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Kennedy Queen Sleep Sofa Bed - In Depth Review

October 16, 2020

Kennedy Queen Sleep Sofa Bed - In Depth Review for 2022


Perhaps when you think of sofa beds, you picture big, boxy sofas with beds that are uncomfortable and offer anything but a good night’s sleep for your overnight guests. If it’s family or friends that you’ve invited to stay over in your home, you want the assurance that they’ll wake up refreshed and thankful to have had such a comfortable place to sleep. 


Kingston designer Mary Lee Smyth has helped many clients find the right sofa bed for their guest room or den. She has great things to say about the Kennedy as it’s one of our most versatile sofa beds.


“It has a track arm, making it very appealing for people looking for a more contemporary look. The welting on the back and the seat cushions ensure that the sofa always looks spiffy and tidy.” 

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Learn more about the Kennedy sofa bed and why it made La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston’s top five best-selling sofa beds list. We hope this review helps determine whether Kennedy’s features and benefits are the right fit for your home.


Unique Features


Kennedy is the sleek and casual sleeper that fits both large and small spaces. A combination of clean lines, narrow track arms, welt trim and decorative wood legs give it a classic, understated style that blends easily with any decor. Patented ComfortCore® cushions provide optimum support for a long or short sit.  


The Kennedy also includes two 20" accent pillows within the starting price, which you no longer need to worry about getting pillows for your furniture. What's more, the sofa bed includes a Supreme Comfort quilted innerspring mattress, which gives you enough bounce and softness for your casual nightly sleeps for your guests or yourself.


Mary Lee also adds that even though it is considered a queen sleeper sofa, it doesn't take up as much space as you think. "Because the frame is more narrow than our other sofas, you can fit this in a number of rooms," she says. If your space is too small, you can also try taking a look at the Kennedy full sleep sofa, which has the same frame as a loveseat.


Size & Dimensions

The size and dimensions can tell you a lot about a furniture item. To ensure that the Kennedy can fit in your home, it is always important to measure your space.
As mentioned before, the Kennedy is smaller in size, meaning it can work in a number of spaces. Mary Lee does caution people to take measurements of both the regular sofa and when it is in its sleeper position.
As for the dimensions of the sofa, the Kennedy can seat comfortably average users, specifically between the heights of 5'4" to 5'9". 

While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable. 

This is why we highly recommend coming in-store and taking a sit test to determine if the Kennedy is right for your unique body type. To learn more, take a look at our article How to Find the Right Sofa Size For You.

Kennedy Weight: 205 lbs

Body Depth: 38 in.

Body Height: 39 in.

Body Width: 77 in.

Seat Depth: 20.5 in.

Seat Height: 21.5 in.

Seat Width: 67 in.

Options & Upgrades


When looking at Kennedy’s options and upgrades, there are plenty to choose from. It is important to remember that all options and upgrades come at an additional cost, meaning the price of your Kennedy furniture is subject to increase. 

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Fabric & Leather Options


La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.


Mary Lee reveals that the Kennedy comes in 10 different select fabric options in 2 different textures. These fabric options do not increase the base price of your Kennedy. When it comes to leather options, you can add leather covers, but they will come at an additional cost.


Should you choose to purchase any fabrics or leathers that are not included as select covers, you will be subjected to an additional fee. Leather options, beyond the select leather selection, will always increase the overall cost.


If you are undecided between fabric or leather, check out this comparison article.


Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.


In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Kennedy is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits …

Stain Resistant  Fabric


Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet-Friendly Fabric


Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.

Antimicrobial Fabric


Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.



Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.



Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.

Energy Restoration


Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.

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Cushion Upgrade


At an additional cost, Kennedy's cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.


For more information please see our stationary furniture collection catalogue.


Pillow Options


The Kennedy loveseat and sofa comes with pillows, which means you can customize those as well. You can accessorize your pillows by adding an accent colour to them, as well as contrasting welt, cording or fringe.


Luckily for you, the Kennedy furniture family also includes 3 additional select accent pillow options, meaning those will not affect your price.


If you want to get specific, you can also request feather padding for your pillows instead of the usual foam padding.

Welt Trim


Customers can also choose a contrasting welt trim to give your Kennedy furniture more character. Pattern welt trim options are also available to make an aesthetically pleasing furniture piece.


Additionally, you can add a fringe to the pillow welt to make it more traditional looking, should the classic side of the Kennedy interest you. 

Finish Options


Finally, Kennedy’s wood leg finish can be customized as well. Any Kennedy furniture item comes in one of four finish options:


  1. Mahogany (Base Price)
  2. Coffee (Additional Cost)
  3. Graphite (Additional Cost)
  4. Driftwood (Additional Cost)



The cost of the Kennedy Queen Sleep Sofa Bed starts at $3,179. This cost is subject to increase based on your selection of customizations and upgrades mentioned above.


While the cost of the Kennedy is considered standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products.


*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May 24th, 2023.  Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.




The Kennedy is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.


For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.


While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.


To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.


Customer Reviews


The Kenndey sofa bed currently has a 4.8-star rating in North America. Find out what customers are saying in the following reviews.

Star - ReviewThe perfect sofabed!

Got this sofa last year and love it! It was very hard to find a modern-looking very sturdy sleeper, but La-Z-Boy had quite a few! Very comfy seat, the size is great for our den and the inflatable mattress is very comfortable, we’ve used it seven or eight times this year. The fabric choices were so extensive, it was hard to narrow down our final choice.[sic]

I highly recommend La-Z-Boy to all!


Star - ReviewKennedy Sofa

Terrific couch, color matches our paintings, very comfortable , glad we went with the memory foam.[sic]

Dennis P.

Star Review4* Very good quality

This sleeper sofa is very well made. It’s pricey, but I’m confident that it will last for a long time. The memory foam mattress is very comfortable, too. The delivery was tricky getting this into our basement, and it just barely made it down the stairs. Make SURE you measure well if your couches are going up or down stairs![sic]

Doug & Maribel H.

Is the Kennedy Queen Sofa Bed Right For You?


The Kennedy queen-size sofa bed is on the small side, which can be a blessing and a curse. Being a smaller piece, it will fit easily into a tight space. However, a large or tall person might not feel as comfortable sitting on the Kennedy sofa. Size might be an issue if you wanted this sofa for a central living space but would work well in a den or spare room.


When comparing the Kennedy to the Leah sofa bed, the Leah is comfortable for both sitting and sleeping and is what sets it apart as our number one bestseller. The Leah is also available in twin, full and queen sizes.



The Kennedy is so versatile you could even consider it instead of a queen size bed in your guest room. La-Z-Boy has redesigned the actual sofa mattress support to eliminate the dreaded “bar your back” so typical in all other sleep sofa brands. There’s a reason La-Z-Boy is the top-selling sofa-bed manufacturer in North America!


Other things Mary Lee says to consider when looking at purchasing a sofa bed.


 “A sofa bed is usually suited for short-term usage (2 weeks) for people of average size. Very tall or large people are usually more comfortable on an actual bed with a box spring. Sofa beds are also cumbersome to move because they contain not only the structure for the sofa but also the structure for a bed so remember that you probably won’t be rearranging the room layout each week unless you like a weight workout!” 

What's Next?


Our sofa beds have various customization options available. From the shape, style, size, and mattress options, to the 900 plus fabric and leather choices, you can buy a La-Z-Boy sofa bed that is specifically made and designed for you and your guests. 


Turn any room into a stylish and functional guest room with the La-Z-Boy Kennedy sofa bed. To test out the Kennedy sofa bed mattress in person, visit any of our Ottawa and Kingston La-Z-Boy locationsAlternatively, you can book ahead to schedule an in-store or virtual appointment with a personal consultant. 


Imagine how exceptional a newly designed space for your sofa could be if you collaborate with an expert in design! We offer a complimentary design service to help you achieve your vision. Our in-home designers have the expertise to guide you through the process and help you create that space you’ve always wanted.


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Loveseat vs. Sofa (size, cost, function & how to choose)

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Best Selling La-Z-Boy Sofas in Ottawa & Kingston

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