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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

Definitely worth seeing, nice 15 minute bus ride up the mountain to the castle, loads of interesting history. After the guided tour you get to walk around the outside of the castle on your own.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great afternoon out. The castle is mind-boggling. It is very big and filled with so much gaudy baubles and ancient woodwork that it's hard to take on what you are seeing. It seems like every part of this place, from floor to...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took an early tour, 11 am. It wasn't too busy. Our tour guide was Lorenzo and was excellent and very knowledgable. We only toured the grand rooms, but other tours can be taken. The artefacts were amazing, and worth the money for the tour.

Thank loobylooLeicester
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I took 3 tours: The Grand Rooms, Cottages & Kitchen, and The Upstairs Suites. Each of the 3 tour guides were very informative and answered all questions. Everything was beautiful and the gardens were spectacular. If you're int the area, don't miss...More

Thank SpeekEZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friends told us not to miss this place & they were right on.. The bus takes you up the mountain at regular intervals. The Castle is so impressive. You feel as though you are in a episode of The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous....More

Thank kdpbball
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in the vicinity you must visit Hearst Castle. He and his architect created a pleasure palace of perfection. If you are going to waste money, then this is how to do it in style. Simply incredible.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are ever in California, you should include this on your must-see of places to visit. There are day tours and night tours. I have been on both. I think for the first time, you should go with the day time tour, so you...More

Thank areteacher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Welcome center had everything you want or need. We did not have any problem getting afternoon tickets for 2 tours. Each tour was about 65 minutes. Our guides were knowledge and did a great job. Hearst castle Is run by the CA State Park...More

Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend advised that this was a place not to miss whilst we were in the area on holiday and they were definitely not wrong. This place has a very interesting history which draws you in. The tour guides are very knowledgable and patient with...More

Thank 119kevs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were staying at San Simeon as a stop over and heard about this attraction from locals. We stopped in as a quick look but stayed for the tour. It was so wonderful. We couldn't just take a look around as you have to book...More

Thank helentrend
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Hockeynut Z
Will a 28-32 foot RV be able to make it on the 101 to 46W detour?
23 June 2017|
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Response from knahs | Reviewed this property |
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It's my first visit, which tour should I do? Thanks!
5 June 2017|
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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
kim w
My family is coming in July from Chicago. Our vacation plans are to start in San Diego and see the sites up the coast. I know there are different tours at Hearst Castle. If we can only take one, which would you recommend? My kids are 13 & 15. Also, how much time would you recommend we plan on spending here? Thanks!
31 May 2017|
Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
The Grand Rooms Tour is the best for first time visitors. Be sure to call for times. You will enjoy your visit.