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
I enjoyed lovely weekend in Park City with friends and family to celebrate my graduation from grad school. We checked in late but still found the staff bright eyed, helpful and very friendly. We had requested to have a room close to our friends room and the helpful gentleman working the front desk arranged for us to be 2 doors down which was excellent. I found my room to be very clean and spacious rooms with a very comfortable bed. The hotel location is great. Easy access to gondola, outdoors, and cafes. Overall we had a great experience at the Sundial and would definitely stay again.
We had a great two bedroom condo here. You can't get any closer to the base of the mountain. Accommodations were nice and the hot tubs were great after a day of skiing. Convenient garage parking was included.
Our family enjoyed our stay at the Sundial Resort. Great location and nice staff! The only negative part was construction that was going on across from the resort. Otherwise, it was a great stay. I would recommend this resort.