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I tried the internet-famous Beckham bed pillows, and they did not disappoint

Switch out your pillows for hotel-quality and see why nearly 160,000 people on Amazon left five-star reviews

When was the last time you swapped out your pillows? After all, experts recommend replacing them at least every two years (from a hygiene perspective alone). And according to Amazon reviewers, Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows — beloved for their luxurious design, plush fill and cooling effect — are among some of the most esteemed cushions one can own. These No. 1 bestsellers have racked up over 161,000 perfect ratings … could it all be a bunch of fluff? Read on for more on what people are saying about the “best pillow ever” along with my personal account.

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$60 at Amazon

The hype

Good (as in plush yet still pliable, soft yet still durable) pillows don’t come cheap, and the Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows have garnered a cult-like following, endorsed by thousands of five-star Amazon reviews, for their ability to offer a luxurious look and hotel-quality feel for less. They're frequently available for around $30 each — a fraction of what designer bedding brands cost — a worthy investment for finicky side, stomach and back sleepers who credit the pillows for a good night’s sleep.

“Wonderful pillows,” wrote one reviewer. “... Not really expensive, washable, sturdy and firmly soft or softly firm. As a side sleeper, my neck is supported and the feel is cool and airy. Truly they are the best pillows for me in a long time.”

“Soft and comfortable,” confirmed another. “... They are cozy, huggable and just firm enough that your head doesn’t flop around and leave you aching in the morning. They are a perfect addition to your guest bedroom unless you need your guests to leave soon. Because they’ll want to stay forever in your comfy bed!!!”

“Nice surprise!” exclaimed a third. “... I am a stomach and side sleeper and these pillows offer both a plush softer feel yet provide needed neck support. I have tried pillows that were twice the price and were awful. I am very happy with these pillows and given the great price for two it was a great find.”

“Best pillow ever!” rang in a fourth. “... The pillow cradles my head like a soft cloud. It bounces back to its original size after a great night’s sleep. No neck pain sleeping in any position. Actually, I don’t think I toss at night anymore. Wake up refreshed and well rested every morning… “

a pair of beckham hotel pillows on a teal and white background
Yes, do buy a pair of these pillows; but no, you probably do not want to sleep on them this way. (Amazon)

The rest test

Intrigued, I purchased a pair of the Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows from Amazon and they arrived in a compact box within a few days. Upon opening the box, I immediately got a sense of their allure — how luxurious they looked; how well they appeared to be made. I gave them a good fluffing and, after sleeping on them all that night and many since, can confirm just how soft and supportive they truly are (whether positioned on my side or back, I sleep comfortably throughout the night and wake up feeling great).

I love how they’re stuffed with down-alternative fill (versus real goose feathers), encased by 250-thread count fabric for added softness and double-edge stitching for extra durability and more of that “hotel quality.” They’re also sustainably made, created in an OEKO-TEX standard certified-factory, shift-proof (meaning they won’t lose their shape with time) and infused with a gel for a bonus cooling effect, ensuring you stay dry on warmer nights. Oh, and they're hypoallergenic and machine washable for easy maintenance and combatting germ buildup, too. I’m scooping up a pair for my sister’s housewarming and would recommend these for anyone who’s planning to host guests this season.

Enjoy Four Seasons comfort at a Motel 6 price. 

$60 at Amazon

Want to make your sleep experience even more luxurious? How about some satin pillowcases?

These No. 1 bestsellers elevate the look of your bed and you — the silky material helps prevent your hair from frizzing and your skin from creasing. 

$7 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.