Best Western Hotel Golden Key,  Auburn

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13450 Lincoln Way, 95603-3238, Auburn, United States - Ver el mapa
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Disfrute de lo mejor de Auburn, California, y de una cómoda estancia en familia con actividades de esquí, piragüismo de aguas rápidas y un magnífico entorno al aire libre. Esta región alberga igualmente más eventos deportivos de carreras de resistencia que cualquier otra parte del mundo, lo que convierte a Auburn en la capital mundial de las pruebas de resistencia. Nuestro cordial personal y el acceso gratuito a Internet de alta velocidad de todas las habitaciones le garantizan que pueda disponer de todo lo que necesite durante su estancia. Este hotel de Auburn no ofrece solamente un excelente servicio de atención al cliente y acceso a Internet para todos los huéspedes, aquí podrá disfrutar igualmente de unos hermosos jardines de flores y de un campo de prácticas de golf o relajarse durante todo el año en nuestra piscina climatizada y nuestro balneario (piscina climatizada entre los meses de mayo y octubre). No hace falta que deje en casa a su mascota, ya que nuestro hotel cuenta con algunas habitaciones aptas para animales domésticos con tarifa nominal. Los eventos de carreras de resistencia y las actividades al aire libre son otros de los motivos que impulsan a los viajeros a escoger este hotel de Auburn, pero loas muestras locales de autos, las carreras de motociclismo y el fulgor de los yacimientos de oro de Gold Country son igualmente tentadores. El cercano yacimiento de oro mantiene a numerosos visitantes ocupados tratando de hacerse millonarios o al menos pasarlo en grande durante sus vacaciones en familia. Nuestro hotel de Auburn es igualmente un segundo hogar para los viajeros de negocios y ofrece un desayuno continental gratuito ampliado con autoservicio de gofres, huevos duros, macedonia de frutas, yogur, pasteles, tostadas, rosquillas, magdalenas, cereales calientes y fríos, fruta fresca y café 100% Arabica, algo perfecto para que los huéspedes puedan disponer de la energía necesaria para esa reunión, la próxima carrera o sus actividades de aventura. Tanto si se encuentra en este hotel de Auburn para competir en la carrera Western States Endurance Run, el evento ecuestre Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride, recorrer la ruta vinícola o simplemente viaja por negocios o por placer, aquí podrá disfrutar de las mejores instalaciones y servicios a un precio muy asequible. Reserve su próxima escapada en el Best Western® Golden Key y prepárese para disfrutar de la comodidad de nuestras camas con acolchado doble, televisor con pantalla plana, barbacoa, un extenso jardín con árboles y habitaciones con termostato. Disfrute de su estancia en nuestro hotel.

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Best Western Golden Key,Auburn
  • 4
    « Good and solid Best Western »

    Good in all ways, except right across frontage road from major freeway, so constant freeway noise even in bedrooms. Pretend it's the ocean. It happened that the local Packard car club met there, so looking at 50+ Packard's from the 1930s-1950s was an added treat.

    5
    « Happy vacation »

    I have already been telling people how wonderful everything was at this Best Western I stayed for 7 nights on vacation from out of state. All of the staff did a great job, the service was great. The room was very clean and comfortable.

    4
    « Not our first choice, but it was a comfortable overnight »

    This property is in 50's or 60's style, with no elevators and exterior entries. They apparently had renovated fairly recently. Breakfast was very basic, with no hot items (except toast). There is a lovely rose garden by the entrance to the property, but otherwise nothing worth noting. The managers and desk clerks were very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Great overall experience. It's clean and we love the comforters on the beds and the pillows are extremely comfortable. the staff are all excellent and seem to love their jobs. This hotel meets all of our needs.

    5
    « Wonderful, convenient experience! »

    Great location right off of Interstate 80. Easy access to Historic Highway 49 winding through Gold Country and old pioneer towns. Close to Starbucks, restaurants and grocery shopping. All the staff was absolutely friendly and accommodating! Thank you for a lovely night's sleep! :))

    5
    « Best Western Golden Key »

    A little noisy because it's practically next to the interstate, but centrally located and easily accessible. Rooms appear to have been recently remodeled. Very comfortable bed, spic-and-span, great staff. I'll be in Auburn again next year (for the same work-related reasons), and will definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Better than expected »

    Stayed three nights with my doggie. Check-in was painless with smiles. The room was clean with many extras included: coffee, shampoo, soap, wi-fi, TV, etc. The towels were pure white and folded in a special way that made me smile. Very nice grass and patio area for walking my dog with poop bags provided. Breakfast treats are included each morning an excellent selection to choose from. Also, grocery store and restaurants nearby. Hot tub wasn't available during my visit.

    4
    « Excellent stop away from large $$$$$ cities! »

    A traditional, comfortable and clean motel, with all modern conveniences, that's well run. Sure beats expensive modern gray and drab hermetically sealed rooms. The area has restaurants and a large grocery store very near. There is some white noise from the highway traffic.

    4
    « Clean, nice stay »

    We stayed here at the last minute on our way up to Truckee. It was late and we wanted to avoid chain controls so we stayed here for the night. Staff is nice and the room was clean and in good condition. Liked having the dual sinks in the bath area. We booked through Priceline right before we arrived. One thing to keep in mind is that the hotel system does not receive info from Priceline for 15-20 minutes so you may have to wait until they receive the information.

    5
    « Best western golden key Auburn, ca »

    Love this hotel. It's easy access on and off the freeway. Hotel staff goes out of their way to accommodate you and the room is always clean. Bed and pillows very comfortable. Overall I look forward to staying there because I know my experience will be great.

  • 4
    « One night stay »

    We found the room to be very clean with comfortable beds. The room wasn't updated and the hotel has exterior doors to the rooms, which always gives me the feeling of dirty carpets. No fault of BW. Staff was extremely helpful, from reserving a room for us at SF airport BW the next night, to housekeeping making sure my Kindle made it home to the east coast! Breakfast was hot and tasty.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    I have stayed here many times. Nice employees, comfortable beds and clean. We always stay here when we are in the Sacramento are. Normal Bw breakfast. There are many food locations nearby and Starbucks is fairly close.

    3
    « Vacation »

    This hotel is OK the computer chair arm was broke in the room it wasn't cleaned to well some good things staff was very nice the rooms were modern I would stay here again there's restaurants that are very close the beds were very conformable

    5
    « 15+ Years and going strong »

    This Motel has always gone the extra mile for my wife and I( even before we were handicapped) and now more than ever ! The Location in Auburn is wonderful, easy in and out from the free-way and all the stores and dinning to suite most needs, ( close). But what really sets them apart is there Management and the staff: Everybody goes the extra mile from the front desk, maids ,pool and grounds people. Everyone smiles and ask if they can help you in any way. In addition, we have always enjoyed a clean room and updated fixtures and hope to keep coming back for many years! Jim & Sandy Hulbert p.s. the pool and pool area is wonderful, all year!!

    5
    « Another nice stay »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Golden Key Inn in Auburn several times during the past few years. It is a convenient stop between Southern CA and Humboldt County, where we have relatives in both area. The employees at the Golden Key are all extremely friendly and helpful. We like the old west decor and the comfort of the rooms. The breakfast area is clean and kept replenished by their excellent help. The pool is nice in the summer time, and the cookies upon arrival are always welcomed.

    5
    « Best Place To Stay in Auburn CA! »

    The Best Western Golden Key, Auburn CA is the best place to stay in that area. Also great if travelling on I-80 between S.F. Bay Area/Sacramento and Reno/points east. Clean, safe, great amenities, fair pricing, helpful staff who make you feel at home. Conveniently located off I-80. Walking distance to great restaurants.

    5
    « Thanks »

    We have always been satisfied with our stay at this motel. It is the place we stay whenever we want to stop on our way from Reno to California. We like the comfort of the beds, the cleanliiness and the friendliness whenever we stay. Thanks for always being gracious.

    5
    « A Good Nights Stay »

    Stayed at the Best Western to attend the Nevada City Victorian Christmas Faire. It was a restful stay and the faire was delightful. Auburn is a quaint gold country town with lots of cute shops, local restaurants, and a quiet, sleepy environment. Highly recommend it for a visit.

    4
    « Nice Room »

    This is a very reasonable room for the price. The room was very comfortable and very clean. Staff was also very friendly. My only disappointment was the hot tub. On my arrival and check in I was told that the hours for the hot tub were 7p-10p and that they had special towels at the front desk for that purpose. That was great and worked well until I went and got my towels. Its after 7pm and the hot tub had a closed sign on it. I asked the front desk if it was closed or was the sign an error, he explained that he didn't know why, but the hot tub was closed and we couldn't use. I was very disappointed since this was one of the main reasons I chose this location.

    5
    « Nice, clean and friendly; good breakfast »

    Needed an easy place to stay overnight. Very friendly, clean and updated. The room was nicely done and nice amenities. The hotel is easy to get in and out of and the breakfast is the standard nice selection of yogurts, baked goods, waffles, hard boiled eggs, etc. I like that option when you are on the go.

  • 4
    « Nice stay at Best Western Golden Key, Auburn CA »

    Have stayed at this hotel several times in the past 15-20 years, and it has been a consistently pleasant experience. Cleanliness was top-notch, staff was uniformly pleasant, breakfast was good. Best Western hotels continue to perform well over all for us overall.

    5
    « nice ending to weekend »

    Came for family event. Didn't know what to expect. But was pleasantly surprised. The location was ideal. Having food options close by was a plus. Didn't have to go looking for anything. Everything was close by.

    5
    « The Best in Auburn and Dog Friendly »

    Traveling with a big dog can be challenging, but Best Western Golden Key makes it easy. Not only are the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable; the property is beautifully maintained with thoughtfully planted trees, roses and a lawn in front . A reasonable pet fee with no weight restriction makes it a no brainer. Pet rooms are grouped together in a specific part of the hotel, so those traveling without pets can take comfort that their stay won't be interrupted by the furry friends of others. Truly the best place to stay in the Auburn area.

    5
    « The positives far outweigh the negatives »

    I give this hotel a grade of "A-". The service was excellent. Given that there are only a handful of hotels to choose from in Auburn, this hotel stands out. They don't have much competition, but they don't use that fact as a selling point. You can tell they put time, energy and thought into the layout, amenities and services they provide. Breakfast was on point. Great selection and plenty of space to dine in. The location is superb and highway accessible. The service was as it should be. We asked for an extra pillow and blanket, and they delivered in a timely manner. Only negatives were they did not make a big deal of the fact that I'm a Gold level member. That's a detail that loyal customers like me want appreciated. Some sort of tangible "thank you" would have been nice. Also, there's a considerable edge between the walkway and entrance to our hotel room...probably 4 to 5 inches. That's a tripping hazard and a potential health risk. If someone falls and gets injured, that's a lawsuit waiting to happen. Other than that, this hotel could easily be an affordable alternative to pricier Tahoe options. Job well done!

    4
    « Pleasant Overnight Stay »

    I arrived for a one-night stay and greeted by a very friendly staff. The property is very convenient to food and other services. I was able to get some laundry done; for which I was very grateful. The room was on the 2nd floor, but close to stairs. I like the little picnic area provide and relief area for pets. I had a breakfast date with friends so I didn't get to experience the Inn's breakfast. However, from a service standpoint I would stay again.

    4
    « feel good overall »

    Best Western Plus is a better option than regular Best Western. I stay in B.W P Brookside on Nov. 17 2017 and B.W. Golden Key on Nov. 16th 2017. I can feel that these two are totally 2 different levels. I can see that Best Western Hotel Golden Key un-changed bed cover and pet smell in room. Best Western Plus is absolutely perfect!!

    5
    « Always a pleasure to arrive here »

    We stay at this property several times a year while visiting family. Have for several years now. The thing that really strikes a note is how pleasant the whole staff is. And how well the property is maintained.We can see from every visit up-grades are being made. From soothing color palate in the rooms to up-graded TV service. While not always having the morning breakfast we go in and get a cup of coffee and visit with the counter people and the lady that puts out the "vittles". Most have been there for years. That says a bunch.! Cindy the GM does a remarkable job.

    4
    « Comfortable bed! »

    My husband and l arrived late and left early, and didn't have any requests of the staff, but after the very pleasant and friendly experience with both the check in and check out personnel l have no doubt all of the staff would be as friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and well appointed. We don't travel often, but we will look for a BW first to stay during our next outing

    5
    « Worth the stop »

    Nice location, right off expressway, close to restaurants. Also, close to downtown historic Auburn. Hotel's outside appearance blends well with the area. Rooms are clean, large and comfortably appointed. Even has a putting green. Big plus they accept dogs and have a nice grass area to walk them.

    4
    « Not a Best Western Plus...but as close as there is »

    The Golden Key is a little treasure in the Gold Country. It is very well maintained, always clean, always friendly staff and as accommodating as they can be. The breakfast is always good warm and on time. The rooms are quiet considering that it is an older motel. The hot tub and pool are always clean and enjoyable, especially in the winter!

  • 5
    « Excellent stay during fire evacuation »

    We were very pleased with the staff at this hotel when we called early in the morning when we were evacuated due to the Lobo fire in Penn Valley. They were able to give us a room with two beds and get us in the room very early. Thanks to all the staff!

    5
    « Great Motel With Hotel Attributes »

    I am accustomed to staying at Marriott and hilton hotels, but this establishment was close to our destination venue, so we decided to give it a try. My wife and I are very pleasantly surprised with this location. It was very comfortable and all of the staff that we had contact with went out of their way to ensure our satisfaction and the pleasantness of our stay. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the included hot breakfast that was offered. While it is an older motel it has been obviously well maintained and modernized for the times. I would definitely recommend this location to friends and relatives and would absolutely stay again, should the opportunity arise. Kudos to the management and staff!

    5
    « Nice Stay »

    My husband and I always stay at the Best Western in Auburn when we visit our son and his family who live nearby. The staff are always nice/friendly/efficient and the rooms are always clean and comfortable. Breakfast is breakfast but this hotel has a wide variety for all to choose from. Really like the warm cookies, coffee, tea and juice upon arrival!

    4
    « Great Staff - Quality Hotel »

    Just retired from a job that required travel - always stayed at Hiltons. Found Best Western staff, rooms & amenities to be spot-on & signed up for their rewards club! Hardly ever got this kind of service and attitude from Hilton - even though I was a Diamond member. Impressed with BW!

    4
    « Real Value and comfort at a great location »

    Surrounded by food choices and minutes from the historical downtown of Auburn. Could not be more convenient. The staff is excellent and the rooms had better amenities than the Holiday Inn we booked in San Francisco.

    4
    « Very good »

    No problems, this was not a luxury hotel. However, it was clean, nice and served our purposes. Worth the price. Would use this hotel again. Had a refrigerator and microwave, which is handy. No bugs and not too much noise. Everything worked, the bed was only OK.

    5
    « GREAT PLACE TO STAY! »

    Hotel room was Very Clean, Staff Excellent, great dog park! Easy Parking, Great Location!n! Great selections for breakfast! Found all staff very helpful as willing to be helpful in every need! Looking forward to saying here in the future!

    5
    « Great Best Western! »

    Love staying at this facility, very clean, room is comfortable, bed and pillows ensure a restful nights sleep. The breakfast is robust and delicious! Shower head nice and tall, great water pressure and temperature too! The staff are the best from housekeeping all the way up! Thanks again for an enjoyable stay!

    4
    « Auburn, Ca stay »

    Have stayed there at least 5 times. Rooms are always clean. Town is very interesting and fun. Great food and people are friendly. Hotel is pet friendly and they have an excellent pet relief area. We make this hotel our destination stop on our way to the San Francisco Bay Area.

    5
    « Pleasure trip coming back from Idaho. »

    Everything was excellent especially the service from Tyler (check in), Maria (assisting with breakfast)and Karen (check out). It was a refreshing stay and I highly recommend the Best Western Golden Key in Auburn, Ca.

  • 4
    « Comfortable »

    Nice clean hotel. lots of good restaurants close by. It is an older hotel but is very clean. It has a nice simple breakfast It also has a pool and spa.Close to old town Auburn and the Gold Country Fairgrounds

    5
    « Stopping in Auburn »

    Nice place to stop on the way to Tahoe. Clean, lots of plugs, coffee maker etc/. Some road noise. I had commitments so I could not leave from the Bay Area until 9:30PM. I didn't want to drive all the way, so I stopped at the BW Golden Key on the way. It was a good decision.

    5
    « a great place to stay! »

    Very clean with comfortable beds and a nice continental breakfast for you in the morning. A great location to freeway access also. The staff was very friendly. Definitely go back again. The price was also reasonable for the quality of service.

    5
    « Feel like home when your away. »

    Great place, reasonable price, comfy beds with lots of pillows. Even though it is off a busy street with the interstate near, you don't hear a thing once your door is shut. Staff so friendly, clean grounds, easy parking right up to your room. If your traveling with a pet the make sure you are on the lower level so you don't have to keep going up and down the stairs to take out the dog. Cozy little sitting area, tables, BBQ, walk the dog. Clean pool and spa.

    5
    « Best Western Golden Key »

    I am a traveling service technician and spend well over 250 days per year in hotels so I have certain expectations. The Golden Key is one of the best I get to visit. The staff at the front desk welcomes you with a smile, very professional, and well trained. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Beds are comfy and I slept well. The breakfast selection is good and tastes very good.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    Clean, nice, pet-friendly place with nice staff and welcoming atmosphere. The location is convenient to the interstate and is near coffee shops, restaurants, and gas stations. Although the AC is a little noisy, it's comfortable.

    5
    « Nice Hotel »

    Overall a pleasant experience here. We were here for a wedding and this seemed the best in the area and was part of the block reserved for the wedding. We really enjoyed the breakfast and pool. Hotel staff was friendly and answered the questions that we had.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    This hotel far exceeds your expectations! What a beautiful, well kept property. You can tell a lot of pride goes into this place. iI wish I travelled to that area more often just so I could stay there.

    5
    « Very Nice Hotel »

    We loved the hotel, we stayed last year at another hotel down the street and would not go back to that hotel. But Best Western was great and the pool was very nice. The hotel overall was a great experience, very comfortable.

    5
    « Refreshing Change »

    We spent 4 nights in different hotels along our trip and honestly, Best Western was the cleanest and most spacious room we stayed in. The others were small and stuffy and not comfortable at all. We loved the kingsize bed as well, which was so nice as we did not get in until the middle of the night.

  • 5
    « New Destination »

    We stayed here on our way home from Tahoe. Had not been to Auburn before and we were familiar with Best Western. This motel is very nice. Large guest rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning! We arrived during an unexpected hot spell and the AC made a huge difference. Will definitely stay there if we are in the area again.

    5
    « Comfort deluxe! »

    From the moment of check-in with Windy to final check out I'm so happy to have found Best Western Golden Key for my pup Ziva and me. Great customer service & amenities. Feels safe and staff is so courteous and helpful. Free breakfast lived up to high expectations!

    5
    « Back for Another Stay »

    Over the past 3 years, we have stayed at the Best Western Golden Key Inn in Auburn, and it will remain our motel of choice when in the Auburn area. The employees are very friendly and are willing to help, should there be a necessity. The rooms are good-sized and comfy, and the small refrigerator and microwave, hidden away in the chest of drawers, are a big plus. The pictures of the old gold-mining days are very interesting, as are the pieces of old, authentic furniture in the breakfast area. With the friendliness that exists there, I feel right at home as soon as I walk into the lobby and until I leave. I would highly recommend this motel, with its reasonable rates, cleanliness, pool, and comfort.

    5
    « Super friendly staff »

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Not far from shops, dining and recreation areas. The breakfast assortment was really nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pool area as well. We will definitely be back again.

    5
    « Excellent stay! »

    We loved our stay at the Golden Key. Our room was clean, bed was comfortable. Internet worked fine. We had the pool all to ourselves that afternoon. Really appreciate being able to bring my dog along. Looking forward to my next stay!

    4
    « great budget hotel »

    My wife and I were on our way to Lake Tahoe and just needed a place to sleep for the night. Of all the motels/hotels I reviewed online, this hotel had the most consistent very good to excellent reviews. I would concur. The main thing was that for a budget hotel, the room was clean and neat and the complimentary breakfast offered healthy options like fruits, juices,yogurt, oatmeal, and other high fiber items.

    4
    « Decent stay »

    Good location right off the highway and next to some good food. Front desk staff was helpful and friendly. Bed and pillows were comfortable. Shower was ok (old school shampoo in a pump bottle stuck to the wall). Wifi worked well. Breakfast was ok. Somewhat limited parking, room service did come by at 8:15 AM one morning.

    5
    « Best Choice in Auburn »

    I hate to let the cat out of the bad but this hotel is the best value in Auburn. Clean, friendly, and an excellent value. The staff makes your stay the best possible. I've stayed here twice and plan to return soon!

    5
    « An extremely comfortable stay »

    We stayed at the Best Western Golden Key while we attended a ukulele festival in Auburn, California. The room was large, very pleasant and very comfortable. Everything worked. Breakfast was included in the price of the room -- that was a pleasant surprise. All the hotel's employees were super-friendly and helpful.

    2
    « Just don't upset the staff »

    Hotel itself was comfortable but the staff were unfriendly and very unprofessional. I have stayed in hotels all over the United States and Europe and have never been spoken to this way. I do believe that it is a "one bad egg" situation as the hotel was very accommodating in other ways until I had to deal with this particular person.

  • 5
    « Golf Trip »

    Four of us played golf at Darkhorse and the Ridge. We spent the night at this hotel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. I even went swimming and enjoyed the hotel's hot tub. The hotel location is easy to find. We'll definitely stay here at our next Auburn golf trip. Thanks.

    4
    « Clean & Safe »

    Good place to stay! We were in need of staying overnight and it was comfortable & clean. Staff were expedient and the location was convenient. They also had 'To Go' bags for breakfast for anyone that needed to depart early.

    5
    « Nice Place »

    Good, clean and up to date older style motel with room doors that exit directly to the outside (no interior hallway), which I prefer. Convenient location; many places to eat near by within walking distance if you do not want to drive.

    5
    « Great hotel room and breakfast »

    I'm rather picky about hotel rooms, but I was quite impressed here. In most hotel rooms, even much higher priced than this one, you walk in to the vague smell of disinfectant, or there's some deferred maintenance, or it is not quite clean, or the layout is strange. None of that here. Clean and perfectly maintained. Also, the breakfast was great. Make-your-own waffles, a great variety of fresh fruit, yogurt, sausages, and more. Saves money and time going out.

    4
    « COMFORTABLE STAY »

    We enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfortable, the location convenient, and the staff welcoming and hospitable. We enjoyed the breakfast, especially with some tables/chairs/umbrellas outside. The room was very quiet, especially since there were 2 buildings with up and down stairs. Would stay again.

    4
    « Good stop between Reno and Sacramento »

    Have stayed here several times. Rooms are clean and comfortable, grounds are very pleasant, good breakfast and friendly staff. Great value and convenient location on the way to or from Sacramento & Bay Area.

    4
    « Nice Motel »

    In the shower was a shampoo/conditioner/soap dispenser, which I suppose was a money saving move by the owners rather than replacing the small single items every day. Not a bad idea, but filling the dispenser with low quality stuff is. At least get your bulk refills at Costco or Walmart, not at the Dollar Store! This was my only complaint. For $89 a night, it was just fine.

    4
    « Wonderful staff »

    The staff at the Golden Key has been exceptional every time we have stayed there. We visit relatives in the Auburn area 2-3 times each year and the Golden Key is always our choice for comfort and value.

    5
    « No Complaints! »

    I traveled to Auburn for work. I stayed two nights. This hotel was great. Quiet, even though it was nearly sold out. Easy access to freeway and conveniently located near places to eat.The staff was courteous and helpful. Great value for the price!

    5
    « Excellent Hotel in Auburn »

    The Best Western Golden Key is an excellent hotel to stay at in Auburn before setting out to explore the scenery of the nearby beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. The accommodation and breakfast service was fully acceptable.

  • 4
    « Great place to stay »

    Clean nice rooms with fridge and micro. Even though the hotel is close to road it's quiet in your room and the air conditioner kept it nice and cool. The staff was welcoming and knowledge and the breakfast room was clean and replenished constantly. Would stay here over and over.

    5
    « Comfortable and exceptionally clean »

    We stayed at the Best Western in Auburn for a family visit in July 2017. The room was spacious and the bed quite comfortable. What was most pleasant, however, was how incredibly clean the room was. The sheets were crisp and had a pleasant scent. The bathroom was spotless. The furniture was a bit dated, but that did not bother us one bit. The toiletries provided were also of a good quality. There was also breakfast provided, which was adequate. This hotel proves that you don't need much to provide great accommodation, just excel in little details like providing clean rooms. I will definitely return at this hotel should we return to Auburn.

    5
    « Pre-moving visit »

    It was our first time traveling with pets and everything went well. We were all very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. We needed a pet-friendly place to stay so that our own home could be pet free during the real estate Open House week-end and related chaos. This was the best way to do it - a mini-vacation!

    4
    « Best Place to Stay in Auburn »

    The Best Western Golden Key is the best place to stay in Auburn. It's clean, has a pool, a heated pool (summer only), air-conditioning, mini golf area, free breakfast, two- or one-bed hotel rooms, free snacks available when you arrive at the hotel, free internet, rose gardens, a television, and friendly staff. Best Western Golden Key is a great place to stay whether you're there to stay for a night as a traveler or for a weekend as a tourist. Some of the rooms have a "no pets" and "no smoking" policy. There is almost always plenty of parking at the hotel, even when the hotel is full during the night.

    3
    « Tight space on a hill, but very clean »

    Staff very helpful, and rooms very clean. My main issue was their air conditioning policy. In order to turn on the air, you have to plug your room key in it. This is to keep you from running the air when you are not in the room. I got an extra key so I wouldn't have to put up with this crazy setup, but the coldest the air would get was around 72. I did not sleep at all. In the morning, I beet feet to Idaho without looking back.

    5
    « Golden key »

    Great rooms, great service, minutes from every highway we needed on our travels. The beds were comfy, staff professional. Don't let the need for s new outside pant job fool you this was a great place. Pet friendly and quiet

    5
    « Best Western in Auburn California »

    The room was clean and spacious. The day was very warm and the air conditioner worked perfectly. The room was quiet especially it being fully booked. The bathrooms and bed was clean. They had 2 suitcase stands which is rare in a hotel room. I appreciate that I was able to use my husbands military discount. I would suggest this hotel to anyone especially families, they have an outdoor pool. They have washing machines that the guest can use. They were next door to a fast food restaurant. I can't say enough nice things about this hotel

    4
    « Quiet! »

    I usually stay here when visiting family and my reviews are the same! This time I was struck by how quiet it is--there was no noise disturbing my sleep. The breakfast is good--while I didn't have the waffles, they did smell good. It's clean, reasonably priced, and close to the highway. And now that Awful Annie's is next door--it can't be beat!

    5
    « 2017 Roadtrip »

    We came across this hotel and it was fantastic. Room was spacious, clean and had lots of amenities. The staff was great and very helpful. He recommended a wonderful restaurant within walking distance. I will look for Best Westerns throughout our vacation.

    5
    « Best Hotel in Auburn CA »

    What a find, this is the best hotel in all of Auburn. I have stayed in about all of the hotels in the area and the value for the money can not be beat. Do not bother to look around, just book with these folks today!

  • 5
    « best of western »

    Great place to stay.Clean and all the ameneties,Good Staff.A little Pricey but you get a great room.Location is a little far from attractions however is located in a good area. restaurants fast food and stores are all close at hand.

    4
    « Staff was very helpful, location was perfect, and the room was very large »

    We were doing the American River the following day and stayed at the Best Western which is about one block away from the pick-up location. The motel room was very large; we had two queen beds and a roll-away and still had plenty of space. The bathroom was small and the room was simple. It was inexpensive and met our needs for one night. The highlight was defintely the staff. They were so helpful and nice. We had a plug-in cooler and they held on to it the and kept it plugged in the whole day we were on the river. The night clerk, helped me out with printing several documents as well. When we arrived and our roll-away was not in the room, the clerk brought us one without any delay. Thank you for making our stay so nice.

    5
    « Friendliest hotel staff I've ever encountered »

    Our stay at Best Western Golden Key in Auburn was wonderful. From Windy making sure I had the extra night I forgot to book, to Jennifer making us feel glad to be there, to Tyler going out of his way to be kind to my son, we could not have asked for a friendlier staff. Everything in the hotel is clean; from the lobby, to the breakfast room, to the room, to the pool. It was a pleasure to relax in the room or on the pool deck in the very warm evening. Bonus: COOKIES WERE DELICIOUS!

    5
    « Clean, friendly and helpful »

    Cleanest room I have ever stayed in! All staff I encountered was very friendly and helpful!!! All the amenities really saved me: i.e. the full breakfast bar, refrigerator storage in the room, coffee, tea, snacks and even fresh baked cookies throughout the day, the pool, and in-room internet.

    5
    « Best Western Golden Key in Auburn, Ca »

    Easy location to find, quick on and off near the highway. Very friendly and congenial staff. Great place for people with dogs. Restaurants very close by. Lovely park with shade trees and picnic area with BBQ.

    5
    « Best Western in Auburn, CA »

    This was our first trip traveling with our medium sized dog and this hotel was very accommodating. Clean, nice rooms, place to walk the dog and relax. Very nice people work here. Free breakfast was very good to get us on our way. Restaurants close by and easy access to the freeway. We would definitely stay here again.

    2
    « Don't judge a book... »

    I was pretty disappointed with the quality of this hotel after booking based on photos. Bare minimum necessities, felt like a motel 6 with AC and Pool. Good location and parking availability. Won't go back.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    We have never stayed at this hotel before but would stay again in a heartbeat. The Property was very clean, the rooms and bed were very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. They also had home baked cookies.

    4
    « Good Location/Breakfast Choices Nice »

    The staff was quite friendly and the breakfast selections were more than adequate. I partially enjoyed the topping selections for the yogurts and the fresh fruit. Note the shower head did not function property.

    3
    « Average stay »

    The only real problem for me at this property was the traffic noise, and since the only real reason to stay at a motel is to sleep, this is a problem. We did lose hot water the last morning, but the staff very quickly offered another room for showering. It is conveniently located for several good restaurants within walking distance.

  • 5
    « One of the best motel stays we have ever had »

    Comfortable, Quiet, CLEAN, everything worked well. Very Friendly staff and helpful. We left our cell phone in the room. We were immediately contacted and were able to go back and get it. The room for the breakfast was very clean, food was excellent. Air conditioning was excellent. Bed was comfortable.

    5
    « Carr show stay over »

    Our group stayed at the Best Western in Auburn. We had a little outdoor party in the garden area while waiting for our rooms to be ready. We had a blast and enjoyed our stay at Best Western. We are looking forward to our stay again next year.

    5
    « Very Clean & Good Price »

    My extended family and I, coming here from Southern California, stayed here for 2 nights. Altogether, we booked 5 rooms. All of us were quite impressed by the friendly & professional employees, the cleanliness of the rooms, and that there were no more bedspreads!!!! :)

    4
    « Clean, decent motel, near I-80 »

    We were just passing through, came in at night, bought pizza and beer at a convenience store and kept the beer cold in the minifridge in the room. Room was clean and adequate. Not fancy, but good enough. The breakfast was good; again, nothing stupendous, but adequate. Professional management. If you are going east from the Bay area and it gets late and you need a place, I would recommend this one.

    5
    « Tidy and Spacious Room »

    Updated spacious room. Solar panels on roof! Attractive landscape with outdoor pool and hot tub! This was a pleasant stop as we continued on the next morning. We think this was one of the best BW we've stayed in over the years.

    3
    « Your less than average Best Western »

    Typical Best Western. I asked for upper level room (2 story exterior entrance motel style). None were available. Rooms were clean but dated. Bed was springy. Room was typically noisy (road noise, upper level noise). Room was a little expensive for value offered. OK if nothing else available.

    5
    « Great stay! »

    I would highly recommend this hotel. Very clean, comfortable and the staff was excellent. They are pet friendly, which was a bonus. Very close to excellent dining and many local attractions. Would stay here again if we are in the area again.

    4
    « Clean, but Needs upgrading »

    For the price, this motel is aging and needs to be upgraded. It's fine but nothing special. However, the breakfast is more varied than some; they serve hot food for breakfast as well as the usual. It's convenient to a large grocery store and each room has a fridge and microwave.

    4
    « Seems to be a pretty good place. »

    Plusses: We had a 1st floor king room. It was very well lit, with lots of electrical outlets and an ample work table. The bed was comfortable enough. A microwave and fridge were hidden in the buffet/dresser. It had two (2!!!!) folding luggage racks, a huge plus!! It was well heated. (This was a unseasonably cold wintery day) The tub/shower had a grab bar, but another would have been nice. No mold in the bathroom. Plenty of flat surfaces for your miscellaneous stuff. Breakfast was better than I'm used to at Best Westerns. There were DIY waffles and small pancakes, with boysenberry syrup in addition to the usual stuff, raisin bread (makes great toast!) and condiments (dried cranberries, slivered almonds, granola) for your instant oatmeal and/or yogurt. One negative was the steep drop down when you left the room. I was afraid of missing the step, but it didn't happen. Another big negative was that there was no coffee or tea after breakfast was over. Apparently I just hit a bad time when the breakfast room was being cleaned up, the door was shut, and there was no one at the front desk to ask. I'll probably stay there again if I'm staying in Auburn. It also seems well situated for a stroll around Old Town.

    2
    « Shouldn't have stayed a second time. »

    I stayed here once before by choice, but this time the arrangements were made for me. The room is clean, the bed is comfortable, but...2 things got me this time (#2 is the worst)...1. I am not a coffee drinker and was glad to see they had 2 tea options available. When I woke in the morning I found that both teas were Orange Pekoe (decaf and not). I went to the office and asked for something different, they said they had more options downstairs at breakfast, I told them that defeated the convenience of having a coffee maker in your room, but received no comment and hoped they would correct it the next day as I walked to Starbucks. I left the tea bags out with a note so when the maids came they could change it. The next morning I woke to find the same 2 choices stuffed in the box. Despite my request. On checking out I commented again and they this time told me it was policy to only have one choice in the rooms and they had more choices in at breakfast. I told them that that defeated the convenience of having it in the room and that it would be wiser to have a more generic tea available since not everyone likes Orange. No apology. 2. The heater had a metal grinding noise that went off every hour or so. I as irritating. I didnt sleep the whole night. It was warm the first night and I didnt need it so I couldnt mention it to them. I took a video and showed the manager and they were shocked. I tried to upload it but TA wont take video.

  • 3
    « Average hotel »

    Needed a last minute stay within 30 minutes of a family visit (couldn't get reservations in Grass Valley). Price and location were right. Hotel was dated but comfortable. Room was typical of rooms that opened to an outside balcony. Door was not tight so air, light and noise entered that way. Staff was good. Breakfast was what you would expect. A reasonable selection, but nothing that's going to make you choose this for the food.

    3
    « Friendly Staff »

    noisy location, room nice, even if it was a non-smoking room it had that smoky smell when you walked into the room. Don't leave any food laying around otherwise you will have ants walking all over within seconds, depending on the weather. Breakfast was good, nothing special the usual. Friendly staff

    2
    « overpriced, very loud noise level »

    Older motel, room (king bed) small and clean, fixtures and furnishings have been updated. Faces interstate 80, so road noise is very bad, no sound insulation, big gap under door, large party going on in parking lot behind our room. With good ear plugs and fan going constantly throughout night, could mange some sleep. Wouldn't rate as poor if the cost had been lower, but this was not worth $96 a night.

    5
    « Friendly Staff & Clean Hotel »

    The rooms open to the exterior, but this does not diminish from being a great place to stay. Everyone on the staff is very friendly. They really maintain the cleanliness of the rooms, lobby, etc. The breakfast has quality items like Chobani yogurt, fresh fruit, etc. The hotel is right off the freeway and with places to get food within walking distance.

    3
    « Not particularly romanic, but decent place to get some sleep. »

    We were at first dismayed to see how close to the freeway the hotel was, and I was worried about the noise level at night. Thankfully, we were given a room in the part that was furthest away, and since the back window opened onto a quiet little green space, the noise problem was fixed. The room was basic but clean, and the beds comfortable. Breakfast could have had more options, but also ok. Overall - nothing to gush about, and nothing to complain about.

    5
    « Exceding Expectations »

    When our son went to college, we started finding more reasons to travel. The more we went, the more we started gravitating toward BW. Their hotels always seemed to be nicer and their people always were helpful. The Golden Key is a few miles from my Brother-in-laws house and when we stayed in Auburn, theirs was the first hotel we tried and we were not disappointed. They have taken excellent care of us, which includes my handicapped wife and sometimes physically challenged Mother-in-law, with excellent service and a friendly demeanor. We have even brought our dogs and they loved it, too.

    5
    « Another Great Stay »

    The Best Western Golden Key Inn is our choice of motels to spend the night on our trips between the Los Angeles Area and Humboldt County when driving up or down Highway 99. After our first stay there, we realized this would now become our halfway stopping point. Although it is a somewhat further drive when we visit relatives in Rocklin, we find it well worth the extra 15 minutes since the employees are extremely pleasant, courteous, and helpful, and the rooms are nice and clean and roomy.

    5
    « Holiday »

    This is one of the best places we have stayed at on our road trip. We were welcomed by very friendly staff that couldn't do enough for us. We were offered tea coffee juices and snacks. We checked in and our room was very clean with a very comfortable queen size bed. Lovely shower and had a TV with so many channels. After a great nights sleep we went down for breakfast. There was so much choice. Cereals breads waffles yogurts boiled eggs tea coffee juices and more. Love to stay another night but we must continue our road trip.

    5
    « Best Western Golden Key, Auburn »

    We stay here repeatedly, it is always clean and the staff is very pleasant and helpful. Always feel welcomed here. Easy access to the freeway, which is a plus, but also can produce some noise. Not enough to be a real problem, but if your a super light sleeper, then maybe it could be a problem.

    4
    « Comfortable stay in Auburn »

    Convenient to freeway, very nice staff, comfortable rooms. Check in was easy, 2 great restaurants close by,5 minutes to Old Town Auburn. Traveling with a friend and appreciated that the room had double sinks and was not part of shower.

  • 5
    « Pleased with our stay »

    Appreciated the way the staff was on top of our visit & called us the day before to verify some options. Within walking distance of shopping & restaurants. Perfect location to stop before heading into snow country!

    5
    « Loved this place! »

    This is a lovely property with swimming pool and hot tub. The grounds are well maintained, well lighted at night and we were in the back building away from traffics and it was blessedly quite. The rooms are spacious, clean and inviting. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. This property is close to hiking, gold panning, skiing, museums (the CourtHouse Museum was interesting and the building its self is lovely, and the Bernhardt House was also well restored and worth a look see). An extended Continental breakfast is excluded with your stay. Waffles, cereal, pastries, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, and on the weekends exclude eggs and sausage. We loved this place and will stay again.

    5
    « Excellent facility with warm and friendly staff »

    The front desk staff gave us that welcome feeling as soon as we walked into the lobby. After check in they offered us to "help yourselves" to the bowl if mixed Tootsie Roll delights. It made us both smile! Great touch. The outside was clean and tidy. The room was clean and the beds had us both sleeping through the night. Quiet property. Breakfast was well stocked with items for everyone's choosing. The treat was the passion juice!

    5
    « Good value »

    Clean, comfortable and very good value. The furnishings were a bit dated, but overall I would recommend this hotel as a very good value. We did not use the breakfast area, as we were meeting family for breakfast, so I can't comment on the quality of the breakfast.

    4
    « Outstanding value »

    I was extremely pleased with the room. We stayed in a standard king room.We usually stay in hotels that have a lobby with elevators because they are nicer with better security and the parking lot isn't right outside your door. This room was very clean, fresh, had nice linens and up to date decor. The vanity is outside the toilet and shower room. My son and his friend slept on the floor, and we sat on the floor to play games. Great value and experience! I would definitely stay there again!

    5
    « Auburn Wine Trail »

    I only book this hotel when I'm in Auburn. It is easy to reach, right off Highway 80 and is central to Old Town Auburn. The staff are always friendly and will do all they can to make sure your stay is great. The breakfast room is clean and has something for everyone for breakfast.

    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

 

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·Desde la carretera interestatal 80 este: tome la salida 121 "Auburn Ravine Forest Hill Road". Gire a la derecha en la vía de salida y a la izquierda hacia Lincoln Way. El Best Western Golden Key estará situado junto al centro comercial Raley's Shopping Center y entre Burger King y el restaurante Awful Annie's.