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 Wonderful experience - as always!

Jul 21, 2019 Well_travelled_km Waterloo, Canada

So we had wonderful stay property is beautiful and you have some exceptional staff! I want to give shout outs to Roland tecca who did a great job when our meals needed attention - he fixed it and was so attentive. Really top notch Deana - guest room service - lovely lovely gal - she did a super job taking care of our room and was super kind and… Read more
So we had wonderful stay property is beautiful and you have some exceptional staff! I want to give shout outs to Roland tecca who did a great job when our meals needed attention - he fixed it and was so attentive. Really top notch Deana - guest room service - lovely lovely gal - she did a super job taking care of our room and was super kind and friendly. Again top notch service! And the there is Amit and ashkey - bar service - super fabulous just awesome service and wonderfully friendly. And lastly bar supervisor - red haired young lady - makes a mean Moscow Mule - we didn’t get her name but she’s also exceptional. So there you go - I always feel that you should know how great this property is and how exceptional the service is but most importantly how great your people are!! Kudos job well done!!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location and facilities

Jul 20, 2019 MisterDOntario Ontario

I was pleasantly surprised at the layout of the resort within the surrounding beautiful setting (better than I had thought after looking at some of the pictures). Access to the many water activities, kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, and bicycles was greatly appreciated. The food in the Lakes and Cottages (Buffet) restaurant was delicious. Having said… Read more
I was pleasantly surprised at the layout of the resort within the surrounding beautiful setting (better than I had thought after looking at some of the pictures). Access to the many water activities, kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, and bicycles was greatly appreciated. The food in the Lakes and Cottages (Buffet) restaurant was delicious. Having said all this, if I wasn't overcharged on my bill for the Cottages restaurant (luckily I noticed before checkout) and the overall price to stay here was lower, a higher rating would have been granted. Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 MississaugaEllie Mississauga

Not impressed with the service in both the restaurants and poolside. Very slow service with nobody really caring. However, had a great experience at the waterfront service. The people here are very helpful, very friendly and eager to please. I believe it's called Soar? Good job waterfront people!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too low quality for "JW" badge

Jul 13, 2019 XXXPol Warszawa,Poland

People from Marriott HQ should really do a mystery guest trip to this place. Potential is great, as lakes area is amazing. But I'm afraid that current hotel management think that nature is enough to make people happy for a stay at JW. This is the highest tier of Marriott brands and apart from hotel lobby design, you will find nothing to justify… Read more
People from Marriott HQ should really do a mystery guest trip to this place. Potential is great, as lakes area is amazing. But I'm afraid that current hotel management think that nature is enough to make people happy for a stay at JW. This is the highest tier of Marriott brands and apart from hotel lobby design, you will find nothing to justify this ! Poor housekeeping, old fashioned style and well used hotel rooms, pool area which must be improved and renovated NOW !, slow service in the bar and in restaurants. And at the end you get a check which is in the range of JW standards, but the real delivery in this hotel is much, much below normal JW standards. Dear GM wake up please and improve this plave Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay

Jul 8, 2019 Sandy_Dan_8 Toronto, Canada

We just returned from 4 nights at the JW Marriott Muskoka and had a wonderful stay. The one-bedroom suite was generously appointed - lots of space, large washroom and a very comfy king size bed. The resort is located on a stunning location in Muskoka and offers gorgeous views from most areas of the resort. The pools were a perfect temperature and… Read more
We just returned from 4 nights at the JW Marriott Muskoka and had a wonderful stay. The one-bedroom suite was generously appointed - lots of space, large washroom and a very comfy king size bed. The resort is located on a stunning location in Muskoka and offers gorgeous views from most areas of the resort. The pools were a perfect temperature and our 6 year old son stayed in for a good part of each date. What really stood out for us this visit though was the customer service. A special thank you to the staff at the Deck - Gord, Maria and Hannah - for the friendly and thoughtful service. We also cannot thank Amit Davy (F&B manager) enough for his kindness. Amit went out of his way for the duration of our visit to ensure that we were always taken care of and that we were enjoying our experience. We can't wait for our next visit back!!!! Read less