Craftmatic Adjustable Bed Review – Monaco Royalle and Grande

Here we provide a detailed Craftmatic Adjustable Bed review, specifically on the Craftmatic Monaco adjustable bed. Further, we provide a comparison of the Monaco with the Craftmatic Model 1 adjustable base.

Note: we did not originally include any Craftmatic adjustable bed reviews because (1) they are expensive, (2) they are not sold online, and (3) their website lacks vital information. The only way to purchase a Craftmatic adjustable bed is by calling their marketing personnel. However, due to the popular request of our readers, we have decided to review Craftmatic motion beds too.

Bottom Line: it doesn’t come anywhere near our #1 recommended adjustable bed which is the DM9000s

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Craftmatic Monaco Adjustable Bed Review

Here, we will discuss both the pros and cons of the Monaco adjustable base. No bed is perfect (but my husband is 😉 ) and the Monaco is no exception. There are two models; they are The Monaco Royale and the Monaco Grande Supreme

Top 10 Pros of the Craftmatic Monaco Adjustable Bed

  1. It has 2 programmable memory positions.
  2. It has dual, full-body therapeutic wave massage (not the best massage I’ve had from an adjustable bed)
  3. Its full body soothing heat control function is very unique
  4. It comes with a Snore Silencing feature. This is the same ‘anti-snore’ position of other brands of rising beds
  5. Like most high-end adjustable foundations, this too comes with an automatic Sleep timer. You can watch TV in the sitting up position and then programme the remote to make the bed go down to the flat position in 40 minutes. How cool is that?
  6. The ‘gentle’ wake up alarm clock wakes you up in the morning with a ‘nice and soothing’ gentle massage
  7. It’s a wallhugger (thank god for that)
  8. It has a wireless Wi-Fi remote controller with an LED screen. It also has the remote locator feature, in case you lose track of your remote
  9. It’s equipped with Whisper Quiet motors
  10. It has a lifting capacity of up to 600 pounds (including the mattress)

Top 6 Cons of the Craftmatic Monaco Adjustable Foundation

  1. It does NOT have Pillow Tilting. Our Top Rated Adjustable Beds have Pillow Tilting.
  2. Not available for ready purchase online. You have to phone them and talk to a phone operator
  3. No Lumbar support unlike our overall best recommended adjustable bed
  4. Too expensive (some models over $6000)
  5. Doesn’t look all that modern compared to some of the other brands. Craftmatic was great in the 80’s and 90’s (check out these Craftmatic commercials from decades ago) Can you spot any new commercials?
  6. A split-king model is not available
  7. You have to buy the adjustable bed + mattress combo. If you already have a good mattress, that’s a waste of money!

Compare the Craftmatic to our #1 Ranked DM9000s

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A lot more features, yet, a lot more cheaper

Craftmatic Monaco Royalle Adjustable Bed vs Grande Adjustable Bed

What’s the difference between the fancy sounding Craftmatic Monaco Royalle and the Grande?

The difference between the Royalle and Grande has nothing to do with the adjustable foundation. The Royalle comes with an innerspring mattress while the Grande comes with a memory foam mattress. They both carry the same Monaco adjustable base.

Craftmatic Adjustable Bed Price Comparison

  • Craftmatic Monaco adjustable bed – expect to pay over $6,000*
  • Craftmatic Model I adjustable bed – expect to pay over $4,000*

* above quoted prices are for the King size and may have changed after publishing this review

Our Best Premium, Best Mid-Range and Best Entry-Level Adjustable Beds

Feature DM9000SNectarIdlesleep
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Rating Overall Best Premium Best Mid-Range Head-lift only
Approx. Price (Queen - Split-King) Labor Day SALE!! $1329 - $1899 after $500 Savings with coupon code "dynastybed" $700 - $1300 sale$749 - $1098
Warranty Lifetime on metal frame; 10 years everything else 3-year limited warranty 2 years
Independent Pillow tilting Yes No No
Wall hugging Yes No No
Lumbar Support Yes No No
Furniture-style Decking Yes No No
Programmable memory positions 3 3 None
Zero Gravity button Yes Yes No
Head and Foot Massage Yes Yes No
Massage Features 3 speeds, massage timer, pulse and wave modes 3 speeds, 3 modes, timer None
Remote features 18-buttons, Wireless, Backlit, Built-in flashlight 16 button, illuminated, wireless remote Wired with 2 buttons
USB Ports 4 4 None
Height-adjustable Legs Yes Yes No
Micro-hooking mattress retention/ Non-skid surface Yes No No
Under-bed Lighting Yes No No
Storage-bed Compatibility (aka zero clearance) Yes No No
Bluetooth Speaker & Sub-woofer Yes No No
Smartphone / iOS or Android App control via Bluetooth Yes No No
Free-fall during power outages Yes Yes No
Weight-lifting capacity (including mattress weight) 900 lb 1000 lb Not known
White glove service and delivery option Yes Yes No
Money back No Yes, 50 days No

Craftmatic Monaco vs Craftmatic Model I Adjustable Bed Comparison

Monaco

Model I

Full-Body Wave Massage Yes Yes
Personal soothing heat control Yes Yes
Wireless Remote Controller Yes Yes
Remote has LED screen and digital clock Yes No
Remote locator feature Yes No
Smartphone App controllable Yes No
Whisper Quiet motors Yes Yes
Lifting Capacity up to 600 pounds up to 450 pounds
Snore silencing/anti-snore feature Yes No
Automatic sleep timer Yes Yes
Gentle wake alarm Yes No
Wallhugger Yes No
Programmable memory positions 2 2

9 thoughts on “Craftmatic Adjustable Bed Review – Monaco Royalle and Grande”

  1. I thought it was extremely enlightening. I don’t think I’ve read a Craftmatic review like this anywhere. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this comparison article together.

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    • Hey,
      Thank you for the wonderful words! Hope we have helped you make the right decision on which adjustable bed to purchase.
      Belinda

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  2. I was very pleased to find this great review. I just wanted to say thank you for taking time
    for crafting the wonderful adjustable bed comparisons!! I definitely appreciated every
    bit of it and already placed an order for a dynasty mattress adjustable base.

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  3. I have been shopping and comparing. It would be nice to have a more user friendly Craftmatic website and to be able to order online. However, salespersons would miss a lot of their commissions if buyers didn’t have to deal w a salesperson directly. Also, there are so many cheaper alternatives with no reputation, it is hard to trust the quality of many of these beds. The price quoted me for a Legacy system (bed and mattress) was less than half what you’ve reported on your comparison. So, would it be worth it if the actual price were less than $3000 for the Craftmatic with more than 60 years on the market?

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    • Hi Georgianna,

      Sorry, I missed this earlier. No, IMO, it is still not worth it because there are more advanced and user-friendly adjustable bed brands at much less than that. BTW, the $3000 price you quote, can you please tell me if that’s for a queen or a split-king size?

      When it comes to the reputation, I encourage you to go to sites like Amazon, Overstock.com etc. and to read their consumer reports. That way, you can get a reasonable idea about the quality and durability of such cheaper alternatives.

      Hope that helps!
      All the very best!
      Belinda

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  4. adjustable beds help the users get to sleep, they wake them up with their “gentle wake alarm,” which uses a light massage. The timer can also activate an audio alarm. The difference between the tho

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