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Beautyrest Black Mattress Review

Updated May 3, 2019

Beautyrest Black is the top-of-the-line mattress collection from Simmons Beautyrest, one of the largest mattress manufacturers in America. In this review, we’ll give you an overview of our testing results for these beds, as well as our recommendations on which beds are the best.

Note: These reviews cover the 2018 models.  Beautyrest launched all-new Black collections in 2019 which you can research here:  Beautyrest Black K-Class, Beautyrest Black C-Class, and Beautyrest Black L-Class.

Beautyrest Mattress Collections

The Black mattress line is one of 5 collections from Beautyrest:

  1. Black (premium prices $1,799 to $4,799)
    • 2019 Black K-Class (top of the line with RightTemp memory foam and a layer of micro coils)
    • 2019 Black C-Class (mid-range with RightTemp memory foam)
    • 2019 Black L-Class (entry level)
    • 2018 Black Collection (older collection being replaced in 2019)
  2. Hybrid (mid to upper range, $999 to $2,299)
  3. Platinum (mid to upper range prices $999 to $2,199)
  4. Silver (lower to mid-range prices $699 to $1,099)
  5. Beautyrest (low end $199 to $699)

Type of Construction

Beautyrest Black mattresses are traditional innerspring mattresses with pocketed coils and different combinations of foam materials on top.

Beautyrest Black - An Overview

Beautyrest Black mattresses use a pocketed coil design that made Beautyrest famous. Pocketed coils help provide contouring support and also have the added benefit of reducing the transfer of motion when your bed partner moves. These mattresses also include premium foams like Micro Diamond Memory Foam that actually inject micro diamonds into the foam and help keep the bed cool. Since there are 13 models in this collection, they range broadly in features, prices, and soft to hard feels – more details are down the page:

Top 5 2018 Beautyrest Black Mattresses

We’ve tested each and every Black mattress using our pressure mapping system, in addition to other performance tests and these 5 mattresses scored the best. We test petite, average and large body sizes in both the back and side sleeping positions, analyze the data, and then compare them to all the other mattresses. Click through to any of these beds and see the test results and expert video reviews.

Mattress NameQuick OverviewPersonal Recommendation 
Beautyrest Black Natasha Plush Pillow Top
Beautyrest Black
Natasha Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Soft
  • Comfort Scale: 8
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 16"
  • Price: $2,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black Sonya Luxury Firm Pillow Top photo
Beautyrest Black
Sonya Luxury Firm Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 18"
  • Price: $3,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black Mariela Luxury Firm photo
Beautyrest Black
Mariela Luxury Firm
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Price: $2,599
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black Tatiana Ultimate Plush Pillow Top photo
Beautyrest Black
Tatiana Ultimate Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Soft
  • Comfort Scale: 10
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 18.5"
  • Price: $4.799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury Firm Pillow Top photo
Beautyrest Black
Katarina Luxury Firm Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Price: $2,399
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Top 5 2019 Beautyrest Black Mattresses

We’ve tested each and every 2019 Black mattress.  Click through to any of these beds and see the test results and expert video reviews.

Mattress NameQuick OverviewVideo Recommendation 

Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillow Top Mattress

Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Pillow Top

  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Pillow Top
  • Comfort Scale: 4
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 16"
  • Price: $2,899
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black K-Class Medium Mattress
Beautyrest Black
K-Class Medium
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 14.5"
  • Price: $3,299
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Mattress

Beautyrest Black C-Class Medium Mattress

  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 13.75"
  • Price: $2,699
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black K-Class Plush Pillow Top Mattress
Beautyrest Black
K-Class Ultimate Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Pillow Top
  • Comfort Scale: 10
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 18"
  • Price: $3,899
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black C-Class Plush Pillow Top Mattress
Beautyrest Black
C-Class Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Black
  • Comfort: Pillow Top
  • Comfort Scale: 9
  • Material: Innerspring
  • Mattress Height: 16"
  • Price: $2,899
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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2018 Beautyrest Black Mattress Model Comparison & Key Features

Product Name
Simmons Beautyrest Black Katarina Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress
Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela Luxury Firm Mattress
Simmons Beautyrest Black Natasha Plush Pillow Top Mattress
Simmons Beautyrest Black Sonya Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress
Simmons Beautyrest Black Tatiana Ultimate Plush Pillow Top Mattress
Queen Price

$2,399.00

$2,599.00

$2,799.00

$3,799.00

$4,799.00

Brand
Simmons
Simmons
Simmons
Simmons
Simmons
Mattress Comfort
Luxury Firm Pillow Top
Luxury Firm
Plush Pillow Top
Luxury Firm Pillow Top
Ultimate Plush
Comfort Scale Number
4.5
3
8
5
10
Coil Count
850
850
850
1850
1850
Coil Gauge
13.5/17
13.5/17
14.7/17
13.5/17
14.7/17
Height
15
15
16
18
18.5
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • 850 Series Beautyrest Variformed Advance Pocketed Coil
  • 850 Series Beautyrest Variformed Advance Pocketed Coil
  • 850 Series Beautyrest Variformed Advance Pocketed Coil
  • 850 Series Beautyrest Variformed Advance Pocketed Coil
  • 850 Series Beautyrest Variformed Advance Pocketed Coil
  • 1000 Beautyrest Micro Coils
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
  • 360 Degree 3'' Foam Encased Edge Support System
  • 360 Degree 3'' Foam Encased Edge Support System
  • 360 Degree 3'' Foam Encased Edge Support System
  • 360 Degree 3'' Foam Encased Edge Support System
  • 360 Degree 3'' Foam Encased Edge Support System
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
PROSCONS
  • Available in various comforts to appeal to everybody
  • Premium quality foams and materials
  • Very good support and contouring
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Durable triple strand pocketed coil
  • Trusted brand
  • Premium pricing above most mattresses
  • Very tall mattresses, whereas designers like lower profile mattresses

2019 Beautyrest Black Mattress Collection Comparison & Key Features

Product Name
Queen Price

$3,299 to $3,899

$2,699 to $2,899

$1.799 to $2,399

Brand
Beautyrest
Beautyrest
Beautyrest
Models
3
4
5
Coil Gauge
14.87
14.87
14.87
Height
14.5" to 18"
13.75" to 16"
13.75" to 15.75"
Features
  • Black Ice 4.0
  • Right Temp Memory Foam
  • Nano Coil Layer
  • Gel Touch Foam
  • Comfort Foam
  • Black Ice 4.0
  • Right Temp Memory Foam
  • Gel Touch Foam
  • Gel Memory Foam
  • Comfort Foam
  • Black Ice 4.0
  • Gel Touch Foam
  • Gel Memory Foam
  • Comfort Foam
Warranty
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • T3 Pocketed Coil
  • T3 Pocketed Coil
  • T3 Pocketed Coil
Edge Support
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes


More on 2018 Beautyrest Black Mattress Features

beautyrest black cutaway 1 CONFORMING BACK SUPPORT

The Advanced Pocketed Coil Technology provides individualized back support for everybody’s unique shape. The coils also provide enhanced conformability and pressure relief as well as motion separation from partner movements.

The triple strand coils create greater durability compared to typical wrapped coils.

2 COMFORT AND PRESSURE RELIEF

Memory foam is infused with Micro Diamonds to conduct heat away from your body. It’s the actual properties of the diamond particles that move the heat away.

It’s also engineered to work in concert with the Advanced Pocketed Coil system underneath.

3 TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT

Beautyrest Black has what they call SurfaceCool Plus Fiber, vertically oriented fibers under the cover, that are designed to flow body heat away from the surface and help keep you cool while you sleep.

2018 Beautyrest Black Mattress Comparison Chart

Here is a nice summary of the entire 2018 Black line of mattresses:

beautyrest black comparison beautyrest black comparison

Delivery Method

Beautyrest Black mattresses are sold both in stores and online. They’re heavy mattresses and so they’re delivered by retailer delivery teams. In-home delivery is free, and so is removal of your old mattress.

More about Simmons Beautyrest

Simmons Mattress Company has been a leader in mattress manufacturing for over 100 years. Their Beautyrest flagship brand has been a household name for many decades. Many people remember the “bowling ball” commercial where a bowling ball was dropped on a mattress to highlight their pocketed coils (a glass of wine would sit undisturbed when the ball bounced on the other side of the bed.)

In recent years Simmons merged with Serta into the Serta Simmons Bedding Company, making them one of the 2 largest mattress companies in the world (TempurSealy is the other.) Simmons now markets the Black, Platinum and Silver mattress collections.

Being a large manufacturer, Simmons engineers and makes many of its own components in addition to manufacturing. With their longevity and size they have accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge making mattresses. Simmons makes millions of mattresses each year and they’ve maintained a positive reputation over the long run. While some review sites call out consumer complaints, those sites fail to provide the context that there are tens of millions of customers sleeping on Beautyrest mattresses. And all taken altogether Simmons Beautyrest has a highly positive customer reputation.

Conclusion

Beautyrest Black has a large collection of mattresses in a wide range of prices and comforts. They generally rate well and we’ve highlighted the top 5 2018 beds based on our testing. These 5 beds did a great job distributing body weight minimizing pressure points that can disturb your sleep. They also did very well supporting the different body sizes and sleeping positions.

The Natasha Plush Pillow Top mattress rated the best and is a ‘Recommend’ for every body size and sleeping position. It also has favorable customer reviews and is a popular model in the Black line so it’s a great choice if you like a super soft bed.

These mattresses are expensive and cost more than average so they’re not for everybody’s budget. But they do come with extra features like the durable triple strand coils and diamond infused foams, as examples. These features add value, but if they’re worth it is up to you

About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.