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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number: (800) 444-4445
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate...
It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
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This is a Castle done with so many antiques and collectable items from around the world. The ceilings are unique from the xv century sculptures and murals from 2000 ad I m an this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Perhaps I've been spoiled having "real" medieval castles and aristocratic family seats to view in the UK! The castle is one man's fantasy of what he believes a castle should be and had the money to make his dream a reality (fortunately for war-torn (broke) Europe - he saved many precious artefacts). The Grand Room tour was impressive - spoiled... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a Castle done with so many antiques and collectable items from around the world. The ceilings are unique from the xv century sculptures and murals from 2000 ad I m an this place is a MUST do. Nothing like this anywhere in the world.

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is absolutely amazing, I didn't want to leave. We came here for a fun little romantic weekend away, to my significant others surprise it was really so i could propose to her. everything from the house and outbuildings to the views and gardens are breathtaking.

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Williamstown NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have seen photos of Hearst Castle and always wanted to visit. It was on my bucket list. I saw other reviews complaining about lack of bathrooms and use of port a pots. California is in a severe drought and bathrooms are closed to conserve water . We arrived mid week and had no problem making a tour reservation for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a castle on a wide hill. The ticket is quite expensive since they separate the tour into four parts and each one takes about 25 dollars. However, it is quite gorgeous that you can see the life of those rich guys. When we were there, some parts were under construction ( or should say they were being repaired).... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Now owned & run by The State of CA, this is a Must see when driving up the Coast. Plan on lots of walking, spending a half day, and some $$$. We did the Grand tour plus the upstairs and were blown away by the details. Focus on the BIG picture, not taking all the little ones, you'll be amazed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, was a little scared cause a shuttle takes you up a steep hill and I am afraid of heights so not so cool lol but everything about this place is beautiful only down fall is no restrooms only porter potties. Everyone is friendly alot of walking and climbing and really enjoyedthe shops and wine tasting. Great experience over... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The terrible is - you have to use porta-pots out front of the visitor center and they are poorly maintained and horrible - no inside bathrooms. The GREAT - the castle is amazing - art on the floor - walls - ceilings - at the pool. We went on two tours and the upstairs tour guide was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This monument to corporate greed and indulgence must be seen to be believed. Hearst's investment in world art and design is displayed generously, and the grounds are the epitome of elegance. The pools and gardens are exquisite, as are the views. The tour starts at the bottom of the hill, at the visitor center. You have a choice of many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Worth paying a visit but make sure you don't need to use the toilets, none are available anymore in the main building, the only possibility are the ones located on the parking..yes, like you would see on a building site, it's just unbelievable.....

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