Roam the Rooms of this National Landmark
Hearst Castle is a MUST-SEE Attraction in Cambria
Among hotels near Hearst Castle, Fireside Inn is a top choice for its oceanfront views, charming rooms, free breakfast, and friendly hospitality. Plan your visit to Hearst Castle during your next stay with us in Cambria!
All About Hearst Castle...
Built over 28 years by Julia Morgan under the direction of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the Hearst Castle is an architectural marvel. The estate is a massive melding of historic design styles that Hearst admired in his travels around Europe throughout his life. He was an inexhaustible buyer and his collection of art and antiques rivals many museums around the world.
The castle featured 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, an airfield, and the world's largest private zoo. A variety of exotic animals still roam the grounds.
In its heyday of the 20’s and 30’s, invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted. Hollywood film stars and politicians often visited, including Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchill.
Since 1957, when the Hearst Corporation donated the castle to the state, visitors have been able to tour the grounds with its impressive collection of art and antiques, remarkable design elements and breathtaking views. When you stay at Fireside in near Hearst Castle, you enjoy easy access to this architectural wonder.
750 Hearst Castle Road
San Simeon, CA 93452