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Review of BEST WESTERN Golden Key

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BEST WESTERN Golden Key
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Sierras, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

Great place to stay in Auburn. Friendly staff, nice greeting at check in and check out. Clean room and good breakfast. Didn't feel like having a burger at Ikeda's so we went to a new restaurant next door, Joe's Caribe Bistro, it was very good! Close to Raley's market for grocery needs. Will be back when we are in Auburn again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ouiser
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Roseburg, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

We were treated with the best hospitality we have ever seen in a Best Western.
The service was extremely courteous and helpful.
All the help we needed was provided, no problems with anything!
When we return to Auburn will stay here again. Thanks very much!

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms with no smoking are the best.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David B
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Madera
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

We visit Auburn frequently but this was our first stay at the Best Western Golden Key. Everything from the ease of check-in, the very clean room, exceptionally friendly staff, the very good breakfast to the quick/efficient check-out was great. Our request for a room away from the street noise was granted and we had a wonderful night's rest. This will definitely be our "home" when we are in the Auburn area again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CTS
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
153 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

This hotel was a last thought as I didn't know I would be in this area. I have stayed in Best Westerns before and was not that impressed. This one is a true winner!!!!!!! I have not seen many 5 star hotels as clean as this one. Updated spacious rooms with all amenities including cable and flat screen TVs. The owner/manager/clerks could not be nicer or do enough for me. Upon check-in they asked if I minded a room with an adjoining door since they observed that I was alone. They also said they would keep the adjoining room unoccupied if possible. Breakfast was wonderful with plenty of choices - even 2 choices for waffles sizes! Wireless worked without flaw. Easy on and off to Rt 80. Can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank janetoco
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Windsor, California
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109 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

This is a well maintained hotel, grounds were lovley, rooms were very clean. We were traveling with our dogs and they were very accommodating they had a bag with cookies and pick up bags. I was very happy with everything. It comes with breakfast and it was way more than just cereal. There were waffles, fruit, yogurt assorted pastry. Coffee, tea , juice and milk. Prior reviews stated noisy, yet we did not hear the freeway and for a full hotel it was very quiet. We would stay again. All the staff was friendly from making the reservation to check out.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary C
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Concord, CA
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

This is a well maintained place, with nice grounds and a friendly enough staff, but the road noise in my room was unbearable. Because so few of the reviews mention the noise issue, I'm thinking that it depends on where your room is in the complex. I travel a lot and stay at many hotels, this is one of the worst for noise that I have ever visited. You may want to check into where you're room will be before making a reservation.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank objective1
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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, December 19, 2011
Dear Objective 1, First let me thank you for taking the time to complete one of these surveys and letting me know how we can improve our hotel. I am sorry about the disappointment you had with the quietness of your room. We do have the back building that seems to be the quietest but that only has the Double Queen Rooms so I am not sure which style of room you stayed in. The other building with all Single Kings runs perpendicular to the frontage road and our other Single King Rooms are in the building in front of the Double Queens. Some of our guests have told us that the rooms in the building running perpendicular to the road seem to be quieter but we really do not get that many guests that find the noise disturbing but I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will return to stay with us in the near future.
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California
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61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed here for one night while attending a wedding. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was make your own waffles, a selection of cereals, yogurt, bagels, muffins, english muffins, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal and a selection of a few fruits, with juice and coffee.

We would stay again if the opportunity arose. Nice place.

Room Tip: No elevators so if you have a problem with stairs ask for a downstairs room.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wojo28
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Property: BEST WESTERN Golden Key
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 ( 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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