Many global hotel pillows brands now have direct-to-consumer storefronts — which is good news for those of us who wish we could sink into the bountiful plumpness of a hotel pillow in our own beds.
Hotels are commercial entities and a good part of their business is based on making sure you have an excellent night's sleep. It's in their interests to search out the best pillows and the best mattresses for their guests. Fortunately, it's possible to recreate this experience at home now that various popular hotel chains such as the Marriott, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Sheraton all sell their bedding to customers.
We have researched the best hotel pillows you can buy, including machine-washable and allergen-free options, so you can sleep in five-star luxury all the time. Want to further enhance your sleep? Most of these hotel chains also sell soft sheets you can pair with your brand-new pillows. And when you're not at rest, keep your room looking sharp by learning how to make a bed like a hotel housekeeper.
Here, we present 11 different hotel chains that all offer easy access to their bedding. Even better, several of them are also offering discounts on pillows purchases right now, so you can sleep better for even less.
11 hotel pillows brands anyone can buy
1. The Ritz-Carlton
Reasons to buy
World-famous luxury hotel chain, The Ritz-Carlton, has five pillows on offer — ranging from plush duck down to hypo-allergenic options that are no less sumptuous.
The Ritz-Carlton Pillow, the hotel's signature pillow, is filled with a blend of down, duck feathers, and Lyocell fibers. It's an innovative alternative to traditional down pillows, plus the 100% down-proof cover means it's suitable for those with allergies. You can order the pillow in King, Queen, and Standard sizes.
For an eco-friendly choice, the fiberfill in the Down Alternative Pillow is made from recycled bottles and is supremely comfortable. It also comes in King, Queen, and Standard sizes.
And if you're looking to really treat yourself, choose The Ritz-Carlton Down Pillow, filled with 100% white duck down. If you prefer full, thick pillows to thin pillows, then this is the one for you.
Ritz-Carlton Shops is based out of the US and ships worldwide, including to the UK. Right now, all of its pillows are on sale for 15% off (opens in new tab). That puts prices as low as $76 (approximately £61).
- View Ritz-Carlton pillows in the US from $76 (opens in new tab)
- View Ritz-Carlton pillows in the UK from £61 (approx.) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
Marriott offers an astonishing 13 types of pillows for you to buy, though most of them are for decorative purposes. However, we'd posit the Bolster Pillows would serve as a decent neck roll pillow for when you want a little extra elevation whilst reading or watching television.
A fan favorite is the Marriott Pillow. Guests love the 70% goose down and 30% Lyocell fiber filling, which makes up the outer layer of the pillow. The pillow’s core is filled with duck feathers. It's allergen-free, machine-washable, and available in King, Queen, and Standard sizes.
Marriott also offers a cotton-covered Body Pillow filled with 100% polyester fiber. Many people find these useful during pregnancy, and it's also one of the best pillows for side sleepers looking for a body pillow to help with spinal alignment. Less seriously, large body pillows are also wonderful for those who enjoy watching TV or reading in bed.
Marriott has online storefronts in both the US and UK. Both sites offer free shipping, with occasional discounts throughout the year.
- View Marriott pillows here in the US from $49 (opens in new tab)
- View Marriott pillows here in the UK from £44 (opens in new tab)
3. Waldorf Astoria
Reasons to buy
The Waldorf Astoria hotel chain offer a carefully chosen selection of just three pillows. The premium feathers and down in the Feather and Down Pillow are sealed in a 100% cotton cover. Exclusive to Waldorf Astoria, this pillow comes in firm and soft versions, both available in King and Queen sizes. Our research suggests the firm choice works well if you sleep on your side or back, while the soft version works well for front sleepers.
The hotel brand also offers a Down Pillow and if you'd prefer to go completely down and feather-free, there is also a synthetic option. The Down Alternative Pillow is filled with lightweight and allergen-free clusters of fiber, wrapped in a soft, cotton-blend pillow casing.
The Waldorf Astoria Boutique is based in the US and ships internationally to the UK, although UK residents will be responsible for paying duties and customs fees. Right now, all pillows are on sale for 15% off, (opens in new tab) dropping starting prices to $50 (approximately £40).
- View Waldorf Astoria pillows in the US from $50 (opens in new tab)
- View Waldorf Astoria pillows in the UK from £40 (approx.) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
Sofitel only offers two pillows in its North American storefront; however, browse its European site and that selection expands to five. Both sites ship globally, but US-based shoppers will be paying a premium for shipping from Europe — likewise, UK shoppers buying from North America.
The two pillows available on both sites are the Feather and Down and the Goose Down. The Sofitel-exclusive Feather and Down Pillow is extra soft, covered in cotton and allergen-free. The Sofitel Goose Down Pillow offers something more deluxe, with its 90% goose-down fill, topped up with only 10% feathers. It will set you back a little more than other pillows, but the comfort is worth it if you can afford to splurge.
At Sofitel's European storefront, you'll also find a Down Alternative Pillow stuffed with a microfibre fill for a warm, cozy night’s rest; a Memory Foam Pillow that adapts to any sleeping position; and a colorful Relaxation Pillow with silicone fibers that can fold for ultimate comfort whilst sitting or sleeping.
All Sofitel Boutique sites are taking 25% off all pillows (opens in new tab). That knocks starting prices to as low as $37 (or approximately £46, converted from Euros).
- View Sofitel pillows in the US from $37 (opens in new tab)
- View Sofitel pillows in the UK from £46 (approx.) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
For us, the best two Westin pillows are the Feather & Down Pillow, and the Fibre Pillow. Westin's Feather & Down Pillow offers cloud-like softness with a blend of 70% feathers and 30% down for firmer support. The antimicrobial treatment also helps those with allergies.
If you like to avoid feathers, the down alternative Fibre Pillow will work well and also has an antimicrobial finish. Both choices are machine-washable, and while the Feather & Down Pillow is available in two sizes, the Westin offers the Fibre Pillow in three different sizes.
Aside from a couple of decorative pillows, Westin also offers a Body Pillow. Side sleepers will especially benefit from sleeping with an elongated, full-body pillow.
The Westin Store has sites based in North America and Europe to serve US- and UK-based shoppers, respectively. Both online storefronts feature 20% off pillows (opens in new tab) right now, knocking starting prices to $26 (or approximately £29, converted from Euros).
- View Westin pillows in the US from $26 (opens in new tab)
- View Westin pillows in the UK from £29 (approx.) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
The Sheraton has three standard pillows on offer: a Down Pillow, a Feather & Down Pillow and a Down Alternative Pillow.
The Sheraton’s Down Pillow (US only) is very soft, but it's also very resilient and won't compress easily. Better yet, it's machine-washable. The Feather & Down option is 30% duck feathers and 70% duck down with a 100% cotton cover. The Down Alternative Pillow has an anti-microbial finish and promises medium-firm support.
Sheraton also has a plush polyester Body Pillow, which offers an extra layer of comfortable support for couples who like to sit together in bed. It's useful for side sleepers, too.
The Sheraton Store operates in North America (for US shoppers) and Europe (for UK shoppers).
- View Sheraton pillows in the US from $45 (opens in new tab)
- View Sheraton pillows in the UK from £36 (approx) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
Hilton hotels are classics, one of the first names you think of if asked to name a hotel chain. So you'll be delighted to hear that you can purchase their bedding for yourself from their Hilton To Home storefront. Based in North America, HIlton To Home ships internationally to the UK, as well.
The brand currently sells three pillows. There's a luxe Down Pillow with a 100% cotton cover; a Feather & Down Pillow for balanced plushness and support; and a Down Alternative Pillow with cluster fibres and a hypoallergenic cover. Purchase a separate pillow protector to keep your Hilton pillows fresh for years to come.
- View Hilton pillows in the US from $49 (opens in new tab)
- View Hilton pillows in the UK from £39 (approx) (opens in new tab)
8. W Hotels
Reasons to buy
The people behind W Hotels (which offer super fashionable stays complete with amazing swimming pools worldwide) has expanded their range to sell four of its popular sleeping pillows, along with a selection of chic decorative pillows that look comfy in their own right.
There's an affordable Down Alternative Pillow, which has a cotton cover, is allergen-free, and comes in three different sizes (King, Queen and Standard). It's the more affordable W Hotels choice. Or, you can opt for the pricier Feather & Down Pillow with a luxe filling of 50% feathers and 50% down plus a 100% cotton cover. It also comes in three different sizes to fit King, Queen, or Standard size beds.
Then there's the super plush Down Pillow (US only) with white duck down fill that'll contour your head, neck and shoulders. Side sleepers can comfortably hug a Body Pillow whilst they sleep; it has a polyester fiber fill plus a 100% cotton cover.
W Hotels The Store has storefronts in North America (for US shoppers) and Europe (for UK shoppers).
- View W Hotels pillows in the US from $45 (opens in new tab)
- View W Hotels pillows in the UK from £58 (approx.) (opens in new tab)
Reasons to buy
The Fairmont offers two types of pillows. The Feather & Down is 80% feathers and 20% down and provides firmer support than you may find from other feather/down blend pillows. The pillow has a 240-thread count cotton cover for a super-luxurious feel and comes in King and Queen sizes to fit different bed types.
There's also the brand's anti-microbial Synthetic Gel Fibre Pillow, which has down-like support and is anti-bacterial and anti-allergen. It has a 290-thread count white cotton cover, which is a real treat. Choose firm or medium support in King and Queen sizes.
Pillows are sold individually, although you can purchase Pillow Bundles that come with a pair of pillows plus an accompanying pillow case for each. The Fairmount only sells its bedding within the US.
10. Four Seasons
Reasons to buy
The Four Seasons are known for owning some of the most luxurious hotels in the world and this 5-star hotel group have two pillow brands that they sell to guests, in either standard or Euro sham sizes. Its Down Alternative Pillow is antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and made of 100% polyester. Double-stitched with a 240-thread count cotton cover and piped edges, this elegant pillow is a luxury for those who prefer a synthetic pillow. Alternatively, its Down and Feather Pillow offers a more plush feel — and it's also hypoallergenic.
The one downside is that they're now machine-washable (see our guide on how to wash pillows here). The Four Seasons pillows need to be dry cleaned. However, you could extend the time between cleanings with a pillow protector. All Four Seasons pillows are Oeko-Tex certified though, meaning they have been tested and found to be free of any potentially harmful substances.
The Four Seasons pillows can only be purchased and shipped within the US.
11. Premier Inn
Reasons to buy
Premier Inn are always a reliable option for when we're looking for something affordable and convenient, but comfortable and clean. And they also sell a pillow with the same advantages.
You won't see any goose feather and down, but with a soft microfibre fill and superfine polyester threads it still has a luxe feel about it. One big bonus is also that you can choose whether you want a soft or a firm fill to ensure that it matches your sleeping style.
Best of all, you'll get not one, but two pillows for a super affordable price of £30. Note that Premier Inn only ships within the UK.
Why are hotel pillows so comfortable?
We all know the feeling of sinking into a dreamy king-size bed, with the plushest bedding you've ever felt at your hotel, after a long few hours of traveling. Is there really a better feeling?
But there's a reason why the comfiest pillows are often to be found at hotels, rather than in our homes. Hotel owners and management put a lot of thought (and money) into choosing the best options for their room. They want guests to have an excellent night's sleep, to enjoy their hotel experience, and to return. And having a comfortable pillow is a huge part of that experience, so they spend a lot of time choosing the right ones.
And of course, hotels are likely to change their pillows far more often than we are at home. How often should you change your pillows? Experts recommend replacing it every one to two years, but many of us keep our pillows for far longer than that. Hotels, on the other hand, replace their pillows at a much more frequent rate, so it's no surprise that they feel plumper and in better condition than our own. Hotel pillows are generally washed much more often too, so they are fresher and feel crisper.
Do other hotels sell bedding?
It's worth noting that if your favorite hotel brand is missing from this list, that not all hotels have exclusive pillows and other bedding for sale. Many brands procure high-quality pillows from top bedding manufacturers and distributors, instead. But you can still purchase directly from those pillow-makers, too. Sferra, for example, provides pillows and bedding for many of the world's most prestigious hotels, including AKA and Rosewood.
Downlite and Pacific Coast are also brands that make hotel-quality bedding, and they offer a wide range of pillows to suit individual sleeping styles and preferences. These pillow manufacturers don’t just produce the world’s most comfy pillows though—they also offer a diverse selection of mattresses, sheets, bedding, and other bedroom accessories, many of them exclusively made for your favorite luxury hotels.
So if you're craving a little luxury at home, it could be fun to recreate the entire hotel sleeping experience by buying from these brands. Or, you could choose one of the best silk pillowcases from our guide.
Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.
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