Why are European hotel beds so bad?

For the most part, hotel beds in Europe aren’t as comfortable as ones in the U.S. - at least not to American travelers

Jul 4, 2023

Coming from the United States, where you can expect a decent mattress without splurging on a luxury accommodation, Americans are routinely dismayed by their hotel beds across the pond.

Key takeaways

  • America’s preference for plush mattresses, box springs and fluffy pillows doesn’t translate well in many of the places they travel;
  • European mattresses are typically firmer because of the preference for stronger back support, which some believe leads to a better night’s sleep;
  • But big hotel chains and lifestyle hotels are changing this, offering international bed standards more like in America.

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