The Best Premium Hotel Down Comforters At Home

Have you ever wondered where luxury hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt get their thick luxurious goose down comforters?

We’ve found that many of the top four and five star hotels use the same brands of down bedding. The good news is that these brands are not exclusive to just multi-billion dollar hotels. You too can get the same high quality down feather comforters at home and turn your bedroom into a five star luxury suite.

The two most common brands of premium hotel down comforters are the Pacific Coast goose down bedding company and the Down Lite company. Both companies make a full line of down and feather bedding products including feather beds, pillows, down comforters and comforter covers.

The pricing is pretty reasonable too. All season warmth comforters start at around $120 and upwards for thicker warmer blankets and luxury bedding.

What to look for when you buy your hotel style down comforter

  1. Choose comforters with at least 500 fill power. Fill power is the measure of the quality of goose down feathers. A higher fill power means you’ll get a warmer but lighter comforter. High fill power down clumps together better and will insulate better without weighing down your comforter. Lower fill power feathers will do a poor job of keeping you warm and will make a comforter limp and heavy.
  2. Get a comforter with a thread count of at least 230. A higher thread count cover feels silky smooth like lotion. Not only that, but goose down comforters with a higher thread count are less likely to leak feathers after months of use. A tightly woven fabric with higher thread count feels smoother to the touch and is more durable than a 100 thread count fabric.

 

Most popular hotel comforters. Pacific Coast's hotel down comforter and hotel white goose down comforter.

Most popular hotel comforters. Pacific Coast’s hotel down comforter and hotel white goose down comforter.

Chances are, that if you’ve fallen in love with a down comforter at your favorite hotel, that it was a Pacific Coast comforter. Pacific Coast is one of the biggest suppliers of down bedding for top of the line hotels. You can see Pacific Coast’s full line of hotel quality goose down comforters here on their website. These are the retail versions of the comforters they make for popular hotels such as Hilton, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Hyatt properties.

There are 2 main hotel comforters from Pacific Coast.

The first is their standard hotel down comforter. This is the retail version of the comforter used in many 3-5 star hotel chains around the world. Filled with 550 fill-power down and a 100% cotton cover, this comforter is the surest way to recreate the luxury hotel experience at home. It is a standard medium warmth comforter so it’s perfect for year-round use.

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The second line is a premium product line. Their hotel white goose down comforter is filled with 600 fill-power white goose down and has a higher thread-count cotton cover. Like the standard hotel down comforter, the white goose down comforter is also a medium warmth comforter that’s perfect for year-round use.

The main difference between these two comforters is in the white goose down filling. This comforter will feel fluffier and lighter than the regular hotel down comforter. Compare the two comforters in the picture above and you’ll see that the hotel white goose down comforter is thicker and plusher.

Which hotels use Pacific Coast Comforters?

Pacific Coast down comforters have been seen in these hotel properties:

  • Hilton
  • Marriott
  • Hampton Inn
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Hyatt
  • DoubleTree
  • MGM Grand

To recreate the 5 star hotel experience like the one at the Ritz-Carlton, you’ll need to get the luxury hotel bedding set which includes Pacific Coast’s:

  • “pillow in a pillow” Double Down Around pillows
  • a white goose down comforter
  • and a baffle box feather bed

What’s the difference between hotel down comforters and regular down comforters?

The main advantage to Pacific Coast’s hotel comforters is that they have developed a standard of quality and consistency that meets the needs of top hotels. Hotel bedding lines have been standardized to be not too warm and not too thin, but just right for guests from all around the world.

If you truly want to get the 5 star hotel experience at home, this is the easiest and surest way to get it. Other down comforters may be cheaper, but they will not be made to the same standards and specifications which you expect from a luxury hotel.

The luxury hotel experience is not all about the down comforter!

The feeling we love so much about 5 star hotel beds is the absolutely delicious feeling of being surrounded by plush clouds of bedding on all sides. To get this same experience at home you’ll need to get a feather bed and down pillows to go along with your comforter. If you want the complete hotel experience, be sure to get the entire hotel bedding suite set which will include the same down pillows, feather beds, and comforters we love so much from our favorite luxury hotel suites. You can purchase each item separately, but buying it all at once will get you 20% off and free shipping, so that’s something you’ll want to consider!

Pros

  • By far the number 1 brand of goose down bedding found in top hotels.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Just the right amount of warmth for every month of the year.
  • Comes with a quality warranty.
  • Filled with high quality goose down, not an inferior duck down blend.

Cons

  • Can be more expensive than less popular brands. Expect to pay at least $200* for a standard hotel down comforter.
  • Made with box stitching rather than true baffle boxes.
  • Get the best deal (20% off) by purchasing your bedding as a complete set rather than separately.

Down Lite hotel down duvet inserts are often seen in 4-5 star hotels.

Down Lite hotel down duvet inserts are often seen in 4-5 star hotels.

Besides Pacific Coast, the second most popular brand you’ll find under the covers at 3-5 star hotels is Down Lite.

Compared to Pacific Coast’s hotel down comforters, Down Lite has the advantage because their white goose down comforters have real baffle boxes rather than just stitching. This means the down inside a Down Lite comforter will be able to expand all the way for a really fluffy, light, and warm comforter.

You’ll also want to grab a pair of Down Lite pillows and a feather bed
to complete the luxury hotel experience.

Which hotels use Down Lite Comforters?

Down Lite down bedding has been seen in these hotel brands:

  • Hilton
  • W Hotels
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Fontainebleau Hotel

The Good

  • Made in the USA.
  • Their comforters (duvet inserts) have real baffle boxes for the maximum amount of loft and plushness.
  • Medium warmth comforters are perfect for year round use.

The Bad

  • Expensive. Expect a queen size comforter to cost $320+*.

Westin Hotel Heavenly down comforters by Westin At Home

Westin has their own line of hotel down bedding called Heavenly by Westin at Home

Westin has their own line of hotel down bedding called Heavenly by Westin at Home

Other hotels like the Westin use their own in-house line of down comforters. However I would only recommend their Heavenly down comforters with “European goose down”. It seems they have a similarly named hypoallergenic down alternative comforter that I would not recommend based on the reviews I’ve seen online. Their king duvets with real down start at around $300* while the hypoallergenic duvet (which you should avoid) costs about $165*.

Personally I do not have any experienc with the Westin at Home comforters, but the specifications seem top of the line. Their down comforters have real baffle boxes as well as extra stitching to keep feathers from moving to the edges of the comforter. Their down pillows also have a very high 5 star rating.

You can see the entire Westin at Home line here on Amazon.


Conclusion

For the closest luxury hotel experience at home, Pacific Coast or Down Lite‘s hotel comforters are the best choice. Get a baffle box feather bed and a pair of down pillows with your down comforter if you want the sensation of being surrounded by fluffy down all around.

What other comforter brands have you found under the covers at your favorite hotels? Leave a comment and share what you’ve found!


*at the time of publication

Kay

I’m a semi-retired part-time personal assistant. More importantly I’m a luxury bedding hedonist and bargain shopper extraordinaire. Always searching for bargains on the highest quality luxury comforters, pillows, and bedding accessories. In my spare time I write this blog and do research online.

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Anna - January 6, 2012 Reply

I just bought a down comforter from DeWoolfson Down, and it is heavenly. Just thought I’d recommend. It’s the best comforter I’ve ever had!!

E. M. Brown - April 7, 2012 Reply

I do not claim to have your brand of down comforter – however, I am desperate, I have had mine for over 15 years, love it, socozy, HOWEVER, this winter have had “bites” over my chest and shoulder and back areas, I have searched, at suggestions, that it may be BED BUGS- and it freakes me out….Should I throw it out (I hate to) however I have over 12 bite like things on my upper body- PLEASEadvise me, I keep my blankets and linens laundered each week, please help me. Thank you, E. M. Brown

Kay - April 20, 2012 Reply

Hi E.M.

If the problem is bed bugs you will need to wash the comforter in hot water, dry it, and put the comforter in a plastic bag and freeze it for a year. This is guaranteed to kill all bed bugs, eggs, and larvae and you won’t have to throw away your comforter!

AK - September 6, 2012 Reply

Hi! I’m about to suffer my first winter in alaska and am looking for the warmest down comforter I can buy for a reasonable price. I had thought that higher fill power translated to more warmth. Is this right? What would you recommend if you were really concerned about surviving the cold but also not having an unlimited budget?

Kay - September 7, 2012 Reply

Hi there!

Yes higher fill power usually means better warmth. Fill power is a much better way to measure warmth than the weight of the down in a comforter. For somewhere as cold as Alaska you would want a comforter with 500 fill power at the very least.

This Pacific Coast Extra Warmth Down Comforter
is very warm and under $350 even for a king.

I would say that around $200-$300 is about as low as you can go for a quality comforter with high fill power. Most high fill power comforters are around $400+. While the cheaper $100-$200 range comforters are tempting, they usually start to get flat and leak feathers after one winter.

I promise you that if you think of the initial expense spread out over the average 10 year lifespan of the comforter then it won’t seem so bad. Just think how much better $30 a year sounds compared to $150 every two years to replace a lower quality comforter!

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