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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Nov 19, 2019 iamnotadr Montreal, Canada

Not sure how I felt about this hotel. Good points the outdoor grounds are beautiful. They make great hot chocolate and gave us a complimentary candle that smells amazing. Overall I feel like I expected more for our 450$ a night stay. Dated is the best word for the whole experience. For some reason all the staff was black it felt very wrong… Read more
Not sure how I felt about this hotel. Good points the outdoor grounds are beautiful. They make great hot chocolate and gave us a complimentary candle that smells amazing. Overall I feel like I expected more for our 450$ a night stay. Dated is the best word for the whole experience. For some reason all the staff was black it felt very wrong to me like I travelled back in time. The room was dated. I get the whole country chic look but the baseboards have peeling paint and we couldn’t access the balcony because it’s November (not sure what the danger is or if they don’t want to clean the snow on the balcony). The pool area needs some serious TLC and needs to be upgraded badly. The pictures made it look fantastic but it was actually pretty dingy. Room service was ok. Limited menu, thank god we didn’t have to eat there more than one day. We travelled as a family not much to do for the kids. They should have a movie room and more activities going on. I don’t think we will be back. Felt like it was for privileged elderly white couples. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular Service!

Nov 10, 2019 Lewis B

Stayed for my wife's 30th birthday. The service from the gentleman who checked us in, Larson (the concierge?) And our housekeeping person was absolutely top notch. Couldn't have asked for a better stay! Thank you, we will absolutely be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort

Nov 5, 2019 Beryl G Cobourg, Canada

I attended a 3day conference at this Marriott resort. It's a fabulous resort situated on the beautiful Rosseau lake in Muskoka, Ontario. The views from the resort are breathtaking. It's a very peaceful environment with wonderful walking trails. A fabulous place for a few days getaway!
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Oct 31, 2019 melaniemG8606ZZ Toronto, Canada

Check in staff and housekeeping are great. We have been here on several occasions and this will be our last stay. We were given an accessibility room with a rooftop view as attached. I’m assuming because we used our points?! I called to complain and Amanda and Raquel were great but once you speak to Elizabeth or Liz can’t remember the name beware.… Read more
Check in staff and housekeeping are great. We have been here on several occasions and this will be our last stay. We were given an accessibility room with a rooftop view as attached. I’m assuming because we used our points?! I called to complain and Amanda and Raquel were great but once you speak to Elizabeth or Liz can’t remember the name beware. She doesn’t have the interest of the customer just the $$$. She was going to move us up but to a smaller room, so why bother we stayed out. Keep in mind they charge you a daily resort fee over and above the hotel stay fee. The grounds are beautiful, but the resort is extremely boring. The lower level has been nicely renovated over the last few years but the pool and rooms need a major update. Food, well this one has always been an issue. If you want a fancy steak with frites “fries” essentially go for it, but there is nothing decent to eat if you stay more than a day. You will get bored of the small menu. Not worth the over hour drive to eat elsewhere. I’m sure off season would fill up more if there was a decent menu and more to do. JW Muskoka you have served over 5 years of great memories, but staff like Liz and the price tag for what you receive just isn’t worth it anymore!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay overall but a miss on the important details

Oct 29, 2019 733katiak Vaughan, Canada

Stayed at this hotel the weekend of my birthday for 2 nights...the hotel was notified by my best friend, whom I was travelling with, as well as my husband who made a reservation that it was my birthday....what do we see when we get in the room? a heart with a Happy Anniversary note ...let the reception know - no action was taken..... birthday… Read more
Stayed at this hotel the weekend of my birthday for 2 nights...the hotel was notified by my best friend, whom I was travelling with, as well as my husband who made a reservation that it was my birthday....what do we see when we get in the room? a heart with a Happy Anniversary note ...let the reception know - no action was taken..... birthday dinner at Chop was a disaster but the manager tried to rectify the situation.....nice hotel due to its location but I would not trust them with special occasions.. Read less