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“Best Place away from Home” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Golden Key
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
Auburn, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best Place away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The staff is extremely friendly. The location is great. less than an hour from Reno or Tahoe, close to the American River. Old town Auburn is it's own great destination. Nestled in the Foothills of the Sierras, surrounded by forests and rivers, not too far from snow or gaming....such a great location.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jennifer E
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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
I appreciate your taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am pleased to read that my staff lived up to your expectations and we hope you will return soon.
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Best Western Golden Key in Auburn is clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff is professional and makes guests feel comfortable from the time they check in until they time they check out. There are many options to choose from for breakfast and the breakfast room is well decorated with local information. Downtown historic Auburn is just a few minutes away and highway access for which ever direction you are traveling is quick and easy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fred A
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Reno, Nevada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The GOLD KEY hotel has always been a comfortable place to stay, all the staff work overtime to make sure everything works smooth and the rooms are quite and very clean.The pool and hot tub are a plus and the close dinning establishments are great. My son and I like their PUTTING GREEN. We have stayed at the GOLD KEY for over TEN YEARS and never had a bad time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James H
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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am so glad to see you were pleased with my staff and enjoyed our putting green. We appreciate your long term loyalty and look forward to your return.
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sunnyvale, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Very clean and quite. ideal for families - we stayed in a room with our 3 small boys (6, 3 and 1) and it was great. only minor down side was a small dining room so we had to wait for a table for breakfast

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Rock Springs, Wyoming, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I have stayed in many hotels and motels. By far, Golden Key Best Western has been home away from home. Very comfortable, clean, friendly and professional. We will continue to stay at Best Western if available wherever we travel now that we are retired. I would like to thank Best Western Golden Key in Auburn California for their provisions of comfort.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ted K
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Surprise, Arizona
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191 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Arrived after midnight, check in was smooth. Slept well both nights but would expect a little noise next to freeway. Standard BW breakfast in a clean room. Auburn has several really nice breakfast places a short drive away. Will certainly return on my next trip to Auburn.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Fred K
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Lynn L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete one of these surveys about your stay with us. We enjoy hearing that our staff was very friendly and professional. We are very lucky to be located so close to so many stores and restaurants and I am happy to hear you were able to take advantage of that. We look forward to your return next time you come to Auburn.
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Milpitas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This Best Western was old school looking in appearance but it was very clean and comfortable and had many restaurants and stores within walking distance. The pool was clean and the breakfast area was very clean and accomodating.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Key 2*
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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