How To Pick The Perfect Linen For Your Hotel Bedrooms

How To Pick The Perfect Linen For Your Hotel Bedrooms

Trying to find the perfect linen for your hotel beds? Look no further. Our guide will help you to make an informed decision for your hotel beds.

When it comes to hotels, the first thing your guests are going to see is the fresh white linen that sits on their bed. So, choosing the right linen is definitely in your best interest. Our short guide will help you get it right when it comes to choosing the perfect luxury hotel linen. Keep reading to find out more. 

Thread Count

The thread count of your linen is what really determines the quality. Generally speaking, the higher the thread count, the more luxurious your linen will be. Follow these specifications to pick the right kind of linen for your hotel bedding sets:


  • 120-170 - Not a luxury thread count, usually much thinner and commonly found in hospitals.
  • 200 - This thread count is lightweight, cooling and perfect for the summer.
  • 400 - This is a comfortable and substantial thread count, commonly found on most hotel beds.
  • 600 - This is where we start to reach more high quality linens, with a softness and a smoothness that creates a more luxurious feel.
  • 800-1000 - The top tier of thread counts, oozing luxury and indulgence, this thread count will make for a better and fuller fabric.


Your choice of fabric may be dependent on your own preferences, and the standards of your hotel.


Cotton is extremely popular when it comes to linen. Both normal cotton and Egyptian cotton can be solid choices for your hoten linen. It's soft, breathable and durable, making it a perfect choice for your hotel.


This is a closely woven fabric, which is more commonly seen in higher thread counts. Percale fabric is generally a high thread count fabric, and makes for a soft, silk like feel. Because of its closely woven fabric, it is quite strong and will definitely withstand the test of time. 


This is a durable blend of both cotton and polyester which can be extremely soft to the touch and easy to care for. It can be a good choice for your hotel linen.

How do I Choose?

It really comes down to doing your research, and finding the right products for your organisation. And, personal preference of course. Your tastes will help influence your decision, alongside the standards and image of your hotel. 

Johnsons South West Laundry

Here at Johnsons South West Laundry, we supply a range of high quality commercial linens, towels, chef’s whites and more. With over 40 years of experience, we are committed to providing your restaurant, bar or hotel with quality linens so you can always be prepared for service.


For any further enquiries about what we do, our delivery policy and how we can help you, feel free to get in touch with us today and speak to one of our team.

Published on: May 16, 2023

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