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Address: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
Phone Number: +1 800-444-4445
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It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which...

It took 28 years to complete William Randolph Hearst's lavish estate, which includes 165 rooms on 125 acres.

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What can I say?? AMAZING....you must visit this fantastic place, my jaw literally hit the floor from the moment I saw it perched on top of that hill I couldn't wait to see it and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?? AMAZING....you must visit this fantastic place, my jaw literally hit the floor from the moment I saw it perched on top of that hill I couldn't wait to see it and I was not disappointed, the views from the gardens are breathtaking too a real must....😍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family visited the castle a few weeks ago, and we are so happy we made the drive from L.A. to see it. Since we were a bit early we stopped at the beach across from the driveway and enjoyed walking out on the pier. There's lots to see at the visitors center too. A little museum, a movie to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Finally I visited the castle! Picked the room tour and spent about 15 minutes on a bus taking us to the castle while a recording played for everyone to listen, How lavish everything is! A must do and stop whenever you are in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up the mountain to the castle is amazing. The castle darts into and out of view as you zig-zag up the hill passing beautiful landscaping and sometimes zoo animals all while being educated by the voice of Alex Trebek. The castle itself is absolutely gorgeous. The tours make you feel like you have taken a step back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have relocated to Los Angeles from the east coast, and whenever friends and family visit, Hearst Castle is an essential destination. William Randolph Hearst was clearly a unique man, and this shows through in the tour of his gargantuan estate. The castle is a mash-up of various European styles and the interior is stuffed to the gills with the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My aunt and cousin, friend and daughter, and I visited Hearst Castle in October. We booked the Grand Rooms tour in advance for $25 each. Our guide was on the shouty side, which became a bit annoying after awhile. It was such a rehearsed, overused speech that we now have an inside joke about JULIA MORGAN (if you leave Hearst... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great half-day experience. The visitor's center is large and has plenty to do, including a large-screen film on the building of Hearst Castle. I would highly recommend coming early to see the film before the tour of the castle, as I felt I could appreciate the castle better having had watched it first. We did the Grand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, well kept ground and fantastic architecture. The views are amazing. A must do trip if you are in the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two friends from England here, so they did the grand tour and I did the upstairs bedroom tour. All of them worth doing. knowledgable guides who get you in the mind set of the mood of yesterday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the great room tour, and I wish we had signed up for some of the other tours as well. It was very interesting, and our guide Patty was knowledgable and interesting. The view of the sea from the top of the mountain was amazing!

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