In some parts of the city, it is maddeningly difficult to find a restroom when you need one. No one plans their evening around a trip to the facilities; sometimes the urge just strikes when you're out and about and BAM! For the classiest and often cleanest solution, there are hotel lobby restrooms. (A good rule of thumb: if the hotel has a barin the lobby, it will likely have groundfloor public facilities as well.) Not all loos are created equal, so we found 10 of the best (based on a combination of cleanliness, aesthetic beauty, and location) and mapped them up for you. From the opulent, textured sinks of the Roosevelt to the hidden gem that is NoSoPa's O Hotel lavatory, here are LA's best hotel lobby throne rooms.Read More
Mapping the 10 Best Hotel Lobby Bathrooms in Los Angeles
1. Viceroy Santa Monica
Look at that tile, that light! They should open a bar in here, or at least a cafe. Meanwhile, you can stroll in off the street, use the facilities, and take a million Instagrams to remember this place (after you wash your hands, of course).
2. Hollywood Roosevelt
Not only are these the cleanest bathrooms down on Hollywood/Highland, but they're also downright palatial. The stalls themselves give you full separation from the person next to you (so there won't be any "Can you spare a square?" action) and check out all those sinks!
3. W Hollywood
At a busy intersection like Hollywood and Vine, there's always the worry that once you find a decent restroom, you'll have to wait to use it. Not a problem here. Also, every surface is reflective, so if in your haste you forgot to zip up your fly, you're likely to catch it before you rejoin the world.
4. Loews Hollywood Hotel
This restroom isn't huge, but it will be the most beautiful thing when you are walking back from the Hollywood Bowl full of box wine and you need to go. Extra points for being well-stocked and easy to see from the entrance.
5. The Standard, Downtown LA
Hardly a secret, this restroom is more playful than it is strikingly beautiful (you have to walk through a giant mural of legs to get in there), but that wins points too.
6. Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The groundfloor restaurant has a coffee bar. Behind that coffee bar is a flight of stairs. Up those stairs, just next to the bar, is a beautiful, white-tile bathroom. No bells, no whistles; just a spotless oasis.
Right next to the entrance to the hotel's restaurant is an unassuming hall that opens onto a lovely, flatteringly-lit restroom with a nice, strong hand dryer.
8. O Hotel
This well-lit restroom is perfectly situated in that zone between LA Live and the core of Downtown's fun, where there's not a whole lot going on in terms of toilets.
9. Culver Hotel
Culver City, CA 90232
Your odds of the restroom being free here are exponentially better than if you were to try the local Starbucks. It will also be cleaner.
10. JW Marriott LA Live
Los Angeles, CA 90015
You would expect this LA Live hotel to have a restroom, but you might not expect them to be so nice about letting you use it.