Earlier this year while staying in a Holiday Inn in Tampa my wife finally found a bed she said was comfortable.
So I emailed Holiday Inn and got the following back from them:
Our mattresses are bought through The Sealy Mattress Company.
They are 94% Polyurethane Foam and 6% Fiber Batting innerspring unit. The model number is 518905.
I have seen you recommend that the "Classic Posturepedic...Level A-3 in Plush" or Sealy Posturepedic A3 Mire Monte Plush would be comparable.
That was from several years ago and I am wanting to see if that is still current.
I am looking at the Sealy Sedley line (https://www.innstyle.com/sedley-collection/) from a hospitality supplier or a Sealy Response Performance 12-Inch (https://www.amazon.com/Sealy-Response-Performance-12-Inch-Mattress/dp/B072FJ37Z4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514413419&sr=8-2&keywords=sealy%2Bplush%2Btight%2Btop&th=1)
Thank You, Paul
The first link is to a two sided Posturepedic, which is not normally available through retail outlets. It doesn’t say what upholstery is being used.
You will need to find out.
The second link is to the current junk that Sealy is now making...loaded with memory foam...thee worst upholstery material known to man.
The mattress, at that Holiday Inn, has no memory foam.
It’s probably a good guess that the Sedley has no memory foam, but it will be important to be sure of that before you buy it.
If it has no memory foam, then that would be the one to get.
Here is the brochure for the Sedley.
I know they are normally not available to the retail, but I have found several online hospitality outlets that seem to sell to the public.
Browse and Shop for Simmons Mattresses at The Mattress Expert. We offer Simmons Beatyrest Black, Recharge and TruEnergy.
As you look through them, what you won't find are the plush and pillowtop models.
If you look for reviews online about Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, you'll find them to be horrible.
The reason why they are sooo bad, is because of the plush and pillowtop models.
They are the ones that are so easy to sell, because of their initial comfort.
However, they don't hold up very well.
When Simmons makes a mattress in a choice of comfort...firm and plush...the plush models are made plush by using a much thinner gauge wire for the coils.
The two things that don't keep their shape are: The thin gauge wire coils and the pillowtops.
Almost each and every one of these models are shot within a year or two.
They don't appear on my website because I want better for my customers.
To complicate the situation even more, mattresses go through changes every couple of years. Sometimes those changes are only a model name change.
Sometimes, the changes are more dramatic...as in this case.
In May of this year, a lot changed.
The World Class Series no longer exists...replaced by the Platinum Series.
The upholstery changed...removing the poly foam and using more memory foam.
So, even if you were to have purchased it through the hotel, what would be delivered would not be the mattress you slept on.
Memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented for use in a mattress.
It is specifically designed to need frequent replacing...so that the manufacturer and retailers can sell more mattresses, more frequently, to the same people.
What good is it, to buy a mattresses...only to have the comfort and support be lost within a few months.
And the truly diabolical thing about memory foam, is that when you get off the mattress, the memory foam returns...as to not allow the consumer to prevail in a warranty claim.
The thing about the Beautyrest that makes it so comfortable, is the individually pocketed coils...all moving independently from one another...providing contouring support that maintains the natural alignment of your spine. THIS is the same with all Beautyrests.
So, if you want a Beautyrest and you want it to last a good long time...so that you get your money's worth from it, there is a way to do that...and still get the comfort you want.
1st, you start with a luxury firm models...like the Platinum Sandy Springs, shown here:
Hi Pete, Thank you so much for your fantastic blog. I recently stayed at a brand new comfort inn and they had this mattress in the photos below. Any idea where I can buy this exact mattress? I have had back pain every night fir 5+ years and have bought several mattress. All hurt me. Except this. It has been a sleeping nightmare. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, David
All of the upholstery, in that mattress, is polyurethane foam.
Sealy is now owned by Tempurpedic. Every mattress that Sealy makes, today, is loaded with memory foam.
Nothing you can buy from Sealy will be like that mattress you slept on.
Memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented. It's purpose is to sell more mattresses, more frequently, to the same people.
That Sealy mattress was a quality product...simply no longer available from that manufacturer.
To more closely mimic what you slept on, we have to go to a different manufacturer.
The Brooklyn Plush model, on this next link, is such a mattress.
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