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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My husband and I stayed for just one night between two rafting trips. I was disappointed they would not allow me to check in a bit early given I was not rafting and was hoping to relax in the room. They did offer to call when the room was ready, but I received a call just a few minutes before...

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

I am sorry to hear that we were not able to meet your early check-in needs. We try our best to meet all of our guests needs and will do an early check-in if possible. Our rooms have a guaranteed 3:00 p.m. check-in. I apologize for any inconvenience. Our continental breakfast offerings are consistent with regular Best Western locations. It...

SF
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed here on the last leg of a road trip to and from Denver. My room was recently updated (except the tub shower, which is fine). Wifi access was fast and easy. My favorite part of my stay was swimming in the delighful, refreshing pool. The hotel is right by I-80, but I didn't hear traffic noise in my room,...

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

Thank you for the recommendation. I am happy that you had the opportunity to utilize the pool and that you had a nice stay with us. We hope to see you again!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and come up here to do some white water rafting. This is my second time staying here and each time the staff has been very friendly, rooms have been clean. I like their free breakfast, they have choices for people who like to eat healthy.

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

I am happy to hear you had a great stay with us. I hope you had fun on the rafting trip. We hope to see you next time!

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Great place. I have never comes complaints! This is one of the best laces I've ever stayed. Bed was perfect, bathroom was huge and updated. Fridge & coffee maker!! Customer service was fantastic. Grounds were well kept. Beautiful swimming pool. And free breakfast!!!

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

We are one of the best places you have ever stayed? What a compliment! Thank you!

Salinas, United States
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The service provided by the staff at this Best Western hotel was above and beyond the normal. They were efficient and caring in all aspects of our stay. Location is easily accessible from freeway. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for the kudos. We are lucky to have such a stupendous team!

Washoe Valley, Nevada
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Best Western Golden Key in Auburn always has a clean room with a comfortable bed and the rooms are quiet, which is surprising because just a few feet outside the property is a busy highway with thousands of trucks and cars racing by.

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

I am happy to hear that you had a clean, comfortable and quiet stay. Thank you for the review!

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I love the folks who run this hotel. I have stayed at this property for two extended stays under stressful circumstances and both times the staff could not have been kinder, more helpful or accommodating. Hearts of gold, truly. The rooms are clean and relatively large and comfortable. They may not be the fanciest, but they are a great value...

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

"Best BW Staff Ever"? Wow! What a compliment! I am happy to hear we have taken good care of you every time you stay with us. We are lucky to have such a phenomenal staff. Our Team is our greatest asset. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Exceptional, thoughtful staff made our intense Tevis experience far more relaxed than we thought could happen. Check-in was thorough, thoughtful - covering everything that we needed (particularly how to cool ourselves down via interesting controls for room, pool, hot tub) to relax.

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california
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The hotel was very good for the price. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. We had the pool and hot tub to ourselves every night of our 4 night stay. The hotel guests were very quiet and we didn't see any kids running around. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you for the great review! I will let our Team know you were pleased. We hope to see you again soon!

Seal Beach, Ca, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Front Desk, Breakfast and Housekeeping Staff were very Professional, courteous and friendly. Easy on/off access to I-80. Highly recommended. My reviews are brief and to the point. Being verbose is a waste of my time.

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I'm glad you had a nice stay with us! I will let our Team know that you were pleased.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • 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: $127 - $197 (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
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“Any room you might get will be quiet.”
Julie505_13, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“upstairs on the end has less potential for noise.”
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“I always choose upstairs, if it is an option. I don't take any chances of noise overhead.”
Welink, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“book room if furthest rear bldg. for quiet stay”
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“The road is very loud, but just leave the fan going and you won't hear it.”
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