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Chariots for Hire

Mclean , VA
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LOCATION

1568 Spring Hill Road, Suite 405
McLean, VA 22102 US (map)

PHONE

703-790-5466

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ABOUT US

Chariots For Hire prides ourselves for offering exceptional service from the time you book until the time of your special day. Our fleet is one of the largest in the area with vehicles... Read more
Chariots For Hire prides ourselves for offering exceptional service from the time you book until the time of your special day. Our fleet is one of the largest in the area with vehicles ranging from luxury SUVs and sedans to limousines and limousine buses as well as shuttle buses and 57 passenger motorcoaches. In one call, you can make all of your transportation arrangements. We only employ professional chauffers with years of experience after extensive background checks. We realize how important your wedding day is and we go above and beyond the normal measures to make sure transportation is the least of your worries. Chariots For Hire raises industry standards as the elite transportation company in the D.C Metropolitan area. It's always better in a chariot! Read less
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INFO FOR TRANSPORTATION

What types of cars do you have in your fleet?
Limousine - SUV, Limousine - Standard, Limousine - Stretch, Motor Coach, Sedan, Shuttle, Trolley, Van
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your fleet and drivers:
Our fleet ranges from Executive Sedans and luxury SUVs to Six, Eight, and 10 passenger limousines. We also have 14,16, and 18 passenger limousines and SUV limos. We also offer shuttle buses, limo buses, as well as 55 pass Motor Coaches to transport guests. We only employ professional and courteous chauffers.
What (if any) amenities are your vehicles equipped with?
All of our limos and limobuses come equipt with bars (stocked with ice, water, & sodas), flatscreen TV's, lights, and sound systems.
Describe any special wedding packages you offer:
We have special 3 hour wedding packages as well as our Red Carpet Treatment.
Do you offer any special group discounts for contracting multiple vehicles?
Yes, please contact us about special discounts for multiple vehicles.
Is there a minimum amount of rental time that is required?
There is typically a 3 hour minimum.
Do you offer more than just pickup and drop-off? If yes, what services?
We offer a first class service that will handle all of your transportation needs. We cater reservations to meet the specific needs of each customer.
Do you charge for travel time?
Not if you are in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
What is your overtime rate?
Our overtime rate is the same as your hourly rate. The nice thing about our company is that we charge by the half hour not a full hour.
What (if any) associations are you a member of?
NLA, United Motorcoach Association

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
Great value for our wedding but highly disappointed. After the wedding we came outside to hop into the limo to the reception and the limo driver apparently did not stay at the church. We called and called and no answer so our whole bridal party was waiting outside for 45 minutes for the driver to return to the church. The driver claimed we needed to call or text him 15 minutes before we needed him again so it was "our fault". Who has time to do that the day of their wedding while getting married? Would recommend for value, but service, no.
Great value for our wedding but highly disappointed. After the wedding we came outside to hop into the limo to the Read more...
Great value for our wedding but highly disappointed. After the wedding we came outside to hop into the limo to the reception and the limo driver apparently did not stay at the church. We called and called and no answer so our whole bridal party was waiting outside for 45 minutes for the driver to return to the church. The driver claimed we needed to call or text him 15 minutes before we needed him again so it was "our fault". Who has time to do that the day of their wedding while getting married? Would recommend for value, but service, no. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
The service was excellent. The shuttles for our wedding showed up early (thankfully) and made all the transportation run smoothly. Our driver, Nathan, was extremely friendly and very helpful. He even made extra stops that were requested by guests.
The service was excellent. The shuttles for our wedding showed up early (thankfully) and made all the transportation run Read more...
The service was excellent. The shuttles for our wedding showed up early (thankfully) and made all the transportation run smoothly. Our driver, Nathan, was extremely friendly and very helpful. He even made extra stops that were requested by guests. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a 20 person shuttle bus pick up our hotel guests from the hotel and take them to the wedding ceremony/reception, and bring them back after the reception. They were extremely professional, on time, and even stayed a little after because we were waiting on someone. The driver was awesome, the shuttle was so nice and clean, the price was amazing compared to what we found with other companies, and this was run like a professional business which we did not find with other companies. I would recommend this company to anyone getting married and for wine tours, birthdays, etc. because of their professionalism! Thank you Chariots!
We had a 20 person shuttle bus pick up our hotel guests from the hotel and take them to the wedding ceremony/reception, Read more...
We had a 20 person shuttle bus pick up our hotel guests from the hotel and take them to the wedding ceremony/reception, and bring them back after the reception. They were extremely professional, on time, and even stayed a little after because we were waiting on someone. The driver was awesome, the shuttle was so nice and clean, the price was amazing compared to what we found with other companies, and this was run like a professional business which we did not find with other companies. I would recommend this company to anyone getting married and for wine tours, birthdays, etc. because of their professionalism! Thank you Chariots! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Limos was one of the last items that I crossed off my list. I was so glad that we went with Chariots for Hire! They were very easy to work with and to book. On the day of the wedding, both drivers were so kind and flexible. They were really wonderful - I felt so special and they helped me to feel that way!

Their coordination services are impressive. They sent me an email the morning of with all of our driver details and sent other confirmation emails throughout the day.

They were flexible, responsive, and kind. I absolutely recommend them!
Limos was one of the last items that I crossed off my list. I was so glad that we went with Chariots for Hire! They were Read more...
Limos was one of the last items that I crossed off my list. I was so glad that we went with Chariots for Hire! They were very easy to work with and to book. On the day of the wedding, both drivers were so kind and flexible. They were really wonderful - I felt so special and they helped me to feel that way!

Their coordination services are impressive. They sent me an email the morning of with all of our driver details and sent other confirmation emails throughout the day.

They were flexible, responsive, and kind. I absolutely recommend them! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Chariots for Hire did an awesome job for our wedding. They were easy to book, showed up on time, and the drivers were friendly even though the bus was full of rowdy folk on the way home from the wedding. They dropped us at two locations as promised, both the hotel and the bar. They did add another charge to our credit card after the event for extra time -- I think it was an extra half hour -- but I thought that was fair. I'd highly recommend this vendor.
Chariots for Hire did an awesome job for our wedding. They were easy to book, showed up on time, and the drivers were Read more...
Chariots for Hire did an awesome job for our wedding. They were easy to book, showed up on time, and the drivers were friendly even though the bus was full of rowdy folk on the way home from the wedding. They dropped us at two locations as promised, both the hotel and the bar. They did add another charge to our credit card after the event for extra time -- I think it was an extra half hour -- but I thought that was fair. I'd highly recommend this vendor. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/27/2014
4.1/5.0
We used Chariots for Hire for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding. The minibus that we got for the rehearsal dinner was on time, clean, and cool. Great all around! However, the day of wedding wasn't quite as flawless. I will say that the driver was super nice and worked to make sure that the bridesmaids and bride didn't get wet since it was raining when we had to leave for the church. The issues we had were that the limo nicked the mailbox when leaving the house and the limo had not run its air conditioning during the ceremony. It was horrendously hot in the limo when we climbed in with our wedding party. It would have been nice if the limo driver had just run the A/C for a little bit before the ceremony ended. It seems common sense to me, but in retrospect we should have had someone call him to cool the limo before we left the church.
We used Chariots for Hire for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding. The minibus that we got for the Read more...
We used Chariots for Hire for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding. The minibus that we got for the rehearsal dinner was on time, clean, and cool. Great all around! However, the day of wedding wasn't quite as flawless. I will say that the driver was super nice and worked to make sure that the bridesmaids and bride didn't get wet since it was raining when we had to leave for the church. The issues we had were that the limo nicked the mailbox when leaving the house and the limo had not run its air conditioning during the ceremony. It was horrendously hot in the limo when we climbed in with our wedding party. It would have been nice if the limo driver had just run the A/C for a little bit before the ceremony ended. It seems common sense to me, but in retrospect we should have had someone call him to cool the limo before we left the church. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Chariots for Hire for our transportation to and from the airport for our honeymoon.

They were extremely professional, both the administrative staff and the actual drivers. In addition, they were very prompt, even early, which is definitely what I look for when arranging a ride to or from the airport.

I hadn't scheduled our airport pick-up ahead of time, and literally emailed Chariots for Hire the day before from Aruba. They got back to me promptly and said it would be no problem, that a driver would be there. I would highly recommend them!
We used Chariots for Hire for our transportation to and from the airport for our honeymoon.

They were extremely Read more...
We used Chariots for Hire for our transportation to and from the airport for our honeymoon.

They were extremely professional, both the administrative staff and the actual drivers. In addition, they were very prompt, even early, which is definitely what I look for when arranging a ride to or from the airport.

I hadn't scheduled our airport pick-up ahead of time, and literally emailed Chariots for Hire the day before from Aruba. They got back to me promptly and said it would be no problem, that a driver would be there. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Maya
Wedding:
5/24/2014
3.6/5.0
My husband and I contracted Chariots for Hire for transportation for the bridal party and guests for our Rehearsal Dinner (5/23/14) and Wedding (5/24/14), both held in Washington, D.C.

Pros:
- Patrick at Chariots for Hire was very professional and responsive to e-mails (very easy to work with)
- Pricing was competitive with other transportation in the metro D.C. area
- Shuttle and Limo was clean and temperature was comfortable

Cons:
- Did not notify hotel or myself that the shuttle was on the side of the hotel and not the front upon arrival (could not go to the front due to sizing constraints)
- Did not plan a route that would accommodate the size of the vehicle (i.e. could not make turns) causing the shuttle to be late to the rehearsal
- 1st shuttle left the reception with only half the guests and did not return therefore leaving more guests then seats on the 2nd shuttle

Overall our experience with Chariots for Hire was positive. We have yet to have attended a wedding without some sort of issue with transportation regardless of how well planned thus I feel fortunate our issues were relatively minor! I suggest to future brides to discuss with Chariots for Hire the route of the vehicle and confirm with the driver upon arrival that his schedule corresponds to yours.
My husband and I contracted Chariots for Hire for transportation for the bridal party and guests for our Rehearsal Dinner Read more...
My husband and I contracted Chariots for Hire for transportation for the bridal party and guests for our Rehearsal Dinner (5/23/14) and Wedding (5/24/14), both held in Washington, D.C.

Pros:
- Patrick at Chariots for Hire was very professional and responsive to e-mails (very easy to work with)
- Pricing was competitive with other transportation in the metro D.C. area
- Shuttle and Limo was clean and temperature was comfortable

Cons:
- Did not notify hotel or myself that the shuttle was on the side of the hotel and not the front upon arrival (could not go to the front due to sizing constraints)
- Did not plan a route that would accommodate the size of the vehicle (i.e. could not make turns) causing the shuttle to be late to the rehearsal
- 1st shuttle left the reception with only half the guests and did not return therefore leaving more guests then seats on the 2nd shuttle

Overall our experience with Chariots for Hire was positive. We have yet to have attended a wedding without some sort of issue with transportation regardless of how well planned thus I feel fortunate our issues were relatively minor! I suggest to future brides to discuss with Chariots for Hire the route of the vehicle and confirm with the driver upon arrival that his schedule corresponds to yours. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We rented three shuttles from Chariots for Hire to transport guests to and from the hotel to our wedding venue and had a great experience with them. Patrick was really easy and accommodating to work with and the shuttles were all on time. The company put signs on their shuttles just like I'd asked them to and the shuttles were very clean.

I'd recommend Chariots for Hire for your event!
We rented three shuttles from Chariots for Hire to transport guests to and from the hotel to our wedding venue and had a Read more...
We rented three shuttles from Chariots for Hire to transport guests to and from the hotel to our wedding venue and had a great experience with them. Patrick was really easy and accommodating to work with and the shuttles were all on time. The company put signs on their shuttles just like I'd asked them to and the shuttles were very clean.

I'd recommend Chariots for Hire for your event! Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
4/25/2014
2.6/5.0
Best prices we could find in the area for a 20-person minibus, so we used them as well for getting the bridal party to the church and for our ride from the reception to the hotel.

Very, very disappointed! The minibus carrying our guests from the hotel (small wedding, so most of them were on the bus) was TWENTY minutes late for the ceremony -- we couldn't start without them. Then, the driver taking us from the reception was TEXTING AND DRIVING on a dark country road at midnight, and couldn't find the hotel -- we passed it THREE TIMES while he was, again, playing with his GPS on his phone, WHILE DRIVING through small roads of Alexandria. Very disappointed with this company.
Best prices we could find in the area for a 20-person minibus, so we used them as well for getting the bridal party to the Read more...
Best prices we could find in the area for a 20-person minibus, so we used them as well for getting the bridal party to the church and for our ride from the reception to the hotel.

Very, very disappointed! The minibus carrying our guests from the hotel (small wedding, so most of them were on the bus) was TWENTY minutes late for the ceremony -- we couldn't start without them. Then, the driver taking us from the reception was TEXTING AND DRIVING on a dark country road at midnight, and couldn't find the hotel -- we passed it THREE TIMES while he was, again, playing with his GPS on his phone, WHILE DRIVING through small roads of Alexandria. Very disappointed with this company. Read less
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