Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Medium Mattress Review

Updated January 25, 2022

Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop Mattress

The Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop Mattress is a very soft-feeling pillowtop bed in the Beautyrest Harmony collection. It's one of three Emerald Bay models in the entry-level Harmony collection from Beautyrest. This model is the softest of the soft in the Harmony collection and is the top-end model out of the 10 Harmony mattresses. For further information on this bed, we go into detail in our review below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop mattress is a very soft-feeling pillowtop bed; we rate this model a 9 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This model will really only appeal to those who like to sleep on a really soft, mushy bed that envelops them in comfort. Anyone who feels that they might need a firmer comfort could check out the Medium or Medium Pillowtop versions of the Emerald Bay.

Overview of the Emerald Bay Ultra Plush

Here’s our quick video review of the Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop mattress which highlights the features, benefits, and our impression of the bed.

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Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Partnership with SEAQUAL to reduce debris in the ocean
  • Individually pocketed coils
  • Premium pressure-relieving foams
  • Cooling technology
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Edge support
  • Adjustable base compatible
  • The ultra-plush feel will not appeal to those who like a firm comfort to sleep on
  • Very tall mattress at 17", you may have to pair it with a low profile foundation

Pressure Test Results

We will pressure test the Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop mattress to see if the bed provides good support, pressure relief, and comfort for large, medium, and petite-sized people. Using models of each size we map their bodies while lying down on their side and back sleeping positions for a clear image of how well this mattress will perform for most people. (Learn how we test.) 

I'd expect the Emerald Bay Ultra Plush to perform well for side sleepers but not as well for back sleepers. Really plush mattresses tend to not perform well for back sleepers as the comfort layers offer less support for your back. Until we do get our pressure test results you can consult the images below to see what the results can look like once they've been completed.

EXAMPLE PRESSURE TEST RESULTS:

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

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The Main Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop Features in Detail

Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop Cutaway Image

  1. 1. NautralCool™ Plus

    The material in the quilt features eco-friendly TENCEL yarns for exceptional breathability and moisture management above an antimicrobial performance layer paired with cool-to-touch technology for a cooler sleep surface. 

  2. 2. AirFeel Foam

    A soft, quality foam located at the surface with an open cell structure that helps provide airflow.

  3. 3. GelTouch HD Foam

    A high-density gel-infused foam that contours to your body for personalized support and cooling comfort. 

  4. 4. T1 Pocketed Coil Technology

    The coils are individually wrapped, so they contour to the curves of your body providing precise support right where needed. 

Warranty

The Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillow Top Mattress is an ultra soft-feeling bed that is a part of the Beautyrest Harmony collection of mattresses by Simmons.  It's one of ten Beautyrest Harmony collection models and is one of three Emerald Bay models that are at the top end of this collection. One of my favorite parts of this mattress collection is its use of reclaimed plastics in every model to provide cooling near the surface, which helps you sleep comfortably and cleans up the ocean (they're partnered with SEAQUAL to do this)!

I expect this bed to perform really well for side sleepers. The center third has an alternating coil which will definitely boost up the support to the lower back, without being too stiff. This type of coil system, which has individually wrapped coils, is also good at minimizing motion transfer, so the beds in this collection will work well for couples. Adding to this is the edge support, so the entire surface of the mattress will be comfortable for sleeping on, with no roll-off feeling at the edge.

I'd recommend the Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillowtop to anyone who enjoys a really soft marshmallowy bed. That said, those that prefer a firmer-feeling sleep surface will probably not find this particular model very comfortable. The other two Emeral Bay models would suit those people much better. 

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Beautyrest Harmony Emerald Bay Ultra Plush Pillow Top Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,399

Brand
Simmons Beautyrest
Mattress Comfort Ultra Plush
Comfort Scale Number
9
Coil Count
842
Coil Gauge
15
Height
17"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 3-3/4" GelTouch® HD Foam
  • 1-1/4" AirFeel™ Foam
  • 1/2" Beautyrest Charcoal Memory Foam
  • 1/2" Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam
  • 1" Gel Touch Foam
Warranty
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • T1 Pocketed Coil Technology
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • NaturalCool™ Plus
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh TBA
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh TBA

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About The Author, Dave

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years.  He enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing guitar, and cooking for his family.  Dave also believes that English Bulldogs are the comedians of the canine world.