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How to Make a Hotel Bed at Home

A bed in a hotel room

There’s something undeniably enticing about the beds found in nice hotels and resorts. The way the sheets are crisply tucked, the pillows are fluffy yet supportive, and the duvet keeps you at the perfect temperature—it’s a recipe for a perfect night’s sleep. If you’ve ever wished you could recreate a hotel sleep setup at home, good news! We dug through the internet to find the products that your favorite hotels use (or great alternatives) to make every night feel like a vacation.

Bed Frame

A gray padded bedframe
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Bed frames can vary from hotel to hotel, but a great bed will always be on a solid, sturdy frame. Nice hotels usually have comfortable headboards as well, which add to the overall comfort of the bed. A platform or upholstered bed frame not only adds an elegant touch to your space but also ensures your mattress sits securely, preventing any discomfort from sagging or shifting.

National Hospitality Supply, which caters directly to hospitality industries, offers this bed base that will give your bed the sleek, lifted look of a resort room.

All Metal Bed Base

Put together this bed base in minutes.

For the full package, opt for this upholstered bed frame, which has a plush headboard that will keep you comfortable and keep your mattress secure.

Zinus Dachelle Upholstered Platform Bed Frame

Support your higher profile mattress with this platform bed's 47-inch tall headboard.


Someone sets a mattress down

The key to a real hotel experience is your mattress. Hotels tend to use medium-firm mattresses, according to mattress supplier Sit ‘n Sleep. Many mattresses also have cooling technology to keep you from sweating on hot nights.

Most IHG InteContinental™ Hotels & Resorts use the Beautyrest Napa™ Luxury Firm Pillow Top mattress, which features advanced cooling foam, enhanced plushness, and excellent support.

Beautyrest® Black IHG InterContinental Hotels Napa™ Luxury Firm Pillow Top

The easiest way to build a hotel bed is to buy the actual mattresses hotels use.

If you’re a fan of Marriott hotels, you can purchase their mattresses through their website.

Foam Mattress & Box Spring Set

Made of high-density soy-based foam, this durable mattress remains firm for years of restful nights.

While the above two mattresses will definitely give you that resort feel, they both come with a hefty price tag. For a similar feel on a much more realistic budget, this foam and spring mattress is a great pick.

Zinus 8 Inch Foam and SpringMattress

Soft, yet durable foam layers combined with steel innersprings results in a supportive spring mattress with the right hint of conforming softness.


A white pillow and sheet set
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With high guest over and frequent washing, hotel sheets need to be durable and resilient while still providing exceptional comfort. The bed sheets that hotels use also tend to offer cooling benefits for a great night’s sleep.

According to Early Bird by Amerisleep, one of the most popular materials found in hotel bed sheets is cotton percale. This material is light and airy while staying durable through many washes.

100% Cotton Percale Sheets

100% Cotton Percale Weave Sheet Set brings the crispiness and longevity that is comparable to prestigious hotel.

If you want to splurge on the real thing, Four Seasons sells their signature supima cotton sheet set on their website.

Four Seasons Sheet Set

Bring a touch of Four Seasons to your bedroom décor, with our luxurious 100% Long Staple Supima cotton sheet set.


A bed with white sheets
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The first thing you probably notice about hotel or resort beds is the number of pillows stacked on the front. Many hotels offer at least two types of pillows per bed in order to let you choose the material and firmness level that you’re most comfortable with.

Down or down-alternative pillows are a popular choice in nice hotels. These pillows are super soft but also provide enough support for most sleepers.

Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows

These pillows have a 250 thread count cover filled with a soft down alternative.

Gusset pillows are also common on hotel beds for aesthetic purposes. These are great for adding support while sitting up in bed, as well as for back sleepers who like a firm pillow.

Utopia Bedding Bed Pillows

Pack of two white gusset pillows with a white piping and double stitching that gives a stylish look to the pillows and also enhances durability.


A man sleeps under a white duvet
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The crowning jewel of a hotel bed is often the duvet or comforter. For a quick clarification on the difference: a comforter is a single piece of bedding while a duvet often needs to be covered with a duvet cover, similar to how a pillow is covered with a pillowcase.

Hotels use both comforters and duvets, but the crisp, all-white beds are often sporting duvets, with or without a cover. Look for a duvet with a high fill power, indicating its fluffiness and insulating ability. If you want to real deal, you can purchase Marriott’s duvet insert on Amazon.

Marriott Down Alternative Duvet Insert

Bring the comfort of your favorite Marriott Hotels home with the Marriott Hotel Down Alternative Duvet Comforter.

For a budget-friendly alternative, get this duvet insert that can also be used as a comforter on its own.

Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert

Extremely soft material with siliconized fiberfill alternative filling provides a comfy and cozy feel.

Recreating the allure of a hotel bed at home is definitely possible. It will take a little bit of work to pull all the pieces together, but with the right mattress, pillows, and sheets, you can make every night feel like you’re sleeping at a luxury resort.

Anne Taylor Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor is a writer with a BA in Journalism and a passion for storytelling. Her work has been published on a variety of websites including Mental Floss and Well + Good, and she recently published her first novel, What it Takes to Lose. When she's not writing, Anne loves to travel (19 countries and counting), spend time outside, and play with her dog, Pepper. Read Full Bio »
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