Customer Reviews for U-Haul Moving & Storage at Uptown

1205 reviews

800 28th St N   Birmingham, AL 35203
(under the U-Haul water tower)

(205) 730-7821

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Services at this Location:

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(205) 730-7821

800 28th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(under the U-Haul water tower)

Services at this Location:

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane exchange
  • 24 hour customer return
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Testimonials From Recent Customers

Customer feedback is extremely important to us. We use these reviews to guide our efforts and improve our service. Everything that follows is direct from our customers, without any filtering or editing on our part.

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Rating:
5.0

Made the process quick and easy. Didn't waste anytime and were very polite

JAMES TAYLOR C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Thomas H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Anne G. 
Rating:
5.0

nice and clean but the internet went out for a sizeable time delaying anything being done. a backup system should be developed in order to get customers on their way.

GREGORY B. 
Rating:
5.0

Staff was courteous and helpful. Truck was easy to drive. Overall a good experience.

Julianna H. 
Rating:
2.0

The Haul and the staff at this location were fine. But prior to this, I had reserved a 24/7 pickup from the Highland Park Shell station. However, I got there and discovered my reservation had been coded as "hand delivery." The truck was parked, but no one had the key, including the gas station attendant. There was also no code for me to use on a lock box. It was a huge disaster and inconvenience. Luckily, the Haul customer support employee called me back and got me a new reservation, so all wasn't lost. However, this was a pretty inconvenient way to start my move.

LUKE T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JOHN J. 
Rating:
5.0

The door on my truck wouldn't close all the way but besides that everything else was ok. It would be a plus to have trucks with rearview cameras and bluetooth capabilities for radio

DEMETRIA B. 
Rating:
1.0

Had the worse experience with u-haul,will never use y'all again. Can't even get a hold of customer service. Had me waiting two half hours and then send my 30 minutes out my way to a truck,,3.5 hours later I was able to go,I had a reservation too.

DEANNA L. 
Rating:
5.0

Need dolls

Sadie S. 
Rating:
5.0

drop off was quick, and completely painless, the staff were polite and efficient, location is central and offers a quick in and out

ANTHONY P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

CHARLES D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MICHAEL C. 
Rating:
5.0

They were super!

ROBERT M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Vincent T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Letitia B. 
Rating:
5.0

Awesome place and great people with positive attitudes.

Shaneiqua J.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jasper J. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

RUDI B. 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was great! Quick and easy!

Eboni C. 
Rating:
5.0

They were very helpful. I was concerned that it was Easter Sunday the hours had changed. So I called before dropping off the vehicle. Only took a few minutes and received my receipt by email with a few minutes.

Gwendolyn L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Amanda W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ZIMBALIST M. 
Rating:
2.0

Change personnel, all of them including that smart mouth manager.

CHRISTY J. 
Rating:
3.0

I encountered Yolanda when I dropped off my rental. Please train Yolanda (and the other young lady) to be more receptive and professional. They both greeted me with rolled eyes and a frown- as if I were bothering them. Yolanda has lackluster customer service skills, is unfreindly, and is a very poor communicator.

Andre J. 
Rating:
4.0

N/A

DEBORAH S. 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was lovely

Joshua H. 
Rating:
4.0

I dropped a one way 15 foot U Haul off after renting it in Birmingham Alabama. I live in College Park. I should have been able to drop off on Old National as I was told when I first reserved. I am 70 years old!!

VIVIAN I. 
Rating:
1.0

I couldn't believe the level of unprofessional service that received.The only thing that was prompt an on time was when they asked for the payment.I was on hold for an hour saying all of our customer service representative was busy assisting other customers at 7:00am highly unlikely.Just another lie.In lieu of going on line to fill out my account info.it wouldn't allow me to complete.Still haven't gotten the truck but they got my money betcha that!!!

JEFFREY W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ERICKFRANCISCO E. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

KRISTIA S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Latania H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

I have had to deal with quite a few uhaul locations over the last several months because of moving to a new state. This has been the best location by far. The staff here are amazing and super friendly!

AMANDA H. 
Rating:
5.0

I've always been treated swiftly, with courteous and above all.... with kindness.....

Geoffrey C. 
Rating:
5.0

Great service. Friendly people

JANICE H. 
Rating:
5.0

Help ID photo

Carlton G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Aaron C. 
Rating:
3.0

Missing dolly and no refund

Nakosha B. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Edna M. 
Rating:
5.0

I walked in last.minute without a reservation on a busy weekend. Kendall was awesome and found a way to accommodate my needs. I will definitely rent here again and hope he's available to assist me!

Richard M. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

KRISTYE W. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

CARLOS M. 
Rating:
5.0

My check in person Shenika Reed was very nice and knowledgeable. I will be using you service again.

ALICIA F. 
Rating:
5.0

The staff at this location were a pleasure to work with. Thanks!

MATTHEW M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

WALTER F. 
Rating:
5.0

I WAS ALWAYS TREATED WITH RESPECT, VERY NICE PEOPLE , VERY HELPFUL WITH ANY QUESTIONS I HAD. I WILL ALWAYS CHOSE THIS LOCATION IF I EVER NEED STORAGE AGAIN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CATHERINE M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ELIZABETH D. 
Rating:
1.0

First I was given bad information about business hours so the evening of pick up I called to see if I could come 30ty min later the gentleman on phone said no I needed to be there at pick up time 7pm so I get there waited to be acknowledged 725 to clerk bringing up reservation telling me that the truck 26ft I reserved over a month ago was not available they had smaller ones so I told him when I called at 630 he checcked res.he should of notified me then he stated they had been out of trucks all day. So he calls traffic and tells me to call uhaul reservation to see if they can help we both on hold as time passes now I'm in Alabama to do my daughter first babyshower from Calif so they say at 750 Pelham has truck where ever that is and they closing in 10min so he gets on phone will general manager Paul he said give me small truck but I have to return it at 8am next day because it's reserved for some one ridiculous I.m returning it in 24hrs the young clerk Kindle was his name did everything within his power to satisfy me as a customer as he baby sat his lazy co worker Paul #2 If it wasn't for Kindle I would never patronize this uhaul ever they need better system for inventory if there out of truck call customer earlier to give other choices not allowing them to come in a get stressed out they have your phone number email address the truck I got was smaller but we made it work only drove about 15miles total and over a hour of stress . Hat's off to Kindle co work need to be replaced general manager better customer skills and stay on top of inventory Thanks Carla

CARLA C. 
Rating:
2.0

The storage units should atleast have a roof over them even if they’re in a warehouse. Especially if they’re considered indoor.

Berencia F.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The entire staff was excellent

ROBERT M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

SHAYLA P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Krysten M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tunisia J. 
Rating:
5.0

Everything went very smooth. I was called or messaged about the movement and delivery of the U-Boxes every step of the way, great job and keep the the process which is working.

PAUL D. 
Rating:
5.0

I DON'T KNOW HER NAME BUT SHE WAS VERY POLITE AND HELPFUL.

CATHERINE M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
1.0

I had to go to three different locations to finally get a truck that I had already reserved online. I will not be using U-haul again.

JOHN A. 
Rating:
5.0

Miss Yolanda is great!

Lonnie K. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

TRUNG V. 
Rating:
2.0

Lady worker was very rude.

TONIA W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

CATHERINE M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

TERRELL W. 
Rating:
5.0

Service is good

Carlton G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Colten D. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

TERRA H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

john C. 
Rating:
5.0

They were great,very friendly and helpful. After arriving the staff had me to sign a form and showed me where to park so they could hookup the 5x8 trailer and when it was complete they checked the lights to ensure that the brakes,turning signal and hazard lights worked..They tested it and found that it was my vehicle....he said pop your hood,and he fixed what the problem was for free and said you all have a great evening and be safe..

Walter M. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mitch A. 
Rating:
5.0

The person was very, very polite and and helpful. Don't remember her name but she was AWESOME

CATHERINE M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Nothing for me. The customer service was exceptional!!

RANDRITTA S. 
Rating:
5.0

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

VERONICA C. 
Rating:
5.0

A little high in price, but worth it for my peace of mind. Clean, great operation there. Laid out for exactly what you need in supplies and storage, with the equipment to help you get the job done!

Joycelyn W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Can't think of anything. Nice, efficient operation there!

Joycelyn W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Philip M. 
Rating:
3.0

Service was great. Employees need to wear masks per state law, especially when coming from behind the counter to interact with customers. Would receive 5 stars otherwise.

Austin N. 
Rating:
1.0

I've always used uhual with no problems. Unfortunately this time was horrible! They failed to tell me if I didn't have the truck back after 11 hours that I would be charged twice! I've always been told I could keep the truck 24 hours before being changed twice. This is a rip off! I called & spoke with a rude (woman) representative who gave no insight. If someone from corporate would call me, it will be greatly appreciated.

JAZMER M. 
Rating:
1.0

I was charged for things I shouldn’t have been. Staff was very rude especially the general manager Paul who lied to us repeatedly. He is a horrible excuse for a manager and deserves to be fired!

chris l.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Excellent customer service

Bryan E. 
Rating:
5.0

Do not change a thing.... the personnel that you have has always been professional, courteous and above all, friendly.....

Geoffrey C. 
Rating:
1.0

Extremely rude and unhelpful in retrieving a left item. Would not return calls. Terrible customer service!

DANIEL C. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

RONNIE RAY K. 
Rating:
5.0

The drop off process was perfect. The associate that helped me was fast and helpful.

JOHN B. 
Rating:
5.0

Awesome location, staff was very good as well!

Cody B. 
Rating:
2.0

service was extremely poor. Counter equipment was not functioning properly and though during my walk-around of the vehicle prior to departure and communicating that fuel gauge was on 1/4 tank, i was charged upon return for full fill-up. Manager was not very accommodating in working through this and made me feel as though i was in the wrong. not how to run a customer centric enterprise

MARC K. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Benjamin S. 
Rating:
5.0

He was real nice .

Delisia B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ANTHONY O. 
Rating:
3.0

i just dropped off the trailer. The gentleman who assisted me was most helpful.

John T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

KIMBERLIE N.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ANGELO T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Thomas S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David D. 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was great. The customer service was awesome, the truck was clean and ready. The customer service rep was very professional and helpful

ANTHONY O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

REGINALD H. 
Rating:
5.0

No issues whatsoever, nothing to improve.

David N. 
Rating:
1.0

If you change somebody pickup location, you should contact them and let them know in person

PHILIP R. 
Rating:
5.0

The people was wonderful

MARTHA D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

SAMUEL A. 
Rating:
5.0

He was above above average and very kind and Professional. I'd give him a 10 in every category.

Teresa B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paul H. 
Rating:
5.0

My experience was awesome at this location. Very friendly staff, I was greeted with a smile and warmness. The facility was very clean..I wouldn't change a thing...the BEST customer service Ive seen in a while!!!!!!!

katherine M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MELVIN R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

La T. 
Rating:
1.0

The storage part of the store closed early one night and was locked when I brought a full load ready to unload at my storage unit. I had checked the hours online, as well as called the location to confirm the hours, before I went to load up my trailer to bring to the storage unit. The employee I talked to on the phone informed me that it closed at 7, which matched what it said online. When I got the storage unit around 6:40 the outside doors were locked. I called the store and talked to the same employee, and she told me that it was closed and that she never said it was open til 7 and that I would have to wait until 9am the next day. I begged and tried to plead my case on the phone for them to just come open it for a few minutes so that we could unload our stuff. They refused and argued back. Terrible customer service. They then locked the doors to the store and said it was closed too so that we could not talk to them in person. It would have maybe taken 10 minutes tops for us to get everything unloaded and into our unit. Instead, because of that employee, I had to bring all the stuff back to where I had gotten it and unload it and wait til the next day to do it all over again. Pretty ridiculous, especially after I had called to confirm the times just to make sure nothing like that would happen. Cannot support this location in the future with employees and practices like that

John C.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The vehicle had bad odor The vehicle didn't have update ports for phone charger Location was difficult to find and the surrounding buildings were run down. Did not look like a safe place to be late at night.

Manuel T. 
Rating:
5.0

I turned in the vehicle a day early and I felt it should have been prorated

Seth J. 
Rating:
1.0

Last minute was told I had to pick up at this location which is 13 miles further away from the Uhaul store I originally reserved my van from and was told it was “guaranteed” to be available. Employee behind the counter was laughing at me when I told her it was frustrating to be told to drive 22 miles with such a short notice to pick up the van. Returned the van to the location I originally reserved the van from and then got a call that I would be charged $220 for returning the truck to the “wrong” location. I wasn't ever told I'd be charged or anything. Had to drive all the way back to the store I dropped the van off at and then had to drive it back to this rotten store to avoid the egregious “wrong location charge.” Unbelievably frustrating experience and will never rent a truck from this location ever again. I don't leave reviews for places but this was such a rancid experience that I felt it was my civic duty to tell the world of how bad this place was.

Tyler T. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Anthony A. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Reza B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kaimana F. 
Rating:
5.0

A very pleasant overall rental experience.

Sal N. 
Rating:
5.0

The representative was friendly polite and helpful i enjoyed renting with the uptown location

Quinella D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ANTONIO A. 
Rating:
1.0

Was told the storage units were open til 7pm on Saturday’s when I signed up. Called around 5:30pm on Saturday just to make sure facility would be open til 7 and also checked online. Was told 7pm again. Showed up with a full trailer of things to put into storage around 6:40 pm and the door to the storage entrance was locked. Called the front office and they told us they close at 6:30 and they said that they never told us they close at 7. That was only the beginning of the rude conversation. (I know the workers were just trying to skip out of work early.) They also then locked the doors to the main area so that we couldn’t talk to them in person. Because they wouldn’t allow us the couple minutes to unload all of our stuff and put it into our storage unit, we had to bring it all back to where we got it from and unload it again. Will have to do it all over again at another time because of the employees. Because of this, I can never recommend this location to anyone.

John C.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

We pulled up to what should have been a quick hook up as we filled out forms and paid on-line prior to our appt. Unfortunately our car was not getting power to the trailer for lights and blinker. The attendant Yolanda not only patiently worked with us to figure out the problem but did it in the pouring down rain and assured us we would figure it out. She never once got frustrated and helped several customers in between helping us. THANK YOU YOLANDA for your kind, outstanding service. The Wilsons.

Christopher W. 
Rating:
5.0

Yolonda was one of the most friendliest and helpful professionals that i have encountered...in all my uhaul history experience...i would definitely would recommend this facility in the future and would come again...Julia White and Latrecia Smith

Latrecia S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

From the time of dealing with customer service, I was very please with their patience and concern of my needs. The person advised that he was fairly new there but, I couldn't tell because I think did a good job getting me taken care of. I appreciated him making sure I had the size storage that I needed and taking me to it. He tried to find a storage that would be very convenient for me to get to. I appreciated that.

JOANN G.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Bernadine C.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

I loved everything about this U-Haul facility! The hours were a tad inconvenient, but otherwise, it was great!

Michael B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

KATHERINE W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

LUGO D.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

The person that assisted me was very helpful, pleasant, professional and customer-focused. I was very pleased with all aspects of the service and location. Thank you.

Bryan U.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ginger D.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Marche G.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Marche G.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

I lost my job due to this epidemic I can pay the last storage bill as soon as I get the 1st to pay the bill I would do so please allow me to

allen m.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Bradley S.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
3.0

Moved out storage on the 10 of April paid for a full month no adjustment on bill

Angela C.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Awesome, helpful staff. Always workibg to keep area clean but never let the customer wait.

Marsha P.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The young lady that helped me really took time with me. She was polite and had a very nice personality.

ronda s.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
1.0

I had 2 blow outs & had to replace them with my own money

Antoine J.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Great service! Love the lady that works there and facility was outstanding!

alyson u.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

Had to call around for an hour and a half to try to get my things out of the storage unit cause they failed to contact customer to let them know they where redoing the lot also couldn't get reach GM

higel h.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

All good

courtney c.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

I had a Very good experience with the u haul company and will use them again in the future

Angela H.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

all went great friendly fast service with great rates and good hours for customers

jerry H.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

The staff simply went above and beyond to accommodate my needs...

keith T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

Reservation Reception over the phone gave incorrect information about pick up location in the time they close ... Also the drop off location time was incorrect i had to rush in get my thing off in a h

brittany m.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Everyone at the location was very helpful and professional.

James M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

VERY GOOD SERVICES

BETTINA H.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

They did a great job of informing me of policies, of coordinating with Moving Help. Every step was performed in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the whole arrangement.

Barbara B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

I loved the people here at this facility!!! I had to keep my things there for 9 mths and every time I called they remembered who I was and had my boxes ready exactly when I needed them. 10 out of 10!!

Jennifer H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

I will never use Uhaul again. I cannot emphasize enough how poorly my situation was handled.

Victor W.  |  Overall Experience 
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