BEST WESTERN Hotel Golden Key,  Auburn

4.5/5  - based on 481 guest reviews.
13450 Lincoln Way, 95603-3238, Auburn, United States - See map
+1 530 885 8611 +1 530 888 0319

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    24-hour front desk
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Experience the Best of Auburn, California and bring the whole family for a getaway filled with river rafting, snow skiing and the great outdoors. There are more sporting endurance events in this region than anywhere else in the world making Auburn the Endurance Capital of the World. The friendly staff, super-fast free Wi-Fi in every room and the free nationwide calling ensures that guests have everything they need. This Auburn hotel isn't just about great customer service and keeping guests connected, you can also enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and putting green or relax in our heated pool and spa. (Pool is heated from May - October). Bring "Sparky" because we have some rooms that are pet-friendly with a fee. Endurance events and outdoor recreation are often why guests come to this Auburn hotel but the local car shows, motorcycle races and lure of the Gold Country are also tempting. The nearby gold discovery site has some people striking it rich - or at least, having a great family vacation. Our Auburn hotel is also a home away from home for business travelers and the free expanded continental breakfast with make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, fruit cups, yogurt, pastries, toast, bagels, muffins, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and 100% Arabica coffee helps give every guest a boost in the morning for that meeting, upcoming race or to continue on their own great adventure. Whether you're staying at our Auburn hotel to compete in the Western States Endurance Run, Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride, Wine Trail Tasting or simply traveling on business or pleasure, you will enjoy the amenities at a competitive price. Reserve your upcoming getaway at the BEST WESTERN Golden Key and get ready to be surrounded by the comfort of our pillow top beds, flat screen TV's, BBQ's, large treed lawn and energy efficient climate controlled rooms. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Golden Key,Auburn
  • 5
    « An unplanned overnight stay. »

    We needed a place to stay since I80 was closed to Reno. Also we had a new adopted dog with us and this hotel was so accommodating and friendly.The manager kept checking on highway conditions and finally we made it to Nevada.

    5
    « Clean quiet and comfortable »

    Was not expecting much but everything was great down to the breakfast. The mountain was closed so I had to stay somewhere, happened upon the BW. Will stay again for sure! Clean comfortable and quiet. Got good rest in a comfy bed.

    4
    « Auburn, Ca »

    Good Local... Great town to explore. Had we known about Auburn when we were kids, we probably would have moved there. Very good eating variety. Shopping Old Town was fun along with the Ale House for food. Go to Magee's for dinner.

    4
    « Best WEstern Auburn »

    We have stayed here several time, always clean and convenient to freeway. The staff has always been so welcoming and helpful. The breakfast is pretty much standard but nice to be able to get something to start your day.

    5
    « Dog Friendly »

    Great place to stay while traveling with our dogs. Convenient to many places in Auburn. Easy on and off highway. Will stay here again when in the area. Staff friendly and professional. Parking plentiful.

    4
    « Sound Asleep in Gold Country »

    The Best Western Golden Key is somewhat unassuming, but the staff is extremely professional and helpful and the rooms ar equiet, clean and comfortable. I was afraid it would be noisy due to proximity to the highway, but it was blissfully quiet. Being offered a snack upon arrival and breakfast on departure were nice touches and much appreciated.

    2
    « Lousey Mattresses »

    The beds were very uncomfortable in our room. We spoke with others in our group and all felt the same. They need to install new mattresses before we would consider staying there again. We have stayed and many Best Westerns both in the US and in Ireland and the experience was fabulous. That is why we did hesitate to choose the location in Auburn, CA. We most likely will choose another place to stay next year.

    4
    « pleasant stay »

    overall very good. mattress was to soft for my liking and does need new carpet. very good freeway access. close to several places to eat. next to a grocery store. very pet friendly. Front desk person was exceptional. would recommend this motel to anyone needing a place in this area.

    4
    « Overall very good accomodation »

    Modern rooms, nice bed and good CATV; swimming pool if you're into that. Breakfast is so-so, cold cereal, yogurt, fruit, etc. - nothing spectacular but adequeate. Negatives - you will get some traffic noise due to proximity to HWY 80.....probably most quiet rooms would be in the rear building.

    4
    « Clean and Bright »

    After a long day on the road, this is a good place to stop and get a good night's rest. Easy access from the interstate. We had a room on the second floor and it was very clean and bright. Staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable, the shower had good pressure and towels were what you might find a higher priced hotel. The lighting in the room was amazing. Very bright! Our only complaint was the low, small toilet. Breakfast was adequate. Breakfast area was very clean. Adequate parking, but spaces are very narrow.

  • 3
    « Not bad, just older and lacks elevator. »

    Served it's purpose, a good night sleep. There is no elevator. Three buildings, each are two story. Had to sleep at ground level as cannot climb stairs. Room above had kids visiting occupant - unacceptable behavior caused me to call mgr. as the noise went on for over an hour with no sign of an adult to stop it. After advising mgr. the antics did stop and the rest of the evening was quiet.

    4
    « Satisfied again »

    We have made several business trips to Auburn this year. We always stay at this Best Western because the rooms are clean, the mattress is comfortable, the rate is good and we are always treated well. They seem to be always busy so I would recommend reservations as soon as possible. We also enjoy feeling safe with our car parked just outside our door. The heat and air system is great. Room is instantly warm or cool. We like walking next door for breakfast or lunch at Awful Annies. Great food!

    5
    « The place to stay in the Gold Country »

    We had an excellent stay. The grounds were clean and well kept. The room was excellent. The housekeeping staff responded quickly and cheerfully to a request for an extra blanket. Highly recommend this establishment.

    5
    « Everything we wanted and needed; clean, close, quiet and a good breakfast. »

    We were in town for an early morning gymnastics meet and stayed here as it was only 10 min from the gym. This hotel is clean and quiet with a decent breakfast starting at 5:30am and let's be honest...when your kid as a sporting event the next day, what more do you really want then a good nights sleep and a good breakfast in the morning? The decor is exactly what you would expect, not fancy but not run down and everything very clean. We all slept soundly (and comfortably) in our clean and quiet room.The complimentary breakfast starts at 5:30 even on weekends which was an absolute dream come true considering we were up at 5:30 and getting ready for the meet. My daughter was able to eat a yummy, well balanced meal and was well rested for her meet. We will absolutely stay here again when staying in Auburn.

    5
    « Nice place »

    Best Western Auburn: very nice place. Location is good. My room (185) was large, clean and well laid out. Internet (5/5) was excellent, both wifi and ethernet. Sheets are clean, water is piping hot, the woman at check-in was very pleasant and helpful. My room had twin sinks. My room had a side table for the easy chair with a trapezoid shaped top, i. e. the top tapered, almost like an optical illusion, so it was easier to fit in a corner. The building style is older, with no interior corridors. To make the electricity work in the room, you have to insert your key into a slot, like in Europe. Breakfast is as expected. Negatives: no elevator. My door didn't always open when I put the key in the door lock - the light went on, but the door wouldn't open. Value 5/5. Overall 5/5.

    5
    « College visit »

    Stayed on a visit to William Jessup University to see our daughter. Got in late but front office friendly and got us right in. Beds were comfortable and rooms nice and clean. Quiet sleep with no noise even though we were on a main road. In the morning the breakfast was fine with many options. Great spot as we were only needing one night. Auburn is an adorable town and staying at a best western we know exactly what we will get. We will stay there again.

    5
    « Flawless attention to detail »

    The Best Western Golden Key, Auburn, CA is as close to perfect as you can get. Every detail you expect at a Best Western was delivered in what seemed like an effortless seamless manner. It is a lovely property accentuated by gardens you would expect at a much higher price point. The rooms are comfy, spotless and well appointed. I would normally include some interaction with the staff but because of their flawless attention to detail except to say that they were all friendly we didn't need to interact with any one after check in.

    5
    « Perfect Location »

    Ikedas, several restaurants, an ice cream shop and Raleys Grocery store are all within walking distance of this lovely property that is right off the freeway. Arrive early to the breakfast room for the best selection. This is the place we always stay when in Auburn to visit family.

    5
    « family get away »

    excellant we loved the hotel and the surrounding area. Will tell friends about the quality and cleanliness. there were family entertainment facilities close by that were a great value for the enjoyment and fun for the kids

    5
    « River Rafting »

    The hotel was clean, staff friendly and breakfast ample. This hotel is in close proximity to both CA I80 and Hgwy. 49 and easily accessible to Old Town Auburn and the American River. The rooms, grounds and pool and spa were pristine!

  • 5
    « Friendly service »

    We were greeted when we first came in The attendant gave us the rundown /pricing and all the info He treated us really good let us know about the continental breakfast that they had also about the room key how it controls the air air-conditioner we got to watch the 49er football game .The room was very clean He got us a parking spot for our trailer which was attached to our truck very clean rooms again I would stay here again

    5
    « Superior Accomodation »

    We rated this hotel as one of the top-notch due to following observations: Front Desk- very professional and served customer with a great smile. Rooms- very clean, well made. Ample amenities such as towels, pillows. Furnitures are well-maintained, no scratches visible. Housekeepers- met two housekeepers, very courteous and greetful, and always address very respectfully and with a big smile. Hallways and parking spaces very clean and well maintained. Breakfast, although it's continental, variety of food, fresh fruits, different kind of breads, different kind of juices, yogurts, fresh waffles, variety of sweets, were served and well-replenished at all time. Dining Area was very clean and there was always a presence of food service personnel to assist. It was a great and restful stay. A very big 5 star for a small hotel.

    4
    « Good Motel »

    After checking in, I realized that we had stayed at this Best Western before on our way to Reno. It was a convenient stop and we weren't far from many restaurants. Also enjoyed going to Ikeda's and Machado's pie and fruit stands.

    5
    « Great value »

    This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel while visiting Auburn. We are always very satisfied with the room. Comfortable bed, very clean, AC worked great, big bathroom. Check in easy and friendly staff. Very easy access right off I 80. Excellent restaurant right next door, Awful Annies, which was a bonus.

    5
    « Good cost to services ratio »

    With the exception of the desk chair and the low water flow in the sink and shower the hotel is an excellent value. The beds were too firm and bouncy for my tastes. The swimming pool and hot tub are well maintained and a welcomed amenity after white water rafting

    5
    « Very nice place to stay »

    I was impressed by the cleanliness and new-like condition of the furnishings and the modern climate control technology. The pool looked clean and inviting. The breakfast offered many options and the cleanliness of the breakfast area was great. Except for the need of restriping of the parking area, everything else was excellent.

    5
    « Stay here and you won't be disappointed »

    Stayed here for the first time our way to Lake Tahoe . We couldn't ask for a better experience at a new hotel. The staff was efficient, friendly and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Upon check-in I was informed juice and cookies were available in the next room.They started serving breakfast at 5:30 AM and had a great assortment of tasty and healthy choices.The room was spotless and most important the bed was very comfortable. We will be returning here from now on .

    4
    « Nicely Updated Motor Inn »

    From the outside the Best Western Golden Key looks like a roadside motor in leftover from the 50s, and we weren't sure what our stay was going to be like. We were quickly re-assured. The gentlemen at the front desk (the owners perhaps) were friendly, welcoming and talkative. In a good way. The room was basic, but clearly recently renovated- nice fixtures in the bath, very clean, comfortable bedding and a great bed. The carpet was a little worn, clearly it has not been replaced yet, but it was clean. We were a little disappointed that the mini-fridge did not have a freezer, as we were travelling with a cooler chest and had hoped to re-freeze our ice packs. Pleasantly surprised that there was no noise in the room from the nearby highway. Very reasonably priced. Travelling with dogs, we are always pleased to find places that accept pets. Not only does Golden Key accept them, it welcomes them, with a dedicated grassy dog exercise area that provides disposal bags and cans to dispose of the bags in. Breakfast smelled good, and Awful Annie's next door is supposed to be great, but we had meal plans down the road for mid-morning so I can't personally vouch for either. If Auburn itself is your destination, be aware that this hotel is not all that close to downtown/Old Town.

    5
    « Gardens a Highlight! »

    The gardens, which roamed throughout the grounds, surrounding every building, were thoughtfully planned and carefully nurtured. In short, a magnificent feature of this hotel. The entire place was immaculate and welcoming. Warm staff. Balanced and interesting breakfasts each morning. Clean sauna and pool, which was adjacent to a beautiful rose garden. We would come back here in a moment and will recommend it to anyone.

    3
    « Short Stay »

    My husband and I stayed for just one night between two rafting trips. I was disappointed they would not allow me to check in a bit early given I was not rafting and was hoping to relax in the room. They did offer to call when the room was ready, but I received a call just a few minutes before the 3:00 check in time and had already returned to the campsite to pick up our rafting group. The room was clean and served our needs for this short trip. We were disappointed with the breakfast as it does not seem to be up to the standard of other Best Westerns at which we have stayed. Again, for a one night stay, this hotel worked fine. If we had a longer trip planned, I may have looked for a nicer place to stay.

  • 5
    « Great place, great value »

    Stayed here on the last leg of a road trip to and from Denver. My room was recently updated (except the tub shower, which is fine). Wifi access was fast and easy. My favorite part of my stay was swimming in the delighful, refreshing pool. The hotel is right by I-80, but I didn't hear traffic noise in my room, and it was easy to ignore by the pool. Awful Annie's next door gives hotel guests a 10% discount. I will stay here again and highly recommend this hotel!

    4
    « White water rafting trip »

    My husband and come up here to do some white water rafting. This is my second time staying here and each time the staff has been very friendly, rooms have been clean. I like their free breakfast, they have choices for people who like to eat healthy.

    5
    « Great »

    Great place. I have never comes complaints! This is one of the best laces I've ever stayed. Bed was perfect, bathroom was huge and updated. Fridge & coffee maker!! Customer service was fantastic. Grounds were well kept. Beautiful swimming pool. And free breakfast!!!

    5
    « Mega Bowl »

    The service provided by the staff at this Best Western hotel was above and beyond the normal. They were efficient and caring in all aspects of our stay. Location is easily accessible from freeway. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Clean, comfortable and quiet »

    The Best Western Golden Key in Auburn always has a clean room with a comfortable bed and the rooms are quiet, which is surprising because just a few feet outside the property is a busy highway with thousands of trucks and cars racing by.

    5
    « Best BW Staff Ever »

    I love the folks who run this hotel. I have stayed at this property for two extended stays under stressful circumstances and both times the staff could not have been kinder, more helpful or accommodating. Hearts of gold, truly. The rooms are clean and relatively large and comfortable. They may not be the fanciest, but they are a great value and much better than others in this price range. Always sleep comfortably here and breakfast is pretty good - ex, waffles and yogurt. I understand some rooms towards the back of the property may get freeway noise, but I have always stayed in ground floor rooms at the front of the property and am not bothered by noise.

    5
    « Top 10 Staff worldwide »

    Exceptional, thoughtful staff made our intense Tevis experience far more relaxed than we thought could happen. Check-in was thorough, thoughtful - covering everything that we needed (particularly how to cool ourselves down via interesting controls for room, pool, hot tub) to relax.

    4
    « better than 2 star hotel! »

    The hotel was very good for the price. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. We had the pool and hot tub to ourselves every night of our 4 night stay. The hotel guests were very quiet and we didn't see any kids running around. I would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Vacation 2016 »

    Front Desk, Breakfast and Housekeeping Staff were very Professional, courteous and friendly. Easy on/off access to I-80. Highly recommended. My reviews are brief and to the point. Being verbose is a waste of my time.

    5
    « Back Again »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Golden Key several times in the past year and a half and find it to be a great place to stay when in the area. We make several trips a year between Southern California and Humboldt County and find it a good middle of the trip stopping spot, especially since we are able to visit relatives while in the Auburn area. The staff at the Golden Key is extremely friendly and helpful, and the rooms and their accommodations are very comfortable. This will continue to be our motel of choice when in the area.

  • 2
    « Sub par best western »

    This is a clean hotel with nice staff. The beds are comfy and quite. The shower has VERY little water pressure both in the sink and the shower! The TV has very limited stations and the mini fridge is very mini with no freezer. Another flaw is, in order for the AC to stay running you have to keep a room key slotted into a special switch. Not very convenient in the California heat!

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    The rooms are pleasantly decorated. The employees are helpful and friendly! Many Best Western Hotels and Resorts accept dogs as we travel with our dog and will only stay at a dog friendly place. The rooms are also very neat, clean, and comfortable, like a home away from home.

    4
    « Beautiful gardens »

    We stayed here for one night on our trip through the gold country of California. Auburn has only a few hotels, Best Westerns aren't usually our first choice but this was the only place available and we got the last room. Based on what I experienced at this Best Western i will put them on my list of places to stay when traveling. The hotel was older but have been recently remodel inside, very clean, friendly staff and the flowers around the place were just magnificent. Really and enjoyable place to stay. Resturarants and grocery store were all within walking distance.

    5
    « Wonderful stay »

    We had a great stay at Best Western Golden Key, Auburn California. The location is very accesible and close to everything (restaurants, stores, supermarket, kayak rentals and anything else in between). The hotel is super clean (the room, swimming pool, lobby and the garden area). They had BBQ with tables and sitting area. We used the BBQ because all restaurants close at 9pm. The overall exprerience was fantastic. We enjoyed our family picnic at the clementine lake, which is about 10 mins drive from the hotel.

    4
    « pretty good »

    rooms are good, pool and hot tub are nice. we had ants in 2 rooms and a bleached stain on the carpet of one. Breakfast was fantastic! One of the night reception desk men was very surly. Linda was fantastic!

    5
    « Birding group »

    It was easy to work with the staff to book 16 people on a birding tour of the area. I came the day before and all of us stayed for two nights, then I and another leader stayed another night at the end of a 10 day trip. Everyone was very accommodating and I know, myself included, many left key cards in the room and needed duplicates. Staff was very attentive and positive

    4
    « Rough Start »

    Our stay started out on the wrong foot. We have stayed at this hotel a couple of times before so I was somewhat familiar with the layout. When I made the reservation I had asked to be placed in the certain section so that we could easily park our classic car and trailer where we could see it from our room. When we checked in they informed us that were to be in another section where parking a trailer would be difficult. I was not happy and the man who checked us in was not very apologetic or willing to make us feel more comfortable. It set the beginning of our stay on a very sour note. But everything ended to be ok when Cindy (I think she is the hotel manager) did her best to make our stay end on a happier note. Thank you Cindy!!

    4
    « Best Western Golden Key: Auburn, Calif »

    Overall a good value & Old Town Auburn is charming & I highly recommend exploring there! The wheelchair accessable room did not have a roll in shower which is needed and was disappointing but otherwise the room was fine.

    5
    « Good Quality for a Good Price »

    This is a solid Best Western property. Though not luxurious, it is reliable, clean, and conveniently located in Auburn. It is walking distance from a grocery store and several ATMs, as well as fast food restaurants. Right around the block are a few gas stations and some good diners. I have stayed here multiple times, mostly due to the cleanliness of the hotel, which is always top-notch. The rooms are reasonably priced. I highly recommend it to those needing a clean, comfy place to spend the night while in transit on I-80. Also: Excellent WIFI.

    4
    « Excellent front desk staff »

    Front desk was very helpful, offering up great restaurant suggestions. Room was large, clean and comfortable. WIFI access was easily connected and stable.They had an incredible continental breakfast with so many choices. I really appreciated the hard boiled eggs and fresh fruit as being an option. I would recommend this hotel. It's a bit out of "Old town" Auburn, but worth the short drive.

  • 5
    « Stay at Best Western, Auburn, CA »

    We like this hotel. The entire staff are very friendly and helpful. The room is clean and comfortable. There are many breakfast choices. We didn't use the pool, but it looked very inviting.Check in and out was quick and simple!

    5
    « We never stay anywhere else »

    We're BW members and we come to Auburn every other month or so for a few days at a time to visit family. We've always stayed at BW Golden Key and never had to stay anywhere else. The staff is always incredibly helpful and professional, they've gone out of their way for us and we've never had a problem. The rooms are always very clean and we see the housekeeping staff working hard and with detail. Our large dog is always welcome (with the usual fee), and the grounds have seating areas, a lawn area for dogs, grills, tables and a little putting green I think. Pool and hot tub are always clean and well kept too. As with any great location like this, there is some highway noise, but it's not bad at all and totally worth it for the location - walking distance to grocery store and a few great restaurants.

    3
    « Grandson Kindergarden Graduation »

    Very nice stay, staff very pleasant and helpful. Motel is an older facility but well kept. Room was clean and AC/Heating good not noisey. Carpet needs to be cleaned more frequently. Internet was good not excellent but better than most. Breakfast was very A-Typical Continentail style,Boiled eggs, toast, bagels, muffins, instant hot cereal, juice, coffee, and Hot Waffle machines. All was very well organized and presented. Attendant kept things clean and filled.

    5
    « Couldn't be better »

    Service was professional and friendly and helpful. Grounds and rooms were immaculate. Best stay at a Best Western ever. Would stay here again and recommend to friends travelling in this area. AND they had a waffle bar!

    5
    « Good Room Good Service »

    The couple running the front desk at check-in where efficient and friendly. They were thorough in explaining how to operate the thermostat, location of the room, pool hours, etc. While the hotel provides a continental breakfast, we opted to dine at Awlful Annie's Restaurant next door. The restaurant gives a 15 percent discount to patrons staying at the Best Western Hotel. The room itself was clean, the beds & pillows were very comfortable, which our stay pleasurable. There is a built-in hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner and shower gel dispenser that is a lifesaver if you forget to pack yours or you just want to save on space by not bringing soap &toiletries and use theirs. There is an iron/ironing board that came in handy. Noise level, pretty much quiet and the hotel was full the night we stayed there. Although, something odd occurred just before we fell asleep at 11:40 pm, we heard a knock on our window. After laying still somewhat fearful waiting for what would happen next, there was no other sound. We Crept carefully to the window and peered through the drapes to see a terrarium with sand, shells & candle but no plants in it, had been placed outside the window on the protruding air conditioner. It was not there when we checked into the room and no other rooms had a terrarium outside their rooms. However, that is not the hotel's fault; just a bizarre incident that cannot be explained, a prank, mistaken room intended asa gift for someone else, someone drunk or tire unable to carry plant to their room? It was still sitting outside during our check-out

    5
    « Energy efficient »

    Appreciated the "green" approach this Best Western Hotel offered. Very clean room, grounds quite nice with the smell of honeysuckle outside the room. Location convenient and near enough to my destination to Folsom

    5
    « Very nice »

    While this is an older hotel it has been updated and was very clean and nice. We stayed two nights but needed a third to accommodate some family business and they very graciously helped us. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If I'm this way again if stay there as it us so convenient and nice

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Seems all the best westerns are the same. There is consistancy, which is nice. Our room was clean and comfortable, lots of room. every thing worked great. They have a nice pool and hot tub. It is close to some great restaurants that are in walking distance. It is close to Hwy 80 so there aren't any spectacular views of the mountains around here. Its close to Gold country actives. The customer service was great, very friendlily.

    4
    « Best Western Hotel - Auburn, CA »

    This is a very nice hotel. Very friendly staff, grounds and rooms very well kept and an excellent breakfast bar. The only area that needed attention was the carpet. It appeared well used and needed to be replaced I would recommend this hotel anyone who is picky about where they stay.

    5
    « Comfy, Clean, Roomy and Doggie Friendly! »

    What a great overnight we had at BW Golden Key. Traveling with a large dog is sometimes a challenge, but this place was just perfect. Reasonable pet fee, nice size room, very clean, comfy and beautiful grounds. Well located right off the 80 and quiet.

  • 5
    « A quality stay. »

    The staff was very attentive and very welcoming. Our room was ready early for us which was extremely helpful as we needed to get ready to leave for a wedding. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, there was a nice assortment of breakfast items.

    4
    « clean and comfortable »

    Our stay was due to our daughter's school field trip. Staff were pleasant and professional. The pool was fantastic. Our room was large with two queens. The beds were very comfortable. The room was very clean. I would return again.

    5
    « May 20, 2016 »

    Absolutely a great place to stay if you are in Auburn. Great room, great people to work with at the front desk. Complimentary breakfast. Wish I had time to use the pool, but I didn't. Love this hotel....

    5
    « Neat and clean »

    Nice hotel. Very accommodating. Just a few minutes from old Auburn. I need handicap accessibility. The room is well designed and parking is excellent. Reasonable complimentary breakfast. Easy on and off the I80 freeway. Refrigerator and microwave in the room.

    5
    « Excellent Lodging in the Sierras »

    This is an excellent accommodation; attractive inside and out, super breakfast, fast Internet, and super service by a very capable staff! I stayed 7 days while visiting family nearby, and had an extremely pleasant experience.

    5
    « Passing Through »

    Totally enjoyable. Had a very good time, Had my dog with us and she was good and enjoyed the room also. Will stay here again soon. Thanks. Also there are a number of good resturants near for dinner. Very good breakfast at the Best Western Motel. Thanks again for a good stay.

    5
    « Great place to stay when going through Auburn CA »

    This is a great hotel right off the freeway...Clean rooms, friendly staff, free breakfast and pet friendly...I have stayed here multiple times and am never disappointed...my last stay was May 2016... had a great room and internet service...breakfast had a nice selection of food with some healthy options....

    5
    « this is what we wanted »

    Having done the same trip a couple of years ago and our last motel left us feeling we needed to be disinfected, this was a welcome relief. First I noticed the gardens around the motel were well tended, and pretty and as another reviewer said beautiful roses. We had booked a very reasonable price over the web and found the room good, clean and comfortable . nice toiletries, energy saving, easy to use features on their aircon/heater controls, easy access wifi and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. Free breakfast was, well presented with a range of choices. Located outskirts of Auburn off the freeway it was ideal for us traveling and spending a couple of days inthe area.

    5
    « Cindy, Jennifer and Linda were great! »

    When packing to leave, my husband closed a dresser draw before I had finished emptying it and I did not realize it until I was waiting for my flight at the airport. A call to the reception desk resulted in the staff going to the room and retrieving the items several items, boxing them up and sending them to me priority mail. I received them a day and a half later. That's great service.

    5
    « Easy, comfortable stay...and the roses -- just gorgeous!!! »

    Right off the highway, very convenient for our long road trip. We were traveling with our small dog, and got a room in the wing of the back of this hotel, so no highway noise at all. This hotel has a lovely "old school" or "retro" feel to the beautifully landscaped grounds, but the rooms are nicely updated, and there's nothing "old" about them. Our favorite part -- there are picnic tables (even BBQ's) out on the big, sweeping lawn near the pool and hot tub. We were so happy to eat dinner from our cooler, let our doggie enjoy being right there with us, and savor the twilight in a peaceful setting after our long day of driving. Later that night I walked our dog in the neighborhood and felt entirely safe. This one gets an easy five stars from us, as the perfect road-trip stay, and we hope to return.

  • 3
    « Very Acceptable Motel Room »

    We stayed one night at this motel and it was fine. The decor is a little dated, but the room was very acceptable. The complimentary breakfast included waffles, a choice of three dry cereals, some yogurt, hard boiled eggs, prepackaged sweet rolls, oatmeal packages, apples, and bananas.

    4
    « Comfortable & Clean »

    We were in Auburn, CA for a one night stay and this Best Western was perfect. Comfortable & clean. Requested an early check in and got it. Are room was ready and waiting @ noon instead of 3:00PM. I would definitely stay here the next time we are in Auburn, CA

    5
    « Short but sweet »

    We were in Auburn, Ca for a wedding. This Best Western was suggested. It was convenient location from the wedding we drove up to attend. Clean and friendly hotel. It was fun to explore old town Auburn. I have always passed by Auburn on our way to Tahoe. I usually stay at Hilton properties but this was the hotel I chose and very happy I did.

    4
    « Nice place on the way to Tahoe »

    We flew into Sacramento at night and wanted to get part of the drive to Tahoe out of the way, so we decided to stay in Auburn. This motel is very clean and rooms are very nice. My only complaint is that it is up against the highway and you can hear the noise. Not really an issue for me, but it is an issue for my husband so I end up having to hear about it. The breakfast was fine by free motel breakfast standards. The lady working the front desk (I wish I would have gotten her name) was super helpful when I was trying to use the Apple computer they have in the lobby, to print some lift ticket info. Apple and I don't mix and she was very patient with my extremely basic questions. Anyway, aside from the proximity to the highway, a very good place for an overnight and way cheaper than the Holiday Inn in Auburn.

    4
    « Hotel Staff is Amazing »

    My wife and I were in town for a leisure trip and had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The staff is Extremely pleasant and helpful, the room was nice for the price,clean and very comfortable bed, and the breakfast was good also. We also ate one morning at the restaurant next door,awesome breakfast. We will stay here again when we come back to the area.

    5
    « Back Again »

    This was our third stay at the Best Western Golden Key, and it will remain our motel of choice whenever we are in the area. It is a good stopping place between the Los Angeles area and Humboldt County, where we visit relatives. I have asked for the same room each visit, and reservations has made that possible. We stay in the older section since it meets all our needs. The grounds are very pretty with all kinds of blooming flowers, and the staff has always been extremely friendly and pleasant and helpful. The pictures of the Old West in the lobby and breakfast area are very interesting and add to the feeling of the Auburn area.

    4
    « Our stay for 1 night »

    Our only gripe - the pillows - they appeared to be cheap, too soft, well worn, etc. The carpeting needs to be replaced. Rippled in spots. Quiet place. Great breakfast. Great location. Difficult to find traveling from Placerville to Auburn.

    4
    « Very Pleased »

    Best Western is on our list for future stays while traveling. Price, quality of service and amenities were more than satisfactory. We were very pleased with the efforts of the entire staff to insure our stay was without any problems. The one small issue we had was handled on the spot and made right.

    5
    « A Very Nice Stay »

    We had a chance as a couple to go up north for a couple of days to the Motherlode Gold country. It was good weather and a pleasant stay. When we arrived it seemed there was some confusion in my reservation dates but the front desk quickly updated my reservation by two days. This was very helpful as a large group was gathering for an event we were part of. The room was quiet with excellent air conditioning controls. There was also a very nice breakfast room. We enjoyed our stay.

    3
    « Not worth $130 »

    Traveling with a pet, we just needed to sleep. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. Just don't feel it was worth the extra money for a small room with a lumpy bed. We could hear loud noises from the room above, and a gardener woke us at 7 am Saturday morning with a leaf blower (working at Burger King right next door.) We might as well have stayed at Motel 6 and saved some money.

  • 4
    « clean and quiet »

    We choose this hotel the first time for a couple reasons. It was a reasonable price and we were told it had been recently remodeled with new mattress. We came back because it was very clean, quiet, well kept rooms and grounds, we were treated well and we like the convenience of parking in front of our room.

    4
    « Got to stay »

    For a great sleeping and breakfast experience there is no place like Golden Key. Employees are personable, friendly and helpful. The grounds are well maintained and the food is fresh. Great place to relax and enjoy.

    4
    « Nice base for Auburn/Gold Country »

    Actually a former resident of Auburn. Visiting family and friends on a little Easter retreat. Chose to stay here as it is located close to plenty of dining,easy freeway access, and kids live close by. Room was great, clean and nice and quiet on the 2nd floor . Older motel but been updated and in good shape. Typical continental type breakfast included, but so many good breakfast places nearby. (Awful Annies, Sweetpea's and Katrina's are all great local breakfast/lunch dining.) Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Weather was not really warm enough to use pool, but pool and spa were clean and inviting. Nice picnic tables and patio tables on grounds as well. Highly recommend staying here. No complaints.

    5
    « Nice place to stay »

    Because of the hot tub and breakfast offer, we chose to stay at a BW. They are always clean and friendly. The back section was quiet and away from traffic. This BW is easy on and off from the freeway. There are many restaurants to choose from including Ikita!

    4
    « Great, friendly service »

    We were a big group of us attending a wedding at Forest House Lodge and we booked into Best Western Golden Key. We were amazed at the friendly service at the front desk. The two ladies, both sisters, were so kind and let us check in early and gave us the red carpet treatment. We drove for almost three hours and in the rain, so we were simply delighted to have our rooms and relax for a while before going to the wedding. The rooms were large, clean and had so many unexpected amenities.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Stayed overnight while traveling summer, 2015. Tasty complimentary breakfast. Friendly staff. Check in and check out was quick and easy. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and roomy. I would stay here again.

    5
    « A jewel among motels »

    Quiet, well-kept, comfortable, consistent, 2 wash basins in cabinet outside bathroom, experienced staff, super breakfast, easy to reach near I-80, stayed there for the fifth time. Many new Best Westerns have little kinks here and there, e.g. electric outlets in foot of desk lamps do not fit the adapter for computer, but in this motel everything has been thought of.

    5
    « GREAT PLACE »

    The rooms were very roomy and the beds were very comfortable and so were the pillows. The rooms were clean and airy. The management was really helpful and very nice. They also have a free breakfast in the morning. Had a pool too.

    5
    « Good Breakfast »

    My new wife and I stopped here on our wedding night before heading further onto our actual honeymoon spot. The room was very nice. The bed had plenty of pillows to make you comfortable and it was very clean. There were no wierd smells or anything like that in the room. In the morning we got started with thier continental breakfast which was excellent. They had waffles and sausage and various juices and milk along with a barrage of other items. It was well supplied too. The staff were also very nice.

    5
    « Unexpected gem! »

    For any hotel, this is a very nice experience. For its price point, it is truly excellent. The staff is cheerful and friendly. Check in and check out were efficient. Although the property is not new, the rooms are very well appointed. The upholstery was nearly new, nice linens on the bed, extra outlets within reach on the desk and bedside, bright lighting from several fixtures, 144mbps WiFi, and absolutely spotless. The microwave and refrigerator are nicely stacked inside a cupboard that is part of a high dresser. Classy.

  • 5
    « Well done! »

    From the friendly, helpful staff to the clean well appointed yet affordable rooms I was duly impressed. As I was in town for an event they even opened up the courtesy breakfast room a half hour early. It was clean, delightful, and well stocked which made my early morning less stressful. When I asked if it was possible to bring my Canine Companions service dog there was absolutely no hesitation. They even had a wonderful pet park for our dogs use. I would recommend this to any of my friends or clients staying in Auburn and will definitely be back.

    5
    « CLEAN AND FRIENDLY »

    The hotel is very nice and looks well kept on the outside. It consists of 3 building and a pool area. The front desk personnel are very friendly and welcoming. The knew I asked for a first floor room and had one ready for us upon our arrival. The rooms are of good size with room to spread out. The bath room is small but functional. It has two sinks out side of the bathroom which makes mornings easier for the family. The beds are very comfortable. The pool was not open due to the time of year but the spa was. We had a very nice breakfast in their dinning room. Also the Wi-Fi worked well with no problems. When we are in the area again we will be staying here.

    4
    « Not bad option for 1, 2 nights stay »

    The hotel is clean and conveniently located near I-80. If you ask for a quite room the noise from the freeway is not an issue. Breakfast is typical for BW hotels in US -nothing special. Beds are relatively comfortabl.

    4
    « Nice stay »

    We recently stayed at the best western. The hotel was clean, safe & we found every thing we needed for a quick stay. We didn't use the pool so can't rate it. For the price it's a perfect stop along highway 80. They allow dogs which was a plus for us!

    5
    « Clean, friendly and functional »

    We stayed here for three nights while attending a family wedding nearby. The staff is very friendly and eager to help with any questions/concerns. The room was spotless and the shower worked well with plenty of hot water. Breakfast is fine and there's a good selection of hot and cold choices, although we stuck with cold cereal each day. Hot tea, coffee, & juices are on tap 24 hours and there's always a cookie to be had when you need one?? Reception have 3 guest safes which we utilized to good effect. These are the usual hotel room type of safe with a code lock--good solution for valuables. A short walk from the hotel is a Raley's store where you can buy great sandwiches and other travel needs. We'll certainly stay here again if in the area.

    5
    « Best Place To Stay in Auburn CA Area!!! »

    Cindy, Jennifer and Denise do a fantastic job of running this hotel and attending to all of their guests' needs. Conveniently located, great customer service and reasonable rates. Walking distance to great restaurants. Best place to stay in Auburn, CA area!

    3
    « Good location to discover the gold country »

    Category: "Medium Budget." We stayed two nights and used it as a base to tour Auburn (on a whim) and the gold museums in the region. We arrived late in the evening as "walk-ins," amidst a storm that was pummeling the region (it was said four inches of rain fell). The staff person was friendly and efficient, explaining the green energy system in each room. The facility was older but very well maintained and even in February the outside pool and hot tub were open. Burr! The landscaping was very nice. The bed was excellent and comfortable, medium firm. The one big draw back, which earned it the "3" star rating, was the ambient noise. The hotel is next to the freeway and the outside door had no weather/sound striping and the large gaps let in a lot of sound. I used my ear plugs and that was fine. The complementary breakfast was typical fast fare and well done with lots of options.

    5
    « Best of the Best in the West »

    We travel coast to coast up and down and all around the USA and on a budget to boot and this place really stands out as an Amazing Value! Large, Clean, Quiet rooms with an accommodating staff. Fine Breakfast and a hot tasty beverage make Best Western Golden Key as THE PLACE TO STAY in and around the Auburn Area!

    3
    « clean, older »

    Nice and clean, would def. stay again. The staff though did NOT know the road conditions (snow conditions) he looked at me like .. what???? when I asked about the road. lol he said theres a computer over there. So staff was very poor... but if you just need a room its good.

    4
    « Only one complaint »

    I've stayed here twice. My most recent stay was in December 2015. I had a king room, which was nicely appointed. There was an upholstered chair with ottoman. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom and vanity area were spacious, and there was reliably hot water for the shower. My one complaint was the prominent smell of deodorizer in the room. It was a pet-friendly room, but I frequently travel with my dog so I know that heavy deodorizer is not always used in pet-friendly rooms, and this odor did not dissipate after being in the room for a while. I had the same experience when I stayed at this motel in 2014, so it was not an isolated experience. It is a nice motel, and a good value for the price, and I would probably stay here again, but I could not recommend it to someone sensitive to strong odors.

  • 5
    « Couldn't be better and at such a good price »

    We like Best westerns in general because the are individually owned but that does give some range in quality. I give them 5 stars because every thing was just the best. Super clean, organized, breakfast was really good with hard boiled eggs and sausage instead of scrambled egg mix, Fresh fruit, yogurt, and a variety of juices and cereals too. The staff was ultra nice. We will definitely stay here again.

    4
    « One night passing through »

    This hotel was a very good value. The rooms were clean, and nice size flat screen TV. The staff were very friendly. The heater was very noisy and came on/off very often all night long, as it was cold and had been raining hard. The included breakfast was the usual high carb of mainly muffins, breads and waffles with weak coffee. There were no eggs, yogurt or fresh fruit. Apparently they serve yogurt but were out. But again, the price for the night was very inexpensive so it would be okay to get breakfast elsewhere. The nearby Joe Caribe Bistro restaurant was very good with fresh ingredients. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Totally Surprised »

    This was one of those unplanned trips and booked this hotel on the fly --- and surprisingly very happy with the result. The room was well maintained; must be just been renovated. Everything was clean and in good working order. Room even has microwave and a small fridge.The clerk was helpful even recommended a great restaurant for dinner. The quality of food for breakfast was good; a staff was constantly checking and replenishing food. I won't mind coming back if I'm in the area and in need of a decent place to stay at a competitive price.

    5
    « Clean and comfortable »

    We couldn't have been more comfortable. My husband and I and our dog had adjoining rooms with my sister. The additional fee of $20 for our dog is fair and reasonable. We loved the parking right outside our door. The furnishings and mattress are new and the room was sparkling clean. The heat and air system is the best. State of the art system that works simply and immediately is fantastic. The room is a good size and includes a fridge, a desk with an office type chair and a big lounging chair. I love the fluffy, soft, and nice smelling towels. They even provide and area to walk the dog with dogie bags. We were treated very nice by their staff. We will be back on our next business trip.

    4
    « good location, great service »

    We needed a hotel near town, but not too noisy. Our room was back from the road and perfect. Staff very helpful and efficient. Price was perfect and breakfast a nice feature. Because it was on the interstate going to Lake Tahoe, skiers loved the location. We were near family for 4 days and it was a nice retreat.

    4
    « Great stay at a great value! »

    Comfortable, quiet and clean room. Breakfast choices were more than was expected which was a nice surprise. Hotel staff were very friendly. Easy access to location. This was a great value and a great stay. Thank you!

    5
    « Very Comfortable and Friendly Place to stay »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Golden Key several times now and will continue to make it our place to stay when visiting relatives in the area. It is somewhat out of our way in traveling between the LA area and Humoldt County, but we will make the extra drive just to stay at the Golden Key where everyone we have dealt with is very friendly, and the rooms are comfortable and cozy. We have always stayed in the older section and like the decor and size of the room and also enjoy the pictures and artifacts of the Old West that are displayed in the reception and breakfast area.

    5
    « AUBURN FOOTHILLS STOP »

    THIS BEST WESTERN is always pleasant and a terrific stop on the way up or down the mountain on the way into the Sierra -- Tahoe, Donner, Truckee and so on. The staff here goes the extra mile. The beds were firm and the rooms quiet and warm!

    5
    « Very Good Best Western »

    I stayed here when my first choice hotel was booked. Glad I did. Very comfortable, clean, and well-run. The breakfast was very good and presented nicely in a well appointed dining area. Very impressed for a Best Western. I would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Would recommend this Best Western »

    This was our first time at this Best Western. Our room was clean, and the staff friendly, helpful & responsive. The breakfast was satisfactory, but could improve on the choice of items, especially if the stay was more than 2 nights. There could be improvement on the waffle mix. Overall, we would recommend this Best Western. They are also pet friendly.

  • 4
    « Great service, clean rooms, better than usual breakfast »

    Great service, clean rooms, better than usual breakfast. Location is busy commercial so don't expect a romantic hideaway. About a 5-10 minute drive to downtown Auburn and conveniently right off the freeway.

    5
    « Restful Stay »

    Checked in at 3pm after long drive. Found a wonderfully clean and comfortable place to rest and restore ourselves before another long drive home. For a place to be so fully occupied I found it incredibly quiet. Love stopping here when we pass through.

    4
    « Good place to stay near lower Sierras »

    We stayed here two nights while celebrating Christmas with relatives in the area. We have stayed here often when we spend Christmas with them. They have upgraded the décor and amenities over the years and we are very happy when staying here.

    5
    « Best Western Auburn CA »

    Always love staying at this motel. Very clean inside and outside. Staff are always very professional and helpful. An added perk for us is pet friendly and close to our favorite place to eat, Sizzler! We stopped here on our way home because the highway was in horrible condition from snowfall. Ended up having to stay an extra night and it was no problem.

    4
    « nice comfortable spacious room »

    This was a pleasant stay, the room was comfortable, lots of amenities, fridge, microwave, coffee pot, bed had nice fitted sheets, wifi worked well, lots of outlets for phones, etc., clean, I would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Perfect Location »

    Perfect place to stay when visiting my Dad who lives in Meadow Vista. Easy on and easy off for I-80. Breakfast is decent but nothing to get excited about. But as I travel alone, it is my choice again and again.

    4
    « very nice and clean »

    We got a room here and it was very nice and clean, spacious, comfortable, and within walking distance of a few stores. The clerk was helpful in giving us a town map so we could find a car wash, and a few restaurants. I would recommend this hotel. Nice amenities, just a nice visit.

    4
    « Place to stay in Auburn »

    This Best Western is conveniently located off I-80 at the Forestville exit. It appears to be an older style property but the rooms are up to date and comfortable and quiet. There is a good restaurant and bar (Joe Caribe's) a short walk away and it is a block from one of the greatest fruit and sandwich stands in the universe, Ikeda's.

    5
    « Awesome »

    When we visit our kids in California we continue to stay here because it feels and sleeps like home. The trip takes us about 15 hours from Wyoming and it is important to us to have a relaxing stay. We have been staying at this Hotel for quit along time and are familiar with all of the employees. The treatment we receive has always been outstanding.

    3
    « Two stories, no elevator »

    This is an older Best Western property. We often stay at BW hotels because of the consistency of sleep comfort and the breakfasts are a big plus. This property is right off I-80 and we could hear the traffic very loudly through the bathroom window (it was closed, but single pane). We resolved this by closing the bathroom door (then it was very cold!), and leaving the AC/Heat fan "on" for the background noise. Our room was large and the bed was very comfortable. They had all the amenities needed in the room. Heat in the bathroom would have been nice (the "heat lamp" in the ceiling did not provide much). If you are looking for a choice selection of TV, this location is only "digital" and many of the channels "offered" were really not available. The breakfast was standard continental fare with waffles, pastries, fruits, yogurt and cereals. They offered hard-boiled eggs, and I missed the scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy that a lot of other Best Western properties offer. This hotel is two stories and no elevators. If you find it difficult to get your luggage to the second floor, please make sure you ask for a first floor room. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

  • 3
    « Fine for older motel »

    Breakfast was good, nothing cooked but reasonable selection of food - boiled eggs, waffles, yogurt, cold cereal, breads. The room was good for the price. Very clean. Staff was friendly. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Typical motel with heater cycling and due to proximity to freeway, some road noise. That said, proximity to freeway was very convenient.

    5
    « Best Western Golden Key, Auburn »

    This hotel is centrally located, on and off to the freeway. Nice exterior and very room, which is most important. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The breakfast area, like most places is a bit crowded at times, but still enjoy that you can grab something to eat to start your day. Overall very nice hotel and the staff there was excellent.

    5
    « Very Nice ! »

    We stayed at this location on our trip and we were very pleased , it is pet friendly , it had a smoking room available, the room was very clean , and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable - we had a king size bed , and we slept great and woke up feeling refreshed ! The free breakfast is ok - nothing special - but doable. We would definitely stay at this Best Western again !

    4
    « Pleasure »

    Stay was great! Enjoyed the time we were there. The breakfast was fun because we met many other Guests that enjoyed their stay too. The setting of the location is perfect. Walking distance to restaurants and businesses near by.

    4
    « Minor problems »

    Almost everything about our room was positive -- comfortable bed, furniture, etc. -- except the sink drained very slowly and the heater was noisy and woke us up when it came on. But we would stay there again and have many times in the past.

    5
    « Satisfied Seniors »

    This was our first time to stay at this particular Best Western and it was a quiet, comfortable and clean motel. We did not take the time to use the heated pool and lovely spa, but did check the water temperatures and facilities. Very clean and nice. The breakfast room was large and pleasant. The blueberry waffles were a treat. So good! Definitely would stay here again if traveling or attending a meeting in the area.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Beautiful setting for an extremely neatly laid out and clean hotel. I would recommend the Golden Key to anyone needing lodging in Auburn, though a short hike from tourist attractions. Nice deep end in the pool. Great breakfast in the morning. Friendly staff.

    5
    « Nov. 2, 2015 »

    The usual dependable, functional quality expected at a Best Western. The room was clean and comfortable. It is an older property but well maintained. Very convenient location just off I-80. Three or so minutes from historic, downtown Auburn with its bars, restaurants and gold mining history. Just down the block from the famous Ikeda's snack bar, fruit and food stand, a description which doesn't do it justice.

    5
    « Best amenities »

    This was the best Best Western we've ever stayed in. Clean, attractive, quiet and comfortable. No stuffy, noisy air system--easy to use, keeps the air fresh. Best Western bathrooms are always cold, but not this one. When we asked for a quiet room, they gave us the top back corner. Highly recommended.

    4
    « Nice »

    For the price range very nice. Very clean nice people I am picky and this place is worth it. You will not go wrong staying here. Saw dogs here so its dog friendly. I am a smoker and they even had a room for me and it smelled clean.

  • 5
    « would stay again »

    This is a nice, quiet place to stay. Although next to a highway/main street the hotel stayed very quiet. Hotel was full both days, but we never had any problem with breakfast or parking. We would stay again.

    4
    « Great for dogs and relaxing »

    The park like setting was great for the dogs. Had table, benches, and bar-b-q along with providing the poop station. They even had a rose garden to sit in and a putting green. Pool the cleanest outdoor pool I've seen. Spa OK. Rooms could be nicer but were clean and still had ref and micro.

    4
    « Worth a brief stay »

    Breakfast included waffles,eggs,sausages and kept full. Allot of freeway noise. Walk-able distance to eating places. Close for Placer County wine tasting and Hidden Valley Regional Park. Suspicious looking people in parking lot a night, but they did not stay long.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Overall accommodations were very good. Contemporary room designs. Good breakfast and eating surroundings. Mattresses in good shape for those with back pain. The only bad thing is that only CNN news was offered on TV.

    4
    « The rooms are good, but the people make the difference! »

    The rooms are good, but the people make the difference! We spent two nights at the Best Western Golden Key in September. The rooms are good just as they are at most Best Westerns. The beds were comfortable and the air-conditioning works fine (which was a good thing since it was almost 100°). What really set this hotel apart was the great service. My wife and I were waiting outside for our ride and one of the employees came out from the office with glasses of water for both of us. He also offered us a warm baked cookie. Both my wife and I looked at each other in shock as we were not even aware that they could see us from inside. It is little things like this that really set apart the good hotels from the mediocre ones. As a matter fact, I am currently at another Best Western and the difference in service is startling. More on that in my next review.

    4
    « Clean, Comfortable, Friendly »

    The Rooms are clean & comfortable, with plenty of outlets to plug in all your devices & free Wi-Fi available. The bed, this time, was a little on the hard side, but not too bad. The Pool area is a little on the small side, but nicely kept. The value for your money is very good. We've stayed here a couple of times, in the past couple of years & will again, when in the area.

    4
    « Road trip »

    Nice old style motel. Nice room, decent shower, 2 sinks. Just there for an overnight but would return if in the area. Breakfast was good for us, we don't usually eat the eggs and they did not have any. Fresh fruit, good cereal. Quiet and good a/c.

    3
    « Decent, convenient »

    Several members of my family stayed here for a couple of nights for a family wedding in the area. The rooms are very average, kind of drab to be honest. The bed was comfortable. It was fairly quiet in spite of the motel being full. But try and get an upstairs room if you can. Pluses are the better than average breakfast offerings and the shaded seating in the pool area. We spent a lot of time between wedding activities just sitting around the pool and catching up. One negative - there were way too many places to sign on the check-in form. The front desk clerk highlighted at least 6 places that required initials or signature. It had me laughing, but still annoyed. As an event manager, I've stayed at hundreds of hotels around the country - and this little motel in Auburn had more things to sign than any place I've ever stayed at in the last 10 years! It was to the point where I thought they'd be asking for fingerprints. I imagine the process can cause some delays when there are several people waiting to check in. Not a good idea to start a guests stay with a negative experience.

    5
    « Clean! Updated! »

    Iv been to many, many best western's before, but I was very surprised on how CLEAN and updated these rooms are.. (I always ask for a updated room) very impressed with the property and service at the front desk at check in. Lots of places to walk to eat or bbq yourself at there mini park there onthe property that has a few clean grills

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Interstate 80 East. Take Exit 121 Auburn Ravine Forest Hill Road. Turn right off of the exit ramp and make an immediate left onto Lincoln Way. The Best Western Golden Key is adjacent to the Raley's Shopping Center and in between Burger King and Awful Annie's Restaurant.