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My Very Favorite Down Pillow I Found at a Hotel in Oregon

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Pacific Coast Feather Company logoPacific Coast is a classic feature pillow company that supplies pillows to many hotels like Hilton. That’s where I first discovered it. This is my very favorite down pillow.

After sleeping on this feather pillow in a Hilton hotel in Oregon, I was amazed by how soft and comfortable it is. The next morning, I tore off the pillow case (see video below) to check to see what brand it was. Then I emailed the company to find out the closest pillow to the one I slept on (they don’t sell the exact same pillows to the public that they sell to hotels). I got one as soon as possible and have loved it that much!

It’s so heavenly – a piece of heaven for sure. I normally sleep on a heavier pillow but this one is a light, fluffy and divine pillow that I just had to have. Yes, I collect pillows types.

It’s been over 2 years since I bought that Pacific Coast Pillow and it’s still going strong. If you wonder if it’s worth it, I HIGHLY recommend this pillow.

This is the pillow I got: The Pacific Coast Standard Double DownAround Pillow (in soft).

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This pillow comes in medium and firm but I prefer the soft.

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This pillow is made of actual down and feathers. But they have a pillow within a pillow design so you’ll never feel anything but the fluffiness. Plus this pillow lasts. As I said, I’m going on two years with mine and of all the pillows I tested, it’s what’s on my bed. To me there’s a different pillow for different purposes. This one is huggable and perfect when you need something soft and cushy.

As I say, life can be hard, your pillow shouldn’t be!

Here are some details about the Pacific Coast Double DownAround Pillow:

Pillow Sizes

The Pacific Coast pillow comes in three sizes: standard, queen or king. I got a king.

Pillow Firmness

Besides soft, you can get the Downaround Pillow in medium or medium firm.

Real Down and Feathers

Hyperclean® down which means they clean the down and it’s and hypoallergenic. It’s called Hyper clean, and it’s made in the USA.  Basically, they wash their down and feathers up to eight times in an environmentally friendly way. That’s how they remove dust, dirt and allergens.

Hyperclean® Resilia™ feathers.

Since some people are allergic to down Pacific Coast assures you with an allergy free warranty.

30 Day Sleep Trial

I always look for pillows that have a sleep trial, because pillows are so individual. And sometimes inconsistent. I’ve ordered the same pillow from another brand and each one is different from the other. So it’s good that you get a 30 Night Comfort Guarantee.


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Machine Washable
Machine wash and dry. This is great – you can wash your pillow. But we do always recommend a waterproof pillow protector to extend the life of and protect your pillow from spills, liquids and stains. Pacific Coast sells 4 models of pillow protectors and at a very reasonable price. So it looks like they know the value of keeping your pillow clean!

Hotel Pillow Match

And if you stay in a hotel or experience a pillow Pacific Coast and want to get one for your home, they will help you pinpoint exactly what pillow you slept on, too. If you’re like us, you check brand names of your favorite bedding at hotels when you’re traveling!

Feather and Down Pillow

Here’s a little more about this wonderful pillow. To recap:

  • 525 fill Hyperclean® down.
  • The Resilia® feather filled inner pillow delivers firm cushioning that keeps your head from sinking to the mattress while the exterior is made of fluffy down to cushion your tired head.
  • Pillow can be machine washed and dried for easy care.
  • 300 Thread count, 100% cotton Barrier Weave® down and feather proof fabric
  • 30 Night Comfort Guarantee
  • Allergy Free Limited Warranty
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • Preferred in over 2 million hotel rooms

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 What Pillows Does Hilton Use?

Pacific Coast is the brand I discovered when I stayed at a Hilton hotel for a conference. The pillow was so soft and dreamy that I checked to see what it was. I normally don’t sleep on a feather and down pillow but this one was so soft and comfy that I loved it!

This company has been making feather and down pillows since 1884! This is a classic feather pillow and they make everything from affordable pillows to higher priced luxury pillows and bedding.

The Double DownAround Pillow I got, was 75% down. If you want one that’s 100% down – check out their down hotel pillow.

Whatever you get, protect it with a pillow protector and it will stay cleaner and last much longer!

4 Reasons Hotel Pillows are Different From the Ones you Buy at Home

Have you ever bought a hotel pillow only to come home and find it’s not the same? Here are some reasons why…

  1. Hotels may use a smaller pillow case (2″ shorter) to plump up the pillows and make them appear fluffier.
  2. Hotels sometimes use 2 pillow protectors on each pillow to reduce air flow to the pillow to keep it fluffier throughout the night.
  3. Hotel pillows are slept on and washed regularly which makes them get softer faster. You may need to wash and dry your pillow a few times to get the same effect.
  4. Pillows from hotels may be made especially for that hotel. You can look at the label and get as close as possible. They have to last as long as possible too, so the price may be higher.

If you’re still curious and want to know more about what makes hotel pillows comfortable, check this guide by Pillow Insider where they dig down deeper into anatomy of the hotel pillows.

Hotels know that when you have guests asking all the time if they can buy your pillows (or are stealing them), then you know you have selected the right pillow. Now you can buy a hotel pillow and get that hotel stay feel with a Pacific Coast pillow. It’s one of our top picks and what we sleep on at home!

Layla Pillow Review – Soft and Comfortable Copper Infused Pillow

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Layla Pillow Review

Layla has a copper infused memory foam pillow that’s super soft and features some unusual fill material you probably haven’t heard of.

Layla Sleep is dedicated to bringing the health and cooling benefits of copper to all of their products. They also try to find sustainable materials all at the same price as most boxed pillow brands.

Layla Pillow Review

First, the pillow specs
Sizes: standard and king
Thickness: 4 inches
Material: 70% responsive memory foam and 30% Kapok fibers, which comes from the seed pod fluff the Kapok tree. This is a sustainable option which is natural, free from pesticides and chemicals. Feels like down.
Cover: geometric pattern with polyester, rayon viscose and Lycra. This is also where you’ll find the copper for cooling, to provide antibacterial properties, and health benefits. Is not removable or adjustable (no zipper).
Best for: Back and side sleepers. Too thick for stomach sleepers.
Trial Period: 120 days
Warranty: 5 years
Price: check current price – payment plan is available

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Our Impressions

The Layla pillow can be machine washed and dried, although they’ve updated their site to not recommend it. They even now suggest it will void the warranty. We did wash it and it held up very well with some fuzziness to the fibers. If you do wash it, be sure to wash on gentle and air dry.

As far as the cover, it’s very attractive with small pillows or tufts in it. The pattern is nice and we like that it’s not the same look you always see. We recommend that you get a pillow protector (a copper infused pillow protector) to keep bacteria, sweat, drool and everything else from destroying your pillow. Though the copper might help, it’s best not to let those substances get in and start to break down the fill.

This pillow has a memory foam feeling but not a SHREDDED memory foam fill. Rather it’s cut in larger pieces. That means it keeps its shape and doesn’t clump up like some pillows in this category.

You can adapt the pillow to fit your preference by bunching up the fill to your preference.

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Layla Pillow Pros/Cons

Our customers were fascinated with this pillow. Almost everyone who saw it asked about it. Some thought it was pricey but it’s in line with most boxed brand pillows. We’ve found that they last for longer and so are often worth the price.

We loved how soft and moldable Layla’s pillow is. It’s so comfortable and has a different feel than any other pillow we’ve reviewed (besides the Purple pillow).

As far as cooling properties we didn’t notice it was particularly cooling yet it didn’t sleep warm either.

Overall we would recommend Layla Sleep copper infused memory foam pillow if you’re a side or back sleeper who wants something soft and moldable (even huggable) but that keeps its shape. Bonus: you may get recovery and health benefits from it too!

Layla memory foam pillow