Have you ever gone to your hotel room and thought "hey, this rinky dink room wasn't at all like the photo on the website!" (I'm looking at you, Boston Omni Parker House Hotel). Well, a website named Oyster has stepped up to the task of taking actual honest-to-goodness (not photoshopped for brochures) photos of hotels. Surprisingly, a lot of the hotel rooms - especially the expensive ones I never stay at - are really nice looking, so it's kind of a fun way to gawk at hotels you'd never stay at ...
So far Oyster only has a limited number of hotels in just a few cities* but photos of the one I've stayed at, the Embassy Suites Hotel on Paradise Road in Las Vegas looked exactly like what I remembered. They should step it up a notch and maybe accept user submitted photos (this being Web 2.0 and all).
Link - Thanks Leah!
*Too bad they didn't have photos of the rinky dink room I stayed in at the BOPH - it was literally the size of a closet! And actually the experience is quite useful: whenever I read reviews of a hotel at TripAdvisor, Expedia or similar websites, I always look up the Omni Parker - that way, I can gauge how much of the review is plain BS.