Saatva vs. Simmons Beautyrest Black Mattress Comparison

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Saatva was founded in 2010. The company currently offers one innerspring mattress model. The comfort layer is designed with layers of polyfoam, memory foam, and pocketed 14.5-gauge minicoils. The support core is constructed with 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils, and also features a polyfoam encasement. The mattress has an organic cotton cover with a layer of Euro-top padding. The Saatva mattress is available in two thicknesses — 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ — and three firmness options.

Simmons Bedding Company has been in business since 1870, but the brand (along with Serta) was acquired by Advent International in 2012. The company’s Beautyrest Black collection consists of nine individual innerspring models of varying thicknesses, most of which are available in at least two firmness options.

This guide will compare the Saatva mattress and the models found in the Simmons Beautyrest collection based on factors like pricing, construction, and performance, as well as the delivery, return, and warranty policies of both brands.  

 

Brand Summary

Pros of the Saatva mattress include:

  • Multiple firmness and thickness options
  • Strong edge support
  • Good responsiveness for sex
  • Free White Glove delivery and a 120-night sleep trial

Pros of Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses include:

  • Extensive range of design, firmness, and thickness options
  • Strong edge support
  • Good responsiveness for sex
  • Wide brick-and-mortar availability

You might not be suited for the Saatva mattress if:

  • You want an exceptionally durable mattress
  • Close conforming and pressure relief are top priorities
  • You prefer to sleep on a mattress with good motion isolation

You might not be suited for Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses if:

  • You want an exceptionally durable mattress
  • Close conforming and pressure relief are top priorities
  • You have a limited mattress shopping budget
 

Sizes and Pricing

Unlike Saatva, Simmons does not disclose the size-by-size prices for the mattresses in its Beautyrest Black collection because customers can only buy these models from retailers, and not directly from Simmons; price-points vary by retailer.

The first table lists current prices for the Saatva mattress in each available size. Please note that cost is based on size alone, and the selected thickness or firmness of a Saatva mattress will not alter the price.

Mattress ModelTwinTwin XLFullQueenKingCalifornia King
Saatva$599$699$899$999$1,399$1,399

The next table lists the starting prices for Queen-size mattresses in the Simmons Beautyrest Black collection, along with all of the available sizes for each model. 

Simmons Beautyrest Black ModelStarting Price (Queen)Available Sizes
Calista$1,799 (Extra Firm)
$1,999 (Plush)
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Desiree$2,099 (Luxury Firm/Plush)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Katarina$2,399 (Luxury Firm Pillow Top/Plush Pillow Top)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Mariela$2,599 (Extra Firm/Luxury Firm/Plush)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Natasha$2,799 (Luxury Firm Pillow Top/Plush Pillow Top)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Raquel$3,099 (Luxury Firm/Luxury Plush)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Christabel$3,499 (Luxury Firm Pillow Top/Ultimate Push)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Sonya$3,799 (Luxury Firm Pillow Top)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
Tatiana$4,700 (Ultra Plush Pillow Top)Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
California King
 

Mattress Construction

The next table looks at the thickness, firmness, and other construction specifications of Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses. Please note that Simmons does not disclose certain specs, including individual layer measurements, foam densities, or materials used to make the mattress covers.

Mattress BrandProduct NameFirmness ThicknessSupport Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
SaatvaSaatva4 (Medium Soft)11 1/2″4″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils 5/8″ polyfoam
3/8″ memory foam
2 1/2″ polyfoam
4″ 14.5-gauge recycled steel pocket coils
Euro-top:
1 1/4″ polyfoam
1 oz. dacron
3/4″ fiber
Organic cotton cover
14 1/2″7″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils
6 (Medium Firm)11 1/2″4″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils 5/8″ polyfoam
3/8″ memory foam
4″ 14.5-gauge recycled steel pocket coils
Euro-top:
1 1/4″ polyfoam
1 oz. dacron
3/4″ fiber
Organic cotton cover
14 1/2″7″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils
7 (Firm)11 1/2″4″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils 7/8″ polyfoam
3/8″ memory foam
4″ 14.5-gauge recycled steel pocket coils
Euro-top:
1 1/4″ polyfoam
1 oz. dacron
3/4″ fiber
Organic cotton cover
14 1/2″7″ 13-gauge recycled bonnell coils
Simmons (Beautyrest Black Collection)Calista7.5 (Firm)12 1/2″Pocketed coilsGel polyfoam
Memory foam
Not disclosed
4 (Medium Soft)14 1/2″
Desiree5 (Medium)13 1/2″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Not disclosed
3 (Soft)
Katarina6 (Medium Firm)15″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Gel memory foam
Memory foam
Not disclosed
3 (Soft)
Mariela7.5 (Firm)14″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Latex
Not disclosed
5 (Medium Firm)15″
4 (Medium Soft)14 1/2″
Natasha6 (Medium Firm)16″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Latex
Not disclosed
3 (Soft)
Raquel5 (Medium)16″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Nanocoils
Not disclosed
3.5 (Soft)
Christabel5 (Medium)16″Pocketed coilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Nanocoils
Not disclosed
3.5 (Soft)
Sonya6 (Medium Firm)18″Pocketed CoilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Minicoils
Latex
Not disclosed
Tatiana3 (Soft)18 1/2″Pocketed CoilsPolyfoam
Memory foam
Minicoils
Latex
Not disclosed
 

Shipping Information, Trial Period & Warranty

The next four tables compare Saatva and Simmons in terms of various company policies. The first table looks at delivery and shipping; please note that mattresses in the Simmons Beautyrest Black collection are exclusively available through retailers, and the company does not handle shipping or delivery directly

CriteriaSaatvaSimmons
Delivery feeWhite Glove delivery is available free of charge to customers in the contiguous U.S.; additional fees will apply for those in CanadaVaries by selected retailer
Where do they deliver?The contiguous U.S. and Canada (not available in Hawaii and Alaska)Varies by selected retailer
How is the mattress shipped?Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shippingVaries by selected retailer
Estimated delivery time (from original order)Customers coordinate delivery date and times with Saatva personnelVaries by selected retailer
Online availabilitySaatvamattress.com
Amazon.com (not in stock at this time)
Amazon.com (select models)
Walmart.com (select models)
Other selected retailers
Amazon.com customer rating3.4
Please note that the Saatva mattress is not currently in stock on Amazon.com
The following Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses are available with customer ratings on Amazon.com:
Desiree (5.0)
Katarina (5.0)
Mariela (2.9 to 3.4)
Natasha (3.1 to 3.4)
Sonya (4.8)
Brick-and-mortar availabilitySaatva mattresses are not available in any brick-and-mortar storesSimmons Beautyrest Black mattresses are available in a wide range of brick-and-mortar locations; visitors to the company’s website can locate store(s) that are close to their current location
Courier used for deliverySaatva’s White Glove couriers handle all deliveriesVaries by selected retailer
White Glove delivery?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
Free White Glove delivery is offered for all customers in the contiguous U.S.; Canadian customers must pay additional feesVaries by selected retailer
Old mattress removal?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
Old mattress removal is included with free White Glove deliveries for customers in the contiguous U.S.; Canadian customers must pay an additional fee of $39Varies by selected retailer

Next, let’s look at sleep trial information for Saatva and Simmons. Please note that, because Beautyrest Black mattresses are exclusively sold through third-party retailers, Simmons does not offer a sleep trial for mattress orders; customers should defer to the policies of the retailer that sells them their mattress.

CriteriaSaatvaSimmons
Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
120 nightsVaries by selected retailer
Mandatory break-in period?
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
NoneVaries by selected retailer
Return charges
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
Saatva charges a $99 handling fee for mattress returnsVaries by selected retailer
Exchanges offered?
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
Saatva allows customers to exchange their mattress for a model of a different size, thickness, or firmness during the 120-night sleep trial for a handling fee of $99Varies by selected retailer
Full sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
No; The Amazon.com product page for the Saatva mattress indicates it is not currently in stock, but when this model is available, Amazon customers qualify for a 75-night sleep trial through that siteThe Amazon.com product pages for Beautyrest Black mattresses available on that site do not indicate if a sleep trial is offered

Next let’s look at the product warranties for Saatva and Beautyrest Black mattresses.

CriteriaSaatvaSimmons
Warranty length15 years10 years
Nonprorated coverage
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
2 years10 years
Prorated charges
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
Saatva’s ‘Fairness Replacement Option’ allows owners to replace their mattress at the following rates, rather than having it repaired:
25% (years 3 to 5)
50% (years 6 to 10)
75% (years 11 to 15)
This warranty is entirely nonprorated
Transportation/handling charges
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
No transportation or handling charges during the first two years; during the final 13 years, owners must pay $99 each way ($198 total) for mattress repairsWith the exception of mattress owners in California, Simmons Beautyrest Black owners are required to cover all shipping and handling costs associated with mattress repairs or replacements
Foundational requirements
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
The warranty will be voided if a Queen, King, or California King mattress is used with a metal bed frame that does not have a five- or six-legged support structure; the warranty will also be voided if a Twin, Twin XL or Full mattress is used with a metal bed frame that does not have four legsFoundation frames must provide rigid center support as well as support for the head, foot and sides; Queen and King frames that do not have metal center support must use at least five wood or metal slats (1″ x 4″) and add legs to the three center slats
Indentation depth
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
1″3/4″ to 1 1/2″ (varies by model)

Lastly, let’s compare Saatva and Simmons in terms of customer service and overall brand reputation.

CriteriaSaatvaSimmons
Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
9We are unable to determine a customer service rating for Simmons because Beautyrest Black mattresses are exclusively sold through third-party retailers
Better Business Bureau RatingA+B
Company websitehttps://www.saatvamattress.com/https://www.beautyrest.com/
Online customer chat?YesNo
Phone number1-877-672-28821-877-399-9397
Phone availability24/7830am to 430pm EST (M-Th)
830am to 230pm EST (F)
Company email address[email protected]Online form
Social mediaFacebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube
Pinterest
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube
Pinterest
 

Mattress Performance Comparison

The next table compares Saatva and Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses based on performance factors like durability, motion isolation, edge support, and noise potential. All ratings are generated from authentic customer and owner reviews.

CategoryCriteriaSaatva RatingSimmons Beautyrest Black Collection RatingWhat Users Say
Customer SatisfactionBased on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the X and Y mattresses.76%64% Saatva has earned a much higher customer satisfaction rating than the mattresses in the Beautyrest Black collection.
Durability The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replacedFairFairDurability is one of the chief complaints among Beautyrest Black owners. Longevity is somewhat better for the Saatva, though the Euro-top cover can deteriorate rather quickly.
Motion IsolationFoam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions.FairGoodMost Beautyrest Black models absorb and minimize transfer, particularly those with multiple memory foam/latex layers. Motion isolation for the Saatva is fair, which is on par with other innersprings.
Sex Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models.Very GoodVery GoodBoth the Saatva and the Beautyrest Black mattresses should be responsive enough for most couples.
ConformingFoam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back painGoodGoodThe Saatva conforms closer than other innersprings for better pressure relief; most Beautyrest Black models provide good conforming as well.
Temperature NeutralityFoam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.GoodFairBeautyrest Black mattresses sleep warmer than most innersprings, including the Saatva.
Off-gassingSome mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.GoodFairOdor potential is higher for the Beautyrest Black mattresses due to their thick foam layers; the Saatva emits minimal odor by comparison, but some smells have been reported.
Edge SupportBecause of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit.Very GoodVery GoodLike most innersprings, the Saatva and Beautyrest Black mattresses offer sturdy edge support with minimal sinkage in places where people sit.
NoiseFoam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal componentsGoodFairThe Saatva is relatively quiet for an innerspring, while Beautyrest Black mattresses are known to produce some squeaks and creaks.
Ease of Moving and RotatingAll mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.  PoorPoorA Queen-size Saatva weighs 120 pounds, making it very difficult to move; most Queen-size Beautyrest Black models weigh at least 10 to 15 pounds more than this.

When selecting a new mattress, shoppers should take their body weight and preferred sleep position into account. The next table compares the Saatva mattress and the Beautyrest Black collection based on feedback from sleepers in different weight and position groups. Please note that sleeper experience may vary based on different thickness and firmness options.

Sleeper PositionSleeper WeightSaatvaSimmons Beautyrest Black Collection
Side130 lbs or lessGoodGood
130 lbs to 230 lbsVery GoodGood
230 lbs or moreGoodFair
Back130 lbs or lessVery GoodGood
130 lbs to 230 lbsVery GoodGood
230 lbs or moreGoodFair
Stomach130 lbs or lessFairGood
130 lbs to 230 lbsFairFair
230 lbs or moreFairFair
 

Conclusion

Saatva offers one innerspring mattress that has received a customer satisfaction rating of 76%. To read more about this brand, please visit out Saatva Mattress Reviews page.

The Simmons Beautyrest Black collection consists of nine different innerspring mattress designs that are available with various firmness options. For more information on Simmons Beautyrest, please check out our Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Reviews page.

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.

 
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