For this review I’ll be digging into a pair of mattresses from the Beautyrest Platinum line: the Westbrook and the Glencliff (categorized respectively as the Haven Pines and Spring Grove at Sears). Both models feature an innerspring design with a plush pillowtop, designed to create a sleeping experience that’s as pressure relieving as it is supportive.
While I’m certainly intrigued by these beds, I won’t know how comfortable they are until I put them to the test, sussing out their respective specs and quirks to determine if one of them could be the mattress of your dreams!
Continue reading below for my full Beautyrest Platinum review. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
The Westbrook and Glencliff Beautyrest models are incredibly similar mattresses featuring supportive pocketed coil systems overlaid by unique combinations of both gentle and firm foams. This creates a dynamic feel built with supreme comfort in mind.
While it’s true that the two beds are nearly identical, the Westbrook differs from the Glencliff with its special BackCare 3X system, which is essentially a layer of microcoils intended to bring extra support to the lumbar region.
Cover – The cover is made from a polyester/cotton blend that’s soft to the touch. It’s also tufted, so isn’t likely to bunch up as you move around the bed.
Pillowtop – The Westbrook pillowtop is built with a combination of the brand’s Airfeel Foam (an open-cell material that’s great for breathability), AirCool Foam (outfitted with a channeled surface for extra temperature regulation), and a layer of polyfoam (for added stability and firmness). Overlaying this trio of foams is a phase change material that provides the sleeper with immediate cooling and comfort.
Transition Layer – Directly under the plush pillowtop you’ll find a collection of foam and microcoil layers intended to help transition the sleeper into the firm pocketed coils below. These layers include a section of contouring memory foam (infused with gel to combat overheating), a system of pressure-relieving microcoils (the brand’s BackCare 3X), and a layer of GelTouch Foam (a soft foam built for comfort).
Support Layer – The bulk of the mattress is made up of a pocketed coil system that helps to keep the sleeper positioned on top of the structure. Worth noting is that the coils are individually wrapped, which not only creates extra space for airflow, but helps to isolate motion throughout the mattress.
As I mentioned up top, the only real difference you’re going to see between the Westbrook and the Glencliff is that the latter doesn’t include the BackCare 3X system. You’ll still get some great support from the pocketed coil system, but the lack of microcoils does alter the feel slightly.
Cover – The cover here is made of a polyester/cotton blend that’s super soft and stretchy.
Pillowtop – The Glencliff has the same pillowtop as the Westbrook, which again includes a mix of Airfeel Foam (open-cell, super breathable), AirCool Foam (surface channels for temperature regulation), and a layer of polyfoam (stability and firmness). This layer also features the same phase change material, providing the sleeper with immediate cooling and comfort.
Transition Layer – Next up is where you’ll find the most prominent dissimilarity between the two beds. While we’ve still got the combination of gel-infused foams in this section to help transition the sleeper into the pocketed coil system below, you’ll notice an absence of the BackCare 3X microcoils. Interestingly, this leads to the bed having a slightly firmer feel than the Westbrook, which we’ll explore a little later on in the review.
Support Layer – As in the Westbrook, the bulk of the mattress is made up of a pocketed coil system that helps to keep the sleeper positioned on top of the structure. These coils are individually wrapped, which not only encourages increased airflow, but also helps to isolate motion.
As you likely noticed, the Westbrook and the Glencliff have nearly identical constructions with a gentle pillowtop section overlaying a combination of transitional foam layers and pocketed coils.
While both beds feature two different types of cooling memory foam in this transitional bundle, the Westbrook beefs up the support with the brand’s BackCare 3X microcoil system, which brings targeted relief to — you guessed it! — the lower back. Though you might assume that the coils would make the bed firmer than the Glencliff, the opposite is actually true; not only do they bring more support to the structure, but they also allow the layers to respond more nimbly to the pressure exerted by the sleeper’s body.
The inclusion of the BackCare 3X system is also responsible for the most noticeable difference between the two Beautyrest beds: price. While a Glencliff Queen comes in at $1,250, a Queen size Westbrook will cost you a cool $1,750.
After taking a look at the construction of the Beautyrest beds, let’s chat about their different firmness levels and feels.
Applying light hand pressure to the Westbrook, I found that I was interacting almost entirely with the pillowtop. This is an incredibly thick section, so will likely take your body some time to sink through it completely. Using more force, I was able to press through to the support layers below.
As in the Westbrook, when I initially pressed into the bed, I mainly encountered the gentle poly foams in the pillowtop section. As I pushed in further, I began to feel the effects of the firmer support layers, but still felt as though I was mostly interacting with the thick foam layers up top.
Since folks of diverse sizes and shapes are going to feel firmness differently, I decided to enlist three other testers to come in and help me figure out how firm these Beautyrest beds are. To do this, we each took a turn lying on the mattresses, and gave them personal firmness ratings, which we then compiled on the graph below.
While feel is always going to be an individual thing, our responses should give you a solid idea of the firmness range you can expect from these beds.
As you can see on the graph above, the Westbrook received an average firmness rating of 6.3 from my testers. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this bed is just about medium firm.
I personally gave the mattress a 6.5 as I found the combination of its plush pillowtop and pocketed coil system to create a medium firm feel. This interplay between gentle foam and supportive coils should satisfy a wide range of sleepers, particularly those who doze in multiple positions throughout the night.
My testers scored the Glencliff as just a bit firmer than the Westbrook with an average firmness rating of 6.9. While not wildly different, it does suggest that the beds’ distinct constructions do create varying feels.
I personally gave the Glencliff a 6.5 as I found it to have a similar feel to the Westbrook. Though you still get some pleasant softness from the foam layers up top, the absence of the BackCare microcoils actually produces a thinner transition section, which could make for a slightly firmer feel as some sleepers will sink straight into the pocketed coil system below.
Another important component of a bed’s feel is pressure, or more specifically where pressure points are likely to form while lying upon it.
To help you visualize where these tension spots might crop up, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back – With my weight evenly distributed across the surface, I felt a lot of great support in this position. The soft foams in the pillowtop worked to fill in the space at my lower back for some fantastic pressure relief while the firmer layers below made it easy to move around and change positions.
Edge Support – Scooting as close as I could to the side of the bed, I continued to experience solid support, thanks to the extra layer of high-density poly foam edge support around the pocketed coil system. The inclusion of this foam makes it possible to use the entire surface area of the bed, which could be especially important for couples.
Side – Rolling onto my side, I felt some satisfying comfort. Even though side sleepers tend to prefer softer beds than this (again, this falls somewhere in the 6.5/10 range for me), I think the pillowtop does an excellent job of cushioning the shoulders and hips, typical problem areas for those who doze primarily on their sides.
Stomach – Of all the positions I tried out while lying on the Westbrook, I experienced the most discomfort here on my stomach as my hips sank out of alignment with my shoulders thanks to the thick pillowtop section. I still think the bed could be a nice option for combo sleepers (those who move between positions in the night), but may be a bit too soft for those who only like to sleep on their stomachs.
Back – Lying on my back, I felt as though my weight was pretty evenly distributed across the bed. As in the Westbrook, I could feel the gentle pillowtop layer filling in the space at my lower back for some satisfying pressure relief. Though I did press through this section, I never really felt as though I was interacting with the memory foam in the transition layers, so would point out that there’s not a ton of body contouring here. That being said, it was easy to move around and change positions.
Edge Support – Scooting as close to the side as I could, I continued to feel well supported and secure. Once again, the Glencliff features the same high-density poly foam edge support as the Westbrook, which helps to maximize the usable space of the bed.
Side – Turning onto my side, I experienced some really nice comfort. Again, we see that the thick pillowtop section does a lot to alleviate the tension one would normally experience at the shoulders and hips in this position.
Stomach – Unfortunately, I can’t say this comfort translated when I rolled over onto my stomach. As in the Westbrook, my hips sank out of alignment with my shoulders, which caused some slight discomfort at my spine.
Now that we’ve parsed through the nuts and bolts of these Beautyrest beds, let’s compare them to a few other mattresses on the market. While beds are always going to feature specs that make them distinct from one another, I believe it can be useful to contextualize these characteristics against those of other beds I’ve reviewed.
While scoping out the mattresses from Beautyrest, I couldn’t help but compare them to those from one of its main competitors: Sealy. I’ve taken a look at a few different mattresses from this brand, but feel that the Performance line of the Sealy Hybrid series is the one that syncs up with the Westbrook and Glencliff best.
- Multiple Options – Both the Beautyrest Premium and Sealy Hybrid Performance lines boast two models that feature nearly identical constructions with the addition of a single, specialized layer in one of the beds. Though the small differences might seem innocuous, they actually allow the customer to better hone in on what they specifically need from their mattress.
- Couples – I also think these mattresses could be great for couples. The Sealy Hybrid Performance and Beautyrest Platinum models are outfitted with fantastic motion transfer and edge support, which tells me that folks should have no trouble cozying up to their partners on any of these beds.
Another brand that came to mind while stretching out on these Beautyrest mattresses was Saatva. One of the original “disruptors” in the online mattress space, Saatva offers up a hybrid mattress that evokes a classic innerspring feel akin to the one I experienced on the Beautyrest beds.
- Hybrid design – As I mentioned up top, all of these models feature hybrid designs combining foam and pocketed coils together for an all-encompassing sleep. Here, the Saatva is most similar to the Westbrook as it also features two layers of coils for even more buoyant support.
- “On Top” Feel – I’d also note that you’re likely to feel as though you’re positioned on top of both the Beautyrest Premium and Saatva as opposed to in them. This mainly has to do with the firm pocketed coils in the mattresses’ respective foundations.
Next up, let’s chat about motion transfer, or the amount of disturbance that’s detectable from one side of the bed to the other. While this test is going to be important for all sleepers, those who doze with a partner may find it particularly interesting as it’ll illuminate just how bothered you’ll be by your bed mate’s nighttime movements.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4”) to getting out of bed (8”) all the way to full on jumping (12”).
These are fantastic motion transfer results! The thick foam layers really work here to dampen movement throughout the structure, which tells me that you shouldn’t be too disturbed by your partner’s movements in the night.
Though both Beautyrest beds did really well on this test, I’ve got to give a slight edge to the Glencliff. The absence of microcoils in this bed makes for a less bouncy structure overall, translating to even less disturbance transferred across the surface than in the Westbrook.
I should note that the difference in motion transfer here is slight and not significant enough to warrant buying one bed over the other based on it alone.
When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or laying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1.5 inches of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1.5 inches of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
Unsurprisingly, both Beautyrest mattresses feature a ton of sinkage, especially noticeable as you push through the pillowtop section. While the gentle foams are going to allow you to sink deeply into their respective structures, this isn’t likely to result in the kind of body contouring you’d get from, say, memory foam. For that reason, you’re probably going to feel as though you’re sleeping more “on top” of either of these beds than “in” them.
- Sleep Trial: Sears offers a 180 day trial period.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Sears offers free shipping on all orders over $599.
- All Beautyrest Platinum mattresses are eligible for free sleep trackers, which can be ordered off the website.
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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced a Beautyrest Platinum bed is the right mattress for you, the Sears size and pricing information for the Glencliff and Westbrook are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but coupons are often available.
|Size||Dimensions||Westbrook Price||Glencliff Price|
|Twin||38" x 75" x 15"||$1,380||$880|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 15"||$1,470||$970|
|Full||54" x 75" x 15"||$1,670||$1,170|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 15"||$1,750||$1,250|
|King||76" x 80" x 15"||$2,240||$1,740|
|California King||72" x 84" x 15"||$2,240||$1,740|
Now that we’ve looked at these two Beautyrest Platinum mattresses side by side, let’s take a moment to go over some general pros and then a few cons so you can figure out which one is right for you:
- Both of these Beautyrest Platinum mattresses evoke classic innerspring feels, which could be great for those in search of buoyant support.
- While a wide range of sleepers will likely find some satisfying comfort in these beds, I think they’d be particularly well-suited for side sleepers, thanks to their plush pillowtops.
- Even though you’re likely to experience some nice sinkage through the thick pillowtop and transition layers, these mattresses still offer a lot of fantastic support.
- In addition to all the benefits it has in common with its Beautyrest sibling, the Westbrook has a standout feature in its system of BackCare microcoils. They bring some great support to the lumbar region and make for an overall softer feel.
- Though neither of these beds is super firm, there’s not a lot of contouring going on here, which could be a dealbreaker for those who want to feel like they’re sleeping more “in” their mattress than “on top” of it.
- I’d also say that while the pillowtop layer could do wonders for side sleepers, it may cause some discomfort for those who sleep primarily on their stomachs.
For more information on the Beautyrest Platinum mattresses, visit the website here!
What is the difference between the Beautyrest Westbrook and the Glencliff?
The Westbrook differs from the Glencliff with its special BackCare 3X system, which is essentially a layer of microcoils intended to bring extra support to the lumbar region.
What are the Beautyrest Westbrook and Glencliff made of?
Both the Westbrook and the Glencliff have the same pillowtop which includes a mix of Airfeel Foam, AirCool Foam and a layer of polyfoam. Both mattresses also have a combination of gel-infused foams but the Westbrook adds in one extra with the BackCare 3X microcoils.
Do the Beautyrest Platinum mattresses offer a sleep trial?
Yes, the Beautyrest Platinum series mattresses can be purchased via Sears. Sears offers a 180-night sleep trial on the mattresses.
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