me contract in brochure. Couldn't get out of garage not only held me up, but also the unfortunate cars behind me. The car only had 3/4 tank of gas, but I did return it full. Thought tacked on charges were a little high. Might want to inquire into those when making reservation.
7.2 Good
Jan 18 2016
Pros: I like how simple and easy it was to pick up and drop off the car.
Cons: I had an additional $120 charges I was unaware of and a simple road trip from a Thursday to a Sunday turned into something that I will probably ask for the final number first... Otherwise easy but not worth the $$
3.6 Mediocre
Jan 27 2016
Pros: The staff seemed great and were very friendly. They even offered to upgrade me at no cost.
Cons: Turns out it wasn't at no cost. When I returned the car, they charged me an extra $100 for a vehicle I didn't even want to begin with. I was told the car I wanted was buried in the back, so it would easier if I just took the nicer one. Also, they have an 800% mark up on fuel. I get that it's always more if you don't fill up yourself, but when fuel is $1.50/gal and you're charging $9.80... maybe a little excessive I'll never rent from Budget again
10.0 Excellent
Mar 13 2016
awesome
Pros: I loved that my sales rep Loul was so nice, friendly and efficient. He service was excellent.
Alamo
alamo
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (9.0, 26 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
1 location
Alamo
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
+1 614 239 3250
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
Jun 1 2016
Good Car - Good Price
Pros: Smooth sailing from reservation to turn in. A lady (actually acting in the role of receptionist) met me as I approached Alamo and made everything so simple. I was out of the lot and on the road in ten minutes.
Cons: Nothing. There was nothing not to like.
10.0 Excellent
Oct 18 2015
Great car, great price
Pros: Easy to pick up, ready when I arrived, courteous staff, nice car, great value!
10.0 Excellent
Oct 24 2015
Pros: person at counter very friendly and efficient
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Nov 16 2015
Pros: Everything went well. No wait.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 17 2015
Excellent staff at Alamo CMH
Pros: The staff at this location, both behind the desk and in the garage where I picked up the car, were bizarrely nice for a car-rental place -- not just polite, but they joked with me and were truly friendly. It was confusing. I think maybe they didn't know car-rental places are supposed to be rude and deliberately unhelpful. Made my whole day.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 30 2015
Solid rental, no issues.
Pros: Easy to pick up and return. Drove great and was exactly what we needed. Setting reservation was a breeze.
Cons: Nothing
2.0 Poor
Nov 30 2015
Cons: The woman at the desk had a whole lot of attitude. Unacceptable.
8.0 Good
Dec 6 2015
Pros: Easy to book
Cons: Wish it was faster to do paperwork took too long at desk
10.0 Excellent
Dec 7 2015
going the extra mile!
Pros: Both the gate agent and the lot agent stayed late so the I could get a last-minute car to drive to my home, after weather had forced my flight to be redirected to columbus. Their willingness to go above and beyond to stay after closing was much appreciated!!!
10.0 Excellent
Dec 14 2015
Pros: Everything went very smoothly and quickly
Dollar
dollar
Car rental reviews:
Good (6.3, 23 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
1 location
Dollar
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
  • 6.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 5.7
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre
Apr 7 2016
Thoroughly displeased
Pros: I liked the vehicle I rented.
Cons: The rep was rude, apparently their prices have increased, and you no longer have the choice of selecting your own vehicle. If you want to switch to another vehicle in the same category, that will change the price of the rental agreement.
5.2 Okay
Jul 22 2016
Good, Bad and Ugly
Pros: Desk agent at check-in was courteous and remembered me from previous visits. He had a lot of customers and handled them well, but wait time could have been streamlined if the people sitting in the staff room directly behind him had offered to help.
Cons: At return, there was just one man working. I asked for a receipt (as I have to turn in printed receipts for expenses and was hoping to drop in the MAIL before my international flight. He said he couldn't do it and walked off mumbling something. As i was unloading the car (I carry a lot of equipment with me when I travel) he returned, asked for my contract and wrote FULL on it (I had left the gas receipt on the dashboard). I told him the contract had "estimated cost" and was not acceptable to my employer, he instructed me to go to desk to get a printed copy. Keep in mind, I have A LOT of stuff, and I'm scurrying to make a 7:00 AM international flight. I am also the only one in the parking garage besides him at 5:00 AM. He made no offer to help me retrieve a carrier, to call the desk to have the receipt prepared, and was not carrying the typical handheld ticket printer every car rental company uses for return ease. The woman at the desk asked me why I needed a receipt and had an unfriendly disposition about being bothered, as typing the information into the computer there seemed to be a deliberate method of slowly and angrily tapping the keys, then reading the screen with a pinched-up facial expression. She demanded a receipt (despite the gate agent's scribble that the tank was full) and then typed in a whole lot more information. Returning a car has never been so complicated, and as the lasting impression of Dollar, an unfortunate portrayal for the company.
7.2 Good
Oct 20 2015
Beware fees, taxes, and other misc charges that ma
Cons: I didn't like learning of all the hidden fees that doubled the end cost of renting a car.
4.0 Mediocre
Nov 4 2015
Bait-and-Switch
Pros: In the end, I got the car I reserved, but not without a fight.
Cons: COMPLETELY unfriendly counter service. Trying to rent me an Economy car when I paid for a Compact, and saying there was no difference
9.6 Excellent
Nov 10 2015
efficient and reasonable
Pros: pickup and return were quick and easy
Cons: N/A
8.0 Good
Nov 30 2015
Pros: There was great customer service at the counter and the pick-up/drop-off was fast and hassle free.
Cons: I had a long trip and the car wasn't great on the highway. It was a bit too small and had terrible pick-up. I also paid twice as much as was listed on kayak.
6.0 Okay
Dec 15 2015
Lousy customer service
Pros: Reps need training. Daily rate was off.
9.6 Excellent
Dec 17 2015
Found a good deal through KAYAK
Pros: I needed a mid-size SUV, and found a reasonable price for DOLLAR versus other options. Pick up went smoothly and there were several options for me to choose from. The vehicle performed well and was very clean. Drop of went without a hitch and I was on my way to the terminal quite quickly.
Cons: Every car rental company scripts their check-in process to add-in options that aren't required. I wish they would be more clear. This experience wasn't bad - but I could have ended up paying more if I hadn't declined insurance that is already covered by my car insurance policy.
8.0 Good
Dec 22 2015
good except policy on paying additional fee for sp
Pros: friendly counter service. clean car. was allowed to select which compact car
Cons: dislike paying more than $10/day to add my spouse as additional driver
7.2 Good
Jan 11 2016
Good Rental for the Price
Pros: The Dollar representative was very friendly and helpful. The gentleman who showed us to our car was nice as well. The price for the rental was awesome! The only suggestion is that the car be cleaned before delivery. The specific car we were given smelled of cigarette smoke and there were cigarette ashes throughout the vehicle. We took it home, vacummed it and aired it out before our trip. Drop off was easy and overall, this was a good experience except for the cleanliness of the car.
Thrifty
thrifty
Car rental reviews:
Okay (6.1, 15 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
2 locations
Thrifty
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
840 Stelzer Road
(877) 283-0898
  • 6.4
  • 4.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
Oct 16 2015
Cons: Car was very dirty on the inside, Hand prints on the rear windows should have been cleaned before sending it out again. Rented a Chrysler 200, HVAC controls hard to operate. Steering is wicked sensitive, very easy to swevre from lane to lane.
7.2 Good
Nov 18 2015
No surprises- CMH Rental
Pros: Thrifty met my expectations. The counter rep was efficient enough. The return was painless as well. But, that's not to say it was different from any one of dozens of rentals in different cities and/or with different companies.
Cons: No major complaints. They were low on cars, the lot attendant called out "any one of those over there" which wasn't very helpful. My reply was "Over where?" Car had been washed, but the water spots were so bad, it kind of made the wash pointless.
4.8 Okay
Dec 22 2015
Pros: The online ordering of the rental through Kayak was great. The car was ready when I got there, it was a 2014 Toyota Corolla Sport was a nice car. Comfortable and well equipped. The gas mileage was great. Unfortunately, the drop off was not good at all..
Cons: Besides the fact that the Rep who helped me acted like she was doing me a favor, I was not informed that there would be a $350 hold on my credit and I was not told that if the car wasn't returned by the time I put on the form that I would be charged an extra day. So I put 9 PM as my drop off time since I wasn't sure if my son, who was graduating Navy Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL, was going to have liberty on Saturday after graduation, I drove from Columbus, Ohio. He had liberty and I stayed at Midway airport until 3 PM to see him off to Charleston, SC. I arrived at the Columbus International Airport drop off for Thrifty at exactly 11:15 PM. No one was there for the drop off, I went to the ticket counter and no one was there either. I talked to an Avis guy who said to use the drop box. I filled out the paperwork and dropped the keys and car off at that time. When I check my credit card the next day I noticed that the amount of the rental was more that what I agreed to. I contacted Thrifty and they said I had the car an extra day since I did not drop it off at exactly 9 PM. I told them the car was back before midnight and they have security cameras there to prove that, I even provided a copy of my gas receipt where I filled it up at 11:06 PM, 2 miles from the airport. I received an email that said I still returned the car after the appointed time. No refund or adjustment on my bill. Totally ridiculous when you consider traveling out of town, you don't always know EXACTLY what time you will return, as far as I am concerned I returned the car before midnight and was still charged for an extra day. Never again with Thrifty.
8.8 Excellent
Jan 17 2016
Pros: Liked being able to walk down the line of cars and pick out the one we wanted.
7.6 Good
Jan 25 2016
Pros: price. quality of car ease of getting car
Cons: don't understand why they did a credit check against me. which they state could count negatively against credit. counter help not very frirendly
4.8 Okay
Feb 8 2016
Nope
Pros: Very Little
Cons: Stink. Poor direct ions signage. Poor garage crew. Clerk at reservations was the only good thing. Car maintainence light distressing lit entire trip
7.2 Good
Feb 16 2016
Cons: Registration desk in garage wasn't overly impressive, but the employees did process the paperwork faster than I've had in a long time. Maybe ever.
10.0 Excellent
Feb 16 2016
Pros: Great gas milage
Cons: GPS was tipped toward the passenger seat so hard to operate
5.2 Okay
Feb 20 2016
Pros: I liked the onboard Pandora radio (Kia Sedona).
Cons: The wrong vehicle was in the wrong stall. I rented a minivan, and the stall number given was occupied by a RAV-4. No one was around to help me. So, I selected a minivan that looked good to me, and drove it to the check out station. I told them that I selected a vehicle from another stall, and they said it was OK. When I flatten all the seats in the back to carry all the family luggage, the van had not been cleaned. There were several candy wrappers and a large kids' action figure still laying under the seats.
5.6 Okay
Feb 27 2016
I was very unhappy with pick up had to wait long
Pros: Drop off was fast
Cons: Mentioned above. But picking up and having no cars was not pleasant and having to settle for smaller car was not comfortable since I am 6 foot 3
Hertz
hertz
Car rental reviews:
Good (7.3, 8 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
9 locations
Hertz
Locations in Columbus
2295 John Circle Drive
2455 Billingsley Rd
+1 614 792 0402
2496 Scarborough Blvd
2850 Morse Road
4184 W. Broad Street
4200 International Gateway
440 S. Hamilton Road
5575 Keim Circle
669 Sullivant Ave
  • 7.3
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
  • 6.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
Feb 2 2016
Fast service but mistakes
Pros: In and out
Cons: The original invoice the customer service woman gave me was over twice my quote from Kayak. Then her boss came out to fix it and said "This happens when you book through third party sites" and acted like it was a big hassle to fix my issue. They did not provide clear instructions about the rental return process.
8.4 Excellent
Jan 21 2016
Pros: Rental price was very low for a one-way reservation.
Cons: Pickup took over 30 minutes. Car wasn't ready / available, even though I came at the time stated in reservation.
10.0 Excellent
Feb 3 2016
Great staff, great car...location dicey
Pros: Brand-new car in excellent condition; friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: The location is dicey. My cab driver who dropped me off asked me twice if I was sure I had the right location and didn't want to let me out of the car! There is no sign and it looked like I was being dropped off at an abandoned garage.
2.0 Poor
Jun 13 2016
Cons: Off site counter closed 5 minutes before flight landed. Hertz charges $300 more for airport counter pickup.
6.0 Okay
Oct 24 2015
Bait and Switch
Pros: The car was comfortable. The agent at the Airport Hertz was fine.
Cons: The windshield wipers were old and did not work well. We paid an additional $100 over the contract since we picked the car up at the airport.
10.0 Excellent
Nov 17 2015
Pros: The staff at pickup was amazing. My luggage was lost so I was crying, but they were still super nice and helpful and got me on the road quickly.
8.8 Excellent
Nov 23 2015
Pros: The service was good. The pick-up and drop-off were easy.
Cons: It was a bit higher than what I had quoted and booked. I booked for 106 but ended up paying 137.
10.0 Excellent
Apr 12 2016
Pros: Friendly, Happy staff - very easy to work with....
Avis
avis
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (9.7, 4 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
9 locations
Avis
Locations in Columbus
1030 West 3rd Avenue
+1 614 299 0964
104 East Long Street
+1 614 224 4259
1400 Bethel Road
+1 614 538 0488
240 South Hamilton Road (Highway 317)
+1 614 577 0657
4046 Morse Road
+1 614 337 1913
4600 International Gateway
+1 614 239 3215
4621 West Broad Street
+1 614 851 0508
5660 Columbus Square
(1) 614-794-2847
6060 Busch Boulevard
+1 614 436 3218
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Jun 25 2016
Love Avis
Pros: Rented an SUV for a family vacation. Excellent car, very clean, staff was excellent as always!
8.8 Excellent
Jul 17 2016
Pros: Drop off was very expeditious.
Cons: Long line at pickup. Agents seemed distracted.
10.0 Excellent
Mar 30 2016
Pros: only place that seemed to have a large suv for rent. my normal "goto" enterprise said they had one but it turns out they only have them at the airport...for like$300 more! kinda bait and switch....list them but didn't have them. avis did.
10.0 Excellent
Jan 7 2016
Pros: The counter staff was extremely courteous and helpful. We were able to pick up a car well-suited to the purpose we had in renting (transporting an elderly person with limited mobility) that was very clean and had huge trunk space. This is the first time I've rented from this non-airport location, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
National
national
Car rental reviews:
Excellent (8.4, 2 reviews)
Car rental locations in Columbus:
1 location
National
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
+1 614 239 3270
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 9.0
  • 8.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
8.0 Good
Jan 26 2016
A lot of this could have been done ahead of time.
Pros: Super easy drop off!
Cons: Picking up the car was an ordeal. Flight got in late at night and I stood at the counter for 20 minutes while someone typed in all my info by hand... then I had to go to another counter on another floor to actually get the car. Took way too long, especially when I easily could have completed all this online earlier.
8.8 Excellent
Jun 26 2016
Very quick pick up and drop off
Pros: I liked the efficiency of the customer service. Great experience. I would definitely use this company again.
Cons: The car did have an odor on the inside that was not enjoyable. I understand they check them quickly and probably would not notice it at that time.
Sunnycars
europcar
Car rental locations in Columbus:
1 location
Sunnycars
Locations in Columbus
4600 International Gateway
148 travelers who rented a car in Columbus gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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