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L.A. Photo Fakeout: Can you spot the differences between these two images?

Looks like someone got all dressed up for picture day!

On the left is the image of a Deluxe King room displayed on Ayres Hotel's website. On the right is a picture we snapped during our stay. Can you spot the differences between these two photos?

While most of our Photo Fakeouts demonstrate how photographs can be deceptively doctored to conceal the unappealing or shot to exaggerate the appealing, this is an example of how simply dressing up a room with a few props -- extra pillows here, pretty flowers there -- can make an already-luxurious room appear lavish and exquisite.

Update: Since we published this Fakeout, the hotel has removed the misleading photo from its website.

Read the full Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach review.

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