Different Types of Beds in Hotel


The types of beds in hotel include Conventional guestroom beds such as Single bed, Double bed, King size bed  Queen size bed and Extra bed such as Cribs, Sofa beds, Murphy or Sico beds and Zed beds or Rolllaways.

Beds consist of the following parts

Frame – On which the springs and mattresses rest this is usually a rectangular metal or wooden framework, some having a raised edged all around so that mattresses fits in and is held in place.

Base – Which may be made of open coiled springs wire mesh or laminated wood strips to provide resilience and support.

Mattress – Which lies on top of the springs and provides extra padding.  

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Headboard – Made of painted or varnished wood or an upholstered type. In most hotels headboard are not part of the beds, they are typically mounted on the walls behind the beds and not on the frames.

footboard – usually made of wood or metal and lower in height than the headboard.

Types of Beds in hotel

Types of Beds in Hotel

1. Conventional Guestroom Beds

Single bed – 

Standard size –  90 cm × 198 cm (36 in ×78 in).


Double bed – 

Standard size – 122 cm × 198 cm (48 in × 78 in)

Queen size bed –

Standard size – 152 cm × 198 cm (60 in × 78 in)

King size bed – 

Standard size – 183 cm × 198 cm (72 in × 78 in)


2. Extra Beds

Cribs – These are available as guest loan items in hotels and are usually collapsible to save storage space.

They should have adequate locking mechanisms to ensure that they do not collapse when an infant or a child is put to sleep in them.

Rollaways or Zed Beds – Zed beds get their name from their three-part folded frame resembling the letter ‘Z’.

These can be rollaway beds on rollers or casters. They generally have a thin latex-foam mattress that rests on a base of stretched springs attached to a rectangular flolding frame.

Sofa beds – These provide extra seating by day and a bed by night. The better ones have a slatted wooden base with an interior-sprung mattress.

The wire-mesh ones may be cheaper but tend to sag in time.

Murphy or Sico beds – These beds fold up into the wall, giving the impression of a book-shelf, a wardrobe, or a cabinet. The fitting of the unit is the main consideration.


These beds come in handy when rooms are let more than once in 24 hours, for meetings by day and a bedroom at night.

Bed Boards – These are not extra beds, but they may help in enlarging a smaller bed if necessary.

They are pieces of wood (generally plywood) as wide as the bed and almost as long, and may be placed between twin beds.

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