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5 Comfortable Air Mattresses for Hosting Family & to Take on Travels

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The holidays typically come with family members traveling near and far to gather around the dinner table and exchange Christmas gifts. Space and bedrooms are limited, and for anyone planning to stay with you during the holidays, providing them a comfortable place to sleep (besides the couch) is essential. That’s where owning a comfy air mattress comes in handy.

The best air mattresses will not only inflate and deflate in a breeze, but will turn into a cushy soft place you and your loved ones can crash, whether it’s a holiday gathering or you’re packing camping gear for the weekend. Size is also going to be important, as it’ll dictate how many people can lie down comfortably. If you want to top it off with your most comfortable pillows and bedding, then you’ll also want to make sure the size matches your favorite sheets.

Rather than research the best air mattresses on your own, we scoured some early Black Friday deals and rounded up our top picks that’ll keep you and your family cozy for the holidays and beyond. Keep reading to shop our favorites based on reviews below.

blue and white air mattress

OVERALL PICK

SoundAsleep Dream Series Luxury Air Mattress (Queen Size)

There’s a reason Amazon has rated the SoundAsleep air mattress a No. 1 bestseller in camping air mattresses — it’s just that good. More than 40,000 verified reviewers have given it a five-star rating for its ability to deflate and inflate fast using the built-in pump, and how it “doesn’t deflate over a night of sleep.” It’s also available in seven sizes (including a kids size), uses ComfortCoil technology to cushion and support you while you sleep, as well as has a one year warranty.


cream colored air mattress with built-in head support

BUDGET PICK

Intex Durabeam Headboard 18″ Air Mattress (Queen Size)

$49 $78 37% off

Buy Now on walmart

At less than $50, you can pick up this Intex air mattress thanks to Walmart’s early Black Friday sales. It comes with a built-in headboard for added support as well as and electric pump to inflate and deflate the air mattress in a matter of minutes. One shopper praised its features, saying they “love the headboard feature and the height of this air mattress. It has a built-in pump so you won’t have to go looking. The cord stores inside the bed as well. Overall a great little air mattress for the price.”


white air mattress on fold out stand with built-in cup holder

SPLURGE PICK

Coleman Inflatable Air Mattress (Queen Size)

Elevate your sleeping arrangement with the Coleman Inflatable Air Mattress. It comes in a queen or twin size that lies on top of a foldable stand to make getting in and out of bed easier. There is also an attached side table with a built-in cupholder to hold your phone, drink and more. One reviewer even noted that it was an “easy setup and worked well for our camping trip. Mattress held air the two nights we were out. Looking forward to using it again.”


white and black air mattress

TWIN SIZE PICK

King Koil Luxury Twin Air Mattress

$119.95 $139.95 14% off

Buy Now On Amazon

For those short on space or travel solo often, this twin-size air mattress gives you comfort without taking up a lot of room. It’s labeled an Amazon Choice for camping mattresses due to the extra thick quilted top (that’s also waterproof!). The design also features spinal support to help avoid you waking up with any crooks or pain.


models on top of blue and white air mattress

KING SIZE PICK

OhGeni King Size Air Mattress

For even more space, this king-size air mattress will give you ample room to sprawl out. Reviewers love how fast it inflates and deflates (thanks to the built-in electric pump), and one shopper even praised how “it holds its shape remarkably” and they “[don’t] feel the need to continue refilling the mattress during [a] two week visit.”


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