Does Santa Monica Have the Best Restroom in the Country?
How often do you use the restroom in a public place and leave thinking: "Wow, this restroom deserves an award!"
If you've visited the restroom at the Santa Monica Pier and enjoyed your "rest," you can show your appreciation by voting it to be named America's Best Restroom.
Thanks to its "whimsical" design and eco-friendly features, the bathroom is already on the Top 10 list of likeable lavatories in the nation. Recently remodeled as part of the Pier's 100th anniversary, the bathroom has "a curved-roof design that mimics waves and the roller coaster at Pacific Park," according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
There are 32 toilets, nine urinals, and 18 hand faucets selected for durability and low water usage. Sinks are located outside and can be used by both men and women. There is a 190 square-foot retail space facing the main pedestrian walkway. The 4-foot wide plumbing chase allows for maintenance of plumbing lines without having to close the facility.
Don't flush away your chance (groan) to pick this bathroom as the best of the best; voting is open until August 31, and the winner will be announced in September.