Explore Hotel

Experience the Best of Auburn, California and bring the whole family for a getaway filled with river rafting, snow skiing and the great outdoors.

There are more sporting endurance events in this region than anywhere else in the world making Auburn the Endurance Capital of the World.

The friendly staff, super-fast free Wi-Fi in every room and the free nationwide calling ensures that guests have everything they need.

This Auburn hotel isnt just about great customer service and keeping guests connected, you can also enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and putting green or relax in our heated pool and spa.(Pool is heated from May - October). Bring "Sparky" because we have some rooms that are pet-friendly with a fee.

Endurance events and outdoor recreation are often why guests come to this Auburn hotel but the local car shows, motorcycle races and lure of the Gold Country are also tempting. The nearby gold discovery site has some people striking it rich - or at least, having a great family vacation.

Our Auburn hotel is also a home away from home for business travelers and the free expanded continental breakfast with make-your-own waffles, hard boiled eggs, fruit cups, yogurt, pastries, toast, bagels, muffins, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and 100 Arabica coffee helps give every guest a boost in the morning for that meeting, upcoming race or to continue on their own great adventure.

Whether youre staying at our Auburn hotel to compete in the Western States Endurance Run, Tevis Cup Equestrian Ride, Wine Trail Tasting or simply traveling on business or pleasure, you will enjoy the amenities at a competitive price.

Reserve your upcoming getaway at the BEST WESTERN Golden Key and get ready to be surrounded by the comfort of our pillow top beds, flat screen TVs, BBQs, large treed lawn and energy efficient climate controlled rooms. Enjoy your stay.

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13450 Lincoln Way
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 12:00:00
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13450 Lincoln Way
United States

What's nearby?


  • 20.00 mile(s) from Nevada City

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Grass Valley

  • 35.00 mile(s) from Sacramento

  • 70.00 mile(s) from Lake Tahoe

  • 100 mile(s) from Reno

  • 100 mile(s) from San Francisco

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Sierra College

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  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 468 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 256
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Everything we wanted and needed; clean, close, quiet and a good breakfast.

24/09/2016 AlwaysTimeToRelax, Modesto, California

We were in town for an early morning gymnastics meet and stayed here as it was only 10 min from the gym. This hotel is clean and quiet with a decent breakfast starting at 5:30am and let's be honest...... more

Owner Response
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Thanks for the fantastic review. I am happy to hear that you and your daughter were comfortable at our place and enjoyed the breakfast. I hope your daughter did well at the meet. See you next time!

Nice place

21/09/2016 alex w, Jacksonville, Florida

Best Western Auburn: very nice place. Location is good. My room (185) was large, clean and well laid out. Internet (5/5) was excellent, both wifi and ethernet. Sheets are clean, water is piping ho... more

Owner Response
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
I am happy that you had a great stay. We are trying out the side tables in some rooms to see if we want to put them in all rooms. Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry that there was an issue with the door. I will have our Maintenance Supervisor investigate this. Thanks for letting us know.

College visit

21/09/2016 Spagori1,

Stayed on a visit to William Jessup University to see our daughter. Got in late but front office friendly and got us right in. Beds were comfortable and rooms nice and clean. Quiet sleep with no noise... more

Owner Response
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
I am glad that you had such a great stay with us! Thank you for the review. I hope you had a great visit with your daughter. See you next time!

Flawless attention to detail

19/09/2016 Keitha B, San Diego, California

The Best Western Golden Key, Auburn, CA is as close to perfect as you can get. Every detail you expect at a Best Western was delivered in what seemed like an effortless seamless manner. It is a lo... more

Owner Response
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Wow! Thank you for the glowing review! I am so happy that we provided you with a flawless stay. All of our hard work certainly is worth it when we get a review like this.

Perfect Location

14/09/2016 AlnDeb, California

Ikedas, several restaurants, an ice cream shop and Raleys Grocery store are all within walking distance of this lovely property that is right off the freeway. Arrive early to the breakfast room for th... more

Owner Response
Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Dear AlnDeb: I am so happy to hear that our hotel is the place for you to stay when you visit Auburn. It is a plus to be in walking distance to such fine stores and restaurants. We can't wait for your next visit. Thank you!