For busy travelers seeking the ultimate end-of-day relief, there are few activities more alluring than reclining in a lavish hotel bed. From superb sheets to high-tech mattresses, these six New York spots are taking sleep to the next level to make mornings more bearable—provided you can get out of bed, of course.
The High Line Hotel’s 60 rooms are scattered with design treasures preserved from its storied, since-1865 history. The oversized beds, however, are fully modern, and feature a Sealy Posturepedic firm pillow-top mattress with a gel memory foam center for extra support. Draped with crisp bed linens made from 100% cotton, the plush beds prioritize comfort for guests who take their sleep seriously—seamlessly merging must-have modern amenities with vintage décor touches for a stay that is both nostalgic and new. 180 Tenth Ave., 212-929-3888
The iconic W Hotel collaborated with Simmons to create its custom-designed W Signature Feather bed to alleviate pressure points and entice weary guests. Each bed boasts a Visco Memory Foam and a pillow-top mattress, a goose-down comforter, 350-thread-count sheets, and feather pillows—an alluring draw for tired travelers looking to curl up in comfort. Lucky guests will slumber underneath an aubergine canopy and ceiling surrounded by exotic zebrawood and abstract art. 541 Lexington Ave., 212-755-1200
The core of each mattress at this famous hotel incorporates a “gel touch foam center” to absorb heat for an especially restful slumber. The tempting beds are the icing on an already luxurious stay that boasts exquisite city views and easy access to coveted midtown destinations. 57 E. 57th St., 212-758-5700
Situated between Essex and Ludlow Streets, Hotel on Rivington is a comforting respite from the chaotic Lower East Side. Every bed within the luxury hotel features a sponge-like, pressure point-reducing Tempur-Pedic mattress topped with decadent down pillows and sumptuous bed linens from the iconic Italian brand, Frette. What’s more, guests will wake up to refreshing city views from each room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. 107 Rivington St., 212-475-2600
Evoking the foreign aesthetic of a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, Hotel Americano’s unique "tatami"-style beds rest on natural wood platforms designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten. Exclusive, handpicked amenities cater to those seeking a personalized feel and include luxuries like 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets, custom alpaca throw blankets, goose down pillows, and Japanese Imbari washcloths.
YOTEL New York’s gliding beds cleverly blend comfort with customization. By partnering with global mattress brand, Serta, the hotel’s signature SmartBeds allow guests to alternate between positions ranging from a sofa-like seated situation to a flatter, more sleep-friendly arrangement. Perfect for the modern traveler determined to effortlessly do it all, Yotel encourages those who stay to transition between tasks and indulge in the luxury of convenience. 570 10th Ave., 646-449-7700