1. Renaissance Blackstone Hotel (click here for address and info)
Nearby: Grant Park, Printer’s Row, Shedd Aquarium
Number of toilets/urinals: Two Stalls (One Handicap-Accessible), One Urinal
"Ever wonder how Leonardo DiCaprio’s characters feel when pooping in those Baz Luhrmann films? The Blackstone’s décor is from a marvelously stylized noir, and it tunnels down into this nearly unused facility in the lower lobby. A dramatic molding crowns over a sea of black and white marble, ebony wood walls, and a light quatrefoil wallpaper while melodies of a Pitchfork playlist call out softly from the unseen distance. It’s easy to sink into this surrounding, but don’t get carried away – the overhead lights are on a motion sensor and you might get left in the dark."
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