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.
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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 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 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.
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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 $20 fee per day with a $100 per week maximum.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
Hotel was nice for the price. Nothing fancy but comfy beds and clean. We stayed one night and it was easy to check in and out. Shower had good pressure and the bed was comfy. Awesome breakfast...
Red Bluff, California on 19-Jan-2020
A Great Place to stay! I've stayed here a number of times in recent year! Its close to family and friends!
Always a great stay, great service and a great location, everything you need is nearby...
Even though I prefer hotels with rooms that are enclosed within the hotel itself & not with doors where entry can be gained from the street/parking lot, I have had no problem here. From a safety...
By Jane O
Los Angeles, California on 20-Dec-2019
Spent 3 days for a family get away. Location to activities was perfect. Hotel was clean, and staff was attentive to any requests we had. Have stayed at this particular hotel before and know what to...
By David C
Newport Beach on 19-Dec-2019
Very nice older place. Exceptionally clean and taken care of. I stayed in a pet friendly room, no carpet and my dog was very happy there. There is a very large area of grass straight across the...
Complimentary continental breakfast, Hard boiled eggs, Make your own waffles, Choice of breads, Pastries, Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Coffee, Tea and hot chocolate, Variety of fruit juice and milk.
Outdoor pool, Heated May-Oct
Truck/RV parking, oversized parking
Parking for the physically challenged
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
24-hour front desk
Photocopy, nominal fee
Ice/vending machines Ice machine and Beverage machines 24 hours. Snacks sold at the front desk.
Guest laundry, $1.50 to wash and $1.00 to dry. Soap available for sale at the front desk. open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for internet access
Putting green w/clubs provided
Free Auburn Journal in lobby
Safe available, at front desk
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Accessible table in eating area
The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
Public restrooms accessible
Swimming pool with lift
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Visual notification devices for door knocks
Visual notification devices for telephones
Telephones have volume control
Visual fire alarms
Visual smoke alarms
The Best Western Golden Key offers 68 comfortable rooms, reflecting the personality of the surrounding countryside. 95% of our rooms are non-smoking. Please make prior arrangements with hotel for a rollaway or crib.
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 3
Rails in bathroom available
Safety bar in shower available
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
2.00 mile(s) from historic Old Town Auburn
2.00 mile(s) from courthouse
2.00 mile(s) from fairgounds
2.00 mile(s) from several museums
22.00 mile(s) from Empire Mine, the last working gold mine in California
35.00 mile(s) from Sacramento, the state capital
35.00 mile(s) from Arco Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team
35.00 mile(s) from Raley Field, home of the River Cats baseball team
35.00 mile(s) from Cal-Expo State Fairgounds
35.00 mile(s) from historic Old Sacramento
.05 mile(s) from Black Bear Diner, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Beer and Wine 530-888-8478
0.01 mile(s) from Original Pete's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, pizza, pasta and grill. Room deliver and a 10% discount for hotel guests. 530-885-6768. Located in Raley's Shopping Center.
0.02 mile(s) from Sizzler Restaurant, buffet, American, open for: lunch, dinner, salad bar and grill. A 10% discount for hotel guests. 530-823-6773.
0.02 mile(s) from Joe Caribe Caribbean Bistro & Cafe, 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.
3.00 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 Wednesdays. Nights call 530-886-8703.
3.00 mile(s) from Chevy's Mexican, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, located on Highway 49. Offering $3.00 appetizer and margarita special 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 530-885-7774
3.00 mile(s) from Auburn Alehouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, old town brewery and restaurant. 530-885-2537.
3.00 mile(s) from Bootlegger's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, old town tavern and grill. World famous chef Ty Rowe will treat you to a delicious menu. Located at 210 Washington Ave. 530-889-2229.
20.00 mile(s) from Sierra College
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
2.00 mile(s) from Gator Creek
3.00 mile(s) from American River Recreation, for water rafting, hiking, swimming, fishing, gold panning, mountain biking and ORV riding
10.00 mile(s) from American River, Folsom Lake
15.00 mile(s) from Marshall Gold Discovery S, Rollins Lake
15.00 mile(s) from Twin Bridges (LPGA) golf
15.00 mile(s) from Turkey Creek Golf Course
1.00 mile(s) from Auburn Mini Bus
4.00 mile(s) from Auburn Limousine
4.00 mile(s) from Auburn Car Rental
5.00 mile(s) from Enterprise Car Rental
7.00 mile(s) from Auburn Airport
40.00 mile(s) from Sacramento International Airport