Best Queen Mattresses Of 2022

Queens are the sweet spot of mattress sizes—big enough to fit two people comfortably while still allowing ample space in the rest of the room for other furniture. But with so many different types on the market, selecting the right one can be a challenge. 

To help highlight the best from the rest, Dream Advisor culled through hundreds of top-selling mattresses, analyzing metrics ranging from cost to comfort to convenience of ordering and shipping. Read on for our top picks. Note: Prices are accurate as of the publication date and are subject to change. 

Best Queen Mattresses of 2022

Sealy Essentials Pillow Top Mattress

Price: Starts at $764.02 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Soft

Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Hybrid Mattress

Price: Starts at $549 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium

Serta Serene Sky Mattress

Price: Starts at $599 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Varies

Linenspa 10-Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress

Price: $299.99 for a queen | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium-firm

Linenspa 10-Inch Memory Foam Mattress

Price: $299.99 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium

Dreamfoam Chill Memory Foam Mattress

Price: Starts at $474 | Type: Foam | Firmness: Varies

Lucid 12-Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress

Price: Starts at $529.99 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium

Lucid 14-Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Price: $529.99 | Type: Foam | Firmness: Soft

Casper Element Mattress

Price: Starts at $595 | Type: Foam | Firmness: Firm

Denver Mattress Co. Doctor’s Choice Plush Mattress

Price: Starts at $899.99 | Type: Hybrid | Firmness: Medium to soft

Methodology

For our Best Queen Mattresses of 2022 ranking, Dream Advisor analyzed hundreds of mattresses across an array of top brands, considering prices, shipping policies, return policies, free sleep trials and warranties, as well as mattress thickness, firmness and special features and the company’s Better Business Bureau rating and accreditation. Star ratings were determined solely by the Dream Advisor editorial team.  

How Big Are Queen Mattresses? 

Traditional queen mattresses measure  60 inches wide by 80 inches long. They’re ideal for couples and solo sleepers who want maximum space. Queen is typically considered the most popular mattress size

Types of Queen Mattresses  

Mattresses come in different sizes, as well as different types, which vary based on materials used and construction details. Generally, the main types of mattresses include: 

  • Innerspring. These mattresses typically offer a medium to firm feel and are constructed of a layer of coils surrounded by materials like latex or foam. They shine at providing temperature regulation and back support at affordable prices, but they aren’t the best when it comes to noise, preventing motion transfer and providing pressure relief. Typically, spring mattresses are recommended for back and stomach sleepers. 
  • Foam. While the type of foam used can vary from mattress to mattress—ranging from gel foam to memory foam—foam mattresses are great for preventing motion transfer and providing pressure relief. However, they can run hot and fail to provide enough support for some sleepers. Foam mattresses are typically recommended for side sleepers and those with joint pain.  
  • Hybrid. These mattresses offer the best of both worlds, as they’re typically constructed of both foam layers and coil layers. They tend to excel at offering pressure relief while also providing support, and they can be good for temperature regulation. However, they’re often more expensive than other types of mattresses. They are best for sleepers who don’t want to sacrifice softness for support. 

Other types of mattresses include latex, organic, waterbed and more.

What to Look for in a Queen Mattress 

When shopping for a queen mattress, keep in mind: 

  • Your budget. Mattresses run the gamut when it comes to cost. Research different options to find ones that fit your budget and strategically plan shopping trips around major sales.
  • Your personal preferences, As described above, certain types of mattresses are better for certain sleeping positions and body types. Research what type of mattress would work best for you and your needs, and think about what firmness level you prefer.
  • Company policies. A mattress is a major purchase, so you want to make sure your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. Consider the company’s policies on shipping, returns, warranties and sleep trials.   
  • Special features. Many mattresses offer special features ranging from hypoallergenic fabrics to washable covers to cooling features. Be sure to consider all your options.  

And when it comes to picking a new mattress, don’t forget you can always sleep on it—many mattress retailers offer sleep trials, allowing you to test the mattress for a certain amount of time before fully committing to the purchase. Be sure to take advantage.