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BEST WESTERN Golden Key

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13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Union City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best Western Golden Key was a less than average hotel. We were able to check in early, which we were happy about. However, after visiting Auburn and coming back for the evening, I discovered that our nonsmoking room reeked of smoke. I came to find out that smoking is allowed just outside the rooms and our room had a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone accommodated our special needs, answered questions with caring and humor. We needed a room change due to disabilities and they were very helpful. Pool and hot tub were clean and well maintained.

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Oakland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

clean and updated rooms, nice grounds/pool, full continental breakfast (starting at 5am, great for me since I was in town for an early morning athletic event), friendly staff. only downside was highway noise due to proximity to I80.

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San Diego, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasure staying at this well maintained, well cared for property. I will stay here again for sure when visiting our family in Auburn. Requested downstairs room and they had it ready when we arrived 2 hours early. Comfy King Bed, clean and whole grounds well maintained. Ice machines worked (often they don't at other chains) Didn't use pool but saw... More 

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Long Beach, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a home base while we searched for property to buy. The hotel was just a home base for sleeping and keeping our luggage in a room. We didn't get the chance to enjoy the pool which looks nice and heated. This hotel location is perfect to go to Foresthill, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Loomis, Folsom, etc. The maid... More 

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Deanne A- I am so sorry that you found problems with our maid service. We do thank you for bringing this to our attention. I do hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future. More 

pacifica, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room was clean and everything was in great condition. Staffs were very friendly. Breakfast hot waffle was very good. it is a must try! Just make sure, if you gonna use refrigerator, to set little low otherwise everything is going to be frozen in the morning.

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Sachiko M - We here at the Best Western Golden Key are so pleased to hear that you were happy with our wonderful staff, clean rooms and very good breakfast. We do look forward to seeing you again when you come to Auburn, CA. More 

Palo Alto, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, my family and are in town for a nearby gymnastics tournament and decided to stay in beautiful Auburn. We have never stayed here before, but this place met and exceeded my expectations! The rooms and large, very clean and comfortable and quiet. It is located near the freeway and numerous stores/restaurants. The staff at the front desk were efficient... More 

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Chris 10 1264- We here at the Best Western Golden Key thank you for your amazing review of our humble hotel. We do look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

livermore, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not stayed in a Best Western for many years and my experience was terrible so when booking a hotel I have avoided them. My Stay at the Best Western Golden Key in Auburn has completely changed my view of the best western hotel chain! My room was very clean and comfortable. The front desk was extremely friendly and... More 

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Alexander C: We are so proud that we are the hotel who changed your views on staying at the Best Western Chain. We strive to be Ultra Clean for all our guests. I hope that you can come back soon. We look forward to the opportunity of providing you with our excellence in customer service. More 

Keno, OR
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first glance, it's a moderately priced motel. Then it reveals it's treasures. In this day and age, great customer service is nonexistent. Not at this establishment! Wonderful staff, remarkably clean rooms, a great bed, super breakfast. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Shaun 883: Thank you for your kind compliments on our hotel. I am so happy that you found our breakfast to be SUPER. Our staff is Top of the Line. This is what we love to do,make all guests at this hotel feel extra special. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

El Sobrante, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not our first stay here. We chose 'BWGK' because of past experience and the proximity to where we were going, plus the location, easy access to and from I-80, and the quietness, despite almost being on the freeway. Our only disappointment was the fact Lou LaBontes' has closed. We have 33 to 46 year old children who always... More 

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear ELSID-ELSOB - I am so happy to hear that you have been staying with us through out the years.We do apologize that you could not eat at one of your favorite restaurants. Hopefully the next time you visit, Awful Annie's will be having their Grand Opening. We do look forward to seeing you again. More 

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