If you haven’t heard about Beckham Luxury Linens, you’ve come to the right place. Their Hotel Collection includes luxury hotel-style pillows that can make you feel like a king or queen when it’s time for bed. So these should be the two sizes available in the collection, made specifically for King and Queen-sized beds.
Their Luxury Gel Pillow has received well over 100,000 ratings on Amazon, and it’s no surprise that the Amazon’s Choice award has also been given to this product. Personally, I couldn’t wait to see what’s made this pillow so popular. But more importantly, if something is labeled as “luxury”, I want to find out if that name is fitting.
With a bold statement like that, you’d hope it would be backed up by high-quality, soft-textured materials and be versatile for all kinds of sleepers.
In recent years, I’ve decided to steer away from memory foam pillows for the most part. They often come with unpleasant off-gassing smells that don’t always go away, and sometimes they’re too firm to sleep on every night.
Having a pillow that can be fluffed to your comfort level (and is conveniently machine-washable) sounded like a much better fit. If the Luxury Gel Pillow is said to be suitable for all sleepers and their unique sleeping positions, I had to try it out for myself.
Unboxing and First Impressions
While there was unfortunately no David in the Beckham Hotel Collection box (not even a picture of him, I guess that was wishful thinking), each pillow came neatly wrapped in a cylindrical shape that was super easy to unravel.
After opening the packaging, it wasn’t long before the pillow fluffed back up to its normal shape. You’re able to spread out the filling inside so it’s not lumpy, but I noticed there were seams along every edge of the pillow, which meant that it was sealed shut and the loft wasn’t adjustable.
I didn’t mind this as it was the perfect height for my comfort level, but some sleepers prefer to add or remove filling as they like, so this is something to think about.
My first impression was that it felt exactly like a pillow I’d find in a fancy hotel room. Many manufacturers claim that their products are “luxury” or of exceptional quality, but I can confirm that the ‘Beckham Hotel Collection’ is well-deserving of its name. It was so soft to lay my head on, and fluffing it up felt like I was kneading a silky, yet thick piece of dough. A pillow that makes you so excited to get your 8 hours each night, what more could one possibly need?
One thing I didn’t love about the Amazon product listing was that Beckham doesn’t specify the pillow’s loft. After measuring it myself, it came to 5.5 inches, which is a little higher than average. Since you can spread out the filling yourself and fluff it up as you please, I found that the loft was actually ideal for my sleeping preferences.
But as I mentioned earlier, some sleepers may prefer their loft to be adjustable, where you can remove some filling or add more if you like your pillow on the firmer side. If you’re not a fan of a pillow being sealed shut all the way around, this may not be your best option.
The first image above shows the Luxury Gel pillow right out of the box, and you can tell it was still partially compressed. The second shot was about ten minutes later after some light fluffing. This is one of the bonuses of buying a pillow that’s not made of memory foam, because there’s no waiting time to sleep on it due to that unpleasant chemical smell. I’d recommend a gel-fiber pillow if you’re moving and need a new pillow to sleep on that same night – it’s ready to go in no time.
My Sleep Trial Experience – Back, Side and Stomach
There aren’t many pillows out there that are suited for every sleeping position (although many might claim to be). But Beckham Luxury Linens claims that the Luxury Gel Pillow is the “optimal choice for all types of sleepers”, and having tested out each position for several weeks, I can confirm that they stick to their word.
As a stomach sleeper, I spent most nights in this position and never woke up with a stiff neck. I also changed it up and placed the pillow under my hips to keep my spine in alignment (I often struggle with lower back pain due to working from home most days). In just a few weeks this greatly improved my back pain, so I can’t recommend this pillow enough if you too struggle with an achy back!
Cooling Properties and Breathability
Having a pillow that specifically says it keeps you cool “all year long” can be music to your ears, especially if you’re a hot sleeper. Some of us struggle to regulate our body temperature while sleeping which can result in overheating, feeling restless and not sleeping as a result.
Thankfully I don’t often experience this issue, but in the warmer months of the year I definitely want my bedding to keep me cool and comfortable.
To test it out, I waited for a warm night and tucked myself in bed under a few more blankets than usual. I was pretty toasty, but the back of my neck didn’t become sweaty when laying my head on this pillow. This can happen on a particularly sweltering night, and then I’ll wake up feeling sweaty and uncomfortable. It’s safe to say that the Beckham Luxury Gel Pillow is a true lifesaver if you typically sleep warm.
Maintenance, Care and Warranty
There aren’t too many pillows that are fully machine-washable – particularly if you’re used to buying memory foam all your life. The Luxury Gel Pillow can easily be tossed in your washing machine, just make sure you’re washing it separately or along with your whites. To be on the safe side, I’d let it air dry fully and always fluff it up to your comfort level when you’re ready for a snooze.
There’s a standard 30-day money back guarantee with any purchase from Beckham Luxury Linens, and that’s plenty of time to decide if their Luxury Gel Pillow is the right fit for you. For whatever reason if it’s not giving you the comfort you need, you can send it back with no questions asked for a full refund. Since it’s made of 100% polyester gel-fiber rather than memory foam (which expands to sometimes double the size), it’s easy to roll up and pack in the original box.
If it’s about that time to invest in a new pillow and you’ve had your eye on some hotel-style options, the Beckham Hotel Collection Luxury Gel Pillow is one of the most versatile and luxurious pillows out there. It comes in a pack of two, it’s surprisingly affordable given the high quality, suited for every sleep position and made of moisture-wicking materials to keep you cool – so you’ll never want to leave your bed. I’m not sure what everyone else looks for in a pillow, but needless to say this well and truly ticked all of my boxes.
You may try out the Luxury Gel Pillow for 30 days and decide it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be – too much loft, not firm enough, or maybe it’s not ideal for your sleeping position after all. If this is the case, you can send it back to Amazon and get a full refund – no questions asked!
“This product was sent to me by Thrasio – this is an honest review and it has not affected my review in any way.“
Frequently Asked Questions
What sleep position is this best suited for?
All sleeping positions.
What is the loft?
Will I experience any off-gassing?
None at all, as this isn’t a memory foam product!
Is this pillow organic?
Yes, it’s OEKO-TEX certified which means that the textiles used meet high safety and environmental standards.
What is the warranty?
There is a 30-day money-back guarantee.