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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%
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750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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Reviewed yesterday

Although this visit is very well organised and you have to be there at your time allotted. Having not been here before we took advise from the web site which recommended the Grand Tour, which we took $25 each for adults $12 for children I...More

Thank DecerningLondon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hearst Castle is kind of out of the way due to the closures on Route 1, but so worth the trip. We had a reservation, but got there early and we were able to go on an earlier tour. Our guide, Carson, was incredibly knowledgeable...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 2 days ago

fantastic place to visit, could have spent a lot of time there and done more than one tour, but we were the last of the day. the movie explaining it all was great

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife has always wanted to visit Hearst Castle because her grandfather had worked for the Hearst Corporation. The tours provide a wonderful insight into the wonderful life of the rich and famous of that period. It is definitely worth at least one tour. I...More

Thank hmill2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

William Randolph Hearst was 58 years old when he asked Julia Morgan to design a, "little something," because he was tired of sleeping in tents while camping. The result is the magnificent, 100+ room castle that is a marvel to behold. Hearst bought a lot...More

Thank G348JYcarols
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Hearst Castle probably is not so much about if you like it or not, I can imagine some people like the style, some people don't, again that's not what it is about. It's more about the experience and seeing it, that's what makes it...More

1  Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Much more to see than I realized. The authentic art brought from around the world, from all eras, was astounding. The cost to get it all to this location boggles the mind. The architecture and opulence was staggering. We brought our 10 and 8 year...More

Thank Jocenikbrown
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took our first vacation together alone after raising our three children and returned to California to see family and friends. We decided to take a drive to Cambria, spend the night and then take the guest house and garden tour of...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well spent 2-3 hours. We arrived via motorcycle and when I inquired about tickets the attendant stated that we could stow our extra gear (helmet and jacket) at the desk in the theater. We bought tickets for the 2:40 Grand Rooms Tour at $25 each....More

Thank Karen201011
Reviewed 6 days ago

a true euroupean style house. no wonder it took 28 years to finish! no one could ever make that kind of house again indeed! it is a beautiful wonder. it is a long 15 minutes to get up there from the visitor center but it...More

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13 July 2017|
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Response from kdpbball | Reviewed this property |
We did it backwards. Arrived, bought tickets for tour, immediately Hopped on bus. When we came back to the Visitors Center we watched the movie. You can spend as much time as you want on the Castle grounds. Shuttles run... More
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Aja M | Property representative |
Yes, hwy 101 and 46 are fine for RVs.
4 June 2017|
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Response from SacramentoMichelle | Reviewed this property |
The main rooms tour is great, but HUGE, 55 people. The other tours are much smaller and better because of it. That being said, the main rooms tour is still good and hits the highlights. If you are going in 2016, it's too... More