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Hire locations 25
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Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
7,1 Good (104 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh
Dollar
Locations in Raleigh
1009 Rental Car Drive
+1 866 434 2226
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 21 2015
Didn't have the car I reserved
Cons: I reserved a truck, when I got to the rental place the man behind the counter said they don't have trucks and never have had them. I asked why the said they had them on the website and he said it wasn't his problem. He offered me a Chevrolet Equinox and I said that wouldn't be large enough he said " if you're not going to take the equinox then I can't help you so you need to leave." I left and called Dollar cust service, and all they said I could do is file a formal complaint on their website. Luckily National was next door and they were able to get me set up with a truck and helped out with the price of a last minute booking.
4,4 Okay
Nov 4 2015
Really small car, not very safe
Pros: Nice people
Cons: Too few attendants Tiny car; my wheels spun on the rainy road. No choice for the money I did not rent a compact, but that is what I got!
3,2 Mediocre
Oct 27 2016
Received smaller than booked car category
Pros: The (wrong) car was immediately available
Cons: Unfriendly, lying staff Wrong car category Poor service Dirty rental car station
10,0 Excellent
Nov 14 2016
Cheap and easy.
Pros: Car came with navigation system, which was an unexpected surprise. Shuttle to and from the airport was frequent and convenient.
8,0 Excellent
Jan 25 2017
Pros: Friendly and efficient staff at the desk.
Cons: Shuttle pick up was slow. Every car rental shuttle came by at least 3 times before Dollar came. Had to call them.
6,0 Good
Feb 2 2017
Pros: The service we received when picking up the vehicle was fantastic.
Cons: The agent servicing our return was rude and dismissive and dragged her feet. It was one of the worst customer service experiences with a car rental ever.
7,6 Good
Feb 8 2017
Dollar ar rental
Pros: The Express check out was extremely easy; the car was clean and in good condition.
Cons: Dollar did not honor its advertised AAA benefit of having another AAA driver added for free and when I told them I did not want the extra driver if there was a cost, Dollar was unable to remove the charge.
9,2 Excellent
Apr 6 2017
Pros: I wanted and got a brand new pickup truck. It was very nice and what I needed.
Cons: I didn't like that they told me I was getting a full size truck, then they told me I was getting a mid size, and then they gave me a full size. I went through a toll and there was a $15.00 fee.
7,6 Good
Aug 24 2017
no vehicle b/c of credit check issue
Cons: I wasn't able to rent the vehicle from Dollar rental as I dint have a credit card and had no credit ( no good and no bad). This fact was not highlighted during my booking and caused considerable problems having to scramble for a vehicle at the last minute while stranded at the airport. I'd suggest to have this fact highlighted to prevent further complications.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 11 2015
Pros: Clean, nice car. Great gas mileage.
Cons: not much power
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8,7 Excellent (51 reviews)
10 locations in Raleigh
Enterprise
Locations in Raleigh
1008 Rental Car Dr
+1 844 942 0329
2901 Spring Forest Rd
+1 919 954 7330
2911 Capital Blvd
+1 919 872 0765
3600 S Wilmington St
+1 919 771 1300
431 S Mcdowell St
+1 919 833 8788
5105 Capital Blvd
+1 919 790 1900
5401 Hillsborough St
+1 919 851 2555
6300 Creedmoor Rd Ste 178
+1 919 844 3393
651 E Six Forks Rd
+1 919 431 1300
9005 Glenwood Ave
+1 919 787 8600
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8,0 Excellent
Jul 24 2016
Good
Pros: Everything was quick and service was good
Cons: They debated about which suv to give us and then the one they gave us had not been cleaned on the inside from the looks of things
10,0 Excellent
Feb 20 2017
Rental Review
Pros: Attentiveness of front desk worker, easy in easy out
Cons: 200.00 holding fee regeadless if you use credit card or debit card
10,0 Excellent
Sep 21 2019
Pros: Pick up. And drop off. Great car
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 22 2018
Total fail
Pros: Honestly, only for customer service guy on the phone when I called to complain
Cons: Our location for pick up was not at airport as ordered & they were closed!!
9,2 Excellent
Jun 2 2019
Pros: Friendly. Helpful. Upgrade for economy price. Reminders prior. Pick up information helpful.
Cons: Nothing.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 14 2016
Saved $100's using Kayak!
Pros: It was quick, easy, and basically effortless to rent a car with Enterprise through Kayak. The best part was that it saved me over $200 for the 4 day rental!!!I would definitely use Kayak again!
Cons: Nothing.
9,6 Excellent
Jul 31 2019
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Cons: Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 12 2016
Great service at RDU
Pros: Quick friendly service. 15 mins from arrival gate to airport exit. Just as quick on the return.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 18 2016
Overall a really good experience with Enterprise
Pros: The vehicle was there and ready when I arrived. It was clean and in good working order. The booking was simple and a good deal.
8,0 Excellent
Oct 1 2016
Pros: Excellent customer service
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7,5 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Raleigh
Thrifty
Locations in Raleigh
1009 Rental Car Drive
+1 877 283 0898
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 8.0
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
7,6 Good
Oct 26 2015
Pros: good car
Cons: expensive insurance
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 8 2017
counter was totally out of cars and the staff were unprepared
Cons: waited almsot an hour and the car provided was mechanically unsound- returned it and went to Avis
8,0 Excellent
Sep 13 2017
Cons: I've already informed them that there was a bad smell when running air through the vents.
10,0 Excellent
May 12 2018
Pros: Gave me a better car than I expected.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 15 2018
Great rental
Pros: Upgraded car. Fast in/out. Great price!
10,0 Excellent
Aug 31 2018
Pros: Clean with fast check in and out
4,4 Okay
Nov 17 2016
No trucks at this location
Cons: I reserved a Silverado or comparable. Thrifty had my reservation and knew I was coming to pick up a truck. After driving an hour to pick it up the manager told me they don't have trucks at that location. I don't understand how Kayak can rent a vehicle that doesn't exist.
3,2 Mediocre
Jan 2 2017
Much needed at a price undiscussed.
Pros: Car drove, and had space to keep cargo.
Cons: Was not cleaned, had dog hair covering the backseat. Brake issues had a lot of grinding Was charged more than twice after the the attendant said they would upgrade me at 'no extra cost' due to lack of inventory. They charged me an extra 20 dollars per day on a car that should have only been 14 dollars per day not including tax and fees.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 12 2017
Exactly what I asked for
Pros: I got the size car I asked for, it ran well, easy to turn in. A short bus ride from the terminal to the car lot on airport property.
Cons: Nothing.
6,8 Good
Feb 13 2017
Cons: I dropped off my car at 9:30pm, and there was no one in the office. This was frustrating and made the drop off difficult.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6,1 Good (74 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Hertz
Locations in Raleigh
1017 Rental Car Dr
+1 919 840 4875
2919 Capitol Boulevard
+1 919 784 9545
6215 Hillsborough Street
+1 919 852 5772
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Mar 14 2017
Pros: The car performed perfectly and it was the right size for a few friends and me.
Cons: Nothing
9,2 Excellent
Apr 22 2017
Easy, fast, efficient
Pros: Smooth process. Good price.
Cons: The car smelled like smoke. That was the only negative thing we experienced.
8,0 Excellent
May 4 2017
Cons: $50 for prefilled gas is rediculus when the rental filled up with $15.
6,0 Good
May 5 2017
almost double charged for insurance
Cons: after checking in to the car the desk lady tried to charge me 200 dollars for insurance. i had previously bought insurance on kayak. the desk lady said that they cannot see third party insurances. good thing i was paying attention after flying all day. also i forgot to fill the gas before drop off and they changed me 50 dollars for 1/4 tank of gas. that was my own fault but still not a pleasant experience.
3,6 Mediocre
Jul 12 2016
Gas, dirty and late
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: They tried to charge me for gas, even though the needle was past the full mark, because I didn't have a receipt, which I was never told I needed. Guess it was on the 5 page contract. The car was dirty The car was not ready when I left the counter to go pick it up. Had to wait in line to be told they hadn't washed it yet.
4,0 Okay
Aug 29 2016
wrong car, replacement had to be brought back and
Cons: they did not have our car and the replacement was so bad we had after a couple of day trade in on a cargo mini van
6,0 Good
Aug 30 2016
No gas
Pros: Rental process was fairly quick.
Cons: I failed to check the gas gauge before leaving and got 34 miles down the road and had to stop and fill up the car which had only a quarter of a tank in it. Spent a half an hour on the phone going through 9 different people before the last one told me she would put in the file that I was returning the car with half a tank as we agreed. Was going to return the car 8 hours early but was running behind and called to let them know I would be about an hour late and asked if my records show the gas agreement and was told no information was in the system about this. He said he would do it. Returned the car and was told again no information was in the system. Showed my gas receipt and the manager finally fixed the problem. Will never rent from Hertz again because of this.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 21 2016
Pros: This whole process was very easy. I even got the vehicle I ask for, I received a brand new Honda Santa Fe. The service with Hertz was perfect. Kayak made my trip memorable.
9,6 Excellent
Oct 22 2016
Got our Kicks on Route 66!
Pros: The car ( Toyota Corolla ) was comfortable, clean and got excellent gas mileage. We had the car for a month ( Drove from North Carolina to California and back) and had no problems at all.
Cons: Taking it back (I wanted to keep it!) lol Otherwise, I really have nothing negative to say.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 24 2016
Courteous, friendly staff!
Pros: Nice, friendly drivers and staff. Thank you for making it a great experience for us!
Rated no. 5
Budget
7,0 Good (22 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Budget
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 856 4912
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 0141
7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2823
  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Apr 9 2018
Pros: Easy and quick service for pick up and drop off. Also, very good condition of the car. I drove 1420 miles without any issue at all.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 20 2016
They didn't have a car
Cons: I had a reservation for pickup at 8am (I planned on getting there at 8:30am). I got a call at 8:04 saying they wouldn't have a car till 11:00am, but I could call other Budget locations around Raleigh and have my reservation moved. I asked them to do this calling, which they made clear they wouldn't do. I called around and couldn't find anything. I called back to ensure they would have a car at 11am. They didn't. I cancelled the reservation.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 28 2016
What a deal!
Pros: One way trip across the stage for a great price.
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 16 2017
Pros: Substitute car was good, though more expensive than was supposed to be.
Cons: Car that was rented was not available even with advanced notice, staff was extremely unprofessional and actually rude, long wait, just a very poor experience,Ii apologize in advance for being so blunt but if this is typical business practice i would say this company is spiraling toward closure which is a shame for all those who would be affected. I pray that a positive change would happen within this company, thank you for the chance to express my concern.
7,6 Good
Jun 25 2017
Cons: Pick in downtown Raleigh wasn't ideal. It would have been easier at the airport.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 21 2017
Pros: No small cars available so I was upgraded to a small SUV at no cost to me. It was great
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Nov 6 2017
Pros: The desk attendant was extremely nice and helpful. He was very polite and made the process as easy as possible.
Cons: This wasn't budget's fault necessarily but the location in downtown Raleigh, NC is located inside of a hotel (which is fine), and there were not clear indicators on the outside of the building that the rental car desks were located inside.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 31 2018
Lisa S
Pros: Although the location was hard to find, the pick up process was painless, it was like a scavenger hunt.
Cons: That the location was hard to b yind
6,8 Good
Jul 7 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful and the process was simple
Cons: More locations with slightly later drop off hours
8,0 Excellent
Oct 17 2016
Pros: I liked the person working with us at the pick up location. He was very accommodating. The car was a nice upgrade.
Cons: The car had some trash in it and was an upgrade that we had to pay for even though there was not a car waiting for us at our designated pick up time.
Rated no. 6
Avis
4,0 Okay (5 reviews)
3 locations in Raleigh
Avis
Locations in Raleigh
421 South Salisbury Street
+1 919 839 5667
4325 Glenwood Avenue
+1 919 788 9948
7320 Old Wake Forest Road
+1 919 792 2821
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 5.2
  • 3.2
  • 3.6
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 21 2016
No Cars!!!
Pros: Received a text when I landed at RDU that they had no cars for my reservation!!! I was left to find another car on my own!!!! Never again would I consider Avis!
2,4 Mediocre
Sep 3 2017
Least attentative desk personnel
Cons: The Avis representative in Raleigh was one of the worst experiences I've had. He literally left the desk and I didn't know what to do with the keys or car or exactly where to leave them. They were not helpful at all on where to park the car. They really did not do anything at all and I did not get any confirmation that the car with properly taken care of from the Avis Staff in Raleigh
3,6 Mediocre
Jan 9 2018
Filthy Car
Cons: Dirtiest rental car I've ever seen. Interior and exterior were dirty.
5,6 Okay
Mar 26 2018
Dirty inside & out
Pros: No-hassel renting. Quick rental process, pickup, & dropoff.
Cons: Car was filthy. Didn't have time to request a different car so I eventually vacuumed car out myself. Outside was dirty as if it had been driven in a little bit of snow. Called avis 800 # to complained and only offered $20 off future rental.
6,4 Good
Jul 22 2019
Pros: I like how Avis stretched the definition of a "midsize" booking to include a Nissan Sentra. That's very creative.
Cons: Leave lots of extra time to drop a car at the Wilmington (NC) airport. You have to find a parking space, unload your belongings, walk into the airport, and wait at the rental counter. And all of that counts against your return time. If that makes you "late" to return your car, it's an extra $30-50.
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Raleigh
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Raleigh
1015 Trade Dr A, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
+1 919 787 7262
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Raleigh
Easirent
Locations in Raleigh
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Raleigh
Europcar
Locations in Raleigh
Please Go To The Advantage Counter
+1 919 787 7262
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Raleigh
Sunnycars
Locations in Raleigh
1001 Rental Car Drive
312 travellers who hired a car in Raleigh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

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