According to the experts at Limos.com it is estimated that 95% of the limousine industry does not offer limousine service for 1 hour, and there are good business reasons for this. To maintain a high quality of service for the consumer there is usually 1-2 hours of total prep (before the job) and cleanup time (after the job) for any booking regardless of length, and it simply is not cost effective for most companies to send a stretch limo out for only one hour.
At Marriton Limousine we do offer one hour bookings in some instances - please call or email to inquire about your specific situation.
To hire a limousine, most services require a minimum hourly booking, typically 3 hours. In high demand months, such as the spring, hourly minimums can increase to 5, 6, and sometimes 8 hours.
In addition, each limousine service charges a standard gratuity which is based on the total fare. Gratuities averages are 15-20%. If your total rental bill is $300, expect to be charged a $45-$60 gratuity charge. Some companies automatically include gratuity in their fare estimates, while others do not. Be sure to ask if it is not made clear. Either way, it is customary to budget gratuity in your rental cost. Limousine chauffeurs earn their living by providing excellent service in exchange for gratuities, much like waiters do in fine dining establishments.