The Hippest Public Bathroom in the USA

Built in 1910, the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville is a 5-Star accommodation that might be best known for a restroom.

The downstairs men’s room, just off of the hotel’s Capitol Grille, has been voted best bathroom in America several times in online polls.

Shiny and adorned in black and green art deco - including the toilets and urinals - the luxurious men's room at the Hermitage Hotel boasts a shoeshine station and a a vintage phone that calls up the front desk - just in case.

We strongly feel that it deserves the title.

In fact, when we lived in Nashville, we used to sneak all of our female out-of-town visitors in for a peek, adding in an extra thrill element.

It’s a little sad to us now that management has given up on trying to keep curious female observers out.

They’ve put up a plaque welcoming everyone, regardless of gender, to take a look inside.

It makes us miss the covert action of the good old days.

Shiny and adorned in black and green art deco (including the toilets and urinals), the luxurious loo boasts a shoeshine station and a vintage phone that calls up the front desk – just in case.

Because of it’s location near Nashville’s Legislative Plaza, lawmakers, lobbyists, and the press tend to hang out at the hotel – and we would assume, need to use the facilities from time to time.

The Hermitage has also played host to many US presidents, but as far as we know their only public thoughts on the public toilet was… no comment.

Talk about a flush with greatness!

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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10 thoughts on “The Hippest Public Bathroom in the USA”

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  3. Great post! Sometimes when you are travelling, a nice bathroom can be a real luxury. When we lived in Hong Kong many, many years ago we used to pop across to Macau for the occasional weekend. One of the big hotels there, I can’t remember the name now, had beautiful marble bathrooms in their restaurant. We would eat in the restaurant just so we could indulge in the wonderful luxury of visiting their loos.

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