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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 isn't 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 waffles, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, yogurt, pastries, breads, 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 you're 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 TV's, BBQ's, large treed lawn and energy efficient climate controlled rooms. Enjoy your stay.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $25 fee per day with a $100 per week maximum.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 4 mile(s) from Historic Old Town Auburn
  • 4 mile(s) from Auburn Courthouse
  • 4 mile(s) from Downtown Auburn, Novelty shops, clothing and jewelry stores. Many fine Dining and Bars.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from several museums
  • 22 mile(s) from Empire Mine, the last working gold mine in California
  • 35 mile(s) from Sacramento, the state capital
  • 35 mile(s) from Auburn Fairgrounds, Auburn Fair First week in September. Lots of Music and good eats. Rides for the kids.
  • 35 mile(s) from Raley Field, home of the River Cats baseball team
  • 35 mile(s) from Cal-Expo State Fairgounds
  • 35 mile(s) from Historic Old Sacramento, Sacramento River plenty of fine Dining and Great Shops. Historic Train depot.


  • .5 mile(s) from Black Bear Diner, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Beer and Wine 530-888-8478
  • .1 mile(s) from Flames, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, pizza, burger's, steaks, pasta and grill. Located in Raley's Shopping Center. 530-745-4242.
  • .2 mile(s) from Sizzler Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, salad bar and grill. A 10% discount for hotel guests. 530-823-6773.
  • .2 mile(s) from Joe Caribe Caribbean Bist, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Caribbean, Latin American menu. Beer and famous for fish tacos. Located at 13470 Lincoln Way 530-823-5333.
  • 3 mile(s) from Sting's Italian Cafe, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, located on Bell Road. Featuring all you can eat pasta $8.99 on Wednesday nights. Call 530-886-8703.
  • 3 mile(s) from Auburn Alehouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, old town brewery and restaurant. 530-885-2537.


  • 20.00 mile(s) from Sierra College

Nearby Cities

  • 30 mile(s) from Nevada City
  • 25 mile(s) from Grass Valley
  • 35 mile(s) from Sacramento
  • 77 mile(s) from Lake Tahoe
  • 100 mile(s) from Reno
  • 130 mile(s) from San Francisco


  • 2 mile(s) from Gator Creek, Local golf course located adjacent to Dingus Magee's Steak House
  • 3 mile(s) from American River Recreation, with open lakes , calm stretches of flaterwater, white water, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain biking. ORV riding
  • 10 mile(s) from American River, Folsom Lake
  • 18 mile(s) from Marshall Gold Discovery S, Located off of Hwy 49 in Coloma, CA
  • 15 mile(s) from Twin Bridges (LPGA) golf
  • 15 mile(s) from Turkey Creek Golf Course
  • 17 mile(s) from All- Out Doors, All- Out Doors Whitewater Rafting Meeting place located at Middle Fork America in Foresthill
  • 19 mile(s) from Lotus Whitewater, for rafting on the South Fork American and meeting place for the North Fork American with All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting.


  • 1 mile(s) from Auburn Mini Bus
  • 4 mile(s) from Auburn Limousine
  • 4 mile(s) from Auburn Car Rental
  • 5 mile(s) from Enterprise Car Rental
  • 7 mile(s) from Auburn Municipal Airport
  • 50 mile(s) from Sacramento International
  • 6 mile(s) from Amtrak Station in Auburn, CA You can call a Cab, Uber or Lift.