Hello- We just got married and are in need of a new mattress, as the one we have now has to be well over 10 years old..yikes! I've read through your reviews and am impressed with both your knowledge and advice. I thought we wanted pillow top until I read your reviews. Not so much? Huh?? We recently stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel and loved the mattress and the nights sleep we had. Can you please help me find/recommend a comparable mattress. it is a "Sleep-Experience Sealy". I understand that these are made "exclusively", for them. But is it really? or do they just slap a new label on an existing mattress/model?? The mattress and box spring is $2000. I can see from some of your feedback that you are not a fan of purchasing from the hotel, as they are overpriced....I agree, but seriously need your assistance. We need a good mattress, that we love and are willing to pay a decent price. I am not a fan of overpaying for less quaility, which is what I am afraid of in purchasing from a hotel or even a retail "store". Please advise.. Sleepless in California
All the mattress manufacturers have a "contract division". This is where the hospitality industry gets their mattresses.
I don't know if you noticed, but the mattress you slept on had a topper. The comfort comes mostly from that.
The standard for hotels is to use a low end Sealy Posturepedic and add a topper. You can buy the same mattress at retail for less than $1000 in king. You'll pay twice as much if you buy it from the hotel, but they don't mention anything about including the topper.
A mid level Posturepedic is more appropriate for every night use. The Reserve Series level 9 runs $1099 in king and has a much higher coil count and better edge support than what is in the hotel grade. Add a 2" soft latex foam topper to that for $399 in king...which is a much better topper than they use in hotels, and you'll have a superior product...superior in support, comfort and longevity, to what you might have spent $500 more for.