In a scene that would make George Costanza proud, uniform and supply giant, Cintas, is hosting their 6th annual “America’s Best Restroom” contest.

Yes, entrants from all over the country are holding out, hopeful that their commodes and $3 bathroom cologne will push them to victory in 2007.

Believe it or not, some of these are actually really impressive. Noteably, the bathoom at Mix Lounge at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This restroom sits atop the 64th floor of the luxury hotel and casino, and the toilets are arranged facing floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you the best seat in the house to overlook Nevada at night.

Other entries include:

  • Catch 31 in Virginia Beach: Its dark wood and mosaics propelled it to the top five this year
  • Fandangles in Flushing, Michigan: Fancy lights, local art and “creature comforts”
  • Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio: On the outside it looks like there’s just two port-o-potties, but inside, it’s a jungle of a bathroom
  • Proctor Marble Exhibit in Proctor, Vermont: Pure Vermont marble shown off here

Cintas created the award in 2002 to “honor those businesses cross America that combine function with exceptional style in their public estrooms,” according to a press release. The contest attracts tens of housands of voters each year. The winner gets a plaque of recognition and a spot in the “America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.”

Previous winners have included restrooms at Notre Dame University, The Grand Casino, Kohler Art Center, the Fort Smith, Arkansas Airport, and in 2006, Wendell’s Restaurant in Westerville, Ohio, the press release said.

The pictures really just speak for themselves.

About The Author

John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

Leave a Reply