Beauty & History Await on The Enchanted Hill
Just a 15-minute drive north of Pelican Suites along Highway 1, guests can visit William Randolph Hearst's infamous castle. Perched high on The Enchanted Hill with breathtaking views of San Simeon, Hearst Castle was created by two extraordinary individuals, newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan.
Construction began in 1919 and lasted nearly 30 years, resulting in a magnificent 115-room house plus guesthouses, an indoor and outdoor pool, and acres of beautiful gardens. The main house, La Casa Grande, is home to Hearst's collection of European antiques and art pieces. In its heyday, guests of Hearst Castle included President Calvin Coolidge, Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Lindbergh, and Charlie Chaplin.
Hearst Castle is simply a must-do for anyone visiting the area.
Stay on Moonstone Beach, Just South of Hearst Castle
If you're looking for a hotel near Hearst Castle, you simply can't go wrong at Pelican Inn & Suites. Select from a variety of comfortable rooms - many with cozy fireplaces - where guests enjoy complimentary breakfast every morning. To top it off, our ocean view location offers sparkling water views, fresh breezes, and easy access to the Moonstone Beach boardwalk.