July 18, 2014
Comparison shopping for a mattress can be very confusing because different retailers have different names for essentially the same mattress. You have to look at the specs of the mattress, which takes extra effort and can be frustrating. Sometimes, retailers will have slightly different specs, which will have no impact on how the mattress feels and is essentially the same mattress.
In this guide I’ll do all of the work for you to make it easier to comparison shop for the Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. Whether you saw a mattress in store and want to find a lower price online, or saw a mattress online and want to try it in a store first (which is a good idea), this chart can help. (Update: The 2014 models are being discontinued and a lot of retailers are coming out with the 2015 Beautyrest models. Here is the comparison chart for the 2015 models. This also means you can get some good deals on floor models and clearance merchandise. Check to see if your local store has any, and if not, check out US Mattress’s selection here. )
(To jump directly to the chart, click here)
Beautyrest comes in a few different levels. There is the Beautyrest Recharge Classic and the Beautyrest Recharge World Class. There are also levels above that, but they vary from retailer to retailer, and it’s harder to comparison shop. Some have the Beautyrest Ultra, some have the Beautyrest Black, some have the Beautyrest Legend. But everybody has the Classic and World Class, so that’s what I’m focusing on.
When you’re comparing prices, make sure you select the correct boxspring. Some retailers have the mattress and boxspring set as the default, some have just the mattress and you need to add the boxspring manually.
To use this chart, just find the model you want to compare, and compare models in the same row. Enter the model name of what you want to compare in the search box for quicker results. Click on the name to open a new window to that retailer to see the price. L1, L2, and L3 stand for “level 1, level 2, level 3” within the recharge classic lineup.
Simmons Beautyrest Recharge 2014 Comparison Chart
|Lineup||Macy's||Sleepy's||1800 Mattress||US-mattress||Overstock||Mattress Firm|
|Classic - |
|Clearwater Tight Top Firm||Striped Firm||Recharge Firm||-||-||Greenwood Firm|
|Basic plush||-||-||-||Adda Plush||Issa Plush||Edmore Plush|
|L1 Firm||-||-||Kenosha Place Luxury Firm||Maddyn Luxury Firm||Mitzi Luxury Firm|
|L1 Plush||-||Shakespeare Plush||Recharge Plush||Kenosha Place Plush||Maddyn Plush||-|
|L1 Plush Pillowtop||-||-||-||Kenosha Place Plush Pillowtop||Maddyn Plush Pillowtop||Hatteras Plush Pillowtop|
|L2 Plush||Bainbridge Tight Top Plush||Shakespeare Luxury Plush||Recharge Luxury Plush||Lydia Manor Plush||Lilah Plush||-|
|L2 Firm||Bainbridge Tight Top Firm||Shakespeare Luxury Firm||Recharge Luxury Firm||Lydia Manor Luxury Firm||Lilah Luxury Firm||-|
|L2 Extra firm||-||-||-||Lydia Manor Extra Firm||Lilah Extra Firm||-|
|L2 Plush Pillowtop||Bainbridge Pillowtop Plush||Shakespeare Luxury Plush Pillowtop||Recharge Luxury Pillowtop||Lydia Manor Plush Pillowtop||Lilah Plush Pillowtop||-|
|L2 Firm Pillowtop||Bainbridge Pillowtop Firm||-||-||Lydia Manor Luxury Firm Pillowtop||Lilah Luxury Firm Pillowtop||-|
|L3 Extra Firm||Castleton Tight Top Extra Firm||Shakespeare Supreme Luxury Firm||Recharge Supreme Luxury Firm||Monument Valley Extra Firm||Reynaldo Extra Firm||-|
|L3 Plush||-||-||-||Monument Valley Plush||Reynaldo Plush||-|
|L3 Luxury Firm||-||-||-||Monument Valley Luxury Firm||Reynaldo Luxury Firm||Fischer Island Luxury Firm|
|L3 Firm Pillowtop||Castleton Luxury Firm Pillowtop||-||-||Monument Valley Luxury Firm Pillowtop||Reynaldo Luxury Firm Pillowtop||Doublegate Luxury Firm Pillowtop|
|L3 Plush Pillowtop||Castleton Pillowtop Luxury Plush||Shakespeare Supreme Luxury Plush Pillowtop||Recharge Supreme Luxury Pillowtop||Monument Valley Plush Pillowtop||Reynaldo Plush Pillowtop||-|
|World Class -Extra Firm||Seabring Tight Top Extra Firm||-||-||Phillipsburg Firm||Sea Glen Extra Firm||Contender Firm|
|Firm||-||Shakespeare World Class Luxury Firm||World Class Luxury Firm||Phillipsburg Luxury Firm||Sea Glen Luxury Firm||-|
|Plush||-||Shakespeare World Class Luxury Plush||World Class Luxury Plush||Phillipsburg Plush||Sea Glen Plush||Contender Plush|
|Plush Pillowtop||-||Shakespeare World Class Luxury Plush Super Pillowtop||World Class Luxury Plush Super Pillowtop||Phillipsburg Plush Pillowtop||Sea Glen Plush Super Pillowtop||Contender Pillowtop|
|Firm Pillowtop||Sonora Firm Pillowtop||Shakespeare World Class Luxury Firm Super Pillowtop||World Class Luxury Firm Super Pillowtop||Phillipsburg Luxury Firm Pillowtop||Sea Glen Luxury Firm Super Pillowtop||-|
|Luxury Firm||Saratoga Tight Top Luxury Firm||-||-||Tillingham Luxury Firm||Rekindle Luxury Firm||-|
|Luxury Plush||Saratoga Tight Top Plush||-||-||Tillingham Luxury Plush||Rekindle Luxury Plush||-|
|Luxury Firm Pillowtop||Saratoga Pillowtop Luxury Firm||-||-||Tillingham Luxury FIrm Pillowtop||Rekindle Luxury Firm Pillowtop||-|
|Luxury Plush Pillowtop||-||-||-||Tillingham Ultra Plush Pillowtop||Rekindle Luxury Plush Pillowtop||East Hampton 15.5" Luxury Plush Pillowtop|
A few notes about the table:
- There may be minor differences in the mattresses due to the aforementioned retailer exclusives. These should have no impact on how the mattress feels.
- Check my Coupon Page to see if the retailers have any coupons to bring the price down even further.
- Consider factors like delivery speed, delivery charge, and return policy when comparing prices.
- Overstock.com only sells the mattress and boxspring as a set; you cannot buy just the mattress alone for these.
- When comparing prices, be sure to compare the correct size and whether or not it comes with a boxspring (i.e. “mattress set” vs “mattress only”)
I focused on the biggest brick-and-mortar retailers and the biggest online retailers. I wanted to do Sears as well, but they don’t put specs on their website and their links often came up broken, so I had a hard time comparing models. I obviously can’t put the model name that every small time retailer uses in the chart. So if you want to compare any other Simmons Beautyrest (or any other brand), check out my free Mattress Comparison Shopping Service. I will find the cheapest comparison models for you!
So what can you do with this information?
Either find the mattress you liked in the chart, find the lowest price, and buy it online or go back into the showroom and take advantage of a price beat guarantee. The latter might save you more money but is more time consuming. The former is quicker and easier.
If this helps you save money, please let me know in the comments below!
Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Macy’s, Sleepy’s, 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, or Overstock when you purchase a product using any links to those companies in this article.