Unscripted Durham

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains

Overview of Unscripted Durham

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Unscripted Durham

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Durham Convention Center

8.2/10 Very good

676 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC, 27701
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour health club
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
  • Bath or shower
  • Cable TV service
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Durham
  • Duke University - 16 min walk
  • Duke University Hospital - 7 min drive
  • Research Triangle Park - 8 min drive
  • Streets at Southpoint Mall - 15 min drive
  • University of North Carolina - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) - 18 min drive
  • Durham Station - 7 min walk
  • Cary Station - 23 min drive

About this property

Unscripted Durham

Unscripted Durham features a rooftop terrace and puts you a short five-minute drive from Duke University. After visiting the 24-hour health club for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a seasonal outdoor pool are other features. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 74 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 40 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (USD 20.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Local/corner shop

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour health club
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 9.99 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Health club access
    • Fitness centre access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 45.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 45 per pet, per stay


  • Self-parking costs USD 20.00 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs USD 11.34 per accommodation, per night
  • The seasonal pool is open from June to November

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Unscripted Durham Hotel
Unscripted Durham Durham
Unscripted Durham Hotel Durham

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Overall score and ratings


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Neil, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Retro Durham gem
Our family had such a great time at Unscripted Durham. Staff was friendly and helpful, location was perfect for exploring amazing downtown restaurants by foot. Parking was easy to use and central spot was perfect for jumping in the car when we wanted to check out sights further away.
sara, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

B-Day bash
It was awesome! The weather sucked is all
Derrick, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Wish it were as cool as advertised
We went to this hotel as part of a weekend to see a ball game and stay in a retro hotel. The Ball park is fantastic and the game was great. The hotel was just ok. Our room didn't even have a window. and nothing on the walls other than wall paper over the bed to make it look "retro" the carpet in the halls needs replacement. the Bar in the main level was closed on a Saturday night. The Pool is as small as one you would have in your back yard ( maybe smaller) . For what it is its an okay hotel. However its not worth the price.
Matthew, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible experience roaches aircondition broken
My stay was terrible. To check in early they charge $30 when half the hotel is empty and ready. Once checked in i go to my room the room is 80 degrees and the ac was not working. There was a bottle of wine and a card in my room. I assumed it may have been for them accidentally charging me for a broken window in a room my previous stay which was broke already prior to me as several front desk employees mentioned they've been noting it. Anyways i called down to ask them if the bottle was for me she said no and that she was going to come pick it up. When she came up i told her the ac wasn't working, she said wow it does feel warm. Maintenance came up he did something and said it was fixed. 30min later still not working. I left to work notified front desk it was okay to go in and fix while i was away she said she'd said maintenance up and if when i returned it was not fixed they'd switch my room. I returned back from work the main door was locked! You can't use your key card to gain access. The gentlemen at the front desk walked over and said this door is locked at night. You have to use the garage entry. I said okay great. I was on the phone and said to my partner would have been nice if there was a sign saying this. The front desk main inserted himself into my conversation to say thats what I'm here for in a very sly manner. I explained the ac issue asked if it was fixed he said how would he know Get to room ac still not working. He asked if i wanted to check out at 1am smh
1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Carpets have many gross stains
WILLIAM, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Pleasant stay
It was fine. Jack super friendly. He and co worker gave us list of restaurants for dinner. We walked to all and all closed for Memorial Day. Real bummer. Rooms very small. Bed very comfortable.
Sharon, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Pros - kind staff and good location. Cons - rooms very simple, without a coffee machine in room. 4th floor rooms have very little privacy as there is a walkway outside. At night I couldn’t enter my room because the electronic lock on the room door ran out of battery. Overall poor experience
Nishant, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Thumbs Down!
Disappointing for the price we paid. The air conditioner pre-selected off at 1:30a and the room got HOT! Could not adjust! Left a laundry basket of dirty towels in the closet… and no black out curtains for the 24/7 lighting outside! Thumbs DOWN!
WENDI, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Do not stay here if you want to sleep
It was awful. They played bumping music til 10 than allowed guests to play it until 5am. So do not stay here if yu want to sleep.
Gregory, 1-night trip
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