It can be rare to find one area of common agreement in Washington DC, a city known for its often-contentious political debates. There is one topic that isn’t up for debate in American politics, however: the importance of a good night’s sleep. Experts agree that sleep has a myriad of health benefits, from potentially improving heart health and reducing the risk of illnesses like cancer and depression, to reducing stress and boosting memory; there’s just no debating the fact that restorative sleep is one of the pillars of wellness. To establish healthy sleep habits, doctors recommend keeping a consistent schedule and reducing screen time before bed, but there’s one aspect of good sleep that many people seem to forget: the importance of a quality mattress.
For residents of Washington DC who think their mattresses may be to blame for their sleep difficulties – or who are perhaps just in the market for a new, high-quality mattress – you’re in luck! The Washington DC area is rich in brick-and-mortar mattress stores where you can find the mattress that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and put you on your way to better quality sleep.
Of course, there are plenty of online options if you’re looking to purchase a new mattress. Nearly all of the major mattress brands are available online, and there are some recent high-profile mattress retailers who don’t have physical storefronts at all. You can place an order and your new mattress will arrive straight to your door with hardly any hassle at all – but when shopping for a new mattress, is online shopping really the better option?
While online shopping allows you to read reviews and do side-by-side comparisons of all of the top-rated merchandise, when it comes to mattresses, it’s hard to beat an in-person visit to a brick-and-mortar store. Despite what some retailers may say, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mattresses. In fact, what works well for one person may be completely wrong for another, making online reviews difficult to trust without the possibility to test out the product for yourself. Visiting a mattress store allows you to try out and compare a variety of brands all under one roof, and with the guidance of staff who can help you pick out the mattress that is right for your preferences, needs, and budget, thus avoiding the hassle of attempting to return a mattress that doesn’t work for you to an online retailer who may not take it back.
If you’re in the Washington DC area and in the market for a new mattress, here are some of the best places to look.
|Store Name||Headquarters Location||Washington Store Location||BBB Rating||Satisfaction|
(Excellent, Good, Bad)
|Mattress Firm Dupont Circle||10201 Main St, Houston, TX 77025-5229||1643 Connecticut Ave NW|
Washington, DC 20009
|Mattress Warehouse of Washington DC – Tenleytown||4949 New Design Rd, Frederick, MD 21703-7111||4437-39 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20016||A+||Excellent|
|Casa Furniture – DC||3457 14th Street NW|
Washington, DC 20010
|3457 14th Street NW|
Washington, DC 20010
|Macy’s Downtown-Metro Center||9111 Duke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040-8999||1201 G. Street NW|
Washington, DC 20005
|Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store||135 One Comfortable Place, Taylorsville, NC 28681||1526 14th St NW|
Washington, DC, DC 20005
|Room & Board||4600 Olson Memorial Highway|
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422
|1840 14th Street, NW|
Washington, DC 20009
|West Elm Logan Circle||3250 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1012||1728 14th St NW|
Washington, DC 20009
|DUXIANA Georgetown||534 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1703||3307 Cady’s Alley NW|
Washington, DC 20007
|Costco Washington DC Warehouse||999 Lake Dr Ste 200, Issaquah, WA 98027-8982||2441 Market St NE|
Washington, DC 20018-3840
|Bed to Go||2329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020||2329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020||N/A||Fair|
Mattress Firm started over 30 years ago in Houston and has evolved into the largest mattress chain in the US. It caters to neighborhoods all over the country by offering a wide selection of mattresses for every budget. Customers who visit the Dupont Circle showroom can try a wide variety of mattresses – including branded spring, memory foam and adjustable mattresses – before making a purchase. This location also sells pillows and bed frames, and has a price-beating policy to ensure that customers get the best deal possible.
Finally, Dupont Circle offers same or next-day delivery on all purchases, and all Mattress Firm mattresses come with a 120-night sleep trial that allows you to exchange your original mattress for another if it’s not the right fit.
The Dupont Circle Mattress Firm is conveniently located just steps from downtown Washington DC and is open seven days a week. Potential customers should be aware, however, that the showroom is on the smaller side and is accessible by stairs.
|Popular Brands:||Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, Sleepy’s, tulo, Purple, 12 Park|
|Mattress Types:||Gel Memory Foam, Memory Foam, Innerspring, Hybrid|
Friendly and knowledgeable sales staff
Good delivery service
120 night sleep trial
Showroom is small and on the 2nd floor
Mattress Warehouse has been serving customers for over 30 years. They offer a wide variety of quality mattresses and sleep products in over 250 store locations. The Mattress Warehouse of Tenleytown is locally owned and operated, and only sells brand new products, including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Serta mattresses. In addition to mattresses, Mattress Warehouse of Tenleytown also offers bunk beds, futons, headboards, and other bedroom furniture accessories.
What sets Mattress Warehouse apart from its competitors is its patented bedMATCH diagnostic sleep system. The bedMATCH analysis aims to further simplify the mattress selection process via a short diagnostic test, which uses statistical measurements to recommend mattresses that will provide the best spinal alignment and pressure relief for your body. After completing the bedMATCH assessment, a sales associate will help locate the best mattresses for you, while paying close attention to your comfort and budgetary preferences.
Mattress Warehouse offers a 30-day comfort guarantee and a one-year price guarantee on all mattress purchases. If you find a better price at any of Mattress Warehouse’s local competitors, they will not only beat the price but also give you 50% of the difference for up to one year after your original purchase. Customers have the option for same-day delivery on select mattress orders, with no delivery fee for all Tempur-Pedic mattress in particular.
The Mattress Warehouse of Tenleytown is conveniently located near the Tenleytown-AU metro station and is open seven days a week.
|Popular Brands:||Aireloom, Cheswick Manor, Nectar, Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic|
|Mattress Types:||Innerspring, Memory foam, Pocketed coil, Hybrid|
Clean and friendly store environment
Free delivery for Tempur-Pedic mattresses
bedMATCH diagnostic system
1-year Price guarantee
Established in 2001, Casa Furniture was ranked among the top 150 furniture stores in the USA by Furniture Today for two years straight. Casa is well-known for its low prices and quality sales service, and is the top spot for the budget-oriented consumer who needs a friendly but no-frills mattress-buying experience.
It’s worth it to note that Casa Furniture is able to keep their prices low by not selling any brand-name mattresses like Serta or Tempur-Pedic, though their selection is diverse enough to meet a wide variety of comfort and support needs. If you are concerned about quality, it would be wise to confirm the warranty and return options available for your particular mattress before making a final purchase. All customers benefit from next-day delivery.
Casa Furniture has a spacious showroom in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC and is open seven days a week until 7 PM or later.
|Mattress Types:||Memory foam, box spring, pillow top|
Good sales and customer service
Next day delivery
Only sells off-brand mattresses
Quality control issues
Established in 1858, Macy’s is one of America’s largest retailers with over 740 stores all across the country. The Macy’s store in Washington is conveniently located across the street from Metro Center. Their mattress selection is expansive and includes all of the top brands, like Beautyrest, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic. The sales staff at Macy’s can help you navigate not only the full selection of in-store offerings, but also the extensive online collection if the showroom lacks a particular model or size. As Macy’s is a department store, you’ll also be able to easily find other bedroom accessories such as pillows, headboards, and bed linens, all in one store.
You can pick up your mattress in-store for free or have it delivered to your doorstep. There is no delivery charge for mattresses $787 or above, but the “white glove” treatment – which includes placing the mattress in the desired location, vacuuming of the area, and removal of delivery materials – costs extra. Similarly, for an additional charge you can also purchase Macy’s mattress protection plan to protect your mattress against any damage, such as stains or tears.
If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you can return or exchange your unused mattress by informing Macy’s within 120 days of purchase. You can initiate a return or exchange process by visiting any Macy’s store near you. Unfortunately, products purchased on macys.com cannot be returned in-store.
|Popular Brands:||Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Purple, Beautyrest|
|Mattress Types:||Gel, Hybrid, Innerspring, Memory foam|
BBB Accredited Business
Large, well-kept store
Free delivery for select mattresses
120 day return window
Inadequate parking facility at Metro Center location
Can’t return macys.com items in-store
Chairman Mitchell Gold and President of Design Bob Williams co-founded their namesake company in Taylorsville, North Carolina in 1989. Since then, the brand has become renowned for its high-end furniture, lighting, and mattresses, though they only sell their in-house Dream series of mattresses in either plush or firm support. The mattresses are high quality, but pricey – expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $3000, depending on the size of the mattress and the material chosen.
Mattresses can be bought in-store or online, but be aware that online purchases cannot be picked up at any of the Signature Store locations. Purchases also only ship via their premium in-home delivery service, which includes unboxing and setup but not removal of your old mattress. There is a delivery charge of up to $199, though those details are finalized over the phone with Customer Service or in-store at the time of purchase.
If you wish to return your mattress, you must provide notification within two days of purchase, and pay a restocking fee and for return shipping.
The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store is located in trendy Logan Circle and is open seven days a week.
|Popular Brands:||Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Dream Series|
|Mattress Types:||Latex, Hybrid, Cool gel|
Friendly and knowledgeable sales staff
High quality mattresses
No old mattress removal options
No in-store pickup
Disappointing returns policy
Room & Board (R&B) is a national retailer of modern home furnishings based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has locations across the country. Fast Company named Room & Board one of the Most Innovative Companies in retail in 2019. They offer a sizeable collection of well-built R&B mattresses that cater to a variety of firmness, support, and material preferences. Mattresses options are available at different price points, with their lowest starting at $299, so you won’t have any trouble finding a mattress that suits your budget.
R&B offers full-service delivery that includes complete setup of products by experienced professionals. They charge a flat delivery rate of $99 on unlimited furniture items for customers who live within 100 miles of a Room & Board store, and $139 for customers who live beyond their local delivery area. Mattresses come with a 120-night sleep trial, and return delivery is free if you are not satisfied with your purchase.
R&B’s Washington DC store is located in the Logan Circle neighborhood at 14th and T Street in the R.L. Taylor building. It was named one of Washingtonian magazine’s Best Home Decor Shops.
|Popular Brands:||Room & Board|
|Mattress Types:||Innerspring, Memory foam, Hybrid, Latex|
Good selection of durable mattresses
Budget options available
Excellent delivery policy
120-night sleep trial
Founded in 2002, West Elm sells furniture and home decor in over 85 cities in the United States. In 2014, West Elm became the first US-based home retailer to carry Fair Trade products, which today include some of their best-selling signature collections.
In terms of mattresses, West Elm carries two varieties of Leesa mattresses – multilayer foam and pocket coils will a foam layer overtop – and the Robin mattress, which also has pocket coils and foam toppers. All are certified CertiPUR, which means that they are free of toxic chemicals and low in VOC emissions. Finally, for every ten Leesa mattresses purchased, West Elm donates a mattress to a charitable organization.
All mattresses can be tested in-store and bought according to store inventory or online. Next day delivery is available for items West Elm has on inventory, but items that ship directly from the vendor can take up to a week to reach you, and free shipping and returns are only available on Leesa mattresses. If you’re not satisfied with your Leesa mattress within the first 100 nights, you may return it for a full refund. Leesa will assist you in arranging a pickup, and West Elm will refund you in full.
West Elm Logan Circle is located near the U St metro station and is open seven days a week.
|Popular Brands:||Robin, Leesa|
|Mattress Types:||Hybrid, Memory foam, Innerspring|
Well-designed, large store
Next day delivery on select items
Free shipping and returns on Leesa mattresses
Delivery can take up to one week
No refunds on non-Leesa mattresses
The store is short-staffed
Duxiana is the official home of the DUX Bed and all related DUX products. Started by the Ljung Family of Sweden in 1926, Duxiana has evolved into an international operation with 28 Duxiana stores in North America and 88 worldwide.
The DUX Bed is Duxiana’s signature bed, which the company touts as the “world’s best bed” due to its high-performing continuous coil spring system. It is designed for optimal spine alignment so as to relieve back pain and promote correct sleep posture. DUX Beds are also customizable, with interchangeable components that can be switched out and replaced with other components of different spring tensions, should your sleep needs change during the life of your mattress. You can try out Duxiana’s entire DUX Bed range in-store, and also shop their high-quality headboards and bedlinens.
As DUX Beds are uniquely designed and made of high-quality, luxury materials, it is one of the pricier mattress options on the market; the original DUX Bed mattress begins at $3,860. Duxiana does offer a 30-night sleep trial on all mattresses, but returned products are subject to a 20% return fee. In any case, the beds are built to last and come with a 20-year warranty, and the delivery process is top-notch with Dux’s representatives guiding the delivery staff to ensure everything is set up to your satisfaction.
Duxiana Washington DC is located in the heart of Georgetown and is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
|Popular Brands:||The DUX Bed|
BBB Accredited Business
Luxurious high-quality beds
Reliable delivery service
20-year warranty (5 years non-prorated)
30-night sleep trial with 20% return fee
Store closed on Sundays
Founded in 1983, Costco Wholesale is a multibillion-dollar global retailer – the second-largest retailer in the world, in fact, just behind Walmart.
As the world’s second-largest retailer, Costco has one of the largest mattress selections available under one roof. They carry all variety of mattresses, including classic brands such as Serta and Sealy, and more contemporary brands like Casper. Of course, Costco also has its own line of Kirkland Signature mattresses, produced by Stearns and Foster. You should have no trouble finding a mattress that fits your budget and sleeping needs.
Standard delivery is carried out via FedEx or UPS Ground, and you can have your mattress with you in a week to ten days, though some mattresses may take up to two weeks to deliver. Costco does also offer white glove delivery service for mattresses if you need someone to set-up your new mattress and get rid of the old one. Besides your mattress’ manufacturer warranty, you’re also covered by Costco’s risk-free 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can return your mattress online or at any one of Costco’s 750 warehouses, making the process truly hassle-free.
As is typical for Costco, you’ll need to sign up for a membership to truly get the best deal, and some mattress brands – like the Casper – are only available to members. The Costco warehouse is located just off of US Route 50 in Gateway and is open seven days a week.
|Popular Brands:||Sealy, Thomasville, Sleep Science, Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic|
|Mattress Types:||Foam, Hybrid, Innerspring, Latex, Memory foam|
Huge selection of mattresses
Hassle free returns
White glove delivery
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, Bed to Go is an excellent place if you’re looking to snag a bargain on your next mattress purchase. It’s a modest, family-run establishment that’s been serving the Washington community for the last 15 years.
The store is open six days a week and houses a decent selection of budget-oriented, off-brand mattresses. Though Bed to Go offers a variety of different mattress styles and sizes, the store is not the typical mattress showroom, and you may not be able to lie down on a mattress to see how it feels. You will need to rely on the staff, therefore, to assist in you finding the mattress that will work for you.
The delivery prices are reasonable, and the service itself is prompt and punctual. If you live locally, Bed to Go can provide next-day delivery. Bed to Go is located just across the bridge from the Potomac Avenue metro station and is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Reasonable delivery prices
Not possible to lay on mattresses
Off-brand mattresses only
Closed on Sunday