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    Oyster.com shows the pool at the Aqua Hotel in Miami is carefully cropped in the images on the hotel's website.
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    In reality, the Aqua Hotel pool is no bigger than a hot tub -- no surf board-toting models to be found. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    On the hotel's website, the giant mall next door to the Sofitel Los Angeles is edited out of the marketing photos.
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    That's not the only poolside disappointment at the Sofitel Los Angeles -- the pool is smaller than it looks in the marketing photo, and the landscaping is not as lush. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    Oyster.com shows The Essex House Hotel in South Beach, Miami photoshopped their marketing photos. Their image leaves out a street lamp and traffic light.
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    The lamp and traffic light are clearly visible in the undoctored Oyster.com photo of the Essex House Hotel. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    Smiling and laughing guests get a good workout at the Hotel Nash gym in the fitness center promotional photo.
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    Oyster.com shows the fitness center at Hotel Nash is not as equipped as advertised. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    The photos on the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove website promise beautiful blankets and plants for hotel guests, luxuries that were missing upon arrival.
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    As seen in this Oyster.com photo, three plants, and a floral blanket, could not be found in the Deluxe Room at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    In addition to some color enhancement -- the water is too blue, the plants are too green -- the marketing photo of Miami's Blue Moon Hotel is cropped so guests can't tell how small the pool actually is.
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    This Oyster.com photo shows the pool at the Blue Moon Hotel's true size. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    Another cropped pool photo can be found on website for The Orlando hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.
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    It's only when you see the entire pool at The Orlando that you get a true sense of its size, as Oyster.com's photo shows. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    Perfectly arranged vibrant beach chairs make for a relaxing poolside oasis in the promotional photo for Breezes Runaway Bay Resort in Jamaica.
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    This Oyster.com photo shows that chairs are strewn every which way and the grounds aren't as pristine as promised at the Breezes Runaway Bay Resort. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    The marketing image of Hotel Shangri La in Santa Monica, Calif. shows two unusual balls of light hovering outside the hotel.
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    The flashes outside Hotel Shangri La are not random at all, but are strategically placed to cover two unsightly objects -- a lamp post right outside the hotel's door and a traffic light, as seen in this Oyster.com photo. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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    The Soho Grand marketing photos feature beautifully made beds, with crisp bed linens.
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    Instead, Oyster.com found rumpled bed linens at the luxe New York City hotel instead of the picture-perfect bedroom in The Soho Grand's marketing photo. For more photo fakeouts and hotel reviews, see Oyster.com
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