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Near South Side (Chicago) car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Near South Side

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Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

201 W Madison St Fl 3

+1 312 553 5230

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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2640 S Michigan Ave

+1 312 808 1228

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Price

6.8 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

At the time of the pick up, the Branch Manager was very easy going, helpful, and the process was fast. That is a huge plus on this management portion. The Manager did give me an option to pick between three vehicles available at that moment, huge plus. Credit Card wouldn't work, they accepted my Bank Debit Card, great deal for me.

Cons:

There are two things. the Vehicle I got was dirty in the inside with coffee spilled and looked like it did not get vacuumed thoroughly, finger prints all over windows and stereo. My mistake for not checking thoroughly, due to being in a rush to get to work right after that. I thought due to COVID they would have cleaned the car better. And the second one not so much on them but advise to the Customer/user, make sure to rent a vehicle which you know you will be comfortable driving-I got a Nissan Altima, which I am not used to driving smaller cars, and I am working at an Airport. Driving in the expressway felt so unsafe specially with the Chicago Wind, the wind moves the car very easily and driving in higher speed in expressway was not easy with a smaller vehicle. I called to ask if I can have it switched to a heavier car and I was told they can't, only if there was any mechanical issues with the Car-what about safety? Maybe this is for Enterprise and not this location, but if your customer doesn't feel safe due to the driving needed to be done, they should allow something like this to be an exception to the Rule. I may be wrong but this is how I feel at the moment.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a terrible bad, they have no cars available. They told me I had to wait until there is some returning. And they could not give me any precise time. While I did program the pickup fir 9 am.

Cons:

I am not renting never again with you guys

8.0 Very good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was quick and easy!

Cons:

I made several reservations and could not find them!

4.4 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

In downtown. Flexible hour to return since the parking is 24h

Cons:

Deliver a car to a customer with 1/4 of the fuel is unacceptable. I know that they aren’t a gas station, but the rental is expensive to add this complexity to the customer

2.0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

waited 3 hours to tell me that they had no cars

Cons:

not waiting 3 hours. cost me money

1 out of 7

Sixt

6.9

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Near South Side

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Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

151 E Wacker Drive

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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714 S Wabash Ave

+1 888 749 8227

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
my credit card number was stolen and used within hours of picking up car, giving my credit card info to sixt employees. My credit card co believes it was likely this car rental that took/used my card illegally.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Pick up and drop of was easy, I just wish there was one closer to me and not a bus and train ride away.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Where to START? My husband carefully researched this and we paid ahead of time with your service. We get to Ohare at 5:30 a.m. and expect a car, ready for us? NOPE. No car for you...you have to get 23 miles all the way downtown Chicago and pick up your car there. Nothing we can do about it, says the SixT agent. No help whatsover. NONE. I wait 5+ hourse for my husband to hire a Lyft to get downtown (23 miles there at CONSIDERABLE cost). He finally gets back to Ohare to pick me and our luggage up about 11 a.m....making a long trip from the West Coast an even longer trip with major headaches, too. Would NEVER recommend SixT to anyone. Nope. No offer of shuttle to get said car. No offer to help at all. Absolutely horrid customer service.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but did not help me when I called in about the car being dirty on the inside.

Cons:

The car was in disgusting condition and clearly had not been cleaned or sanitized at all. Was not helped when I called into the store to report this. Also, the iPass did not work in the tolls. It was truly an awful experience and I would never recommend this service to someone.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pickup were friendly, and the person at their 24/7 help line was empathetic when we had a problem

Cons:

Extra fees & car model restrictions for younger drivers not clear online. No way to see how much insurance would cost before you book. When our car's tire was damaged, we had to stand on the side of the highway for 30 min on hold for roadside assistance, only for them to tell us the best they could do was send a local shop (60 minutes away!) to put on the spare. So the roadside assistance isn't really any help. Because they have so few locations, if you have any car issue outside of Chicago/Indianapolis, you're stuck with taking the time to repair the car, paying for repairs upfront and being charged for any extra time you have to rent the car in order to get those repairs. You can't just exchange the car like you could at a larger chain. Untranslated German on their English website.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice. It was super easy quick and easy.

Cons:

That when we picked up the car, the inside had a terrible odor, even in the trunk! We bought three vent air fresheners and placed one in the trunk and two inside the car, which helped. Other than that the car was awesome!

1 out of 6

Avis

6.5

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Near South Side

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Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

1830 S Wabash Ave

+1 312 225 0788

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
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335a South Franklin St

+1 708 392 6979

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There was a used mask in the center console. During a nationwide pandemic. Unacceptable.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Wonderful! Great customer service

4.8 Mediocre

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car size.

Cons:

Car did not have annual inspection requested for Canada . Police stopped us and wanted to tow the car. Cruise control was not working, etc.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off location was wrong on my paperwork from avis. After driving around looking for a place that didn't exist I called avis and directed me to drop the car at another location, and then bring keys to another location. Was going to be late after this as we had to walk to the key drop off. Asked them to wait as we'd be 10 minutes late. They said no problem. No one there to accept keys. Called the national number and was told I have to now walk back to the car and take it to another location. Couldn't do that, already late for a flight. Avis pretty much said tough luck. I asked if I could lock the keys in the glove box because I had to get going. Avis said no and that I would be charged additional fees. Whatever. It's just money, but avis customer service is an abomination.

8.4 Very good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff - very friendly and efficient. The car: excellent and clean.

Cons:

the location deep within the train station was hard to find, and it was a very long walk to get the car.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

My reservation was for 11am. There were no cars available until approximately 1:30pm.

1 out of 1

Budget

6.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.1

Value for money

5.9

3 locations in Near South Side

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Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

1830 S Wabash Ave

+1 312 225 5396

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
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335a South Franklin St

+1 708 392 6981

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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714 South Wabash Avenue

+1 312 960 3100

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Friendly service. At bit of a hunt for the car in the garage. Overall excellent.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
I put in a reservation on 3/30/22 They left me a voice mail 4/29/22 to tell me they didn’t have the 12 passenger van I needed to go out of town with for the next day . I was pissed my daughter was graduating from college in another state.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off was efficient and effortless. Usually I am stressed, but Budget made it an easy process!

Cons:

The price always shocks me.

2.4 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

pretty much disappointed all the way around.

Cons:

The car REEKED of marijuana, but we could not exchange it because it was the only one with a toll pass, which did NOT WORK, by the way. Wound up costing me for the pass, plus paying for the tolls. Prepaid the gas, only to find the tank on almost empty, in downtown Chicago. I still have not received confirmation that it was returned after dropping the key in Kalamazoo (although the counter was supposed to have been open that day). Unusually disappointed in Budget. Still trying to figure out who cares enough to complain to...

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean, new, and didn't smell.

Cons:

If it was located in the Union Station instead of four blocks away.

6.0 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car I rented was fine.

Cons:

The reservation was for Union Station. I was not informed that Budget had moved out of Union Station. Their next closest office was closed when I arrived. I was stuck overnight, arriving a day late and incurring additional expense.

1 out of 5

Hertz

5.8

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.9

3 locations in Near South Side

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from166 ﷼/day

Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

151 E Wacker Dr

+1 312 819 3738

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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225 S Canal Street

+1 312 928 0539

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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909 N Michigan Ave

+1 312 280 5193

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The Hertz woman in Chicago was SO LOVELY! Best rental car experience EVER! She was kind and courteous and very HELPFUL!!!! What a great way to start a road trip :)

Cons:

If the car had been cheaper, that's the only way it could have been better. The price was fine, but you asked what could have been better.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy check in at the Hyatt with a very friendly counter staff person. Easy pick up and drop off.

4.4 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Some customers with confirmed reservations were turned away but fortunately I was able to get a car this time.

Cons:

Service was very slow due to computer issues and customers with “irregular” rental issues. Only one person on staff resulted in long lines & long wait times.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The Hertz desk was closed when my train arrived and no number was listed at the desk. After looking up the number, I was told I could pick up my car yhe next day.....the day I was supposed to return it.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I couldn’t get my car because I needed a credit card which was not mentioned online and insurance was still charged

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Friendliness of staff and car clean

1 out of 0

Dollar

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.4

One location in Near South Side

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Locations in Near South Side (Chicago)

181 W Washington Street

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87 travelers who rented a car in Near South Side gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations in or near Near South Side (Chicago)

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

SUV

Average price

241 ﷼/day

Good deal

211 ﷼/day

When to book a rental car in Near South Side, Chicago

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Top tips for renting a car in Near South Side, Chicago

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Near South Side for 211 ﷼ or less.
  • Book your rental car in Near South Side at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Luxury rental cars in Near South Side are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average.
  • January is typically the cheapest month to rent a car in Near South Side, with prices around 124 ﷼/day. December, in contrast, is often the most costly month, with an average of 360 ﷼/day.
  • If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind renting a car in another neighborhood in Chicago, look for deals in Downtown, where daily prices are around 142 ﷼/day, or Near North Side (average of 196 ﷼/day).

FAQs about renting a car in Near South Side (Chicago)

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Near South Side?

    On average a rental car in Near South Side costs 241 ﷼ per day.

  • What is the best rental car company in Near South Side?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Near South Side is ENTERPRISE (4.9, 9 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Near South Side?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • What is the most popular rental car type in Near South Side?

  • How much does a SUV car rental cost in Near South Side?

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Near South Side?

    On average a rental car in Near South Side costs 1,689 ﷼ per week (241 ﷼ per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Near South Side?

    On average a rental car in Near South Side costs 7,238 ﷼ per month (241 ﷼ per day).