What mattresses do hotels use? The Ritz, Hilton, Premier Inn and more

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Curious to know what mattresses hotels use so you can recreate a breezy holiday atmosphere in your bedroom all year round? As a professional mattress tester, I've had the chance to try many of the best mattresses on the market, and my personal favorites remind me of the beds I've slept on at some of the world's finest hotels. Since I don't travel nearly as much as I used to, this has fueled my desire to learn how to replicate the quintessential hotel experience at home.

Thus, we've researched the types of hybrid, innerspring, and memory foam mattresses the world's top hotels use, from the opulent Ritz-Carlton to the cozy Premier Inn. The good news is you can buy these luxury mattresses straight from your favorite chains, along with accompanying pillows and bedding if you're eager to go all-in. And if you're planning your first getaway in a while or visiting a new hotel chain, we're sharing our firsthand experiences with beds from The Westin and Novotel to give you a taste of what you can expect.

Hotel bedding and mattresses tend to be of exceptional quality to give guests a pleasant experience so they usually cost more than your typical bed-in-a-box. Fortunately, it's easy to find affordable alternatives that offer hotel-style comfort – we'll share our top picks in this article, along with tips on how to save on the best hotel pillows and mattresses. Ready to turn your bedroom into a 5-star suite? Let's explore what mattresses hotels use...

What guests sleep on at the world's top hotels

What mattress does the Marriott hotel use?

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The Marriott Bed has a 9-inch profile and features soy-based foam designed to cradle your body without that sinking feeling. There's also a taller 13-inch innerspring model with reinforced edges for more support, especially if you like to sprawl out starfish style in your sleep. Marriott works with established brands like Jamison and Serta Simmons to produce its exclusive mattresses.

Plop onto a Marriott Bed and your head will land on one of its plush Marriott Pillows. This guest favorite has breathable Lyocell fibers intertwined with down for a cool, restful night's sleep. Meanwhile, its Signature Sheets are made from a cotton blend with a 300-thread count for a crisp, clean feel.

Shop Marriott has pillows, mattresses, and other bedding available to purchase, so you can recreate the comfort of a Marriott guest room in your own bedroom. 

Shop the Marriott Bed Foam Mattress at Shop Marriott

Shop the Marriott Bed Foam Mattress at Shop Marriott
Found at Marriott properties worldwide, this high-density soy-based foam mattress has a medium to medium-firm feel and doesn't sink as much as most foam mattresses. It also features a quilted cooling damask surface. A queen retails for $1,995 (minus a box spring), but you'll be able to find it on sale every now and then.

The affordable alternative: The DreamCloud mattress

The affordable alternative: The DreamCloud mattress
The DreamCloud has an MSRP of $1,332 for a queen but an evergreen sale drops it to $799. Like the Marriott Bed, this hybrid boasts a quilted top and a medium-firm feel for minimal sinkage. In our DreamCloud mattress review, we said it's an exceptional choice for couples and sleepers with back pain.

What mattress does The Westin Hotel use?

Westin Hotel's Heavenly bed

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The Heavenly Bed, made for The Westin by Simmons, has been a staple for the hotel chain since 1999. Its cushy pillow-top construction provides ample support so guests wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

Often found atop the popular Heavenly Bed are several pillows exclusive to The Westin. Among them are the classic Feather & Down Pillow suited for all types of sleepers, and the hypoallergenic Down Alternative Pillow that's just as cushy.

If you're keen to bring The Westin Heavenly Bed to your bedroom, you can find it at the Westin Store along with pillows, linens, and other accouterments to enhance your at-home sleep experience.

What I thought: After years of very limited travel due to the pandemic, I recently reacquainted myself with the soft yet supportive Heavenly Bed. Whether I was on my side or stomach, I was perfectly comfortable and the fluffy pillows were a nice complement, too. The small vial of lavender and chamomile oil placed bedside by the hotel added a calming touch. My only complaint is that I was only a guest at the Westin for one night, so my time with the Heavenly Bed was way too limited.

Shop the Westin Heavenly Bed at Westin Store

Shop the Westin Heavenly Bed at Westin Store
This innerspring mattress is as plush as it is supportive. On top is a cushioned pillow top that'll comfortably lull you to sleep. Reinforced edges will make it easy to get in or out of bed while preventing premature sagging in the middle. Buy today and take $750 off the MSRP when you spend over $2,500.

The affordable alternative: The WinkBed mattress

The affordable alternative: The WinkBed mattress
The WinkBed is already used in luxury hotels across the US, including The Time Hotel in NYC and Boon Hotel in Sonoma, CA. It offers comparable comfort and edge support to the Westin Heavenly Bed but with four firmness levels and a much lower price tag. WinkBed usually cuts $300 off its MSRP – bringing the price of a queen to $1,499. Read our WinkBed mattress review to learn more.

What mattress does The Ritz-Carlton use?

The Ritz-Carlton Bed

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Custom-made for the hotel chain by luxury brand Stearns & Foster, the 13-inch Ritz-Carlton Bed is a hybrid with a plush pillow top, reinforced foam-cased edges, and breathable foam layers combined with individually-wrapped coils so hot sleepers won't have to fuss with the thermostat at night. 

The Ritz-Carlton's signature bedding is just as luxurious. The renowned Ritz-Carlton Pillow contains a blend of down, duck feathers, and Lyocell fibers, with a triple-chamber cotton cover to keep it fluffy and full. If you're vegan, there's also a Down Alternative version with eco-friendly fill crafted from recycled bottles.

Transform your bedroom into a 5-star hotel by visiting the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shop, where you can purchase its famous pillows, beds, linens, and more.

Shop The Ritz-Carlton Bed at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shop

Shop The Ritz-Carlton Bed at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shop
This sumptuous mattress promises a balance of comfort, support, and cooling. Breathable foam layers regulate temperature and relieve pressure points, while the reinforced edges make it easier to get in and out of this 13.5-inch bed. Built by Stearns & Foster, this is a bonafide luxury bed, although you may be able to catch it on sale. Note that The Ritz-Carlton Bed is made-to-order so expect delivery to take up to 10 weeks.

The affordable alternative: Brooklyn Aurora Luxe mattress

The affordable alternative: Brooklyn Aurora Luxe mattress
This is among the coolest mattresses we've ever slept on, per our Brooklyn Aurora Luxe mattress review. Gel-infused foam plus a phase-changing copper-infused foam layer work in tandem to draw away body heat and offer pressure relief. It's nearly as tall as the Ritz-Carlton Bed at 13 inches, but it provides more variety when it comes to firmness as there are three levels to choose from. Best of all, it's regularly on sale with a queen normally going for around $1,400.

What mattress does the Novotel use?

Novotel Live N Dream mattress at Novotel in Toronto

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Every Novotel property features the chain's unique Live N Dream mattress, a 9-inch hybrid of foam and double-pocket micro-springs. According to the hotel, this mattress is designed to provide 'universal yet personalized comfort' for travelers of all stripes.

The Live N Dream mattress is dressed in 100% percale sheets plus a cotton-poly blend duvet. Additionally, guests have the choice between Novotel's standard Sleeping Pillow (filled with fibers derived from 100% recycled bottles) and a dual-sided Smart Pillow that can be folded to suit one's comfort.

Purchase Novotel's signature mattresses and bedding from the Novotel Store. Note that prices are listed in Euros since Novotel Store is based in France. Shipping is available outside of the European Union, but you'll need to do the conversions yourself upon purchase. You'll also be on the hook for shipping fees, along with any relevant duties or taxes.

What I thought: I reveled in the supportive comfort of the Live N Dream bed for three nights at the Novotel Toronto. After long days of sightseeing and plenty of walking, I greatly benefitted from this bed's excellent pressure relief along my knees and hips, but not at the expense of proper alignment. I regularly deal with back pain but every morning I woke up with barely any discomfort and found it a welcome reprieve from my unyielding mattress back home. Meanwhile, the softer side of the Smart Pillow nicely complemented the medium-firm feel of the Live N Dream, and Novotel's bedding setup as a whole kept me cozy without overheating. 

Shop the Novotel Live N Dream Mattress at Novotel Store

Shop the Novotel Live N Dream Mattress at Novotel Store
Micro pocket springs and memory foam make up this 9-inch hybrid mattress. This allows it to conform to your body type and sleep style for personalized support and pressure relief. Novotel is based in France so prices are strictly in Euros. A queen goes for €1,200, which is approximately $1,300 / £1,000 at the time of this listing. Shipping fees and taxes will apply to customers outside of the EU.

The affordable alternative: Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress

The affordable alternative: Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid is an 11.5-inch mattress with medium-firm support plus a responsive, body-contouring feel. It sits in the upper-mid-range price bracket but winds up being a more accessible and cost-effective alternative to the Novotel mattress for US-based consumers. Better yet, it comes with free white-glove delivery, a 1-year trial, and a lifetime warranty. Learn more in our Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress review.

What mattress does the Sofitel use?

Sofitel mattress

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French hotel chain Sofitel believes the bedroom should be 'a private haven to indulge, unwind, read and refresh.' That's reflected in the design of its Sofitel Bed, a medium-firm mattress with a soft top layer and an ergonomic design for optimal pressure relief. It also promises superb motion isolation, which is great for couples.

Guests of the Sofitel rest their heads on the plush Sofitel Feather & Down Pillow, which is finished with a cotton cover that's double-stitched so it remains full and plush. A down alternative version substitutes feathers for microfibers.

All of Sofitel's mattresses and pillows are unique to the hotel chain. Those who want to experience a bonne nuit every night can shop at the Sofitel Boutique.

Shop the Sofitel Mattress at Sofitel Boutique

Shop the Sofitel Mattress at Sofitel Boutique
Sofitel's exclusive mattress is designed to offer full-body support and reinforced edges so no matter where or how you lay, you're always comfortable. It has a medium-firm feel so if you want it a touch softer, add one of its Featherbeds. A queen retails for $1,899, but you might be able to find it on sale for 25% off if you're lucky. 

The affordable alternative: Casper Original Hybrid mattress

The affordable alternative: Casper Original Hybrid mattress
Like the Sofitel Mattress, the Casper Original Hybrid has an ergonomic design so you'll feel support and relief in all of the right places. It also boasts reinforced edges so you'll be able to get in or out of bed without the risk of falling over. Casper mattress deals aren't as frequent as those of its competitors, but time it right and you can bring home a queen for less than $1,200.

What mattress does the Premier Inn use?

The Premier Inn mattress, what mattresses do hotels use

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The UK's largest hotel chain teamed up with Silentnight to revamp its Premier Inn Mattress. It still has a medium-firm feel and a layer of 1,000 individually-wrapped pocket springs, but now there's also a removable, moisture-wicking lightweight cover and a GelTex foam layer for optimal pressure relief and airflow.

Make sure to add a couple of Premier Inn Luxury Pillows. They contain a contouring microfiber fill with a quilted cotton-polyester protector. Guests can choose either a soft or firm feel, whichever is best suited to their sleep style.  

Premier Inn bedding can be purchased directly from the chain. Premier Inn pillows went viral on viral on TikTok in 2021 for their comfort and affordability – a pair only cost £30 at the time. (That price has risen to £36 for two pillows, which is still a great value.)

Shop the Premier Inn Mattress at Premier Inn

Shop the Premier Inn Mattress at Premier Inn
A recent redesign emphasizes temperature regulation, edge-to-edge support, and easy maintenance via a removable lightweight topper that one person alone can rotate. If you want to score some savings at Premier Inn right now, its bedding bundles are usually on sale for as much as 25% off and include your choice of a duvet, tog, pillow, and an optional mattress protector.

The affordable alternative: Silentnight Just Bliss mattress

The affordable alternative: Silentnight Just Bliss mattress
This is a gel hybrid mattress that's made to keep night sweats away whilst providing ample pressure relief. You'll find it's quite similar to the Premier Inn mattress, which is also made by Silentnight. There's no removable cover here, but the tradeoff is a lower RRP. Prices start at £449 for a single. You'll get a full year to trial it at home, too.

What mattress does the Four Seasons use?

Four Seasons mattress in a hotel room

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The prestigious Four Seasons revolutionized the hospitality industry in 2014 by allowing guests to choose the firmness of their mattresses. Its Signature Mattress is available in firm, plush, or a mix of both. Layers of temperature-regulating memory foam plus pocketed coil springs will ensure you're adequately supported without overheating, making it a good cooling mattress for hot sleepers.

Adding to that comfort is the Four Seasons Down & Feather Pillow. It consists of a white down and feather blend on the inside plus a 240-thread-count cotton case on the outside. 

Shoppers can browse the Four Seasons at Home storefront for its exclusive Signature Home Collection, which also includes linens and duvets. 

Shop the Four Seasons Signature Mattress at Four Seasons

Shop the Four Seasons Signature Mattress at Four Seasons
Bring the Four Seasons experience home with its Signature Mattress – a luxurious balance of comfort, support, and cooling. The Signature Plush version adds a layer of soft AirFeel foam while the Signature Firm version includes a dual layer of AirCool Foam. No matter which one you choose, a queen will set you back $3,950.

The affordable alternative: Saatva Classic Mattress

The affordable alternative: Saatva Classic Mattress
The Saatva Classic comes in three firmness levels plus two height profiles so you can tailor it to your liking. Want more proof that this is a suitable alternative to the Four Seasons bed? In our Saatva Classic Mattress review, we praise it for bringing 'hotel luxury' to your home. A 1-year trial, lifetime warranty, and in-home delivery are included. With frequent Saatva mattress sales, you'll seldom have to pay the list price.

What mattress do Hilton Hotels use?

The Hilton Bed

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Stay at any Hilton Hotel and you'll find its custom-designed Hilton Bed, made in partnership with Serta. It's designed to last for years thanks to extra coil support plus an internal design that prevents sagging. The plush top is meant to improve circulation so you sleep soundly and comfortably throughout the night.

Complementing that is the Hilton Feather & Down Pillow, which has an Inner chamber of feathers with an outer chamber of down. If you prefer a denser feel without the use of animal products, there's the Hilton Down Alternative Pillow. The Hilton Down Pillow is the plushest of the bunch.

Feel like you're sleeping at a Hilton Hotel every night and browse Hilton to Home for your new mattress, pillows, or bed linens.

Shop the Hilton Mattress at Hilton to Home

Shop the Hilton Mattress at Hilton to Home
This luxury innerspring mattress boasts extra coil support plus reinforced edges to prevent sagging. It also promises maximum motion absorption so couples won't have to worry about disturbing their partner (or being disturbed themselves). A queen retails for $1,645, making it the least expensive hotel mattress on this list after Premier Inn.

The affordable alternative: Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress

The affordable alternative: Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress
Stick with Serta if you want a comparable feel to the Hilton Mattress for much less. The Serta Perfect Sleeper promises 40% better pressure relief than its previous model, along with reduced motion transfer and a cool-to-the-touch cover. It comes in four firmness levels, as well, for perfectly-tailored sleep. A queen retails for $1,199, and you'll find even lower prices during Serta mattress sales.

What mattress does Kimpton use?

Kimpton Bed at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

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All Kimpton hotels include a mattress custom-made for this international chain by Sealy. Whether you stay at the Palomar, Hotel Monaco, or any of Kimpton's other properties you'll be resting on a 13-inch innerspring with gel-infused foam layers, an extra-deep plush top, and pressure-relief inlays to support your lumbar and legs. A cooling antimicrobial cover keeps night sweats and allergens at bay.

Additionally, Kimpton pillows come in various options: feather & down, synthetic fiber down alternative, or down alternative gel. These pillows maintain their plushness with a 100% cotton pillow protector that keeps the fill from shifting too much.

Visit the Kimpton Style store if you want to recreate the Kimpton experience at home. Shop mattresses, bedding, linens, and pillows.

Shop the Kimpton Bed at Kimpton Style

Shop the Kimpton Bed at Kimpton Style
If you struggle with back pain, the Kimpton Bed should provide you with much relief through inlays along the lumbar and legs. A box spring isn't needed, either, provided you have a platform bed. A queen retails for $1,795; you can also opt for a split queen for the same price, which isn't typically offered by most mattress brands.

The affordable alternative: Bear Star Hybrid mattress

The affordable alternative: Bear Star Hybrid mattress
This new pillow-top hybrid from Bear promises hotel-quality comfort and support through multiple foam layers and individually-wrapped coils. A layer of gel-infused foam along with a hand-quilted cooling cover will save sleepers from overheating. A queen sells for less than $1,200 during regular Bear mattress sales.

Why are hotel beds so comfortable?

Hotels understand that weary guests are going to want to stay somewhere they can fully rest and recharge after a long day of traveling or exploring. Thus, all hotels – from budget chains to 5-star properties – invest plenty of research and money in creating the best sleep experience for their customers. That includes using premium materials that'll last for hundreds (if not thousands) of stays.  

Some of that comfort may also be psychological. Think about it – you enter your hotel room where the sheets are fresh, the lights are dimmed and the room temperature has a very slight chill. Combine that with overwhelming sense of exhaustion and you'll drift to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.

Still, if you can't get that lush feeling of a certain hotel's bed out of your mind you can replicate as much of that experience as possible in your own home by purchasing pillows and mattresses exclusive to your favorite property. However, if that's cost-prohibitive, start small and pick up one of the best mattress toppers for a cost-effective way to immediately upgrade your sleep.

Do hotel mattresses need a box spring?

Hotels use innerspring mattresses for the most part, so they're often paired with a box spring. This helps absorb shock and keeps the mattress in good shape. A box spring also makes a bed look comfier and more inviting since it adds plenty of height.

When buying a mattress directly from a hotel, it'll be paired with a box spring by default; however, you can choose to purchase a mattress on its own if you neither need nor want a box spring. Some hotel mattresses may not necessarily require a box spring, either, provided you have a platform bed – but it's best to read the fine print before deciding to go without.

Can I find deals on hotel mattresses and pillows?

Most hotels use luxury mattresses and pillows in their rooms and suites. Thus, they won't be among the cheapest you'll find. Fortunately, you can manage to save some cash on hotel-exclusive bedding if you're patient enough to wait for sales.

Alternatively, if you're part of a hotel's loyalty program, you might be able to purchase bedding and mattresses with reward points. If you've accumulated a robust balance, you can essentially bring home your hotel mattress for free (or very cheap).

Another way to save on hotel mattresses is to find a dupe for much less. Brands like Saatva and WinkBed are renowned for their hotel-quality builds. Not to mention, many of these brands offer generous at-home trial periods, free delivery, and extensive warranties – perks you may not enjoy when buying a mattress straight from a hotel.

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Alison Barretta
Freelance reviewer and writer

Freelance writer and editor Alison is an expert mattress tester for Tom's Guide, and hails from Philadelphia, USA. Alison has reviewed a wide range of mattresses, pillows and other sleep accessories for Tom's Guide, putting the latest hybrid, memory foam and cooling mattresses from Casper, Nectar, Awara, Brooklinen and other leading brands through their paces. Alison has been sharing buying advice and retail news for over a decade. When she isn't reviewing mattresses, other home products or hunting for great deals to save you money, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, fawning over skincare, and indulging in her quarantine-borne hobby: cooking.