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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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We took the Cottages and Kitchen Tour and Great Rooms Tour. Enjoyed them both very much. Both our Tour Guides were very knowledgable and well spoken. Beautiful architectural buildings and grounds. I was especially taken with the swimming pools, outdoor and indoor. Beautiful! Fascinating man,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EmmyKay40
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I first visited here 20 years ago - bringing our kids here was top priority on this trip. We elected to do the Upstairs rooms tour - there is a maximum of 12 persons per tour making it much more personal and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 74kirstys
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided that our first visit to Hearst Castle would be the evening tour. At first we were in awe of the outdoor surroundings but when we went indoors, - the Castle and the surrounding buildings seemed to come to life. There...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JimmythemeekXRP
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing American success story. Beautiful. Do not miss this. We've visited much of Europe several times and the history of this American Castle is so interesting. Before you visit, there is a 45 minute IMAX film that is free with your paid admission and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WAZZU76
Reviewed 2 days ago

So Beautiful-We did the Grand Room Tour and the Bedroom Suites tour. The art and detail to this place is unbelievable. Both Pools are included in the tours so be sure to hang out at the Neptune pool in the afternoon for a while and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank avasmimi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cross this off the bucket list. Words can NOT do this work of art justice! We did the movie, grand room and bedroom tour. Worth every penny. This was a must stop on our drive from SF to LA.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Garret K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is awesome. Its hard to believe without seeing in person just how grand and extensive it is. The grounds are beautiful and the tour is really well done.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank b00meater
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a visit to Hearst Castle planned for the morning before we hit the road again on our West Coast drive. We just did the grand rooms tour, and if we weren't on a time schedule I would have stayed all day at this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Utterly fascinating from the architecture to the family history, the hold-over wild animals along the drive up to the stunning vistas as far as the eye can see!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hrobertlind
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Grand Tour at Hearst Castle and it was amazing. We learned so many things like William Randall Hearst called this home Hearst Ranch. It was the public who called it a castle. Probably because of the architecture style. We are looking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Olav K
September 30, 2019|
Response from Leonard G |
Never been there, but, was personally invited years ago by Mr. RA Hearst and his personal, executive assistant, Karen Mitchell, from NYC. They are/were both, gracious, kind, and unassuming people. I look forward to visiting... More
September 30, 2019|
Response from TrevorHall | Reviewed this property |
I'd arrive ten or fifteen minutes early. The tour time begins at the Visitor Centre so they'll call the 10.40am tour and corral you into an area prior to boarding the coach that takes you up to the castle. It's all run in... More
September 28, 2019|
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Response from Reacher33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you have to book a tour. We booked the Grand Rooms and gardens. You will see the outdoor pool on your tour and the indoor pool at your leisure because it is in the grounds near the place you will depart on a coach back... More