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Best rated stations in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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523 West North Avenue

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9.5 out of 10 (4 Reviews)
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
9.5 /10
Cleanliness 95%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
9 /10
Overall value 90%
4 out of 5
DAVIDReviewed on Jan 4, 2019, 6:58 PM
The store opened on time and I was on time to work.
5 out of 5
Ashley231Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018, 4:25 PM
This was an easy rental. The staff was friendly and went over the car with me after it was pulled out. Fast and friendly!
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401 N State St

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
7.5 out of 10 (12 Reviews)
9.2 /10
Friendliness 92%
8.3 /10
Cleanliness 83%
Pickup time
8.8 /10
Pickup time 88%
Overall value
7.5 /10
Overall value 75%
2 out of 5
SteveReviewed on Jan 6, 2020, 7:16 PM
Beware! If, during your car rental period, you need to call Hertz to extend your rental by one day, the Hertz agent will quote a crazy higher price, 2 or 3 times as much as your original daily rate. Plus a ‘change fee’ may be tacked on, without warning. Be sure to reserve enough days in the original reservation. Even if you make it one day longer than you think you’ll need. The Hertz people at the city pickup location were very good and efficient - but those on the phone line are thieves and liars.
2 out of 5
RobertReviewed on Jun 24, 2019, 11:05 PM
Car was not cleaned at all! Accelerator was faulty and engine surged
5 out of 5
KirillReviewed on May 21, 2019, 5:05 PM
The agent at the pick up did a great job, was knowledgeable and confident.
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181 W Washington St

Average pickup time: 41-50 minutes.
5.8 out of 10 (9 Reviews)
8 /10
Friendliness 80%
8.5 /10
Cleanliness 85%
Pickup time
7.6 /10
Pickup time 76%
Overall value
6.7 /10
Overall value 67%
1 out of 5
AdamReviewed on Jul 3, 2020, 8:36 PM
Waited for them to find my car. Then the tags expired. Then the car Driver seat would not go back and it was empty on gas. Ridiculous
5 out of 5
WinReviewed on Oct 3, 2019, 9:44 PM
This was my first time renting a car from this location. I found it easily, and the person at the desk was friendly and very clear on her directions and procedures. I found the car, was able to adjust the seats and mirrors, get myself organized, and pull out. The only bad thing was that I didn't know how to deal with the scanning process to get the gate to open. I had to wait there for someone to come and help. Coming home was easier because I knew where to scan the paper. However, getting into the entrance lane on Washington St. was difficult because of the amount of people walking by in front of me. But it all worked out well.
1 out of 5
Trinaj02Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019, 5:58 PM
They gave me wrong vehicles with some else paperwork... had to drive 1 hour to get another vehicle because that one gas mechanical issue Very bad experience
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151 E Upper Wacker Dr

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
4.7 out of 10 (3 Reviews)
7.3 /10
Friendliness 73%
7.3 /10
Cleanliness 73%
Pickup time
9.3 /10
Pickup time 93%
Overall value
6 /10
Overall value 60%
1 out of 5
AndreReviewed on May 7, 2019, 4:26 PM
The sales person did not explain well how the gas program worked (fill up by hertz). I end up paying for a full tank but did not use more than half the tank! Also, when I pick up the car the representative left the car opened and took off to see another client. Zero customer service, very poorly handled. I will not use hertz again.
1 out of 5
PatrickReviewed on Nov 20, 2018, 5:28 PM
You have to check in at the counter of the hotel then go down to the valet to pick the car up so you get no chance to look at it before having to drive away. Wait at the valet was 20 minutes. They also charge a 200 dollar hold on top of what you paid for the rental. When you drop the car off you are just handing the keys off to the valet which is convenient but I still have no idea if Hertz even got the car back since I got no emailed confirmation

Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Chicago?
If your trip to Chicago is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.You might need to ask your boss for an extra week off, because Chicago is overflowing with iconic attractions. Get started at Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Don’t miss Skydeck Ledge and Willis Tower either.You’ll need to rise with the sun if you want to check out all the interesting sights this place has to offer. Chicago Cultural Center and Buckingham Fountain are must-sees. Merchandise Mart and Wrigley Building can’t be missed either.Not too far from the city center, Chicago Theatre is one sight to consider adding to your to-do list. If you still have space on that travel schedule, Chicago Riverwalk and Water Tower Place will keep you entertained too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Chicago?
If you’re searching for day-trip inspiration, we’ve got some suggestions. Located 40 miles away, Sheridan Beach is worth the drive. See the sights starting with Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Trail Creek. Duneland Beach is another terrific option. It’s 40 miles away and has a variety of fascinating things to do. Blue Chip Casino, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Trail Creek are only the start.
Where are the best beaches near Chicago?
Chicago boasts some magical coastal areas, and what better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what fascinating treasures you can find strewn along the shoreline of one of these popular beaches:

  • North Avenue Beach (2 miles away).
  • Montrose Beach (6 miles away).
  • Kathy Osterman Beach (7 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Chicago?
If you have some important business to see to in Chicago, chances are you’ll be spending loads of time at a convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know some of the ones that have cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Richard J. Daley Center (0.2 miles away).
  • Symphony Center (0.2 miles away).
  • McCormick Place (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Chicago?
With landmarks like Wrigley Field and McCormick Place, Chicago is a city on many bucket lists. But if you plan to drive in this major metropolis, think small. A compact car will have you zipping around the frenzied streets and parking will be simpler. If you’re not into city driving, there’s a good deal to discover farther afield. Pick up the keys to a four-wheel drive or an SUV and check out the beautiful prairies that Illinois is known for.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Chicago?
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Chicago. From SUVs with trunk space galore to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you’ve got planned. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need much more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.
Is it difficult to park in Chicago?
Finding a parking spot in Chicago is a piece of cake. There’s no need to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s loads of on and off-street parking to take your pick of.
Does Chicago have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of Chicago is roughly 2,720,500, you’re likely to experience some congestion in the city center. Before and after work is when traffic is at its peak, so it’s a good idea to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Chicago?
In the city of Chicago, speed limits range from 25mph to 70mph. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 30mph unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Illinois?
Generally, your car rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can send a fine directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Chicago?
Not only is it prohibited to hold your cell phone while driving a car in Chicago, but it’s also possible to be hit with a fine for using hands-free functions like Bluetooth.
What are the rules around drink driving in Chicago?
When behind the wheel in Chicago, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. Planning to have a couple of drinks while you’re out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Chicago?
Yes, you can turn on a red light in Chicago. Firstly though, you are required to bring the car to a total stop. Move on only when the lane is clear of oncoming traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Illinois?
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Illinois.

Car rental company addresses in Chicago


Top rated Enterprise rental locations in Chicago

523 West North Avenue, Chicago, USA

Top rated Hertz rental locations in Chicago

401 N State St, Chicago, USA
181 W Washington St, Chicago, USA
151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, USA
633 E Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, USA

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