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Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa Review: This cluster of connecting monolithic towers occupies an enviable spot that is both convenient and scenic; it's just steps from Downtown Disney and surrounded by lakes and waterways edged with dense vegetation. While most of the clientele are here on business, it's also popular with upscale leisure travelers because of its featured spa, a 10,000-plus square-foot complex featuring the chain's famous Golden Door body treatments. Cool, elegant interiors of marble and glass, numerous seating areas---including a library-style hideaway with fireplace and a 12-story atrium topped with stained glass---provide relief from the location's hubbub. Most of the guest room patios or balconies offer super views of Disney's nightly fireworks, as well as area nightlife, the Magic Kingdom and several other major attractions. The onsite Recreation Island offers an equal opportunity playground for adults and kids, with myriad court sports, several pools and more.