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10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets


10 Easy Pieces: Hotel Sheets

March 4, 2015

Why do hotel sheets feel so much better than the sheets at home?

Well, to begin with, hotel sheets are freshly washed, crisply ironed, and perfectly tucked–all by someone who is not you. These fine points go a long way to making hotel bedding a thing of desire. And beyond that, they’re all white–according to some, the most restful color to sleep on–and often made to last with tighter weaves and higher-quality fibers than what’s standard at home.

Thanks to the recent trend of the shoppable hotel room, some of our favorite places to stay have begun offering their own custom sheets for sale. Others don’t bother with custom sheets but are happy to share the name of the linen brand they swear by. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 standouts.

N.B. Except where noted, prices are for a queen sheet set (one flat and one fitted sheet and two standard pillowcases).

Hotels’ Own Sheets for Sale

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Above: The Standard High Line in New York sells its own basic cotton sheets that are made in India; Francesca is a fan. A Queen Sheet Set is an even $100. 

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Above: Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin teamed with Italian manufacturer Rivolta Carmignani to create 400-thread-count sheets trimmed in the hotel’s signature royal blue. Available only in king size, the Hotel Saint Cecilia Sheet Set includes four pillowcases, two flat sheets, and a duvet for $850. 

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Above: From 21C Museum Hotels–with locations in Louisville, KentuckyCincinnati; and Bentonville, Arkansas, each designed by Remodelista favorite Deborah Berke–comes bedding created with durability in mind. The cotton/polyester blend in solid white is $225 for a Queen Sheet Set

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Above: Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa, Texas, offers its own, made-in-India, 100 percent cotton sheets. The Hotel Cotton Sheet Set includes four pillowcases and two flat sheets for $150. 

Luxe Linens on Hotel Beds

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Above: At the Dean Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, beds are outfitted with linens by Matouk, a family-owned company in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts, that Julie is a fan of. We like the Luca line made of 500-thread-count cotton woven in Italy. A queen-size set is $537. 

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Above: A global name, Anichini is often mistaken for a European line. But the brand has been manufacturing luxe bedding in rural Vermont for nearly 30 years. Anichini is standard fare at premier hotels, including New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel and the presidential suite at the Waldorf Astoria. For home, we like the Palladio Hotel Sheets, a 200-thread-count, Italian percale cotton with a narrow corded border that comes in four colors, including terracotta (shown here). Prices start at $315 for a queen sheet set. (Note: The sheets in terracotta are currently on sale for 30 percent off.)

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Above: Luxury Italian bedding manufacturer Pratesi recently created a retail version of its hospitality sheets used at the St. Regis in Washington, DC, the Ritz-Carlton New York, and Washington School House Hotel in Park City, Utah (shown here). Pratesi’s Hotel Semplice Sheet Set is $430 at Bloomingdale’s. 

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Above: Frette–founded in France in 1860, but now an Italian company–supplies bedding to the Savoy in London, the Ritz Paris, Claridge’s in London, and Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. Its all-white, Italian-made Hotel Classic Sheet Set comes in a choice of five trim colors; $370. 

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Above: Bay Area organic bedding favorite Coyuchi outfits top local hotels, including H2 Hotel (shown here) in Healdsburg, Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, and Manka’s Inverness Lodge in Inverness. Coyuchi’s 220 Percale Sheets are made of 100 percent organic cotton woven in India and available in five colors including the white shown here; $198 for a queen set.

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Last: At the NoMad Hotel in New York, beds are covered in linens by Sferra–a nearly 125-year-old Italian company whose sheets have graced beds from the Vatican to the White House. Its 200-thread-count Grande Hotel Collection is available in ivory or white sheets with 16 stitch trim colors; a queen set is $363. 

There’s still more to choose from. See:

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