We’ve all been there.  You’re in a new city and your body isn’t used to the food or the water and your stomach just doesn’t agree with you.

Everyone knows you can duck into a coffee shop or a restaurant to use the washroom but one option that people tend to forget about is the hotel lobby washroom.  In my travel experience, I find that if you walk into a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel and take a look around the lobby, you are bound to find signs to a washroom.  Sometimes you may have to get to the conference area of the hotel (usually on the 2nd floor) but 99 times out of a hundred, you will find a clean, often very private washroom.

I’m not a huge fan of public restrooms but the ones that I find to be the cleanest are always the ones in a nice hotel.  So if you ever find yourself in a pinch, especially in a tourist heavy area, look for a hotel, walk in like you own the place and take care of your personal needs.

Lobby bathroom in the W – Mexico City

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Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


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