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The Rosseau A JW Marriott Resort & Spa

The Rosseau A JW Marriott Resort & Spa is a 4 star hotel in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada P.O. Box 31, 1050 Paignton House Road, Muskoka, ON, Canada
Estimated Price
$502
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On-site restaurant with good food, clean and comfortable rooms with free parking

Pros
  • Free self parking
  • The hotel's location was in a beautiful area with lovely views, according to several guests
  • The rooms were a source of praise for many reviewers
  • Many guests liked the hotel amenities and activities, specifically the pools and the fitness centre
  • According to several guests, the restaurants had good food and atmosphere
  • Several guests thought the staff were friendly and accommodating
Cons
  • Several guests thought the hotel was a little overpriced
  • A couple guests did not enjoy the sofabeds

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Apr 7, 2013
Overview
This hotel offers on-site dining, on-site spa services, bike rentals and access to recreational water activities, making this a good fit for guests who want everything on site, including a good variety of recreational activities.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and each individually climate-controlled room comes with an alarm clock, bottled water, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a mini-fridge, a kitchenette (oven, microwave, stovetop, dishware, toaster and table and chairs) and a hair dryer. Some rooms feature a sofabed and/or fireplace and/or balcony.

Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for a surcharge of $15.95 per day. Accessible rooms are available and service animals are allowed. Free self parking is available. Valet parking is provided for $30 per day. Continental breakfast is available for a fee of $14 per day or guests can choose the buffet breakfast for $24.95 per day. Pets are not allowed.

Other amenities include a fitness centre, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, bike rentals, access to jet skis and on-site spa services.

Cottages serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on site and overlooks the lake. Teca features intimate dining for dinner and serves Italian-style cuisine and a wine menu. Lakes (the Gathering Place) also overlooks the lake and is open for lunch and dinner. It features a bar and lobby lounge. Country Market Resort Shop and Cafe serves coffee and pastries and sells sundries and souvenirs. The Deck is a seasonal poolside bistro with bar. Room service is available from 6 pm to 11 pm. 

Muskoka Airport (YQA) is about 1 hour southeast by car. Lake Rosseau is an 8-minute drive away. Eagle Crest Aerial Park is 42 minutes southeast by car. Port Carling Community Centre is a 21-minute drive away, while the Ryan Fine Art Gallery is an 18-minute drive from the hotel. (All driving estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with a front desk agent on April 1, 2013: Wi-Fi surcharge, breakfast surcharge, free parking, room service hours and kitchenette feature.
The Good
Generally, guests were quite happy with their stays at this hotel and said they would return or recommend it to others. Guests were commonly pleased with the rooms, the amenities, the restaurants and the location.

The rooms were the biggest source of praise for many reviewers. They described them as well appointed, comfortable and spacious. Some guests also thought the rooms were clean and fresh. 

The amenities were another highlight for many guests. Some guests liked that both pools were connected and both were easily accessible. Some reviewers also enjoyed the fitness centre and described it as bright and nice. 

According to several reviewers, the restaurants had good food and atmosphere. Some guests specifically enjoyed Teca while others thought the portions were generous and the servers were accommodating.

Several guests liked the hotel's location and thought the surrounding area was beautiful.

The staff were complimented by several reviewers and were described as friendly, accommodating and efficient.

The Bad
As mentioned above, most reviews were quite positive. However, some guests were not impressed with the room rates and the sofabeds.

Several reviewers felt the additional fees were a bit much and for that reason thought the hotel was overpriced and provided poor overall value. Some guests complained about having to pay for Wi-Fi while others didn't appreciate having to pay a separate fee for breakfast. 

A couple of guests thought the sofabeds were a tad worn and uncomfortable.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel as #1 out of 2 hotels in Minett with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 380 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 4.6 out of 5 based on 23 reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 9.6 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this property 4.7 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate based on 20 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 1, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.


Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 8.7 / 10
No. of guest reviews: 556
Guest Ranking Explained

The Rosseau A JW Marriott Resort & Spa is #1 out of 5 hotels in Muskoka ranked by the ratings provided by guests.


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Scuba Diving
  • Cycling
  • Water Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Lake
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Pool Indoor
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Games Available
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Family Room
  • Self Laundry
  • Free Parking

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8.7
Very Good

#1 out of 5 hotels in Muskoka city based on 556 guest reviews

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