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“Tours Are Too Short”
Review of Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in San Simeon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great, great location. Good movie at beginning to explain what & why you will see at the top. However, once you get to the top the tour/s is too short and there are way too many rules. We almost felt like we were in a prison at the top with the constant monitoring by your tour guide and docents. We did the Great Rooms tour and opted not to return for anything else. The $25.00/per person fee is reasonable, but the guided tour needs to encompass more and longer.

4  Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Much bigger operation than I anticipated. Very crowded when we went 2 days after Christmas 2013. We did the Grand Rooms tour and the Upstairs tour. Would love to hang out there without all those tourists ;) The park staff were fantastic.

Thank sydnem
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

hearst castle just view is spectacular but the building now very nice also all employee visiting with you and don't touch the any place . Also you will park your car down and need to go their bus. it's a good service . if you have more time you could visit or not to need seeing .

2  Thank Gül V
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Pictures don't do this place justice. If you are going through this part of Cali, this place is a must stop. Period.

1  Thank LeeBone
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

You have the money - spend it. That was the over all impression we got of Hearst Castle.
The Park Service is very accommadating, since strollers are not permited at the castle they have a baby backpack. If you are in the area it s worth a visit, however I would not go out of my way to visit.

3  Thank rosebt
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