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Best luxury mattress 2023: investment-worthy beds tested by experts

Luxury mattresses can be expensive – these are the best beds that are truly worth the spend

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The mattress market has exploded in recent years, with cheap memory foam mattresses undercutting the best luxury mattresses. Sometimes, however, low-cost doesn't cut it. When you consider that we spend a third of lives in bed, it might not pay off to buy a cheap mattress. You could be sacrificing lifetime comfort for the sake of a couple hundred dollars. 

Investing in a luxury mattress will have you sleeping like royalty. Made from high-quality fabrics, these beds have performance-enhancing specs that will stand the test of time. They may be more expensive than other mattresses on the market, but they're likely to last longer and help with any sleep issues you have. 

Featuring only the most luxurious picks from our best mattress guide, which caters to a range of budgets, this round-up of the best luxury mattresses includes high-end, advanced mattresses for those who know an amazing mattress will be worth the spend.

Best luxury mattress 2023

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Best luxury mattress overall

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss MattressH&G gold badge

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Best luxury mattress overall

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King, Split Queen
Depth: 9", 10" or 12"
Type: Latex
Comfort: Medium or firm
Warranty: 25 years
Sleep Trial: 100 nights
RRP: $2,599-$4,398

Reasons to buy

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Very customizable with preferred thickness and comfort level
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Made with organic materials
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The cover can be unzipped to create different levels of firmness
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Breathable
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Bouncy  

Reasons to avoid

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Does not isolate motion as well as memory foam
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Expensive 

Why you should buy it
This best luxury mattress gets number one for its customizable latex design that suits all sleepers.

Why we love it
Bouncy, responsive, and offering excellent pressure relief, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss is a completely customizable mattress we've seen (and reviewed) on the market. Choose from size, depth, and firmness to fit your bed frame and your body. You can even switch out the latex layers for personalized comfort. Totally organic, our tester Alex liked how it cradled all her joints when sleeping on her side, offering support while staying soft. 

Good to know:
Our tester couldn't fault the mattress apart from motion transfer. As expected with luxury mattresses, this bed is pretty pricey at around $3000 for a queen. However, it's often on sale, so you might not have to pay full price.   

Alex's Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress review goes into more detail.

Best hotel-quality luxury mattress

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Best hotel-quality luxury mattress

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 11.5"
Type: Latex-Hybrid
Comfort: Medium-Firm
Warranty: 25 year
Sleep Trial: 100 night
RRP: $1,849 - $3,249

Reasons to buy

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3 organic cashmere and wool comfort layers
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Zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring
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Great edge support
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Good price 

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy - setting up this mattress is a two-person job
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Could sleep hot for some

Why you should buy it
A luxury mattress that brings home hotel-quality sleep.

Why we love it
If you want an organic mattress but can't quite stretch to the high price point that many of these beds command, the Birch Luxe is a excellent choice. A cashmere plush top combined with three layers of lumbar support and wool led our tester Kaitlin to declare that the Birch Luxe natural feels 'like you're at a posh hotel'. Eco-certified materials make this mattress completely organic too. 

Good to know
Made of wool and cashmere, there is a concern this mattress could sleep hot. Best for those (like our tester) who can stay cool at night, it's not recommended for those who are prone to overheating. Watch out for warranties also. This one has a 25-year warranty, but after the first ten years, Birch will replace the mattress at only a fraction of the cost.

Kaitlin's Birch Luxe Natural Mattress review goes into more detail.

Best firm luxury mattress

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Best firm luxury mattress

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 10 inches
Type: Latex
Comfort: Medium-firm
Sleep Trial: 1 year
Warranty: Lifetime
RRP: $1795-$3195

Reasons to buy

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Organic latex 
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Dual-sided for comfort and support
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Great for all sleepers 
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Superior edge support

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive 
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Latex mattress heavy to maneuver 

Why you should buy it
A premium bed that feels luxurious while still offering firm support.

Why we love it
Saatva is known for luxury mattresses, and the Zenhaven sits as one of their most premium beds. If you prefer a firmer sleep surface but want a bit of bounce, this dual-sided mattress won't disappoint. 

Our tester Jill found that the Zenhaven 'feels as high-quality as it appears'. Unlike most firm mattresses, this latex option has a quilted pillowtop that makes for a bed with both comfort and support. This mattress kept Jill's spine aligned and body cushioned. The Zenhaven is also entirely organic, making it a great choice for those trying to buy more eco-consciously or anyone suffering from allergies. 

Good to know
While this mattress may have both the firm and bounce factor suitable for all sleep types, it is pretty pricey, and on the heavy side. If you have a budget big enough and are strong enough to lift it onto a bed frame, we say it's worth it.  Otherwise, other models, like the Saatva classic mattress feels equally luxe, for less. 

Jill's full Saatva Zenhaven Natural Latex Mattress review has more detail.

Best hybrid luxury mattress

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Best hybrid luxury mattress

Specifications

Size: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 14"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Medium (6.5)
Sleep Trial: 1 year
Warranty: Lifetime
RRP: $599-$1,299

Reasons to buy

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Memory foam cradles the body
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Coils provide support and airflow
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Superior edge support
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Can be used on all bed frames

Reasons to avoid

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Motion isolation could be better
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Don't expect a super plush mattress, despite the depth

Why you should buy it
A luxury mattress for under $800.

Why we love it
Luxury mattresses are usually expensive latex, but this hybrid mattress offer premium sleep for a fraction of the cost. Dreamcloud are almost always running a sale, which means this mattress is often under $800 forr a queen bed. Thicker than most mattresses, this 14 inch hybrid has five layers of luxury, including a quilted memory foam, gel foam, wrapped coils and a cozy cashmere top for high-performance slumber. Our tester Camryn said this merge of spring and foam provides the perfect balance between comfort and support, while the cooling gel promotes airflow and regulates body temperature. It offered enough give to relieve pressure when sleeping in all positions. 

Good to know
This isn't the plushest mattress, as the hybrid quality means it's firmer than DreamCloud's usual foam options. Our tester was a little disappointed she didn't 'sink in' as expected, and her husband felt some motion transfer. 

Camryn's DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Review goes into more detail.

Best organic luxury mattress

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Best organic luxury mattress

Specifications

RRP: $1,849- $3,249
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Depth: 11.5"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Medium-Firm
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years
Eco Certifications: GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic cotton, Wool Integrity NZ, GREENGUARD Gold, eco-INSTITUT, FSC, Rainforest Alliance, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX
Vegan? : No

Reasons to buy

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3 organic cashmere and wool comfort layers
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Zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring
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Great edge support
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Sleeps cool and moisture-wicking

Reasons to avoid

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May be too soft for some

Why you should buy it
A luxury organic bed. 

What we loved on test
There's cashmere in the cover of this bed, sheared from free-range mountain goats. It's almost ridiculous, but makes for an incredibly comfortable, eco-friendly latex bed. It has excellent motion isolation and sleeps surprisingly cool, and even the stitching is beautiful.  Our tester Kaitlin found that it feels 'like you're at a posh hotel'.  

Good to know
There's no in-home set up on a twin, full, or queen-size bed, which is particularly frustrating given how heavy this mattress is - it's definitely a two-person job, so single people might struggle to set up this bed. It's fairly expensive, and won't work for those with latex allergies. 

Our full Birch Luxe Natural Mattress review has all the detail.


How we test luxury mattresses

Homes & Gardens' mattress review process is editorially independent. The mattresses we feature have been tested for at least a month by one of our team of bedding experts. 

The team take into account value for the money, construction, comfort, and support, with various tests in place to consider factors like edge support, and motion transfer, and spinal alignment. 

We often keep the mattresses for months after we test them, so we're always adjusting our reviews to account for wear and tear and seasonal changes. 

For more insight into our hands-on review process, refer to our how we test review guidelines

Our experts

alex temblador real homes contributor
Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador has covered home, design, architecture, and art in publications like Real Homes, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Artsy, Neighborhoods.com, and Culture Trip, among many others. In addition to her mattress reviewing duties, Alex puts a range of home and garden equip through their paces for Homes & Gardens.

Tested by
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Tested by
Antonia Santoro

Antonia has worked in media and publishing for over a decade at brands like The New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Page Six. She now works on the Audience Development team here at Future.

Tested by
Camryn Rabideau
Tested by
Camryn Rabideau

Camryn Rabideau is a freelance writer and product reviewer specializing in home, kitchen, and pet products. In her five years as a product tester, she's tested hundreds of items firsthand, and her work appears in publications such as Forbes, USA Today, The Spruce, Food52, and more. Camryn does her product testing from her small homestead in beautiful Rhode Island.

Jill Waldbeiser
Jill Waldbeiser

Jill Waldbieser is a 43-year-old freelance writer living and sleeping (on her stomach) in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She has written and reviewed sleep products in the past for U.S. News and World Reports and DotDash. Although she considered sleeping her superpower, she does have a princess-and-the-pea-like sensitivity for a comfortable mattress, especially when it comes to temperature control and as she ages.

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kaitlin madden interiors editor
Tested by
Kaitlin Madden

Kaitlin Madden is Executive Editor at Homes & Gardens. She is also the co-founder of the The Finish, an interior design start-up which offers home decorating services on demand.

Kaitlin reviewed the Birch Luxe, finding that this exceptional mattress 'makes you feel like you’re at a posh hotel'. 

How to choose the best luxury mattress

When you're choosing a mattress, comfort is king. Feeling supported, cushioned, and at the right temperature will mean better sleep. Work out how much you're willing to pay for that, and stick to it. Luxury beds tend to start upwards of $1500, and can reach $4000 for truly top-line mattresses. 

Once you know you're how much you're willing to spend, it's work out your specific sleep needs. Pick the mattress that's best for tackling with the biggest disturbance to your sleep. If you sleep hot, get a cooling mattress, and if you're easily woken by your partner turning over in the night, get a mattress with minimal motion transfer. Our awards are a good place to start. 

FAQs

Are luxury mattresses worth it?

If there's one thing we'd say to invest in, it's sleep. We all know how a bad night's sleep can affect the day ahead. Made with long-lasting materials, and natural fibers and designed with specific sleep needs in mind, a luxury mattress is an upgrade you won't regret. Forget waking up in the night, needing to stick a leg out, or waking up with back pain. With one of the best high-end models, you're guaranteed better sleep. 

But that doesn't mean you have to pay more than you can afford to get quality sleep. There are many affordable mattresses out there that will offer great features and designs. It's worth doing your research and assessing your sleep style, budget and needs before you jump into your new bed. 

Why do hotel mattresses feel so good?

Hotels will buy mattresses that are made to last. Investing in luxury mattresses means hotels do not have to replace them so often. Frequently slept on by people with different sleep styles and needs, hotel mattresses will be generally of medium comfort, and of the latex kind – that offers both bounce and firmness. 

In addition to a great mattress, hotel beds feel so good because of the bed sheets. Dressing their beds in high-quality cotton percale sheets gives the luxe feeling of getting into a five-star hotel bed. 


Luxury mattress can cost over $1000. Of course, you can't put a price on wellness, but don't be put off by the price. It's worth knowing most of these mattress brands offer lifetime warranties and sleep-trials. They also regularly run seasonal deals so you could get one at a discount. 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is your eCommerce Editor and sleep specialist to help you wind down well. A connoisseur of the mattress world, Louise previously covered sleep and wellness (as well as the occasional organizational buy) at Real Homes, and has tried, tested, and reviewed some of the buys for your bedroom. With an MA in International Journalism and PR experience, Louise brings bags of bedding expertise and enjoys nothing more than helping readers find solutions and products that best suit their sleep needs.