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Car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

  • Ohio is a marvellous state to explore, with contrasting experiences, from the rock ‘n’ roll rich cities to the sleepy quiet towns and Amish country. There so much to see, we recommend driving at your own pace for the most enjoyable way to take in the sites. Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport car hire agents offer a multitude of vehicle choices to accommodate all kinds of travellers.
  • The designated area to find a car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport is situated outside of the airport grounds. The location address is 19601, Maplewood Ave, Cleveland, Ohio. There is a shuttle service that leaves from the main terminal through a shuttle service door across the way from Baggage Claim Area 7. On dropping off passengers, the shuttle will drop you off at door No. 4, making the Departure desks closer to your drop off. The shuttle runs at 5-7min interludes. It is functional every day of the week, 24h a day.
  • If you need some assistance for any reason regarding your car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport, head towards the Baggage Claim level and look out for the telephone centre. All contact details for the rental agencies can be located there and are a phone call away.
  • The legal driving age in Cleveland, Ohio, is 16 years old. So be sure to take along your ID when confirming your car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl. All agencies will inform you of the law in Ohio being that anyone sitting in the front seat of the car must wear a seat belt and that if the driver is younger than 18 years old, all passengers in the front and back are required to wear a seat belt, not adhering to this rule could result in serious fines or being arrested.
  • Book your car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

  • I left my laptop in the rental car, what should I do?

    KAYAK and the agents dealing with car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport will remind you to please take all your personal belongings out of your hire car at the drop-off of the vehicle. If on the off chance you do happen to have left a personal item in the car don't panic, the agents will make every effort to keep your lost item safe until arrangements can be made to return the item. The best thing to do in this situation is to get online, fill in the lost and found form, and submit it for a prompt response.

  • As an international traveller wanting to confirm car hire at Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport, which documents will I need to produce?

    You will need your home country’s passport or ID card in its original format. As well as your home country’s driving license. It must be valid, not expired, and display a photograph of you. If your homeland license is in another language besides English, an International Driving Permit will be required, with supporting documents required to obtain the permit presented in English. Keep in mind learner permits are not accepted when hiring a car.

  • Can I travel with my pet in a hire car?

    Most of the Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport car hire agencies do allow you to have your furry friends with you while you make use of your hire car. However, your pet needs to be kept in a safe travel cage/box while in the car. They are not allowed to roam free! It is also your responsibility to make sure the car is properly cleaned with no trace of your pet in the car; for example, its fur must be removed to avoid any additional cleaning the agency feels is necessary, which they will charge you for.

  • What is the best car hire company at Cleveland Hopkins Airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies at Cleveland Hopkins Airport are Hertz (7,3, 55 reviews), and Budget (6,9, 84 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Cleveland Hopkins Airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cleveland Hopkins Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Rent-A-Wreck, and Thrifty.

Cleveland Hopkins Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9,0

Wonderful

289 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.6

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19601 Maplewood Ave

+1 844 806 3353

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I was late by 2 hours in first day and was charged for full second day. Can you please revert the 2nd day charges?

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The car was perfect and the rental/drop off procedure was flawless

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very nice staff.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The place could have been open when I got there so I wasn’t stranded at the car rental.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy pick up and dropp off. Did contact free everything.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy drop-off. It was raining and employees were right next to car and had me checked in super-fast.

Cons:

Nothing, perfect.

1 out of 42

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,4

Very Good

135 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.2

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19601 Maplewood Ave

+1 833 511 1749

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was just a little too small for me

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at pick up was great and very efficient.

Cons:

The drop off in Erie could have been better. The airport was closed and there was no signage of where to drop the car or the key. We were thankful the airport police officer helped us out.

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

When I went to pick up my reserved rental it wasn't there cause others were late returning theirs... so they did everything they could as quickly as possible to get me a vehicle of the size I needed... and very friendly staff!!!!!

Cons:

The 800 number I had said that I couldn't drop off the vehicle a day early cause it was closed. So the next day when I went to drop it off the person there said I could have and showed me the drop box... because of this I had no one to take me back home that day which was an hour drive away and had to start walking in the rain back home... thankfully a nice person gave me a ride even though I was soaking wet from walking

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast. However the luxury SUV they gave me needed oil and filter change according to the message on the dashboard.

Cons:

SUV having had a full maintenance complete before rental.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up and drop-off were very quick. Typically I don't like how much time and paperwork there is at pick-up, but it was very quick this time.

Cons:

Did not give me the option on what car I would get, I would have liked to pick which one from what they had available.

1 out of 21

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.7

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19601 Maplewood Ave

+1 216 267 8900

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I reserved one type of car and somehow in my reservation it was changed to a compact car. It was actually fine but I had purchased separate trip insurance for the kind of car I requested. That made me unsure of whether the insurance would cover the other car type. Fortunately I didn’t need to find out! The man who checked my car in was very funny and nice. Wish I had gotten his name - he found my phone which I left in the car and tracked me down!!!

10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
The inside of the windshield was really dirty. Surprising.

2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
They did not have the class of car I rented because they were low on inventory so they charged me $100 more because I had to upgrade.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Improper maintenance and safety checks on my rental car ruined my trip and required me to make more expensive travel arrangements. I picked up the car about noon the day before a 700 mile one way drive. The car looked generally OK, but there was damage and evidence of windshield replacement which looked poorly done--lots of adhesive sealant residue on the windshield and even the driver's dashboard area. It wasn't raining so I didn't test the wipers or washer fluid, which was my mistake. The day of departure was rainy and I left when it was still dark. I turned the wipers on and they immediately made it almost impossible to see through the windshield, especially on the driver's side. I don't know if the wipers were old, or if the windshield had adhesive on it, or both, but the windshield went almost opaque-white, and it was especially bad when passing under street lights. I stopped at first opportunity and thoroughly cleaned the windshield and wipers, and that made enough of a difference to proceed with the trip once it got a bit brighter outside. Unfortunately, about 2 hours into the trip, on the highway, another problem manifested--the washer fluid motor didn't work. I couldn't tell if it worked earlier, when I tried using it in the rain. Semi trucks were passing and creating clouds of mist and road grime which obscured the windshield, and without washer fluid, the wipers just made things worse. Ultimately, I returned the car having lost many hours of travel time, so I had to purchase last minute airfare and buy luggage. Hertz did give me a voucher for the cost of the rental.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Spent multiple hours at the location. I was the only person waiting to pickup my car. I had two small children in 30degree weather. First the front desk didn’t even know what level car she was looking for and literally ran around outside for 30min trying to see which cars had a third row. Then provided me a decent car, that was satisfactorily clean. Had me walk out to a locker and grab car seats. The kids car seats were absolutely disgusting and damp because they are stored outside not in climate control. I pack all our luggage (5 bags and children items) and install the car seats in freezing weather (we are from Florida). We finally make it to the exit gate ready to go (we have family dinner plans). The exit gate teller explains that the vehicle provided was incorrect and belonged to another location? Then forced us to reverse back out of the exit (now other cars waiting to leave) and return to the desk. Upon return we are offered an upgrade, silly me for thinking it would be because of our inconvenience. The teller then attempted to have me sign for almost double the cost. I immediately refused and expressed my frustration. The teller then hastily grabbed another car (I was shocked she knew exactly what to grab this time) and parked it behind our existing vehicle, shouted the keys are in it, and went back inside without a single apology. I moved over all the luggage and dirty car seats to a now dirty vehicle she likely grabbed from the return line. Exterior and interior were clearly just returned. We are now significantly late for our dinner plans and my children are freezing and upset, We leave this location now after spending most of our afternoon here that should have taken 30min at most. Corporate tells us that only the individual location can help us with pricing since the car seats should be burned and trashed and the situation we dealt with. Surprise surprise the location has no direct number and just redirects back to the call center. We are now back in Florida and will NEVER rent from Hertz at the CLE airport ever again.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Signage for drop off very much needed. Twisty roads and unmarked turn off’s we’re confusing and we had to double back twice to find the right gate.

1 out of 18

Budget

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.8

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19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 216 433 4434

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The car was filthy dirty when we picked it up had a cooler and parts from the car in the back and when we dropped the car off, the agent was the rudest person I’ve ever dealt with in my life

2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
The car I reserved was not what I reserved.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Car was dirty, dusty and smelled like old rental car smell. Maybe it’s been in rotation too long. 37K miles. Sounded like an old taxi cab in NYC when I hit a bump or I applied the breaks. Will definitely stick to Sixt or Hertz. Much more reliable car quality and experience. Saving a few bucks wasn’t worth it in this case.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Good service & value. Exit was very confusing: green lit “customer” exit was not accessible. Red lit gates were the real exit, unclear at night.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
our experiences was acceptable with budget. Thank you

4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
A full tank of gas would have been nice to start with.

1 out of 30

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.8

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19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:00
Friday09:00 - 23:00
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8,0 Very Good

May 2024

KAYAK
Until the rental car industry drastically shortens the time from the time one walks up to the rental counter until pickup of the vehicle, I for one will not be happy with the pickup procedure. The return was quick and excellent. I was not aware of understood the breakdown of the final bill.

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
It was unusual because I rented the managers special EV and Follar has no EVs. Instead they took me to the Hertz lot to select a car.

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly.

Cons:

Windows were dirty. Shopped online for a good deal and pre-paid on Expedia, but then I had to pay another 160+ for fees that were not mentioned on Expedia. Feel like I got ripped off. When shopping for a good value, it's unfair to be hit with extra unexpected fees.

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I waited an hour for the car. It was the wrong car even though I paid extra for it. I had to switch to a different car due to the cigarette smell and low pressure in the tire. There were extra fees that I did not know about.

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was clean which was important to me.

Cons:

When I arrived to dollar rental, they counter was closed. My flight had been delayed due to deicing It took over an hour for the Hertz staff to "reduce" my paperwork dude to my rental being prepaid

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at both pick up and drop off were very helpful.

Cons:

The price was more money than priceline had quoted. On priceline I clicked the option to add my spouse for no charge however when I went to pick up the rental I would have been charged $13 a day on top of the additional expenses. The staff at pick-up was one person, she did a great job but there was quite a backlog. More support for her would have helped the process go quicker.

1 out of 45

Thrifty

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.1

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19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 877 283 0898

Monday09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:00
Friday09:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great counter agent. Very helpful and worked to provide me the best options for my weekend rental.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I rented through a third party, which was not clearly marked. Rentalcars.com. Our flight was cancelled due to torrential rains in New York City. We had to cancel our trip. Nevertheless, Rentalcars.com charged us the full amount. No recourse through Thrifty. I will think twice before using Kayak again,

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off went fine. When I told the agent that we turned the car into about our horrible experience picking up the car, he deducted $10 off of the remaining fees.

Cons:

The pick up was the worst we have ever experienced. From the time that we arrived at the Thrifty counter until we were given the car, it was almost an hour. While we did receive a free upgrade, the wait was totally unacceptable. They gave us a coupon for 15% off of our NEXT Thrifty rental which probably should have just applied to the current rental.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Checkout was easy, staff friendly

Cons:

The car didn’t drive very well

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Would not refund me even though I couldn't travel due to Covid-19!

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up from Cleveland Airport was confusing

Cons:

If my car did not come with a complimentary ant colony. Ants were all over me and my things, distracting me while driving.

1 out of 22

Avis

6,9

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

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19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 216 265 3700

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
an oil light that wasnt flashing continuosly better drop off in brooklyn.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Your website said the rental would be $80 and when I got there they charged me $300. The car was still kinda dirty with an odd smell to it.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was a bit confused on where the car was

Cons:

Car should have been cleaner and we waited over 30-40 mins for the car

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They gave me a Chevy Traverse. It was in good condition and clean.

Cons:

Picking up the car took way to long! It took the guy at least 20 minutes to do the paperwork. He kept calling someone on a radio to see what was available. Then he told me that they were just finishing cleaning it and it would be brought up to the door. I kept going outside and checking. There were a number of cars setting in the lot that would have been fine for me to use. After about 25 minutes, I went back to the desk to find out where the car was. He called someone the radio and told them to bring the car up to the door. After about 15 more minutes, they finally brought the car over.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off is very confusing. No one comes to car. You have to find an employee. Car exterior was muddy on the bottom. Interior had napkins and small garbage in the center console.

3,6 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Long line to check out the car. No cars ready I the parking lot. Long line at the rental exit. It took longer to get my rental car then it took to fly from St Louis to Cleveland. I rented from Avis ( only because Hertz had no availability) expecting good service. It was horrible.

Cons:

See above. Everything could have been better.

1 out of 11

National

9,2

Wonderful

20 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.7

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19601 Maplewood Ave

+1 844 806 3354

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

pick-up & drop off super easy!!! quickest i have completed a pickup for a car rental, no frills or attempts at selling you add-ons.

Cons:

Everything was awesome!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I pulled into the return area, and was completely checked out in about a minute. The rental agent briefly walked around the car, checked the gas guage, and I was done. FAST!!

Cons:

The car rental return is difficult to find at the airport. It's off-site, and I didn't see any signs for it as I approached the airport. You have to go through the "Departures" area, and then follow signs to an off-site lot that's about another 5-10 minute drive. Be sure you consider this extra time before your departure!

8,8 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was told drop off was late, but still during business hours. The lights were on at the CLE airport drop off area, and the inside desk was staffed, but no one came out to close out my rental. There was no sign posted advising that this was after hours. After waiting around I finally just dropped the keys in the nightbox. Intuitive, but some posted guidance would have been appreciated.

9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle. Fast service.

Cons:

Everything was fine.

1 out of 2

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

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Eagle Rent A Car

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19601 Maplewood Ave, Cleveland, 44135-2457, USA Ohio

+1 914 368 0091

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