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 Ideal Escape

Dec 31, 2020 Shelly6424

This resort took great care of us during challenging times. We focused on the outdoors and spent many hours in the surrounding forest and hills. That said, the resort itself was exactly what I expected when it came to room, bed, meals, lobby, personalities. We wanted a half-week break from the city, and this beautiful hotel and its people… Read more
This resort took great care of us during challenging times. We focused on the outdoors and spent many hours in the surrounding forest and hills. That said, the resort itself was exactly what I expected when it came to room, bed, meals, lobby, personalities. We wanted a half-week break from the city, and this beautiful hotel and its people delivered fully. Excellent place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay and would recommend it strongly

Dec 31, 2020 Flyer12750901754 Toronto, Canada

The hotel itself is very clean and has excellent services and staff. Lodged there multiple nights and got to experience all that it had to offer, and the surroundings, well hiked during our stay. Beds and amenities were excellent. Very classy resort and it showed, day after day, hour by hour. Would not have changed a thing. Warmth sharply felt.… Read more
The hotel itself is very clean and has excellent services and staff. Lodged there multiple nights and got to experience all that it had to offer, and the surroundings, well hiked during our stay. Beds and amenities were excellent. Very classy resort and it showed, day after day, hour by hour. Would not have changed a thing. Warmth sharply felt. Super setting. The hotel exudes advantages and separation. Very satisfying visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect getaway

Dec 31, 2020 murtceps

Am picky and travel extensively - this resort was a pleasure to experience even during Covid restricted times - the staff were exceptional, detail oriented, genuine - the setting was as good as it gets especially in winter - true escape, chalet feel - suite as special as the setting outside, with the layout, feel, beds, washrooms, and so forth the… Read more
Am picky and travel extensively - this resort was a pleasure to experience even during Covid restricted times - the staff were exceptional, detail oriented, genuine - the setting was as good as it gets especially in winter - true escape, chalet feel - suite as special as the setting outside, with the layout, feel, beds, washrooms, and so forth the equivalent of its sister Ritz which we use often - ordered full meals into our room and found the quality of the servings excellent - everything about this elite facility and the people, key, that warmly present and attended to our needs was exceptional - will return in the summer for certain, for a week - my kids loved it as well - top notch stay, to sum up Read less
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Dec 16, 2020 Muskoka4Ever Huntsville, Canada

We had booked the weekend of Dec.12 for a tiny wedding at the resort...the weeks leading up to the date had a lot of challenges with the Covid numbers growing and provincial rules changing..both Erin and Kelley (in Events) helped us to make adjustments to our arrangements quickly and efficiently. When we arrived at the hotel we were impressed… Read more
We had booked the weekend of Dec.12 for a tiny wedding at the resort...the weeks leading up to the date had a lot of challenges with the Covid numbers growing and provincial rules changing..both Erin and Kelley (in Events) helped us to make adjustments to our arrangements quickly and efficiently. When we arrived at the hotel we were impressed with every staff member (housekeeping, front desk, restaurants, bar and spa), all were so friendly, helpful and happy! Our suite was gorgeous and had some welcoming touches left for us that were much appreciated. The bed was the most comfortable we had ever slept in at a resort (i have to find the down comforter and pillows for home now!). We now look forward to celebrating our anniversary there each year. What a gift to have this beautiful resort in our own 'backyard'. Highly recommend a visit - the gorgeous lake views alone make it worth even a just a visit to one of their lovely restaurants. :) Read less
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Dec 14, 2020 northerntraveller555

My partner had some business to attend to and brought me along for a romantic weekend away. I was very excited after seeing pictures of the property. While the location/resort IS beautiful, I found myself disappointed many times throughout our stay. The room was large, tastefully decorated and had a nice layout.. we had a balcony with a… Read more
My partner had some business to attend to and brought me along for a romantic weekend away. I was very excited after seeing pictures of the property. While the location/resort IS beautiful, I found myself disappointed many times throughout our stay. The room was large, tastefully decorated and had a nice layout.. we had a balcony with a beautiful view however it was seasonally locked which was disappointing. Our bed was brutal.. anytime my partner moved I’d go bouncing as well. The fitted sheet and mattress pad did not fit correctly and constantly came off.. having a bare hotel mattress exposed throughout the night is gross to say the least. I decided to indulge at the spa.. my massage was ok but the walls were paper thin and I could hear the man talking in the room next me the entire time.. further to that the relaxing music was on a CD that kept skipping and glitching causing the poor woman massaging me to have to stop multiple times to get the cd out and clean it and try and restart it. Hardly made for a relaxing experience. The restaurants were obscenely expensive for the quality/quantity being offered. $25 for a glass of wine and $36 for basic bacon and eggs is pretty steep. The room was equipped with a fridge/microwave/stovetop and cookware.. had I known what I know now I would have brought some of my own food. All in all it is a beautiful place, just didn’t meet expectations at the price point. As for covid... I found there to be very poor communication in the hour changes to amenities .. I understand that things are closing early, but it would be nice if that was reflected on the tv hotel info and website.. we went down for a swim at 9:30 only to find a sign that it now closes at 9 not 11 as advertised. I don’t think I would return. Read less