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Kalamazoo, MI, United States
1 Jul — 8 Jul
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Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Pick-up locationKalamazoo
Hire locations6
Airport locations4

Kalamazoo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (52 reviews)
1 location in Kalamazoo
Alamo
Locations in Kalamazoo
5235 Portage Rd Rm 140+1 269 226 4488
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent16 Oct 2019
Pros: The check in and out were amazingly quick and easy. Very friendly and professional staff.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2019
Pros: Stay was welcoming and very friendly. Pick up was easy and I was well informed. Drop off was smooth and easy.Cons: No complaints.
10.0 Excellent19 Aug 2019
Pros: Ruben was excellent.Cons: Everything was great.
4.8 Okay11 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff were nice.Cons: I want aware that I couldn't use a debit card at that location. Had to drive all the way home and back to get a credit card. Lots of construction and traffic. Wasted an hour of time. Very inconvenient. That information should be BIG AND BOLD online.
8.8 Excellent29 Jun 2019
Pros: The check out and return were painless. Great staff.
10.0 Excellent29 May 2019
Pros: Ruben from Kalamazoo Airport desk of Alamo was very helpful. He should be commanded for the great service he rendered.
10.0 Excellent12 Mar 2019
Pros: The staff was very helpful, the car was clean and included a free upgrade from what was already purchased. The cost was much less than I pay from another rental agency, despite the other agency's rewards program. Also the hours of operation for Alamo are superior to the other rental agency.
10.0 Excellent12 Feb 2019
Pros: Staff very friendly; open hours very accommodating and value for the money was great.Cons: Nothing. Everything went very smoothly.
6.8 Good10 Jul 2018
Smooth ride, bumpy customer service`Pros: Since they were out of the sedans I had reserved, it was nice to be able to take a small SUV instead. Great ride, clean car, ready to go.Cons: However, I feel like the desk staff didn't explain things very well. I was also disappointed that the 2nd driver fee was unexpected and pretty much blew my budget out of the water.
8.0 Excellent22 Jan 2018
AZO on-site rental drop-off needs improvementCons: There were no clear instructions at the AZO airport for dropping off. We had to call Alamo to figure out what to do. After receiving the local number and calling them, we were told we needed to take the keys from the rental and bring them in to them. Signs in clear view in the parking lot would have saved time and been less stressful when all you want to do is go home after a cancelled flight forced acquiring a rental to get to your home airport.
Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.7 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Kalamazoo
Hertz
Locations in Kalamazoo
3621 Stadium Dr+1 269 372 0495
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
5239 Portage Rd Office P+1 269 382 4903
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday12:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good28 Mar 2021
Pros: The car drove smoothly.Cons: We were already on our way to pick up the car at one location when we received a call that that location was closed and we had to pick up at a different one that was farther away. We should have been notified much sooner, as we were needing to get on the road for our trip. At this new location, the Kalamazoo airport, they only had one person working and it was "here. here's your keys." We quickly that the car had not been cleaned between rentals, as there were crumbs in the car, dust on the dashboard, two bags of chips in the glove compartment, and the WORST part was that it was very obvious whoever rented it last had smoked something in the car. It STUNK. We did not have time to return to the airport to see about a different car, as we were already behind schedule with having to pick up at a different location, and need to get on the road to make it to our appointment in another state. We also didn't have an employee walk around the car with us, checking it out, so we were concerned we would be charged for the nick in the windshield or other scratches and dents that we noticed right away. What could have been done better? Having more than one person working at the rental counter, having the car cleaned (especially when it STUNK) and finding out we needed to go to a different location sooner. Finding out ten to fifteen minutes before pick up, when you've already left home, is not good enough.
4.0 Okay15 Mar 2021
Cons: The van was dirty when I picked it up, both inside and outside. I found a used water bottle in the door compartment. I swept hair bands and metal screws and dirt off the floor of the cargo area. The side cargo door rattled the entire time. Because the door did not close properly, the van was cold even when the heater was running full blast. The clerk had told me the vans had been used hard by Amazon. I expected a better vehicle than I received.
8.4 Excellent6 Mar 2019
Pros: The pick and drop off were easy and effortlessCons: I used a car from Florida, so when I used it in the winter in Michigan, the wiper fluid was unusable because it was frozen. I think thorough consideration of environment should be consideration with all aspects of the vehicle
10.0 Excellent23 May 2018
Pros: I liked the fact that we were in and out . Great service upon pick up and when we dropped the vehicle back off .
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2018
Pros: Sirius radio, smooth and quiet ride. All in all, loved the ride and options in the vehicle.Cons: navigation of siriusxm radio from the steering wheel,
8.4 Excellent13 Mar 2018
Pros: Great price. Effective little car that did what it needed to do. I appreciated the ice/snow scraper included.Cons: The windows either were or got hard to see through very quickly and the squirts didn’t make that better. I finally just poured water over it and that helped.
10.0 Excellent14 Feb 2018
Pros: Vehicle and his size, comfort etc.Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre30 Jan 2018
perplexing penaltyPros: Everything went fine until I found that I needed the car for an additional week.Cons: Everything went just fine until I discovered that I would need the car for an additional week. I was told that I could do that, but I was astonished to find that I would be charged an additional fee for extending the rental. I don't get it. I would think Hertz would be pleased to get an additional week's rental from a customer. I will be returning the car today and starting a new rental at Enterprise, about 50 feet away, avoiding your perplexing penalty for doing business with you. Maybe this makes sense to you.
6.0 Good6 Nov 2017
Extra costsPros: Car was available and good conditionCons: Cost me extra to pay then have my daughter as driver even though I was not driving. I am concerned I will be charged extra since office is not open Sunday. Sunday should not have been an option in that case.
7.6 Good6 Nov 2017
Didn't get the car I paid forPros: I have a Hertz Gold membership so my husband can be added as a driver free. I forgot to use my number when I made the reservation but the staff let me add him for free. Staff is always friendly and accomodatingCons: I specified a compact but got an economy Yaris. Cramped and not so comfortable. We were in a hurry so just took what they had but should have insisted on the one I reserved.
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Rated no. 3
Budget
8.2 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Kalamazoo
Budget
Locations in Kalamazoo
5235 Portage Road+1 269 381 0617
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.2
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  • 8.2
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent16 Apr 2020
Cons: This fee for people under 25 is extreme. However, I know this isn't a company-specific issue.
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2019
Pros: I loved the car!Cons: I extended my lease for three days because my own car was still in the shop. I thought the price for the extra days was excessive.
7.6 Good12 Nov 2019
Pros: it was ok, it would be great if there was a more expedited way to return the vehicle.Cons: The car I received was pretty basic, not what I usually get in the same categories from other companies. The vehicle had over 25k miles o it and the tires were worn making it unsafe to travel in the snow with.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2019
Cons: It was a great experience overall.
4.8 Okay4 Jul 2019
Cons: Have the car I wanted Have educated associate
4.0 Okay15 Feb 2019
Pros: Nice agent but didn’t know how to add an option to the rentalCons: Car was inaccessibly buried in snow. I got soaked digging it out. Tried to call to add option over phone. Cs was uncaring
3.2 Mediocre17 Apr 2017
Switching to EnterpriseCons: 12:30 AM at DTW - waiting in line for 45 minutes to get a car. Only one person working behind the counter. Two other people (including a manager) did not have a willingness to help move along the line. When I said it seemed unreasonable for a Fastbreak customer to wait 45 minutes in line - the employee simply stated there is nothing he could do about it. Poorly trained customer service and an unwillingness to make any difference in the situation. This person was not trained well and I believe it is a culture at Budget. I would use Budget because of a price point advantage - it's no longer worth it to me.
8.0 Excellent30 Aug 2016
Pros: The drop off was very easy
7.6 Good9 Aug 2016
Easy rental, great pricePros: Easy/quick pick up and drop off, great priceCons: Car smelled strongly of cigarettes and whatever you used to try to cover cigarettes up. It was really awful and if I had more time I would've tried to trade it for a different car.
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Rated no. 4
National
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Kalamazoo
National
Locations in Kalamazoo
5235 Portage Rd Rm 140+1 269 226 4488
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2020
Pros: They were low on small cars so they free upgraded me to a BMW. :)
10.0 Excellent25 Aug 2019
Pros: The car was very nice, clean, and well-maintained.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2018
Cons: Horrible customer service at pick up. Person working the counter was rude and kept complaining about when people use second and third party companies for booking....
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.7 Good (19 reviews)
3 locations in Kalamazoo
Enterprise
Locations in Kalamazoo
2400 Yellow Brick Rd+1 269 383 9900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3611 Stadium Drive+1 269 372 1234
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5239 Portage Rd+1 269 226 4488
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00
  • 7.2
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good20 Dec 2020
Pros: Staff are very nice and cooperationCons: The prices are little high
5.2 Okay4 Oct 2020
Pros: drop-off in detroit was great, really efficient.Cons: the pick-up process was poor. there are 2 enterprise locations in kalamazoo that are very closely situated - one in the airport, the other just around the corner. hours of operation showed that they close at 5pm - i attempted to call the number given (269-226-4488) to confirm the hours of operation numerous times (10+ attempts) with no answer - when i finally got a recorded message, the closing hours were given as 5pm. when i arrived at the one enterprise location near the airport (which i confirmed with an employee there closes at 5pm) i was told that i have to go to the airport location to pick up the car. when i arrived at the airport location i was informed that they close at 7pm. this greatly inconvenienced my plans that day, as it would have helped if i had known that they close at 7pm and not 5pm. a clearer phone message would help - indicating hours of operation at each location. it would also help to give clearer direction as to pick-up location.
8.0 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Pros: Yes and yesCons: The vehicle looked like it was not cleaned after its last use. Seats wee dirty. Windshield was dirty. Not a good impression especially since we were the second person to rent that car . It was brand new.
9.6 Excellent24 Jun 2020
Pros: The gentleman at the desk was super friendly and helpful!Cons: The pick up experience was a little rocky, but the gentleman at the front desk was so patient and kind.
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov 2018
Cons: Unprofessional treatment
5.6 Okay4 Jul 2018
Pros: The staff were very friendlyCons: The car that we rented was turned around so quickly, that the cleaning crew missed an obvious spill in the back. As our trip went on & the car sat out in the sun, a rotten milk smell began to consume the car. When we arrived in Wisconsin, we went to an Enterprise there & the kind young man offered to deodorize the car & immediately discovered the spillage spot. He offered to trade the car out the following day, however, when we went back, there were no cars available. He contacted another Enterprise who had a car available, however, we opted to keep the car versus driving to the other rental office as we only had a couple of days left & the odor had decreased.
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2017
Cons: I wish my car had an cruise control. Would have made my trip a lot easier.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2017
Great car and service.Pros: The car was super clean and had all of the amenities that an out of towner would need. The service in Kalamazoo was super fast and easy. The service professional was very friendly and communicated well. She did however tell me that she was positive driving from Kalamazoo to Detroit would need half a tank of gas so, per her advice, I pre-purchased the half tank of gas. I actually used not even 1/8 of the tank. But the good news is that the professional at drop off in Detroit verified my gas use and refunded me the rest!
7.2 Good9 Apr 2017
Good but some issuesPros: Type of minivan (Toyota sienna with eighth seat option); comfort; customer service; friendliness of staffCons: Car wasn't fully clean at pickup. Smelled like a smoker had rented previously. Was not informed of disabled auto side doors on van until midway through week long rental (turns out there is a recall that wasn't fixed yet-- would have been nice to know doors wouldn't work when signing off on rental). Key fob stoppped working midweek. Had to call roadside assistance to get car fixed.
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.2 Good (26 reviews)
1 location in Kalamazoo
Avis
Locations in Kalamazoo
5235 Portage Road+1 269 381 0555
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent18 Nov 2019
Cons: There weren't any cars initially when I went to pickup my car because they were being cleaned. Shortly after checking in though, more cars became available.
10.0 Excellent11 Nov 2019
Cons: Avis at Kalamazoo Airport was great. Quick and friendly.
7.6 Good3 Sep 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy
8.8 Excellent11 Jul 2019
Cons: The first guy I dealt with wasn't helpful and even if I initially made an earlier reservation, he said a vehicle wouldn't be ready for several hours.
4.0 Okay21 Mar 2019
Cons: The number of vehicles available to choose from - it was two.
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2018
Pros: So easy! Friendly fast and no line!!
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2018
Pros: Courteous and fast check out.Cons: No cover when turning the car in, it was raining
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug 2018
Pros: NOTHING, I was disturbing the clerk because he was reading a book which was much more interesting than dealing with customers! Like so many of "Customer Service Specialist" today, he was so well versed he what he couldn't do yet had no clue as to what effort he could make. He was so busy working that he didn't have time to do his job. Dealing with the young lady that came in later was an experience. How is it that we hire so many people with English as a second language that is it almost impossible to communicate in out own country.
9.6 Excellent2 Aug 2018
Really quick check-in. Trouble with the car was worked out quickly.Pros: The check-in was lighning fast and they didn't go through the whole rigamarole of offering refuelling options which are too expensive and insurance I don't need. Minimum legal liability was included. I'd thought this was the case with all rental agencies, but it isn't; Avis was a big money-saver compared to a cheaper agency I used in LA.Cons: The first car I got, the thermostat / audio display didn't work. It was remedied quickly, as I quickly got another car of the same model.
8.0 Excellent3 Apr 2018
Rental for a dayPros: It is so easy and pleasant to pick up a car in Kalamazoo from AvisCons: This particular car didn’t have an arm rest for the driver. I’m glad I didn’t have a really long drive I was given an upgrade and I think I would have been fine with the car I had reserved
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Easirent
1 location in Kalamazoo
Easirent
Locations in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Sunnycars
1 location in Kalamazoo
Sunnycars
Locations in Kalamazoo
5239 Portage Road
Recent reviews
161 travellers who hired a car in Kalamazoo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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