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 Paying for the view

Sep 26, 2020 donclem Bracebridge, Canada

Dropped by for drinks on the patio during a colour tour of the area on a beautiful fall Saturday. Ordered at the bar and made it clear we wanted to be served on the patio. After half a hour of waiting, we checked at the bar and were told they didn’t realize we wanted service on the patio. And - get this - the bill for one draft beer and a small… Read more
Dropped by for drinks on the patio during a colour tour of the area on a beautiful fall Saturday. Ordered at the bar and made it clear we wanted to be served on the patio. After half a hour of waiting, we checked at the bar and were told they didn’t realize we wanted service on the patio. And - get this - the bill for one draft beer and a small cocktail was $40! Great view, poor service and poor value. Read less
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Sep 22, 2020 Kelly E Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

We had a great weekend. The staff are incredible--very friendly. Did a great job with their COVID procedures. The only negative was the grounds would have some garbage on the ground in the mornings/the outdoor patio area still had glasses on the tables from the night before with cushions not looking refreshed. The Italian restaurant was our… Read more
We had a great weekend. The staff are incredible--very friendly. Did a great job with their COVID procedures. The only negative was the grounds would have some garbage on the ground in the mornings/the outdoor patio area still had glasses on the tables from the night before with cushions not looking refreshed. The Italian restaurant was our favourite!--so good! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In need of some TLC (and a whole lot of investment)

Sep 18, 2020 SJS1961

Given JW moniker and Lake Rosseau location, we expected more than this tired place was able to provide. Despite the lovely staff operating well in COVID, the water damage in room and resto, weeds growing on resto terrace, tired beach area and mediocre food did not meet our expectations. First and last visit.
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Sep 15, 2020 Vas K Toronto, Canada

If there ever was a little piece of heaven on earth it would be the JW Muskoka! Having traveled to places near and far, there is nothing quite like being in your own country backyard to experience true tranquility. From the moment we turned the corner up the driveway and saw the resort crest over the horizon, to checking in with welcoming staff,… Read more
If there ever was a little piece of heaven on earth it would be the JW Muskoka! Having traveled to places near and far, there is nothing quite like being in your own country backyard to experience true tranquility. From the moment we turned the corner up the driveway and saw the resort crest over the horizon, to checking in with welcoming staff, our stay just kept getting better and better. The suite was spacious, clean, comfortable and well appointed. The views breathtaking and hypnotizing as you watch the sun bounce off the lake like little diamonds. The calendar of events and itinerary well planned and something for everyone. Families and couples alike will find this retreat to be just what is needed. Already starting to plan our winter getaway to take in the winter scenery and activities! Looking forward to coming back JW!! Read less
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Sep 13, 2020 J_M_S_Toronto Toronto, Canada

We recently stayed here for 3 nights (Sept 8th-10th) for a local getaway. The resort staff went above and beyond to assist and everyone deserves to be commended for providing such excellent customer service throughout our stay. We felt very safe as all precautions were taken by the JW Marriott against the spread of COVID. Our one-bedroom unit was… Read more
We recently stayed here for 3 nights (Sept 8th-10th) for a local getaway. The resort staff went above and beyond to assist and everyone deserves to be commended for providing such excellent customer service throughout our stay. We felt very safe as all precautions were taken by the JW Marriott against the spread of COVID. Our one-bedroom unit was immaculately clean.We enjoyed the 2 big-screen TVs in the room, along with the nicely appointed kitchenette. We dined once at Teca on the premises. The food was well-prepared and delicious - my husband said the lamb chops were the best he had ever had - although the portion sizes were skimpy. The only reason I am not giving the JW Marriott five stars is because of the wear and tear on the exterior of the buildings. The resort could really use extra TLC here. The paint was peeling in some parts, shingles were old, tiles around the swimming pool were starting to come off, rust on the eaves, not all lights were working, etc. While we enjoyed using the indoor/outdoor pool, the water temperature fluctuated between cool/warm. We had a large balcony on the second floor and there was moss and weeds growing up through the cracks in the bottom. Hopefully, the resort plans to invest in restoring the outside of the resort to its glory days. The grounds were well-maintained and the setting still beautiful as always. All in all, a delightful stay and I would recommend the JW Marriott for couples, families or corporate events. Read less