Full Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm Mattress Review

Simmons’ Beautyrest Black product line is regarded as being the crème de la crème of the luxury-brand Beautyrest collection.

Boasting the absolute best in lavish comfort, the mattress offers superior support, and exceptional reliability and durability.

Harnessing proprietary innovations and their own signature pocketed coil technology, the Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress is the ideal solution for everyone seeking a high quality sleep.

The Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm Mattress is expertly engineered using several distinct layers, each delivering unique benefits like pressure point relief throughout the night and enhanced airflow to keep you cool as you sleep.

The first layer, Micro Diamond Memory Foam, relies on the help of authentic diamond particles to swiftly cool body heat.

Next, Simmons’ advanced pocketed coil technology helps to provide full body support, calm motion transfer and make it easier to sleep soundly without muscle stiffness.

Lastly, the Ventilated Aircool Beautyedge layer optimizes airflow through the mattress so that it not only stays cool, but also smells fresh.

What Type of Mattress is the Beautyrest Black Calista?

The Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress has the lowest price tag of the entire Simmons Beautyrest Black collection.

Don’t let its low(er) price tag fool you. It still has all the same great features of the higher priced models in the series.

The mattress without sheetsThe Black Calista has an impressively thick layer of SurfaceCool fiber, GelTouch foam and Comfort foam.

It also has a secondary layer of Energy Foam and Micro Diamond Memory Foam (with real diamond particles.)

As an ‘extra firm’ mattress, it is the ideal solution for those who suffer from nighttime backaches and people who prefer to sleep on either their back or their stomach.

The ‘comfort’ layer of the mattress is designed to maintain firmness without allowing ambient and body temperatures to affect comfort.

The ‘contour’ layer of the mattress reduces motion transfer and provides full body support.

Additionally, the mattress has an 850 count pocketed coil core to provide unprecedented pressure relief, full compressive support and the same level of conformity that all mattresses in the Black series are known for.

The Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress boasts 12.5” thickness and is made of 100% polyester.

How Firm is the Black Calista Mattress? Will I get a Good Nights Sleep?

The Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress provides the highest level of firmness in the entire Black series.

Back sleepers, in particular, will enjoy extra firm support and soothing pressure relief thanks to a hybrid pocketed coil and memory foam design.

Sleepers with chronic conditions and those who sleep in awkward positions note improvements in back pain and general muscle soreness.

By the way, if you suffer from chronic back pain, have a look at our dedicated page.

What About Motion Transfer? Will I Wake My Partner if I Roll Over?

Unlike traditional coil mattresses, the triple pattern pocketed coils in the Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress provides maximum durability and delivers pressure relief, back support and true motion isolation.

Meaning, you are free to roll around, get out of bed, get back into bed roll around some more – and your partner won’t even notice.

How is the Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Mattress Layered?

The Beautyrest Black Calista has multiple layers and several qualities that set it apart from other mattresses in its price range.

  • The calista's layers exposedFirstly, the distinguishing quality of the entire Black collection is the triple braided and highly advanced Pocketed Coil technology that creates its support core.
  • In addition to offering tremendous conformity and motion isolation, Simmons’ Pocketed Coils are amongst the highest quality deep compression coils in the industry.
  • Next, Micro Diamond Memory Foam allows for optimal heat dissipation, without negatively impacting conformity.
  • The SurfaceCool Plus Fibre layer, located directly underneath the fabric, helps to enhance the flow of air through the mattress and to better regulate the temperature of the mattress – allowing for a much cooler sleep.
  • Lastly, the ventilated AirCool Beauty Edge uses a special holed design to allow for greater air flow and regulate temperature control.

Does the Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm Mattress Sleep Hot?

With any memory foam mattress, temperature control is always a major concern.

Simmons has gone to great lengths to address (and prevent) this luxury mattress from becoming so warm that it is uncomfortable to sleep on.

The proprietary Micro Diamond and BlackICE memory foam combination rely on real diamond particles to direct heat away from the body.

The SurfaceCool fiber located just below the fabric layer utilizes stay cool technology to allow for a cooler and more comfortable sleep.

In fact, the Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista lineup is regarded as being one of the best ‘stay cool’ memory foam products available.

How Long Will the Mattress Last?

The greatest factor in determining the lifespan of any ‘spring’ type mattress is the overall quality of the coil system.

A Beautyrest Black Calista in a nice roomThe Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm – and every mattress in the Black series – utilize a pocketed coil system with coils using triple wire technology to facilitate maximum strength.

What’s more, each carbon steel coil boasts a gauge of 15, making them thick enough to avoid buckling under pressure.

In its testing phase, the mattress was subject to a 240lb object bouncing on it continuously over a period of three weeks to simulate an entire decade of extreme wear and tear.

The results of that test led the product testing team to rate it high in terms of durability and agreeing that the Beautyrest Black Calista has an average lifespan of 10 years.

Where is the Black Calista Mattress Made?

Beautyrest prides themselves on being wholly American.

All mattresses under the Beautyrest name are designed, manufactured and testing in one of sixteen facilities around the United States.

How Big is the Bed? Will it Fit in My Room?

The Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress is available in sizes ranging from Twin XL to California King.

  • Twin XL: 39” x 80” x 12.5”
  • Full: 54” x 75” x 12.5”
  • Queen: 60” x 80” x 12.5”
  • King: 76” x 80” x 12.5”
  • California King: 72” x 80” x 12.5”

Does it Need a Foundation or a Bed Frame?

Consumers are encouraged to purchase one of Simmons’ special SmartMotion Bases that are said to ‘automate the sleep setup.’

the luxurious beautyrest black Calista coverFeatures of the fully automated base include things like adjustable bed profiles, multi-level massage systems, tested snore relief systems, and various sensors that are designed to monitor sleep quality.

That said, the mattress is compatible with most 3rd party beds and frames – some bedding designs might require the addition of a box spring to provide more stability.

A supportive, rigid non-yielding foundation is recommended.

If a foundation is not used, it is necessary to add a solid platform that can provide the appropriate level of support.

Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Mattress Warranty

All Beautyrest Black products come with a 10-year limited warranty that covers manufacturing defects, including faults in materials or manufacturing defects in the removable fabric over.

The warranty is only provided to the original purchaser of the mattress and cannot be transferred.

The warranty does not cover things like normal body impressions, corner guards, or mattresses that have been used without proper foundation or support systems.

Complete warranty information is available online.

In most cases, warranty claims are rectified with a complete replacement of the defective product in the United States.

To start a warranty claim, visit the retail location the mattress was purchased at or email Simmons customer service at customerassistance@simmons.com.

Proof of purchase, model name and law label will be required.

How Much Does the Black Calista Mattress Cost?

The Beautyrest Calista is the least expensive of the popular Black collection – however, that does not mean it is a ‘budget’ mattress.

Here is the current price list:

Simmons Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm Mattress – Our Verdict

The Beautyrest Black Calista  mattress is the most economically priced mattress in the popular Simmons Black series and it scores well in every regard.

As an extra firm and highly durable mattress, it is the ideal sleep solution for back and stomach sleepers alike (for other ideas about your type of sleep, check this guide out).

A sexy lady on the mattressThe mattress is constructed of multiple comfort, contour and support layers to help to distribute weight and provide optimum support.

Despite its lower price tag, the Black Calista Extra Firm boasts impressive diamond infused gel foam technology to conduct heat away from the body, allowing for a cooler and more comfortable sleep.

In standard fashion of all Simmons products, the mattress has a core construction of advanced pocketed coil technology and an impressive 850 coil count.

Even though the Beautyrest Black Calista Extra Firm mattress is well-known for its superior level of full-body support, it is not recommended for large framed individuals or those who regularly sleep on their sides.

This is because the mattress does not provide adequate contour support in the upper body area and can result in muscle aches and stiffness in those categories of individuals.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

Sleep Science Coach, Health and Wellness Specialist

Emily is a Sleep Science Coach and a health and wellness specialist. Emily believes that the quality of sleep is one of the most significant factors when it comes to your day to day mood.

Updated at May 11, 2020