Cleveland car rentals

Cleveland car rentals

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States
14 Dec — 21 Dec
Same drop-off
Cleveland, OH, United States
Wed 14.12
Noon
Wed 21.12
Noon
Driver's age:

Cleveland car rental information

Pick-up locationCleveland
Car types
Rental locations21
Airport locations12

Cheap car rentals in Cleveland

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Minivan
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pickup truck
Mini car in Cleveland
Economy car in Cleveland
Compact car in Cleveland
Intermediate car in Cleveland
Standard car in Cleveland
Full-size car in Cleveland
Luxury car in Cleveland
Minivan car in Cleveland
Passenger van car in Cleveland
SUV car in Cleveland
Commercial car in Cleveland
Pickup truck car in Cleveland

Cleveland car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.7

Excellent

283 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.5

One location in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

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
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

2.0 Mediocre

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 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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

10.0 Excellent

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.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing checkout was really quick

9.2 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at counter and lot very helpful and courteous. I like Borrowing a friends car.

Cons:

Little pricy....but I knew the price when I rented. I had a bereavement type situation and did not have a chance to shop. Honestly.....I just needed a ride to Ravenna and back. Uber would have been a better option.

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff. Easy to navigate car rental area

1 out of 40

Enterprise

8.1

Excellent

155 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

15931 Lorain Ave

+1 216 529 1100

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
View deals

1802 Superior Ave E

+1 216 348 0700

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
View deals

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
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Thank you guys for great customer service. Love it

Cons:

N/A

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was just a little too small for me

8.0 Excellent

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff. Clean car.

Cons:

Car pick up reservation was not at airport. Had to change reservation when I got there and was a higher price.

10.0 Excellent

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.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They have to improve the cleaning, they are not disinfecting the cars I found a glass with pee on the door and a used mask in the back of the car

1 out of 26

Thrifty

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

One location in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 877 283 0898

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

2.0 Mediocre

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 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Checkout was easy, staff friendly

Cons:

The car didn’t drive very well

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

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

2.0 Mediocre

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.

6.4 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Too much $$$

4.4 Okay

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop-off easy

Cons:

Would not allow to leave lot without purchasing insurance. Nearly doubling the price from what was booked/reserved.

1 out of 22

Dollar

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.2

Locations in Cleveland

19601 Maplewood Avenue

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8.0 Excellent

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 Okay

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 Excellent

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 Excellent

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.

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off were very easy.

Cons:

I cannot provide one instance regarding what could have been better. Everything was great!

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

First vehicle had a major issue, they got us back on the road quick and hassle free.

1 out of 42

Hertz

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

6.8

3 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

1701 East 12th Street

+1 216 685 1790

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

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
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
View deals

3663 Park East Drive

+1 216 831 3836

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
There are not enough words in this space to explain my horrible and beyond frustrating experience renting a car in Cleveland (airport area) through Hertz. The rental process via Kayak was fine. However, if you ever have a problem with a service booked through Kayak, there is no help from Kayak. Period. This will also be the last time I use Kayak due to their lack of customer service. From the Hertz standpoint, I was told three times by the phone rep that I had to pick up my car at the airport location, which was not near where I thought I had to pick it up (downtown). He insisted. So I went to the airport location to get the car only to be told I had to go downtown. I told them the phone rep insisted I come to the airport even though I was willing, and thought I would go to the downtown location. They said they can't rent a car to me unless I paid a nearly $700 additional fee because I had prepaid for my rental. What does that have to do with anything? Then I was told that I couldn't pick up downtown because their office is in fact closed. I asked why Hertz allowed me to book from an office that wouldn't be open the day I needed to get the car, and confirmed to me it would be available. I was told "It happens all the time and we don't know why." A very long, frustrating time later, and after speaking with two local counter reps and two phone reps, I was able to rent the car from the airport location but told I had to return it to the downtown location and not at the airport. When I returned it to the downtown location as instructed, the first thing out of the counter rep's mouth was "why didn't you just return it at the airport, it would be easier, you can do that you know." He did accept the return at his office and was pleasant. The biggest problem I had was at pick up and return with the phone reps, both who did not have very good English and didn't listen to me, or understand me, and were not willing to assist. No one ever answered a local office number. When I asked to speak to a manager on the national customer service line I was told there is no manager on duty because it was a Saturday. Really? Doubtful. Counter reps push the problem to the national call center, and vice versa. There is also a very big difference in how they treat pre-paid clients with on the spot bookings. Anyway, it was a really horrible experience and never again will I rent from Hertz. They don't know their head from their tail, and have no desire to rectify the problem THEY created, not me.

4.0 Okay

Jan 2022

KAYAK
I thought I was picking up at the airport location but it turns out it was about 30 mins away. Seems like it would be a simple fix but I was told that because I booked through a third-party that Hertz couldn't do anything. Also, the vehicle had a strong smoke odor on the interior...not cool when you're traveling with family and small children.

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The location closed before we could pick up the rental. We were not notified. We were not compensated. We had to pay for travel for that evening.

10.0 Excellent

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Nothing was wrong great work

8.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly and courteous!

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

When I first arrived at the rental counter at Cleveland/Hopkins airport, the clerk informed me my rental had been made at another Cleveland location miles away. When I asked if there was anything she could do to help me she imphaticaly said no. A supervisor happened to be there and came to my rescue. She was wonderful. The first clerk was not going to even try to help or ask the supervisor if anything could be done. To her, the mistake and inconvenience didn't matter. Once the supervisor helped things went well and quick. My return person was great!

Cons:

Perhaps train clerks in regards to customer service. They appear to have NO desire to help solve problems. Thank goodness for a competent supervisor!

1 out of 42

Budget

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.3

2 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

1799 Superior Avenue

+1 216 479 0125

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

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 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

8.0 Excellent

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.

6.0 Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
My biggest complaint would be the run around I got with the pickup to where I had to go back home and come back cause it wasn’t told to me until I got there that I couldn’t use my debit card and I needed to go thru a credit check before I could rent the vehicle. Good thing it was sorted out with the unfortunate raise in the cost but afterwards everything was fine, even though the time wasted was stressing initially.

8.0 Excellent

Sep 2022

KAYAK
our experiences was acceptable with budget. Thank you

4.0 Okay

Sep 2022

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

10.0 Excellent

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, friendly and helpful

Cons:

Nothing, best rental ever

4.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

It was actually a bad experience. I inadvertently selected your downtown location. My intent was to utilize your airport location but your airport representative would not allow me to pick the rental car up from the airport without paying a $133 additional fee even though cars were available. Needless to say, that was extremely unfair and inconvenient. Being a traveler from out of state, I know nothing about downtown Cleveland but was forced to go there. In addition, your rental rates have become extremely too high (overall). Nearly $75.00 for a basic car is unacceptable. I feel cheated. Going forward, Budget will be my last choice.

1 out of 41

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

1799 Superior Avenue

+1 216 736 4797

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
View deals

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
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I requested pickup/drop off at the airport and it was booked through the downtown Cleveland location.

4.0 Okay

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 Okay

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 Excellent

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.

3.2 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was awful. The location where we reserved simply didn't have any cars and the employees did not care AT ALL and made NO attempt to rectify the situation. No manager on site nor did the employees even provide me with a customer service phone number.

Cons:

I did call the national number and they told me there was a car available at the airport location. I then requested to be transferred to customer service and they confirmed this, but I had to insist that they reimburse me for an Uber to the airport ($45)--it was not offered to me.

3.6 Mediocre

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

9.3

Excellent

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

9.0

One location in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

19601 Maplewood Ave

+1 844 806 3354

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
View deals

Filters

Show reviews that mention

Reviews

10.0 Excellent

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 Excellent

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 Excellent

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 Excellent

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean vehicle. Fast service.

Cons:

Everything was fine.

1 out of 2

Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

14550 Lorain Ave

Opening times not available

View deals

Cleveland Bmw

Opening times not available

View deals

Cleveland Hopkins airport

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

19601 Cleveland Parkway

Opening times not available

View deals

19601 Maplewood Avenue

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

Opening times not available

View deals

Filters

No reviews available

Rent-A-Wreck

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cleveland

Show locations

Locations in Cleveland

10225 Madison Avenue

+1 216 281 7340

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
View deals

Filters

No reviews available

1273 travelers who rented a car in Cleveland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Cleveland

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

₪178/day

Good deal

₪178/day

When to book a rental car in Cleveland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Cleveland

  • Cleveland is a fantastic working class American city, steeped in history and with a gritty authentic atmosphere. What lies beyond the downtown district, however, is truly magical: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s Amish countryside, and the Cedar Point Amusement Park all lie within a short drive of Cleveland, making renting a car during your stay a fantastic idea. If you’re a cheese lover, make sure you also make the drive out to Heini’s Cheese Chalet in Millersburg and Broad Run Cheese & Swiss Heritage Winery in Sugarcreek, both located a little over an hour south of the downtown district.
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located 9 miles away from the center of town, and the drive will only take about 20 minutes. Explore the best available deals using KAYAK, with major hire companies such as Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget to choose from. The car hire facility at the airport is easily accessed via a free shuttle, which leaves regularly from the door outside Baggage Claim 7.
  • Some major highways in the state of Ohio operate as tollways, so it is best to familiarize yourself with which ones you drive on and the specific conditions of your hire agreement. The I-90, I-80, and I-76 Highways come together to make the Ohio Turnpike, a major tollway that connects Cleveland with Toledo to the west and Pittsburgh to the east.
  • Northeast Ohio is renowned for its snowfall, experiencing the heaviest months of downfall between December and March. During this period, it is particularly important to tune in to local weather reports and apply extra caution while driving on icy roads. The primary rule for snow driving is to provide additional space to the car in front of you, as braking distances increase due to icy roads.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cleveland for ₪178 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cleveland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Cleveland are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cleveland