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Unscripted Durham

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

Overview of Unscripted Durham

VIP Access

Unscripted Durham

3.5 star property
8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC, 27701

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDurham Performing Arts Center5 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurham Bulls Athletic Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationDuke University19 min walk
  • AirportRaleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.)18 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Durham, Unscripted Durham is in the city center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Durham Bulls Athletic Park or Cameron Indoor Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Carolina Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Durham Convention Center - 4 min walk
  • Durham Performing Arts Center - 5 min walk
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park - 8 min walk
  • Duke University - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Durham Station - 6 min walk
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) - 18 min drive


  • The Parlour - 2 min walk
  • Bull City Burger and Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Bull McCabe's Irish Pub - 5 min walk
  • The Oak House - Durham - 2 min walk
  • The Viceroy - 3 min walk

About this property

Unscripted Durham

3.5-star hotel near Duke University
Located close to Durham Convention Center and Durham Performing Arts Center, Unscripted Durham provides free to-go breakfast, a poolside bar, and a grocery/convenience store. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a rooftop terrace and a firepit.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Self parking (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and a porter/bellhop
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, concierge services, and outdoor furniture
  • Multilingual staff, ATM/banking services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the bar, central location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 74 rooms include comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, heating, and housekeeping



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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 20 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • 24-hour health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • LCD TV with cable channels


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Monday:
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 45 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 45.00 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room (up to 40 lbs per pet)
Pets cannot be left unattended

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 14.99 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Health club access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Phone calls
  • Pool access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 45.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 45 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Facilities fee: USD 17.01 per accommodation, per night and includes use of: swimming pool; fitness facilities

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to November

Property is also known as

Unscripted Durham Hotel
Unscripted Hotel
Unscripted Durham Hotel
Unscripted Durham Durham
Unscripted Durham Hotel Durham

Frequently asked questions

Does Unscripted Durham have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Unscripted Durham?

As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Unscripted Durham on Jul 2, 2023 start from $126.65, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Unscripted Durham pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a deposit of USD 45.00 per stay and a fee of USD 45 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Unscripted Durham?

Self parking is available for USD 20.00 per day.

What time is check-in at Unscripted Durham?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Unscripted Durham?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Unscripted Durham located?

Located in Downtown Durham, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Durham Convention Center, Durham Performing Arts Center, and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Duke University and North Carolina Central University are also within 2 mi (3 km). Durham Station is 6 minutes by foot.



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Rating 2 - Terrible. 36 out of 782 reviews" "
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8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My stay was nice. I chose this hotel to celebrate my birthday on the pool deck, but found out the day off, the bar and music dj were closed. If i would have known, I would have chose a different hotel with less fees. Parking was $20 a night which I thought was $15. Other than parking fees, and limited bar/music area, it was nice.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent

Robyn, Alexandria

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great stay, clean rooms and friendly staff -ideal location.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved everything about the stay except having to pay $40 for parking (we parked on Friday afternoon and left at 11am on Saturday and it charged us $40). We were very unclear of the parking rules when we checked in and are hoping another $40 doesn't get charged to our hotel room.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I went to attend my son graduation from law school. I paid almost $2000 for 4 nights to live in a room with no windows, have big blocking rod in the middle of the room. I will share pictures
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay

Charles, Davidson

Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor

Michele, Asheville

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Unscripted is perfectly central to everything you’d want in a downtown hotel. The room, a Superior Queen, was also comfortable and nicely updated. Except our room looked out into the hallway, so it was dark and felt too close to the public areas. I asked for another room and they wouldnt budge even though I’m supposed to be an Expedia VIP. For $300 a night I expected more.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel room was clean with modern shower.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing hotel in downtown Durham
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Outdoor Pool & Comfortable Beds
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.)
202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC