9 Best King Mattresses Under $1000 of 2020

Last update: Nov 27, 2020

When shopping for a new mattress, there are a lot of things to think of, but today, we will focus on two things: king-size and $1000 budget.

To get one, you need to decide which type you want, how much comfort and support you need, and what other features could be useful. Now, we will help you answer all of these questions to get the best king mattress under $1000.

Here are the best king mattresses under $1000 you can buy in 2020:

  • Best Overall (Foam Mattress): Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress
  • Best For Side Sleepers (Foam Mattress): Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam
  • best Cooling Mattress (Foam Mattress): Nectar California King Mattress
  • Best Overall (Innerspring Mattress): Modway Jenna 14" Quilted Pillow Top King Innerspring Mattress
  • Best For Side Sleepers (Innerspring Mattress): Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress
  • A Premium Choice (Innerspring Mattress): Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C
  • Best For Pressure Point (Hybrid Mattress): Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" Reversible Encased Coil Memory Foam Mattress
  • Best For Vertebra (Hybrid Mattress): Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress
  • Best For Hot And Humid Climates (Hybrid Mattress): Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress
9 Best King Mattresses Under $1000
Best Overall
Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress
  • Foam Mattress
Best For Side Sleepers
Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam
  • Foam Mattress
best Cooling Mattress
Nectar California King Mattress
  • Foam Mattress
Best Overall
Modway Jenna 14" Quilted Pillow Top King Innerspring Mattress
  • Innerspring Mattress
Best For Side Sleepers
Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress
  • Innerspring Mattress
A Premium Choice
Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C
  • Innerspring Mattress
Best For Pressure Point
Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" Reversible Encased Coil Memory Foam Mattress
  • Hybrid Mattress
Best For Vertebra
Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress
  • Hybrid Mattress
Best For Hot And Humid Climates
Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress
  • Hybrid Mattress

Best Overall (Foam Mattress): Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress

Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress
Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Trusted and reliable - CertiPUR US Certified & backed by a 10-year warranty
  • Good support, comfort, durability, and great contouring to the sleeper’s body shape – made of three-layer construction & high-quality memory foam
  • No bad odors - a green tea-infused top layer
  • Ideal for sleepers of small to average body weight - a 500-pound weight capacity
Cons
  • A bit hot

For foam king mattresses under $1000, this Zinus 12” model is flat out one of the most popular.

This CertiPUR US Certified king mattress stands out for its three-layer construction, including 6” durable, high-density base support foam, 3” airflow-enhancing comfort foam, and 3” conforming memory foam.

In general, it would be an ideal choice for stomach sleepers, and with a green tea-infused layer (made of charcoal and natural green tea), it keeps unpleasant odors at bay.

Featuring a 500-pound weight capacity, this is a great choice for sleepers of small to average body weight.

Zinus 12 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80 x 76 x 12 inches

Weight Capacity

500 lbs

Warranty

10-year worry-free warranty

Overall Weight

80 pounds

Highlight Features

CertiPUR US Certified & backed by a 10-year warranty
Made of three-layer construction & high-quality memory foam
A green tea-infused top layer
A 500-pound weight capacity

Verdict

As the one and sole king mattress earning the highest scoring from our tests, no doubt when the Zinus 12” is our Best Overall Option.

Best For Side Sleepers (Foam Mattress): Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam

Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam
Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Top-notch pressure relief and support - ultra-high 10.5” high-density base foam
  • More breathable than other memory foam king mattresses - the two added aerated cool-gel foam layers on the top
  • Nice for allergy sufferers - hypoallergenic properties
  • High values – include two comfy pillows
Cons
  • A bit awkward when sitting on the sides
  • Unpleasant smells

Next is our best king mattress under $1000 for side sleepers, and that’s going to be the Classic Brands Cool 2.0.

Thanks to the ultra-high 10.5” high-density base foam which feels a bit on the medium-flush to the firm side, it causes no pain to your joints when waking up the next morning.

Besides, the high-quality material conforms nicely to its sleeper’s body shape along with great support, making it ideal for side sleeping people. One notable point about this king mattress is the two added aerated cool-gel foam layers on the top, meaning that it is also perfect for hot sleepers.

The material is also known for its hypoallergenic properties and reliable CertiPUR-US certified quality for top-notch durability, emissions, and performance.

Ah, did we tell you about the two free pillows added in the package?

Classic Brands Cool 2.0 Ultimate Gel Memory Foam Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

76" W x 80" L x 14" H

Weight Capacity

500 pounds

Frame

Foam Construction

Warranty

10-Year Warranty

Overall Weight

122.6 pounds

Highlight Features

Ultra-high 10.5” high-density base foam
The two added aerated cool-gel foam layers on the top
Hypoallergenic properties
Include two comfy pillows

Verdict

Overall, we’re very satisfied with the Classic Brands Cool 2.0 for its extraordinary support and comfort for side sleepers.

best Cooling Mattress (Foam Mattress): Nectar California King Mattress

Nectar California King Mattress
Nectar California King Mattress
8.6Great
Pros
  • Unbeatable cooling performance – up to three layers of gel memory foam & a Nectar’s Tencel cooling cover
  • Great warranty and guarantee - a 10-year warranty & a 180-night risk-free trial
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Have a weird smell right out of the box

While the Classic Brands Cool 2.0 gets the most love from our testers for its good aeration design, this Nectar is significantly superior.

Unlike the rest, it is constructed from 5 layers totally, and we found the secret for its incredibly cooling performance was the increased number of gel memory foam layers (up to three) along with a Nectar’s Tencel cooling cover.

It, in fact, wasn’t overheated on those nights up to 90 degrees F, and our hot sleeper testers didn’t sweat at all.

We also love that Nectar provides its customers with not just a 10-year warranty but also a 180-night risk-free trial – longer than the industry standard.

Nectar California King Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

84.00 x 72.00 x 11.00 inches

Weight Capacity

650 lbs.

Frame

Foam Construction

Warranty

180-night Nectar risk-free guarantee

Overall Weight

101.8 pounds

Highlight Features

The optimal level of firmness, coolness, breathability, and comfort

Verdict

The Nectar California is our top suggestion for anyone seeking an affordable king mattress with highlighting cooling performance.

Best Overall (Innerspring Mattress): Modway Jenna 14" Quilted Pillow Top King Innerspring Mattress

Modway Jenna 14
Modway Jenna 14" Quilted Pillow Top King Innerspring Mattress
9.2Outstanding
Pros
  • Great support & motion isolation - 9.84” individually wrapped coils, a 3” egg crate foam then a 1” responsive foam
  • Versatile and ideal for all sleeping styles – great support and pressure relief
Cons
  • No caution at the speed and force which it comes out of the plastic packaging

Although innerspring mattresses are more expensive than other types, it’s not impossible to find a good one under $1000, and this is a great example.

It is made of 9.84” individually wrapped coils sandwiched between felt liners.

Above it is a 3” egg crate foam then a 1” responsive foam and finally, a quilted polyester tight-top cover. The king mattress generally is versatile for all types of sleepers, whether they are a stomach, back, or side one.

This perfect combination plays a huge role in relieving pressure on shoulders, back, and hips, allowing you to get deeper sleep overnight as well as a totally refreshing feeling the next morning.

Not to say that it isolates motion between two sleeping partners, saving you from unwanted waking up because of the other’s movement.

Modway Jenna 14" Quilted Pillow Top King Innerspring Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80 x 76 x 13.5 inches

Weight Capacity

250 pounds

Frame

Foam Construction, 9.84” tall coil Innerspring

Warranty

a 10-year warranty

Overall Weight

111 pounds

Highlight Features

9.84” individually wrapped coils, a 3” egg crate foam then a 1” responsive foam
Great support and pressure relief

Verdict

Out of an avalanche of innerspring king mattresses on the market, we find this option to be the best overall performer.

Best For Side Sleepers (Innerspring Mattress): Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress

Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress
Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Provide better motion isolation, firmness, and stability - 10% more individually wrapped coils & 10% heavier gauge steel iCoil pocket
  • Not generate heat as other counterparts - a quilted jacquard cover & a thin layer of microfiber
Cons
  • It has an unwanted odor - fire-resistant chemicals

Another great value that’s worth investing, especially for side sleepers is the Zinus 10-Inch.

This CertiPUR-US Certified king mattress has a 7.5” base layer, 1” high-density foam, 1.25” comfort foam, a thin layer of microfiber, and a quilted jacquard cover.

Compared to the ordinary innerspring mattresses, it stands out for 10% more individually wrapped coils, equivalent to better motion isolation and 10% heavier gauge steel iCoil pocket for added firmness and stability.

From that point, it would be a nice option for stomach sleepers, plus-sized people, or side sleepers who prefer a firm bed. The mattress doesn’t generate heat like other memory foams as well.

Zinus 10 Inch Support Plus Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80 x 76 x 10 inches

Weight Capacity

500 lbs.

Frame

7.5 motion-isolating iCoil pocket springs

Warranty

A 10-year limited warranty

Overall Weight

110.8 pounds

Highlight Features

10% more individually wrapped coils & 10% heavier gauge steel iCoil pocket
A quilted jacquard cover & a thin layer of microfiber

Verdict

The Zinus 10-Inch is worth trying if you’re a side sleeper looking for a supportive and comfortable king innerspring mattress under $1000.

A Premium Choice (Innerspring Mattress): Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C

Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C
Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C
8.6Great
Pros
  • Guaranteed to be no deformation for a lifetime
  • Provide a premier support system - 900 series pocketed coil technology
  • Supportive, comfortable, and cool - dynamic response memory foam using dual control
Cons
  • A bit pricier
  • The middle isn’t as firm as the sides

We cheated a little bit with this pick because it is slightly over $1000. When it is on discount, it’ll sometimes dip below that price but it’s too good to not include.

The mattress is guaranteed (by its manufacturer) to give the user every bit restful slumbers years from the date they bring it home.

That’s a great thank you to the dynamic response memory foam using dual control plus 900 series pocketed coil technology – known as one of the most premier support systems in the world.

While offering nice pressure distribution for comfort, it is outstanding for keeping you cool and fresh all night long.

Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80 x 76 x 14 inches

Frame

900 Series pocketed Coil technology

Overall Weight

116.4 pounds

Highlight Features

900 Series pocketed Coil technology - the world's premier support system
Dual control plus technology - keep your mattress fresh and cool

Verdict

Based on its supreme performance and quality for the price, we can’t deny adding the Beautyrest Silver BRS900-C to this list. This might be a premium choice out of a bunch but it’s worth it.

Best For Pressure Point (Hybrid Mattress): Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" Reversible Encased Coil Memory Foam Mattress

Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12
Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" Reversible Encased Coil Memory Foam Mattress
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Great molding to the body shape - 40% rayon and 60% polyester & a relaxing convoluted foam pillow top
  • Good motion isolation - a high-performance independently encase coils
  • Save you from slipping off the mattress while moving - edge-to-edge support
Cons
  • Contain a very strong odor

The Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" is one of the best options available on the market for pressure points.

It is made of 40% rayon and 60% polyester wrapped around by a soft, skin-friendly cover in addition to a relaxing convoluted foam pillow top for great molding to your body shape.

As a result, it is not only breathable but also relieves pressure points efficiently.

If you sleep with another partner and get afraid that their movement while sleeping could wake you up, then don’t. The king mattress highlights a high-performance independently encased coils. It isolates motion excellently to let you get the deepest, undisturbed slumber.

What we also like is its edge-to-edge support for slipping prevention.

Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" Reversible Encased Coil Memory Foam Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80"L x 76"W x 12"H

Weight Capacity

250 pounds

Frame

Foam Construction

Warranty

a 10-year warranty

Overall Weight

113 lbs.

Highlight Features

40% rayon and 60% polyester & a relaxing convoluted foam pillow top
A high-performance independently encase coils
Edge-to-edge support

Verdict

All-in-all, the Signature Sleep Contour Hybrid 12" is a reliable and supportive design at an incredibly low cost, making it one of the hardest-to-beat option for pressure points.

Best For Vertebra (Hybrid Mattress): Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress

Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress
Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Great vertebra support - independently-encased coils
  • Provide unrivaled firmness yet comfort - extra memory foam, multi HD layers, heat-treated coils
  • Breathable - a gel-infused layer
Cons
  • Not ideal for injuries
  • The fabric lifting in the top of the mattress

Similar to the previous option, this gives you ultimate motion isolation (thanks to the independently-encased coils) to keep you sleep soundly without knowing that your partner is right next to you.

This coil support system, on the other hand, is helpful in conforming to the sleeper’s body curves, giving great pressure point relief and equal weight distribution along their hips, back, shoulder, neck, and especially vertebra.

But making it outstanding is the extra memory foam and multi HD layers while the coils are heat-treated, adding unrivaled firmness yet comfort for years of use.

To keep you feel cool and breathable while sleeping on it, there also comes with a gel-infused layer.

Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80 x 76 x 13 inches

Weight Capacity

450 pounds

Frame

Hybrid Construction

Warranty

a 10-year manufacture warranty

Overall Weight

109.8 pounds

Highlight Features

Composed of 5 layers includes pocket spring
Compressed, rolled and vacuum sealed for convenient shipping and setup

Verdict

If vertebra support is a top priority, the Olee Sleep 13-inch is likely quite good.

Best For Hot And Humid Climates (Hybrid Mattress): Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress

Signature Sleep 13
Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress
9Outstanding
Pros
  • Give you unparalleled breathability, quick-drying, and moisture absorption - a bamboo rayon fabric layer
  • Very safe to use - no phthalates regulated by the CSPC, TCEP, TDCPP, and PBDEs heavy metals, lead, mercury, ozone depleters, and flame retardants
  • Provide higher indoor air quality than others - low content in VOC emissions for under 0.5 PPM
Cons
  • Anyone higher than 5’6” could not fit this king mattress
  • Not ideal to sleep with another partner

While ordinary memory foam mattresses commonly become a “swimming pool” you’re your sweat during hot summer months, this isn’t a thing.

It boasts a bamboo rayon fabric layer for unparalleled breathability, quick-drying, and moisture absorption to hence keep you cool, even in the most scorching hot nights. If you’re a hot sleeper, it is also a nice consideration.

Regardless, we appreciate the safety levels of this hybrid king mattress.

While containing no phthalates regulated by the CSPC, TCEP, TDCPP, and PBDEs heavy metals, lead, mercury, ozone depleters, and flame retardants, it has a low content in VOC emissions for under 0.5 PPM, increasing your indoor air quality.

Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (Inches)

80"L x 76"W x 13"H

Weight Capacity

300 pounds

Frame

Hybrid Construction

Warranty

A 10-year limited warranty.

Overall Weight

118 lbs.

Highlight Features

80"L x 76"W x 13"H. Net weight: 118 lbs.

Verdict

The bamboo rayon fabric layer settles the Signature Sleep 13" Hybrid Coil Mattress firmly in the best options for hot and climate climates.

How To Choose The Best King Mattress Under $1000?

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Types

The very first decision to make is which type of mattress you want to buy, and there are 5 options:

  • Innerspring: this is the most common type, using a steel coil to provide users with support and comfort. It often comes with upholstery covering for the outer surface for additional support and softness. But this type of mattress isn’t anti-allergenic and can collect dust, bugs, and have molded over time.

  • Memory foam: this type changes shape in accordance with the user’s position and stays in that shape for a long time. As a result, it distributes their body weight evenly across the bed, retains heat, and keeps the body warm. This type is hypoallergenic and free from dust and mold.

  • Hybrid: This type offers the benefits of innerspring and memory foam for the best experience with exceptional support, comfort, durability, and it’s hypoallergenic.

  • Latex: this type is similar to memory foam, offering the same support and comfort, specifically good for users with back problems.

  • Air mattress: this type allows for changing firmness based on each user’s preference. It’s comfortable to sleep on and suitable for camping enthusiasts.

Comfort and Support

The comfort of a mattress is how you feel when sleeping on the bed while support refers to how well it promotes proper spinal alignment.

The level of comfort is related to the firmness rating, measure on the scale from 1 to 10 with 1 as ultra-plush and 10 as extra firmness. However, it all comes down to how the mattress feels to you when you sleep on it.

Other Features

Apart from types, comfort, and support, you should look for some useful features in a king mattress too.

  • Dual firmness: this means one side of the bed is designed to be firmer than the other, allowing you to customize your sleeping experience.

  • Removable cover: if the cover gets dirty (due to food stains, for example), you can remove and wash it.

  • Organic: an organic bed is good for users with allergies to synthetics, but it’s normally more expensive.

  • Handles: a mattress with handles makes it easier for you to flip it over or relocate it.

Which Brands Make The Best King Mattress Under $1000?

Olee Sleep

With the aim of innovating your sleeping experience, this brand has been offering high-quality products, making it a trusted brand by many customers.

Beautyrest

With nearly a century of experience in the industry, this brand has innovated its mattress over the years. As a result, you can surely find the perfect mattress for a comfortable sleep here.

Zinus

Zinus focuses on comfort when making mattresses for your sleep. The brand takes pride in the efficiency, evolution, and expertise in each and every product.

Modway

With this brand, you will have a wide selection of sizes, colors, and styles so you can certainly get what you want. Through experience, it has become a major manufacturer in terms of mattresses so you don’t have to worry about quality.

Classic Brands

Since 1971, this brand has been renowned for manufacturing high-quality latex and memory foam mattresses. If you’re looking for these types of mattresses, this is your go-to brand.

FAQs

Are king mattresses under 1000 any good?

Yes, they are. While more expensive products tend to deliver a better experience, the mattress industry has evolved with better technology and enhanced manufacturing process that drives down the production cost.

As a result, for an affordable $1000 budget, you can get a good king mattress.

Memory foam vs. hybrid mattress - which is better?

A hybrid mattress is overall better because it’s more breathable than memory foam. Hybrid mattresses don’t retain as much heat so it’s less hot to sleep on in the summer.

Also, they are more durable thanks to the coils. The only downside is that hybrid mattresses are more expensive than memory foam.

Is a 10 or 12-inch mattress better?

For most people, a 12-inch mattress is better. It has a 6- to 7-inch base and a 5-6 inch comfort, support layer. Besides, it’s more durable than a 10-inch mattress too.

How much bigger is a California king than a king?

A California king size can be 4 inches larger than a king. Specifically, a king-size mattress measures 76-80 inches while a California king measures 72-84 inches.

How long can king mattresses under 1000 last?

Regardless of the type, a mattress can last for over 10 years before it needs replacing.

Conclusion

We hope that this guide has helped you picture your future king mattress. Once you know what you want in the mattress, it will be much easier to pick the best king mattress under $1000.


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