The Rosseau JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Minett, Rural Ontario

The hotel

Canada’s first JW Marriott Resort & Spa, the Rosseau enjoys a prime location in natural, unspoiled countryside, overlooking beautiful Lake Rosseau in the community of Red Leaves. Indeed, guests have access to their very own stretch of sandy beach, complete with docking facility should you wish to enjoy a cruise along her waters or partake in a spot of fishing. There’s also a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool that winds its way indoors if the weather turns cooler, as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre and luxurious spa. Outdoor pursuits abound with tennis, nature hikes, canoeing and kayaking all on the agenda. After a busy day, you’ll be glad to relax in Teca, serving scrumptious Italian cuisine responsible for catapulting it into one of the top 10 restaurants in Canada! Or head for Cottages, a cosy lakeside country grill serving delicious local fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Afterwards, make your way to Lakes, serving a fine range of wines and nightcaps.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

Located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario's "cottage country", set high on a bluff overlooking picturesque Lake Rosseau. The shoreline is within walking distance. Transfer time from Toronto Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

221 rooms. All rooms with air-conditioning, 42" HDTV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, clock radio, Marriott "Plug-in" Technology to keep you connected, coffee maker, Galley kitchen in Studios (full kitchen in Suites), Muskoka stone fireplace, iron and board, safe, luxurious bed with down comforter and linens, spacious marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, bathrobes and hairdryer. Studio Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Balcony Rooms are the same as the Studio Rooms but with the addition of a balcony, from which to admire the views. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites are spacious with French doors separating the parlour from the king bedroom. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, fridge, four-burner range, microwave and dishwasher. 1-Bedroom Suites feature 1 king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Studio Waterview with Balcony with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suite with Balcony are the same as the 1-Bedroom Suite with the addition of a balcony. They feature 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Muskoka Chophouse (open daily for dinner only), Teca (Italian cuisine; open for dinner only on select nights), Cottages (Lakeside country grille, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Deck (summer season only, snacks and light lunches), Country Market Coffee House and Lakes Bar. Private sand beach and docking facility. Indoor pool leading to outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub. Further seasonal outdoor pool, with a children's wading pool and hot tub. Fitness centre*. Spa Rosseau* with heated outdoor pool and outdoor and indoor hot tubs. Complimentary summer water sports to include canoeing and kayaking. Bike rentals. Winter skating* and snowshoes*. Various activities* to include workshops, walking tours, nature walks, snowmobile expeditions and astronomy sessions. Library with fireplace. Traditional Muskoka Room with artifacts. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Limited room service*. Nearby golf*. Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking CAD$ 40 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

2 night min stay required for Fri and Sat arrivals between 16 May-14 Oct '17.

2 night min stay for the month of Aug '17 and 30-31 Dec '17 arrivals.

1-Bedroom Suites and Waterview Balcony Rooms are not available between 16 Oct '17-30 Apr '18.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Muskoka Jewel

Jul 3, 2020 clarenm2020

We stayed at this hotel from June 16th to 19th and we have a fabulous time. It was a relaxing get away after being quarantined for months. Aside from the best view of the lake, we love the DIVERSITY and EFFICIENCY of their staff. We have encountered some unfortunate circumstances caused by some guests during our stay but it was properly address… Read more
We stayed at this hotel from June 16th to 19th and we have a fabulous time. It was a relaxing get away after being quarantined for months. Aside from the best view of the lake, we love the DIVERSITY and EFFICIENCY of their staff. We have encountered some unfortunate circumstances caused by some guests during our stay but it was properly address by the hotel staff and customer representatives. It is a well managed hotel. To all the hardworking and efficient staff of JW Marriott, our heartfelt Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. We are hoping to be back in the fall. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A waste of vacation time

Jul 2, 2020 probit Ontario, Canada

I travel extensively and prefer to stay at high end resorts and hotels. This place does.not add up and in My opinion it was a waste of vacation time to bring my family here. Definitely not adhering to common sense policies that would reduce the risk of COvID and when addressed with management there is not concern for custom service, safety or… Read more
I travel extensively and prefer to stay at high end resorts and hotels. This place does.not add up and in My opinion it was a waste of vacation time to bring my family here. Definitely not adhering to common sense policies that would reduce the risk of COvID and when addressed with management there is not concern for custom service, safety or accountability. Really head office, should be engaged in how poorly the experience can be for customers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxation during reopening

Jun 28, 2020 I7666NGstephaniec Toronto, Canada

My husband and I just returned from a week here. I was a bit hesitant to stay at a hotel with all that's going on but, my stay here has reassured me. Check in was done in the driveway as we pulled up. Jack checked us in and he was GREAT! Our room wasn't quite ready and he was able to upgrade us to one with a balcony given the vacancy level. All… Read more
My husband and I just returned from a week here. I was a bit hesitant to stay at a hotel with all that's going on but, my stay here has reassured me. Check in was done in the driveway as we pulled up. Jack checked us in and he was GREAT! Our room wasn't quite ready and he was able to upgrade us to one with a balcony given the vacancy level. All staff were masked and actively cleaning throughout our stay. The ice machines were not in use because they were too high touch (smart) so bags of ice were available at the bar for in room. Assigned seating in the pool area and all guests being mindful of the distancing and mask use made it a different but, enjoyable and relaxing stay. The canoes, life jackets and paddle boards are all sanitized after use and were great fun. Will be back! Can't beat the view! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEST VIEWS IN MUSKOKA

Jun 25, 2020 Georgi1of5

We stayed at the property last week, the staff went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. My family really enjoyed all the activities, canoeing, bike rides, paddle boards and especially the complimentary s'mores kits around the fire pit..the staff were super helpful right down to the wet naps. ;) We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with a… Read more
We stayed at the property last week, the staff went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. My family really enjoyed all the activities, canoeing, bike rides, paddle boards and especially the complimentary s'mores kits around the fire pit..the staff were super helpful right down to the wet naps. ;) We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with a stunning view of the lake and all the surrounding islands a full kitchen 2 full baths.... the master was situated on the opposite side end of the unit which gave my husband and I lots of privacy when the kids were bed. We were able to enjoy the balcony which had access from our room as well... quiet time for us!! Yippee!! Perfect get away!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary Trip

Jun 16, 2020 Zans Mississauga, Canada

We stayed at this property for our anniversary this past weekend June 14th. We knew that there would be many amenities that would not be open (pool, spa, inside dining) and we were fine with that. The location is beautiful and the property was well maintained. It was the first weekend that restrictions were lifted in this area to allow for patio… Read more
We stayed at this property for our anniversary this past weekend June 14th. We knew that there would be many amenities that would not be open (pool, spa, inside dining) and we were fine with that. The location is beautiful and the property was well maintained. It was the first weekend that restrictions were lifted in this area to allow for patio dining. We found had lunch on the patio and it was fine. Servers are getting used to working with masks and gloves and there was a bit of back and forth in getting things like cutlery and condiments as they cannot be on the table as before. I think the staff will figure out what works and how to make it work efficiently in time. We ordered our dinner as takeout and took it back to our room, as it was a bit cool in the evening and we did not want to sit outside. Overall we had a relaxing stay given the circumstances. We adjusted our expectations and were just happy to be away somewhere for the first time in 3 months. Would love to return to the spa when it opens. Read less