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

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As a mattress tester, I've slept on the best mattresses on the market. My favorite mattresses are reminiscent of the beds I've slept on at some of the world's finest hotels – which was especially helpful during a long stretch when I barely left my hometown due to travel restrictions.

If you're itching to take a vacation but can't any time soon, here's some good news: it's possible to replicate the feel of your favorite hotel in your very own bedroom. If it's a specific hotel experience you want to recreate – say, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton? – you won't have to do any guesswork.  We've asked several of the most popular chains to share the details on the types of hybrid, innerspring, and memory foam mattresses and bedding their hotels use, and how you can buy them for yourself.

Hotels tend to use high-quality materials for their mattresses to create a pleasurable experience for their guests – which translates to higher direct-to-consumer prices. Fortunately, it's possible to find similar models that'll help you avail of hotel-level comfort for less, and we've listed our favorite dupes here. We also have some intel to share on ways you can 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?

what pillows and mattresses do hotels use? marriott pillows stacked on white background

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Marriott's exclusive bedding is designed to help tired travelers sleep soundly. The plush Marriott Pillow is a guest favorite that features breathable Lyocell fibers intertwined with down for a cool, restful night's sleep. 

The Marriott Bed is made from a soy-based foam designed to immediately cradle your body as soon as you lay on it – but without that sinking feeling. There's also an innerspring model that one satisfied Marriott guest describes as "firm with a layer of cloudlike softness."

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. 

The Marriott Bed Foam Mattress:

The Marriott Bed Foam Mattress: was $1,395, now from $1,045 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. Right now, you can take $350 off all sizes.

The affordable alternative: The DreamCloud mattress

The affordable alternative: The DreamCloud mattress
The DreamCloud has a starting MSRP of $799 for a twin but it's always on sale and includes hundreds of dollars in freebies, to boot. Like the Marriott Bed, this hybrid also 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 plush, 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 a selection of 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 accoutrements to enhance your at-home sleep experience.

The Westin Heavenly Bed:

The Westin Heavenly Bed: was $1,645, now from $1,245 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 $400 off the MSRP. After discount, a queen is $2,095.

Affordable alternative: The WinkBed mattress

Affordable alternative: The WinkBed mattress
The WinkBed is already used in luxury hotels across the US (including The Time Hotel in NYC). 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 twin to $849 and a queen to $1,499. Read our WinkBed mattress review to learn more.

What mattress does The Ritz-Carlton use?

Ritz Carlton bedding

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The Ritz-Carlton's signature bedding balances luxury with support. Its renowned Ritz-Carlton Pillow contains a blend of down, duck feathers and Lyocell fibers, plus a triple-chamber cotton cover to keep it fluffy and full. There's also a Down Alternative version that has an eco-friendly fill crafted from recycled bottles – but it's still quite luxurious.

Custom-made for the hotel chain, the hybrid Ritz-Carlton Bed boasts a plush-top construction, reinforced foam-cased edges and gel-infused memory foam layers so hot sleepers won't have to fuss with the thermostat at night. To add style to substance, the trim of the mattress is adorned with an elegant fleur-de-lis.

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.

The Ritz-Carlton Bed: was

The Ritz-Carlton Bed: was $2,390, now from $1,690 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Shop
This luxurious mattress promises a balance of comfort, support, and cooling. Gel-infused memory foam layers will regulate temperature and relieve pressure points, while the reinforced edges will make it easy to get in and out of this 13.5-inch bed. Save $700 across all sizes today. 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 retailing for around $1,400.

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 plus an ergonomic design for optimal pressure relief. It also promises superb motion isolation – great news 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 the Sofitel Boutique.

Sofitel Mattress: was

Sofitel Mattress: was $1,499, now from $1,124 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. Now is your chance to bring home this chic boutique bed at a discount – the Sofitel Beds is 25% off in all sizes, bringing the price of a queen to $1,424.25 and a twin to $1,124.

An affordable alternative: Layla Hybrid mattress

An affordable alternative: Layla Hybrid mattress
The Layla Hybrid has a 2-sided design to accommodate all sleep styles. Like the Sofitel mattress, it also sports reinforced edges and tremendous motion absorption, which impressed us in our Layla Hybrid Mattress review. It's often on sale, with a queen fetching around $1,400. You'll also score free bedding and pillows with purchase for an even greater value.

What mattress does the Premier Inn use?

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The UK's largest hotel chain just revamped its mattress after teaming up with Silentnight. 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.

The Premier Inn Luxury Pillow contains a microfiber fill that allows it to contour your head as soon as you rest on it. It's ensconced in 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. Their pillows have become TikTok famous not only for their comfort but also their affordability – a pair of Premier Inn Luxury Pillows costs only £30.

See the Premier Inn Mattress from £549 at Premier Inn

See the Premier Inn Mattress from £549 at Premier Inn
This recent redesign emphasizes temperature regulation, edge-to-edge support, and easy maintenance thanks to a removable lightweight topper that one person can rotate. If you want to score some savings at Premier Inn right now, all bedding bundles are 25% off and include your choice of a duvet, tog, pillow, and an optional mattress protector.

An affordable alternative: Silentnight Just Bliss mattress

An 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 level of mattress firmness they want in their rooms. 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. However, the Four Seasons doesn't offer its Signature Mattress for sale to consumers, but we do have a suitable alternative to suggest below:

Saatva Classic Mattress: Save $300 to $350 at Saatva

Saatva Classic Mattress: Save $300 to $350 at Saatva
This is the closest you can get to buying a Four Seasons Signature Mattress. It also comes in three firmness levels plus two height profiles so you can tailor your Saatva mattress to suit your preferences. 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. Spend over $1,000 for $300 off the MSRP, with a queen going for $1,495. A 1-year trial, lifetime warranty, and in-home delivery are included.

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, the brand behind some of the world's most-loved traditional and modern mattresses in a box, the Hilton Bed mattress is 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.

For that keen balance of support and fluff, there's the Hilton Feather & Down Pillow, which has an Inner chamber of feathers with an outer chamber of down. If you prefer a denser feel, there's the Hilton Down Alternative Pillow, while the Hilton Down Pillow is the plushest of the bunch.

You can feel like you're sleeping at a Hilton Hotel every night if you shop Hilton to Home for your new mattress, pillows, or bed linens.

See the Hilton Mattress from $1,195 at Hilton to Home

See the Hilton Mattress from $1,195 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 costs $1,645, so it's on par with some of the higher-priced luxury mattresses out there. 

An affordable alternative: Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress

An affordable alternative: Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress
Stick with Serta if you want a comparable feel to the Hilton Mattress for 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 twin retails for $1,099 and a queen $1,199 – you'll find even lower prices thanks to regular 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. Whether you stay at the Palomar, Hotel Monaco, The George, or any of Kimpton's other properties you'll be resting on a 13-inch innerspring with gel-infused foam layers and pressure-relief inlays to support your lumbar and legs. 

Additionally, Kimpton pillows come in various options: feather & down, synthetic fiber down alternative, or down alternative gel. These pillows maintain their plushness thanks to 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.

See the Kimpton Bed from $1,495 at Kimpton Style

See the Kimpton Bed from $1,495 at Kimpton Style
If you struggle with back pain, the Kimpton Bed should provide you with much relief thanks to 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, which isn't typically offered by most mattress brands.

An affordable alternative: Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress

An affordable alternative: Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid mattress
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid features a gel-infused lumbar crown to help promote proper alignment and alleviate pain by increasing circulation. It merges the plushness of body-contouring foam and ultra-responsive coils for a balance of support and relief. Bring home a queen for $1,495 after a $300 discount.

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.