With Spring Break, proms, graduations and summer weddings just a short time off and with any time good for a girls’ night out, Make It Better’s experts offer a guide to their favorite limousine services.
But first some tips:
When calling, ask about amenities. Some provide very “high end” cars. Standard equipment in many includes: big screen televisions, video game consuls (PlayStations, Wii), flashing colored lights, and killer stereo systems (bring your own ear plugs).
If the rental is for adults, ask about bar service and charges.
Check if there are minimum rental requirements–some require a four-hour commitment. Some will charge by the hour, others have one-way fees.
Some companies have pick up and drop off charges but do not charge for the time the kids spend at the prom or turnabout or during your “Girls Night Out” event.
Know the rental terms before you order the car.
Limousines licensed by the City of Chicago must have trained drivers.
Some offer smoke free cars–make sure you ask for this if it’s a concern.
Check in advance to see what credit cards are accepted.
Don’t be shy about asking questions.
One last tip—seriously. Consider your driver, as he or she will expect something extra. Tip only if you think their service merits one.
Mibs recommended limousine services include:
A Mibs favorite with one-way service at a great price. Limos are spotless; drivers are pleasant and tolerant (after all, girls nights out can get crazy). Drivers are on time and know their way around the city. Tax and tip is quoted at booking.
(Note: There are a number of services that call themselves “A1”. So be certain to click or call the one listed above.)
Ask for Ken or Rosemary
Reliable, experienced and professional drivers, beautiful cars. Some rates vary by day.
Athena Limousine Service
Ask for Andreas
Reliable, experienced and professional drivers, beautiful cars.
Ask for Paula
Drivers have minimum of 10 years experience. Offers flat rates to downtown. They have “pick up and drop off rates” and hourly rates. Check to see what is best for you. Rates vary based on day of week, time of day and availability. Yes, they have smoke free cars.
Ask for Charlie
Vehicles range from sedans to Roll Royces, vans, mini coaches, Hummers, party busses, trolleys and motor coaches. All drivers have 5 to 10 years experience.
Pricing varies by vehicle and needs.