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Crystal City Claims Bathroom Bragging Rights

by ARLnow.com August 2, 2011 at 8:54 am 5,783 11 Comments

The new Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City has one of the best bathrooms in the country, according to a contest sponsored by restroom management and maintenance provider Cintas.

The hotel’s ground floor restroom is one of 10 swanky bathrooms from around the country selected for the tenth-annual America’s Best Restroom contest. This year’s contest includes loos from restaurants in New York City, a casino in Las Vegas, a museum in Chicago and a mobile trailer used by President Obama.

Cintas describes the Renaissance’s bathroom with the kind of aesthetic admiration one might use to describe to a work of art.

The hallway leading to the restrooms is darkened with shadows of leaves, some blurred, some sharper, projected on the floor. The designer creates a sense of adventure as one journeys through this passage with its tree-patterned wall coverings and play of shadow and light. Once inside the restrooms, one wall is ablaze in the oranges and golden tones of a sunset and the dark silhouettes of birds in flight. Mirrors above the vanity feature bird silhouettes that are lit and when a guest turns on the faucet, water flows in a sparkling red stream if it’s hot and a blue stream if it’s cool, thanks to ingenious lighting within the fixtures.

The public is encouraged to vote for any number of the finalists.

  • South Arlington

    The bathroom at Dan’s Cafe should have been nominated.

  • YTK

    Oh lovely– OH!! Skewz me..!! I gotta…run……

  • YTK

    You want a ….bathroom.. to.. nominate…try Kabob Bazaar’s

    • CW

      +100…you read my mind…if there was an award for lowest urinal in the country, they would win it.

  • Note to self: Pick up a Washington Post on the way to Crystal City today.

  • Tom

    I’ll take Galaxy Hut’s red bathroom from hell any day over this.

  • TGEoA

    Even more of a reason to poop on South Arlington

  • ArlingtonNative

    Too bad Bardo is no longer with us…
    The mens room with the giant circular hand-sink/urinal could have won this competition hands down!

  • G Clifford Prout

    What is it with people’s fascination with the potty?


  • Southeast Ben

    I like chatting up N Arlington girls in the Lyon Hall bathroom.

  • Cyrus

    Larry Craig likes this


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