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13450 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603-3238
United States


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Hotel Overview

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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.

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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.

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 $20 fee per day with a $100 per week maximum.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

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Hotel Amenities


  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 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
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Truck/RV parking, oversized parking
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Hot tub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines Ice machine and Beverage machines 24 hours. Snacks sold at the front desk.
  • Exter corridor
  • 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
  • Dataports
  • 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
  • Closed-caption TV
  • 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

Nearby Attractions


  • 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

Nearby Cities

  • 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


  • Sierra Cab
  • 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