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Best Western Golden Key

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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...

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Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

Wow! What an excellent and detailed review! It makes me happy to know that you loved everything about your stay with us. I look forward to seeing you again.

Simi Valley, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!!!! :)

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you and your family all enjoyed their stay with us! We are so lucky to have a phenomenal Team. I hope you had a nice adventure. See you next vacation!

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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...

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a nice stay. Thank you for the recommendation. We hope to see you next trip!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! Best BW you've stayed in? What a compliment! We got solar panels installed recently. Thank you for the feedback. I'm happy you had an excellent stay. We look forward to seeing you again!

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

I am sorry that we were not able to accommodate your upstairs request. We certainly try to honor all of our guest's requests. I apologize that we were not able to do this for you. I hope you will try us again.

Shasta Lake, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star rating! I am so happy that you had an excellent stay. Thank you for the kudos. See you next time!

Carlsbad, CA, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings. I will pass along your comments about remodel to our Owners. I'm glad you enjoyed the mini fridge and microwave in your room. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Auburn, CA.

San Jose, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Motel, nothing special. Room was clean. Hot tub was actually a warm tub, not a hot tub. In-room coffee is terrible. TV needs to have sleep timer. Breakfast is not worth beating. I would recommend the fruit juice and cold cereal - nothing else!

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us a rating. I am sorry to hear that there were several things that did not reach your standards during your recent stay. Consumer Products Safety Commission (advisory #79-071) states that a safe range for temperature of hot tub, for personal and public use, is between 100-104 Degrees Fahrenheit. Our hot tub is...

SFbayArea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Jennifer S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Golden Key, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! We added extra electrical outlets to our rooms as we wanted to make sure our guests had enough to charge all of their devices. We have added to and updated our breakfast offerings over the last year. Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that no one was...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $126 - $226 (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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Also Known As:
Best Western Golden Key Hotel Auburn
Best Western Auburn
Best Western Hotel Auburn
Auburn Best Western
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“Upper level probably best for privacy.”
Charleneki, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Check the coffee/tea options and the heater before you go to bed.”
RicOlsen, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Maybe on back wing if available, and top floor room, stairs only, no elevator.”
cfabbott51, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper, go for the back row.”
coastlinevideo, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any room you might get will be quiet.”
Julie505_13, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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