Saatva vs. Simmons Beautyrest Black Mattress Comparison

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Quick Summary – Saatva vs. Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela

Saatva was founded in 2010. The brand’s flagship mattress, the Saatva, is an innerspring model constructed with a foam-padded Euro-top cover, comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam, and a transitional layer of pocketed coils. The support core consists of Bonnell coils. The Saatva is sold in two thickness profiles – 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ – as well as ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) designs.

The Simmons Bedding Company has been in business since 1870, and its flagship mattress brand – Simmons Beautyrest – was first sold in 1925. Simmons Beautyrest currently offers a total of nine innerspring mattresses in the exclusive Black collection. For this comparison page, we’ve chosen to profile the Mariela mattress because its construction, design options, and sleeper experiences most closely align with those of the Saatva. The Mariela is constructed with comfort layers of foam and latex, along with transitional foam and pocketed coil support core layers. This bed is available in three firmness options: ‘Soft’ (3.5), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5).

Please note: Both Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest sell other mattresses in addition to the models listed above.

This page exclusively compares the Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Mariela. For more information on other beds from these brands, please check out our Saatva Mattress Reviews and Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Reviews pages.

The Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattresses share similarities in terms of construction, thickness, and firmness options, but these beds also differ in several key ways. On this page, we’ll compare the unique attributes, advantages, and drawbacks of each mattress model, along with the customer policies of both brands.

Saatva mattresses are great for…

  • Side, back, and stomach sleepers in any weight group (light sleepers should consider the soft make)
  • Those who prefer thicker, higher-profile beds
  • People who experience aches and pains in their neck, back, and other sensitive areas

 

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Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattresses are great for…

  • Side, back, and stomach sleepers in any weight group
  • Sleepers who prefer responsive beds
  • Those who tend to sleep hot

 

Tuck readers can purchase a Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattress at the lowest available price

Saatva vs. Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
Saatva Mattress
Spring
Multiple Firmness Options
Moderate
Good for Sex
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 4, 6, 7.5
  • 120 night
  • 15 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 120 lbs
  • Innerspring
  • 1099/Queen
  • Varies

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

Motion Isolation
Fair

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

Conforming
Good

Saatva features coil-on-coil construction and memory foam in the comfort layer. This allows the mattress to conform more closely and relieve pressure to a greater extent than many competing innersprings — but all-foam and latex mattresses are considered the best option for sleepers that prefer close conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Very Good

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

Off-gassing
Good

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

Edge Support
Very Good

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

Noise
Good

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

Mariela (Black)
Spring
Multiple Firmness Options
Expensive
Good for Sex
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 3.5, 6, 7.5
  • None
  • 10 Year, Non-prorated
  • in-store
  • Varies
  • Innerspring
  • $2,599/Queen
  • N/A

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

The Mariela has an expected lifespan of five to seven years, which is comparable to the average innerspring.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

Thanks to its thick foam and synthetic latex layers, the Mariela is able to absorb and minimize motion transfer much better than most other innersprings.

Conforming
Good

The Mariela has a thick comfort system that offers varying degrees of conforming, depending on the selected firmness.

Sex
Very Good

The Mariela is fairly responsive, making it suitable for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Good air circulation through the Mariela's pocketed coil layer helps cool off the bed, providing a comfortable temperature for most sleepers.

Off-gassing
Good

Off-gassing is not a major issue with the Mariela; its coil layer helps air out unpleasant smells fairly well.

Edge Support
Very Good

Edge support is a key strength of the Mariela, which uses coils and transitional foam to reinforce the entire bed and reduce sinkage around the perimeter.

Noise
Good

Some squeaks and creaks are to be expected from the Mariela, but its pocketed coils and thick comfort layers help minimize noise to a noticeable extent.

Sizes and Pricing

First let’s compare prices for the Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattresses. The table below includes listed prices for both beds. Please note that Simmons Beautyrest sells the Mariela mattress exclusively through third-party retailers; as a result, prices may vary by seller. The price-points listed for the Mariela are estimates based on the bed’s top online and brick-and-mortar sellers.

Size Saatva Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela
Twin Saatva Not available
Twin XL $599 $1,999
Full $749 $2,369
Queen $999 $2,599
King $1,099 $3,299
California King $1,499 $3,299

Mattress Construction

Next we’ll the look at how the Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattresses are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds. Please note that Simmons Beautyrest does not disclose certain specifications – such as layer thickness or foam density – for the Mariela.

Specification Saatva Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela
Firmness 4 (Medium Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
3.5 (Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
Thickness 11 1/2″
14 1/2″
14″ (Firm)
14 1/2″ (Soft)
15 (Medium Firm)
Weight (Queen) 110 to 120 lbs. 119 lbs.
Support Core Components 4″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (11 1/2″ Model)
7″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (14 1/2″ Model)
Transitional Polyfoam
Pocketed Coils (13.5 to 14.5 Gauge)
Comfort Layer Components 7/8″ Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Recycled 14.5-Gauge Pocketed Coils
Gel Memory Foam/Memory Foam/Polyfoam
Memory Foam
Synthetic Latex
Cover Composition Organic Cotton Euro-Top with:
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Dacron Fibers
Quilted Fabric with Polyfoam

How is the Saatva built?

The Saatva mattress is made with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, along with organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with foam for extra padding and a transitional layer of pocketed coils. Bonnell coils make up the support core. The 11 1/2″ Saatva has a 4″ Bonnell coil layer while the 14 1/2″ model has a 7″ Bonnell coil layer.

The Saatva is also available in three different firmness settings: ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5). The softer option offers closer conforming than the ‘Medium Firm’ and ‘Firm’ models. A Queen-size Saatva weighs 110 to 120 pounds, depending on the thickness, making the mattress relatively heavy and difficult to move and rotate.

How is the Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela built?

Features of the Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela somewhat depend on the selected firmness. For example, the topmost layer is different for each firmness option. The ‘Soft’ option has a top layer of gel memory foam; the ‘Medium Firm’ option has a layer of standard memory foam; and the ‘Firm’ option has a layer of polyfoam. All three models have additional comfort layers of memory foam and synthetic latex.

The Mariela’s support core begins with a layer of transitional polyfoam, followed by the pocketed coils. In the ‘Medium Firm’ and ‘Firm’ beds, the coils are 13.5-gauge; the ‘Medium Firm’ mattress has 14.75-gauge coils. The mattress measures 14″ to 15″ thick, depending on the selected firmness, giving it a much higher profile than most mattresses sold today (the average bed measures roughly 10″ thick). A Queen-size Mariela weighs roughly 119 lbs., which is on par with the average innerspring/hybrid weight but still relatively heavy and difficult to move/rotate.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Saatva Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
Mariela (Black)
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR

Saatva Sleeper Ratings

Because it is available in three firmness options, the Saatva is suitable for most sleepers. Heavier individuals, as well as back and stomach sleepers, tend to prefer the firmer options because they offer more support and conform to the sleeper’s body without sagging. The ‘Medium Soft’ design may be the best option for lighter individuals and side sleepers, both of whom typically feel most comfortable on beds that conform closely.

Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela Sleeper Ratings

Like the Saatva, the Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela offers three firmness options to accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position. Lighter individuals and side sleepers tend to feel most comfortable on the ‘Soft’ design, which cushions their body and offers close conforming for better spinal alignment and pain relief. Heavier individuals and back/stomach sleepers may find that the ‘Medium Firm’ or ‘Firm’ beds offer a better sleep experience.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Saatva

Sleep trial 120 nights
Refund Full minus $99 transportation fee
Warranty 15 years, partially prorated
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Saatva mattress.

  1. A break-in period is not required; customers may return their mattress at any point of the sleep trial and receive a full refund.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the delivery date.
  3. A transportation fee of $99 will be deducted from all refunds issued for mattress returns. Additionally, mattress exchanges are available for the same $99 surcharge.

Warranty

Saatva offers a 15-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first two years of ownership, Saatva will repair or replace mattresses with defects free of charge. Beginning in the third year, Saatva will repair defective mattresses for a transportation fee of $99 each way ($198 total).
  2. In addition to the terms listed above, Saatva offers the ‘Fairness Replacement Option.’ This allows customers to replace a defective mattress (instead of having it repaired) for 30% of the original price during years 3 to 5; 50% during years 6 to 10; and 75% during years 11 to 15Saatva will pay all associated shipping and transportation charges, and owners are allowed to keep the original mattress at no extra cost.
  3. The warranty will be voided if mattresses are not used with metal frames that have at least four to five legs; additionally, center support is required for Queen, King, and California King sizes.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse or neglect.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable, and is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer are not eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Saatva mattresses is as follows:

  1. Saatva will not ship mattresses to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas U.S. territories.
  2. Saatva offers free White Glove delivery for all orders. White Glove delivery includes in-home assembly, along with old mattress removal at no extra charge. Customers receive a four-hour window for their delivery date.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shipping.
Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Canada.
Delivery Fee: Free White Glove delivery is offered to all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for customers at no extra cost as part of Saatva’s White Glove delivery offer.

Simmons Beautyrest

Sleep trial None (see below)
Refund Refunds not available through Simmons Beautyrest (see below)
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? Simmons Beautyrest does not ship mattresses directly to customers (see below)
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Simmons Beautyrest sells mattresses exclusively through third-party retailers and distributors. As a result, the company does not offer a sleep trial, nor do they accept returns or issue refunds to purchasers. Customers should defer to the sleep trial and return policy of the seller from which they buy their Mariela mattress.

Warranty

Simmons Beautyrest offers a 10-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated
  2. Simmons Beautyrest will void the warranty if the mattress is not used with a proper support system. Adequate support options include: a frame with rigid center support; a frame with at least five hardwood or metal slats (Queen size and larger); or a solid platform on top of a slatted system if slats are more than two inches (2″) apart.
  3. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
  4. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, vermin infestation, and other types of physical damage that occur due to misuse or neglect.
  5. This warranty is non-transferable, and is exclusively available to original purchasers who buy their mattress from an authorized Simmons Beautyrest retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela mattresses is as follows:

  1. Because the company only sells products through third-party retailers, Simmons Beautyrest does not ship mattresses directly to customers. Buyers should defer to the seller’s shipping and delivery options

Our Recommendations

Choose the Saatva if...
  • You experience frequent aches and pains
  • You and your partner prefer responsive sleep surfaces
  • You tend to sleep hot
The Saatva may not be suitable if...
  • You prefer low- to medium-profile beds
  • You want a less responsive bed that offers close body conforming
Choose the Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela if...
  • You like the feel of high-profile beds
  • You and your partner prefer responsive sleep surfaces
  • You tend to sleep hot
The Simmons Beautyrest Black Mariela may not be suitable if...
  • You prefer low- to medium-profile beds
  • You want a less responsive bed that offers close body conforming

Additional Information

Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.