Small Space Guest Bed: Best Air Mattresses

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When we rounded up Affordable Sleeper Chairs & Ottomans as options for hosting overnight guests in small spaces last week, we heard from a lot of commenters that they rely on air mattresses. Indeed, air mattresses have come a long way. While they were once considered torture, they're now just as (and maybe more) comfortable than a lot of convertible sofas and chairs. Check out our top 5 picks for inflatable mattresses and weigh in with your own opinions in the comments.

EasyRest Inflatable Guest Bed from Frontgate $279.00
Although this bed would require a lot of space, with its built-in headboard it's sure to make your guest feel like they're in an actual bed.

Wenzel Insta-Bed Queen from Amazon $99.99
This bed has gotten great reviews on Amazon and also scored the top slot in Consumer Reports' list of best air mattresses.

Coleman Grand Canyon Raised Quickbed from Cabela's $99.99
Since it's intended for outdoor use, this bed will stand up to the toughest conditions.

Serta Raised Pillow Top Airbed $156.15
With its pillow top, this option from Serta is the closest you're going to get to a real mattress while still having the ease of an inflatable.

Superior Inflatable Bed from Hammacher Schlemmer $159.95
Hammacher Schlemmer's bed has gotten great reviews, most citing its comfort and ease of use. Bonus points for looking like a proper mattress and box springs.

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