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Mariano S./>
4.8
Mariano S. All-Star Host
4,512 trips Joined Mar 2015
Typically responds in 19 minutes

Recent reviews

Mariano provides reliable and easy-to-access rental cars in our area. I definitely recommend him.
Ted - March 21, 2018
For the first time my experience was awesome. #yay #turo last minute car rental
Fria - March 20, 2018
Charles E./>
5.0
Charles E. All-Star Host
332 trips Joined Dec 2016
Typically responds in 7 minutes

Recent reviews

Charles went the extra mile. After the trip he drove us home, and we had a great chat. His cars are very clean and well serviced. Overall he runs his little Turo operation like a real business; if you’re looking for a rock solid experience renting a car without all the hassle and with better service than an actual car rental company, look no further.
Matthew - July 20, 2019
Charles was Excellent!! He is a true SUPERhost!! He made himself available for any questions that I had & even gave me great dinner recommendations for good dinner spots to eat at while in town. I highly recommend him & would DEFINITELY refer my friends or anyone that uses Turo or that needs to rent a car. I give Charles six and a half stars on a 1 to 5 star scale. Great host!
Christopher - July 19, 2019

Average ratings in Washington (4.8 stars)

Ted
Honda Civic 2009
Mariano provides reliable and easy-to-access rental cars in our area. I definitely recommend him.
Ted H. - March 21, 2018
Mohamed
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016
The best car rental experience I've ever had
Mohamed H. - June 6, 2019
Csanád
Hyundai Sonata 2018
George was super responsive, cooperative and accommodating. If I ever rent a car again, it will be his.
Csanád K. - July 28, 2019
Matthew
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Charles went the extra mile. After the trip he drove us home, and we had a great chat. His cars are very clean and well serviced. Overall he runs his little Turo operation like a real business; if you’re looking for a rock solid experience renting a car without all the hassle and with better service than an actual car rental company, look no further.
Matthew M. - July 20, 2019
Dusty
Honda Fit 2012
Durai was great! The car was perfect for getting me around to where I needed to go and saved me quite a bit of money in comparison to rental cars at the airport!
Dusty J. - October 23, 2018
Lee
MINI Hardtop 2 Door 2017
Katherine gets 5 stars in all of the categories.! I have never had a better car rental experience. No joke!
Lee B. - May 22, 2019
Imran
BMW 5 Series 2007
Best car rental I’ve ever had. Curbside pickup/drop off and an absolutely beautiful car
Imran K. - October 12, 2018
Alex
Toyota Prius 2018
Stand up guy great car rental experience! Would rent again no hesitation.
Alex D. - May 14, 2019
terence
Tesla Model 3 2018
One of the best car rental experiences I’ve ever had. Loved Eduardo’s communication, flexibility, and most importantly how much fun the Tesla Model 3 was. If you’re looking for a great Turo experience. Look no further, Eduardo is the man!
Terence C. - June 17, 2019
Abdou
Nissan Sentra 2014
This car rental was super convenient! Jorge and Kevin were very responsive.
Abdou F. - April 8, 2018
Fria
Honda Civic 2009
For the first time my experience was awesome. #yay #turo last minute car rental
Fria W. - March 20, 2018
Ameer
Honda Civic 2017
I needed a car rental for a day (I work in residential real estate). Abubeker has a really incredible car and it’s really clean. They were great to communicate with, and I would 100% noon again
Ameer G. - May 28, 2019
MOHAN
Hyundai Elantra 2012
The car is neat and clean runs well and is very spacious. Carla is very responsive and answers all queries on time. Over all it was a great experience and I was very happy with my choice by picking up Turo instead of Airport Rental Cars. I will surely use Turo when I travel again.
MOHAN R. - August 10, 2018
Gyll
Dodge Caliber 2010
The guy was super cool and his car is super clean too. I recommend him if you like to rent a car for a couple of days
Gyll M. - May 22, 2019
Margaret
Honda Fit 2018
Great way to rent a car. Emmanuel was super helpful.
Margaret M. - June 16, 2018
Christopher
Lexus GS 350 2014
Charles was Excellent!! He is a true SUPERhost!! He made himself available for any questions that I had & even gave me great dinner recommendations for good dinner spots to eat at while in town. I highly recommend him & would DEFINITELY refer my friends or anyone that uses Turo or that needs to rent a car. I give Charles six and a half stars on a 1 to 5 star scale. Great host!
Christopher F. - July 19, 2019
Rosie
Toyota Corolla 2009
Brandon is the best person to always rent from. My mom will rent from no one else. She waited to get her birthday gift of having a rental for a week bc Brandon didn’t have any cars available when it was her birthday. He is amazing and very caring.
Rosie J. - July 16, 2019
Bunny
Toyota Prius 2018
Jason made it easy to rent a car last minute despite challenges faced in transitioning the car. Very proactive both on pickup and drop off. He’s sure a super host.
Bunny C. - June 8, 2019
Naomi
Nissan Versa 2016
I’m a first-time Turo user and this vehicle met my needs of budget-friendly and road-worthy for an out-of-state day trip. The car had no apparent mechanical issues and all accessories that I tested or needed to use worked flawlessly. Included aux cable and several chargers. Would recommend to bring your own removable phone mount if you have need of safe GPS navigation with your smartphone.
Naomi W. - August 4, 2019
D
Tesla Model S 2017
Sunny is one of the best people to rent from! His car is always in great condition and clean, and he is just an awesome dude. The Tesla was a perfect car for a trip up to Baltimore... super smooth ride, comfortable as heck, and plenty of room for luggage. Will definitely rent from him again in the future.
D H. - August 8, 2019
Ebony
Hyundai Elantra 2013
My rental with Charles was the best. I had a lil hiccup meeting him due to my GPS. He met me at location without hesitation. The car was clean,drive smooth.I will definitely rent from him again. If I could give greater than 5 stars I would.
Ebony S. - July 19, 2019
Paul
Honda Civic 2012
The owner was great and easy to work with. The car was exactly as described. An awesome car rental experience I've ever had.
Paul W. - July 5, 2018
Laura
Honda Accord 2008
Will definalty use turbo again in the future. Syed was wonderful and the car rental was perfect for you ur family of 4. Thanks again Syed!
Laura S. - January 7, 2019
Randy
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2013
This rental was absolutely flawless. Orlando was prompt, car was pristine, and his service was second to none. This experience has been the best car rental I have ever had. Five stars in every sense!
Randy G. - October 20, 2018
Rohan
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2013
Greetings, My name is Rohan and if your looking to rent a car from someone this is the guy. Charles was very easy going and easy to talk to. He is willing to go the extra to help make your rental experience as convenient as possible. During my encounter with Charles, he was easily reachable and the car (OHH THE CAR) was clean and mean. I really enjoyed my Turo rental and look forward to my next rental experience. Check him out!!!
Rohan M. - May 20, 2019
Kevin
Chevrolet Volt 2013
Robert was timely and communicative, and since it was an electric car rental, he was thorough with instructions on how the vehicle performs and how to use charging to its potential. He is the type of Turo car owner that you want to rent from. Conveniently located near Washington Dulles airport, too.
Kevin T. - February 6, 2019
Alexander
Audi S8 2015
Edward is a gentleman and an icredibly professional renter. Super accomodating and made everything extremely smooth and pleasant. Car is in a league of its own. If you want to rent luxury with 700hp this is the car to rent! Will rent again from while in Washington.
Alexander V. - November 24, 2018
Cheri
Toyota Prius 2016
Another great trip in the books, thanks to Charles! The car was immaculate, and picking it up and dropping it off couldn't be simpler or smoother. Will definitely be renting from him again!!!
Cheri B. - July 29, 2019
Allison
FIAT 500 2014
All was great. It was a fun little car to drive. It was very clean and easy to drive and park. The trip was a late start, by 40min., but Pranav dropped the car off directly to me; which saved some time. And it got a fresh oil change and fluid check right before my trip. So I was pleased. I would definitely rent this car again for a trip!
Allison B. - July 29, 2019
Marianne
Toyota Prius c 2013
First experience with Turo and it was good all around. James provided all the information I needed to make my rental smooth. The car was great and just what I needed to drive to the suburbs to visit my family.
Marianne E. - July 23, 2019
Carol
Hyundai Sonata 2015
This was my first time use this app and I must say Charlie is the most friendly person I’ve have met right off hand 1st he text me 4 hours before my trip was supposed to have started to allow me to pick up the vehicle early then he brought it to my attention that he had noticed his tire pressureI light was on and he refused to let me go without him taking my to a tire repair shop and get it looked at then we held the most touching conversation that I thought I could not do and haven’t done in a while I have never meet a person like Charlie he shows he care and he’s very respectful and the car alone rides wonderful no problems at all it was clean and all he’s a wonderful guy and I’m truly going to be renting from him always and I would recommend his services to anyone out her great guy he gets 10 stars from me⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Carol C. - August 2, 2019
Ebony
Hyundai Sonata 2015
One of his best cars is the sonata!!! Love how smooth it rides!!’
Ebony M. - July 31, 2019
Linda
Nissan Sentra 2007
I would definitely rent from Mariano again. The vehicle was clean and in good condition (especially for an older vehicle) and was perfect for our needs. Mariano was prompt and polite in all communication. We had a couple of last minute changes to our trip which Mariano handled flexibly. The car was available close to where we were staying so very convenient.
Linda W. - August 6, 2019
Beth
Volkswagen Jetta 2017
This was one of my best experiences on Turo. Uzair’s communication was great— extremely quick, responsive and clear. Car was clean and drives great. Pickup and return was extremely simple. Would definitely rent with Uzair again!
Beth C. - August 7, 2019
Ebony
Mazda 3 2011
Charles always goes above and beyond and is a very kind host! I will continue to rent from him here on out!!!! Book his cars now!!!!
Ebony M. - July 22, 2019
Bemnet
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2013
Charles was by far the best Turo host I have encountered. Charles even showed great willingness to work with me to make sure I could get to where I needed to be. He keeps his cars in immaculate condition and is very knowledgeable about then. Overall a great human. Thank you.
Bemnet W. - July 17, 2019
Jessica
Audi A4 2013
Pranav is absolutely amazing! From the very beginning the communication was very professional and customer friendly. Everytime I needed to reach out to him he was very responsive and courteous. When I arrived to get the vehicle he was present and thoroughly explained what I needed to do while on my trip and where to leave the car upon my return of the vehicle. The vehicle was clean and mirrored the pictures of the listing. The car drove great and there was no issue during my trip. I will definitely be renting from Pranav again!
Jessica M. - July 17, 2019
Marialycia
Tesla Model 3 2019
This car was a fun experience. I was able to get the car delivered, which was very convenient for me. TeslaRosa are professional and treat their cars well. I would rent again and recommend. Thanks!
Marialycia M. - July 17, 2019
Ben
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2015
This car was beyond fun to drive and was a highlight of a getaway weekend — made much better by the rental process with Joel. Everything was easy, the car was in excellent condition, and Joel couldn’t have been a better host. I will be renting again when I get the chance!
Ben S. - July 22, 2019
Dahnee
Kia Forte 2017
This is the best car renter ever everyone should use his service.
Dahnee G. - July 22, 2019
Stefan
Toyota Prius 2012
Great rental. Car was clean, ran well, no hassle with pickup or drop off.
Stefan B. - July 22, 2019
Felix
Mazda 3 2015
My rental experience was excellent. The vehicle was in great shape and drove well. Erik was flexible with pick-up times, he and I communicated extensively before the trip to run through any questions I had (this was my first time renting with Turo), and he made sure that the whole process was flawless.
Felix S. - July 24, 2019
Beth
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
Super smooth rental. Xavier was quick to respond and helpful. Car is great!
Beth C. - July 24, 2019
Francisco
Tesla Model 3 2019
Will is awesome. Super nice, very responsive and attentive. He took the time to explain the features of the car to us before we took off and made sure we were comfortable. The car drives like an absolute dream and the auto pilot feature is amazing for road trips. I highly recommend renting the Model 3 and especially from Will!
Francisco C. - August 12, 2019
Saad
Lexus GS 350 2014
Charles has by far been the best host to have lent me his car. The Lexus was clean, a delight to drive, and I got a pretty sweet deal. Charles is very accomodating and was gracious enough to drive me back home after I dropped the car to his location. 10/10 would recommend. Cheers!
Saad J. - August 12, 2019
Hiram
Hyundai Elantra 2011
We flew in on Christmas Eve. Our flight was delayed twice and Nexuz was super flexible and nice about it! The car was clean and smelled good on the inside. The amount of miles he offered for the amount of time we were here was fabulous! We were able to drive from DCA up to Pennsylvania to visit family and come back. The car ran well. The price of this car was about half of the cost of the rental cars we were finding online (about a week before our flight) for the same time and area. It was a great experience overall.
Hiram O. - January 3, 2019
Mayank
BMW Z4 2012
This was my first using Turo and James helped me out all the way. After booking the car I realized I would need more miles than initially offered and James added the option for me to have unlimited miles. His car was super nice and looked really new for a 2012 model. Z4 is the perfect summer car and I am happy I rented this particular one from James. I was even able to extend the drop off by a couple of hours since I woke up late and got stuck in traffic. I had a wonderful experience with James and Turo and I’m never using a car rental agency again.
Mayank A. - May 16, 2019
Bhavya
Toyota Corolla 2013
Car runs very smoothly and great. Service from owner made everything quick and easy. Changed my mind about other car rental services and I will definitely be using Turo more often!
Bhavya P. - February 28, 2018
Holly
Toyota Corolla 2012
This was my first time with Turo, and Courtney has made me a convert. The car was in excellent condition, super clean, and Courtney was responsive to every message. Every car rental experience should be so good. Thank you!!
Holly M. - November 3, 2018
Mumba Ivan
Nissan Altima 2012
First time to rent a car! I had a great experience with Mr. Mariano. He is such a good man. I can't wait to rent his car again.
Mumba Ivan M. - August 27, 2018
Jim
FIAT 500 2012
First time using Turo to rent a car and was an excellent experience. Juan is very friendly and helpful during my maiden voyage.
Jim K. - August 30, 2018
Deb
Toyota Corolla 2018
Wilmer and Sophia are awesome. If I ever need to rent a car in DC again I will call them first!
Deb D. - November 26, 2018
Phylicia
Toyota Prius Plug-in 2012
I would rent a car with Luis in a heartbeat. He was great to work with. Flexible. Reliable. Available at any time throughout the trip. It was a great experience and I look forward to renting with him again.
Phylicia L. - April 22, 2018
Julio
Honda Fit 2016
Emmanuel rocks! Super compressive, súper relax, the car is practically new, it has been the best! If you need to rent a car in the DC area, don’t hesitate, call Emmanuel
Julio C. - September 29, 2018
Maha
Tesla Model S 2017
Joseph was very nice and professional and the entire rental process was a smooth and professional experience. The best car rental I’ve ever had. Joseph explained all the basics of the Tesla Model S and driving the car was an amazing experience. Definitely looking forward to renting from him again!
Maha T. - July 4, 2018
Kyle
Honda Civic 2010
Eric and Katie's car was just what we needed! Clean, spacious, and easy to find. The hosts were very communicative and flexible with me as I picked up and returned, even suggesting a nearby gas station. This is my new go to local car rental.
Kyle K. - May 6, 2019
Emily
Toyota Prius 2007
Chase was absolutely the best! He was so easy-going and extremely flexible. I would definitely recommend Chase to all of my friends if they are looking to rent a car. In addition, next time I am in need of renting a car, Chase will definitely be the first one i look too. Thank you so much again!
Emily G. - April 18, 2019
Javan
Bentley Continental GT 2012
Definitely the best rental experience I’ve ever had. Would recommend him over Budget or Enterprise any day
Javan K. - May 26, 2019
Amaryllis
Ford Focus 2014
Great car and great owner! Responsive and flexible! Car is in a convenient location! Would rent again!
Amaryllis A. - July 28, 2019
Thomas
Hyundai Sonata 2015
Charles was amazing to work with. Very flexible when there was a problem with the last person returning car we rented, he made it right and made sure we weren’t impacted. Car was clean and wonderful. Will rent from again!!!
Thomas D. - July 28, 2019
Ian
Honda Accord 2018
Phat was more than accommodating and his car was perfect for my trip. I highly recommend using a car from him!
Ian H. - July 22, 2019
Ben
Volkswagen Jetta 2019
Extremely flexible, clean and great car to drive for a day trip!
Ben S. - August 4, 2019
Gabriel
Hyundai Sonata 2015
Great trip! Charles was easy to deal with and prompt.
Gabriel V. - August 5, 2019
Nick
Honda Civic 2007
Car was exactly as advertised. Paul was way to communicate with. I’d def use one of Paul’s cars again and recommend
Nick H. - July 26, 2019
Vu
Ford Fusion Hybrid 2018
Seamless transaction. Excellent communication. GREAT car super comfortable felt luxury. Thank you, Phat for a 5 star experience all around. Highly recommend
Vu H. - August 4, 2019
Nevelyn
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Charles was very helpful from start to finish. I loved how he took his time to show the important features of the car and took his time. He knows what he’s doing also very polite and has a good response time when communicating on the app. Will rent again from Charles.
Nevelyn S. - August 6, 2019
Shelton
Volkswagen Passat 2012
Amazing car and owner. Would definitely recommend and rent from again.
Shelton L. - August 4, 2019
Edward
Lexus IS 300 2018
This was awesome i loved the car and everything was smoothly i would definitely rent this ride any time of the day.
Edward M. - August 7, 2019
Patrick
Mazda 3 2011
Charlie’s responsiveness throughout the booking process and trip was fantastic. Pick up and drop off were easy and flexible. The car was clean and met expectations. It’s a little older vehicle so don’t expect some of the more modern amenities, but Charlie prices the car fairly. Thank you for sharing your vehicle and being a great host!
Patrick D. - August 7, 2019
Jessica
BMW 3 Series 2015
Julian was a great host. He was on time meeting me to drop the car off and pick it up and his communication was excellent. I would rent again!
Jessica W. - August 8, 2019
Cheri
Toyota Prius 2016
Charles rocks! And the car did too. Had such an easy and enjoyable experience and will definitely be renting from him again!!!
Cheri B. - August 9, 2019
Jennifer
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Great rental! Highly recommend!
Jennifer S. - July 16, 2019
Willie
Nissan Maxima 2008
The car was nice and Paul was great to work with. I would rent again from him.
Willie V. - July 15, 2019
Becca
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Easy transaction. Car was very clean and perfect for our needs. Would rent from Uzair again!
Becca S. - July 17, 2019
Blake
Hyundai Elantra 2012
Anna was very nice and helpful. I'd absolutely rent her car again. No issues at all.
Blake B. - July 18, 2019
Tyler
BMW M2 2017
Awesome car, easy renting. Will come back!
Tyler R. - July 15, 2019
Andree
MINI Cooper 2010
John was super flexible for my weekend trip, the car was a great ride! I would definitely use this car again!
Andree M. - July 21, 2019
shelby
Toyota Prius 2019
Alex was great! He was easy to get ahold of and made sure that everything was taken care of. His Prius was brand new and the drive was smooth and cozy. Perfect for our little road trip! If I’m in DC and in need of a car again I will definitely request Alex again.
Shelby E. - July 21, 2019
Zackariah
Hyundai Accent 2008
Valentina and her husband Sergei were a pleasure to work with. She was very communicative and answered all of my questions, and he was very prompt and pleasant during drop off and pickup. The car was clean and smelled great, and very good on gas! I can’t wait until my next trip and hole to work with Valentina and Sergei again!
Zackariah B. - July 22, 2019
Victoria
Honda Civic 2010
Mariano is wonderful. The car is fine. It is older. There is no USB port to charge your phone. The AC was stellar. However for $67 it was not a great deal. This was my first time using Turo. I was pleased.
Victoria R. - July 21, 2019
Theo
Lexus IS 300 2018
Really good experience renting from Brittany. The car itself does great in the city and on highways. Super mint condition and glides its way through straights and turns. Brittany was really easy going, seamless pickup and drop off with great communication in between. Will definitely be booking this again soon.
Theo C. - July 24, 2019
Latasha
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Charles is very friendly and nice clean cars.
Latasha H. - July 23, 2019
Bin
Volvo S90 2017
Extremely nice car and people, made my trip in the states completed.
Bin H. - August 10, 2019
Shante
Hyundai Sonata 2015
This was the best experience!!!! Not only was he patient and accommodating but delivery. He was kind enough to drop me off at the end of my reservation. Looking forward to my next trip and reservation with Mr.Charles.
Shante H. - August 12, 2019
Alexandra
Toyota Corolla 2009
Great trip! Jose was flexible with pick up/drop off time and the car was very clean.
Alexandra C. - August 6, 2019
Jacob
Hyundai Sonata 2015
The car was great—comfortable, reliable, efficient, etc.—and Brian was a courteous host. He made sure I knew all the necessary info about the car, and he was flexible with pickup/return. I would recommend renting with him.
Jacob F. - August 12, 2019
Elizabeth
Honda Accord 2009
Ian was really easy to work with and flexible when I was running late for pickup - he took pictures early so I could get on my way. Car was clean, and ran really well - zero issues, would rent from him again!
Elizabeth S. - August 12, 2019
Patricia
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013
We had a great trip thanks to James' car. Pickup and return were both easy, and the car drove really smoothly.
Patricia W. - August 13, 2019
Cheri
Hyundai Elantra 2013
Thanks again for an awesome and easy experience! Great customer service, immaculate car, and total ease with pickup and return. Will rent from Charles again!
Cheri B. - August 12, 2019
Jillian
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013
I rented the car at the last minute and James was accommodating. Easy to pick up and drop off.
Jillian S. - August 13, 2019

Local Washington DC favorites

No visit to our nation’s capital is complete without beholding the White House and the Washington Monument, but book a car and push the boundaries of the usual DC junket.

  • Sip subtly in a speakeasy

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  • The Smithsonian

  • The museum scene is strong in DC. Once you hit all of the necessary patriotic monuments in your car, try to visit some of the Smithsonian’s 19 museums around town.

  • Get outdoors

  • Most folks don’t think camping when they think DC, but drive out to Shenandoah or run with the wild horses on Assateague or Chincoteague islands and prepare to be wowed.