The Low Down On Olympic Queen vs Queen Beds

When it comes time to replace or add a bed to a room, whether it’s a guest room, a master bedroom, or even your very lucky child’s bedroom, it’s best to be fully aware of the full benefits of each one of your options. In this case, we have an Olympic Queen mattress vs a Queen. To some, the differences may not seem like a huge deal, but to others, it could mean the difference between a comfortable or uncomfortable and inconvenient nights sleep. Here’s the difference between Queen and Olympic Queen.

What Is A Queen Size

The Queen sized mattress is one of the most standard sizes used today. You can find them in most guest bedrooms and master bedrooms. They are very accommodating to both single and couple sleepers if the occasion arises. It measures 60 x 80 inches and they are very affordable.

The Pros and Cons


  • Perfect for master bedrooms and guest rooms
  • Accessories are easily accessible
  • Affordable


  • Not good for couples who need a larger sleeping surface area
  • Throws off the balance of a larger room

Size & Space

Queen beds aren’t the most spacious mattresses out there when it comes to the width. They only measure 60 inches in width, as opposed to the Olympic Queen, which comes in at 66”. I’ve slept on a Queen bed with my husband and there just wasn’t enough space for the two of us because we both like to sprawl out and get comfortable.

If you don’t mind sharing your space with your partner, than the width of the Queen won’t bother you. It’s also great for just a single sleeper in a master or guest bedroom. There’s more than enough space and they leave enough space around them for walking and other furnishings. The only downfall to their smaller size is that it may throw off the balance of a larger bedroom, which could make for difficult decorating if you’re into the feng shui.


When it comes to the price of the Queen bed, they are more affordable than you would think, The price difference between that and an Olympic Queen may be just a few hundred dollars or not even a difference at all, depending on the manufacturer. Queen beds are usually up in the $500-$900 range, again, depending on who makes them.

When it comes to the bedding for Queen mattresses, it’s very readily accessible. You can almost always find this size on the shelf of any retail store and online. Its cost is only in the $50 range for something on the cheaper side with a low thread count, but it still gets the job done.

Ease of Movement

Since Queen beds are in the middle of the spectrum, they aren’t going to be the lightest, but also not the heaviest. Depending on the material they are made from, they could weigh anywhere from 50-90 pounds, maybe more. If it sits on a rolling bed frame, moving it around the room may be easier for you.

What Is An Olympic Queen

An Olympic Queen is isn’t your standard size bed. It’s 6” wider than the Queen, making it 66” x 80”, and not something that you can pick up from just any mattress store. These are the better option for those who don’t need something super large, but something big enough for couple sleeping.

The Pros and Cons


  • 6” wider than a Queen
  • Great for couple sleeping
  • Fits in most rooms that would fit a Queen


  • Accessories aren’t easily accessible
  • May cost more than a regular Queen

Size & Space

Olympic Queen beds give you and your partner adequate sleeping space, 6” more than what a regular Queen does. So if you like to sprawl out, this gives you an opportunity to do so. It also gives you plenty of closeness to cuddle, if you’re into that.

As for space, if you have a more narrow bedroom, this may not be the best option because it wouldn’t leave much room for furnishings or walking. Although, if you have plenty of space, the extra width won’t be an issue. The dimensions of this bed may also help with the feng shui aspect of the room as well.


Honestly, the price of an Olympic Queen won’t differ much than that of a regular Queen. Depending on the manufacturer of the mattress or what kind of bed frame you go with, that’s what’s going to determine how much of your wallet you empty. Make sure you check the bed frame dimensions as well.

When it comes to the bedding for this particular size, you may struggle a little bit because they aren’t really very readily accessible. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you don’t mind a little overhang or a couple extra dollars, a King sized comforter will work just fine. The fitted sheets may be a little saggy, but everything else will fit.

Ease of Movement

Since the Olympic Queen is 6” larger in width, it means that there’s going to be some extra material inside, making the bed just a little heavier. It could make moving it around a little tougher if you’re doing it by yourself. As I said with the Queen, if the bed is on a rolling frame, it can make the ease of movement a little more tolerable for you.

Recommended Room Sizes

If you aren’t completely sure what size your room should be to comfortably fit these size beds, check out this mattress sizing guide. Also, here are the room dimensions for a Queen and Olympic Queen.

The recommended room size for a Queen sized bed should be between 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 10’ depending on how much walking space you want.

The recommended room size for an Olympic Queen bed should be 10’ x 10’ and 10’ x 14’ depending on how much walking space you want.

Olympic Queen vs Queen Beds Comparison Table

Queen Olympic Queen
Practical for guest rooms Practical for master bedrooms
Less sleeping room for couples 6” More sleeping room for couples
Bedding is easily found Bedding may be tough to find
60”x80” 66” x 80”


The difference between a Queen and Olympic Queen mattress is very subtle, but to the right person, it’s everything. Honestly, going with the Queen is much easier to deal with because they are easier to find, bedding is easier to get, and they are easier to move and find frames for. In those cases, they are they better option, especially when paired with the perfect mattress. If you need the extra sleeping space, that’s really the only advantage of the Olympic Queen. As always, if you have any questions, comment below and share!