Everything You Need to Create a Hotel-Quality Bed on a Budget

updated Mar 27, 2024
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Think back to the best sleep you’ve ever had, and there’s a good chance that it took place on a comfy hotel bed. In fact, it seems that hotels have cracked the code to creating a truly blissful sleep experience — it all comes down to plush mattresses, fluffy pillows, overstuffed comforters, and crisp (yet soft) sheets.

So, what makes a hotel bed different from yours at home?

Hotel linens are typically all white, the sheets are made of quality cotton (never dipping below the 300-thread-count mark, of course), and the comforter is extra fluffy and warm. While some hotel chains sell their proprietary mattresses, pillows, and linens directly to customers who are committed to recreating luxury-level sleep in their own bedrooms, the price tags on those items tend to be a little steep. (As in, don’t be surprised if your favorite hotel’s duvet set is in the thousand-dollar range.)

Luckily, there are plenty of brands that rival their high-end competitors by offering high-quality, affordable bedding online. Below, we rounded up the best budget-friendly comforters, duvet covers, mattress toppers, pillows, and sheets that you can get your hands on to get the sound, resort-like sleep you’ve been longing for.

Do you have hotel-quality bedding you love? We want to hear all about it! Let us know in the comments below.

Blankets and Duvet Covers

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We all know hotel bedding doesn't stop at just duvets; there's always a gorgeous throw blanket layered on top. These blankets are often as soft, if not softer than the bedding itself, making them the perfect cuddle companion. If you're aiming to recreate that luxurious, layered look for your bed, consider Bearaby's Muslin Cocoon Blanket. Crafted from organic cotton, its soft weave will cocoon you in comfort.

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We love this Amazon find for delivering on both style and quality. One satisfied customer raved about how this 100 percent Egyptian cotton duvet cover, "reminds you of [sleeping on] a nice hotel's sheets." We're giving this duvet cover bonus points for the subtle stitched bands that give it extra character.

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Pottery Barn

Breathable, crisp, and inviting are the best ways to describe this Everyday Percale Duvet Cover. The understated and soft-as-ever cotton is perfect for giving your bed a luxe update thanks to its clean look. At just $79, this one is a steal.

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This duvet cover set is the icing on the cake. It comes with a duvet cover, two shams, two Euro shams, and two decorative pillows for a price that can't be beaten. Inspired by hotel bedding, its soft material will make for a cool, crisp sleep.


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For that ultra-plush, heavenly hotel bed feel, you'll need a fluffy and well-made down or down alternative comforter. This one from Brooklinen, which made our Best List, has a 100 percent cotton sateen shell that will cloak your body in softness. It also comes in a variety of weight options, so you'll feel nestled in no matter how hot or cold you sleep.

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Add superior comfort to your setup with the White Goose Feather & Down comforter from Royal Luxe. We love that it's overfilled and warm yet breathable enough so that it doesn't overheat you.

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Your luxurious night's sleep awaits with this snug, 500-thread count down comforter. Made with warm, plush Siberian down, this comforter has baffle-box stitching that holds the fill in place.

Mattress Toppers

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The luxurious comfort of this down alternative mattress topper is exactly what you need for bringing that hotel feel to older mattresses. Its anchor bands attach to each corner of the mattress, which keeps shifting to a minimum.

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Sink into heavenly sleep with this oh-so-luxurious featherbed. It's made with white duck down and a dual-layer design, so get ready to recreate the best slumber of your life.

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The Oaskys cooling mattress topper is an Amazon bestseller, and that's because it's comparable to many of its luxury competitors. Its 100 percent cotton exterior works like a fitted sheet, wrapping easily around your mattress, while the down alternative fill is perfectly fluffy and promises not to irritate sensitive skin types.


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These Beckham Hotel Collection Pillows are crafted with super-plush gel fiber that puts run-of-the-mill pillows to shame. The loft design lends added support to the neck and shoulders so that you don't wake up with aches and pains.

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Fluff Co.
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Fluff Co.‘s pillows are inspired by those luxe hotel pillows we all covet, with the goal of getting a high-end pillow into everyone’s hands at a fraction of the price. This down alternative pillow topped our Best List as a great pick for all sleepers, making it a luxe addition that'll transport you to the five-star hotel bed of your dreams.

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Made with 95 percent grey duck feathers and five percent grey duck down, these cloudlike pillows are great at absorbing moisture while remaining breathable and fluffy. The double-lined fabric prevents feathers from escaping, and they're also machine washable.


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A key factor in making a cozy, hotel-quality bed is choosing high-quality sheets. This 400-thread-count set is made with extra-long staple cotton and 15-inch-deep pockets made to fit over pillow-top mattresses. Expect a soft and breathable feeling from this five-star bedding.

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Not only do Wayfair reviewers give these sheets a 4.3 out of 5-star rating, but their description sounds like a dream. These sheets are breathable and buttery soft, made of 400-thread count Egyptian-quality cotton. They also have extra-deep pockets to fit oversized mattresses.

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Pottery Barn

Percale sheets are the way to go if you're looking to recreate the crisp, cool feeling of sleeping on a well-made hotel bed. This set from Pottery Barn is soft, breathable, and guaranteed to keep you cool during the summer months ahead.