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Sleep Reigns Supreme: The Best Queen Pillow Top Mattresses

by Michael Webster

Modern bedroom with a gray interior and a black Beautyrest pillow top mattress sitting in the middle.

At a Glance:

What is a Pillow Top Mattress? 

What to Look for in a Pillow Top Mattress

Our Best Queen Pillow Top Mattresses

Pillow Top Mattress FAQs

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It’s not exactly a secret that every one of us craves a good night’s sleep. Some like to leave the TV on, and others enjoy listening to the sounds of trickling rain; however, if you want to achieve the best rest possible ― it all begins with your mattress. Today, there are hundreds of bed options available, like a traditional pocket coil or the more convenient bed-in-a-box models, making it quite difficult to narrow it down to the best choice for your sleep patterns.

If you’re in need of a major sleeping upgrade, you can’t go wrong with a pillow top mattress. Many sleepers enjoy pillow top beds because they can provide added comfort, ideal contouring, pressure relief, and better motion isolation without compromising the orthopedic support that the mattress underneath provides.

To help you figure out if a pillow top mattress is just right for you, our team of experts has put together a handy guide with everything you need to know to help make the best decision. Plus, a review of the best queen pillow top mattress from Beautyrest that will help you start achieving restful sleep tonight! 

What is a Pillow Top Mattress?  

Have you ever wished for your mattress to feel just like the soft, cooling sensation of your pillow when you flip it over in the middle of the night? With a pillow top mattress, you’ll achieve that exact reality every night. Pillow top mattresses are very similar to innerspring beds; however, pillow tops have an extra layer of padding sewn to the top of the mattress cover to provide more overall cushion and comfortability. If you’re having trouble picturing it, imagine a giant pillow cradling you ever so softly on top of your bed as you drift off to dreamland ― hence the name “pillow top.”  

Smaller, modern bedroom with a Beauty rest Queen pillow top mattress.


Pillow top covers can actually be found on all types of mattresses but are most common on beds with a naturally firm support, like standard innerspring coils. Whether it’s a King size pillow top mattress, full-size pillow top mattress, twin pillow top mattress, or any other size, the extra padding enhances the softness of most spring beds to provide more pressure relief for your heavier body parts such as the shoulders and hips.  

Designed with ideal body contouring in mind, pillow top beds are crafted from softer materials like latex foam, wool, fiberfill, and different memory foams to help you doze off to sleep with ease. Here are just a couple of benefits that come with sleeping on pillow top mattresses:  

  • Pillow tops drastically improve the contouring abilities and softness of a pocketed coil or innerspring mattress. 
  • The extra layer of foam creates a barrier between the coil support when you sleep.  
  • A pillow topper relieves pressure points without sacrificing the support of an innerspring bed (this also decreases back pain and maximizes spinal alignment.)  

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What to Look for in a Pillow Top Mattress

Before you take a look at some of our top queen pillow top mattresses available, there are a couple of considerations you need to think about before making a purchase.


Your bodyweight will come into play when choosing the firmness and style of the pillow top layer. Also, because pillow top mattresses are typically soft and thin, most sleepers will be able to feel the firmness of the mattress underneath. This creates a nice balance of softness and stability for heavier sleepers who need a more supportive, firmer bed.

Sleeping position

If you sleep on your side, a pillow top mattress can be a healthy addition for your shoulders and hips. If you’re a stomach or back sleeper, we recommend making sure the pillow top bed you choose has the appropriate firmness for this sleeping position, which requires more support throughout the surface to keep the spine and body aligned.


If you tend to sleep on the warmer side, look for pillow top mattresses that incorporate breathable materials that allow for more airflow. Pillow tops and hybrid mattresses with pocketed coils tend to sleep more cool, due to their build-up of cotton, wool, and latex.

Our Best Queen Pillow Top Mattresses

Everyone deserves the absolute best night’s sleep, and you shouldn’t let your old or faulty mattress get in the way of that. To help you get back the quality sleep you rightfully deserve, our experts have selected the best queen pillow top mattresses from our catalog that will ensure you land on a cloud night after night.

Beautyrest® Black® C-Class™ Medium Innerspring Pillow Top Queen Mattress

Stock photo of a black Beautyrest C class Queen pillow top mattress.

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For the perfect blend of luxury-style comfort and advanced sleep technology, feast your eyes on this Beautyrest queen mattress. This Beautyrest Black mattress truly encompasses the brand’s best features in this innovative and exclusive design. This queen pillow top mattress features T3 Pocketed Coils that better absorb energy, reduce motion, and provide exceptional resilience for support, durability, and undisturbed sleep. Plus, with tech only found in Beautyrest Black models, this mattress also comes equipped with BlackICE 4.0, which uses four different cooling actions to help you feel cooler than the other side of the pillow and get the sleep you deserve.

Beautyrest® Black® K-Class™ Firm Hybrid Pillow Top Queen Mattress

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With highly sophisticated engineering and a distinctive quality construction, this Beautyrest hybrid mattress will have you sleeping your very best every day. This Beautyrest pillow top mattress features all of the exclusive sleep technology as the C-class model we already mentioned above, including RightTemp memory foam. This layer infuses strong, highly conductive carbon fibers for ideal temperature management and durability to relieve heavy pressure points while you rest. And with 2,000 Nano coils built-in, this queen pillow top bed provides enhanced conformability and pressure relief with individualized back support ― no matter your body shape.

Beautyrest® Fremont Plush Pillow Top Queen Mattress

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If you’re in search of a high-quality mattress at an affordable price point, this queen pillow top bed from Beautyrest features exciting new innovations in support, cooling, and sustainability, all working together in harmony to unlock your best sleep possible. This Beautyrest plush pillow top model features the brand’s T1 Pocketed Coil Technology that provides additional lumbar support where you need it most. Plus, this bed is also equipped with a premium memory foam infused with charcoal that creates natural cooling and pressure relief.

As an added bonus, this Beautyrest queen mattress also features naturally cool, eco-friendly TENCEL fabric made from recycled plastics. As a matter of fact, each queen mattress from Beautyrest that features this fabric helps eliminate the equivalent of up to 25 water bottles from our oceans.

Beautyrest® Black® Natasha™ II C-Class Plush Hybrid Pillow Top Queen Mattress

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High-quality comfort will always lead to high-quality sleep. This queen pillow top mattress from Beautyrest will instantly soothe your body with plushy softness every single night when you hit the hay. Packed inside this Beautyrest pillow top mattress are layers of GelTouch memory foam that provide fantastic pressure relief, airflow, and breathability. The GelTouch foam is then accompanied by the brand’s BeautyEdge construction for perfect edge-to--edge stability and T3 Pocketed Coil Technology that targets your biggest pain points. Serving as an incredibly worthy solution for side sleepers and for those looking for added contour when they turn out the lights, this pillow top mattress will have you waking up more refreshed from truly indulgent, restorative sleep.

Queen Pillow Top Mattress FAQs

When it comes to the benefits of pillow top mattresses, there is plenty to discuss. And while we cover a fair amount of information regarding this type of bed in this guide, here are just a couple of frequently asked questions from customers like you who are considering going with a pillow top model.

Q: How many inches is a pillow top queen mattress?

A: PIllow top mattresses are thicker than normal mattresses. While the height of padding can vary, for the most part, pillow top mattresses have a depth of 7 to 22 inches.

Q: Are queen pillow top mattresses good for side sleepers? 

A: Pillow top mattresses are recommended for side sleepers because of how plush they are. The additional yield from their bases makes them ideal for side sleepers as they have plenty of give and will not resist the body.  

Q: Can you flip a pillow top mattress?  

A: You shouldn’t flip any type of mattress unless it’s specifically marketed as a double-sided mattress. Most latex, memory foam, hybrid, and pillow top mattresses are one-sided. When you flip one-sided mattresses, it can lead to excessive pressure on the comfort layer, causing irreversible damage to the bed.  

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Why Trust Spencer’s TV & Appliance?       

Since 1973, Spencer’s TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The secret to our longevity is simple: personal service. Customer satisfaction has always been the focus of our business, and throughout the years, we have been able to work hard with our suppliers to bring you the best prices. After all, getting customers the best price and personal attention is how we compete with big-box stores, day in and day out.  

Not only do we offer top-rated appliances, name-brand electronics, and the best mattresses on the market but we also provide water treatment solutions and perform kitchen design services. Stop by your nearest Spencer’s and see what you’re missing!     

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At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop Queen size pillow top mattresses today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the best pillow top mattress, no matter what! Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!      

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