13450 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3238
Phone: 530/885-8611   |   Fax: 530/888-0319   |   68 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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 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.

Our spa is closed for repairs from December 6, 2015 to December 15, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 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
  • Express check in, Best Western Reward members
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Exter corridor
  • Guest laundry, nominal fee of $1.50 to wash and $1.00 to dry. open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Dataports
  • Putting green w/clubs provided
  • Free Auburn Journal in lobby
  • Safe available, at front desk


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western golden key in Auburn.


Conveniently located, the best western golden key in Auburn, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.926055  /  Latitude: -121.055955


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 80 East Take Auburn Ravine Forest Hill exit and turn right onto Lincoln way. The BEST WESTERN Golden Key is Located adjacent to Raley's shopping center. We are between Burger King and Awful Annie's Restaurant.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails

Covering more than 380,000 acres, the High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails are found just north of Auburn. Established in 2000, the conservation area is within three wilderness areas. The trails were used by Native Americans and were first recorded by Captain John Fremont in 1844.

Recreational enthusiasts enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding through the canyon. Keep a lookout for the variety of wildlife in the canyon and for the signature sites approximately five miles into the canyon. When you visit the Sacramento area, you'll certainly want to plan a day of outdoor activity at High Rock Canyon.

Historic Placer County Courthouse

Built in 1898, the Historic Placer County Courthouse is a premier site in Auburn. This beautiful Classic Revival-style building features a Renaissance Revival dome at the top and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It remains one of four courthouses in northern California and the Sacramento area, with most of the architectural structure still intact.

Enjoy a tour of the courthouse to see the original jail, which is now the Museum Gallery, the Pate Collection of Native American Art and the recreated Sheriff's Office. Browse the selection of gift items in the gift shop, located in the old Treasurer's Office

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  • .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.


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Auburn. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

December 2015

December 3, 2015
2015 Parade of Lights

Get into the holiday spirit with Lodi residents during this festive parade and celebration, featuring over 80 floats, marching bands, dazzling lights, and more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Lodi.

December 29-31, 2015
2015 SnowGlobe Music Festival

A fun-filled music festival held at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe. Festival times vary by day.

January 2016

January 2, 2015
2015 5K Resolution

An annual 5K walk/run hosted by TRG International taking place throughout Sacramento. The run begins at 7 a.m. at Crocker Park. 

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