My husband and I were needing a hotel that could accommodate our 75lb dog and two cats. Best Western was one of the only hotels that had a pet policy that could so we decided on this one in Auburn,CA. I am so glad that we did! The staff was incredibly friendly and the room was clean. The fee breakfast was also very good with a large variety. I am very happy that we stayed here and I will definitely be recommending it to others.
The Best Western Golden Key, Auburn CA is the perfect place to stay while in the Auburn Area or while travelling on the I-80 corridor to and from S.F. Bay Area or Reno direction. Conveniently located off I-80, walking distance to restaurants and stores. Clean, safe rooms, great amenities, wonderful breakfast, genuine concern for guests safety and comfort, ample parking, fair pricing. Easy internet access. Refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker and supplies in room.
Our bed was comfortable, the shower was excellent, and the staff was courteous and efficient. I disagree with other reviewers who describe their room as quiet. The hotel is less than 50 yards from I-80 and its heavy truck traffic. There is no sound wall between the traffic and the hotel. When the A/C was running, it drowned the roar of the trucks. When it cycled off, the trucks woke us up. On this trip we stayed in three other hotels with Amana A/C units like the one here. The others all had a "constant fan" setting that provided steady white noise; the one here did not. Our room was halfway back in the building that's perpendicular to the freeway. Two other buildings are parallel to the freeway. The back one may be somewhat shielded by the front one from traffic noise.
We stayed here two nights. It was amazingly quiet. The hotel is old although they have done some updates. It is a typical original motor hotel. The room appeared to be clean. However, we happened to spill some water on the floor, so used some paper towels to wipe it up and the towels were black! Ugh. We then proceeded to wipe down the entire floor with similar results, including the bathroom which obviously should be thoroughly mopped/cleaned after each guest! Serious oversight in housekeeping. I did mention it to the front desk on departure, so hopefully this is something they will address.
You're on a work trip and needing to find a place where you can rest well knowing that you and your car are safe, have good concierge services that you can count on, clean interior and a good mattress that you can sleep on, all the while looking out to the methodically trimmed landscape or a clean swimming pool. What more can I ask for?