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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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Fabulous! We did three separate tours, which was a bit tiring and made for a long day there (5 to 6 hours), but each tour was wonderful. A friend had also recommended the... read more

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Decatur, Illinois
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous! We did three separate tours, which was a bit tiring and made for a long day there (5 to 6 hours), but each tour was wonderful. A friend had also recommended the evening tour, but this was not available when we were there. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. The whole property is just awe inspiring. Book your tours... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing and I can not begin to describe with words how you feel when you walk up to finally see what Mr. Hearst built here in the 20 or so years it took to complete (which it still is not finished to this date). We did the upstairs rooms tour, but would have probably bought the grand... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the Hearst Castle on our PCH drive. It was a nice slight detour along the way. I wish I was more familiar with the Castle prior to visiting, I think it would have made it more interesting. The iconic pool was closed for renovations and has been for a couple years it sounds.

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was wet and foggy as we continued north on Hwy1, knowing that not far ahead, the road was closed for about 60 miles because of mud slides. So before turning around and heading back south, we felt we really should make this visit to Hearst Castle, despite the fog and the fact that it was now 3.30pm and very... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While I have been wanting to got to Hearst Castle for some time, I was expecting a bit more out of the tour. Spent $25 per person to do the Grand tour which was a bus ride, a quick jaunt through the main floor and little else. It seemed as if the guide was coached to give very brief info... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Hearst Castle and hard to believe this was completed in the 1930's. The road going to the castle was a marvel by its self. The castle was unbelievable, I spoke to one of the tour guides that indicated at the time it cost six million roughly to build and three million to furnish. Defiantly worth going to unbelievable

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After leaving Malibu we continued up Route 1 via Pismo Beach, with a very brief stop at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, then through Morro Bay to Cambria and Hearst Castle. We'd booked the 12 noon Grand Rooms tour, which was well worth the $50 for the two of us. We parked at the visitor center then took... More 

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Sundre, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure was on my Husbands bucket list and it was everything we expected plus more. We did the Grand Rooms tour and then explored the grounds, which were so Beautiful. So much history. We will be back some day to do some more tours.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From signage, to parking, to toilets, guides, small buses, guides and the facilities themselves, all was perfect. Do not miss the free IMAX film at the beginning in the visitors centre;it helps explain so much and sets the mood for a wonderful visit. We do two tours and concluded that a third would have been possible.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. The tour guides are wonderful, especially if you're in a smaller group. I highly recommend taking the main tour and one of the smaller ones. When I went the main pool was closed for renovation and because of the drought the waterfalls were not running, so I'll be going back again once the drought restrictions... More 

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