Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle was built in 1919 by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst as his primary residence where he famously hosted the glitterati of the time. Both a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark, Hearst Castle is nestled high above the village of San Simeon and offers guests breathtaking ocean views.

A museum like no other, Hearst Castle offers tours throughout the property, including the Grand Rooms, Upstairs Suites, and Cottages & Kitchens. Each tour offers a unique glimpse into Hearst’s life.


Did You Know?

The large column that sits at the front of the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort once belonged to William Randolph Hearst. The column is one of 38 which W.R. Hearst purchased in 1927. Its origins trace back to 16th Century Italy and although the column looks like it’s made out of marble it’s actually Verona Red Limestone - a unique and decorative material that is only found in Verona, Italy.

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