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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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750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Considering the expectation from a castle it just lives to your expectations...but its nothing unique too as similar expectations are met from palaces like in Turkey...only thing that amazes you for a whike is the fellows luck...

Thank Abbas B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like none other in the whole world! Worthwhile seeing even if this type of thing is usually not of great interest. You will not regret it, that is until you return to the visitors center to use the restroom! They are atrocious, not fit for...More

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been 15 years since I've taken a tour and it really has been upgraded. Tour guide was really well informed. Visitor center was exceptional with fun places to eat and some unique items to purchase. Well worth a whole day if you are without...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Hearst Castle! What a treat! We started with the movie in the IMAX theater and then boarded a bus to the mountain top to view the home. It was spectacular! The tour guide was very...More

Thank fac1962
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is really worth taking the time to visit Hearst Castle. It is a beautifully constructed house and it's history is fascinating. The guides are excellent and I would advise arriving at least an hour before your booked tour (yes, book well in advance -...More

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a place to see!!! This is the American version of the Palace of Versailles. The only bad thing is the state run facility has broken the tours up into several separate tours and it can be expensive to see the entire place. I still...More

Thank zepaman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked an Upstairs tour months in advance. We went to the gate we were went on the tour. About 20 minutes in, we realised that we weren't on the Upstairs tour. When we got back down the mountain and explained the situation, the staff...More

Thank NateSyd66
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a tour of the main rooms on Monday and wished we had booked another tour - you can stay at the castle between tours. The docent was funny and knowledgeable. The grounds are well maintained with lots of different foliage. We decided to...More

Thank Pwalk164
Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is absolutely beautiful, high above US 1. There is an admission charge but a must see. The estate is staggering, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, ancient artifacts from Egypt and Europe, and the ghost of Orson Wells. The opulence of an era that...More

Thank nancy s
Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing about the beauty if Hearst Castle for so many years, I finally got to visit. It was well worth the wait. Julia Morgan, did a wonderful job of construction the castle as well as the additional buildings in the complex. With the many...More

Thank brotherkenneth
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18 August 2017|
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Response from SusB962 | Reviewed this property |
We toured the gardens before hand because we were told there wouldn't be time after and we took a 3 o'clock tour too. And you don't want to miss the last bus to go down that very very long steep narrow road.
18 August 2017|
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Response from srpourciau | Reviewed this property |
I visited with my 84 year old grandfather, who gets around rather well for his age, but after the Grand Rooms Tour and the Upstairs Tour, he was done. In retrospect, I wish I had booked the Accessibility Tour.
18 August 2017|
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Response from DecerningLondon | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is lots of steps,I did see tours for for visitors with limited mobility. Look at the web site and you can call them for advise.