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Wilmington car rental information

Pick-up location Wilmington
Rental locations 16
Airport locations 10

Wilmington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
5.2 Okay (33 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Thrifty
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 5.0
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  • 5.6
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  • 5.3
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
28 Jul 2018
Managers special
Pros: Quick and easy pickup and drop-off
Cons: When reserving the rental, I bypassed the economy and compact options and chose the managers special. In the past, I’ve been very pleased and found a value excellent. She quickly told me that the managers special today was a compact/economy (I’m 6’2”, 235). I asked for something a little bigger but was not given a different option. It was raining outside so the car had not been washed -but that’s not horribly important. A 300 mile drive in a dirty Kia Rio with no cruise control is not what I considered a “special “deal. It got me there and back but on the zero amenities plan . For the record, the economy or compact option would’ve been about six dollars cheaper. I was told I could upgrade to a midsize but it would be an extra charge. Lesson learned. I gained no favor when I told her I had bought the insurance online. At return, the same girl was polite and pleasant yet remained unsympathetic.
10.0 Excellent
3 Feb 2016
Pros: Easy drop off. Easy pick up. We received a complimentary upgrade that we appreciated.
Cons: The truck we received as an upgrade was great except it did not have running boards. Next to impossible to get in and out of.
4.0 Okay
11 Oct 2016
Disappointed and felt pressured/taken advantage of
Cons: I was expecting to rent a car and when I got there they only had a pick up truck, Jeep and a Dodge Moreno. I felt The rental guys was trying to take advantage of me and pressure me into paying for a more expensive car even thought it wasn't my fault they didn't have the car I was expecting to drive. I was incredibly dissapointed in the serivce and more than likely will not rent from Thrifty again.
2.0 Mediocre
1 Nov 2016
Cons: Car that I reserved was present however I was told that they were saving for an elderly lady later that day. Instead I was offered a pickup truck which defeated the purpose of renting a car in the first place (mpg on a road trip). They couldn't be bothered to hold up their end of the reservation however if the tables were turned I assure you I would still be stuck paying if I didn't honor my part.
8.0 Excellent
5 Nov 2016
Nice car, free upgrade but too much Febreze made m
Pros: Nice upgrade since they were running short of vehicles
Cons: Think something got spilled or someone got sick in the car based on bits I overheard and VERY strong smell of Febreze. But I got some disinfectant cloths and kept the windows down for the first day and it worked out okay.
6.8 Good
30 Nov 2016
Good on a budget!
Pros: I liked the fuel economy for the size vehicle I rented. I rented the 15 passenger van and was very surprised at the fuel economy for such a big vehicle. I really liked the size and price of the rental. if you have a big group or a lot of cargo, this is the way to go! it had me wanting to possibly purchase a vehicle similar to this is the future.
Cons: When I picked the vehicle up the attendant told me the low tire air message was on and gave me some lame excuse to why it was on. She had no idea what she was talking about which made me a little apprehensive about the rental. The van was not as clean as I would have liked but it wasn't nasty either. There was dirt and debris on the floors and the drink holders in the passenger area had spilt drink in them along with a chicken bone on the floor. I didn't like when I dropped it off and no one came out to do the damage inspection.
7.6 Good
28 Dec 2016
Jeep Renegade
Pros: Gas gauge has a silent alarm.
Cons: Gas gauge..
2.0 Mediocre
13 Mar 2017
Unacceptable ploy to provoke the customer to pay m
Cons: I scheduled to pick up the car at 7:30 in the morning but was not able to take a car from you because my insurance company was not open until 10 a.m. and I was told that you needed verification that I have insurance or I would have to pay your $25 insurance. Of course, I declined and moved over to the next counter, Alamo, to get a car from them. My question is, if you know that you cannot give a person a car until their insurance company opens to verify the insured, why bother opening before office hours? I felt misled that there would be a car available for me at 7:30 a.m., and I believe that insisting that I would have to wait for verification from my insurance company that I am insured is only a ploy to get the customer to pay $25 extra so that they can get out of there. As I said, I declined; and within five minutes I had a car given to me by your competitor without any insurance hassles.
5.2 Okay
22 Mar 2017
Clerk Cried and said she hates Thrifty
Pros: The desk clerk did not have any cars in stock, only a minivan and 2 full size Ram hemi-engine, enormous trucks in bright red with huge tires. After I told her I didn't want either, she started crying and hyperventilating and saying she hated working for Thrifty. She was unable to come up with any solutions, so I had to take the truck. Obviously a truck this size ate up gasoline and was very inefficient.
Cons: Clerk cried at the counter, had a nervous breakdown, said she hated Thrify. She said she doesn't have a manager and only one other person works at that location.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jul 2017
Un Thrifty car rental
Pros: Ended up not renting.
Cons: Price quoted did not match up with deal. One of my destinations was on the red list which meant that I would have to pay significantly more that the price quoted. Shady do not recommend.
Rated no. 2
Dollar
dollar
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wilmington
Dollar
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 910 343 1411
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
12 Oct 2015
Pros: I was impressed by the prompt service and the courteous behavior of the dollar representative.
Cons: Not finding a representative at 6 am at the airport.
Rated no. 3
Avis
8.9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Avis
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard
+1 910 763 1993
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.0
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
7 Jun 2016
Helpful
Pros: Ease of pickup and dropoff
Cons: Wasn't aware of any EZpass and had to pay tolls in cash.
10.0 Excellent
11 Jul 2017
Awesome
Pros: Kind courteous service, very affordable price.
8.0 Excellent
27 Feb 2018
Pros: NICE DRIVING CAR. VERY CLEAN.
Cons: I WAS SUPPOSE TO PICK UP MY RENTAL AT 11:00 AM BUT DID NOT GET CAR UNTIL AN HOUR LATER.
9.2 Excellent
22 Jan 2019
Cons: I was charged $5 more than what I booked it for. They said the taxes were higher.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
7.9 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Alamo
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 844 370 9816
Monday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
16 Nov 2018
Pros: Easy to get to, easy to get car
Cons: Car seat had a cigarette burn in it, and there was a beer cap in the backseat. They "upgraded" me but it felt like they just wanted to get that specific car out of their lot.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Dec 2019
Pros: Nothing they didn’t have a vehicle and were overbooked
Cons: Poor attitude of Customer Service and didn’t offer alternative
6.8 Good
4 Nov 2016
Small airport, long line
Pros: Alamo offered a great, competitive price and I was "upgraded" to a mid-size car because I believe it was the last one on the lot (even though I'm more of a compact driver). Alamo rep was friendly but clearly could have used some help since he was by himself at the desk. Paperwork was all in order.
Cons: I landed at Wilmington, NC at about 9 at night and there was a long line of people waiting to get cars. Not all had advance reservations. It was explained to me that the insurance I purchased was a Kayak policy and not as comprehensive as Alamo's, which was slightly more expensive. I said I would opt for Alamo, but that would have involved contacting Kayak and canceling previous contract. I was super-annoyed by that consumer tactic.
6.4 Good
28 Nov 2016
Pros: Dropoff was quick/simple, and staff was very friendly. Also the car was new and very good on gas.
Cons: The rental information on the third-party website needs to be updated! It says the underage fee for North and South Carolina is $10/day. However, when I got there I was told the fee was $25/day. Since all other rental companies were out of cars for the day, I was stuck paying $100+ more than I anticipated; not cool Alamo! Also, my car had not been vacuumed as there were candy wrappers and such on the carpets/between seats.
10.0 Excellent
12 Dec 2016
Pros: the women who checked me in was savvy to all my questions and her knowing that a mid size car would be better for me because I'am 6ft.With all and said and done I was on my way in ten minutes.I will continue to use Alamo , thank you ............Jiacamo Appice
Cons: nothing.
10.0 Excellent
29 Dec 2016
Great!
Pros: Good clean car
7.6 Good
3 Feb 2017
Pros: First time renting with Alamo. The ladies at the desk for pick up and drop off were excellent. Extremely knowledgeable. vehicle was so clean.
Cons: I am NOT a fan of foreign vehicles. I do not like how they feel, I do not like how they drive, I really do not like where the controls for things are. They are not comfortable. Could not wait to turn it back in...I wish there was a selection of Domestic vehicles available...
10.0 Excellent
13 Apr 2017
Pros: Great price, great experience all around. Better than five stars
9.2 Excellent
14 Apr 2017
Cons: Need better signs. It took me a while to find the Alamo drop. I was not aware they were affiliated with national
10.0 Excellent
14 Apr 2017
Pros: I was upgrading to a van and that worked great
Rated no. 5
National
national
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
National
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 844 370 9815
Monday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:30
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Wednesday00:00 - 00:30
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Thursday00:00 - 00:30
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Friday00:00 - 00:30
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Saturday00:00 - 00:30
06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
7.4 Good (15 reviews)
6 locations in Wilmington
Enterprise
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 910 254 9503
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
1930 Castle Hayne Rd
+1 910 772 1560
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2309 S College Rd
+1 910 397 9110
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4124 Market St
+1 910 251 9812
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday13:00 - 17:00
5601-b Market Street
+1 910 799 4042
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday13:00 - 17:00
8125 Market St
+1 910 686 9915
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.3
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good
28 Nov 2016
Pros: Car was nice
Cons: Attendant at pickup was a bit rude. Was not expecting car to be off-airport, which was inconvenient.
8.0 Excellent
7 Jan 2019
No power seats !!!!
Pros: The young lady that helped me was excellent.
Cons: The pickup DID NOT HAVE POWER SEATS!!!
8.8 Excellent
25 Feb 2019
Cons: The car wasn’t ready at noon. It had a cracked windshield, so they gave me a different car. The car was ready 4.25 hours later. They drove me to an appointment, but were late picking me up. Otherwise, everything was excellent!
9.2 Excellent
10 Mar 2017
Pros: Newer car, good service. Convenient pick up and drop off.
Cons: Thought is was on the expensive side.
10.0 Excellent
25 Jun 2017
Exceptional service
Pros: Marcus was amazing and very helpful
Cons: Loved everything
7.6 Good
2 Jul 2017
Average car rental
Pros: I liked that our car was ready when we got there, but that is expected.
Cons: I didn't like how the car only had 1/4 tank of fuel. I would expect a car rental facility to make sure the tank is full when loaning out. The exterior of the car was very dirty, and also had tons of bugs plastered over the front grill and windshield area. Also, I got two sets of keys (with big fobs) but they were linked together with cable so I had to carry around both sets of keys, a little unnecessary in my opinion.
2.0 Mediocre
15 Jul 2017
Cons: The CDW insurance at $24.99/day is a ripoff. They practically beat you over the head to buy it and, when you call to cancel, the give you a song-and'dance routine and send you from one Enterprise office to the next. They are gamers. I will NEVER EVER use them again!! And I used to be a fan. They lost a customer.
10.0 Excellent
15 Jul 2017
Nick of time
Pros: I was the last rental thanks to the internet I just beat the couple walking in . Enterprise just rented the last car didn't upgraded me to a truck for a reasonable prices with a tank of gas . Great service !
10.0 Excellent
6 Sep 2017
Great car rental location
Pros: The agent handled all my needs professionally and the car was okay. He is an excellent customer service representative.the guys at the location were so nice when i droped off it was late to get drop off they waited till my uber came.
Cons: Nothing
4.0 Okay
31 Oct 2017
Pros: I got my car and the price was decent.
Cons: The service was so so so so so so so slow. Crazy slow. Insanely slow. It took forever.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
6.5 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in Wilmington
Hertz
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd
+1 910 762 1010
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
5214 Market St Ste 103
+1 910 395 4481
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
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Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
13 Feb 2017
Pros: It was a newer model.
Cons: The car smelled like smoke and had some seat damages that made driving uncomfortable.
8.0 Excellent
17 Jan 2017
Misled on the type of car.
Pros: The vehicle had great gas mileage.
Cons: I reserved an intermediate. At the pick-up counter I was told none were available. Felt this was deceptive. Reminded me of a Seinfeld episode.
10.0 Excellent
25 Jul 2019
Pros: Super great staff!
7.6 Good
12 Nov 2015
Pros: the one day charge was reasonable
Cons: that we had to drive one vehicle from wilmington to columbia to save $600, and then turn right around and rent another vehicle from columbia back to wilminton for $100. VERY STUPID way of doing business, especially as the first car had a NC plate.
3.2 Mediocre
23 Nov 2015
Pros: Staff pleasant at pick up and return. At return, representative was sympathetic to the situation.
Cons: Car smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. The shocks had to have been shot as ride very uncomfortable and felt like car was coming apart when hitting the slightest bump.. The change oil light kept coming on. The car was not clean. The radio had horrible reception. Hands down the worst vehicle I have ever rented.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Dec 2015
Awful
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Did not have car that I reserved. Clerk was not helpful.
4.8 Okay
5 Jan 2016
Cons: I returned the car with a full tank but was hit with a $25 gas charge anyway. I can dispute it but that involves getting a copy of the receipt from my credit card company (takes 30 days) and then forwarding it on to Hertz, which is kind of an ordeal. There's little doubt in my mind that employees are trained to do this since most customers won't pick up on the extra charge or won't be willing to go through the process of getting it refunded. I won't be renting from Hertz again since I don't like doing business with companies that steal from customers.
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2016
pickup very easy
Pros: short lines, carpark outside very close to terminal
10.0 Excellent
8 May 2016
Pros: Easy to use and low price.
7.2 Good
31 May 2016
Pros: The car that I got for my money and the space in the vehicle that was available to me
Cons: Could not find the cruise control on the controls if I even had one. Made my 5+ hour trip to Savannah rather uncomfortable.
Rated no. 8
Budget
6.5 Good (23 reviews)
1 location in Wilmington
Budget
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Boulevard
+1 910 763 5646
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre
12 Feb 2016
Cons: No where to park car on return- not enough spaces Did not receive receipt at counter or via email ?
10.0 Excellent
26 Feb 2016
Pros: The "premium" car was the best deal
10.0 Excellent
7 Mar 2016
Pros: The price. They delivered to air Wilmington for me.
6.0 Good
16 Apr 2016
Poor customer service
Cons: When I arrived for drop off, there was no one at the counter or lot to check me in. I waited 15 minutes and called the number on the business card. No answer I then called customer service and go instructions on how to drop the keys.
10.0 Excellent
27 Apr 2016
One-way trip.
Pros: The ease of renting the car. Everyone was helpful, and the car was nice. Being able to drop off the car at my destination without a drop off fee was great. The agent that checked the car in was very nice and helpful.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
3 Jul 2016
Good service nice car
Pros: Easy
Cons: A wait at the pickup desk
10.0 Excellent
11 Oct 2016
I will use you again
Pros: Literally everything
Cons: Nothing
4.0 Okay
29 Nov 2016
Pros: Ther car was fine.
Cons: It smelled like cigarettes, they did not hold my reservation after I called that I would be late. The rate doubled and there was a $33 fee for a dropoff 1 hour late.
8.0 Excellent
20 Mar 2017
Cons: All the additional fees not shown in the list price.
5.6 Okay
13 May 2017
Dirty car
Pros: The gentleman at the counter in Wilmington was very kind and knowledgeable!
Cons: The car was filthy! The passenger side had dried, spilled drink on the door and seat which could easily have been cleaned up. The outside hadn't been washed in what appeared to be weeks with tons of dead bugs smashed on the windshield making visibility poor.
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Wilmington
Easirent
Locations in Wilmington
Wilmington International Airport
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Wilmington
Sunnycars
Locations in Wilmington
1740 Airport Blvd.
131 travellers who hired a car in Wilmington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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