Who doesn’t love a beautiful bathroom… especially when it’s in public? It’s all too common to find a community restroom that’s oozing with the ghosts of people’s digestive mistakes. But, when you find a luxurious public bathroom, it’s as if your prayers have been answered and you can do what you gotta do with peace of mind!
The Music Hall
The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has a bathroom to die for. The public facilities are decked out in bronze vines and mosaic tile with chandelier-designed lamp posts. Land yourself in this luxurious bathroom and you’ll take the term “restroom” way too seriously.
The Mai Kai’s bathroom is the place to go… literally. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida you’ll find the perfect tiki-style restroom you’ve been dreaming of. The public restroom is the ultimate shrine for Buddha lovers and seems like a peaceful place to conduct your “business.” The sinks are carved out of deep mahogany, the interior is dimly lit with neutral tones, and you’ll feel as if you’ve drifted into Polynesia when catch a glimpse of the gilded wall-Gods.
The Grove in Los Angeles puts a modern spin on the old Hollywood style, bathroom-scene. Decorated with rich wood cabinets and classic marble, you’ll hardly be embarrassed to go #2 here. The bathroom is located at an outdoor shopping mall and gives the girls a perfect place to hang in its lavish lounge area. The first-class amenities include a children’s play area, a plasma television, a microwave, and bottle warmers.
Vanity Night Club
The Vanity Night Club in Las Vegas has a chic, retro rest area we’d love to powder our noses in. The Vanity’s bathroom is the ultimate lounge for female party goers looking to escape a crowded, male-infested dance floor. It’s one of the most popular public bathrooms in the country to see and be seen in… although, we’re sure some parts of the bathroom you’d rather not be seen in. Speaking of, the bathroom stalls have their own hallway, large enough to avoid frustrating lines with girls trying to break their seal for the night.
The Shoji Tabuchi Theater
For those who fancy a bathroom experience worthy of the late and great Marie Antionette, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Shoji Tabuchi Theater. Located in Branson, Missouri – the Shoji Tabuchi Theater women’s bathroom is sprawling with floral arrangements, a lilac chandelier, and a cozy fireplace suited for the winter storms. The smell of the live cut orchids are sure to overshadow any, uh, foul smells a restroom usually has and the powder area is the perfect place to admire the onyx and granite sinks.
Da Marino Ristorante Italiano
The Da Marino’s public bathroom in New York City will knock you off your feet and onto a toilet. The restroom is a mini-shrine to an ethereal goddess that’ll take you back to the Roman era. If you recognize the name of this restaurant, it’s because it was famously featured on the second episode of season 1’s Sex & The City. If you’ve found your Mr. Big, or Carrie Bradshaw, take them here for a special treat. The bathroom, not the food. Obviously.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is flooding with luxurious and creative bathrooms – so much so, that we had a hard time figuring out which one should have a spot on our list. After much consideration, the innovative men’s washroom in the East Wing claims our prize. The cobalt blue and white paintings decorate the bathroom’s amenities as a historic motif with intricate designs that cover glazed tiles, from wall to wall. If you want to catch a glimpse of the porcelain kingdom, check out the Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steakhouse
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steakhouse has a public restroom that reminds us of Barbie’s dream-house. The luxury steakhouse, located in San Luis Obispo, is on fire in hot pink and the bathroom is no exception. It has a certain poise that can only be resurrected by the glitz and glam of the 1980’s, but we’re willing to give it a “go” in 2016. The pink leather and golden finish that trace the bathroom’s trim are somewhat intriguing, don’t you think?
Cibo Wine Bar
If you ever find yourself in sunny Miami Beach, Florida be sure to stop in at the Cibo Wine Bar – even if it’s just for a bathroom break. The sleek, industrial interior of the public washroom is enough to pull you in, but the giant shower-like faucets will make you want to bathe there. The motion activated sinks that overlook the bar’s best view are stellar. You can drink from the bathroom and still feel as if you’re part of the party.
The Bowl Plaza
In Lucas, Kansas sits the Bowl Plaza and its impressive room of bowls inside. The building itself is shaped like a toilet tank and the entrance is shaped like a lifted toilet seat. Men probably love that and women probably don’t. But, it’s the mosaic folk-art and grassroots theme of the bathroom that truly mesmerizes us. In 2014, the Plaza’s bathroom was ranked #2 in the country for its cleanliness, unique design, and overall functionality.
The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has the prettiest bathroom around. It’s almost as if you’re walking into a sunset. With a hotel name like this you’d expect to see a court jester as a bathroom attendant, but that’s not the case here. Located in Washington D.C. the Capital View’s public restroom is a fresh of breath air in color scheme and decoration. The warm hues and the waterfall-inspired sinks are enough to keep you there for a good, long while.
If you’re looking for style and you expect to see class, then your kind of bathroom can be found at the Snowbasin Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah. The bathroom isn’t just a public facility for private functions, it’s a retreat from the snow and that god awful bunny-trail you’re sick of skiing down. After you’ve put away a few hot chocolates this is the perfect place to empty your bladder. It’s clean-cut, spacious, and has a classic vibe.
If you’re going to San Fransisco, use the loo at the Gitane Restaurant. The bathroom is a collection of decades that infuses 50’s charm, 60’s rock, and 70’s flash all while you take a load off. The bathroom is understated, yet devastatingly charming at the same time. It’s the small details that make this bathroom so unique; the fine studs that line the door, the deco mirror frame, and geometric patterns that balance the room out.
Mie N Yu Restaurant
In Washington D.C. you can find the best bathroom contender of 2012 at Mie N Yu… or at least you used to be able to. It’s a shame that the Mie N Yu Restaurant closed its doors after having one of the most frequented and talked about restrooms in the country. The old-Western style touch was a particular favorite of the Georgetown community and was open for 10 years. Maybe it’s true that Asian style cuisine takes a toll on the ol’ “pipelines” after many years of service?
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois is not for the faint of heart. Then again, if you’re one of those people that runs to the bathroom when you’re startled, it may perfect for you! The Blu Aqua’s Hotel bathroom is lined with wall-to-wall tiling and glimmers radiantly under the ceiling lights. The tiles are made of mosaic-style, reflective glass material and will give you plenty of opportunities to check yourself out in the mirror.
Castello di Amorosa Winery
If you’ve decided to wine and dine yourself in Napa Valley, then get ready to relieve yourself in one of the country’s most ancient-looking bathrooms. The Castello di Amorosa Winery hosts a room of literal porcelain thrones that’ll make you feel like Medieval royalty. The bathrooms are inspired by the external architecture of the 13th-century villas and Italian influence. There’s a modern touch to these stalls of relinquishment, as well.
The Field Museum
The Field Museum in Chicago makes you feel as if you’re a kid again… a kid who pees in the ocean during family day at the beach. It’s a bright, eco-friendly restroom with a tot area and small toilets to match. If you stand underneath the ovular shaped ceiling centerpiece, you’ll catch an art-constructed view of the night sky during its dusk hours.
The Hermitage Hotel
The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has an award-winning men’s bathroom that’s more impressive than the rooms or dining area. The bathroom has hosted a number of music video shoots and legislative deals, which means we can pretty much say, it’s the most accomplished restroom in terms of doing your “business.” Women are also encouraged to check out the digs and frequently do so, even if it does invade the privacy of occupied men.
Glass Public Bathroom At The Square
Just because it’s small, that doesn’t mean it isn’t luxurious! The public glass bathroom located at the Sulpher Springs Square in Texas might shake you to the core… for a different reason than you’d expect. Once you step inside the booth, you’ll be able to watch the crowd around you while you still manage to get some privacy. The restroom is made out of one-way mirror material and is the only bathroom in America that has see-through walls. It’s pristine, clean, and ready to be seen.
The Varsity Theater
The Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a restroom unlike any other. It’s a place of quiet refuge when you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the theater’s traffic. In this water closet you can relax, order a drink, and freshen your face amongst the greenery. The bathroom’s plants are unique and the style is distinctive, somewhat resembling an old castle from the Middle Ages.