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Sleep Tight: The Best Hotel Beds (PHOTOS)

Posted: 07/31/2012 7:00 am

Some people book a hotel room for the view, others for the tub, but it's the intrepid traveler who knows that the single most important room amenity is the bed. Here are 10 handpicked Tablet hotels whose beds guarantee you'll sleep tight.

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  • The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel - Washington, DC

    Whether or not it's meant to be that sort of liaison is entirely up to the guest. In any event the <a href="" target="_hplink">Liaison</a> places a premium on the overnight comforts; the mattresses bear the Affinia signature, and the pillow menu offers something for every type of head.

  • La Reve Hotel & Spa - Playa del Carmen

    With a name like <a href="" target="_hplink">Le Reve Hotel & Spa</a> you'd expect them to take sleeping very seriously indeed, and they certainly do. Book a bungalow with a king-size canopy bed and a front-row view of the beach for the ultimate in Caribbean dreaming.

  • Hotel Saint Cecilia - Austin

    Considering the social scene -- most nights the <a href="" target="_hplink">Hotel Saint Cecilia</a>'s garden bar is the only place to be in South Austin -- it's surprisingly easy to get a good night's sleep. Those Haestens handmade mattresses, it turns out, are worth every penny.

  • The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra

    Take note, before you fall asleep, of <a href="" target="_hplink">The Oberoi</a>'s exquisitely crafted four-poster beds with their mountains of pillows and their bedside tiger-skin rugs -- because when you wake you're likely to be ever so slightly distracted by your view of the Taj Mahal.

  • Hotel Gabriel Paris Marais - Paris

    For those of us who need a little bit of help in the sleep department, the <a href="ôtel-Gabriel-Paris-Marais-Hotel/Paris-Hotels-France/111791" target="_hplink">Hotel Gabriel</a> offers a high-tech solution: the NightCove "sleep companion" uses subtle sounds and colored light (or your own favorite songs) to lull the body into a deep, soothing sleep.

  • Park Hyatt Tokyo - Tokyo

    If you've seen "Lost in Translation," you've seen the <a href="" target="_hplink">Park Hyatt Tokyo</a>'s sumptuous king beds -- who can forget the famous opening scene, a lingering close-up on the plush down duvets, the Egyptian cotton linens and the phenomenal views of the city skyline?

  • The Surrey - New York City

    Whoever called New York "the city that never sleeps" can't have meant the Upper East Side. Here it's more like "the city that enjoys eight solid hours of Nature's sweet restorer," thanks to <a href="" target="_hplink">The Surrey</a>'s Sferra linens and Duxiana mattresses.

  • The Soho Hotel - London

    Soho is better known as a place for staying out late, but <a href="" target="_hplink">The Soho Hotel</a>'s bedrooms make a compelling case for an evening spent in -- the massively comfortable beds start with Tempur-Pedic mattresses and finish with custom Kemp-designed bedding.

  • Hotel Villa Magna - Madrid

    Soft linens, a crisp duvet and a sink-in cozy mattress will have you wishing you were more jet-lagged -- add to that the Spanish custom of heavy blackout curtains, combined with a tolerant day-sleeping culture, and you're in for a record-breaking slumber at the <a href="" target="_hplink">Hotel Villa Magna</a>.

  • Burj Al Arab - Dubai

    It was, until quite recently, the tallest hotel building in the world, and it lays claim to no fewer than seven stars -- so is it any surprise that the <a href="" target="_hplink">Burj Al Arab</a>'s Swedish-made Dux beds are packed with twice as many springs as the typical hotel bed?


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