Harking back to Atlantic City in its heyday, the striking red and white hotel has a wood-floored lobby filled with potted palms and looks out on a classic waterfront promenade, where ferries and water taxis tootle about the bay, the smell of pretzels and popcorn hangs in the air, and hawkers call you to arcade games. The only thing missing is the gambling. And the Atlantic. But the promenade does meander around Crescent Lake, enticing guests out for a pleasant after-dinner
stroll to watch Epcot's fireworks, or a morning walk to the back gate of Epcot, which saves a lot of time if you just want to see the architecture of the lands. Several eateries are just steps away from the hotel's front door, including Cat Cora's Kouzzina, and the ESPN Club for the sports minded. Rooms in the inn are pricey, as you pay for being this close to fun.