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L.A. Photo Fakeout: This pool was ready for (only) its close-up

As we've seen before with the pools at Aqua Aloha Surf and The Equus, photographers like to get and down dirty with hotel pools. By zooming in on just a corner, marketers can make the pool look larger than it is. When part of the pool is out of sight, it's hard to tell where it truly ends and begins. By showing the pool in its entirety, Oyster gives a realistic view.

Update: Since our visit, this hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) has rebranded as a Marriott and undergone extensive renovations.

Read the full Beverly Hills Marriott review.

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