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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a back problem during the evening and the staff moved me from a 2nd floor room to a 1st floor room with no problem or extra charge. The staff were very friendly, caring, and courteous, room was nice and clean, breakfast was ample, and there are no complaints about our stay. We would definitely stay there again!

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1Thank Dave R
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to help you switch you to a downstairs room. I hope you are feeling better.

Foster City, California, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Congratulations on your new dog!

Caldwell, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you had a great stay with us. Thank you for the review. See you next time!

Boise
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer B, Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our cute town. We hope to see you on your next visit!

Fremont, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for making us your go to place while visiting Auburn, CA. I am so happy to hear that we have taken care of you each of your stays. See you next time!

Fresno, California, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear WINDER2013: Thank you for your awesome review. We here at the Best Western Golden Key are easily accessible from the I-80 freeway. Our super friendly staff are both professional and helpful to create a memorable experience to each guest. It's a great place for your four legged companions too. We hope to see you again.

Santa Rosa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear jof785: Thank you for reviewing our hotel as Quiet, Clean and Comfortable. I am happy to hear that you found our staff to be extremely professional and helpful. We here at the Best Western Golden Key take pride with providing great customer service. We hope to see you again next time you visit Auburn.

Gig Harbor, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Daniel H: I am sorry that you found our rooms to be uncomfortable. We have been making upgrades to our rooms and the mattresses are on the owners list. We thank you for bringing this to our attention because guest concerns are very important to us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you!

boise, United States
Reviewed 25 October 2016

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.

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear Dennis P: Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you found our staff exceptional. We do love having guest with their four legged friends staying with us. Our park like setting area for the dogs with the doggy station is very accommodating. We do hope to see you again!

oceanside, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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.

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Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review

Dear William G: Thank you for staying with us during your last visit to Auburn, CA. I am glad that you enjoyed our double pillow top beds and cable TV. We are located on the more quiet side of I-80. The other hotel's on the opposite side have freeway and railroad noise. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Golden Key, located in the heart of Auburn, California. Stay at this pet-friendly Auburn, California hotel located near Historic Old Town Auburn, the American River Nature Recreation Area and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Guests will be close to a variety of outdoor activities including the Raspberry Hill Black Oaks golf course, Turkey Creek golf course, the American River Nature Recreation Area and Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key features 68 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each complete with a microwave, mini fridge, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast featuring freshly made waffles. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool (heated from May-October)and hot tub, a beautiful garden and lawn area perfect for barbeques. Pets are welcome but must be registered with nominal pet fee. This Auburn hotel is close to a variety of area attractions including wine tasting, local museums, the American River, the Empire Mine and Sacramento, the state's capital. Guests will find great white water rafting, horseback riding and biking trails nearby. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key is also close to local events such as antique street fairs, the Mandarin Orange Festival and the Christmas Festival of Lights Parade. For superior customer service and a convenient Auburn, California location make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Golden Key today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Golden Key

Address: 13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3238
Region: United States > California > Auburn
Price Range: £71 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Key 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Best Western Golden Key Hotel Auburn
Best Western Auburn
Best Western Hotel Auburn
Auburn Best Western
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“book room if furthest rear bldg. for quiet stay”
 of 5 bubbles williamg764, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The road is very loud, but just leave the fan going and you won't hear it.”
 of 5 bubbles amygirlthree, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for a room at the back since this hotel is right off Hwy 80. We heard no hwy noise at the back”
 of 5 bubbles Aworld2explor, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on first floor, behind lawn area”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaO30, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms farthest away from the highway are nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles RiverDays, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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