A great mid mod hotel. Great staff. Plenty to do in walking distance
Sep 17, 2019
Jordan, the concierge, is a delight. Our room was clean and we had an fantastic view. The restaurant in the hotel was far better than most hotel restaurants. They’re also within walking distance to other great places to eat and drink, and the Durham Bulls stadium.
Oct 11, 2019
The staff were great, friendly, and helpful. The room (studio king) was fantastic with an amazing view of downtown Durham. Hotel is central to restaurants, shops and entertainment. Amazing way to let go and experience Durham
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Oct 14, 2019
I went to hang out here at the pool. This place is AMAZING. They had great food and good drinks. They also had a ginormous Pegasus inflatable in the pool. Friendly server/bartender and good music playing in the background. You do have to pay a few $$ for parking but it is about $6. $6 for a free pool day with WiFi and access to tasty food and alcohol? YES.
Aug 29, 2019
Everything outside of the actual room was great. Nice location, near lots of stuff. Staff was friendly. Room REEKED of a chemical smell that I can only compare to pepper spray but not as extreme. We stayed not poolside, but in a single king room. There were no windows, I have never stayed anywhere without windows before, and won’t be doing it again.
Nov 2, 2019
We love Unscripted! Rooms, amenities, food, drinks, location are all wonderful. AND the staff at Unscripted is the best in town. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, stop in for a cocktail in the lobby or on the pool deck. Can’t wait to come back!
Nov 17, 2019
What a great reuse for the older motor lodge. The ownership group did a great job with the remodel. Probably ready for a new wallpaper job soon in the room I was in, but overall a great boutique hotel experience.
Nov 18, 2019
Nice hotel with great amenities! Well situated in downtown Durham. I would definitely stay here again!
Jan 24, 2020
When I was misquoted over the phone, or assuming maybe I heard the reservation specialist wrong, the manager was extremely helpful. He not only honored the quote I believe I was given, but he also explained how he would honor this to earn my business and really hoped I enjoyed my stay. I am very happy to say it was awesome! Comfy, clean, and convenient to lots of things. Next time my company host an event at the convention center, I have recommended my team to stay here. Thank you so much for being accommodating and helping me make sense of the quote I was provided.
Feb 7, 2020
What a pleasant surprise! We stumbled upon the hotel bar, looked over the menu and decided to stop in for dinner.
The former and beautifully restored Jack Mar Motel, maintains quite the cozy bar and lounge with an impressive menu for both drinks, small plates and dinner. The live music they hosted this evening was very delightful. The instrumental portion was quite impressive, I questioned the vocals at first, but after a few songs became quite impressed with that portion as well.
The bar offered an excellent variety of comfortable seating arrangements, all within full view of the live entertainment. The lounge lighting, combined with the modern-retro decor, made for a uniquely comfortable dining experience.
Impressively enough they did have the beyond burger on the menu, I went with a simple version of their cheeseburger and a side of the mac and cheese. Unfortunately the kitchen was apparently slow this evening, which resulted in our food being delayed for a minimum of 30 minutes, meanwhile the clock to our next engagement was still ticking. As a result of the kitchen delay, when our dinner did arrived, we were forced to devour it in order to make the show on time.
Much to my surprise the orders were served backwards, resulting in me receiving the vegetarian option and my partner the real deal! Of course upon discovering this mid meal we immediately corrected the wrong, a bit late unfortunately. Even more astonishing, the beyond burger was to comparable to the real thing.
The one staff member working the bar area was clearly outnumbered by guests, she received little to no help from the only team member behind the bar whom was clearly doing nothing other than enjoying the show and a drink of his own. The food and drink is definitely worth the dime here, as long as its your own.
Jan 26, 2020
Largely great, extremely comfortable bed, free coffee all day, daily water, and friendly staff. Also a fantastic location, and the lobby doubles as a bar/cafe. There were a few hiccups, though. Apparently they offer you a welcome drink but only between 3-8pm. We weren't offered one when we checked in later and eventually asked why everyone else was being offered a drink and were politely but curtly told that we checked in at the wrong time. This seems like a foolish policy, alienating guests who see amenities offered to others. The hotel charges a "resort fee" so you're actually paying for these amenities, even if you don't receive them. They also threw away the shampoo we were still using. Annoying but small details on an otherwise lovely stay.
Feb 16, 2020
By far the most unique hotel experience we have had! Nothing is typical about this hotel! Family friendly and the staff was amazing! The rooftop pool was the highlight and a few places to eat within walking distance.
Jun 3, 2019
I mainly come here to chill by the pool on summer days as most weekends they have music and a bar. From the lobby to the pool employees they’ve all been helpful and friendly even to non- guests which I appreciate. The bar and the food served poolside is also vast and tasty would totally recommend this place. The location is hard to beat
Apr 24, 2019
Reggae on the roof was great. A nice roof pool area. Nice decor and furnishings. Friendly accommodating staff. I will come again for future events.
Jun 2, 2019
Really fun atmosphere. The staff are great. Perfect spot for a ladies weekend
Apr 7, 2019
The staff are extremely nice and helpful. The hotel is well kept and different from the usual hotels in the areas. It's also located in a very walkable area of Durham. Some guests seem pretentious though.
Apr 7, 2019
The staff, amenities, and place itself are all amazing. From the coffee shop to the check in to the poolside staff, the service and attention I received was impeccable. The rooms were super fresh, comfortable, and welcoming. Definitely a place to retreat or just really enjoy your time in Durham as a base.
Jul 4, 2019
We needed to cancel our room in what turned out to be under a 24 hour period (due to a miscommunication with the front desk at the time of booking) and Stevie made it happen for us with no trouble. We really appreciate his efforts and look forward to staying here sometime soon.