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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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“grand rooms tour” (581 reviews)
“visitor center” (372 reviews)
“neptune pool” (307 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the Grand Rooms and the Second Floor tours as well as wandering the gardens and seeing the movie in the theatre. We spent about 5 hours in total and it was a wonderful afternoon. We had the same tour guide for both yours...More

Thank Cherigayle
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Hearst Castle many times before and yet each experience seems different than before. Perhaps it is the changing weather, the tour guide or who I am with but with every visit comes a new discovery. From the drive to the castle...More

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed yesterday

Everything about this place is a testament to wealth and excess. The juxtaposition of medieval church pews in a dining room is almost madness. The setting atop a mountain overlooking the Pacific is simply magnificent and parts of the estate are quite beautiful even though...More

Thank 64taffia13
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the 2 hour art tour. Essentially, we figured it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for us, and my husband had been to the Hearst Castle, and I had not . While the price of $100 per person gave us pause, it was worth it....More

Thank OntheGo630
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Hearst Castle several times & we have enjoyed it every time. There is so much history in this place! So grateful Hearst acquired & preserved all the art, ceilings, furniture, statues etc., etc.! The State has changed the tour format over...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a small harrowing drive up to Hearst Castle (I don't care to drive on the edge...) the place is very well-preserved and tour just the right size (Big Rooms tour) for a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. Marty was our tour guide and...More

Thank spot28
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Hearst Castle on 10/12/17. We booked the Grand Tour. The guide was awesome, so knowledgeable and funny! The rooms, grounds, art work and architecture are just stunning. Be careful if you call to order tickets. I almost paid an $8 per ticket service fee....More

Thank TorreySanDiego
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family loved! Expensive!!! Happy we only did a one hour as our kids were restless by 45 minutes standing and listening to things they didn't care about. But they loved seeing Hearst Castle and are ready to go back. Families with small ones, babywear!!!...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I finally got around to visiting Hearst Castle after living in Southern California for 25 years, and it did not disappoint. The house is spectacular, of course. We took both the Grand Rooms tour our first evening, and then the Upper Suites tour the following...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This "ranch" is a unique property. The art deco era, Moorish decor, Medieval touches, Gothic---you name it--- all come together in a bizarrely beautiful way. The details of the purchases of these artifacts (ranging from Spanish choir lofts to Egyptian statuary to Belgian tapestries) is...More

Thank gzgirl
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16 September 2017|
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Response from jscoops | Reviewed this property |
I was recently there and 2 ladies were taking multiple tours. They just stayed up at the castle walking around. They reached out to the tour guide and she helped them get to their next tour. The information said to leave... More
5 September 2017|
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Response from LAG22 | Reviewed this property |
Let the guide know and you can stay at the top They will take you to the meeting point for the next tour
gina A
23 August 2017|
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Response from MimbresReviewer01 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy at there on the day. We arrived at noon and got in the 3:00 tour.