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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 474 traveller reviews
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pleasant stay

25/10/2016 Dennis P, boise, United States

overall very good. mattress was to soft for my liking and does need new carpet. very good freeway access. close to several places to eat. next to a grocery store. very pet friendly. Front desk person ... more


Overall very good accomodation

14/10/2016 William G, oceanside, United States

Modern rooms, nice bed and good CATV; swimming pool if you're into that. Breakfast is so-so, cold cereal, yogurt, fruit, etc. - nothing spectacular but adequeate. Negatives - you will get some traff... more

Owner Response
Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Dear William G: Thank you for staying with us during your last visit to Auburn, CA. I am glad that you enjoyed our double pillow top beds and cable TV. We are located on the more quiet side of I-80. The other hotel's on the opposite side have freeway and railroad noise. We look forward to seeing you again.

Clean and Bright

13/10/2016 sandgravity, Eagle, Idaho

After a long day on the road, this is a good place to stop and get a good night's rest. Easy access from the interstate. We had a room on the second floor and it was very clean and bright. Staff wa... more

Owner Response
Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Dear sandgravity: We thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you got a good night's rest. Our double pillow top beds are so comfortable and all the rooms are very clean. The staff is the best in Auburn, CA when it comes to customer service. We hope that you will visit us again.

Not bad, just older and lacks elevator.

12/10/2016 Frequent_RoadTrips, Fresno, California

Served it's purpose, a good night sleep. There is no elevator. Three buildings, each are two story. Had to sleep at ground level as cannot climb stairs. Room above had kids visiting occupant - una... more

Owner Response
Cindy E, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Dear Frequent_RoadTrips: Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate you on the ground level. I do apologize for the noise you experienced and our night manager was glad to take care of this issue. A good night sleep can be very important when you are a frequent traveler. We do hope to see you again!

Satisfied again

09/10/2016 dancer630, Yorba Linda, California

We have made several business trips to Auburn this year. We always stay at this Best Western because the rooms are clean, the mattress is comfortable, the rate is good and we are always treated well.... more

Owner Response
Jennifer B, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Key, responded to this review
Thank you for returning to stay with us again! I am happy to hear you have had another great visit. We do fill up quickly and I always suggest booking ASAP. Remember to tell Awful Annie's that you are our guest and they will give you a discount. See you next time!