Stearns and Foster Mattress Reviews
In this Stearns & Foster review we take a hard look at the Estate Addison Grace mattress
Last Updated: August 31, 2020Jeff Rizzo
We break down and review everything there is to know about the Stearns & Foster Estate Addison Grace bed. We discuss firmness, feel, temperature, design, construction, and more to unearth what's so special about this luxury hybrid mattress.
People who want an affordable luxury mattress
All body and sleeper types
Shoppers looking to spend under $1,000 for a queen
Those who want a convenient bed-in-a-box mattress
Jump To Section: Stearns And Foster Reviews
- Prices Of Stearns And Foster Mattresses
- Design And Foams Used In This Mattress
- Mattress Cover
- Firmness Profile And Comfort Layers
- How Is Stearns & Foster For Back/Stomach Sleepers?
- Do They Have An Option For Side Sleepers?
- Will Couples Be Happy On A Stearns & Foster Mattress?
Buying A Stearns And Foster Mattress
Stearns & Foster is a luxury mattress brand that has a wide range of beds. The Estate line is their more affordable collection. Within the Estate line, Addison Grace is probably the most popular mattress given the fact that it checks a lot of boxes, including an approachable price point (more on this below).
You can find Stearns & Foster mattresses at a number of retailers, both online and brick and mortar. The policies that come with the mattress will depend on which retailer you buy from. If you purchase via US-Mattress.com, as of 2018, here’s what you’ll get:
- Free shipping that’s fulfilled by a local delivery company in your area.
- In-home trial for 120 nights. There is a 30-night minimum, however.
- Free returns inside night 31 and night 119. Most of the time, but not always.
Just so you’re aware, Addison Grace is not a bed-in-a-box mattress. The bed will ship uncompressed and will be ready to go the day it is delivered. Most bed-in-a-box mattresses take about 24 hours or so to fully expand and off-gas. You don’t need to worry about that with Addison Grace, at least if you’re ordering through US-Mattress.
Your Stearns & Foster Estate Addison Grace mattress is accompanied by a 10-year warranty, which is fairly standard for the bedding industry—Casper Wave, Purple, Helix, Yogabed, they all have 10-year warranties.
Prices Of Stearns And Foster Mattresses
Now, I know that I said that the Estate line is Stearns & Foster’s affordable collection, and this is true, but it still might give you some sticker shock if you were expecting it to be as cheap as an Amazon mattress. Stearns & Foster is a luxury brand that competes with companies like Simmons Beautyrest and TempurPedic. Here’s a pricing break down:
|King / Cal King||$2,199|
We will sometimes have discounts for our readers, but usually US-Mattress will offer discounts or include rebate gifts themselves, which is fun. You can peruse the current discounts on US-Mattress.com.
Just to be clear, the prices above are for a the most affordable bed in the Estate line— Addison Grace. The Estate Bella Clair is more expensive.
Design And Foams Used In This Mattress
The Estate Addison Grace is a hybrid mattress with a neutral overall feel. The bed is available in several different firmness profiles—some with pillow tops, some without. You can see all of the options on US-Mattress.com.
Let’s get into its construction. The base layer of this bed is an “IntelliCoil Advanced” pocketed coil system that also has a “PrecisionEdge System” for edge support, which we’ll talk about later in the review. A queen size mattress has a total of 1,504 coils in this system.
The next couple of layers are a “PrimaSense Gel Foam,” which has cooling properties. On top of that are some layers of “Advanced Adapt Foam,” which is just a proprietary foam, and then finally a pillow top cover (with pillow top models).
We love the look of this bed. It’s very premium and quality looking, and it has handles to make it easier to move. The top of the cover is made of a stretch-knit fabric that’s super soft. The edges of the cover have S&F air vents, which promote airflow and breathability.
Instead of using harmful chemicals, this mattress has a silk/wool fiber flame guard protectant under the cover, which prevents the mattress from catching fire.
This cover is not removable. If you accidentally spill your coffee (or mimosa, we like to party) during breakfast in bed, just spot clean the area with some warm water and mild detergent and give the area time to dry.
You can also purchase a mattress protector, but you’ll want to make sure you get an especially stretchy one since the bed is nearly 15″ thick. Mattress protectors are double-edged swords. They’re positive in the sense that they virtually eliminate stains and they’re removable/washable. They’re negative in the sense that they can alter the feel and firmness of a bed. There is no official mattress protector for this bed, but you can sift through Amazon for stretchy mattress protectors.
Firmness Profile And Comfort Layers
This is an incredibly comfortable mattress. It feels like you’re laying down on a huge, supportive pillow, but with a little bounce to it because of the coils. It’s a very luxurious feeling. Remember that the bed options that have pillow tops will amplify the plushness.
This bed comes in many models, including Luxury-Firm, Luxury-Plush, Luxury-Cushion Firm, Luxury-Plush Pillow Top, and finally, Luxury-Cushion Firm Pillow Top. This range covers our firmness scale from medium to firm.
Due to the coil system, this bed is quite responsive and bouncy. You won’t get any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that you sometimes get with a memory foam mattress.
Remember that firmness is a term relative to body weight. The heavier you are, the more you sink into a mattress and the softer it will feel. The lighter you are, the more you’ll lay on top of a mattress and the firmer it will feel. Heavier people might want to look for firmer beds and lighter people might want to go for softer ones.
How Is Stearns And Foster For Back/Stomach Sleepers?
Some of their models are good for back and stomach sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers need firm surfaces that will support their hips and shoulders so that their spines stay in neutral alignment. If the bed is too soft, their hips could sink too much, which causes the spine to arch or curve, and that could lead to back issues.
We recommend the Luxury-Firm, Luxury-Cushion Firm, and Luxury-Cushion Firm Pillow Top models for stomach and back sleepers. From there, it really just depends on how firm you want the bed to be. The Luxury-Firm is the firmest option of the three, while the Luxury Cushion Firm Pillow top is the softest (but still not soft).
Do They Have An Option For Side Sleepers?
Some of their models will be good for side sleepers. Side sleepers need a softer surface that will be pressure relieving for their hips and shoulders. We recommend the Luxury-Plush and Luxury-Plush Pillow Top models for side sleepers.
Combo sleepers will also be accommodated, but picking a model and firmness type is a bit tricky. We recommend deciding either by which sleeping position you find yourself in most, or by your body type. In other words, if you’re a primary side sleeper, look into the slightly softer models. If you’re a primary stomach/back sleeper, you’ll lean toward the firmer beds.
Can The Estate Mattress Handle Heavier People?
Yup! The coils in this bed make it very sturdy, durable, and supportive. Plus, just the fact that this bed is 14.5” thick makes it a good option for heavy people, too. We included it on our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.
What About Other Body Types?
We don’t think this is the best mattress for kids nor is it the best mattress for teens. It’s just a whole lot of bed they won’t need and might grow out of, and at a high price point. That being said, if your child is Richie Rich and he needs a nice bed, go for it.
This mattress is plenty accommodating for smaller individuals, but remember you might want to choose a firmness level that is on the softer side.
Discussion About Hot Sleepers
While the bed doesn’t have any special cooling elements in the cover, it’s not a bad option for hot sleepers, so long as you stick to the firmer beds. We say this because firmer mattresses, in general, sleep cooler than soft beds. This is because you sleep on top of the bed and have less of the materials in contact with your skin, thereby allowing the firmer mattress to cool off faster. It’s not an exact science, but you’ll definitely find that the firmer beds are better for hot sleepers.
Will Couples Be Happy On A Stearns & Foster Mattress?
We think this is a great bed for couples. We say this for multiple reasons, including the fact that it’s available in different firmnesses, has an accommodating feel, and is definitely built to a higher standard than a lot of these online beds. On top of that, the edge support and motion isolation are pretty much as good as it gets.
The “PrecisionEdge System” in the coil base provides great edge support. This means if you and your partner get too hot sleeping next to each other at night, you both can roll over to the edge of the bed and not have to worry about falling off because the edge can’t support your weight.
The motion isolation on this bed is also quite good. This means if your partner has to get up to use the bathroom three times a night because they’ve been chugging dandelion tea on their new health kick, the mattress will absorb their motion, so they (hopefully) won’t wake you up.
Yes, there is motion, but it’s far less than what you’ll get with your musty old innerspring bed. Most of these modern mattresses are good at deadening movement.
Stearns & Foster Mattress Review: Verdict
This is a very nice mattress that checks nearly all the boxes. Its multiple firmness options accommodate any sleeper type, it supports all body types, it’s great for couples, and it’s just super comfortable. The only thing we don’t like about this mattress is its price tag, but that’s life, and it honestly isn’t that bad. It’s actually pretty affordable when you compare it to other Stearns & Foster mattresses.
US-Mattress sent it to us to try out. That said, we are in no way obligated to them or anyone else to write good or bad things about this bed. All opinions are purely that of the Slumber Yard team.
We always recommend rotating your mattress every 3-6 months to prevent against sagging or permanent indentations. Think of doing it seasonally. This bed also comes with handles to make this process easier, as this is a thick and heavy mattress. Also, this is not a flippable mattress. The coils are meant to be the base layer of the mattress. Make sure the cover is right side up.
They have four different mattress lines: Estate, Lux Estate, Lux Hybrid, Reserve. Within each lineup, there are several mattress models and firmness levels. It’s all quite confusing, but nevertheless Stearns & Foster, like many other brands, insists on offering dozens of options.
Possibly. Mattress brands like to change the name of the beds by retailer so that consumers can’t efficiently compare prices. You may also see this mattress under the name Estate Cortazar, Stearns, Estate Garden Stream, Estate La Fiorentini, Estate La Lazio, Estate Laguna Beach, and about eight other names. I know, that’s a pretty lame practice, but it’s common in the mattress industry.
Yes, but again, the name might be different by retailer. You can see the full list of names on the US-Mattress website.
You can find them at various retailers, including online retailers such as US-Mattress.com.
They sure are. Stearns & Foster is one of the top legacy mattress brands.
Yes. Stearns & Foster mostly offers innerspring mattresses.