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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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“visitor center” (367 reviews)
“neptune pool” (299 reviews)
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750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like classical art, this museum is for you. Adding to the art, are the aesthetics of its location. Situated high on a hill, overlooking the ocean, surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the structure of the building, its collection, and the landscape make for a...More

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to visit Hearst Castle today. Since we had both seen the public rooms many times, we opted to see the private rooms. I purchased tickets on the California State Parks website with no fee, and with ease. We arrived about...More

Thank Joan_Crenshaw
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our tour of Hearst Castle, from the tram to being able to wander the property freely on our own. Interesting and informative, well preserved beauty!

1  Thank Jeanine O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was really looking forward to seeing the Neptune Pool and it is currently undergoing repairs (which can't be helped but if I had known all I was going to see was a giant concrete hole with lots of workmen in it, I would have...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Hearst Castle in July with our teenage children. Organisation was good, free parking, paying and waiting at the Visitors Centre and then getting a coach/bus up to the Castle. I use the word castle loosely! Being from the UK and having travelled...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four possible tours to see different areas of the Hearst Castle and each one will cost you $25.00!! Why: each tour is comprised of about an hour of talk by a tour guide while you stand and listen to a well-rehearsed account of the Hearst...More

2  Thank awayfromLA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. We took the tour of the grand rooms and left after the second room because artwork guide was terrible and we were spending 10 -15 minutes in each room to listen to her crack jokes We would've appreciated being...More

1  Thank txj151
Reviewed 1 week ago

things have really change at herst castle. it seems by my last visit many moons ago I had a 90 min. tour that now been reducded to 60mins. the Neptune pool is under construction. too bad because it can become the highlight of any tour.what...More

Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place we come almost every year this time we took all three regular tours and the new building the dream tour and saw rooms we've never seen before I highly recommend this as a destination for your family vacation

Thank dcakaiser64
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heart Castle is a great place to visit. There is no way that a person does not learning some historical and just not being impressed and in awe of the "The Castle " There are several tours to choose from .Even tours that accommodate...More

2  Thank Yvonne H
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5 August 2017|
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Response from evanika1104 | Reviewed this property |
DO NOT BUY TICKETS INLINE!!!! This fee is 100 percent to line the pockets of the concessioner!!!! Sorry to yell but I'm just trying to everyone's attention. Tours leave every 10 minutes so don't buy that online BS about how... More