Thursday, September 01, 2005

Once upon a Mexican Mattress

Once we started coming to Mexico, it didn't take us long to figure out that we needed a room with two beds because all of the mattress were terrible and sunk in the middle. We like to cuddle but when you have to hold on the side of the bed to keep from sleeping on top of each other, that is beyond cuddling. We stayed several times in a B&B in Mexico City near the Reforma. Lovely old house and we met some very interesting people at the breakfast table. The first time we stayed there we had a beautiful room in the main house which the owner told us was the room where he was born. I swear that the mattress was the one he was born on. The mattress was terrible.

Over the last 10 years it seems like most of the old, broken down mattresses in hotels and B&B have been replaced. Last week I was reminded of this when we stayed in the hotel in Saltillo. We did have a room with two beds but when I laid down on the mattress, it was nice and firm but it brought back lots of memories of mattresses in the past that were not like that.

There are still differences in Mexican mattresses and USA mattresses. This will matter to you if you are buying a mattress in Mexico. The standard Mexican Queen size mattress is 60x75 while the USA mattresses are 60x80. The strange thing is if you go to Costco in Queretaro to buy a mattress....a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress that you would think would be to USA measurements, it will be 60x75. This means that your fitted sheets from the USA might not fit it tightly. We found a place here in San Miguel de Allende that has Mexican mattresses made to USA measurements, 60x80. We bought the Mexican mattress.

Now Mexican pillows are another story.

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