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The average room rates at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, which reopened in October 2012 following a 10-month transformation, fluctuate with the seasons. During the low season, rates run between $675 and $1,125 for the Valencia, Palm, Agave and Olive suites, while in high season they range from $725 to $1,225. Summer is the area's high season, when tourists flood the area to see the action at the nearby Del Mar Racetrack, with some shacking up at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for the duration of the racing season. Some choose to book the two-bedroom villa suites, which go for $2,500 per night, regardless of season. For those looking for the ultimate getaway, try the Hacienda, the presidential suite that’s more like a house. The 5,000-square-foot adobe building has three suites — each with its own patio — a nice-sized kitchen and its own pool. Of course, you’ll have to pay up for such lavishness; the San Diego hotel’s Hacienda suite goes for $5,000 a night.