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Mapping the 10 Best Hotel Lobby Bathrooms in Los Angeles

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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.

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1. Viceroy Santa Monica

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1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500
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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

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7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7000
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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

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6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 798-1300
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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

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1755 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 856-1200
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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

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550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 892-8080
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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

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933 S Broadway
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.

7. Mondrian

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8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6025
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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

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819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 623-9904
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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

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9400 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-9400

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

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900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-8600

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.

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1. Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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).

1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Hollywood Roosevelt

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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!

7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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.

6250 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

4. Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

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.

1755 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

5. The Standard, Downtown LA

550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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.

550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

6. Ace Hotel Los Angeles

933 S Broadway, 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.

933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

7. Mondrian

8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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.

8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

8. O Hotel

819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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.

819 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

9. Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Blvd, 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.

9400 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

10. JW Marriott LA Live

900 W Olympic Blvd, 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.

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015