Nominations now open for 2015’s America’s Best Restroom Contest

The public restrooms at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia was crowned America's Best Bathroom in 2014. (Cintas/Longwood Gardens)

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. 

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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