Which Luxury Hotels Have the Most Comfortable Beds? We spend on average a third (or more) of a hotel stay sleeping, yet many hotel descriptions focus on other hotel and resort amenities, not the bed or aspects conducive to great sleep. Granted, everyone's a bit different when it comes to mattress preference. We prefer and have at home plush pillow top mattresses that are still supportive, and abhor extremely firm mattresses, because they push our spine out of alignment (there's no give for shoulders or hips) when sleeping on our side. With that context, here our our picks for the most comfortable luxury hotel beds:
1. Four Seasons
Strangely, the Four Seasons is the only luxury hotel company that as a matter of course will personalize your mattress with its three different mattress toppers. The default Signature topper is the one typically on the bed, but if in your Four Seasons profile or by request you've specified you prefer a softer mattress, your bed will be made up with the Signature Plush topper, and if you prefer a firmer mattress your bed will be prepared with the Signature Firm topper. All existing Four Seasons resorts as well as new Four Seasons hotels have the Four Seasons bed with this choice of three toppers, which makes my husband breathe a sigh of relief when he hears we're staying at a Four Seasons: he can be assured of getting a great night's sleep.
2. Cheval Blanc
To date we've only stayed at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives and Cheval Blanc Paris, but both beds were exceptional, and we slept as well as we do at the Four Seasons. We just wish Cheval Blanc was in more locations.
We don't stay at many Sofitel or Sofitel Legend hotels, but on the occasions when we have, such as the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, we've always found the beds exceedingly comfortable in their default state, we've never had to add for an additional mattress pad to make the bed softer.
While we prefer the service at most Four Seasons hotels to that at most Ritz-Carlton hotels (as always, there are some exceptions) Ritz-Carlton beds are actually quite comfortable, and we don't typically have issues with them.
As with Sofitel, we don't tend to stay at many Fairmont hotels, but those we have stayed at, for example the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, have had quite comfortable beds, although not as plush as the Four Seasons, Cheval Blanc, or Sofitel.
The least comfortable hotel beds we've found include, ironically, Aman Resorts, with mattresses so firm that we've always wished were more comfortable, even if everything else at the resort is fantastic. Similarly, Park Hyatt has some of the least comfortable mattresses when it comes to luxury hotel brands, such that we always wish we could bring our own mattress from home, no matter how good some of the other amenities are.
Which is your favorite luxury hotel bed?
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