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The guest rooms at Dukes have an updated and airy design style that takes its cues from the Edwardian era. Our superior room overlooked the quiet front courtyard of the luxury hotel through white-framed bay windows, which filled the room with natural light throughout the day — when it wasn’t too gray outside, that is. A blue-gray carpet lay underfoot, complementing the sky blue painted wall, waist-high white wainscoting and elaborate white crown molding along the ceiling. Heavy draperies with pleated valance in a taupe-and-white flourish pattern were lightened up by white sheers, with all-white linens on the clean-lined king-size bed. Dark polished wooden furnishings filled the room, from the double-door wardrobe to the writing desk with its tapered legs. A curvilinear credenza was used beneath the flat-screen television, while a wooden coffee table stocked with magazines was positioned by the blue chenille two-seat sofa. Gilt-framed artwork of botanical and villa drawings decorated the walls, adding a sense of history to the storied hotel. Bathrooms are on the small side, but elegantly appointed with veined green marble, antique-style chrome faucets and toiletries by London brand REN.