Beautyrest Black L-Class Plush Pillowtop Mattress Review

Updated November 20, 2023

L Class Plush Pillowtop mattress in a luxurious textured bedroom

The Beautyrest Black L-Class Plush Pillowtop is the softest, L-Class model from Beautyrest.  The L-Class models are the entry-level series in the brand and this model has many of the available and important Black Collection features.  It's the most expensive model in the L-Class collection.  We've reviewed the mattress in order to help you understand it better:

Comfort Scale Rating

The L-Class Plush Pillowtop mattress has a very soft feel; we rate it a 7 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.)  This kind of mattress is a good compromise for sleep partners who have different comfort preferences. However, if you prefer a super soft or much firmer bed then you may want to choose a different model.

Expert Video Review

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


Pros & Cons

  • Premium materials and construction
  • T3 Pocketed Coil system provides excellent support and contouring 
  • Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam layer
  • Several layers of gel memory foams
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Trusted brand
  • The expensive price
  • The Softer mattress may not appeal to those seeking a firm or medium comfort
  • 14.5" tall, consider lower profile foundation to offset bed height
  • No twin size


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Pressure Test Results

We tested the L-Class Plush Pillowtop mattress with petite, average, and large body size models who laid on their side and back sleeping positions so we could see how this bed's comforts might meet your needs. (Learn how we test.) 

This model tested very well and is highly recommended for almost every body type and sleep style.  We did discover that there are considerable pressure points in the shoulder area of large-sized people who sleep on their sides.  Despite this fact, I do recommend this bed to all medium and small-sized people regardless of how you sleep on the bed.  Eight different comfort layers work together to provide you with conforming support and plush comfort.

In your decision-making, I'd suggest you consider our testing results as shown below in shopping for the L-Class Plush Pillow Top mattress:

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

LARGE PEOPLELargest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2 Large side sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLEMiddle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2 Average side sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2
PETITE PEOPLESmallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmapAvg Pressure:   mmHg - Area:   inches2

The Main Beautyrest Black L-Class Plush Pillowtop Features in Detail

l-class plush pillowtop features

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. AirCool Foam

Get cool, comfortable sleep with AirCool Foam which has a channeled design that allows airflow through the mattress.

4. SurfaceTouch Gel Memory 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.

5. GelTouch Foam

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

6. Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam

Experience exceptional pressure relief with Beautyrest Gel Memory foam that contours to your body.

 7. 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.

8. 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 L-Class Plush Pillowtop has antimicrobial mattress protection and SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the L-Class Plush Pillowtop mattress with different body types.

Aaron's Comfort View


Richard's Comfort View


Andrew's Comfort View



The L-Class Plush Pillowtop mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Beautyrest Black L-Class FAQs

  1. 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!

  2. How is this L-Class mattress constructed?

    This mattress has a traditional innerspring mattress construction and is built upon a Zoned T3 Pocketed Coil design.

  3. Can I finance my Beautyrest Black L-Class mattress?

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


The Black L-Class Plush Pillowtop mattress is a tall mattress that's 14.5" high.  It's tall because of its pillow top design, and also because it has a lot of features packed into the bed.  Seven different layers of foam work with the pocketed coil system to bring you super soft, plush comfort that works for almost every sleep style and body type.

All the L-Class beds have BlackICE cooling material, Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam, and the Zoned T3 Pocketed Coils.  These are all premium features you'd expect in an expensive bed like this.

The C Plush Pillowtop has layers of Gel Memory Foam, one of the best foam layers used in mattresses.  Gel memory foam helps to conform under your body and it also helps to dissipate body heat.  And the model has several layers including the SurfaceTouch Memory Foam layer.  They all work together to make this mattress soft and give it a super plush feel.

The L Plush Pillow top will appeal to you if you are looking for an entry-level, super soft mattress.  You get thick layers of gel foam giving it a very soft feel.  The bed has lots of feature value included, so you are also getting a lot for the higher price.

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Other Comfort Options

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

Beautyrest Black L-Class Plush Pillowtop Specifications:

Product Name
Mattress Comfort
Comfort Scale Number
Coil Count
Coil Gauge
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 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

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