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Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grand rooms tour” (617 reviews)
“visitor center” (392 reviews)
“neptune pool” (322 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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+1 800-444-4445
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"grand rooms tour"
in 617 reviews
"visitor center"
in 392 reviews
"neptune pool"
in 322 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 227 reviews
"the cottages"
in 156 reviews
"upstairs tour"
in 187 reviews
"tour guide"
in 322 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 156 reviews
"mr hearst"
in 71 reviews
"night tour"
in 126 reviews
"casa grande"
in 65 reviews
"the main house"
in 98 reviews
"minute movie"
in 90 reviews
"multiple tours"
in 58 reviews
"alex trebek"
in 53 reviews
"dining room"
in 91 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 59 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

What made it even more special were the people, especially the tour guides (Beverly in particular) and everyone me met.

Thank SillyCca
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was amazed at the size of this estate and the work that has gone into it. Wished that we had allowed more time at this place.

Thank heather w
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an interesting activity to fill in half a day if you like lifestyles of the rich and famous. Lovely buildings, furniture etc.

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit...lots of countless steps... beautiful decorations...no price spared in building nor decorating...

Thank Tamara C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of interesting tidbits about the lives of the rich and famous in the 1920's and 30's. Just the fact that the location was so remote (at the time) and it was built so well, is a testament to vision and ingenuity. I thoroughly enjoys...More

Thank C W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hearst Castle is something very special. W. R. Hearst, getting rich by his Newspaper and Media business built a castle on San Simeon's hills. Nowadays a California State Park with well organised. tours through the estate. To see all rooms, you need more than one...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband has longed to visit this attraction for years. We made reservations online for the first morning Grand Rooms Tour with the Upstairs Rooms tour to follow. The bus ride up is quite an adventure with steep drops and stunning views (if the fog...More

2  Thank Mer57maid
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 12 year old son, husband and I enjoyed the tour except for my 8 year old daughter possibly she is a bit young to enjoy historical building. The ticket can be easily purchase at their ticket center. You don’t need to reserve the ticket...More

Thank Sariah C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a gem should be on the list of places to see. Take the 3 daytime tours if you can, you will appreciate it afterwards. Pack a cooler with nice lunch and take a break between tours. Ask lots of questions, the guides are very...More

1  Thank 54Traveler2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did both the Grand Roons and Upstairs tour and although he wasn’t excited to do this tour he came out thoroughly amazed. We initially booked just the Grand Rooms but when we arrived we added the upstairs to our tour and...More

Thank snivsl
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katfoster2018
4 May 2018|
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets there or online. You can also see how many tickets are left for a certain time so to make sure that they’ll have enough for the time you want to go on.
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johnnavon
23 April 2018|
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Response from Roger R | Reviewed this property |
No train station nearby its in a remote area - closest city would would be Cambria
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johnnavon
22 April 2018|
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Response from Lance2002 | Reviewed this property |
The trains are still running along the coast but the road (Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1) is closed and you can't drive down from Monterey/Morro Bay to Hearst Castle. You can drive down the coast to 30 miles South of Moro... More
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