It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn’t quite what it seems.
The pictures are heavily Photoshopped
Sure, the photos on the hotel’s website look nice, but don’t we all try to post only the most flattering pictures of ourselves? Filters, creative cropping and Photoshop can make almost any place look like the Ritz. If the official pictures look too good to be true, that may be a warning sign that they are. Look for real images of your potential hotel on Oyster (a sister site of SmarterTravel), and check out Oyster’s Photo Fakeout section to see just how sneaky some hotels can be.