One way to pick the right mattress: Figure out what kind you were sleeping on at a hotel where you had a particularly restful night. Here’s what guests sleep on at five local luxury hotels.
The Fairmont Stearns & Foster Plush Luxury Pillowtop for Fairmont Gold guests has layers of “SuperSoft Flawless” foam. Others sleep on the Fairmont Posturepedic Luxury Plush Pillowtop. Both are by Sealy, at us.fairmontstore.com; $1,700 to $3,200.
Four Seasons Bed. Made with GelTouch foam that absorbs body heat. Guests choose from three toppers ranging from firm to plush. Call 202-342-0444 to purchase; $1,649 to $2,249 (including a topper).
Kimpton Bed by Sealy. The no-flip mattress used in all Kimpton properties has layers of insulation and keeps you from noticing when your partner moves. Available at kimptonstyle.com; $1,295 to $1,970.
Simmons Beautyrest Eminence Recharge Plush. Mandarin’s mattresses have built-in ventilation to keep you cool. They’re from Simmons’ hospitality line, but similar versions are at macys.com.
W Plush Top and W Pillow Top. The plush top gives firmer support, while the W touts the pillow top as akin to “sleeping on a cloud.” Available at whotelsthestore.com; $849 to $1,570.
This article appears in the March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.