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How to Find the Perfect Mattress for Your Guest Room

by Reyna Thomas

Have you ever stayed the night at a friend’s or relative’s home only to sleep on a hard, squeaky, or uncomfortable mattress? If so, you understand how unpleasant an overnight visit can be and how critical it is to make visitors feel at ease and welcome in your guest room. The right mattress can make or break your guest’s experience.

When looking for a new guest room mattress, you’ll have a lot of options to select from, which can make choosing which one is best for your needs a daunting process. But that’s where we come in to help make your search easier with some helpful tips!

Sleeping Preferences

When it comes to finding a mattress for you and your partner, it’s easy to search based on your sleeping preferences. But that’s not the case with a guest mattress — anyone can sleep on it. Fortunately, there are options for purchasing something that will satisfy the bulk of your visitors.

young woman lying on back on comfy bed

  • Medium-firm mattress: Hits the sweet comfort spot for most sleepers and will provide the support they need.
  • Custom two-sided mattress: Select a different firmness level for each mattress side to adjust to each person’s comfort.
  • Firm mattress with plush topper: Ideally supports those with back pain or older sleepers. You can remove the topper if needed


If you want to provide your guests with a nice, peaceful experience, you must choose a high-quality mattress. Quality materials and construction offer a long-lasting, dependable product that is well worth the money. Before you buy anything, you’ll want to make sure you’re happy with the quality of each component.

woman examining orthopedic mattress sample

It’s also worth noting that some people prefer specific materials like memory foam or latex. Both have body-cradling properties, but foam has a tendency to make sleepers sleep too hot. So if your mother suffers from hot flashes and sleeps in your guest bed at least twice a year, then you should go for a latex mattress. Similarly, it’s worth asking returning visitors if they have a preference for the material used in the bed.

Performance Factors

Other mattress considerations are motion isolation and flexibility. If you’re hosting a couple, choose a bed with good motion isolation, so if one person moves or gets up, their partner won’t be disturbed. This is especially significant because we don’t always sleep well when we’re in a new or unexpected environment. The last thing you want is for your guest to be kept awake by a restless sleeping partner.

guests relaxing on the bed in their room

If your guests need to be able to move freely around the bed or have health issues that make getting out of bed more difficult, search for something that doesn’t sink in. You’ll want to stay away from memory foam and opt for latex or coils instead. You should also check for decent edge support. A mattress with good edge support makes it easier to move in and out, which is great for both children and the elderly.

Bed Sizing

Guest bedrooms are often smaller than other rooms and are used for multiple purposes. For example, you may use your guest bedroom as an office most of the time, only moving your belongings out for a few days when you have visitors. As a result, you’ll want to choose a bed size that will accommodate your guests while not obstructing your daily activities.

view of woman touching orthopedic mattress in furniture shop

Before you go out and buy something, make sure you have all of the furniture you want in the space and it’s in the right place. Measure the available space, including walkways, and avoid buying a mattress that is too big for the room.

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of purchasing a bed for a guest bedroom is the fact that, unlike a mattress purchased for personal use, this one must accommodate a variety of sleepers. But with our help, you’ll be able to treat your guests right. And if you’re ready to shop,Crane's Mattress is here to help with our great mattress selection! Questions? Just give us a call or visit our store for more information!