Brentwood Home Avalon Vs Del Mar Vs Oceano Review

Brentwood Home has recently come out with a line of innerspring mattresses, the Avalon, Del Mar, and Oceano. I was able to talk with the product team at length about their new line and test all three of the mattresses out at their showroom in Los Angeles.

This video isn’t as thorough as some other mattress reviews (I’ve done a number of Brentwood Home mattress reviews already), but I’m happy to answer more specific questions in the comments below.

Key Differences

  • Price: the Avalon is $795, Del Mar is $995, and Oceano is $1,495 for a Queen
  • Construction: the Avalon has a coil unit below 2 inches of polyfoam; the Del Mar has 2 inches of gel memory foam over 1 inch of polyfoam over a coil unit; the Oceano has 2 inches of gel memory foam over a microcoil unit over polyfoam over a coil unit
  • Firmness: The Avalon is the firmest, the Del mar is in the middle, and the Oceano is the softest
  • Bounciness/Resilience: The Avalon is the springiest, while the Del Mar and Oceano have roughly the same responsiveness

Brentwood Home Innerspring Mattress Reviews

Pick The Avalon If:

You Are On A Budget / Want A No Frills Mattress– If you are on a budget or just want an extra mattress for a guest room, the Avalon could be a great choice. It’s a solid choice that can get the job done for a lot of sleepers, but you can definitely get better materials with the other two more expensive options.

Brentwood Home Avalon Review
Brentwood Home Avalon Mattress

You Want A Firmer Mattress– If you just sleep on your back or stomach, or if you generally prefer firmer mattresses, then the Avalon might be the way to go. Out of the three, there’s no question it’s the firmest option.

You Want A Springier Mattress– The Avalon is very springy and you definitely feel like you sleep “on” the mattress rather than “in” the mattress. You don’t really sink into the mattress at all, especially when compared to the other two models in the spring line.

Brentwood Home Avalon Mattress

Pick The Del Mar If:

You Sleep In Multiple Positions– The Del Mar is in the middle of the firmness scale out of three. This makes it best for people who sleep in multiple positions, as it’s soft enough for side sleepers and firm enough for stomach and back sleepers.

Brentwood Home Del Mar Review

You Want Extra Value– In my opinion, there is a big jump in quality from the Avalon to the Del Mar, but the jump in quality from the Del Mar to the Oceano isn’t quite as big. To me, that makes the Del Mar the best value because it is $500 less than the Oceano.

Brentwood Home Del Mar Mattress

Pick The Oceano If:

You Want A Full Luxury Mattress– The Oceano pulls out all the stops with its construction. The materials are all really great and it provides a true luxury sleeping experience.

Brentwood Home Oceano Review

You Mainly Sleep On Your Side– I feel that the Oceano is the best at pressure relief, and you really get the benefit of this if you sleep a lot on your side.

Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress


Hopefully this helps you make a better informed choice. As you move up in price in this line, the quality gets better. The firmness and feel is different for each one as well, so take a look at what I’ve laid out and hopefully the choice will be clear.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

18 thoughts on “Brentwood Home Avalon Vs Del Mar Vs Oceano Review”

  1. Bought a Nectar and it’s too hard for my preference. I wake up achy. Thinking of Brooklyn Aurora or Brentwood Oceano. Would love a comparison of the two and some recommendations. I’m 6’1″ 168lb. and mostly a side sleeper but sometimes back or stomach.

  2. I had the nectar mattress and it was too hard. What is the firmness of the Oceano and the tomorrow hybrid compared to the nectar and what’s your onion on the better choice. I am 190 and a side sleeper

  3. I owned a nectar it was to hard for me. Looking at getting an Oceano or tomorrow nest hybrid. Like my beds a little softer. How do they compare to nectar firmness and what are the big differences between them

  4. Thanks for the review. Ordered a Zenhaven mattress which we have been using for 2 weeks and for us its not good at all; we are waking up with back pain and its just way too firm. Saavta is sending us a topper first but from what I’m reading from others this is not going to change things much so already looking for what will replace the Zenhaven. We do like the middle of the road – not too soft and not too firm where there is some cushioning. Seems like the Oceano would be a good fit. Can this mattress work with the Lineal Adjustable Base we purchased with our Zenhaven and do you have any other recommendations? Thanks

  5. Any thoughts on Del Mar compared to Sapira? Or compared to Purple? Or Coronado? I sleep in multiple positions, and I’ve found that finding a mattress that works for all of them is difficult. Thanks.

  6. Joe,
    Thanks for all your insight on this website. I’ve struck out with Ghostbed and Brooklyn Bedding and am now looking at dropping some extra money to get something more luxurious to help relieve back pain..

    My wife is a back sleeper however I am about 70% side / 30% stomach sleeper.

    Out of the Brentwood Oceana/Del Mar, Winkbed, or Alexander Signature or Hybrid — which one would you recommend?

  7. I know I want to go with a hybrid. I was was ready to pulling the trigger on winkbeds, but then stumbled upon a few reviews for the Oceana.

    I have been sleeping on a tempurpedic deluxe bed for 11 years. For the past 2 I have topped it with a foam topper from Costco. I’m struggling with a fair bit of neck and lower back pain, and I feel like I can never find a hotel or guest bed that is soft enough for me. I mostly sleep on my side. I haven’t ben able to sleep on my stomach since I got my TP- way too soft, no support.

    I’ve been planning on getting a winkbed and topping it with a topper if needed. I’m wary of relying too much on foam “comfort layers” that are part of the mattress, because if they settle or breakdown the whole mattress needs to be replaced.

    I really like the feel of the high end Simmons Beautyrest Black line. Do you think I will be happy with the winkbed (and maybe adding a topper) or will I have better success with the oceana? And how long has Brentwood been around? All of these new companies scare me!

    Thanks for your help!

  8. Torn between the Wink Saatava and Brentwood Oceana. Question is which is cooler? Also would the Oceano be closest to Saatava Plush soft?

  9. Hi Joe, thanks for your Brentwood Home mattress review. I’m interested in the Oceano. Can you help me understand its firmness level? I want support but LOTS of cushioning because a/ I’m a side sleeper, and b/ I’m very thin, BMI 18. But I don’t want huge sinkage. If it’s a medium plush bed, how much Sinkage is there? Will I be climbing out of a two inch plus hold each morning?

    • Hi GC – Oceano is fairly soft, definitely a good bit of cushioning. I’d say the only risk for you would be too much sinkage – I thought it was a great feel, but of course that part is all about personal preference.

  10. I’m also interested in Winkbed versus Oceano. I am a side sleeper but tend to like a firmer mattress and sleep hot. The 4″ foam mattress in our camper causes severe back aches after a few days. We currently have a firm sealy with a pillow top that is 10 years old that’s causing shoulder pain and my arm to fall alseep.

    • All great options, really depends on your preferences – what are your top priorities? Big thing initially would be that Oceano is much more plush feeling than either Saatva or WinkBeds.

  11. Thanks so much! I find plenty of spec reviews online, but none really compare them in relation to each other. Very helpful! Thank you

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