If you've hired a car whilst in Orlando, please post a mini review here to help others.
If possible please post the following info with your review:
* Who you booked through (US Rent a Car, Holiday Autos, etc)
* Which car rental company (Budget, Avis, Dollar, etc)
* What size car you booked
* What model of car you actually got
* Was it big enough?
You can also post a picture if you have one.
Hopefully this will help other members who are going to book car rental :)
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05-27-2011, 08:31 AM #1
Car Rental Photos & Reviews
05-27-2011, 10:59 AM #2
We got a car from Alamo for the second week of our May 2011 holiday.
We were undecided before travelling, so didn't book it until 2 hours before we wanted it.
The booking process was easy, and we chose a standard car for £180 on Alamo Gold.
The website said it was an 8 day booking because every separate day counts, but the lady at the counter said that as long as we returned it by 13:00 on the last day we would only have to pay for 7 days The final bill ended up at £161 which included all insurances and a tank of petrol :)
She gave us a Ford Fusion, 4 door car which was plenty big enough for us. I think we booked a Standard car and were given an intermediate. The price difference between these cars is about £5 - so it was irrelevant to us as long as we got a 4 door for our luggage on the way home
Collection from the Dolphin was awesome, you go to a counter at the back of reception. There they ask you a couple of questions, check your licence and then hand you keys and send you to valet parking at the front of the building. They collect your car and off you go.
Could it be any easier?!? :)
On the last day we were able to load 3 cases and our hand luggage into the boot, and 2 large cases on the back seats.
It drove well, was good on petrol and was easy to park.
I'd give Alamo 9 out of 10.1 - Howard Johnson Maingate East - Kissimmee - Oct 93
2 & 3 - Econolodge Hawaiian - Kissimmee - July 97 & July 99!
4 & 5 - All Star Sports - Sept 2003 & Sept/Oct 04
6 - Coronado Springs - Sept 06
7 & 10 - Old Key West - Dec 08 & May 11
8 & 11 - Newport Bay Club Paris - Oct 09 & Jul 11
9 - Disneyland Hotel California - June 10
12 - Walt Disney Family Museum - Nov 12
13 - Hotel New York - Oct 13
14 - Grand Floridian - Sept 16
05-28-2011, 12:27 PM #3
We booked our car with Budget through USrentacar. We paid a £50 deposit and the rest 8 weeks before. We booked and received a 7 seater SUV to be collected at MCO for 16 nights. All went smoothly at the airport, we pre-registered so went straight out to the garage where there was no-one in line. It was quick and easy and we were on our way in 5 minutes. The car was a Ford Expedition and had around 500 miles on the clock. It had electric folding seats, a parking camera and was plenty big enough for 4 people and our 7 cases coming home.
05-29-2011, 09:48 AM #4
In 2001 we were at WDW on 9/11. We knew we would not be able to fly home for some time. We had rented a car through National Car Rental. They allowed us to keep the car and drive it from Orlando back to Denver, CO. They did not charge us any one-way charges. No intrastate charges. No mileage charges. They only charged us for any extra days we kept the vehicle as the same rate, which was two days.
I've always rented from National since then whenever I have to rent a call. I had rented a midsize. The cost was vary compairable to other rental cars.
I've always found National to have good prices. Their bypass the counter is very nice as you get out of the airport and go right to the isle with your car level.
Checkin has always been very quick and accurate.
1980 Contemporary, 1987 Holiday Inn, 1989 Caribbean Beach, 1992 Dixie Landings, 1994 Sports, 1997 Port Orleans, 2000 Coronado Springs, 2001 Movies, 2003 Riverside, 2005 Pop Century, 2006 Wilderness Lodge, 2007 Caribbean Beach, 2008 Music, 2009 French Quarter, 2010 Animal Kingdom Lodge/French Quarter, 2011 Riverside, 2012 Wilderness Lodge.
06-01-2011, 07:08 AM #5
Same as my above post, this was a 7 seater SUV from Budget, booked through USrentacar. Everything went smoothly. As you can see though, there can be a big difference in space. The Ford had a huge boot even with all 3 rows of seats in use, this one is a Chevrolet Traverse and there was no boot space at all with all 3 rows of seats up. It was plenty big enough for 4 of us and 7 cases with the back row of seats down though.
09-03-2011, 12:32 PM #6
This trip we didn't bother with a 7 seater and booked a 'full size SUV' which turned out to be a Ford Edge. Once again it was booked through USrentacar with Budget. We went to the desk around 10am after staying at the airport the night before and it was ready and waiting for us. We went straight out to the garage again. It had plenty of room for the 4 of us driving around, but we only just got us plus 6 cases in to get to DTD with the rear seat split.
09-03-2011, 04:35 PM #7
09-03-2011, 05:12 PM #8Quality Inn International - 1990; Grosvenor Resort - 1996
Dixie Landings - 1997; All Star Sports - 1999
Grosvenor Resort - 2002; Newport Bay Club (DLP) - 2003
Pop Century - 2004; Jacksonville - 2005
Port Orleans French Quarter - 2007 (with MNSSHP & MVMCP)
Doubletree Redington Beach/Jacksonville/Doubletree Universal Orlando - 2008 (incl. visit to Richard Petty Driving Experience)
Saratoga Springs Resort + Jacksonville - 2009
Wyndham Bonnet Creek / Jacksonville / Disney's Vero Beach / Homewood Suites Bonita Springs - 2011 (MNSSHP + Halloween @ VeroBeach)
Wyndham Bonnet Creek - Spring 2014
09-25-2011, 02:23 PM #9
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- Feb 2011
- Bradford England
We booked an intermediate suv through Charter travel, booked as a fly drive.
The car was with Alamo, as usual the guy on the desk told us that we would be better off if we upgraded to the full size as the size we had booked was a toyota rav 4. We didn`t upgrade and when we got to the garage there was a row of Ford Escapes to choose from. I like the system of going to the garge and then picking the car for yourself, as you can open a couple of tail gates and see which will fit your luggage in before you commit to the vehicle.This is probably the best rental car we have had. the 2 children had loads of room in the back and it took our 4 cases with no problem, I liked driving it and did more driving than ever before. We have booked the same again for next year.