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Stearns & Foster Mattress Reviews

Stearns & Foster has been a leader in luxury mattresses for decades, the heritage of this brand goes back to 1846. Now part of the Tempur-Sealy Company, the beds are still among the best today. An entirely new designed collection launched in 2019.

Type of Construction

With their long legacy, it’s no surprise these beds are still built on traditional innerspring coils, topped with rich layers of cushioning materials. And not being stuck in the past, Stearns & Foster recently added Hybrid models (innerspring with memory foam on top). The broad line-up ranges from firm to plush models at various price points, and there are pillow-top options as well.

Overview of Stearns & Foster Mattress Collections

Stearns & Foster Estate Mattress Corner Stearns & Foster Estate Mattress Collection: The most affordable, introductory level of beds. Like all Stearns & Foster beds, these have soft TENCEL fabric covers, Indulge Memory Foam (some models) and precision edge support.
Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Mattress Corner Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Mattress Collection: The mid-tier level adds premium materials IntelliCoil HD pocketed coil in coil designed innerspring, Indulge HD Memory Foam and some models begin to include a layer of micro coils.
Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid Mattress Corner Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid Mattress Collection: Made for people wanting memory foam with traditional innerspring support. The Lux Estate mattresses are constructed with a half foam/half innerspring design for the best of both worlds.
Stearns & Foster Reserve Mattress Corner Stearns & Foster Reserve Mattress Collection: The flagship collection features extra layers of Indulge Memory Foam HD for a more luxuriously conforming feel. Top model even ads a second layer of micro coils. But with prices starting at $3899, the added benefits may not be worth the extra price unless you really want "the best".

Top 5 Rated Stearns & Foster Mattresses

Mattress Name Quick Overview Personal Recommendation  
Stearns & Foster Estate Hurston Cushion Firm corner photo
Stearns & Foster Estate Hurston Cushion Firm
  • Collection: Estate
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 4
  • Coil Count: 1504
  • Mattress Height: 14"
  • Price: $1,499
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Plush
  • Collection: Estate
  • Comfort: Luxury Plush
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Coil Count: 1504
  • Mattress Height: 14.5"
  • Price: $1,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Mattress Corner
Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Cassatt Ultra Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Lux Estate
  • Comfort: Plush Pillowtop
  • Comfort Scale: 7
  • Coil Count: 2284
  • Mattress Height: 16"
  • Price: $2,699
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock Cushion Firm
  • Collection: Lux Estate Hybrid
  • Comfort: Cushion Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Coil Count: 2284
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Price: $2,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush
  • Collection: Reserve
  • Comfort: Luxury Plush
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Coil Count: 3196
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Price: $3,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Stearns & Foster Mattress Collection Comparison & Key Features

  Stearns Estate collection
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Stearns Lux Estate collection
Lux Estate
Lux Estate Hybrid collection
Lux Estate Hybrid
Stearns Reserve collection
Reserve
Queen Price $1499 to $1699 $2299 to $2699 $2799 to $2999 $3999 to $4999
Mattress Only Height 14" to 14.5" 13.5" to 16" 15" to 16" 15" to 16"
Featuring
  • Cover Fabric with TENCEL
  • Premium Gel and/or Indulge Memory Foam
  • IntelliCoil
  • PrecisionEdge + AirVent
  • Cover Fabric with TENCEL
  • Indulge / Indulge HD Memory Foam and/or IntelliCoil Micro + AirVent
  • IntelliCoil HD
  • PrecisionEdge + AirVent
  • Cover Fabric with TENCEL
  • Indulge / Indulge HD Memory Foam
  • IntelliCoil Micro + AirVent
  • IntelliCoil HD
  • PrecisionEdge + AirVent
  • Cover Fabric with TENCEL
  • Indulge /Indulge Memory Foam
  • Indulge Memory Foam
  • IntelliCoil Micro + AirVent (1 or 2 layers)
  • IntelliCoil HD
  • PrecisionEdge + AirVent
PROS CONS
  • A wide selection of comfort feels
  • Dual-stage coil for adaptive support
  • Plenty of comfort materials
  • Trusted brand
  • Nice looking appearance
  • Premium pricing, S&F is priced above most mattresses
  • No all-memory foam beds, if that’s what you want
  • Hard to compare across stores because the same models have different names

More on 2019 Stearns & Foster Mattress Features

Stearns and Foster Lux Estate Mattress Cutaway

  1. TENCEL Cover

    All models have the fabric on top made from Tencel plant fiber which comes from the eucalyptus plant. Tencel is soft and stretchable, and the cover material improves airflow and wicks away moisture.

  2. Indulge / Indulge HD Memory Foam

    Indulge memory foam is an advanced memory foam made by Tempur-Pedic, a top supplier of premium memory foam mattresses. It helps relieve body pressure and make the mattress more comfortable.

  3. IntelliCoil Micro

    Some models have a micro coil layer made of small, soft coil springs. The metal springs help provide a comfortable, conforming surface under your body. And because they are metal they'll keep the same feel for a very long time, and not break down over time.

  4. IntelliCoil / IntelliCoil HD

    All have a coil-in-coil design that features an outer coil that's soft and a firmer interior coil that engages to provide more support under your body as more weight is added. The design gives 20% more coils than traditional designs.

  5. PrecisionEdge + Air Vent

    The edge support system makes the top of the mattress usable, so you can sleep right up to the edge. Airflow is enhanced with breathable pocketed sleeves.

Motion Base Feature

There are three adjustable base models available for Stearns & Foster mattresses. Adjustable bases (or power bases) give you more options for using a mattress. It offers different positions for sitting in bed, reading, working, sleeping with your head or legs up, etc. Some bases have features like USB ports or massage capabilities added.

Ease 3.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo Extended Power Base
Tempur-Pedic Ease Base Tempur Ergo Base Tempur Ergo Extended Power Base
  • Wireless remote
  • Independent head and foot adjustment
  • Adjusts the head of the mattress up to 60 degrees for a sitting position
  • Legs raise up to 50 degrees
  • One-button function to return to a flat position
  • Lift capacity of 650 lbs
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • One-touch pre-set buttons
  • 2-zone massage
  • Adjustable legs to 3,6 or 9 inches
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • Head tilt adjustment
  • One-touch pre-set buttons
  • 4-zone massage
  • Adjustable legs to 3,6 or 9 inches
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly

Delivery Method

Stearns & Foster mattresses are available in select stores and online retailers, but not from Stearns and Foster directly. These are heavier mattresses and are usually delivered by the retailer’s in-home delivery service. Being a premium brand, in-home delivery is typically offered for free, along with removal of the existing mattress.

More about Stearns & Foster Brand

Woman putting sheet on a Stearns & Foster bed

Stearns & Foster has manufactured the most luxurious and lasting mattresses since 1846. Every Stearns & Foster mattress is built by certified craftsmen in a dedicated luxury cell, meaning that no other models can be built there. Every piece of material that goes into a Stearns & Foster mattress is tested to ensure top-notch durability. By constructing mattresses out of the best materials in the industry, they deliver unmatched comfort and quality. Their foam-encased edge contains a border rod to provide the best edge support available. Each mattress has twice-tempered, individually-wrapped, titanium alloy coils. They deliver the perfect balance of comfort and support.

Stearns and Foster became part of the Sealy Mattress Company, serving as the premium sister brand to Sealy Posturepedic. In more recent history, Tempurpedic bought Sealy. Stearns & Foster now resides in the Tempur-Sealy mattress company, based in Lexington, KY. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the Stearns & Foster brand. Sales growth comes from continued investments in the products. Broad acceptance of the brand by luxury mattress buyers also factors into this.

Conclusion

Stearns and Foster is a tried and true luxury mattress brand, with a long history of dependability. The mattresses include premium features to provide a high-quality product. You would expect it with the higher prices on these mattresses. The mattresses have been in wide use for decades, earning the brand hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Online review sites have mixed commentary, due to online consumer complaints. However, when you put the number of complaints in context to the millions of mattresses in use, a clearer picture is provided into this brand. You will see that it's very positive. Stearns & Foster customers have strong brand loyalty.

For those who can afford a more expensive price for a better-than-average mattress, the Stearns and Foster brand is a viable choice. The most important part of your decision is to see which features, feel, and pricing are right for 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.