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“Very clean and nice no frills motel room”

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Best Western Golden Key
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Spent a night at this motel and it was very clean and included a mini fridge. No frills but for one night, we got a great night's rest. Front desk staff was very friendly and I would stay again if the need arose.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review concerning your stay at our hotel. I enjoy reading the comments from our guests and look forward to your staying with us again in the near future.

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stay here when motorcycle riding all the great twisted roads in the area. The staff is always very friendly. Fresh baked cookies are always a welcome treat when arriving at the motel. Clean and neat. Located close to eats so we can walk after a day of riding. Breakfast is always filling.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We traveled during the holidays and spent one night at this hotel. The room was very clean and quiet, with plenty of coffee, a microwave and refrigerator, staff was very courteous, and they serve a nice complimentary breakfast, which also included fresh waffles and hot syrup. There was significant information concerning the area and amenities. They have a pool (indoor), a hot tub and a putting green. Additionally, there is a very nice restaurant next door (staff recommended), with a great menu offering appetizers, prime rib, steak, seafood, pasta, pizza, and a full bar. We had Prime Rib and Fettucine Alfredo with Shrimp, both were reasonably priced and excellent, their blue cheese dressing was perfect. It is one of the best stays and meals we've had while on the road.

Room Tip: Exit from the freeway is tricky, especially if you're using VZ Navigator. It told me to prepare...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2012

Thank you for your great review of our hotel and the surrounding restaurant. You are right about the directions. Coming from Sac. the exit is on the right, but at the light, you need to make a right and then swing over to make a left at the next light on Lincoln Way. Another way is to take the Lincoln Way exit #120. At the stop sign make a left and continue thru the light past Raleys until you see our hotel.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed here one night after Thanksgiving to visit nearby family - first time visitors. Good location, comfortable, quiet. Liked the convenience of being near everything but did not hear the freeway traffic at all. Indoor pool was warm and fun (a luxury to swim when it was so cold out) and the breakfast had plenty of food options for my spouse (although I have food allergies so I brought my own gluten-free oatmeal). Front desk service was friendly and helpful. All around a great stay and I love that they are pet-friendly as next time we may need to bring our dog.

Room Tip: We faced the freeway and were on the lower level and there was no freeway noise. Room 112 I believe...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to complete one of these reviews about our hotel. I am so glad to see that our hotel and my staff lived up to your expectations and I do hope you will be returning soon with your pet. We provide a special "Pet Treat Bag" at check-in with pick-up bags, gloves, and treats and have a wonderful lawn area to play with your dog, or directions to the great Dog- Park very close-by .

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

The staff is friendly and helpful and the property was nice. The bathrooms are very nice sized with plenty of room. I thought it was great that they provided a cover for the outdoor pool so it could be comfortably enjoyed during the fall and winter. The breakfast was waffles and small sweet pastries only. Some protein would have been nice if even a hard-boiled egg. We didn't eat there as we have a diabetic in the family. They have a very lovely lawn area opposite the office, but there is a sign that states no dogs on lawn please. They have no other area designated for dogs so I don't quite understand this. So, yes, you can bring your dog and stay the night, but there is no place for your dog to be a dog other than the Burger King parking lot next door and the backside of the strip mall across the street. I have stayed at the Best Western in Shasta which is much more dog friendly with a designated lawn area for your dog. I would stay here again if I didn't have my dog and would prepare to eat elsewhere.

Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lynn L, Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2011

First I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. I am sorry you did not understand that the signs on our lawn are to discourage customers at the Burger King from using our lawn area as a park. The doggie treat bag you should have received when you checked in, along with the treats, disposable gloves and pick up bags had a note explaining that we know our guests are responsible pet owners and that the signs are not for them and that they are welcome to play with their pets on the lawn. I also apologize for your not knowing that we had hard boiled eggs and yogurt included in our complimentary breakfast and my staff would have been happy to help you. I hope this has cleared up any misunderstandings and I hope you will return to stay with us again in the near future.

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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
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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
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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: $91 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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