The difference between a King and a California King is the size. A standard King is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long while a California King is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. A King bed is best for couples who need plenty of space to move around while sleeping. A California King is better for couples who are tall, as the extra length provides more legroom.
King beds are best suited for master bedrooms with large spaces, while California Kings are better for smaller bedrooms or rooms with tall ceilings. California Kings are also sometimes referred to as “Western Kings” or “Western California Kings”. They are slightly narrower and longer than standard King beds, making them a great choice for taller people.