Auburn has 7 hotels and motels which are summarized
here. Hotel space tends to fill up around WSER and Tevis time, so if you desire
accommodations, it would be good to act quickly.
In addition, there are hotels and motels in
Rocklin, at the intersection of I-80 and Rocklin
Road (about 10 mi SW of Auburn), and in the Roseville area (about 15 mi SW of Auburn, again
If you are having problems obtaining hotel
accommodations, contact the coordinator by
and we'll do what we can to help you.
All of the hotels and motels listed here are clean,
fairly normally equipped, and all have pools. All except the Foothills Motel
are part of chains with toll-free central reservation numbers.
As with most hotels, prices depend on when you want to
stay, when you make the reservation, the phase of the moon and whether or not
the clerk is having a bad hair day. Consequently, we've left prices out of
these summaries. You'll need to deal directly with the business for
reservations and information.
Holiday Inn ... Located
at the intersection of I-80 and SR49 at 120 Grass Valley Hwy (SR49), Auburn CA
95603 530.887.8787 or 800.814.8787. It is quite new, with 96 rooms, has a Marie
Callender's Restaurant in it, and an In-N-Out Burger adjacent. From below
Auburn, exit at Placerville-Grass Valley exit (SR49), turn left under the
interstate, and make an immediate right into the hotel driveway prior to the
In-N-Out Burger. To reach NCS from the hotel, turn left onto SR49 at the hotel
entrance, proceed under the interstate to the Tee. Left at the Tee, and then
immediate right onto Oakwood. Proceed to the end (Taco Tree on right) and turn
right onto High St. Continue on High St to Pleasant St on your left. Left on
Pleasant to the top, cross the tracks and continue to the Overlook Park on your
All of these motels are located at the intersection of
I-80 and Foresthill/Auburn Ravine Rd. From downtown Auburn, continue east
on I-80 to the Foresthill exit. The Best Inn, Motel 6, Super 8, and Foothills
will be on your left, over the Interstate. The Golden Key and Travelodge are on
your right, up Lincoln Way, past the Raley's shopping center
There are a myriad of restaurants and fast food in this
area within 1/2 mi of any of the motels. "Real" restaurants include the Sierra
Grill, Hanfords, Sizzler, Lou LaBonte's, Baker's Square, Tio Pepe's, and
Denny's. Fast food encompasses everything known to mankind on the North
American continent. There are also Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese places (if
you like mexican food, don't miss Maria's Mexican Tacos next to the bowling
To reach NCS from any of these motels, rejoin I-80
westbound, and exit at SR49 (Placerville/Grass Valley). Turn right, go under
the interstate, and follow the directions from the Holiday Inn above.
Best Inn ... 1875 Auburn Ravine Rd,
530.885.1800 or 800.237.8466. Nice motel, about 15 yrs old or so. Directly
across the street from Denny's (where my 18 yr old grandson cooks) and Taco
Bell, and adjacent to Arby's, Weinerschnitzel, and JimBoy's Tacos.
Motel 6 ... Directly adjacent to the Best
Inn at 1819 Auburn Ravine Rd. 530.888.7829 or 800.466.8356. About 8 years old,
it used to be a Sleep Inn, and resembles most of the Motel 6's you've seen
Super 8 ... About 5 years old, the Super 8
is located on Bowman Rd just north of the interchange off ramps (next to
JimBoy's Tacos -- I took the picture from JimBoy's parking lot). 140 E.
Hillcrest Dr. 530.888.8808 or 800.800.8000. For the 2002 WSER, they were sold
out for event weekend by the time I got their info in early May.
Foothills Motel ... One of the first motels
in the area (it wasn't new when we moved to Auburn 27 years ago), it is located
just a little further north on Bowman Rd beyond the Super 8. 13431 Bowman Rd
Golden Key ... A Best Western motel. 13450
Lincoln Wy 530.885.8611 or 800.201.0121. The Golden Key is about 30 years old
or so, and is surrounded by a fantastic array of rose gardens.
Travelodge ... The Travelodge is located a
short distance north of the Golden Key on Lincoln Wy. It is perhaps 35 years
old and used to be the Country Boy Inn years ago. It has been recently
Rocklin is on I-80,
just east of Roseville. From Sacramento, take I-80 east to Rocklin Rd. The
Rocklin Park Hotel is new and large. There are several other motels on the
other side of the interstate as well.
Roseville is a
relatively large city (for the area), about 15 mi west of Auburn. It has a wide
variety of hotels and motels ... way too many to catalog here and it would be
best to use an AAA or similar guide to choose them. The Oxford Suites on N.
Sunrise Blvd, and a collection of new hotels at the intersection of Taylor Road
and Roseville Pkwy are good candidates.