Sunday, June 29, 2014

Reviewing Florida Towncar Service

Disclosure: We received complimentary car service to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Florida Towncar Service Delivered us Safely and Promptly
Friendly Owner, JC, met us at the airport and took us to our hotel
For my last Orlando area vacation post, I thought it would be fitting to write about our transportation to and from the airport.

We didn't need a ride from and to the airport, we had offers from family/friends to pick us up (Florida is our old stomping grounds) but I thought it would be a great thing to write about for the blog. And I was curious too, how it would work out compared to the public shuttles or hotel shuttles we normally use (we've never used a service domestically).

The owner of Florida Towncar Service, JC, was waiting for us when we arrived (holding up a sign with our name on it, at the point before you reach baggage). He kindly loaded our luggage, put on the Disney Radio for our little one (exciting!), and gave us an overview of the company while we were driving.  He was informative, very kind, and we enjoyed the ride.

Setting the appointment was a piece of cake. I simply pulled up the reservation page on their website, and put in my contact and flight arrival/departure information. An e-mail was returned to me the same day to confirm

The cars that transported us each way were spotless, cooly air conditioned, and very comfortable. The drivers each way, (we were in good hands with driver Jeffery on the way back to the airport at the end of our stay) were knowledgeable and polite, and most importantly they were expert drivers (they knew where they were going, and how to drive safely to get there).  It was a nice change from the crowded shuttles (you know, climbing over someone's lap to get to the empty seat in the back) we've experienced, and it felt far more relaxed/enjoyable. A huge plus...no stops along the way!

There is a flat rate fee for the car (you're not charged per person). You pay your driver once you reach your destination, and then you receive a 'do not lose this' card that represents your paid return trip. Cash and travelers checks only (so plan ahead to have the payment on you).

The only word of advice I have when using a personal service is to remember to call the morning of your ride back to confirm pick-up. Even though it's a secured reservation, it doesn't hurt to call to confirm and be sure. You don't want to be late for your return flight home, so even if you don't need to call, it only takes a second to do so, and it's good to exercise a 'better safe than sorry' motto here.

Florida Towncar Service offers far more than just rides to and from the airport. Someone we were talking to at the hotel, while waiting for our ride to the airport, told us they wanted to secure them for a ride to a neighboring attraction (The Holy Land, which I didn't realize until then was so close to our hotel!), they briefly spoke to our driver when he arrived, and he told them they absolutely could do so.

So, the next time you're in the Orlando area, and you're going to need transportation to and from anywhere, check with Florida Towncar Service to see if they offer a proper fit for your traveling needs. Chances are high that they do.

You can learn more by visiting their website.

90 comments:

  1. Nothing like having dependable and affordable car service when you are far away from home.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  2. They sound like the perfect way to get to and from

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  3. That is a great way to get where you need to go! I am all for taking a car service when I can!

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  4. This sound like a wonderful experience and a Town Car to boot! Sounds like it was easy breezy and much better than a bus.

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  5. Sounds like a very dependable company. Anything that makes traveling easier is always good.

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  6. Sounds like a very nice service. That would make travel very easy. AMber N

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  7. It sounds like you wanted a change which is sometimes really nice and you got everything you thought you would. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It's always nice to ride in style.

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  9. Now that sounds like a great way to get around - that car looks amazing as well :) x

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  10. As log as you find a good one they are great. Looks like you found a good one to

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  11. i have never used a town car service, looks like a great time.

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  12. Wow a flat rate! That's terrific, those per head and per mile charges can really add up!

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  13. I think having a trusty car service is a must. It's nice to have transportation to events and not to have to worry about parking.

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  14. I have never used a towncar service. Sounds very fancy to use.

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  15. That's great that it was so smooth and pleasant. I'm all for a confirmation day off too. It's not worth worrying about a late flight!

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  16. Very good to know! We have always taken our car to Orland but good to hear there are options!

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  17. Great advice (call to confirm), and thanks for the tips. We have kids so we usually take a shuttle, but this seems like a better options.

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  18. Sounds like a really great service when going on vacation. I will have to check this out.

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  19. We haven't decided if we want to rent a car while we are in Orlando this October, or if we want to try to get by on the Disney buses and taxis. I never even thought of a car service. I am going to run this one by hubby tomorrow to see what he thinks. Thanks for the info!

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  20. Never been down that way, not sure if we would use something like this with all the kids, but I'm all for things that don't charge per person, that alone is the best part.

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  21. I always feel a little uneasy when we don't have our own car, just used to having it to get everywhere. Good to know there is some dependable transportation that can be used.

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  22. The Holy Land Experience is on my short list of places to visit and I will definitely look into the Towncar Service when I book my trip. Thanks!

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  23. The Holy Land is such a blasphemous park. That said, the car service sounds great and I'll keep it in mind as I plan our own Disney trip!

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  24. Town car service is gaining popularity here in our country. You get to choose from Luxury cars to plain sedan and SUV's. I think hiring service cars makes trip easier.

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  25. Nice car, comfortable inside and polite drivers. That's a good combination for a car service.

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  26. Good to see that they are so flexible and open to driving to different locations and routes :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  27. That is a really great way to get where you need to when you land. Very handy when you really don't need to rent a car.

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  28. I'm definitely doing this on our next vacation, no hassle, no waiting on late family members. Easy in and Easy Out.

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  29. Getting car service can really help you enjoy a trip. No waiting for cab, or getting loss if you rent a car. Nice that you had the chance to use Florida Towncar Service.

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  30. Getting a car service is the thing to do. Forget renting a car this is so much better, you can drink & they can drive LOL

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  31. We never fly because I can't stand to be without a car and rentals have just gotten to be a pain lately. If I had to fly this would be the way to go.

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  32. Sounds like a really good service,Much better than having to rent a car :).

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  33. Don't you just love a town car service? It's my absolute favorite way to get to the airport!

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  34. I'll definitely keep this in mind next time I travel! It sounds much easier than renting a car.

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  35. Sounds like a great company and great service. In the past, we've driven to the airport and paid to park there for the week. I'll bet this is even cheaper than that!

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  36. Having to not worry about a car is the greatest gift while on vacation! This sounds like a great company and since I am FL resident I will definitely keep this in mind.

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  37. I much prefer a town car over taxi's and shuttles! What a great service and it's nice that your driver was so personable.

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  38. This looks like a very reliable and safe way to travel.

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  39. I love the flat fee. We were trying to decide on a cab last week in another city, and opted against it because the charges per person were all racking up (even though it was a 3-mile trip.) This sounds like a great service!

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  40. This is great to know about when we visit FL. I am always looking for travel recommendations!

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  41. This is so convenient especially if you are not familiar with the area. You don't have to worry about getting lost.

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  42. We only live a few hours away but this might be nice for when we go out to dinner or Downtown Disney. I hate the parking there on a Saturday night, the kids would get a kick out of someone else driving us around!

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  43. It's nice to know about this service especially for us who doesn't have any family or friends who live in the area and could give us a ride.

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  44. I find it essential to have a town car service when traveling. We even have one we use for in-town.

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  45. Whenever we go down to Florida it is to stay at Disney, and they have their own transportation. In a few years though I am hoping to get off site for a day or two and check out Universal and will totally check into Florida Towncar Service. Thanks.

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  46. What a great service! It must have made your trip a lot easier!

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  47. When you're traveling, you definitely want it all to go smoothly. Glad this didn't disappoint!

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  48. This is great to know about! I'd love to add it to my Tips and Resources album on our Facebook fan page if you don't mind me uploading your photo there? I'm sure plenty of people and families going to Disney would love to know about this service!

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  49. This is good to know! I always wondered how these services compared to taxis and shuttles! Thanks for the review.

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  50. I love the flat fee!
    What a good service.
    It's always nice to have options!

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  51. Great review!! I love that their rates were affordable and with great service how can they go wrong.

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  52. A car service is a much needed thing when you are traveling

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  53. Great idea! I would do this if we were coming to Orlando and not staying on Disney property. The thought of someone meeting us with our name on a sign gives me a little thrill.

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  54. This is a good idea; and usually just as expensive as cabs. We use car services mainly to and fro airports.
    Estelle

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  55. This is such a great idea! Usually ends up so much cheaper than a taxi!

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  56. Takes the hassle out of renting! Glad you got around o-town comfortably!

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  57. Looks like a promising company. Will recommend them to my grandmother how lives in Florida. :)

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  58. Well, I've never been to Florida and I'll probably never get there, but you're right about giving a company a little ring in the mornings. Better safe than sorry

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  59. I've always wondered how those services worked. Sounds really cool. Definitely a convenience.

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  60. I have never used a car service. It does sound like a good way to "spoil" yourself!

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  61. This is good to file away for future reference. I have never used a service like this but it sounds like a fun opportunity

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  62. I would much prefer to take a car service then public transportation any day! If I am ever again in Florida in that area I will be sure to look them up.

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  63. Will take note of the car service company. We might be in Florida next year and with no relatives to rely, somebody has to fetch us from the airport to hotel

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  64. That sounds like an awesome service with the best part that they knew were they were going. You wouldn't believe how many taxi cab drivers in Indiana don't know there way around!

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  65. I love using a car service. It makes all the difference!

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  66. We recently used a car service for a special night out. It made the planning so much easier and safer!
    ~Amanda

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  67. As long as Uber stays in New York and San Francisco, thye should be fine.

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  68. There is no good feeling when you hire a bad company.. glad you had a good experience thats the best review!

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  69. I have been wondering what would be the best option for airport to hotel for a conference in September and never even thought of a car service. This seems like the perfect solution without having to worry about renting a car I really won't need.

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  70. That is pretty neat... I just hoped and prayed that there would be a taxi there...

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  71. This looks great! I will check it out the next time I go on a cruise departing from Florida!

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  72. Sounds like a great service! I'm very familiar with towncars since they were located nearly everywhere in my hometown (NYC). I really wish we had some here in Colorado Springs. That would be great!

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  73. What a neat review! We are always in/around Orlando...born & raised in FL :D

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  74. This sounds like a perfect service. I haven't traveled in years, but next time I get the chance to, I'll look into a service like this one.

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  75. Nothing like NOT having to drive!

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  76. Thanks for this info. We are traveling to Disney later this year, so this will be helpful!

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  77. We've used them before too and were really impressed! Great company to use in Orlando!!

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  78. We just took a trip to Florida and totally could've used this! I drove so I had my car but my husband needed a car to get him back and forth to training!

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  79. Sounds like a great service. I like that it's by the car instead of by person.

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  80. Nothing beats a great service especially when you are far away from home. A friendly driver/owner is a great plus too!

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  81. sounds like a great company

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  82. Car service sounds like a really good service. I've heard that some of the drivers also double as limo drivers... means they should be experienced!

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  83. That's great that you got to review that! So fun!

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  84. What a nice service, I would love to be driven around getting to know the state of Florida. Great review because you cannot be to sure of what is out there.

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  85. what a great service. We have had a couple of ugly experiences with taxis from the and to the airport, I would love reliable service thanks for sharing!

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  86. What a great company--Love the Radio Disney for the kids we have a lot of Family there too so most times we have them meet us -but it's super to know there's a great alternative.

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  87. Sounds like the service was really good! What a good company! And I'm so glad you had a nice experience and a fun day!

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