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“Nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Auburn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn, CA 95603   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
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Cathedral City, California
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

A friend and I stayed 2 nights at the Holiday Inn in Auburn while we did some golf and sightseeing. We found the hotel and our room to be very clean, the staff friendly so the sleeping was easy. They have a restaurant and we did room service one night. The food was ok but pricey, about what we expected. It's right off I-80 but is definitely a step up from your typical interstate off-ramp overnight type of place. If we go back to Auburn we would stay there again, without doubt.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Tahoe, NV
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171 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is our second time staying here. This time we reserved an executive room and was not disappointed. The room was very spacious and clean. We spent a few days in the area for a few different festivals. Country Christmas in Auburn and Victorian Christmas in Nevada City. We like this place so much we are staying again in early March. The service was very accomadating and made us feel like we were regulars. This is our only choice for staying in Auburn.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Quincy, CA
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are on your way to Tahoe from anywhere, or if you are just passing through Auburn and want a great place to stop, I recommend the Holiday Inn. When you first walk into the hotel, the staff at the front desk are friendly, professional, and attentive. We were given our rooms and found the rooms to be more than adequate. The rooms were clean, well maintained, and met our expectations. The only downfall was I had requested a top floor room because I am such a light sleeper and wasn't given one. BUT, I didn't correct the situation when I noticed the mistake and accepted the room. So, I wasn't assertive and it was my fault for not correcting the situation.
If you don't want to drive very far, I also recommend the restaurant, Max's on the premises. The restaurant food is good and the wait staff is friendly and they make sure that you have a positive dining experience.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor away from I-80 are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

As Holiday Inns go, this hotel is a nice one. If you are coming from San Francisco Bay Area, this hotel is a convenient short drive to the northwest Tahoe ski resorts (Sugar Bowl, Donner, Boreal, etc...). While nothing beats staying at one of South Lake Tahoe hotels with all of the amenities, shops, and an opportunity to pay for your trip at one of the Nevada casinos, for an overnighter ski trip, this hotel makes for an easy AM drive to the ski resorts. Clean and quiet with personable staff and a decent restaurant onsite (Max's) as well as an In-N-Out next door and gas stations in the vicinity, this hotel is a good value. They should offer a continental breakfast for an early AM start...but they don't and thus don't get 5 stars.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saratoga, California
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76 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Stayed here en route from San Francisco to Tahoe skiing to avoid having to drive the mountains through snow, and was really impressed by the hotel. First time in years that I have stayed at a Holiday Inn, and came away feeling I have been missing out. Great value, large clean room (upgraded by manager), full service quality restaurant, quiet though easy access to interstate 80, very friendly front desk, extremely comfortable mattress, fresh baked cookies in late afternoon. No complaints whatsoever for this picky consumer!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tami C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Auburn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Woci;

WOW, thank you so much! I can’t explain how wonderful it feels knowing your experience here at the Holiday Inn Auburn was positive and left you impressed. I'm fortunate to have a team that truly wants our guests to enjoy all aspects of their stay.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity. We hope to have you back again during 2013!

Sincerely,
Tami Caufield
General Manager
530.887.8787
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Reno, Nevada
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a great place to stay in Auburn. Due to snow/bad weather on I-80 we had to find a place to stay overnight. I booked the hotel with Holiday Inn over the phone on the highway and when we got there they had the room all ready. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The room was very comfortable, spacious and cozy. Even though the weather was cold outside the decor and atmosphere was warm and inviting. We went to Max's restaurant for dinner and breakfast which is accessible from inside the hotel. Both meals were delicious. I'm so glad that we were able to find such a nice place to stay. If we ever have to stay in Auburn we'll definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Cottonwood
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109 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We came on a Tuesday for work, and because of delays we kept extending our stay until the following Monday morning. The staff could not have been nicer! Our king room truly became home for almost a full week! It was decorated for Christmas with holiday music playing in the public places--along with a fireplace in the lobby. Max's Restaurant is attached (no high-carb contential breakfast is included) and is staffed with very pleasant, professional people and the menu selection is huge. We ate there four times and were pleasantly surprised each time.The laundry facilities and the business center are located together so I could use them both at the same time. We did not expect the job to keep us away more than two-three nights so this was a super convenience! We will make this our place to stay in Auburn. I love the location because I could walk to Old Town Auburn, Downtown Auburn, plus a convenient Save-Mart shopping area.

Room Tip: Ask for the third floor, use the stairs and take walks in this charming city in California.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Tami C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Auburn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear SYLVIA O;

Thank you for making Holiday Inn Auburn your home away from home while on business.

This is my second holiday season managing the property and yes, the decorations, music and fireplace gives a warm/welcome home feeling that I love.

It's nice to hear we treated you like family. I will definitely share your kind words with my team.

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Auburn!

Gratefully,
Tami Caufield
General Manager
530.887.8787
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Address: 120 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn, CA 95603
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Location: United States > California > Auburn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Auburn 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the wonder and enchantment of California’s Gold Country at the award-winning Holiday Inn Auburn Hotel in Auburn, California. Situated along the northern belt of Mother Lode, amid lush pastures and gentle rolling foothills, this Auburn, CA hotel offers a beguiling blend of unsurpassed beauty and unrivaled service. Since its opening in 1995, the Holiday Inn in Auburn, California, has been the recipient of esteemed honors, including the 1996 Holiday Inn Worldwide Hotel of the Year award. In 2009, the hotel received the Holiday Inn Excellence Award, and, most recently, was recognized as a California Certified Green Hotel. Impeccable service, courteous and skilled staff, and well-appointed interiors have made the hotel the showpiece of the Gold Country. "Everything You Always Wanted to Eat!", Max's is one of the Bay Area's most popular restaurants – famous for delicious food, generous portions, and irresistible desserts. You can choose from Max's large selection of deli style sandwiches and wide array of salads, steaks, pasta and seafood. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service and "take out" also available. Our Auburn conference location is close enough to Sacramento for easy access, yet far enough away to escape the corporate congestion and unwind for your gold country area conference or executive meeting. The latest technology in high-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, and we offer a business center complete with computer work station, printer, and photocopier. Our onsite meeting professional will assist with your every conference need and can schedule golf, skiing or site-seeing trips for your group. ... more   less 
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