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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” (362 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 15:00
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting Hearst Castle probably is not so much about if you like it or not, I can imagine some people like the style, some people don't, again that's not what it is about. It's more about the experience and seeing it, that's what makes it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much more to see than I realized. The authentic art brought from around the world, from all eras, was astounding. The cost to get it all to this location boggles the mind. The architecture and opulence was staggering. We brought our 10 and 8 year...More

Thank Jocenikbrown
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took our first vacation together alone after raising our three children and returned to California to see family and friends. We decided to take a drive to Cambria, spend the night and then take the guest house and garden tour of...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well spent 2-3 hours. We arrived via motorcycle and when I inquired about tickets the attendant stated that we could stow our extra gear (helmet and jacket) at the desk in the theater. We bought tickets for the 2:40 Grand Rooms Tour at $25 each....More

Thank Karen201011
Reviewed 3 days ago

a true euroupean style house. no wonder it took 28 years to finish! no one could ever make that kind of house again indeed! it is a beautiful wonder. it is a long 15 minutes to get up there from the visitor center but it...More

Thank MICHAEL H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hearst Castle is amazing. You have to take a guided tour, but you can walk around outside after, as long as you like. Remember to book in advance, as tours fill up. The guides are very knowledgeable and really help taking you back in time....More

Thank Soren_Odense
Reviewed 3 days ago

After 30 + years I re visited Hearst Castle with my daughter & grand daughter...an ideal family excursion...enjoyed all three tours in the 70s and this visit did not disappoint! Even more enjoyable was the change in the grande tour...now after the conclusion of the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's probably my 7th or 8th trip to the castle and I have to say probably the one I enjoyed the most. We took the "behind-the-scenes tour" which offers a truly interesting look at some things that you don't see on the other tours. Our...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had wanted to go for a long time, and I wasn't disappointed. Loved the grand rooms tour. We had an excellent guide. Would love to come back and take some of the other tours as well as spend more time walking around the grounds.

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting tour of the Castle and grounds. Tour guides know their stuff and shared incidents from Hearst's heyday.

Thank Melanie Q
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kj1234
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Response from kdpbball | Reviewed this property |
We did it backwards. Arrived, bought tickets for tour, immediately Hopped on bus. When we came back to the Visitors Center we watched the movie. You can spend as much time as you want on the Castle grounds. Shuttles run... More
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Hockeynut Z
23 June 2017|
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Response from Aja M | Property representative |
Yes, hwy 101 and 46 are fine for RVs.
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Response from SacramentoMichelle | Reviewed this property |
The main rooms tour is great, but HUGE, 55 people. The other tours are much smaller and better because of it. That being said, the main rooms tour is still good and hits the highlights. If you are going in 2016, it's too... More
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