Customer Reviews for U-Haul of Urbandale

6,022 reviews

6310 Douglas Ave   Des Moines, IA 50322
(Across From Merle Hay Mall)

(515) 276-6752

Hours

  • Mon–Thur
    7 am–7 pm
  • Friday
    7 am–8 pm
  • Saturday
    7 am–7 pm
  • Sunday
    9 am–5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2022: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2022: Closed

Services at this Location:

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(515) 276-6752

6310 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA 50322
(Across From Merle Hay Mall)

Services at this Location:

Hours

  • Mon–Thur
    7 am–7 pm
  • Friday
    7 am–8 pm
  • Saturday
    7 am–7 pm
  • Sunday
    9 am–5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2022: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2022: Closed
  • Free towing inspection
  • 24 hour customer return

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:
2.0

When I ask for a location pick up 2 blocks from my house and you send me 10 miles away, I would say not great customer service

Jason V. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Azalia M. 
Rating:
5.0

I made my reservation online. Went to the Douglas location. Everyone was professional, very helpful. My trailer was brought around, connected to my truck. A safety check was made. Then I left trailer in tow. Returned the trailer several hours later. I was met with very courteous and helpful U-Haul staff who disconnected the trailer. I had a really nice experience at the Douglas location here in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rick M. 
Rating:
4.0

The price was totally off from what I was quoted I'm highly upset no one discussed that with me at all

Chelsea Jane R. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

James O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Clyde B. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

LaTasha R. 
Rating:
5.0

Only thing I would complain about is the limited parking.

Krista S. 
Rating:
5.0

The staff here all did a fine job, but this location is difficult one for both ingress and egress. The concrete street median here makes ingress from the East impossible, so a driver with trailer must travel farther West to find a turnaround driveway or business lot. You should find another location!

WES T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Charles W. 
Rating:
3.0

Truck stunk and ran like crap.

christi W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

chris G. 
Rating:
5.0

Nothing, all associates were friendly and helpful.

Mark C. 
Rating:
5.0

no

Kevin L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Randy C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ezequiel R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Robert V. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jennifer E. 
Rating:
3.0

The staff were very friendly. The faculty was hard to get into and hard to see where the entrance was.

Shelley H. 
Rating:
4.0

Had no issues with the truck. Everyone I worked with was great.

David H. 
Rating:
3.0

I indicated I'd recommend this locatiion, but I do so with some reservation. This Uhaul store is conveniently located. The issue is...there is seems to only be 1 entrance, which is one way. The exit has been blocked with Uhaul trucks the last 2 times I've rented from this location. Today I had to wait approx 30 minutes while the person on duty moved several truck returns to clear the entrance. I will say the person on duty was very respectful and courteous...so I have no issues with the staff...just the layout of the location to handle a large number of rentals.

Russell C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Adryan P. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paul K. 
Rating:
5.0

Since it's supposed to be one way traffic (according to the arrows on the pavement) it'd be Nice if the exit were not blocked by intended u-haul trucks. I do understand there's very limited space. Expansion into an adjoining lot would help emensly…

Roger M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer service was top notch. I think his name was Lee.

CHARLES H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Pat K. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ahmed M. 
Rating:
5.0

Pulled in, they immediately unhooked the trailer and I was back on the road within minutes.

Mark B. 
Rating:
4.0

At both pick-up and drop-off, I don't think anyone mentioned that I'd receive time sensitive text messages. So, I didn't respond to either of them before they expired.

John R. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kyra J. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paul K. 
Rating:
1.0

I had a 7am appointment. Tech got there at 8. He could not figure out the wiring and gave up. Gave me the wiring harness and told me to find someone else to complete the install. Now I have an unroadworthy hitch!

NEAL D. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Laura J. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Katherine J. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Richard S. 
Rating:
3.0

Didn't realize check out was so detailed on phone. Would have liked more lights in parking lot for safety.

Jayne A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kent S. 
Rating:
1.0

Return check in on line did not work. When required to send photo the the web site would not let me upload photos. I had to use someone else phone to do the return.

Terry D. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Lisa S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Vincent P. 
Rating:
3.0

The manager was very attentive to our needs. A thoughtful young man very professional.

DENNIS H. 
Rating:
5.0

The person who helped me did an outstanding job. Very timely, helpful and A very positive experience overall. Thank you!

James D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ARLETA F. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Lovtee D. 
Rating:
3.0

Location needs to update vehicle photos. Vehicle is damaged and it is not shown in the self check out photos.

JOHN L. 
Rating:
4.0

The truck we rented gas some mechanical problems, but didn't affect us much..

Michael F. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Randall L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

William P. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gustavo L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MIcheal K. 
Rating:
2.0

Employee installing needs to have better training. He had no idea how to install it. Told me it was going to take longer than expected and hopefully he wasn't going to break something. It took a lot longer than it should have.

Roger A. 
Rating:
1.0

I was not shown how to operate the pickup. As well I was not told to expect a link to verify condition of the truck, so I was not able to do that as I did not see the text as I was driving. By time I got home the link had expired. I did waive insurance, I was not asked to show proof of insurance…I'm not sure if/how that was checked. When I dropped it off I had to ask the person standing there if they were with UHaul, no visible uniform or anything identifying them as an employee. Really just an awkward experience with the personnel there.

Kevin S. 
Rating:
4.0

Uhaul employee very helpful and had great attitude

Stephen M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

RAY P. 
Rating:
5.0

Always a pleasure doing business with all the U-Haul's I have encountered

MICHAEL H. 
Rating:
5.0

After receiving the trailer = I experienced a flat tire. Clearly a cut that happened on root. I was not able to fix it and called for assistance. Top notch help arrived. Other than time and minor inconvenience = I received the best care all the way. Each person I met was helpful and friendly = plus it was clear they were busy.

Michael N. 
Rating:
4.0

Get rid of the rough looking no personality guy at the Hubbell location in des Moines.

Oscar C. 
Rating:
5.0

Outstanding customer service

Robert T. 
Rating:
3.0

Truck was an old beater. Good enough for two hours.

Timothy S. 
Rating:
5.0

Staff was friendly and helpful. Easy process and a convenient location.

Christopher J. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jon F. 
Rating:
5.0

Very couryeous and professional

kathey E. 
Rating:
5.0

The young gentleman that helped me very professional. Answering all my questions without a hiccup. Thank you for the GREAT SERVICE. JOHN JEWELL Des Moines, IA

John J. 
Rating:
5.0

The employer was very professional and quick. Will be back to this location when I am in need of a uhaul

courtney M. 
Rating:
4.0

The truck was old, it smelled bad, no cruise control, the AC cut out on the highway, and the seat was torn.

Alfred W. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

becky N. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paula P. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Alexander B. 
Rating:
4.0

He was very busy and several of us waiting. I know since Covid nobody wants to work. , but anyway I would say you need more help at busy times like early morning and evenings.

Tami C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Dharmvia B. 
Rating:
2.0

I reserved a trailer and check out was great. I returned the trailer at 12:30 pm to the location. Waited by the return sign as requested for 10 minutes, but no one showed up to return the trailer. I went inside to an empty counter and waited almost 20 minutes for an employee to show up and help me. I tried to actually call the location twice while waiting at the counter to see if I could find an employee. I finally went to the back of the building to the shop and found a employee installing a hutch. He went to find someone who could help me. After waiting 30 minutes I finally had an employee unhook the trailer and offer to send me a final email for my rental checkin. After waiting another hour, I had to call the location 4 times before someone answered the phone to ask about my receipt. He told me the trailer was not checked in yet. I had to recap my timeline of returning the trailer and he finally sent me the receipt. He told me there was only 2 employees and he is the hitch installation guy and the other employee was in a meeting… Customer service must not be a priority!!!

Chuck D. 
Rating:
1.0

They have authorized multiple payments on my card without my permission. Have still yet to refund me. And my account have been charged 4 different times now for a 2 hour rental. ABSOLUTELY GARBAGE

Lanessa L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Allen J. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kristin B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Daniel C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tim S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Roosevelt P. 
Rating:
4.0

Tim was great.

bennett S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Karl S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Taylor K. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mark N. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JAMES H. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Riley A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paula P. 
Rating:
5.0

Very friendly and helpful despite being really busy.

Amy R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Lonnie L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Douglas M. 
Rating:
5.0

More help at desk

Thomas R. 
Rating:
4.0

Access in and out of the location is difficult.

Joseph S. 
Rating:
4.0

Need.a better location with more room for the customers and employees.

RICKY H. 
Rating:
3.0

Overall lack of options for drop off. There are numerous uhaul locations around where I needed to drop off, none were given as options. Had to put on extra miles (at my expense, I'm sure) for this inconvenience. Add in the time and it was very frustrating.

Brett H. 
Rating:
3.0

Had to wait about an hour because only one person was working and he was helping the person ahead of me figure out a lighting issue.

Brenden S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Denis S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

James H. 
Rating:
5.0

The pick up point and drop off point we're both good. Everyone was really nice at both. No complaints with either. The only complaint I have is with the website. I was trying to log in and do the return. It kept telling me that, “your session has expired.” It wouldn't let me do the return. Then, I tried calling the 800 Uhaul number listed. It told me that I would have to be on hold for at least twenty minutes before I could talk to a real person. Service, in person, at the store, was excellent. Calling the national Uhaul number or using the website, sucked.

Keith P. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

RONALD T. 
Rating:
1.0

The truck was not clean at all! Windows inside and out were so bad I couldn't even see out of it. I cleaned it myself. The inside of the cab was gross. I cleaned and disinfected the entire cab!!! The employee said the truck was full of gas but it wasn'! I made sure it was full when I dropped it off though. I've done rentals with Uhaul for years but I am done with this location and entire company. I do a great deal of business with my company through uhaul but I've now set up a contract with Budget and Penske from now on. On a last note trucks need to be updated to have accessories for phones, drink holders, etc

linda S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Alex S. 
Rating:
3.0

The guy helping me was videotaping me during my exchange of financial information with his phone. The card reader was not working. I felt like my identity and financial information was possibly being compromised. I've never been videotaped with a personal phone. Was very disturbing! Thus same worker was still theee when I dropped the truck off 8 hours later. He was the hardest worker there.

Margaret K. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Matthew V. 
No reviews have been submitted for this location.

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