|Below is a list of public restroom locators web sites.
Please note our concern that many of the locations are private businesses
and not public restrooms. While being directed to a large box store or a
food court may not be a problem, many people will hesitate when they
realize they've been directed to a restaurant or other small
business. Many of these smaller venues also have limited
hours of operation.
The American Restroom Association suggests that
'restroom locator' publishers consider the following listing criteria,
- Highlight or add emphasis to those facilities available
year-round, 7 days a week and at least between 8:00am and 9:00pm, including holidays.
- Where portable sanitation units (porta-johns)
are listed, note if they are known to be routinely cleaned and
- Highlight true municipal public restrooms units and restrooms in buildings clearly open to the public such as train stations.
- Avoid listing small privately owned mercantile establishments (ex. coffee shop), unless they advertise
- List restrooms in urban parks that meet the availability
requirement listed in the first bullet
- Note possible security restrictions (ex photo ID required)
that might impact access to government municipal building
- Note if the facility is a single toilet restroom
that may be current occupant locked.
North America Restroom Locators Web Sites
ARA Draft public
Sit or Squat
The Bathroom Diaries
to Stop & Where to Go: A Guide to Traveling in the U.S.Software
for Palm Pilot
Boston Public Restrooms [Boston
York - Manhatten
New York City Public Restrooms
Francisco APT Map
D.C. Metro Area [ARA Associate
to Stop & Where to Go: A Guide to Traveling with Overactive
Bladder in the United States Arthur
Frommer (of the popular Frommer series of guidebooks)
Please let us know if you've encounter problem using a restroom
If you know of a true public restroom please provide that information
via our survey form