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Best Western Golden Key

13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3238
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 8 hotels in Auburn
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level
The Best Western Golden Key is located in the heart of Auburn, California CA. Our spaciously-appointed guest rooms come with a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, 42 inch flat screen TV's, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a Complimentary Hot Breakfast including make your own waffles. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool (heated from May-October)and hot tub, a beautiful garden and lawn area perfect for barbecues. Pets are welcome, with a nominal fee, but must be in a pet friendly room. Speak to one of our Front Desk Agents about booking your stay today! *Please note, we do not accept cash.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Grade: 46 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Catlady0621 wrote a review 4 Oct
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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.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: October 2021
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TwinBridges1982 wrote a review Jul 2021
Redding, California16 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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.
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Cindy Essley, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Thank you for your awesome review. We do hope to see you again.
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Ojaitravelbugs wrote a review Aug 2021
Ojai, California78 contributions79 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The back building, somewhat shielded from the freeway by the front building, may be quieter.
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PrincessNthePea wrote a review Aug 2021
Texas121 contributions62 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Footprints230294 wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California1 contribution
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?
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Cindy Essley, General Manager at Best Western Golden Key
Responded 7 Aug 2021
Dear Footprints230294: We thank you for your highly rated review and hope to see you again when visiting Auburn, CA. Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Golden Key
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Golden Key?
Nearby attractions include Ashley Dog Park (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Golden Key?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Golden Key?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Golden Key?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Golden Key?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Golden Key?
Conveniently located restaurants include Awful Annie's, Ikeda's, and Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Golden Key?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Golden Key?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Best Western Golden Key accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.