If you want to stay slopeside without paying hefty slopeside rates then Sundial is for you. If you are seeking a luxury or "hotel like" experience then you will do better elsewhere, such as at the nearby Grand Summit Hotel. Sundial charges less than you would expect, and the staff make an effort to provide the most possible within that budget. Hot drinks in the lobby apres-ski, valet parking and a fair ratio of staff make up for what is otherwise a spartan lodge.
Our room and the decor were simple, nice touches included the small in-room kitchen and porch. The lobby and public areas are small and the elevator wait time can be long at peak times.
Overall Sundial is a decent alternative for the budget minded who want to stay slopeside - the location is ideal, just a few feet away from Canyons ticket office and the gondola and in the center of Canyons base village.