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Best Western Golden Key
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
san diego
2 reviews
“Super clean”
Reviewed October 25, 2007

This was a good stop over hotel on the way to Tahoe. The place was very clean. There is noise from the freeway, but the room fan can be used to drone it out or ask to stay near the back portion of the hotel away from the feeway. Staff was nice. Again- very clean and close to the feeway.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Clearwater Beach, FL
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263 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2007

This motel is a good value. The breakfast was above expectations for a motel. The rooms were clean. The staff friendly and helpful. I consider it a good value. The only negative is the A/C unit struggled slightly, so it ran more than normal, but this would not deter me from staying there again.

  • Liked — Good value
  • Disliked — A/C was a little weak
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Traveler5548
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Gold Country California
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37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2006

We recently stayed 3 days at Auburn's Best Western Gold Key motel. The room was modern, clean and well appointed. The grounds were beautiful and in bloom. The pool was a big hit with all ages. The staff was welcoming. This being a much older hotel, the plumbing was slow but worked fine. The freeway noise was noticible but nothing to keep you awake at night (especially once the air conditioner cycles on!). All things considered I think this was a great value and would stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2006
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Thank Onegolden
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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2006

I loved the gorgeous flowers everywhere. I didn't love that the toilet backed up right after we arrived. However, we were immediately moved to another room and offered help with our luggage. I always appreciate the mini fridge, microwave, and coffee service in a room. The room and bath were clean. The bed was comfortable with fluffy pillows. The breakfast buffet was impressive for a continental breakfast. I would stay here again.

Stayed June 2006
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2 Thank Seein'_the_world
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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2006

I recommended this hotel for my wedding guests last year. Unfortunately for them, my maid of honor and another close friend decided to stay there. My MOH was painting her toenails before a pre wedding BBQ with the door and window open. The maid reported to management that she was smoking pot in the room (no one I know is more unlikely to do this). When the manager came to the room, my MOH invited them in to see (and smell) the room. Further, she went down to the office to clear it up and the assistant manager threatened to kick them out of the hotel and call the sherriff. She was treated horribly and was very offended. She and the woman she was sharing a room with ended up staying in my tiny apartment for the rest of their stay. When I wrote the manager to complain, the same assistant manager wrote a response/defense back to me. . . I never heard from anyone superior to her . . . unbelievable! If you are staying in Auburn, pay the extra few dollars for the Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed February 28, 2006

My stay at the Best Western Golden Key was less than acceptable. Upon check-in the heater was broken, there were pet-hairs allover the bed-spread and the bathroom was molded over and there were pubic hairs allover the toilet seat and bath-tub areas. When I asked for clean room or a discount I was laughed at by the so called "General Manager". This place was awful, not only were the rooms poorly attended too and the Management rude and unprofessional but I could hear every semi-truck going down the Interstate all-night long, making it impossible to get a wink of sleep.

  • Stayed December 2005
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2005

Situated on the side of a road alongside other hotels of its kind the Best Western Golden Key is fine. The rooms are clean and spacious, the reception charming and there is a cafe next door, Lou La Bonte, for steak etc.

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Property: Best Western Golden Key
Address: 13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3238
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Location: United States > California > Auburn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Golden Key 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Golden Key, located in the heart of Auburn, California. 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. 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, mini fridge, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast featuring freshly made waffles. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool (heated from May-October)and hot tub, a beautiful garden and lawn area perfect for barbeques. Pets are welcome but must be registered with nominal pet fee. 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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