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Unscripted Durham

4.3

Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 329-9500
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Photo of Barry Baggott Barry Baggott
Mar 8, 2020 5

A great mid mod hotel. Great staff. Plenty to do in walking distance

Photo of Kelly A. Calhoun Kelly A. Calhoun
Jul 5, 2020 3

Cool spot in DT Durham! Try the Frosé. Poke bowls on point. Great views of the Bull City!

Photo of Kevin Wolf Kevin Wolf
Jul 11, 2020 5

Stay was excellent all around. The staff was wonderful and super friendly. The rooms were very clean and conducive to a good night's sleep. The pool view was a bonus. Thank you for a fun staycation away from home!

Photo of Jessica Jessica
Jul 18, 2020 5

I live in Durham and I went for a little one night staycation to see something other than the inside of my house due to, you know, everything. The staff were friendly, everyone was wearing a mask and following social distancing/sanitation/cleaning procedures, the room was clean and cute with tons of natural light and a great view of Durham, the pool was lovely with lots of comfortable seating. The staff here are taking everything seriously, they were constantly masked, enforcing guests wearing masks, and surfaces were constantly being cleaned. There's hand sanitizer everywhere, including outside every elevator and near every main entrance/exit, and they have implemented other things to help with decreased contact - I saw and appreciated the efforts.

Photo of Lisa Shafer Lisa Shafer
Jul 27, 2020 5

We had a staycation at the hotel. The location is great! All of the staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean. Food at the Patio was tasty. The hotel is pet friendly which we loved! Great local hotel!

Photo of Alex Willard Alex Willard
Aug 5, 2020 5

We stayed at Unscripted for two nights as a staycation and to celebrate a birthday. Kevin and Chef Xavier went above and beyond to make our stay feel super special. The patio felt super safe - efforts had definitely been made to encourage social distancing. Will absolutely be back.

Photo of Crissie Clark Woolard Crissie Clark Woolard
Aug 31, 2020 3

THIS WAS MY FIST TIME STAYING HERE. I HAD MY YOUNG DAUGHTER WITH ME WHICH THEY KNEW BEFORE WE ARRIVED. THEY PUT US ON THE 3rd FLOOR RIGHT BAR POOL AND BAR/CLUB. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD ME PRIOR TO ARRIVAL THAT WE WOULD BE STAYING ON THE THIRD FLOOR IN FRONT OF CLUB THE MUSIC WAS SO LOUD ALL NIGHT, IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO GO TO SLEEP. IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS I WOULD’VE PICKED A CITY VIEW. IF WE LEFT OUR ROOM AFTER 8 PM I WAS WALKING MY DAUGHTER THROUGH A CLUB AND THERE WAS SOME STUFF GOING ON THAT SHE SHOULD NOT SEE AND THERE WERE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH OUT MASK ON DANCING AND DRUNK AND MAKING OUT. THE PLUS SIDE IS THAT MOST EMPLOYEES WERE SUPER NICE.

Photo of Rose Garcia Rose Garcia
Aug 20, 2020 4

Great service and very nice hotel! Loved the pool was open and the convenient location. A little loud outside.

Photo of Estefania Oriol Estefania Oriol
Sep 9, 2020 5

Clean and comfortable room! We didn’t go to the pool because of COVID-19. There was a lot of people in that area. Next time! The receptionist was helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again!

Photo of Crissie Clark Woolard Crissie Clark Woolard
Aug 31, 2020 3

THIS WAS MY FIST TIME STAYING HERE. I HAD MY YOUNG DAUGHTER WITH ME WHICH THEY KNEW BEFORE WE ARRIVED. THEY PUT US ON THE 3rd FLOOR RIGHT BAR POOL AND BAR/CLUB. I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD ME PRIOR TO ARRIVAL THAT WE WOULD BE STAYING ON THE THIRD FLOOR IN FRONT OF CLUB THE MUSIC WAS SO LOUD ALL NIGHT, IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO GO TO SLEEP. IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS I WOULD’VE PICKED A CITY VIEW. IF WE LEFT OUR ROOM AFTER 8 PM I WAS WALKING MY DAUGHTER THROUGH A CLUB AND THERE WAS SOME STUFF GOING ON THAT SHE SHOULD NOT SEE AND THERE WERE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH OUT MASK ON DANCING AND DRUNK AND MAKING OUT. THE PLUS SIDE IS THAT MOST EMPLOYEES WERE SUPER NICE.

Photo of Estefania Oriol Estefania Oriol
Sep 9, 2020 5

Clean and comfortable room! We didn’t go to the pool because of COVID-19. There was a lot of people in that area. Next time! The receptionist was helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again!

Photo of Garrett Smith Garrett Smith
Oct 14, 2020 5

I'm posting this a little early because we haven't actually spent the night yet but we love this place so far!!! The room is amazing, the layout is unique, the aesthetic of the decor is awesome!!! We love the location of the hotel right downtown. The staff were SO friendly! My wife and I are actually here on our pre-honeymoon (got married a couple days ago, our cruise got cancelled because of COVID-19) and the front desk gave us a free bottle of champagne as a gift! When we come back to Durham, I'm sure we'll have to stay here again!

Photo of S. Rosa S. Rosa
Oct 24, 2020 5

We have been here exactly one time and we are kicking ourselves for waiting so long to try this place. Super cool ambiance. The alcoholic beverages are the stand out items! The fresh guacamole (this is going to sound weird) tastes so damn good even though it reminds me of a cereal (maybe it's the roasted corn? I don't know!). I ate all the guac, which says alot, since I'm sleeved. Go for the drinks, enjoy the eats, and in the super cool view. Our sunset dinner at Unscripted made us feel like we were living the good life! Will return!

Photo of Kristin Buhlert Kristin Buhlert
Sep 17, 2019 5

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.

Photo of matthew hannon matthew hannon
Oct 11, 2019 5

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

Photo of Katelyn Johnson Capital Cakes Katelyn Johnson Capital Cakes
Oct 14, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Lacey Seabury Lacey Seabury
Aug 29, 2019 3

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.

Photo of Kyle Sailor Kyle Sailor
Nov 2, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Lenn Long Lenn Long
Nov 17, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Paul McGowan Paul McGowan
Nov 18, 2019 4

Nice hotel with great amenities! Well situated in downtown Durham. I would definitely stay here again!

Photo of R G R G
Jan 24, 2020 5

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.

Photo of Ted Gautsch Ted Gautsch
Feb 7, 2020 3

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. Cheers!

Photo of Chrissy Schwen Chrissy Schwen
Jan 26, 2020 4

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.

Photo of Alyssa Corrales Alyssa Corrales
Feb 16, 2020 5

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.

Photo of jessica rojas jessica rojas
Jun 3, 2019 5

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

Photo of LaWanda Lassiter LaWanda Lassiter
Apr 24, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Katie Grillo Katie Grillo
Jun 2, 2019 5

Really fun atmosphere. The staff are great. Perfect spot for a ladies weekend

Photo of Lawrence Rouse Lawrence Rouse
Apr 7, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Victor-Alan Weeks Victor-Alan Weeks
Apr 7, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Peter Bonzani Peter Bonzani
Jul 4, 2019 5

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.