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Designed in the spirit of a traditional English inn, rooms at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club are meant to leave well-heeled travelers feeling as if they have never left home. Standard rooms, many of which were given a fresh look during the summer of 2013, offer elegant crown molding, black-and-white photos of various Duke University landmarks, leather chairs and a color palette of tan, cream and blue — Duke blue, of course — to give the room just enough warmth. Bathrooms at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel were also recently upgraded with cabinet-style sinks and walk-in showers. The Homestead Suite provides many of these same touches, but with the added luxuries of a wet bar, a sophisticated Kohler touchscreen shower system and 1,139 square feet of living space to bask in all of it.