The Best Hotel Beds for Travelers
After a long day of travel, standing on your feet at a conference, or rushing around to various meetings, the quality of sleep you receive in your hotel room can make or break your entire trip. Often your sleep quality depends on how comfortable your hotel bed and pillows are.
Once during a business trip, the hotel bed was so uncomfortable; I actually took the couch cushions off the couch and slept on them on top of the bed. Needless to say, that was the last time I ever stayed at that hotel chain.
While the famous saying “There is no place like home” applies 100% to your quality of sleep, hotels are trying harder than ever to offer you the most comfortable night of sleep while you are away from home. To help you avoid sleepless nights, and back or neck pain due to an uncomfortable hotel sleeping arrangement, I have conducted research and put together a list of the best hotel beds.
The Best Hotel Beds
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts
- Loews Resorts
- Viceroy Hotel & Resorts
- W Hotels
- Westin Hotels & Resorts
The hotel beds included on our list are so popular, some hotels on our list actually sell them online, along with bedding and pillows.
Westin– The infamous Heavenly Bed at the Westin Hotels ensures a restful night with the 13” pillow top mattress and 250 thread count sheets. Westin’s Heavenly bed was among the first beds to be desired by the general public and available for sale online. The Heavenly pillows are designed to support your head with a plush, blended-fill, and to elevate your well-being through a good night’s sleep.
You can sleep on the supportive and hypo-allergenic pillows at home when you buy them from Amazon. The 400- thread count, hypoallergenic Westin mattress pad may provide the Heavenly experience without the hefty new mattress price. You can complete your amazing Westin sleeping experience at home by ordering a Westin White Tea Scent Aromatherapy Diffuser for your bedroom.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: After a redesign and relaunch in 2016, the Fairmont’s mattresses are highly sought after and available for purchase. There are two mattresses available, both made by Sealy.
Hilton– The Hilton’s well known Serenity Bed was designed by Serta to provide a “restful slumber”. The added coil support and internal design prevent mattress breakdown, and the patented quilted design improves circulation and reduces restlessness according to the Hilton website, where you can also purchase this mattress.
DoubleTree by Hilton- The DoubleTree offers the Sweet Dreams bed, specially designed and constructed with a movement-reducing foundation and quality top. As an added bonus the mattress is flame resistant.
Marriott– the Marriott calls its bed the Marriott Bed. Guests love this bed because the quick-foam reduces the “sinking” feeling that you may feel in other mattresses (especially when sleeping with a partner next to you). Marriott also offers an Innerspring bed which is preferable for those who prefer a firmer mattress.
You can find the extra plush mattress topper that is used in Marriott Hotels, the Exceptional Sheets Pillowtop Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt, on Amazon in various sizes. The Marriott Bed is also available on Amazon (from Marriott).
Hyatt- The Hyatt’s signature Grand Bed and Grand Bed II are soft and designed to provide extra lower back support. Additionally, the mattresses reduce the effect of your partner movements.
W Hotel– the W Hotel beds feature a quilted pillow top over a pocketed coil core made by Simmons, which reduces motion transfer and provides the ultimate level of support and comfort. Hotel guests describe it as sleeping on a cloud. 10-year manufacturer warranty. Pillow top mattress crown height: 13”. Standard box spring height of 9″. King mattress: 76″ x 80″.
It is also important to note that the hotel beds listed above will be found in most locations, but not all. From my experience, it depends on if the hotel is operated by a franchisee or corporate office. The hotel chain that landed me on the couch cushions is included on this list and I can assure you the mattress in that hotel was not even close to the quality of mattress listed above.
Best Hotel Pillows
Let us not forget how important the pillow is to your quality of sleep. The same hotel chain that I have mentioned above also is notorious for having uncomfortable pillows. Many hotels offer a few pillow choices in the room so you have a choice between firm and soft. Hotels are also beginning to provide pillow menus, which allow you to select from a variety of pillows. I have taken advantage of this on a few occasions and really did sleep well with my pillow selections.
Where To Buy Hotel Pillows
Do you want to buy hotel pillows online? We have found a few sources that you can purchase hotel pillows.
- Marriott Hotel Pillows
- W Hotels Queen Feather and Down Pillow
- Westin Hotel Pillows
- Ritz Carlton Pillows
Are You Still Struggling to Get Comfortable?
If you find yourself struggling to sleep during travel, try staying at one of the hotels across that US that offers a sleep program as an amenity. The sleep programs offer a variety of items including adjustable mattresses, sound machines, melatonin, sleep masks, and aromatherapy. You may be able to bring in an in-house expert, as some hotels now offer sleep concierge to ensure you have a restful night of sleep.
See Related: How to Sleep Better in a Hotel Room.
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