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Mapping The Swankiest Hotel Bathrooms for Public Use

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Curious about luxury hotels? Looking to get a taste of how the other half travels without the price tag? Hate San Francisco's public bathroom kiosks? Swanky hotel bathrooms are the Cadillac of urban nature calls, and Curbed has rounded up the nicest public hotel bathrooms in the city for your peeing pleasure.

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1. The St. Regis

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125 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 284-4000
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Nestled in between the museum formerly known as MOMA, and the African Diaspora Museum, the St. Regis is a swinging spot with fantastic people watching. The bathrooms feature a sleek and modern design, with floor to ceiling doors on the private stalls. Sit and stay awhile. Pee to your heart’s content.

2. Four Seasons Hotel

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757 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 633-3000

Ladies, you’re in luck at the Four Seasons with complimentary feminine sanitary napkins. There's plenty of stalls to go around, but give give yourself time to get through the elevator ride from the lobby (no emergencies here). Still, it beats using the public bathrooms at the nearby Westfield mall.

3. InterContinental Mark Hopkins

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999 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3434
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We were impressed with the complimentary scented hand lotion available at the Mark Hopkinss, and the moody dimmed lighting. The only downside is that these stalls are all open air -- not the closed off private rooms found at the other hotels on this list. But we’ll deal with the sharing of air space in exchange for free hand lotion any day.

4. Palace Hotel

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2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-1111
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The Palace Hotel represents old-world luxury, with Dutch Master's paintings and Louis XIVth chandeliers. It's no surprise that the bathrooms are lavish, with numerous stalls and powder rooms on both sides. These are by far some of the swankiest and most under-utilized bathrooms in this survey.

5. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

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600 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 296-7465

It doesn’t get much classier than the Ritz Carleton, and we love this historical building's neo-classical design and opulent details. It'd be great if that taste of luxury extended to the public bathrooms, which are clean and pretty but a bit plain.

6. Hotel Adagio

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550 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Adagio was recently revamped, and it's a treat to experience the results on your way in and out of the facilities. Take some time to enjoy the industrial pop playing in the swanky lobby. Our only warning is the options are limited for the men -- only one urinal and one stall, fellas.

7. The Fairmont

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950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 772-5000
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The Fairmont is one of San Francisco's most luxurious hotels, and the turn-of-the-century opulent charm extends from the lobby into the public bathrooms, consisting of vanities, waiting room, and private stalls galore.

8. Clift Hotel

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495 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 775-4700
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The glamorous Hotel Clift is light and bright, with a historical-meets-modern design and appeal. Bathrooms are easy to find, and plentiful, and we feel trendy just peeing here. We're also really digging these crazy mens-room pedestals.

1. The St. Regis

125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Nestled in between the museum formerly known as MOMA, and the African Diaspora Museum, the St. Regis is a swinging spot with fantastic people watching. The bathrooms feature a sleek and modern design, with floor to ceiling doors on the private stalls. Sit and stay awhile. Pee to your heart’s content.

125 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. Four Seasons Hotel

757 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Ladies, you’re in luck at the Four Seasons with complimentary feminine sanitary napkins. There's plenty of stalls to go around, but give give yourself time to get through the elevator ride from the lobby (no emergencies here). Still, it beats using the public bathrooms at the nearby Westfield mall.

757 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

3. InterContinental Mark Hopkins

999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

We were impressed with the complimentary scented hand lotion available at the Mark Hopkinss, and the moody dimmed lighting. The only downside is that these stalls are all open air -- not the closed off private rooms found at the other hotels on this list. But we’ll deal with the sharing of air space in exchange for free hand lotion any day.

999 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108

4. Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Palace Hotel represents old-world luxury, with Dutch Master's paintings and Louis XIVth chandeliers. It's no surprise that the bathrooms are lavish, with numerous stalls and powder rooms on both sides. These are by far some of the swankiest and most under-utilized bathrooms in this survey.

2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105

5. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

It doesn’t get much classier than the Ritz Carleton, and we love this historical building's neo-classical design and opulent details. It'd be great if that taste of luxury extended to the public bathrooms, which are clean and pretty but a bit plain.

600 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108

6. Hotel Adagio

550 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Adagio was recently revamped, and it's a treat to experience the results on your way in and out of the facilities. Take some time to enjoy the industrial pop playing in the swanky lobby. Our only warning is the options are limited for the men -- only one urinal and one stall, fellas.

550 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. The Fairmont

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

The Fairmont is one of San Francisco's most luxurious hotels, and the turn-of-the-century opulent charm extends from the lobby into the public bathrooms, consisting of vanities, waiting room, and private stalls galore.

950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108

8. Clift Hotel

495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The glamorous Hotel Clift is light and bright, with a historical-meets-modern design and appeal. Bathrooms are easy to find, and plentiful, and we feel trendy just peeing here. We're also really digging these crazy mens-room pedestals.

495 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102