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Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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About
It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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 today via mobile

The hill-top setting and grounds are exquisite. Beyond that, Hearst Castle was an altar to bad taste and something worse. The movie sets the scene. Mommy married well and took little Willie around Europe where he developed a taste for castles. The last part of...More

Thank DayliliesForever
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hearst Castle is truly a beautiful place in a very beautiful location. In my opinion, the state park service has chopped its' many of its' day tours into concise snippets. I believe it would take at least 3 of these micro-tours to get a 'real'...More

Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The opulence and size of this 168 room estate is jaw-dropping, especially when consider it was built in the mid-20th century. (That’s 168 rooms not including the guest “cottages” that surround the main mansion.) From the ancient Egyptian statues to Roman urns and 15th century...More

Thank DC5Jen
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip up the mountain is a thrill, but the Castle is fantastic !! The uniqueness of the buildings, furnishings and the grounds is something to behold. The view of the Pacific from the top of the mountain is breathtaking. There are lots of stairs...More

Thank DANIEL P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we did the Hollywood tour which was a two hour tour(went over by half an hour). Our lovely guide Nanette,was charming and very informative. There are many tours to go on here, but this one covers more and takes one places the other tours don't.

Thank Glen S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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
23 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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