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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” (591 reviews)
“visitor center” (380 reviews)
“neptune pool” (312 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our granddaughter gave us 2 tickets as a Christmas gift which totaled $66.00. There was a death in our family which caused us to cancel the day before our tour & we got a $36.00 refund so we were charged $30.00 to cancel. Each ticket...More

Thank fiddlefaddle1
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here several times over the years, yet always marvel at being back. Yes, there are many things that I remember, vividly, yet there are many new observations and the context of the tour guide enhances the visit. This time we took two tours,...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok, great place in its time but sadly showing signs of age. Swimming pool under major constructions, broken tiles in the pathways. Many antiquities "shoved" into smaller rooms. Grounds very well kept up as such but what a shame place is run by California Parks...More

Thank Neil2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

William Randolph Hearst used his wealth to pillage estates in Europe. He brought his treasures to Hearst Castle for display. Ostentatious doesn’t even begin to describe it. Unbelievable grandeur ripped from many historic places and melded into this. Still an active cattle ranch. There are...More

Thank 170bradr
Reviewed 5 days ago

A gem on the Central California Coast! A must see if you enjoy Architecture- a creative collaboration of Art and building- treasures from Europe worked into a desirable central California coast landscape. The views are magnificent. Hard to take it all in on one tour....More

Thank BackRoadsUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing regal essence and royalty reflecting everywhere. We took the Grand rooms tour and were amazed at the passion with which the castle was built. Definitely to be visited at least once.

Thank Suresh M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hearst Castle has always been a favorite destination, we have been there four times. The setting is so lovely perched on a hill above the Pacific Ocean and rolling hills. The structure is a modern day castle with all the exquisite art work and...More

Thank Joyce N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the second time I visited the castle on my US visit it doesn’t disappoint. No expense spared in making this a home for the mega rich Hearst who invited many of the celebrities of the day to many parties. Lots of stories well...More

Thank Tonythebedouin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is ran by California State Parks and they have taken very good care of it. There are quite a few steps no matter which your you pick. Bring a jacket because it is windy and cooler than down by the visitors center where...More

Thank Cody G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit if you're in the area. The views are amazing. Very well kept house. The tour is very informational. A place you will not forget you visited.

Thank Emm730
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8 December 2017|
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Response from Yehbut | Reviewed this property |
You should definitely eat or bring your own snacks. They let you bring water on the tour, you can conceal food for the kids I am sure. The tours are up stairs and threw narrow hallways and steep spiral staircases. So a... More
26 November 2017|
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Response from Aja M | Property representative |
At certain times of the year the buses return to the Visitor Center every 10 minutes and in our slower times it may be every 20 minutes. You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the hilltop closes (usually around... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from Aja M | Property representative |
The $8 registration fee is charge per ticket by the reservation company when you make reservations online or by phone.