Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop Mattress Review

Updated May 19, 2022

c-class medium pillow top

The Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop is a great, all-around luxury mattress.  It's the sister model to the softer "Plush" Pillowtop model.  It's priced at $3,499 (queen-size) which denotes it's a luxury bed, and we've outlined the features in our review below.  

Comfort Scale Rating

The C-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress has a medium, mid-range comfort feel; we rate it a 6 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.)  Since this mattress is a medium feeling bed, it will appeal to most people unless you prefer a softer bed (or a very firm bed.)

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick C-Class Medium Pillowtop Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression. 

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Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Premium materials like the self response latex
  • Very good support and contouring
  • SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam layer
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Trusted Black brand
  • The expensive price of $3,499 (queen-size)
  • 14.25" tall so consider lower profile foundation to offset bed height
  • No twin size

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Pressure Test Results

We tested the C-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress and will publish our results soon.  We tested it with petite, average, and large body size people on their side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) 

A medium-feeling pillowtop mattress like this one is generally a good comfort that is preferred by most people no matter their body shape or sleep position.  This bed is highly recommended to most people as its comfort and support would be ideal for almost everyone.  However, during testing, we did discover that the C-Class Medium Pillowtop is not recommended for large people who sleep on their sides.  The bright red area shown on the image below shows that this bed causes significant pressure on the shoulder which would lead to tossing and turning throughout the night.

Please review our test results presented below in your decision-making if you're considering this mattress for your next bed:

The pressure test results for this mattress are not yet available but it will be available soon.  Below is just an example.

BACK SLEEPER SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
BACK SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

The Main Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop Features in Detail

medium pillop top feautures

1. Antimicrobial Mattress Protection

Keeps mattress fresh and clean from odor causing bacteria.

2. BlackICE 4.0 with Plant-Based Cooling Technology

Cooling materials just beneath the surface enhance heat dissipation that help provide up to 18% more cooling power to keep you comfortable while you sleep.

3. SurfaceTouch Gel Memoy Foam

SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam is sewn into the quilt to work directly under the sleep surface to quickly unlock advanced pressure point relief from the moment you lie down.

4. Firm Comfort Foam

High quality comfort foams in different levels of plushness used in various constructions to create comfort preferences.

5. GelTouch Foam

A soft gel foam that helps provide comfort, support, airflow and breathability.

6. Alpaca, Cashmere and Silk Comfort Layer

This layer is 100% natural and will help wick away moisture and enhance the cooling features within the mattress.

7. Self Response Latex

Arguably the best comfort foam in mattresses, latex provides superior pressure relief for less tossing and turning while pushing back against the body for a more supportive feel. Anti-microbial and anti-dustmite properties contribute to a healthier sleep environment.

8. T3 Pocketed Coil Technology

Exclusive to Beautyrest Black, this coil works to provide individualized back support, ease of movement, and pressure point relief throughout the night.

9. Energy Foam

This durable foam utilized below the coil unit helps create a supportive, durable foundation for the no-flip mattress design.

New Features

Compared to the old model, the new C-Class Medium Pillow uses SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam as well as Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk Fibers in the comfort layers. You can compare the old model here.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress with different body types.

Aaron's Comfort View

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Richard's Comfort View

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Andrew's Comfort View

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Warranty

The C-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Beautyrest Black C-Class FAQs

  1. Can I finance my Beautyrest Black C-Class mattress?

    Yes! You can finance a Beautyrest Black C-Class mattress on US-Mattress with Synchrony HOME, Affirm, or Paypal.

  2. How does the 120-night trial work?

    With the 120-night trial, try the mattress for at least 30 days, and up to 120 nights. If you're not satisfied, you can replace it. All you'll have to pay is a $139 processing fee, shipping and delivery are covered!

  3. What is the cooling system in this Beautyrest Black C-Class mattress?

    This mattress uses the BlackICE 4.0 with plant-basic cooling technology which lies just beneath the surface to enhance heat dissipation.

Conclusion

The Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop is very similar to the Plush Pillowtop model with the same prices and features. The only difference is this model has a 2" GelTouch Foam instead of 3" of Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam.  This subtle difference gives the Medium model a medium feel, not as soft as the other bed.  With the exception of larger people who sleep on their sides, this bed is recommended for most people.

It has the same key features as all Beautyrest Black beds: BlackICE cooling material and the Zoned T3 Pocketed Coils. It also has GelTouch Foam which is an advanced cooling and conforming foam. It is an advanced, premium foam in C-Class and K-Class models.

At a queen price of $3,499, it's not a cheap bed and it's not something most people can afford. However, it does offer good value for the price if you are shopping in this price range. The premium cooling materials, the comforting and conforming foams, and the advanced pocketed coil design are all worthy features.


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Other Comfort Options

If you like the Beautyrest Black C-Class collection, but would rather have it in a different comfort level, check out the other options below.

Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillowtop Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$3,499

Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort
Pillowtop
Comfort Scale Number
6
Coil Count
815
Coil Gauge
13.5
Height
14.25"
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty Included

Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
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Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
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About the Author Steven Bieber

Steven is a content writer who recently broke into the mattress industry. In his free time, he enjoys watching football and listening to music.