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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Mar 21, 2021 T4710RDalexandral

We stayed here for our 7th anniversary. Our stay was amazing! The concierge named Long, help us. He was so friendly and professional. He made us feel very welcome. Throughout the stay he was around and always friendly. The other hotel staff were friendly as well. We had a man take our luggage to our room, he was also very friendly, he told us… Read more
We stayed here for our 7th anniversary. Our stay was amazing! The concierge named Long, help us. He was so friendly and professional. He made us feel very welcome. Throughout the stay he was around and always friendly. The other hotel staff were friendly as well. We had a man take our luggage to our room, he was also very friendly, he told us about stuff to do in the area. We didn’t get his name. Vijay, helped us book our dinners. Our first night we ate at chopped steak house. The waiter was very polite and professional. We had an amazing meal. Vijay was superb! He had amazing service and was professional and friendly, we booked the ice caves restaurant, although he did not service us, he was there to ask us if we needed anything, and was very friendly. Our waiter Naveen was excellent as well. He was a very hard worker, we could tell he really cares about his customers. He provided excellent service, and even took photos of us throughout the night! The chef savio was excellent as well. The food was great and the service was perfect. For the activities, halie was our guide. She was very friendly and professional. There are a lot of activities offered at the marriot Rousseau, we did tile painting, slime making, snow shoeing, biking and s’mores making. There are many bonfires throughout the facility. We enjoyed them throughout the day and night. Heli was always there to be friendly and answer any questions we had. Sherman was another friendly activity advisor. He did the slime activity, and snowshoeing, he was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. The spa staff were great, holly and Felicia were excellent and friendly, we had a very relaxing time. There is a heated indoor and outdoor pool , it was clean and relaxing as well. Sarah our housekeeper was friendly and nice, she helped us with whatever requests we needed for our room. Overall I would give the marriot jw rosseau a 10/10. Thank you to the amazing staff that served us Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Resort Five Stars All Around!

Mar 13, 2021 aether_jk Ottawa, Canada

I very rarely write reviews, however our experience at this resort is so exceptional that I want to express my gratitude to the wonderful staff in a review! The resort itself is beautiful. We have come in the fall, which is breathtaking and now in the winter, which has its own beauty and charm. Our room - during both stays - was perfect. This time… Read more
I very rarely write reviews, however our experience at this resort is so exceptional that I want to express my gratitude to the wonderful staff in a review! The resort itself is beautiful. We have come in the fall, which is breathtaking and now in the winter, which has its own beauty and charm. Our room - during both stays - was perfect. This time we upgraded to a 2 bedroom executive suite and it is absolutely stunning. We have a wrap around balcony and beautiful views of a frozen magical lake. It truly feels as though we are at a resort. They offer so many fun activities for the kids, including tie dye T-shirt making, S'mores by a fire pit, and snow shoeing! As fun as all that has been for our kids ages 5 and 10 years old, the indoor/outdoor pool is their absolute favourite and ours too. The food here is absolutely delicious, we especially enjoyed the samosas and prime rib sandwich at the Lakes restaurant. The spa is gorgeous, we both had phenomenal massages. Perhaps the best part about this resort is the customer service, it truly is unparalleled. The JW Marriott Rosseau Muskoka truly know how to make people feel welcome. Everyone is wonderful, however we would specifically like to thank Peggy who went out of her way to help us with our booking before we even arrived, Tran who was so sweet delivering all our delicious room service, to Amanda, Joe, Alex and Dave - a huge thank you for your exceptional service! We will definitely be back! Read less
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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