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Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
+1 800-444-4445
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2 days California Coast and Hearst Castle Tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand rooms tour” (624 reviews)
“visitor center” (394 reviews)
“neptune pool” (325 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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+1 800-444-4445
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"grand rooms tour"
in 624 reviews
"visitor center"
in 394 reviews
"neptune pool"
in 325 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 231 reviews
"the cottages"
in 158 reviews
"upstairs tour"
in 191 reviews
"tour guide"
in 327 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 157 reviews
"mr hearst"
in 72 reviews
"night tour"
in 127 reviews
"casa grande"
in 65 reviews
"the main house"
in 98 reviews
"minute movie"
in 91 reviews
"multiple tours"
in 58 reviews
"dining room"
in 91 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 60 reviews
"first time visitors"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I stopped here on our way from San Francisco to Santa Monica. Its a must see for sure. We booked our tour in advance which I would highly recommend because when we were leaving, about 1pm, the place was getting crowded and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We've visited Hearst Castle in the past & taken the other tours but this was the first time to do the evening tour. What a treat! Volunteers in period dress lend a more authentic feel to what it must have been like to be a...More

Thank 675randalle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had no expectations going in to Hearst Castle and I was blown away by the whole experience. The castle was amazing (from the history to the furniture to the sheer size), the docent was very knowledgeable, the views were gorgeous. I liked that you...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably as close to a real castle as you're going to get in California. Very impressive inside and out. Various tours available at various prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mojaquera
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have waited 18 years to visit Hearst Castle (we passed through San Simeon in 2000 but did not have time to visit) since then we have visited many of the grand old houses of the USAs Gilded age including the Newport mansions Biltmore Boldt...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I recently visited Hearst Castle and found the experience to be awesome and were totally involved in the experience. I only wish we had more time to see the other rooms as we only viewed the grand rooms on the lower floor.

Thank clintwhiteley
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited in May while spending a couple of days in Cambria. Incredible view from the top. Hard to believe people actually lived like that! Grounds are beautifully kept.

Thank Sherri W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have taken all 3 tours every time I get out of state visitors. They now have a handicapp tour for those that can’t do stairs. You are whisked around the grounds in a golf cart. You see all the downstairs rooms. I have also...More

1  Thank travelbugdon
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Oh my heavens, my friend and I did the night tour and LOVED it! Meek got to see so many places the normal tour doesn’t go!! People dressed in historical costumes and just an amazing overall vibe. Seriously, cannot day enough good stuff about the...More

Thank Robonski
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a surprisingly big place, not just the Hearst farm and castle itself but the entire tourist center. Everything is very well done. The film about the castle and process was very interesting. The castle is lavish with a massive amount of items acquired...More

Thank Keith S
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in San Simeon at the Morgan Hotel. This was quite good.
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from NashGuyNashville | Reviewed this property |
Also important is that your first booked tour time is the time you board the bus at the visitors center. It's a 15 min ride to the house. You don't have to factor that into your touring. Not in the original question, but... More
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Response from Adam B | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets there or online. You can also see how many tickets are left for a certain time so to make sure that they’ll have enough for the time you want to go on.
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