Why You Should Never Trust the Photos Hotels Post Online

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Hotels aren't always completely honest when it comes to the photos they post on their websites.

Professional reviewers from hotel review website Oyster visited vacation properties from Barbados to Boston, and the photos they took didn't quite match up with the online fantasy.

This latest collection of "photo fakeouts" serves as a cautionary tale for anyone planning a vacation and relying solely on hotel websites. Some of these photo "upgrades" are so egregious, you'll think you are looking at pictures of two completely different properties.


FANTASY: Sugar Cane Club, Barbados

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Sugar Cane Club



REALITY: Not much space, and no champagne

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FANTASY: Country Club Lima Hotel, Peru

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REALITY: That pool looked a lot more luxurious online

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FANTASY: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington DC

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L'Enfant Plaza Hotel



REALITY: The view's not the same ... and neither are the linens

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FANTASY: Mandarin Oriental, Miami

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REALITY: A kiddie pool

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FANTASY: Hudson Hotel, New York

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Hudson Hotel



REALITY: An impossibly small living space

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FANTASY: Hotel La Mariposa, Costa Rica

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Hotel Mariposa



REALITY: What happened to the view?

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FANTASY: Blue Moon Hotel, Miami

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REALITY: Actually, this just makes us feel blue

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FANTASY: Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

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REALITY: A noticeable lack of color and plant life

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FANTASY: The Grand Palladium Bavaro, Dominican Republic

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REALITY: This buffet looked more delicious in 1988

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FANTASY: The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort

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REALITY: Someone forgot to mention the cranes

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Photos courtesy of Oyster.com

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