Contemporary interior of public toilet

Cintas Corporation is seeking nominations for the 20th annual America’s Best Restroom contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain exceptional restroom facilities. Anyone can submit their favorite restroom now through June 18 at

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the public’s expectations for clean, well-maintained public restrooms are higher than ever,” said Sean Mulcahey, marketing manager, Cintas. “Being named an America’s Best Restroom contest finalist demonstrates your business’ commitment to providing customers with a safe and clean restroom experience. Hygiene is king and we hope the public can help us identify facilities that are taking safety, cleanliness and hygiene to another level.”

Nominees for the contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select 10 finalists and in July, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2021 grand prize winner. The restroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.  

Last year’s winner, Colorado’s Bancroft Park was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its high-tech self-cleaning restrooms with automatic soap, water, and toilet paper dispensers. For more on that victory, click here.

“From becoming a finalist to winning it all, we were stunned by the national recognition we received throughout the contest,” said Karen Palus, director of Colorado Springs Parks & Recreation. “We’re grateful for Cintas for helping us showcase our hygienic and memorable restrooms.”