Silky Slumber at LE MEURICE
Juliana, HotelChatter + VegasChatter
My favorite hotel bed has to be the one at Le Meurice in Paris, namely for its silky soft sheets. When I stayed here I was about five months pregnant and I probably spent a good 12 hours straight sleeping, reading and even eating in this bed (a baguette and cheese of course.) Now that the baby is five months old, this was probably the last good sleep I had. A runner-up would have to be Encore Las Vegas which not only has a comfortable and large bed but also there's a charger in the nightstand lamp.
Sandman Found at THE W SAN FRAN
Mark, HotelChatter + Jaunted + VegasChatter
The bed at the W San Francisco was very comfy. Maybe it was because I flew cross country but dragging myself out of that bed was not easy. And when I was at W SF I remembered I had a similar experience at W Hong Kong.
East of Sleep Eden at THE EAST HONG KONG
Cynthia, HotelChatter + Jaunted
I like a pure white bed. I'm talking no gaudy throw blankets or decorative pillows; a white bed says crisp, clean and luxurious. When I walk into a room and see a white bed ready to flop into, that's heaven. My two nights at the EAST Hotel Hong Kong was an unexpected hotel revelation. That bed...it's got the magical combination of comfort, tech goodies (bedside outlets, an iHome with iPod Touch, and automatic light/blinds controls), and floor-to-ceiling windows with a sweeping Hong Kong Harbor view. After flying direct to Hong Kong and hitting the ground running in regards to work, I slept hard and fast and awoke to one of the best cities in the world at the end of the bed; you kinda can't beat that. (Note: the EAST also has free WiFi)
Light as a Feather at THE RITZ-CARLTON
Jennifer, HotelChatter + Jaunted
The best hotel bed I've slept in is the feather-top mattress at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. I think it's the feather top that made it so comfy and lulled me into an immediate sleep—I'm saving up to buy one for my own bed. I also stayed at a Sheraton years back and remember loving that Sweet Sleeper bed, too.
Beauty Sleeping at THE HOTEL YOUNTVILLE
Eric, HotelChatter + Jaunted
The bed really stood out for me from this past year was at the Hotel Yountville in Napa Valley. It was a beautiful, simple four-poster bed with sheer curtains hanging from the canopy rods. The linens were really plush Bellora sheets and a duvet that were just so cozy to snuggle in, especially with the fireplace going on a cold night. Sleeping in that bed in a room with white-washed heavy wood beams and Napa river rock walls just felt like I'd taken a quick trip to a Provencal farmhouse for the weekend. I had a great night's sleep there. Which, considering how much I travel, is rare for me while on the road!
Docking Dreams at THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL
The Boston Harbor Hotel has some pretty sweet beds. I checked in at 7am and the music was playing as I walked in from turndown night before, slippers by the bed, bed big and comfy, I didn’t want to get out of it all day.
California Dreamin' at HOTEL ANGELENO
After a month of traveling the west coast, we headed to Los Angeles, where we spent our last three nights at the Hotel Angeleno. Excited, exhausted, and kind of sad to be going home to NYC, we just wanted a place to chill out. Luckily, our bed provided exactly the haven we sought: simple, clean, and understated. No confusing layers of bed covers. No elaborate headboards. What's more, the bed faced toward our eleventh-floor balcony, so every morning, with the curtains drawn open, we would snuggle down and watch the constant flow of traffic below on highway 405—which was oddly soothing, in an indulgent, thank-god-that's-not-us kind of way.
Heavenly Stand-out at THE WESTIN NEW ORLEANS
I have two. One is the from the Westin New Orleans. Just a really comfortable bed. The only one that stands out in my life of traveling. The other one is the bed at the wrap around suite at the Showboat in Atlantic City. Nothing special about the bed, but the suite is one of the few with a balcony in AC. It looked over the Atlantic Ocean and as much as I'm not a romantic, it was beautiful. I sat there and watched the sun rise with multiple cups of coffee every day for a week.
Now you tell us--where is your favorite hotel bed? Let us know in comments below!
[All photos by HotelChatter]