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Part of the luxury and lure of staying in a lavish hotel is the bed, and with some of the finest linens in the world, and the most comfortable mattresses, these hotels generally don’t disappoint.

Think Egyptian cotton, silk pillows, and the finest Italian Frette. Or memory foam mattresses, plush pillows, and antique four-poster canopies set up to offer sweeping city views.

After having extensively slept around, from the intimate bedroom loft apartments of New York, to the lavish furnishings of Biltmore House, here are the best hotel beds from around the world.

Links to each hotel point to our own hotel reviews, so click as you scroll through to read more about our experience at each specific hotel.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco: Salt Lake City

Luxurious King Size Bed at Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City.

When it comes to luxury, Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is at the top of their game, and their luxurious king-size beds are one of the highlights of each room.

Though in competition with the bed, our 450-square-foot junior suite also featured a sitting area with queen-size memory foam sleeper sofa. We almost didn’t make it through the draped archway which lead to the bedroom itself!

Hotel 32 at The Monte Carlo: Vegas

Hotel 32 Loft: Beds 6″ longer and wider than traditional King

This Ultra King bed (6″ longer and wider than traditional King) at Hotel 32 at the Monte Carlo Vegas was definitely a treat, and their high quality linens were like being wrapped in a cloud!

One of the largest and most luxurious beds of any hotel we have stayed in to date, there was almost no reason to leave the room! And in fact we almost didn’t – our first day in Vegas was spent in bed enjoying trashy movies propped up against a plethora of super soft pillows!

Kimpton Hotel Monaco: Denver

Kimpton wins purely for throwing in a leopard skin bath robe.

With luxury Italian Frette linens, and feather down comforters and pillows, Kimpton’s King-size beds at the Hotel Monaco Denver are truly divine.

Though Kimpton hotels across the board are automatically awarded extra points for their luxury bath amenities and plush animal-print robes – a stay at a Kimpton property is truly the whole package when it comes to bed and bath!

The Inn on the Alameda: Santa Fe

The Inn on Alameda

Italian cotton bedding, thick Brazilian towels, and soft spa robes; our stay at the Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe was a definite win!

Their traditional rooms exude the hospitable comfort of classic Santa Fe style, and the bed blended right in with the southwestern decor of the overall desert theme. We were treated to simple elegance and classic comfort.

MySuites & Co Boutique Apartments: New York City

Mysuites – an intimate bedroom loft.

As luck would have it, we managed to find a beautiful boutique apartment for our recent stay in New York City, and were met with an intimate bedroom loft on entering our MySuites apartment in the Meat Packing District.

Cutting edge design and fantastic use of lighting and space – the bedroom was gorgeous, and the bed was so comfortable we were tempted to stay in and forgo sightseeing around New York completely!

The Hotel Duval: Tallahassee, Florida

Duval

If there was ever a hotel bedroom which would make you say WOW, it would be that of the Diamond Suite at Tallahassee’s Hotel Duval.

A spectacular open floor plan which combined bed and bath, one of the highlights of our stay was the ability to enjoy a luxurious bubble bath and then jump straight from the tub to the bed, sinking into more than 6 plush pillows and some of the finest linens in the world.

Casino Del Sol: Tucson, Arizona

Casino Del Sol – Egyptian Cotton

After our stay at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, I never want to be wrapped in anything other than Egyptian cotton ever again!

The Egyptian cotton triple sheeted bed was a definite highlight of our two night stay.

The Bus Hostel: Reykjavik, Iceland 

Bus Hostel.

For a hostel bed, the bed which came with our private room at the Reykjavik Bus Hostel was one of the best!

A sturdy mattress with soft, cushy pillows and wonderfully insulated linens kept us warm throughout each Icelandic night.

DoubleTree by Hilton: Naples, Florida

Sweet Dreams

With Hilton’s signature Sweet Dreams bedding, our stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Naples really did make for sweet dreams!

Their mattress and box spring set offers extra comfy-ness through a specialized design and construction that includes continuous innerspring support, a movement-reducing foundation, and a soothing quilted top. Click here to read more about premium guidelines for the foundation of memory foam or any sorts of mattresses.

Kings Courtyard Inn: Charleston, South Carolina

A  beautiful antique four poster canopied bed.

Our stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn in Charleston, South Carolina, meant sleeping in a beautiful antique four poster canopied bed.

Enough said!

Oasis Suites Hotel: Outer Banks, North Carolina

Oasis – beautiful water views from the silk linens of bed.

Our stay at the luxurious Oasis apartments in South Carolina’s Outer banks meant one thing when it came time for bed: silk!

Though the bedroom came with one other major perk – spectacular water views from the bed over the private balcony which overlooked the Roanoke Sound.

Mandarin Oriental: Washington DC

Mandarin Oriental – a luxury bed with a view!

With an emphasis on comfort and luxury, our beautiful suite at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC used a soft taupe and cream color palette, a color scheme which extended to the luxury King size bed.

The beautiful bed was positioned directly opposite the suite’s expansive windows, offering amazing views overlooking the white-domed Jefferson Memorial from bed.

Inn on Biltmore Estate: Ashville, North Carolina

Biltmore. Lavish to say the least.

The luxurious suites at the Inn on Biltmore Estate are a great place to stay on your visit to Biltmore – and the furnishings, bed included, are lavish to say the least!

Plush pillows, luxury linens, and beautiful woodland views straight from bed – there is no place I would rather rest my head!

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. Isn’t it the truth that we always remember the bed! For me best consistently is the Westin Heavenly Bed. Most luxurious were the real linen sheets at Hotel Bristol Vienna, and best sleep was in a Norwegian hut between two layers of eiderdown. I liked that you focused on unique properties that would get people out of the cookie cutter box and into bed! :)

    • Absolutely – a bed is a make or break! Thanks for the tip about the Westin – we havent actually experienced one of their hotels yet so will have to make a note for our upcoming trip to test out their beds at least once!

      Glad you enjoyed the post Betsy :)

  2. My favorite hotel bed was at the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort in Liwa, United Arab Emirates. It was so soft and comfy. You really should try that bed. I will make your next list.

    • Thanks for the tip! I actually keep a fairly comprehensive travel bucketlist in a super organized excel document, so I will absolutely be adding this to my list!

      Thanks Jennifer!

  3. I have had Frette sheets from the Orchidea bedding collection for over a decade and they’re still beautiful. I now have them on every bed (except for the kiddo’s). You get what you pay for.

    • Frette is amazing aren’t they! We’re moving to Australia mid this year and will actually be setting up a permanent base for the first time, so we’re looking forward to investing in quality furniture and linens for a change – can’t wait to start shopping at Frette!!

  4. OK. That boutique apartment in NYC — must stay! So cute!

    • That was a really good find – highly recommend MySuites if you’re heading through New York any time soon :)

  5. These all look SO comfy! Pinning this post for future reference in the hopes I can stay in a few on my travels. I was glad to see one of the hotels from my hometown of Charleston–I’ve heard great things about the Kings Courtyard Inn! :)

    • OMG Natalie they really all were! Definitely consider booking at one of the above hotels if you find yourself traveling through any of the locations – the bed truly does make all the difference!!

      Kings Courtyard Inn was amazing, we really loved our time there – simple elegance and comfortable with a great range of amenities while staying true to its historic beginnings.

  6. Some beautiful looking hotel rooms – you appear to have a thing for big headboards! :)

  7. I see my favorite hotel brand on there…. Mandarin Oriental! I always jump at the chance to splurge at a MO property. So luxurious!

    • Love MO properties – we try and stay in them whenever we have the opportunity – such a fabulous stay every single time!

  8. Never experienced staying in a luxury hotel, so your post was especially interesting for me. Kings Courtyard Inn looks like a place I’d really like.

    • They’re definitely worth the splurge every now and then – we generally stay in mid range hotels, though have learnt to appreciate luxury accommodation from time to time :D Kings Courtyard Inn truly is a great choice if visiting Charleston – very quaint and cozy – it’s a really charming Inn :)

  9. There is nothing better than climbing into a bed with gorgeous linen after a big day of travelling. I remember after a huge trip I did to Cambodia I stayed in a really nice hotel and the soft linen was just what my weary body needed. Now it seems I have a few more hotels to try out….

    • Absolutely! And that smell of fresh sheets and clean pillows – gets me every time!

  10. This is quite a comprehensive list – with great locations to take in consideration when traveling in those cities! And some funny pics ;)

    • Glad you enjoyed it Loredana! I absolutely had to get a pic in the leopard print robe when I found it in the close at Kimpton!

  11. Well I have more experience sleeping in budget hostels, but it’s truth that after whole day of sightseeing, there is nothing better than big and soft bed. I guess this where backpacking differs from flashpacking. Thanks for this list – I will use it as inspiration for my next bookings:)

    • Definitely consider splurging if you do find yourself in a position to – after a 4 week trip camping through Africa I had a few days in Dubai before returning home. I figured 4 weeks of camping meant I deserved to spend $300 a night on accommodation, so went for it & loved every second :D

  12. LOVE Kimpton Hotels! Stayed in two of them in Philly last year and LOVED the fun touches – wild-inspired bathrobes?! Yes please!

    • They’re such a fab and fun brand! We love hitting up their hotels and are hoping to make it to a few on our upcoming road-trip to Alaska :) The robes are so much fun :D

  13. So many wonderful hotel rooms. One of my favorite things about staying in a hotel room is the fluffy robes. I loved the one you’re wearing at the Kimpton. It looks soft and cozy. Although I’ve stayed in plenty of comfy beds and enjoy traveling nothing ever compares to mine at home. I kiss it every time I return.

    • The Kimpton robes really are a fantastic and fun touch to the rooms – makes the stay memorable for sure; I’m still obviously going on about it months later so they get big points for that!

      It’s very true though about your own bed as well, there’s definitely something comforting returning to a familiar pillow after a long stint of time abroad :)

  14. It looks like the best hotel beds are in the US :)
    I love the leopard skin bath robe!

    • That was a definite plus :D Love Kimpton quirks – and yes, I guess it looks like the US is our leader for soft, comfy beds!!

  15. Wow! Those are really great rooms, I think my favorite is the one in New York with the quote in the loft. That is pretty cool. I think we stayed at the same place in Ashville! That is pretty cool.

    • The loft really was a gorgeous apartment – highly recommend MySuites if you’re in NYC, was a great way to experience the city. And crazy small world! The Biltmore Estate really was such a fab hotel!

  16. Hi Megan and Mike. Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I will keep visit your blog.

    • Thanks Rony, I’m glad you enjoy the blog! Happy travels :)

  17. Thanks for sharing with us, i like the 2 one – Hotel 32 at The Monte Carlo: Vegas

    • You’re welcome Jeska – glad you enjoyed the post :) Yes, Hotel 32 was a pretty memorable bed!! :D

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