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Ames, IA, United States
Oct 7 — Oct 14
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Ames, IA, United States
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Enterprise

10,0

Excellent

14 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Ames

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1817 E Lincoln Way

+1 515 233 5200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5460 Merle Hay Rd Ste D

+1 515 331 1000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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734 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 963 9300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10,0 Excellent

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They allowed me to switch cars after they had completed all the paper work.

Cons:

The car could have been cleaner, I found a used mask tucked into the visor.

10,0 Excellent

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great easy drop off clean vehicle

Cons:

nothing it was easy as it could be

6,0 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The booking system is confusing because everything about the payer's information is on my name, and I only put in another name for the driver because he was supposed to be the one driving. When the staff started looking for a booking under my name they could not find it because it looks like what they could see in their system is only the driver's name and not mine. Also, the policies are weird. They cannot let me rent it because I only have a student permit. I wanted to rent the car for the driver's test. Secondly, the policy would have let us rent the car had I only put in the renter's information under the driver's name and not mine. But of course, I booked it under my name, so they could not let me rent it.

8,0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup. Employees were very courteous and helpful.

Cons:

The building looks like an old jiffy lube oil change place. Getting in and out of the building was a little challenging but that can't be helped.

7,6 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of experience, cleanliness, great gas mileage, helpful person at rental site

Cons:

I ordered the wrong size of vehicle so the comfort was an issue.

10,0 Excellent

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at Enterprise were nice and willing to go out of their way to help me. They communicated with me several times to make sure everything was fine. They were a great group of people to work with.

Cons:

No problems at all.

1 out of 3

Avis

5,0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in Ames

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5500 Nw Johnston Drive, Ste C

+1 515 393 5453

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 5404

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Excellent

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a brand new business. We had a 15 passenger van rented, but it was recalled. So we were given two new Ford Explorers for the same price! Excellent customer service.

4,0 Okay

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a full size SUV through car rentals.com on May 1 for our trip June 23-July 3. I continued to check with the local Avis because that was my pick up location. I was told that if someone extends their rental I may not have one and pre paid customers are priority. Couple days before the trip Avis told me they had a Ford Explorer for me but my reservation clearly stated full size SUV and had a picture of a full size SUV on the confirmation. I ended up getting a full size SUV through Enterprise but it cost me quite a bit more. I am now working with car rentals.com to get reimbursed for the difference I paid. I most likely won't use Avis again and probably not a third party site. Enterprise was great to work with and put me in what I needed and got me on the road!

6,0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was excellent. However, since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

Cons:

since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

10,0 Excellent

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This is a brand new business. We had a 15 passenger van rented, but it was recalled. So we were given two new Ford Explorers for the same price! Excellent customer service.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Ames

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5500 Nw Johnston Dr, Ste C

+1 515 393 5455

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 6050

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4,0 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation through budget and showed up to the Johnston IA location to pick up the car at the scheduled time. Upon arrival the employee present was not authorized to log into the system to rent me the car. Waiting 45 minutes for the manager to return to the location. Once the manager was present I showed my online reservation through Budget in which the manager respond that they were not yet set up to rent cars through the budget system. The manager switched me over AVIS in which they had a car available. I was on my way 1 hour 15 mins later than my scheduled pick up time

4,0 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I made a reservation through budget and showed up to the Johnston IA location to pick up the car at the scheduled time. Upon arrival the employee present was not authorized to log into the system to rent me the car. Waiting 45 minutes for the manager to return to the location. Once the manager was present I showed my online reservation through Budget in which the manager respond that they were not yet set up to rent cars through the budget system. The manager switched me over AVIS in which they had a car available. I was on my way 1 hour 15 mins later than my scheduled pick up time

1 out of 1

Hertz

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

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2 locations in Ames

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1101 Se Oralabor Road

+1 515 964 9650

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4730 Merle Hay Road

+1 515 276 1177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Truck was a beast. Made my trip much easier.

Cons:

The office smelled like mildew. Can't be good for the staff!!!

6,4 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative that served me was very professional and shared his expertise about the cars, the business, and the company.

Cons:

I had to wait about an hour to get out on the road. There was only one person behind the counter. When a second guy showed up, things worked like clockwork.

2,0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This is the 2nd time I've rented with Hertz where they've had no cars abs I've had to make other plans. So NOTHING positive

Cons:

I made a reservation, had a confirmation email and when I got to the location they said they had 0 cars. The staff blamed just about everything but offered no help, no alternatives, no solutions. They didn't offer to call another location, look up inventory elsewhere or anything. I was provided no future credit, no discounts later or anything, just an I'm sorry. So what's to stop Hertz from doing this all the time?!? In addition, a worker had just pulled in with a vehicle and 1 other was sitting outside I noticed when I left. Worst experience, staff and customer service ever!!!

10,0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick, easy, hassle free! Professional staff and love the location of pick up!

10,0 Excellent

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Truck was a beast. Made my trip much easier.

Cons:

The office smelled like mildew. Can't be good for the staff!!!

6,4 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative that served me was very professional and shared his expertise about the cars, the business, and the company.

Cons:

I had to wait about an hour to get out on the road. There was only one person behind the counter. When a second guy showed up, things worked like clockwork.

2,0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This is the 2nd time I've rented with Hertz where they've had no cars abs I've had to make other plans. So NOTHING positive

Cons:

I made a reservation, had a confirmation email and when I got to the location they said they had 0 cars. The staff blamed just about everything but offered no help, no alternatives, no solutions. They didn't offer to call another location, look up inventory elsewhere or anything. I was provided no future credit, no discounts later or anything, just an I'm sorry. So what's to stop Hertz from doing this all the time?!? In addition, a worker had just pulled in with a vehicle and 1 other was sitting outside I noticed when I left. Worst experience, staff and customer service ever!!!

10,0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick, easy, hassle free! Professional staff and love the location of pick up!

1 out of 2

Airport Van

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Ames

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4410 Merle Hay Road

+1 877 826 4680

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