Currently, several retailers are listing the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Pillow Top mattress on sale at a price of less than $1,000 for a queen-sized mattress set. Wow, this is a great price for a decent product. As we noted in our Simmons Beautyrest Review, this line of products is the “entry” point if you are getting into a Simmons product. Overall, it remains a good product and will suit almost everyone’s comfort and support needs. But Beautyrest, which is subordinate to the Simmons Beautyrest Black Collection when it comes to luxury sleep sets, has several sub-collections within it. And where the Simmons Belmont Pillow Top mattresses fit in is the Beautyrest Classic range.
What is Great About the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Pillow Top
The Simmons Belmont mattress has several great features aside from the Sale price that many retailers will offer. In addition to the features listed in Simmons Beautyrest Classic post, this is a pocket-coil mattress that will achieve motion isolation fairly well. On the Simmons website, you will find that it describes this mattress’s motion isolation qualities as “good” (with “Better” and “Best” ahead of it) but there are several mattress brands with poor transfer qualities that don’t even come close. So while Simmons might rate it as “Good” compared to its other models, the reality is that the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont mattress is better than good when it comes to motion transfer.
The motion transfer qualities that make this mattress better than Simmons’ own internal rating will obviously relate to the higher coil count (800 individual coils) on the Belmont than on comparable (by price) pocket coil alternatives. In our view, 800 coils provides just enough to make this mattress a worthwhile investment for someone who wants to replace their regular mattress.
As for the mattress core, the Simmons Belmont mattress uses 13.25″ gauge coils. This is a mid-point for coil gauge; not quite luxury-mattress appealing, but definitely not low-end either. So while a sale price on the Simmons Belmont might suggest a low-end mattress, that is clearly not the case. A higher coil gauge means a more resilient mattress core that will retain its comfort and support qualities for a longer period of time.
One of the first things that a new Beautyrest Belmont mattress owner will notice is the comfort characteristics of this mattress. Of course, this is achieved in a couple of ways. The first is that the pillow top comfort layer, which adds a level of foam (Simmons calls it a “premium” foam, but all big-name mattress companies call it that, so don’t get distracted by the word “premium”). More likely, however, is the use of memory foam in that comfort layer, which is always present in Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, but not always presents in other brands.
What is Not So Great With The Belmont Model
Even at a sale price, the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont mattress remains an expensive product. This is not cheap given the coil count and the fact that this pocket coil mattress’s marketing will try to compare it to a 950+ coil-count with 5″ memory foam and latex foam mattresses. Now, these other mattresses will often be three times more expensive…
Also, unless you are a side sleeper, this mattress might offer too much conformity. That is to say that the best mattresses for stomach and back sleepers are often those that offer a consistent sleeping surface, such as a memory foam mattress or a continuous coil mattress. Pocket coils might conform too much and result in a “sinking” feeling (especially with time) which will often enhance back pain and result in even more tossing and turning. If you are a side sleeper, this mattress will still work, but it will work best if you are a lighter individual (under 150 lbs). And if that is the case, try it out in the showroom for up to 15 minutes to see how your back and other pressure points react.
Who Should Buy This Mattress?
Without a doubt, the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Pillow Top mattress is a great deal under $1,000. For that price (even under $1,250 to be fair), this mattress offers mid-range coil count, a good steel gauge and a warranty that is one of the best among innerspring mattress companies. There is little worry about here since Simmons is known to build a high quality product that for the most part impresses its owners.
Alternatives to the Simmons Beautyrest Belmont Mattress
- Simmons Beautyrest World Class Brathwaite Mattress – For a similar price, the Brathwaite is a market leader.
- Kingsdown Emerald Crown Crest Mattress – Similarly ranked, this Kingsdown provides a comfortable alternative to the “usual suspects” in the mid-market segment.
- Stearns and Foster Berkeley Square Mattress - A dreamy mattress, this Stearns & Foster offers the exceptional comfort and quality that the company is known for.