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“OK, Clean but street noise” 3 of 5 stars
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13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
No. CA
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“OK, Clean but street noise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was OK for a quick sleep over but the street noise was high for me. It's an older building but upgraded and kept clean. Standard BW free breakfast. It's a bit far from downtown Auburn and not in a nice area of town. If you called early they might put you in the back building which should be quieter. They said they were booked up but I checked in early and there weren't many cars around.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete one of our surveys when you stayed with us last. We do have double pane glass on the front windows of our rooms. We have been considering replacing the bathroom windows with double pane to cut down on the traffic noise. The rear building you are referring to is our Double Queen Rooms. Since they are in higher demand they have the higher rate and are the most popular of our room types. When we are sold out, the reservations for the guests are guaranteed until 7 am the next morning with a credit card to hold the room. It is hard to estimate how full we are by the cars in the parking lot when checking in early as the majority of our guests check in between 3-8 pm. I am sorry that we were not able to honor your room preference. We try our best to accommodate all room requests.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Morgan Hill, California
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great for all folks business, pleasure, passing through. Top notch high speed internet service with plenty of outlets for all equipment with comfortable desk. Everything worked. Very clean with good parking. Nest to freeway, however rooms are quiet. Lots of good places to eat near by. Hotel is what a Best Western should be.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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san francisco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I have a bad back and the woman who checked me in came to the room to help me get my things in. This was a lovely thing to do and was unnecessary. That kind of service deserves rewards. The room was nice. It had a clean remote which is a good idea but it needs more buttons. There was no info button so you couldn't get information about a show or movie. Also one of the regular network channels didn't come up. So good staff, nice room but not great tv.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to reply to this survey. I am so glad my staff were able to assist you. We have recently been channel mapping with all of our flat screen T.V.s and had to download the setup on a thumb drive that had to be downloaded to each individual T.V. Our channel 10 was not included and we had to reinstate that channel to each room and I apologize for the inconvenience during this transition. The high occupancy levels did not allow us to proceed as quickly as we expected to be able to complete this endevor.
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Casper
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed here this summer. My room was very clean and quiet and cool! I was glad about the cool part because it was very hot outside. The beds were very comfortable and the room's decor was cheery. When I asked for extra pillows the staff were quick to deliver them to my room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. When I needed suggestions for places to eat at, I was given many great ideas. Really enjoyed the pool and hot tub.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed for one night. Nice employees. Breakfast had yogurt, Make your own waffles, fruit, eggs, Oatmeal ,toast, juice . Clean comfortable bed and pillows. Swimming pool outside. They have picnic tables to eat outside.I would stay again. It is close to Old town Auburn.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here no less than 6 times and the staff here is always very pleasant and professional. The hotel is very nicely landscaped, pool and Jacuzzi are always very clean. Rooms are nice size and the hotel is very nicely located with many Restaurants nearby and easy on/off for interstate 80

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Santa Rosa, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I asked for a quiet room and the clerk said I was in a section of the motel that was the quietest because it did not face the freeway. But it was very noisy, the sounds of freeway traffic, especially trucks, continually interrupted my sleep for the entire night.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
I appreciate your taking the time to complete one of these surveys and I apologize for any inconvenience. Careful attention was paid to the control of transfer of sound between floors and adjacent rooms by the installation of concrete flooring on the second level and the use of a double set of studs which are off set to minimize the transmission of sound. We are close to the freeway so there is always going to be traffic, but our Double Queen Building that is set the farthest back on the property is also buffered by the building directly in front of it is probably what you should request but they are fewer in quantity and also a higher price. We do have double paned windows on the front of the rooms and have been considering putting double pane also in our bathrooms to
improve on the diminishing of the traffic noises
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Address: 13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
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Location: United States > California > Auburn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this pet-friendly Auburn, California hotel located near Historic Old Town Auburn, the American River Nature Recreation Area and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Golden Key, located in the heart of Auburn, California. Guests will be close to a variety of outdoor activities including the Raspberry Hill Black Oaks golf course, Turkey Creek golf course, the American River Nature Recreation Area and Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key features 68 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each complete with a microwave, refrigerator, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast featuring freshly made waffles. Additional amenities include a year round heated swimming pool and hot tub, a beautiful garden and lawn area perfect for barbeques, a putting green and meeting facilities. Pets are welcome. This Auburn hotel is close to a variety of area attractions including wine tasting, local museums, the American River, the Empire Mine and Sacramento, the state's capital. Guests will find great white water rafting, horseback riding and biking trails nearby. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key is also close to local events such as antique street fairs, the Mandarin Orange Festival and the Christmas Festival of Lights Parade. For superior customer service and a convenient Auburn, California location make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Golden Key today! ... more   less 
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Best Western Golden Key Hotel Auburn
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