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- 98%History Buffs
- 71%Family Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
- 56%Local Culture
- 56%Luxury Travelers
- 55%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (63)
- Hearst CastleMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 04, 2014
It is over the top and kind of ridiculous. But it is in a gorgeous location and I kind of love how it brings together the excesses of Northern California and Southern California. And the bus ride to the mansion is always an adventure.
- Hearst CastleMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersAdventure TravelersFeb 03, 2014
I get it. It's a really beautiful place set on top of a hill with gorgeous views in every direction. The pools are beautiful and I can only imagine what it would have been like to swim in them - especially at night.
Inside the castle is a different story. It's a bit too dark for my taste and you have to pay separately to tour each part of the inside of the castle.
But it does have some interesting history and it's nice to go back in time to relive some of that history.
- Hearst CastleMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessFeb 03, 2014
I visited this California landmark as a kid and loved it. The sprawling European-style mansion is breathtaking, with multiple pools (inside and out), expansive gardens, and gorgeously decked-out rooms that seem to stretch out for miles. It's almost impossible to see the whole thing in one day, but it's worth taking even a mini tour of this strange homage to American money.
- Hearst CastleOct 18, 2013
If you're road tripping between Big Sur and Santa Barbara, this is a must-see stop if you're interested in California history or European art. If you forget to make tour reservations in advance, you can now buy tickets for a self-guided tour of the grounds & gardens (but to get inside the mansion, you need to be accompanied by a guide). Afterward, head across Hwy 1 to Hearst San Simeon State Beach, then north up the highway to the boardwalk viewing platform where you can spy on the local colony of elephant seals (peak breeding & birthing season Dec-Mar).
- Hearst CastleCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4First to ReviewOct 17, 2013
Built by William Randolph Hearst, publishing and newspaper tycoon, this castle is now owned by the state and allow daily visits and tours. You can now even chill all day in the castle, but make sure you catch the last bus down. The grand rooms tour was very informative and the staff was very friendly. It cost 25 dollars a ticket to bus it up to the castle as no public vehicles are allowed up to property. You can stay at the castle for 10k a night.
- Hearst CastleJul 20, 2013
Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year.
There are a number of different tours daily and visitors can experience what life was like as a guest of W. R. Hearst to exploring his personal collection of rare and ancient works of art, encounter the majesty and beauty of this historical treasure first-hand with a guided Hearst Castle tour. You can book up to 56 days in advance.Recommended for:History Buffs