In this review we discuss the top rated Walmart mattresses, including those that ship in a box. We made sure to select a memory foam mattress, pillow top mattress, and several others. Our goal is to help you wade through the mess and selected the best mattress for you, whether that’s a twin, queen, king, or some other size. Keep in mind that Walmart is all about getting the most for your money. As such, you will not typically find luxury beds at Walmart stores, or on the company’s website.
While Walmart offers dozens of mattresses on their website and in-store, there are very few that we consider to be worth your time or money. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and have reviewed several more than a few legitimately nice mattresses. Below is our pick for the best Walmart mattress:
Keep in mind that we have not tried every single mattress at Walmart, though, we feel confident we’ve tested most of the ones that are worthwhile. In the sections below we have mini reviews on each of our selections so you can learn even more. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email.
In contrast to shopping directly with a mattress brand, Walmart is a little funky. Most of the time, they offer free delivery and a 90-night test period. A lot of times mattresses on Walmart.com come with 2-day free shipping. They also have something called “Hassle-Free Returns,” meaning they will send someone to pick up the mattress in many cases.
Having said all of that, the shipping and return policies do change depending on who’s actually selling the mattress. If you see “Sold & Shipped by Walmart” then you’re most likely getting free returns. If you see another name such as “DropAir” the shipping/return policies might be different.
Additionally, all of the beds listed in this review come in major American mattress sizes. For instance, the most popular mattress size is a queen. We made sure all of these beds come in a queen. Same thing for the twin, full size, and king.
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|Check Best Price||This is an incredibly comfortable mattress that's 12" thick and has pocketed coils for support. If you can only choose one Walmart mattress in a box, Allswell Luxe is the way to go.|
Pillow Top Mattress
|Check Best Price||Sealy offers a number of mattresses at Walmart, but our favorite is the Response Performance 14" mattress. It has a big pillow top and a soft foam feel, making it great for side sleepers.|
Memory Foam Mattress
|Check Best Price||This is an innerspring mattress that has a memory foam feel. It should work for all sleeping positions, so long as you like a dense/true memory foam feel.|
|Check Best Price||For the money, we doubt you can find a nicer innerspring mattress at Walmart. We have a lot of experience with The Allswell and consider it to be one of the best inexpensive mattresses available today.|
|Check Best Price||If you just want a cheap foam mattress, Lucid's 10" memory foam mattress should do the trick. It comes in several firmness options, all of which have a dense memory foam feel.|
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Picking the best Walmart mattresses was not as simple as just taking the five most popular beds from Walmart.com and calling it a day. We’ve tested and reviewed over 150 different mattresses, including several of which that sell through Walmart.
We took our broader list and make selections based on what consumers are searching for. As an example, rather than just making a few blind recommendations, we noted that consumers are looking for innerspring beds at Walmart, so we made sure to include several of those. Same things goes for twin mattresses and larger sizes such as a full, queen, and king.
For the record also, we monetize this site with affiliate links. Most of the external links that you see on this page are affiliate links. If you make purchases through our links on Walmart’s website, we may earn a fee. These fees do not affect whether we review a bed positively or negatively.
Why Allswell Luxe Made The List — To be quite frank, this is a really nice mattress. We were surprised to see that it retails at Walmart, and at such an affordable price point. This is a 12″ mattress with pocketed coils, poly foam, gel swirl memory foam, and a quilted cover. It has all the trappings of a $1,500 mattress, even though it’s around $650 for the queen size. You can check Walmart.com for the current price.
Firmness — We call Allswell Luxe a “Medium” on our soft/firm scale. That means that it’s no extra soft nor firm, but rather somewhere in between. It should be good for all sleeping positions and especially good for people that rotate sleeping positions at night.
According to a survey we ran with over 2,000 people, about 91% of respondents said that they rotate sleeping positions during the night. We would therefore expect Allswell Luxe to be suitable for the vast majority of sleepers.
Accommodating Feel — If you take the firmness rating together with Allswell Luxe’s soft foam feel, you get a bed that’s highly comfortable and accommodating. We should mention that while it’s a nice option for various sleep styles, it’s not your best option if you’re a strict back or stomach sleeper that needs an ultra firm mattress. Remember, it’s in the middle in terms of firmness.
Having said that, if you’re in the market for an inexpensive hybrid mattress, all things considered, it’s difficult to argue that Allswell Luxe should not be your top pick. Like we said, it has all of the trappings of a bed that should cost a heck of a lot more.
For two reasons this is the perfect section to include with Allswell Luxe. First, Allswell Home is actually owned by Walmart. If you look at the bottom ribbon of Walmart’s website, they usually list Allswell Home as a house brand.
Allswell Home, however, doesn’t just sell mattresses through Walmart. They actually have their own online retail store (AllswellHome.com), which is how most people get their bed in a box mattresses. So, when you search for a Walmart mattress in a box, Allswell is technically both sold by and owned by Walmart.
Second, Allswell Luxe is the best mattress in a box sold at Walmart, for all of the reasons we mentioned above. It’s just flat out a really nice bed in a box. Additionally, it’s available in a twin, full, queen, and king size.
Why You Should Consider Sealy Posturepedic — Sealy is one of the largest bedding brands out there. They make boxed mattresses, traditional retail store mattresses, and everything in between. At Walmart they have a number of different models from which you can choose, but the Response Performance is the one we like the most. This is a 14″ mattress with a plush pillow top and coils for support.
Design — You’ll notice that the bed we have, pictured above, looks a bit different from the one on Walmart’s website. It’s primarily the same mattress, according to its construction, but different retailers will have beds with different aesthetics. In any case, a look inside this mattress reveals that it has pocketed coils for support, gel memory foam, and a plush pillow top.
Feel And Firmness — Overall, you’ll notice that the Posturepedic Performance mattress has a soft, sink-in feel. It’s incredibly comfortable and best for side sleepers that need a lot of pressure relief. You do sink in, especially with the pillow top, but you also get the support from the underlying coils.
We would say that the bed has a responsive memory foam feel meaning you get pressure relief from the memory foam, but it responds more quickly than the foams you’ll see on a Zinus mattress, for example.
The majority of beds sold on Walmart’s website are not technically pillow top mattresses. This is the case because they’re all usually budget-tier for people that just want a cheap mattress. Posturepedic Performance, on the other hand, does have the pillow top for added comfort. You can tell if a mattress has a pillow top if there’s a split between the normal portion of the mattress and its last comfort layer, as though it has just been layered on top.
Why You Might Like This Bed — If you’re a fan of memory foam, you will have that in spades with the Linenspa Memory Foam Hybrid. It has a deep, sink-in feeling that you’ll immediately recognize is memory foam. But it’s not just about the comfort layers, the bed also has coils for support.
Firmness Rating — Discussing firmness with a memory foam bed is a little difficult because memory foam tends to be softer in a warm room/climate and firmer in a cold room/climate. With that in mind, we’d consider this to be closer a “medium” so it can accommodate all sleeping styles.
Design — We think the overall look of the mattress is a little funny, but it does have plenty of the materials you’d see in a more expensive mattress. For starters, it has 8″ coils, 2″ of gel memory foam, and a pillow top.
That said, there’s nothing overly special. It doesn’t have an organic cotton cover nor does it have any cooling properties. It’s just a plain and simple memory foam hybrid.
We’ve noticed that this particular bed is in short supply on Walmart.com, but we do prefer it much more than the 8″ model.
If you’re faced with a decision of getting this bed or the 8″ model, you should get this bed. You’ll notice that the 8″ bed feels like a dorm room mattress. It’s considerably less nice and accommodating than the 12″ bed. If Walmart doesn’t have it, you might consider shopping on Amazon.
The most common type of bed at Walmart and elsewhere is a memory foam mattress. These beds typically have a viscose feel, meaning you slowly sink into the mattress. According to our recent survey (the same one we mentioned above), around 88% of people are “just fine with” or “love” memory foam.
Keep in mind that memory foam comes in different firmness levels, thicknesses, and densities, so not all memory foam mattresses will feel alike. If you were to go to Walmart and pick two random beds, chances are they would feel different even if they both included memory foam.
As an example, the Lucid 10″ discussed below has memory foam and so does the Sealy mattress, yet the feel nothing alike. Sealy has a feathery, fluffy feel, while Lucid has more of a traditional dense memory foam feel. As such, when you’re shopping for a memory foam mattress at Walmart, be mindful of the fact that they’re not homogenous in terms of feel and firmness.
Why The Allswell Is A Great Walmart Bed — If you don’t get Allswell Luxe, for whatever reason, you should next turn your attention to The Allswell mattress. This is an incredibly affordable mattress that’s way nicer than the price tag would suggest.
Price — We would be doing you a disservice if we did not mention the price of this bed—it’s that great of a value. Last we checked on Walmart.com, The Allswell is around $300 for the queen bed. We may have other beds on this list that are cheaper, but you’ll notice a considerable drop off in quality from The Allswell and those beds. For the money, this is probably the best option.
Feel Of Allswell — We rate this bed as somewhere between a “medium” and “medium-firm” so it is on the firmer end of the spectrum. As such, you’ll notice that back and stomach sleepers will be most comfortable on The Allswell.
It also has innersprings for durability, which gives The Allswell a responsive, supportive feel. You definitely lay more on top of this bed and don’t get as much pressure relief as with Allswell Luxe.
Inside The Mattress — The bed starts with 6″ pocketed coils (aka innersprings) similar to what you’ll see on Allswell Luxe, Sealy Posturepedic, and Linenspa’s Memory Foam Hybrid. These coils add bounce and make the bed more durable than it otherwise would be.
It also has a layer of memory foam that acts as the main comfort layer for the bed. It’s actually the same memory foam that you’ll see in the Allswell Mattress Toppers. Even so, the bed has just an inkling of memory foam. It really just feels like a firmer foam mattress—you can’t necessarily tell that it has memory foam from the outset.
You can find The Allswell is all major mattress sizes, including the twin, full, queen, and king.
Why You Should Consider This Bed — To be quite frank, the only reason to get this mattress is the price. It’s unbelievably affordable and makes for a really nice guest room mattress, as an example. If you’re working with with a very limited budget, the Lucid 10″ memory foam mattress is definitely worth considering.
Lucid usually sells for around $250 on Walmart.com for the queen size. It’s hard to beat a sub-$300 price point for a queen size mattress. That said, for around $50 more you can get The Allswell mattress, which objectively is a nicer bed.
Firmness Options — One interesting feature about this bed is that it’s available in a Plush, Medium, and Firm. Most budget-tier beds come in just one firmness option, but with this particular model you can choose the firmness level that best fits your dominant sleeping style.
Mattress Feel — Unsurprisingly, the Lucid 10″ has a memory foam feel. It might be a little more expensive than the Zinus mattresses, but we do like that you get less of a “stuck” feeling with Lucid.
Walmart sells numerous foam mattresses, though most of them are memory foam mattresses. One bed that you’ll see at certain retail Walmart stores is Tuft & Needle, which is one of our favorite soft foam beds. It has a neutral feel and is able to accommodate all sleep styles.
When searching for a foam mattress at Walmart you just need to pick which type of foam you prefer, whether that’s memory foam, latex foam, poly foam, etc.