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Milwaukee, WI, United States
7 Jul — 14 Jul
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Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Milwaukee car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.8

Excellent

105 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.0

5 locations in Milwaukee

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310 W Wisconsin Ave Ste 170a

+1 414 223 3720

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4377 S 27th St

+1 414 281 8811

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 844 934 1084

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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5932 N Green Bay Ave

+1 414 540 7100

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8205 W Brown Deer Rd

+1 414 365 0800

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Drop-off was a breeze.

Cons:

A staff person called me a few hours after picking up the car saying they needed to verify the mileage and it may need to come back and swapped for a different car due to a possible need for an oil change. Tried calling back, but they were closed, and didn’t open until 9:00am the next day. The main Enterprise toll free number we tried had hours that started at 7:00am, but we would have been already long gone. When I picked up the car, the staff said to “call us anytime if you need anything” but the branch’s restrictive hours and the toll free number’s lack of 24-hour service prevents this. In the end, the staff person said don’t worry about it, there’s typically a 1500 mile buffer built in. All turned out well, but we were stressed after getting that initial voicemail because there was no way we could go all the way back to swap out a car, nor divert our course to go to a different Enterprise to do it, as we were on strict time constraints.

10.0 Excellent

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was in great shape. Staff was exemplary in their service.

7.6 Good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was simple and complete, barring the EZ pass that did not work.

Cons:

The EZ pass toll system that I was given did not work. Therefore, I had to pay tolls with my personal card, absorbing additional charges, for something that I rented specifically to work.

9.2 Excellent

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I was upgraded to a new, larger car. I am usually more interested in fuel efficiency, but it was a good small efficient SUV/sport wagon. When I returned the car within a day + 1 hour, I was charge for this instead of 2 days, I really appreciate that.

Cons:

I messed up and booked my reservation to the downtown location instead of the airport. I think getting a more obvious notification of this would be really helpful. The drop-off fee for going from one city to another was a little frustrating, but not too large.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

That y’all took my money

Cons:

Stop ripping people off

10.0 Excellent

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Alex was extremely helpful and professional. I was super impressed at how smooth he ran things with so many people in the waiting room.

1 out of 16

Alamo

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

6.2

One location in Milwaukee

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 833 571 5615

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great and very helpful.

Cons:

I can’t think of a thing that would have made my experience better.

6.8 Good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The quoted price was $29.95 plus taxes per day with 200 miles per day. Somehow, I wound up being charged $265 for a 4 day rental. That alone is enough to upset me because obviously the quoted price was hiding extra fees or other costs.

8.0 Excellent

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very Friendly staff and smooth pickup and dropoff experience.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The lady that actually worked for National Car rental made me EMAIL her a copy of my flight itinerary ROUNDTRIP and then after doing so, TWICE, denied me a rental due to my flight being a stand by

10.0 Excellent

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ice scrapper, gps screen and phone play through car. Classy looking car

Cons:

I have no recommendations

10.0 Excellent

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were patient and helpful. You’d think that should be common in customer service but sadly it’s not so it’s great to step up to the counter and receive this great service. Especially during the holidays!

Cons:

Nothing I can think of

1 out of 17

Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.2

One location in Milwaukee

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

on 2nd day dashboard said tire air pressure low. garage took a nail and some staples out of the right rear tire and said the tread was worn.

8.0 Excellent

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I got the Nissan Pathfinder I wanted and it was a good drive

Cons:

When I dropped the car off, luckily I stayed around for the person to examine. She told me I had not filled up the gas - but actually, I did, to just above 1/2, as the the tank was right at 1/2 when I picked it up. She told me this wasn't correct, but after a few minutes of me telling her I definitely left the car with more gas than I started with, she said it was cool - but if I had just left it, I would have been charged extra for refueling.

6.0 Good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up staff were so-so; drop off-fine. no real encounter there

Cons:

Vehicle needed maintenance; several signs on the dashboard recommending service; tire light came on; my brother filled 3 out of the 4 tires which were in the 20# range. Only one tire nearly correctly filled.

2.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was nice but miss leading on the total price She told me i would not be charged the extra 2 hrs with the upgrade and i was charged the extra and then sum.

Cons:

Honesty

2.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was horrible. And I didn’t even end up getting the rental and still haven’t received my money back for it.

Cons:

Everything could have been better.

4.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and kind through each step

Cons:

Car was dirty in multiple areas, smelled like cigarette smoke, needed an oil change 2 minutes into driving it it. Not worth it for the money.

1 out of 46

Budget

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.6

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

+1 414 481 2411

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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603 North 4th Street

+1 414 276 1634

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy but no receipt was given

Cons:

The person at the counter was very crabby and unfriendly. The car was very dirty outside and it smelled terrible of smoke

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

I thought the price was high for the vehicle

8.0 Excellent

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I most important thing you could have done better is to have an ice/snow scraper in the car. It amazed me that a car rented in Wisconsin would not have one. I had to brush/ scrape 2 inches of snow and ice using my hands and a credit card. Ridiculous! The outside of the car was filthy with dirt.

7.6 Good

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The initial car that we rented from the MKE airport made horrible noises. We were able to go to another location first thing the next morning to switch it out. LUCKILY we were still in the area.

Cons:

The car could have been cleaner.

5.6 Okay

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had an odor plus I found McDonalds salt packets under the seat.

8.0 Excellent

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. Car was clean and was just what we needed for the weekend.

Cons:

Pickup took forever. The line was so long and even longer by the time I left. The staff was friendly and was doing their best but they just needed more staff.

1 out of 31

Thrifty

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Milwaukee

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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

+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
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9.6 Excellent

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Exterior needed a wash.

4.8 Okay

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....

Cons:

when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....explain it better and given me my options- car was too small .....

2.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

None

Cons:

Our reservation for a speciality van was at noon. We arrived at the location at 12:07 and the location was closed. The sign on the door and the website both said the location was open until 2:00. Avis was very unhelpful, insisting that it was my fault for “missing my appointment.” I told them that there were several steps they could have taken to make the situation a more customer service friendly experience, when the rental office saw they had a specialized reservation at noon, and they closed early, they should have had the courtesy to call us to alert us that our reservation was at closing time. The evening before, I called Avis to confirm the reservation, at that point the agent should have mentioned that the location closes at the time of my reservation. Neither steps were taken. I ended up having to drive to an airport location, and pick up a much smaller car, they didn’t have my specialty van in stock. I now have to pay $400 in shipping to get the remaining items shipped that was intended to go into the van. Avis customer service has been unhelpful, and maintains this is “my fault.” Buyer beware.

9.6 Excellent

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car that was clean and hadn't been smoked in before my trip.

Cons:

I'm not a big fan of the Milwaukee Airport. The signage is awful. I got lost trying to get back to the concourse.

4.0 Okay

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Never again this was my worst rental experience ever. I would never use Kayak or Thrifty again.

Cons:

Using any rental company never using Kayak

9.2 Excellent

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Affordable

Cons:

Car was dirty inside and out. Customer service rep was rude at the counter. Very short tempered and rude.

1 out of 32

Hertz

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

5.3

4 locations in Milwaukee

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5150 South 27th Street

+1 800 654 3131

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 414 747 5200

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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804 N Vel R. Phillips Avenue

+1 414 272 8787

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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8041 North 76th Street

+1 414 365 1291

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The reservation wasn't even for Hertz at the Airport. It was for the downtown location that closed 15 minutes after my flight had landed. I take responsibility for not realizing the location, but I had plugged in my flight and would have thought my arrival time would have created a red flag in the system.

1.9 Horrible

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
They ran out of rentals and were supposed to call me back in 2 hours to find out if they could find another one and never called. I called multiple times and got ahold of no one. I still have heard nothing from them.

4.0 Okay

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a cheap rate for last minute, nothing else..

Cons:

Nasty. I will stick with Enterprise going forward.

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff tried to accomodate but had NO cars!

Cons:

Seems the contract is only one sided. No car available! No message ahead of time to alert the customer of the situation. Even a Phone call would have been nice. Car was prepaid....I was the one left hanging. Told me to be in line at the door the next morning and for sure I would get a car. Next day 1.5 hours later I was driving away (13.5 hours after they reservation called for), How would you rate that? I would like to give a higher rating...but honestly can not. Was told to never use a third party to reserve in the future.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Location was not as represented. Satellite location closed at five, website said eight. Management would not stay past 5 o’clock for any reason. As my flight information dictated I was arriving at airport at 4:30, had to pick up bags and get to satellite location within 18 minutes. Just not reasonable

4.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was fine and the price point was decent.

Cons:

Terrible rental experience when I went to get the car. I arrived with my reservation and they told me they didn’t have any cars available at all. I told them I had a reservation but it didn’t matter. None of the nearby Hertz had cars either. I had to wait over an hour for them to have someone return a car that I could use. They say they regularly overbook people, which means I can make a reservation and they still won’t have a car for me. I was very late for my plans because of their poor business model. Terrible experience

1 out of 27

Avis

4.7

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

5.4

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

+1 414 482 8345

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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603 North 4th Street

+1 414 276 4122

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I reserved by vehicle for 12pm noon and arrived at 12:05pm to find the location closed. Kayak didn't give me any notification that I would have to arrive earlier than noon if I expected to get a car. It caused a huge logistical headache for my trip and I won't be booking cars through Kayak again.

9.6 Excellent

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and picking up and dropping off the car was quick!

Cons:

Nothing really

6.8 Good

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick.

Cons:

Quicker pick up. Provide a way for renter to pre-record info so pick up goes much faster.

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great store with friendly employees

Cons:

Location is ok but not great

10.0 Excellent

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was extremely friendly and professional. Picked the car quickly with no issues.

6.0 Good

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Long line upon arrival. Discovered due to "upgrade" of the vehicle so the sales agent could pitch various features for extra charges. I will not use Avis again.

1 out of 9

Eagle Rent A Car

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Milwaukee

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6221 W. Layton Ave

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Milwaukee airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

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Airport

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Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Milwaukee

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General Mitchell International Airport

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Mayfair

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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6841 W Brown Deer Road

414.354.8600

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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 833 571 5614

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922 travellers who rented a car in Milwaukee gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 61/day

Good deal

C$ 50/day

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Top tips for renting a car in Milwaukee

  • The city of Milwaukee, nestled on the edge of Lake Michigan, is the perfect place to rent a car, as it is easy to navigate with its wide roads and sparse traffic. Avoid the discomfort of public transportation by renting a car, which you can drive all over the city while visiting its famous sights, including the Miller Brewery, or Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. A rental car is also a great option for those looking to explore other areas around Lake Michigan, or even cross the state border for a day trip to Chicago, which is only 90 miles south of Milwaukee.
  • All the major car rental agencies can be found at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), located just six miles south of downtown Milwaukee. The car rental counters are situated on the first floor of the main airport parking garage, right next to the baggage claim area. Most companies are open from early in the morning (6-7 a.m.) until late in the evening (11 p.m. to 12 a.m.).
  • Driving in Milwaukee is fairly easy, as the city features wide, uncongested roads, and a good highway infrastructure system. Drivers should know numbered streets run from north to south, while named streets run from east to west. Turning right on a red signal is usually allowed unless a sign states otherwise. While it's best to drive around in the summer months, those wishing to avoid big crowds should know that the summer season sees plenty of lakeside festivals.
  • Milwaukee traffic generally flows nicely throughout the day, with the city having one of the shortest commute times in the country, but congestion can still happen during rush hours. Avoid driving during peak times; traffic headed into the city gets worse between 7 and 8:30 a.m., and then again between 4 to 5:30 p.m. as people leave the downtown area. The main congestion points are the Marquette Interchange, the Stadium Interchange, and the Zoo Interchange.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Milwaukee for C$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Milwaukee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Milwaukee are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

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