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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” (617 reviews)
“visitor center” (392 reviews)
“neptune pool” (322 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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"grand rooms tour"
in 617 reviews
"visitor center"
in 392 reviews
"neptune pool"
in 322 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 227 reviews
"the cottages"
in 156 reviews
"upstairs tour"
in 187 reviews
"tour guide"
in 322 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 156 reviews
"mr hearst"
in 71 reviews
"night tour"
in 126 reviews
"casa grande"
in 65 reviews
"the main house"
in 98 reviews
"minute movie"
in 90 reviews
"multiple tours"
in 58 reviews
"alex trebek"
in 53 reviews
"dining room"
in 91 reviews
"tennis courts"
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Reviewed yesterday

We only had time to do one tour as we did Winchester House on the same day, not recommended to try that as we just barely got there in time and jumped on the last tour bus. Would have liked to add the upstairs tour,...More

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Thank Lawrence M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took grand tour option which was fine as a basic introduction to this weird 'folly' Bus trip up and down the hill was interesting and we had a very good guide for the actual tour itself Price 25 dollars each and no concessions Nothing to...More

Thank ChilternRugby
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here before and had a great experience, so took my wife to see the castle and rooms. First time smaller group and excellent guide, this time huge group and poor guide. It was difficult to hear the guide a lot of the...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My kids are 6 and 13. We went on the Grand Rooms tour. They enjoyed it. There is some waiting around for the bus, but there are gift shops and food while you wait.

Thank florca
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding tour - our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable the grounds and first floor were very well kept - the antiques in the rooms were impressive to say the least The indoor pool was over the top

Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle is surrounded by fields of exotic animals. The outdoor swimming pool area view of the ocean is breath taking.

Thank sandracX1397EF
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just can back from a trip to Cambria. We stopped to check out the Hearst Castle because everyone talks about it. It was cool to see the grandeur and luxury the castle brought back in its time. However, $25 a person is a little...More

1  Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Hearst Castle several times with our now 11 and 13 year olds and we have been around the United States - love going there. Definitely take more than one tour, to see the sprawling Castle. My favorite part of the Castle...More

Thank Shelley C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is truly amazing how they built this castle in the 1920's, that winding road is a 'killer' even now. We took the Grand Room tour ($25.00) and was well worth it. Included the bus ride up to the castle as well as a 1...More

Thank Peachlanders
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tour 2 the upstairs rooms $24 per person. The bus to the castle and the tour guide were all very good and well organised. Thank you Marti. The art collection was stunning including the ceilings brought from Europe. An incredible gift to the...More

Thank peakdistricttravel
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johnnavon
23 April 2018|
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Response from Roger R | Reviewed this property |
No train station nearby its in a remote area - closest city would would be Cambria
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johnnavon
23 April 2018|
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Response from Lance2002 | Reviewed this property |
The trains are still running along the coast but the road (Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1) is closed and you can't drive down from Monterey/Morro Bay to Hearst Castle. You can drive down the coast to 30 miles South of Moro... More
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johnnavon
22 April 2018|
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Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were there last month. The coast highway going south to Hearst Castle has been closed for months due to a huge landslide. The number of visitors are down because of this. We were able to book a tour that day... More
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