Most hotels do not intend to deceive their customers; they just want to ensure that the images are accurate, and to make the hotels look far better than they actually are. However, Eli Seidman, the founder of travel site Oyster posts a hotel's image next to one taken by his photographers to show the readers how hotel marketing images mislead travellers through clever staging, cropping and Photoshopping.

Fakeout:  Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Montego Bay's Gym

Reality: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Montego Bay's Gym

Fakeout: The London West Hollywood

Reality: The London West Hollywood

Fakeout: Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa

Reality: Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa

Fakeout: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

Reality: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

Fakeout: South Beach's Aqua Hotel

Reality: South Beach's Aqua Hotel

Most of the marketing photos have been removed by respective hotel management. Check out for more photo fakeouts at Oyster.