America's Best Public Restrooms

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What's the best public restroom in America? For a fourth year the public is being asked to choose from a list of finalists judged on cleanliness and style.

This year's finalists span the country and serve up everything from fireplaces and chandeliers to Barbie and GI Joe.

Here are the finalists and their bragging rights.

The Muse Hotel, New York: Individually decorated restrooms based on themes, such as "Passion" and "Envy."

Bryant Park, New York: A restroom described as "beautiful," with a full-time attendant, fresh-cut flowers and scented oils to sweeten the air.

Rivue Restaurant & Lounge, Louisville: A "luxurious and modern" restroom with cloth towels and translucent ruby wash basins.

Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City: The facilities here are done up in Italian Carerra marble, bronze and crystal chandeliers, inland wood and hand-painted walls.

The Fountain on Locust, St. Louis: Hand-painted murals, ornate fixtures and designer mirrors, make this restroom special.

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Wichita: At the 74-year-old home of the Wichita Wizards baseball team, women's restrooms have hand-painted murals and "Lil Rookie" diaper changing stations.

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica: Designed to celebrate the pier's 100th anniversary, the restroom features "an undulating roof evoking thoughts of a vintage wooden roller coaster or ocean waves."

China Grill, Las Vegas: At the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, this comfort throne features dazzling fountains and individual TVs.

Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana: Built in 1928, the theatre boasts vintage restrooms and lounges in Egyptian design with fireplaces, gold columns and wainscoting.

Joe's Farm Grill, Gilbert Arizona: This upscale retro burger joint has restrooms with encased GI Joe and Barbie dolls and TVs playing old episodes of "Stingray" and the "Thunderbirds."

The finalists are chosen by Cintas Corp., which provides uniforms and restaurant supplies. You can vote for your favorite at www.bestrestroom.com.

Photo, prayitno, flickr
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