Stearns and Foster Mattress Reviews

Stearns & Foster bed in a white bedroom

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, Stearns & Foster beds are still among the best today. 

About the Stearns and Foster Brand

Stearns & Foster has manufactured the most luxurious and lasting mattresses since 1846. Every 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 each 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.

Pros and Cons

PROS CONS
  • A wide selection of comfort feels, from very firm to soft as a cloud
  • The dual-stage coil provides adaptive support
  • Generous amounts of high-quality comfort materials
  • Good brand with high customer loyalty
  • You can count on the lifespan of a Stearns & Foster mattress to be at least ten years (backed by the 10-year warranty)
  • Premium pricing, these beds are expensive
  • No all-memory foam beds
  • It's hard to compare prices because the same models have different names at different stores

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Mattress Types - Construction

With their long legacy, it’s no surprise that Stearns & Foster beds are still built on traditional innerspring coils, topped with rich layers of cushioning materials. Staying current with the latest technology, they recently added another mattress type: hybrid models (innerspring with memory foam on top).  They do not make any all-foam mattresses as of now.

Stearns & Foster has a broad line-up that ranges from very firm to plush with models at various price points. There are pillow-top options as well.

Overview of Stearns and Foster Mattress Collections

Estate Mattress Collection

Estate mattress set up in a room

The Estate Collection is the most affordable, introductory level of beds. Like all S&F beds, these have soft TENCEL fabric covers, Indulge Memory Foam (some models) and precision edge support.

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Lux Estate Mattress Collection

Lux Estate mattress set up in a room

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.

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Lux Estate Hybrid Mattress Collection

Lux Estate Hybrid mattress set up in a room

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.

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Reserve Mattress Collection

Reserve mattress set up in a room

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 over $3,000, the added benefits may not be worth the extra price unless you really want "the best".

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Top 5 Rated Stearns and Foster Mattresses

Mattress Name Quick Overview Personal Recommendation  
Estate Hurston Cushion Firm corner photo
Estate Hurston Cushion Firm
  • Collection: Estate
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 4
  • Coil Count: 1504
  • Mattress Height: 14"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Estate Rockwell Plush corner photo
Estate Rockwell Plush
  • Collection: Estate
  • Comfort: Luxury Plush
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Coil Count: 1504
  • Mattress Height: 14.5"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Mattress Corner
Lux Estate Cassatt Ultra Plush Pillow Top
  • Collection: Lux Estate
  • Comfort: Plush Pillowtop
  • Comfort Scale: 7
  • Coil Count: 2284
  • Mattress Height: 16"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid corner photo
Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock Cushion Firm
  • Collection: Lux Estate Hybrid
  • Comfort: Cushion Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Coil Count: 2284
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush corner
Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush
  • Collection: Reserve
  • Comfort: Luxury Plush
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Coil Count: 3196
  • Mattress Height: 15"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Stearns and Foster Collection Comparison & Key Features

  Stearns Estate collection
Estate
Stearns Lux Estate collection
Lux Estate
Lux Estate Hybrid collection
Lux Estate Hybrid
Stearns Reserve collection
Reserve
Price $ $$ $$$ $$$$
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 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

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More on the Features

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 makes 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.

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Motion Base Features

You can use Stearns & Foster mattresses with an adjustable base to enhance your experience. Adjustable bases (also called Power Bases) give you more options for using a mattress. From sitting in bed to reading or sleeping with your head or legs up. Some even have added features like a massage function. There are four models available:

Sealy Ease 4.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo 2.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo 2.0 Smart Base TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Smart Base
Sealy Ease 4.0 Power Base - it is all black Tempur Ergo Base Ergo 2.0 Smart Base Tempur Ergo Extend Smart Base
  • Wireless remote
  • Independent head and foot adjustment
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • 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
  • Weight capacity of 650 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • QuietMode™ gently tilts your mattress to reduce snoring
  • Two-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Under-bed lighting
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • Programmable button for one-touch adjustment to your favorite position
  • Four USB Ports, two on either side of the base
  • Adjustable legs to 3", 6", 9", or 12"
  • Dual motor drive
  • One-touch button returns to a flat position
  • Weight capacity of 700 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • Voice control
  • Programmable buttons
  • QuietMode™ gently moves you to a snore-reducing position
  • Automatic snore response
  • Two-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Head and foot lift
  • Sleep coaching tracks every night of sleep for you
  • Adjustable legs
  • 700 lb weight capacity
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Wireless remote
  • Quietmode™ to ease breathing and reduce snoring
  • PerfectSeat™ for sitting in bed in a natural position
  • Programmable button for one-touch adjustment to your favorite position
  • Under-bed lighting
  • Zero-G™ creates a seated position that simulates weightlessness
  • Four-zone massage with three levels of intensity
  • Adjustable legs to 3", 6" or 9"
  • One-touch button returns to a flat position
  • Four USB ports, two on each side of the base
  • Silent Drive motors for whisper-quiet functioning
  • Pillow Tilt arranges your head to just the right position for TV watching
  • Weight capacity of 850 lbs.
  • Platform bed friendly

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Buying Experience

Stearns and 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 the removal of the existing mattress.

You can buy Stearns and Foster mattresses at US-Mattress and you'll get a 120-night money-back guarantee and a 10-year warranty. You can also finance one of these beds through several options.

Conclusion

Stearns and Foster is a tried and true luxury mattress brand, with a long history of dependability. They're expensive beds though, so why buy a Stearns and Foster mattress? Well, the mattresses include premium features to provide a high-quality product.

These mattresses are designed to stay cool with plenty of air flow. They have premium comfort foams, like Indulge HD Memory Foam, that provide excellent pressure relief. The Intellicoil system is adaptable with its support thanks to its dual coil design. These beds show some serious performance, backed up by a 120-night trial period and a 10-year warranty.

For those who can afford to pay above average for a luxury mattress, this brand is a great choice. The most important part of your decision is to see which features, feel, and pricing are right for you.

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About the Author, Joe Nashif

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