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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 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing historic landmark definitely worth a visit. Take the tours, they are informative and rooms / antiques on display are amazing. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Only 1 negative which is you can't eat or drink up at the museum. Stock up before you take...More

1  Thank Sally L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must-see to end all must-sees, an eye-popping extravaganza, 165-room castle, set in 127 acres/51 hectares of terraced gardens, fountains, pools and to top it all off amazing panoramic views of the land all around it, which formed and still forms the Hearst...More

1  Thank SueJim126
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do the tours. If you don't you can't see the inside of the castle. We did the Grand Rooms, the Upstairs Rooms and the Kitchens and Cottages tours and all three were fantastic. They have an exorbitant 8 USD booking fee per ticket per tour!!!...More

Thank Trent O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent value. Only $25 per person to see how the 1% lived. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable describing the history of the estate along with interesting bits of info regarding some of the famous guests. Glad I finally got to take the tour.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whoever thought we do not have old time grander in the US is wrong thanks to Hearst Castle. It is like taking a tour of history, going to an art museum and a history class all in one. We did two of the tours which...More

1  Thank AnniG2329
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hearst Castle was one of our must see places and we were not disappointed. Although the entrance tickets are expensive we decided to visit both the state rooms and bedrooms. The collection of antiques and the detail of the decor were incredible, although you only...More

1  Thank Islwyn P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So worth it! Absolutely a must visit! The Castle n gardens are spectacular! The views to die for! Been wanting to visit for years and finally did. Our tour guide was lovely and fun, really enjoyed Jesse's tour! The pools so incredible! This was our...More

1  Thank Sandie2020
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although this is a must see for Central California, I must have set my sights too high. The location is spectacular, the buildings were really beautiful, the tour left a lot to be desired. Our tour guide wanted to be a comedienne, and spent most...More

1  Thank bartpic
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

But not one person in our tour group other than my friends had heard of the movie stars who visited Hearst Castle. Our tour guide was amazing. Answered every question including what happened to Patty. Highly recommend the experience and the movie included. It's truly...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited Hearst Castle as part of our coastal drive. Ordered tickets online before trip. Did Great Rooms tour. See visitor center movie before doing tour as this helps explain who Hearst was. Staff was very informative and answered many questions. A wow factor to entire...More

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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.