Serta Perfect Sleeper Excursion Super Pillow Top – Is It The Ultimate In Luxury?

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The Excursion Super Pillow Top mattress is part of Serta’s Perfect Sleeper line. All the Perfect Sleeper mattresses are designed to help with problems such as sleeping hot, partner disturbance, and lack of support.

This hybrid mattress includes a plush pillow-top and high-grade innerspring. Together, this is meant to give you the feeling you get when staying in a luxury hotel.

Will you find comfort on this pillow-top mattress? Read on for our full review of the Excursion Super Pillow Top mattress.

You Will Like This Mattress If …

  • You are a side sleeper. Thanks to the pillow-top, this mattress might provide the right level of pressure relief on your shoulders, hips, and knees. This is also a softer mattress overall, which further suggests it could be a good fit for side sleepers.
  • You are a hot sleeper. This mattress contains Cool Twist® Gel Foam, which is designed to keep you cool while you sleep. You shouldn’t sleep hot on this mattress.
  • You are looking for a luxury mattress. The design of this mattress is meant to mimic the feel of a higher-end hotel bed. The pillow-top and hotel-grade coils are meant to give you that plush, high-end feeling.

You May Not Like This Mattress If …

  • You are a stomach sleeper. This mattress may be too soft to properly support stomach sleepers, meaning you might end up sleeping with your spine out of alignment. Over time, this can lead to back and/or neck pain. For this reason, softer mattresses are rarely a good fit for stomach sleepers.
  • You are a back sleeper who needs a little more firmness. This mattress might also be too soft for some back sleepers. Some people may feel the mattress offers proper support, but others may require a firmer mattress.
  • You are looking for a value mattress. The Excursion is meant to be a luxury mattress, and it is priced as such. A Queen mattress is currently priced at $1,299. If this is out of your price range, Serta does offer more affordable options.

RELATED: Check out our review of the soft (and more affordable) Coralview Plush mattress.

Construction And Materials

The Serta Perfect Sleeper® Excursion Super Pillow Top is approximately 12.5″ high and contains:

  • Serta Micro Coils
  • Cool Twist® Gel Foam
  • 800 Continuous Support® Innerspring
  • Serta® Support Foam

A hybrid mattress against a white background.

Firmness And Feel

This mattress is toward the soft end of the Serta firmness scale. As a general rule, softer mattresses are usually a better fit for side sleepers because they relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips.

The firmness scale for mattresses.

Most Common Pieces Of Praise: What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

*Please note: At the moment, there are no customer reviews for the Excursion Super Pillow Top. In lieu of compiling reviews, we’ve put together general praise and complaints about hybrid mattresses and pillow-tops in general.

  • Fans of innerspring technology like the bouncy, springy feeling the coils provide. Innersprings also make it easier to get in and out of bed, since people don’t “sink in” to the mattress like they do with an all-foam mattress.
  • People who run hot at night might find this mattress comfortable. The gel foam is made to keep you cool, and innerspring technology allows for airflow.
  • Many people enjoy the feeling of a pillow-top, which is like plush extra padding on the surface of the mattress.

A close-up of a hybrid mattress.

Most Common Complaints And Other Things To Note

*Please note: At the moment, there are no customer reviews for the Excursion Super Pillow Top. In lieu of compiling reviews, we’ve put together general praise and complaints about hybrid mattresses and pillow-tops in general.

  • Some new mattresses can give off a kind of chemical odor. This is caused by a process called “off-gassing,” which is normal. The smell should dissipate within a few days.
  • New mattresses may take a while to break in, meaning they could feel too firm for the first few nights or even a couple weeks.
  • If you share a bed with your partner, a mattress with incorporated coils may have less motion transfer control. This means your partner’s movements during the night are more likely to disturb you than if you were sleeping on an all-foam mattress.

Why Pick This Over Other Serta Models?

This mattress is softer than average. Softer mattresses are often best for side sleepers because they offer the proper amount of pressure relief on shoulders and hips. Serta offers much firmer mattresses and much softer mattresses as well.

Additionally, the Excursion is a hybrid model. This means it offers the comfort and pressure relief of foam as well as the contouring and support of coils.

Finally, this mattress has a pillow-top, which adds another level of comfort as well as a more luxurious feel.

Overall

The Serta Perfect Sleeper® Excursion Super Pillow Top is approximately 12.5″ high and contains Serta Micro Coils, Cool Twist® Gel Foam, 800 Continuous Support® Innerspring, and Serta® Support Foam.

Given that it is a softer-than-average mattress, the Excursion Super Pillow Top should be a good match for side sleepers. Also, the top layer of foam is designed to keep you cool while you sleep and the coil system allows for airflow. You shouldn’t sleep hot on this mattress.

If you sleep primarily on your stomach or are looking for more of a value mattress, Serta has many other options in its Perfect Sleeper line.

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Marten is a staff writer for Mattress Clarity News. He covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health.Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University.He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films. He has directed genre short films and features. His newest film, Starlets, recently premiered at the River Town Film Festival in Clinton, NJ. He also stars in the upcoming thriller, Sour Bear. His next film, At The Hop, is a hot rod actioner with a horror twist.