Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Reviews

Simmons Beautyrest Reviews

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The Simmons Beautyrest is one of the more popular mattress lines, and also notoriously difficult to navigate.  Not only are there a number of different Beautyrest models, there are variations within each model to suit different sleeper preferences.

Then finally, you have different outlets that name the same mattress different models for their stores.  If you’re confused, mission accomplished, that’s what they wanted!  I’ll help you navigate Simmons Beautyrest and other brands to help you find the mattress that best suits your needs.

If you are looking for an online brand that is comparable in feel to some of the better Beautyrest models, I would suggest you take a look at WinkBeds and my WinkBeds vs. Beautyrest Black comparison

Simmons Beautyrest Reviews

Simmons Beautyrest comes in six main lines:

  • Beautyrest Recharge
  • Beautyrest Recharge World Class
  • Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid
  • Beautyrest Black
  • Beautyrest Recharge Memory Foam Plus
  • Beautyrest Comforpedic and Comforpedic IQ (currently discontinued)

Overall people generally like the Beautyrest line – it’s definitely the best line out of Simmons.  Most frequent qualms are price and long-term durability.  Some quick info to get you started:

  • If you’re on a budget, start with the Beautyrest Recharge
  • If you like memory foam, go straight to the Recharge Memory Foam Plus
  • If you’re after a luxury spring, check out Beautyrest Black
  • If you want a combination of all the options, go to the Recharge Hybrid
  • If you have heard of Comforpedic, know that it’s discontinued.  Closest thing would be the Memory Foam Plus

Below I’ll provide a quick overview of each of these Beautyrest categories and link to full reviews that provide a very in-depth look at each mattress and where you can find the best deal.
NOTE: different stores will carry the same mattress at very different prices, so make sure to read my in-depth analyses before you make a final purchase.

Beautyrest Recharge Classic MattressBeautyrest Recharge

The Recharge is definitely the cheapest of the Simmons Beautyrest, and thus naturally missing the additional features that the other Beautyrest models provide.  Definitely the place to start if you’re on a budget.  The mattress will vary slightly based on who’s selling it, but generally it will feature:

  • Pocket coils (around 800), which are good for support and motion transfer
  • Firm, Plush, Luxury Firm, and Pillow top (with option to combine pillow top and the other options)
  • Materials will vary, but often included is aircool foam, gel touch foam, and air cool memory foam.  All of these foams aim to reduce heat, and will vary in effectiveness in that regard.

A queen mattress will be ~$800, but know this price will vary greatly depending on the features included and the location where you purchase it.

Beautyrest Recharge World Class MattressBeautyrest Recharge World Class

The World Class is a step up from the standard Beautryrest Recharge, both in terms of a few features and of course the price.  Assume all is generally the same as the standard recharge, except:

  • The number of pocket coils will increase, ranging from 850 to 2000 depending on the specific model.  This means that you should have even better support and comfort, and further reduce motion transfer.
  • Foam will be aircool memory foam with micro gel touch, offering even better cooling, greater durability, and more comfort.

A queen will now cost you ~$1100, with price again varying from this point based on features and where you purchase.  You can definitely notice the increase in the coil count and memory foam, so if within your budget, this upgrade from the standard Beautyrest Recharge is worthwhile.

Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid MattressBeautyrest Hybrid

A true hybrid mattress is a mix of memory foam and coils (most often memory foam on top), which is exactly what we find in the Beautyrest Hybrid.  You will note we mentioned a layer of foam in the Recharge models, however that’s really just a thin layer on top, where as with the Hybrid the amount of foam in the top layer is much more substantial.  Things to note:

  • The Beautyrest Hybrid will have 1000 to 2000 coils
  • The mattress includes gel touch memory foam and micro-coils in the more expensive models
  • Lower end models have the aircool memory foam, higher end has micro diamond infused memory foam, both aiming to provide good comfort/support tradeoff and keep the mattress from sleeping hot

A queen will cost around $1300, with more variability than the others within the line (based on the coil range and type of foam used).

Beautyrest Black MattressBeautyrest Black

The Beautyrest Black is the most talked about mattress from Simmons, definitely targeting the luxury market.  Overall people tend to really like the mattress, but if you’re price sensitive it’s going to give you some serious sticker shock.  What makes this mattress so fancy?

  • Very high quality coils – The mattress sports a triple braided Veriform pocketed coil system that pretty much eliminates motion transfer.  These coils also last much longer than coils used in the other mattresses
  • Quality foam – either aircool memory foam, dynamic response memory foam, or micro diamond infused aircool memory foam

The price on the Beautyrest Black varies wildly based on the options, but don’t be surprised to drop a few thousand dollars at least.

Beautyrest Recharge Memory Foam Plus MattressBeautyrest Recharge Memory Foam Plus

The Beautyrest Recharge memory foam mattress is a high-end memory foam mattress rounding out the options for the Beautyrest line.  The mattress focuses on giving the traditional memory-foam support and comfort while focusing on making it so that the mattress does not sleep hot.  It includes:

  • Made with hundreds of foam cushions to offer personalized support
  • Made with premium foams (depending on model), including AirCool memory foam, Beauty Cloud memory foam, ContourFit memory foam, and Comfort Response latex

The Beautyrest Rechrage Memory Foam Plus ranges dramatically in price depending on options and features, but again expect to pay thousands of dollars if you’re interested.

See related article- getting the best innerspring mattress.

Beautyrest Comforpedic/Comforpedic IQ

NOTE: The Comforpedic line was discontinued in early 2015, however many retailers are still carrying them until inventory expires.  If you want a memory foam mattress from Beautyrest, I would recommend sticking with the Beautyrest Recharge Memory Foam Plus.

Final Recommendation

The Simmons Beautyrest line is obviously quite varied, and at this point includes most of Simmons’ most popular mattresses.  Overall these are some quality mattresses, it will be interesting to see if the Beautyrest line can hold up against many of the new online mattress startups that are trying to match their quality and undercut their prices.

If you have any questions about specific mattress options, please leave a comment below or on the specific review pages.  And make sure to check out my mattress reviews page for more information on Simmons and other mattress companies.

This post was last updated on December 13th, 2016 at 9:52 pm

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Sarah says December 19, 2015

Thanks for the info you have provided, although I am having trouble finding the links to your full reviews of these beautyrest mattresses or your in-depth analyses. We are trying to find find detailed comparison info about the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Kenosha Place II Plush Mattress from US vs the Beautyrest Allies Plush Mattress from Macys, which are ultimately the same with different names, but would like to know any differences that exist. Any help or information you can reply with would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    Joe Auer says December 29, 2015

    Hi Sarah,

    Those are in the works as we speak. I hope to get them out in the next coming months.

Rachel says February 7, 2016

Hey Joe, My husband and I are looking into purchasing the Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid…but can’t quite decide to get the firm or plush. Do you have any suggestions? I was informed there were 4 levels- firm, plush, ultimate plush, ultimate luxury. So technically plush is 2nd in that correct? I vote for firm, but my husband votes for way softer. We have a dilemma. Help!!

    Joe Auer says February 10, 2016

    That is correct. If you sleep on your side more, then it probably makes more sense to do the plush versus the firm. It depends on things like your weight as well. I personally wouldn’t say to go softer than the plush.

Jean says May 26, 2016

Hi Joe,
I need to buy a queen mattress set for a rental property. I also sleep on it during the summer. I’d like it to last. Suggestions? Was hoping not to spend more than 1,000 for mattress boxspring and frame if possible. Or, What about memory foam on a platform? So overwhelmed!

    Joe Auer says June 1, 2016

    Hi Jean – I would check out my main mattress reviews page as a starting point. Easiest thing to do is find a mattress you like, then buy a frame/platform from Amazon (or another inexpensive retailer).

JC says June 28, 2016

Have a pillow top 17 yrs old going to replace it. Looking at Jennings Black Hybrid Plush. I am a side and sleeper. Kinda of expensive but might be well worth it.

Mary says October 4, 2016

Need help finding quality mattress

Christie says October 11, 2016

Hi I’m thinking about buying the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Hybrid Kalista Plush but I can’t find any review on the mattress. I’m worried about sagging after a year or so. What is your opinion?

Joseph DiMarco says October 15, 2016

Joe, just happily purchased a Beautyrest Black Hybrid Plus Wellington from Mattress Firm, I had done a lot of research on mattress’ and a little confused about the difference between Black Hybrid Plus Wellington and Black Tatiana ( on the Beautyrest site) – a difference i do see is the Wellington has 2 layers of the Micro Coil where the Tatiana has only 1. The prices are very similar tho, a little confused- any clarifications you could give would be great! Thanks

Joseph DiMarco says October 17, 2016

Hi Joe
Can you tell me the difference between Mattress Firms Black Hybrid Plus Wellington and the Black Tatiana? We just purchased the Wellington ($3600 – we caught a sale weekend Columbus Day) and really like it – but wonder what is the comparible on other Mattress Co’s and even Simmons Beautyrest’s own site has the Tatiana as their Top Mattress.

Lucie Lee Lanoux says November 27, 2016

Antique bed. Need mattress less than 10 inches thick. Options??

Lisa Vetrano says December 18, 2016

I’m looking to buy a Beautyrest hybrid recharge plush. Jordan’s furnature in MA calls this mattress Sarai and Sears calls what appears to be tested same mattress Messala. If the are both recharge hybrid plush does that mean they are truly the same mattress?

    Joe Auer says December 19, 2016

    Hi Lisa – sometimes they are identical, and sometimes they differ slightly. Unfortunately it’s really impossible to know for sure (they do this intentionally).

Brad says December 31, 2016

Im thinking about purchasing a Simmons Beautyrest Elite Everley exclusive to Sleep Country Canada. The sales people say;
Highest coil count in Simmons Beautyrest Elite Line
Advanced Coil Edge
Surface gel Technology Foam plus wool/silk blend fibre
Two titanium lumber support posturized bands for extra support
Aircooled beautyEdge ventilated Foam for breathability
Sale Price $1250
They say its a firm mattress. IMy wife and I are bigger people with me weighing in about 250lbs. Are these mattresses any good, or just average, obviously anyone you ask in the store says, Yeah great mattress, but what is the real lowdown. Since it is exclusive to Sleep Country Canada there is minimum information on the net or any other stores?

Stacy Rawlins says January 1, 2017

So glad I just found your review! We purchased a Simmons Vanderbilt plush new generation 400 pillow top 6 years ago, love it and still looks NEW! Now shopping for a king size in the same product. It has been extremely difficult for all the new model names, levels and different store “names”! Just haven’t found a salesman I trust.

JoAnn says January 5, 2017

so I just purchased the Black Hybrid Mattress queen…. I get very hot cannot sleep .
I have checked reviews and see that some people get very hot when sleep on 100% foam mattress . Any ideas to make it cooler if not I am taking it back

Thank You

    Joe Auer says January 8, 2017

    Hi JoAnn – If you’re sticking with the current mattress, best thing to do is change the sheets/comforter (and mattress protector if you have one). All of those have a big impact on sleeping cool as well.

Teresa Espaillat says February 18, 2017

Hi Joe, thanks for this information. I sleep on my side and I am having problems with my hips. I, and my husband, are thins. I want to buy a Simmons Mattress in Dom Republic (not many options). Which one shoud I buy? The saleman presented the Beautyrest Ashton PIT (but I don’t find it on the web). Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Nadine Ryan says February 25, 2017

In regards to the beautyrest bkack hybrid line, I was wondering which mattress is better, firm or plush. I have some shoulder and back issues but tend to sleep in my side, sometimes back. Confused because I think I like firm but want to be comfortable ?

    Joe Auer says February 25, 2017

    Really depends on your preference, typically a softer mattress is better for side sleepers.

Debbie L says March 1, 2017

Thanks for the info!
I’m considering buying the Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury FIrm (pillowtop) mattress, I thought it was very comfortable at the store. My concern is I have neck/shoulder pain, and am a back or front sleeper. Is a pillowtop a ‘bad idea’ for me? I find the real hybrid beds feel kind of odd, that sinking feeling isn’t my thing. Do you think this mattress is a good choice?

    Joe Auer says March 2, 2017

    Hi Debbie – generally I’d say avoid a big pillowtop, particularly if you don’t prefer the feel initially.

      Debbie L says March 2, 2017

      Sorry, I didn’t explain right – I don’t like the initial feel of the sinking memory-foam. The pillowtop feels good, I was just concerned about how the pillowtop might effect my neck/shoulder, or if that’s a non-issue.

        Joe Auer says March 2, 2017

        The big thing with that type of foam is that it may not hold up as well over time (nothing specific to Simmons, it’s just the nature of this type of foam). So you risk having more dents over time, which eventually changes the feel of the mattress and may trend towards less pressure relief on the hips and shoulders.

Verna says March 2, 2017

Trying to decide Bellini or Matheson beautyrest at Sears how do they differ/compare?

    Jp says March 4, 2017

    I too would like to know. I am also trying to decide. It’s a return exchange from Alison which is causing back pain. Now they offer one of these two in exchange

Verna says March 3, 2017

What is the difference between the Bellini and metheson beautyrest at Sears there is no one there, they are in clear out so cannot see much of mattress themselves ? Thank you for any assistance

Lisa says March 3, 2017

Hi Joe I am on my second Simmons beautyrest Hotel Diamond 4.0 High Loft Pillow Top Luxury Firm queen mattress and have only had it 2 weeks and it’s caving. I am the only one in the bed and usually slept on my back. I am frustrated and disappointed to say the least and would prefer to just get my money back as don’t have faith that the others in this line would be any better as week I like a firm mattress due to back issues. I am an averaged size/weight person. What are my options at this point as I will have to have the Brick send someone out again and it will need to be returned.

J p says March 4, 2017

I have disc problems. Bought firm beautyrest with the diamond foam etc firm. I3weeks and doesn’t seem to confirm. Should I have plush or bad for. Ack and stick to firm.

debbie says March 11, 2017

would like to see reviews on the simmons world class tranquility tight top mattress

Wesley says March 13, 2017

Hi Joe,
We are currently looking at the Simmons Jennings Hybrid from Mattress Firm and the Simmons Vivian from US Mattress. The price difference is over $1000.00 and we cant seem to find the difference other than the coils. There are actuaully more coils in the Vivian but the Jennings have less but are stronger 3 ply every other coil. Can you help us decide if basically these are the same mattress?
We have tried out the Jennings and it was very comfortable. We cannot find the VIvian in our area to lay on to compare.

Joe C says March 14, 2017

Hi Joe. Can you tell me which Beautyrest Black retail mattress is equal to the Sleep Firm’s Beautyrest Black Hybrid Wellington. It’s ridiculous that the Sleep Firm had their own names. Makes shopping Betty difficult and confusing.


Russell Aaronson says March 17, 2017

I’m on a budget but don’t want to waste money looking for a lower priced mattress … was considering the Simmons Beautyrest Duncan firm full mattress. Any advice or review of this mattress?

Jack says March 27, 2017

I just purchased the beautyrest tolliver hybrid and will have it delivered in a few days. As soon as I got home, I decided to do a little research on this $3000 bed to make sure I made the right decision. So far all I can find about Simmons is a lot of bad reviews about the company, the warranties and sagging after a very short time. I have time to cancel this and buy another brand. Apparently this one is new enough that I cannot find reviews except at the mattress firm website (where I bought it) and it has great reviews, but everywhere else all I find is complaints. Am I making a mistake purchaseing this bed? Thanks in advance for any information you can share.

AC says April 8, 2017

Joe…Your article did not mention the Beautyrest “Legend” series. I thought this was a main line. Well, I’m comparing Beautyrest Legend “Preston” Luxury Firm Pillow Top to a Beautyrest Black Mariela Luxury Firm Pillow Top. Which one is better quality? The Preston has 1000 coils compared with 850 for the Mariela. Is this a major factor? Thank you.

Betty Holzwarth says May 17, 2017

We bought a Beautyrest Oceanside Plush (Silver series) and we are experiencing pain in the morning. I have fibromyalgia and my husband has back issues. We keep calling Ashley Furniture and they say it needs to be broken in and give it more time. We are still within the timeframe of replacing it with a different mattress. The one we got was supposedly soft and it feels extra firm to us. What to do? So confusing in the stores with so many different mattresses and when you try it in the store it feels different when you actually sleep on it at home. I am so confused and upset……….we use to own a sleep number bed and we gave that up to an auction house. Anyway this entire mattress experience has been extremely stressful and after this big move from one state to another it has added much more stress! HELP!

    Joe Auer says July 6, 2017

    Sorry Betty! Not sure what I can do with the Oceanside Plush you already have hehe – let me know if you decide to keep looking and I’ll make some recommendations!

Don Rudny says June 16, 2017

Hi Joe,

You appear to know your stuff about Beautyrest. We live in Hawaii and needed a new mattress, so but one at Slumber World here in Hawaii. It was a BRRC Audrina Firm king. They dilivered it yesterday and we slept on it last night. It was one of the most uncomfortable mattresses I ever slept on. They said we need to try it for 30 days and they will exchange it. What should we get. We’re so confused on all these model names. Cost is no object. I’m even willing to throw this one out and start over. It was only $750 and I don’t think I can last thirty days. Thanks for any advice.


Yoshiko says June 19, 2017

I wake up every morning with lower back pain, as day goes by the pain goes away.
So i assume this pain is from the bed.
I have limited budget could you recommend any mattress for me please.

    Joe Auer says July 6, 2017

    Hi Yoshiko – lots of great beds out there! Do you have any preferences so I can make a more targeted recommendation?

TLaut says July 16, 2017

Bought Beautyrest Bainbridge three years ago at Macys. Want to buy another. Macys says replacement model is called Goldengate, for $809 for twin. Want to price compare to Amazon and other retailers. What are the other names of this same mattress at other outlets?

    Joe Auer says July 17, 2017

    Right now I’m not sure, but I’m going to be coming up with a full list of names at all the stores by the end of the year.

Steve says July 28, 2017

I brought a temperpedic.
Hate it.
I’m not a foam person.
Can you give me 3 inner spring firm mattresses to check out?
I’m a side sleeper.
Best bed i ever slept on was at J W Marriott but I understand they’ve changed manufacturers.
I’m overwhelmed with all the options.

Patrick says August 4, 2017

Hey Joe, I purchased a Beautyrest Black Palatial mattress and within 2 weeks the middle of the bed has become dramatically softer than the rest of the bed. It isn’t sagging at all but as soon as I lay in the middle I sink in very deep. When I lay anywhere else it’s much firmer and slightly rolling me back into the middle. Is this normal or a manufacturing defect? Thanks!!

    Joe Auer says August 4, 2017

    That sounds strange. I’m thinking it might be a defect.

Lisa Schneider says August 19, 2017

Hi Joe.
My husband and I are trying to get some clarity on the Simmons Beautyrest Imperial Collection Brixton. Apparently it’s a new mattress and we can’t find any detailed information on it. Specifically the pocket coil count. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Poyner says August 22, 2017

What opinions does anyone have on Beautyrest Legend Preston queen. Thinking about purchase.

Terry says September 7, 2017

Do you know if the Beautyrest Black Desiree plush is very soft? I have the Beautyrest Black Desiree Luxury firm and I find it to be too hard for side sleep however it’s ok for back sleep. Can you help?

    Joe Auer says September 7, 2017

    Not sure actually, but by the name I can bet it is.

Susan says September 24, 2017

Hi Joe,

Saw your website and was wanting some direction on where to purchase a soft mattress. I’m mainly a side sleeper (occasionally sleep on my back). My husband is as well. I’ve been tossing and turning all night on our current mattress which is from Tyndall Pedic. I’m not sure if its a medium or firm mattress but i’m waking up in the morning and my QL muscle is tight on the left side. I’m 5’4″ and weigh 118 pounds. My husband weighs about 165-170. I went into Mattress Firm and really liked the BeautyRest Legend Whitfield mattress but it’s quite expensive. I also prefer no off gassing. I have also tried the Tempurpedic Cloud I believe it was called but again very expensive. Can you tell me what may be a good fit for us? Thanks for your help!

Shirley Larke says September 25, 2017

Good Morning,
I just purchased a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress.. It felt good in the store, but when I actually slept on it.. I was so disappointed.. I was extremely HOT!!! I am going to call the Salesman, and probably have the store pick it up!!!! Can you give me some suggestions???

Suzi says September 27, 2017

Hi I got this mattress today and can’t decide if I like it. I guess I need to give it a few days. Do you know anything about them? Beautyrest® Hotel Diamond 6 Ultra Comfort-Top Plush King Mattress I’m thinking it might not be great for when I sleep in my side:( thx

    Joe Auer says September 28, 2017

    Definitely give it a few days to break in and let me know what you think afterwards.

Angie says October 4, 2017

I’m looking to purchase a mattress for my son (6’1″ – 195 lbs). Do you have any info on the Serta Qmatt Palmdale (sold at The Bay)? It is a plush comfort level with 1215 pocket coils (Queen). How about the Simmons Beautyrest Platinum Plus Napoli II Plush Comfort Top?

    Joe Auer says October 5, 2017

    Don’t have any info on the Serta. The Beautyrest looks to be a coil-on-coil design with a quilted top and a memory foam layer. The closest to that I’ve seen online is probably the Brentwood Home Oceano. The Beautyrest is high-quality. I would just make sure you get it when there’s a sale going on.

Janice says October 8, 2017

I’ve been looking at the Beautyrest Winward Legend Luxury Firm. Any reviews on this particular mattress? And, pricing options. I’m interested in King size. Thanks

    Joe Auer says October 9, 2017

    Haven’t taken a look at this one specifically yet unfortunately.

Marjan says November 7, 2017

Hi Joe,
Thank you for the information.
Would you please comapre Saatva luxutry firm with beauty rest balck hybrid Gladney
Thank you

    Joe Auer says November 8, 2017

    The Beautyrest is going to feel more like a memory foam mattress where you slowly sink into the mattress. The Saatva is more of a traditional innerspring feel.

Marc JR says November 30, 2017

First thank you for the reviews and would like to let you know that I found a spelling error. In the section: Beautyrest Recharge Memory Foam Plus, go to the following and notice the word “Recharge” spelled incorrectly. “The Beautyrest Rechrage Memory Foam Plus ranges dramatically in price…”

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