I visited this location on the night of 10/18/2023 for drinks, appetizers, and good vibes with my friends. I was impressed with all three. The rooftop was a holiday festive vibe with Christmas decor, igloos, and outside firepits and heaters. The female bartender (dark hair) upstairs was amazing, friendly, and attentive. Multitasking at it's best. The jalapeño drink she made me was to die for, both of them 🥴. She recommended the Brussel sprouts....delicious. My truffle fries came out a little cold, and without hesitation she ordered me another and even brought them downstairs to me in the lobby area. Delicious. The security staff friendly and professional. The bartenders in the lobby, energetic and friendly. Dj was a Vibe! I will be back my next trip to NC. Much love and appreciation to the whole staff that was working that night.
Sep 30, 2023
I wanted to like this place more. Super cool lobby and bar. The service was good, and the staff was helpful. It was the room that made things feel 'off'. The night I arrived I found out the rooms are motel style, with doors to the outside. The area is gated so it is protected from random folks. The room I had was nice, but the entry door light didn't work, and neither did two others in the room. Lastly... not enough hangers for towels and such in the bathroom. This is such a cool spot, you could overlook many small things but the pool area and park across the street do get noisy, be aware. Parking is fair. Lots of great places nearby too!
Aug 30, 2023
My friend and I were on the roof top really nice night, the drinks were watered down for the cost.
Music stopped around 10:00-10:30 disappointing.
But i understand why yes I would definitely go again but I would only order beer.
Jul 16, 2023
We had a great time. Didn't stay but stopped off at the rooftop pool and bar. Had few drinks and enjoyed the band. We plan to visit next time we're in town.
Jun 24, 2023
Have been admiring this place from street level for some time. We finally got to stay here on a Saturday night. They let us check in early, we went straight to the 3rd level pool/bar/restaurant. Pool was busy as was the bar but that just added to the vibe. This launched us into our evening in Durham. We returned around 9pm to a rousing party with live music. The bar was hopping, people were dancing. A great summer night happening. The band stopped at 10 because it is a hotel, some may want to retire. That's ok, just move downstairs to the other bar/restaurant. This is party central. If you want a quiet, low key evening this may not be your place on a weekend night. Want to keep the energy pumping, this is your choice.
Jun 3, 2023
Not great. Not terrible. Feels like it used to be a low income apartment building in the 60s. Well renovated to still have a retro flair. However, service was poor (not enough staff).... one person had to be running around doing too many things.... God bless the few ppl that work there.
there was no room cleaning service to refresh towels, soaps etc. or make the bed or do a quick straightem up of the place... and there was no coffee machine in the room. Standard things for American hotels....
May 30, 2023
The hotel looks nicer on its website than it does in real life. You do pay for parking with your room, just be prepared for that. There weren't many amenities in the room - for example, there was no coffee maker so we had to go downstairs to get coffee in the morning, and that coffee was really weak. We ended up walking to a nearby coffee shop instead. The walls are thin, so you'll hear your neighbors or people talking outside your door. Great location and cute pool area. Overall, it's just OK, I'll probably look at other options next time in in Durham.
May 13, 2023
Absolutely lovely hotel with a terrace/outdoor pool and cool, comfortable rooms. We all slept so well! Google TV made it easy for us to watch movies when it rained, and any personal details we entered (for Netflix etc) automatically delete every 24h. Live music on Friday night was great, and played generationally inclusive music - our group ranged from 22 y/o to 80 and everyone had a wonderful time. The two minor drawbacks (for me) were (1) shower only and (2) no coffee maker. Aside from this it was the perfect stay 😊
Apr 17, 2023
Came for a week long work trip. Amazing staff and wonderful location! Had a miscommunication about my rooms (my fault, haha) and the front desk employee when I checked in tonight was amazing and totally helped me out. She was funny, kind and helped me feel welcome. Got the room without a window on accident but it’s a great room and I didn’t even really notice. Will be back for sure.
Mar 29, 2023
Great hotel! Located right in the middle of the fun. Rooms are spacious, very clean and modern. Beds are very comfy. The staff was very nice! Yes there is music and fun so if that isn't your thing then stay 10 minutes outside of town instead.
Love the complimentary glass of champagne upon check in!
Feb 11, 2023
I visited The Patio at the Unscripted, where they have igloos set up for fine dining. It was a great experience and date night!! You can enjoy the scenic downtown Durham and a great meal all while comfortable in your own private igloo. Each igloo can comfortably seat around 6 people with lounge style seating. Plus, the igloos are heated for those chilly nights.
Jan 24, 2023
The igloos were so cool! There’s an electric fireplace inside so it’s nice and toasty, and a Bluetooth speaker so each igloo can pick their own music. It was harder than I thought to reach the $50 per person minimum. We ordered almost all the appetizers, one of each dessert, and multiple rounds of drinks for everyone before we hit the minimum, so it was a great value. All the food was delicious. I’d say the Brussels sprouts were my favorite appetizer and bread pudding was my favorite dessert. The spiked cider was really good as well.
Our waitress was really nice and chatted with us a lot. She had good recommendations on food.
I will say that they don’t tell you gratuity is added to the total. They bring you a receipt with just the total and a line to tip. So, if you give a tip, you’re really adding that to the 20% gratuity that’s already included in the final price.