WASHINGTON — While Americans disagree on politics, fashion and whether cats are better than dogs, there’s at least one thing that unites us.
We all have to go to the bathroom.
Cintas’ annual America’s Best Restroom Contest is back and nominations are now being accepted.
The contest, which has been taking a serious and in-depth look at America’s potties since 2002, is looking for restrooms that go above and beyond not only in cleanliness but in creativity.
The D.C. area is home to some of the most unique bathrooms in the country. Discussing your bathroom exploits may be frowned upon at the dinner table, but after one visit to these restrooms, potty talk at the dinner table is unavoidable. The next time you\’re debating where to make a dinner or hotel reservation, think about letting the washroom decide for you. (WTOP/Elise Widerlite)
Past restroom champions have included a lavatory walled with lush greenery and another with chandeliers and granite and onyx pedestal sinks.
No bathroom from the D.C. area has ever taken the, ahem, throne, but Georgetown’s Marco Polo did make the top 10 list of nominees in 2012.
That fancy powder room is located at Mie N Yu’s and boasts a Marco Polo theme. The unisex bathroom has intricate wall designs, barrel sinks and treasure chests holding paper towels.
If you’re looking for a local water closet to nominate, take a look at our collection of the craziest bathrooms in the capital. Submit your nominations via this form.
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Wrigley Field anyone? /sarcasm
Longwood Gardens is pretty awesome – the bathrooms are single, private rooms with a light above the door indicating whether it’s in use.
Truly. I couldn’t believe they were for the public.
One of the most important things I learned in college was to always know where the clean restrooms are. To this day that still holds true. To heck with everything else they tried to teach me!
Well I’m pretty sure Larry Craig would nominate the men’s room at Union Station.
Stay AWAY from the 3rd floor bathroom at Pentagon City Mall. You have been warned. They should fill that entire hallway with cement, from top to bottom.
Well, RA has to hang out somewhere.
….says the resident self-admitted cawk hawk
…says the spooge swallow.
Macy’s used to be great for expecting women and women with babies -a clean sitting area with couches and chairs for nursing Moms or relaxing GrandMa’s, clean changing station, lower lighting in the sitting area. I would always head to Macy’s as the best place in Fair Oaks Mall. I haven’t been there in ages, I hope it is still that way.. That place was an oasis.
Manassas Mall has only 2 bathrooms for the entire mall located off the food court. Pretty nasty and they stink, also not surprising considering all the illegals that hang out there. Both of those reasons is why I don’t go there anymore.
I thought the whole wall smelled like a bathroom.
The bathroom in my home is the best. Too bad I can’t nominate it.
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