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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” (591 reviews)
“visitor center” (378 reviews)
“neptune pool” (310 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

I grew up on the East Coast. Hearst Castle was a long time goal of mine. It did not disappoint. So much to see, try setting up time for 2 of the walking tours, each goes to different rooms and have different focus. As you...More

Thank JABaseball
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reservations that can be made online are highly desirable. We made them the night before and were able to get on a 10 am tour of the great rooms the next morning. There are many different tours, but for the first time the great rooms...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently toured Hearst Castle. We took 2 separate 1-hour tours - The Grand Rooms and the Upper Rooms. Highly recommend both. Years ago I took the kitchen and cottages tour. I also highly recommend that tour. It's a spectacular site. The...More

1  Thank Eric22754
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the day time tour many years ago and thought we would try the night time tour for a different vantage. The fun part of this tour is hearing the stories of the Hearst family while imagining living "in the 1930's". This is...More

Thank 2012Hotelsnob
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really loved seeing this "dream" residence of WRH. I wish I could go again and take other tours (took "Grand Rooms"), but after the tour they allow walking about the grounds for vistas & pics. WORTH the time.

Thank Cheryl Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Hearst Castle as part of a tour .... It was interesting to hear about how it was built and you can imagine what it would have been like in its hey day with its famous. guests wandering through the rooms. The indoor pool...More

Thank Yolreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend tickets in advance as they do sell out. There are several tours to chose from. Once the tour is finished, you can walk the property. Definitely see the video before the tour. It's about 20 min. and gives you some background into Randloph...More

1  Thank millie4t
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Hearst Castle. Most people start with the main downstairs tour, but the upstairs is cool because it has all their intimate living spaces- bedrooms and the very cool libraries. We took the last tour of the day, so it...More

Thank gidgetcindy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I missed the tour from the day before so we had to go back and book a tour of the castle the next day. We bought our tickets online. They charge you a extra $16 online. They also have 3 different tours...More

Thank Yehbut
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's about half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles and takes some time and effort to get to but it is quite a spectacle and well worth it especially for anyone with an interest in Hollywood and entertainment history. The main building and cottages...More

Thank Andrew Q
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16 September 2017|
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Response from alcor1922 | Reviewed this property |
We took our Grand Room Tour just recently in November 2017 and paid $25 each for admission fee. So, I don't know what the $8 fee is for?
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.