Sundial Lodge, Canyons Village
What We Love
- Free underground parking and winter shuttle to the historic Main Street area in Park City
- Heated outdoor plunge pool and swimming pool
- Convenient location in the center of Utah’s largest single ski and snowboard resort
What To Know
- Since each room is privately owned, they feature slightly different decor and design
- Breakfast is not included, and options within the ski village are limited
- The hotel opened in 1999 and parts of it — particularly the hallways — show some age
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Positioned at the mountain base in the Canyons, one of Park City’s most established ski villages, this ski-in/ski-out hotel is a fusion of rustic lodge architecture and metropolitan design. The façade combines stone, wood and earth shades that disappear against the mountain during the warmer months but pop against the winter snow. The Sundial Lodge overlooks the central forum, where musical acts perform and other entertainments take place, and is adjacent to the Red Pine Gondola — less than a two-minute walk from the hotel entrance. The cozy yet airy lobby features natural stone floors, oversize windows, comfortable furniture in soft hues of red and brown, a log cabin–style structure and an inviting stone fireplace. Two distinct towers have a total of 115 hotel units and are connected by a sprawling archway bridge.
Bed and Bath
Standard rooms start at 350 square feet and are fitted with plush bed linens and kitchenettes, while studios and suites sport balconies and full kitchens. In 2012 all units were updated to include granite countertops and cosmetic enhancements. Many units added perks like jetted tubs, iPhone docking stations, separate living areas, fireplaces and hide-away flat-screen TVs. The Southwestern decor includes fall and forest-themed paintings, Native American blankets, snowshoes mounted on walls, and artsy hand-crafted pottery.
An open-air atrium on the bridge connecting the two buildings is home to a firepit, a heated plunge pool, a Jacuzzi and commanding views of the resort. A ski valet service includes free heated boot and ski storage. There’s also a fitness room, an outdoor pool and Murdock’s restaurant, a casual, family-friendly venue that serves breakfast and favorites such as burgers, sandwiches and salads. The Canyons also operates several additional restaurants such as the Farm, an award-winning venue that focuses on sustainability and fresh local ingredients.
In the Area
In the Canyons there’s a ski and snowboard school, a state-of-the-art spa, horse-drawn sleigh rides, guided snowshoe tours and a zipline adventure that stretches 2,000 feet over the resort area. The mountain itself boasts 4,000 acres, 185 trails, 19 lifts, three terrain parks and six natural half-pipes. For a break from the slopes, there are numerous art galleries, salons and shopping opportunities accessible via shuttles. Each January, Park City hosts the Sundance Film Festival, but visitors can also take in a film or show anytime at the Egyptian Theater or through the Park City Film Series. For a unique year-round activity, hot air balloon flights offer a memorable experience complete with a traditional champagne toast upon landing.
How to Get There
We had two rooms in two different buildings at Sundial, not ideal but I understand as it was a holiday weekend. Sundial is in a wonderful location, so easy to ski, close to many restaurants. Views from both rooms were lovely, one was a little better,but lovely picturesque views. I do wish they was a hotel restaurant with room service as on option. Also I think they could do with some refreshing in the rooms. The bottom of the bathroom doors were gross, some in room amenities didn’t work. It needed a new toaster, teapot, some outlets didn’t work. Minor issues, but would love to see them improve.
When we got to Canyons, they moved a bunch of us from Sundial to Silverado. Worse room, worse location, and we were all split up. No apology, no compensation, no nothing. Would not recommend staying here.
We were in Park City for a conference. We booked late and were able to get into the Sundial. Was not impressed. Room was average, dated. Kitchen inventory was not organized. Bathroom was not clean, and we were left a half tube of lotion. The pillow cases didn’t fit and the blankets were old and worn. One of the blankets had a wad of hair in it. The TV in the living room was mounted above the fireplace and gave you neck stain it was so high. Would not stay here again. The canyons is a nice location, I would stay somewhere else again.
Stayed in a studio. Slightly worn room but perfectly acceptable and big enough for the two of us. 100m from the ski valet to the gondola. Price was very high as the Sundance Dilm Festival was on. The upside was that the slope were deserted. Great skiing and a great location.
My wife, friends and I visited Park City in early December 2018 for a snowboarding trip. Everything about Sundial is excellent; the location, the amenities, the customer service; all great! The gondola is literally a stones throw away, good gift shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. Definitely recommend this to ski/snowboard enthusiasts looking for a great time.
I'd also like to give a shout out to Diego at the front desk. We didn't arrive at the hotel until about 12:30 AM and checked into our room. We got a suite style room and soon realized that they have pretty thin doors and walls, and we accidentally woke up our suitemate playing some light music. After this, I went down to the front desk and asked Diego if there was another room available that wasn't a suite (it was my friends birthday; while were weren't there to rage all night, we weren't trying to keep our voices to a whisper late at night either). Diego was very accommodating and provided us with another room that was a standalone. The new room was perfect, and allowed my friends and I to enjoy Park City to the fullest. Thank you Diego for making my friends birthday so memorable!