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Best Western Golden Key
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
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Yakima, Washington
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12 reviews
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“Good Auburn Option”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The office staff was very friendly and helpful! The rooms are basic but clean and the breakfast was better than average continental style. The highway noise is significant but for the money, it's a good deal. We will stay there again when visiting family in the area.

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed here for a few days at the end of March. The BWGK isn't some big swanky resort but more of a roadside type hotel. The thing I can say was for the money and the area this was a good place to stay. The room was very clean and pretty basic. Flat screen, Mini fridge, microwave, iron, etc. The bed was a little soft for my taste but i like a very firm bed, but it was fine. There was a little road noise due to being close to the freeway but not real bad. The bathroom was really clean and plenty of room but pretty plain. I didn't get to see the pool. The breakfast was a basic continental type with waffles, cereal, fruit, sweet rolls, oatmeal packs, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and juice. In the lobby there was a computer that I used to print out my boarding pass. Also complimentary wifi that seemed to work ok. Again the BWGK got the job done for what I needed and the staff was friendly. I'll definitely stay here again when I get back to that area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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California
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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We have family in the area and have stayed in this hotel for the last 10 years whenever we come to visit. This place never disappoints! Location next to a grocery store, fast food, casual dining and Ikeda's makes it even more appealing. The front desk is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. I love all the flowers planted around the property. The one downside is their hot breakfast is very limited. Overall, a great experience.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed our gardens. Our gardener Kate does a fantastic job and our guests are always asking for the names of the plants she uses,so we have small identification tags on them now. We hope to see you again when you are in town visiting your family.
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santa barbara, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Very nice front desk staff both in the evening and morning. Very helpful in advising some local sights with what were were looking to see and experience. Nice to see a Mac for guest to use. We did not get a chance to use the pool facilities as we got in late from a long trip accross Nev.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
I am very happy to read that my staff was able to help you with the local site information and that you liked our guest lobby computer when you stayed with us. We look forward to your next visit.
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AUBURN, United States
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Staff was great. Very helpful and polite. Pool and hot tub were a highlight for the kids. Breakfast was good especially the waffles. Location was fantastic, quick access to food and interstate. Would recommend to friends and would stay again if in this area.

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Reno, United States
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

the staff was very dog friendly and the room was very quiet we sleep very well we would like a larger selection of protein at breakfast in all a very pleasant 2 night stay with easy access to the highway

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. I am so glad that you and your dogs enjoyed yourselves when you stayed with us and we hope to see you in the near future.
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Central Coast, CA, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed one night (2/23) and found it on a GPS/Phone search. It was a very pleasant surprise as everything went so smoothly. It was an easy check in with friendly staff. I asked about the restaurant next door - Lou La Bontes - and they said it was a nice place, Italian/American. After settling into our room, which was clean, efficient and had everything we needed, we walked over to the restaurant (which looks like it is attached to the hotel but really isn't just very close.) The meal was delicious and reasonably priced and a live Irish Band was playing just for the fun of it. We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend anyone staying at this BW to give it a try. In fact I'd recommend choosing this BW just for the proximity to the restaurant.

The bed was great, the room quiet and the TV got all the channels we liked.
The convenience of the included breakfast is always appreciated and it does seem that the B.W. chain has steadily improved the quality of all the independent franchises in recent years. Including this stay we have used a B.W. 5 times in the past 3 months and never been disappointed. We are planning to check them out first when in a new area as we believe the reliability is worth it.

Room Tip: We were upstairs and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lynn L, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your meal and experience at Lou La Bonte's and at our hotel and we look forward to your staying with us soon in the future.
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Property: Best Western Golden Key
Address: 13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3238
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Region: United States > California > Auburn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Golden Key 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Golden Key, located in the heart of Auburn, California. Stay at this pet-friendly Auburn, California hotel located near Historic Old Town Auburn, the American River Nature Recreation Area and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Guests will be close to a variety of outdoor activities including the Raspberry Hill Black Oaks golf course, Turkey Creek golf course, the American River Nature Recreation Area and Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key features 68 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each complete with a microwave, mini fridge, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast featuring freshly made waffles. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool (heated from May-October)and hot tub, a beautiful garden and lawn area perfect for barbeques. Pets are welcome but must be registered with nominal pet fee. This Auburn hotel is close to a variety of area attractions including wine tasting, local museums, the American River, the Empire Mine and Sacramento, the state's capital. Guests will find great white water rafting, horseback riding and biking trails nearby. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key is also close to local events such as antique street fairs, the Mandarin Orange Festival and the Christmas Festival of Lights Parade. For superior customer service and a convenient Auburn, California location make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Golden Key today! ... more   less 
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