Beautyrest Black Mattress Review

Beautyrest Black is the top-of-the-line mattress collection from Simmons Bedding, the second-largest mattress manufacturer in the world. Some may say they are the best Beautyrest mattresses. In this Beautyrest Black 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:

Beautyrest Mattress Collections

The Black mattress line is the most premium collection from Beautyrest:

  1. Black
    • Black B-Class - Plant-based DualCool cover with Beautyrest® Gel Memory Foam
    • Black K-Class - Top of the line with” SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam and a layer of micro coils
    • Black C-Class - Mid-range with SurfaceTouch™ Gel Memory Foam
    • Black L-Class - Entry-level
    • Black Hybrid - High-end hybrids (KX, CX, LX, BX)
  2. Harmony Lux (mid to upper range prices)
  3. Harmony Lux Hybrid (mid-range hybrids)
  4. Harmony (Lower to mid-range prices)
  5. Silver (entry-level)
    • BRS900
    • BRS900-C
  6. Beautyrest BR800 (value)

There are additionally, four new series of Beautyrest Black Mattresses:

  1. Series One - the base model with advanced individualized support, temperature management, and countouring foams
  2. Series Two - upgraded foam
  3. Series Three - upgraded foam + 2K nano coils in PT models 
  4. Series Four Summit - 4K Nano Coil upgrades with every luxury feature

Type of Construction

Most of the Beautyrest Black mattresses are traditional innerspring mattresses with pocketed coils and different combinations of foam materials on top. The X-Class beds are hybrid models that have a combination of memory foam and pocketed coils.

Beautyrest Black - An Overview

Beautyrest Black mattresses use a pocketed coil design that made Beautyrest famous. Pocketed coils help provide contouring support and reduce 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 to help keep the bed cool. These comfort layers also provide pressure relief.

Since there are 19 models in this collection, they range broadly in features, prices, and soft to hard feels – more details are down the page:

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Top 5 Beautyrest Black Beds

Wondering what the best Beautyrest Black mattresses are? Well, we’ve assessed every model and have collected our top 5 choices below.

Watch the expert video reviews, or click "View Bed" to look at the individual product details.

 Mattress Name Quick Overview

C-Class Medium Pillow Top

Collection: C-Class
Comfort: Pillow Top
Comfort Scale: 6
Coil Count: 815
Mattress Height: 14.25"
Warranty: 10 Years
Guarantee: 120 Days
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K-Class Firm Pillowtop

Collection: K-Class
Comfort: Pillow Top
Comfort Scale: 2
Coil Count: 815
Mattress Height: 15.75"
Warranty: 10 Years
Guarantee: 120 Days
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C-Class Medium

Collection: C-Class
Comfort: Medium
Comfort Scale: 3
Coil Count: 815
Mattress Height: 13.75"
Warranty: 10 Years
Guarantee: 120 Days
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K-Class Ultra Plush Pillow Top

Collection: K-Class
Comfort: Pillow Top
Comfort Scale: 9
Coil Count: 815
Mattress Height: 16.5"
Warranty: 10 Years
Guarantee: 120 Days
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L-Class Plush Pillow Top

Collection: L-Class
Comfort: Pillow Top
Comfort Scale: 7
Coil Count: 815
Mattress Height: 14.5"
Warranty: 10 Years
Guarantee: 120 Days
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Beautyrest Black Mattress Collection Comparison & Key Features

 Product Name Beautyrest Black K-Class Mattresses Beautyrest Black C-Class Mattresses Beautyrest Black L-Class Mattresses
Brand Simmons Simmons Simmons
Models 2 5 4
Coil Gauge 13.5 13.5 13.5
Height 15.75" to 16.5" 13.75" to 16" 13.5" to 14.5"
Features
  • BlackICE 4.0
  • SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam
  • 2K Nano Coil Layer
  • Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk Comfort Layer
  • GelTouch Foam
  • Comfort Foam
  • BlackICE 4.0
  • SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam
  • Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk Comfort Layer
  • GelTouch Foam
  • Comfort Foam
  • BlackICE 4.0
  • SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam
  • GelTouch 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
  • BeautyEdge Foam Encasement
  • BeautyEdge Foam Encasement
  • BeautyEdge Foam Encasement

Who Should Buy a Beautyrest Black Mattress?

The Beautyrest Black mattresses perform well and almost any sleeper type (back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or a combination) would find a Black mattress suited to them. There is an option for every comfort preference, whether you like an extra firm mattress or a plush pillow top.

However, some of the characteristics make these mattresses ideal for certain sleepers.

Best For Sleepers Who: Not Recommended For Sleepers Who:
  • Sleep hot: the advanced cooling technology keeps you cool throughout the night
  • Need good back support: the pocketed triple-strand coils will provide contouring and durable support.
  • Sleep with a partner: the motion transfer will be minimal thanks to the individually wrapped coils and
  • Want a trusted brand: Simmons has been around a long time and has a reputation for quality.
  • Are on a budget: these are luxury mattress that you pay a premium for
  • Want a memory foam mattress: only innerspring and hybrid options
  • Want a natural mattress: include foams that are not natural like cotton

 

 

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Delivery Method

Beautyrest Black mattresses are sold both in stores and online. Front door delivery is free, in-home setup and old mattress removal is available for a fee.

Warranty

All Beautyrest Black mattresses have a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Beautyrest Black FAQs

  1. Can I finance my Beautyrest Black mattress?
    Yes! You can finance a Beautyrest Black 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. Read our return policy for a full breakdown of the fees and shipping costs.
  3. Do I need to flip my Beautyrest Black mattress?
    No, Beautyrest Black beds are built from the ground up and are not designed to be flipped. This has become the new standard for mattresses today. It often means more comfort materials can be packed in.
  4. Can I use my Beautyrest Black mattress with an adjustable base?
    Yes, the Beautyrest Black mattresses are compatible for use with adjustable beds.

More about Simmons Beautyrest

If you're wondering who makes Beautyrest mattresses, that would be the Simmons Mattress Company. They've 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 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 two largest mattress companies in the world (Tempur-Sealy is the other.) Simmons now markets the Black, Harmony Lux, and Silver mattress collections.

As a large manufacturer, Simmons engineers and makes many of its own components. 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, they fail to provide the full context. There are tens of millions of customers sleeping on Beautyrest mattresses. Altogether, Simmons Beautyrest has a highly positive customer reputation.

 

Conclusion

Beautyrest Black mattresses definitely fall into the luxury category, made with high-end materials. They're great at reducing motion transfer, which is essential if you sleep with an active partner. The T3 pocketed coil technology will provide durable support that contours to your body.

You'll sleep cool with the BlackICE technology, so these beds are good for those who tend to sleep hot. And the layers of premium memory foams do an excellent job of relieving pressure, as we saw in our testing.

The Beautyrest Black mattresses got really good ratings in our pressure testing across the board, and we've highlighted the top five models of the collection above. These five beds did an excellent job of distributing body weight, providing support, and minimizing pressure points.

The L-Class Plush Pillowtop rated the best out of the five with recommendations for all body sizes and sleep positions.

These beds are expensive and cost more than the average so they’re not ideal for everybody’s budget. They do have a number of valuable extra features like the durable triple strand coils and SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam.

Simmons' Beautyrest Black beds are well worth the money, and I'd recommend them as a prime option for someone looking to buy a luxury mattress.

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About the Author, Juliana Huhta, Mattress Expert

Juliana, a smiling woman with red hair and black glasses

Juliana has spent several years in the mattress industry, writing about and reviewing mattresses. She has a deep understanding of how mattresses work for different people and affect sleep.