The Patio at Unscripted Hotel

4.6
85 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
The Patio Pool and Lounge at Unscripted Durham is a year-round, rooftop gathering spot to drink, dine, relax and have fun while taking in the views of Downtown Durham. Featuring a New Americano ‘Beach-stro’ cuisine, our seasonal menus feature craft cocktails and lite bites perfect for a couple or a crowd.

Enjoy the warm weather with an escape to our poolside paradise. Whether you are interested in taking a dip in our rooftop pool (weather permitting) or enjoying the sounds from our weekly entertainment, we have a number of options for you and your crew. Table seating is walk-in only and does not require reservations. To reserve a Chaise Lounger or Day Bed, please select one of the Experiences below. To reserve one of our Patio Sectionals or a Pool Cabana, please visit The Patio for more information and to submit a reservation inquiry.

Experiences

  • Chaise Lounge

    $50.00 per person

    Apr 7 - Oct 31, 2021

    This reservation is for a single person Chaise Lounge Chair for up to 3 hours. There is a $50 Food & Beverage minimum required spend for this reservation. We will accept the payment upon completion of the reservation.
  • Poolside Day Bed

    $50.00 per person

    Apr 7 - Oct 31, 2021

    This reservation is for a maximum 2 person Poolside Day Bed for up to 3 hours. There is a $100 Food & Beverage minimum required spend for this reservation. We will accept the payment upon completion of the reservation.
  • Poolside Cabana

    $500.00 per person

    Apr 8 - Oct 31, 2021

    This reservation is for a Pool Cabana which can seat up to 10 people. The price for a Cabana is $500 that must be spent in Food & Beverage. This reservation is for a maximum 3 hour time slot. We require a credit card to hold your reservation. Children under the age of 21 are not permitted to swim in our pool unless they are guests of the hotel. If you are interested in booking a room please contact durham_reservations@unscriptedhotels.com
  • Poolside Sectional

    $300.00 per person

    Apr 14 - Oct 31, 2021

    This reservation is for a Poolside Sectional which can seat up to 10 people. The price for a Sectional is $300 that must be spent in Food & Beverage. This reservation is for a maximum 3 hour time slot. We require a credit card to hold your reservation. Children under the age of 21 are not permitted to swim in our pool unless they are guests of the hotel. If you are interested in booking a room please contact durham_reservations@unscriptedhotels.com
  • Pumpkin Carving

    $15.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 24, 2021 only

    Come out from 1 PM to 3 PM to experience pumpkin carving on the Patio! We will have a DJ, contests, and prizes! Bring the whole family for a spooky day of fun!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 85 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Loved being on the roof poolside. Food slightly priced high for what you get- salmon in this case. But tasted good. Several items on the menus were no longer available. Need yo update to reflect changes. But overall not bad.

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Very cool spot to hangout, but errible service! We waited 30+ mins for drinks.

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vipdrmm
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was good and a little expensive for what we got, but for hotel food I was impressed and it was well worth it to get it delivered right to pool side! The whole vibe of the pool and restaurant was awesome, the drinks were well priced and we had an absolute blast. It was a great date afternoon and the staff was very attentive. We reserved a daybed and easily hit the 100$ minimum for food/drink. We will definitely be back!

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CaraD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were looking for a new place since we don’t live by Durham. We had something to celebrate and wanted a different vibe than a fancy steakhouse. We didn’t realize they close so early. Our reservations were at 7:30pm on a Thursday night and were told on arrival that the kitchen closes at 8pm. Our plan was to sit and enjoy the view while ordering a few different items. We were hoping the bar stayed open later but that wasn’t the case. The food was pretty good and the view was amazing during the sunset. The food came out quick but I’m guessing they thought the faster the food comes the faster we leave. The vibe was cool with the retro motel and poolside views.. Service was not that great and felt like we were imposing being there. I had about half my drink left and the waitress went to take it without asking if I was done. That was our cue to leave. We still enjoyed the atmosphere, food and the drinks but it was disappointing this was our first time out in 2 years (2 small kids and a pandemic will do that) and had something to celebrate and was rushed through the experience. Maybe put a discloser about closing hours when allowing reservations at 7:30pm?

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Candy26
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

We had a great time. The good wasn't good, drinks were ok but the crowd was fun. The dj did an amazing job.

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alyc
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time ever!
Drag brunch was such a great time- can’t wait to go again!

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has become our place to celebrate our anniversary and had a great time. Service is a little slow, but it seemed like they only had one or two people taking orders. They were on it so really no complaints there. Super helpful when I called to make the reservation answered al my questions. Definitely will be back.

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Price
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

My two friends and I ate here for cinco de Mayo and with the reservation, we were seated very quickly! The tacos weren’t good and they were cold, but the drinks are delicious! The waiter was very busy all night but tried his best to service us quickly. Food isn’t worth the price but the atmosphere is awesome!

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JamisonC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The atmosphere was great but the server was very rude, condescending, and forgetful.

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Lollipop
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food!

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Maria
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good. Drinks were great! Ambiance was perfect.

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ShaSha
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The bartender was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, personable and engaging. The only area of improvement that I noted was the food delivery/timing. It was supposed to pair with certain cocktails; however, it was often late, arriving after we'd just about finished the cocktail. Other than that, great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks, terrible. Food, tasteless. Clientele, classless.

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monical
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised. It was chilly but they gave us blankets. The staff was so pleasant. We can’t wait to go back when it is a little warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, food service

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LiliP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and drinks were good, and I like the way they have set the patio up. The service was a little slow (despite it being a relatively quiet night) but otherwise enjoyed it.

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MaryC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited the Unscripted Patio for lunch, it was a nice setting, easy to find, and enjoyable. Our appetizers were delicious, pot stickers and potato croquettes, both had lovely sauces. Each one in our party had a different meal, all were great, especially the burger and the crab cake. Everyone enjoyed the green beans. Our server was attentive and sweet. Great wine and beer selection.

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JohnS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was under the impression that my reservation was for an igloo. They placed my wife and I outside at a high top table, without and umbrella in the rain, with just a fire tower. The staff was great, they allowed us to take out food back to our room since we were staying in the hotel. The food was enjoyable.

JM
vipJeffreysMom
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex was great!

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RachelH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat at around the holidays! They had Christmas trees on the rooftop, igloos, and a DJ to play some fun music! 10/10 recommend checking it out!

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JasonK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Fantastic place, great food, terrible service and overpriced drinks.

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Ashlea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When we first walked in the service and the staff were so friendly everyone seem so nice and they allowed me and my partner to chose where to seat. We decided to ask if it was possible to switch tables because once we were seating we decided we wanted a high top to have a better view. Our waitress got our waters and then she never came back and we waited about 40 min before we asked a different waiter to take care of us. After we switched waiters the rest of the night was nothing but amazing, the new waiter was very attentive and the manager was very nice! My boyfriend was really frustrated at first because he wanted to propose that night and that server almost ruined the night for us. However at the end of the night we ended up having a good time and he proposed ❤️

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AmbraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time coming to Unscripted. They did not disappoint. Everyone was so nice , the food was amazing , the DJ was on point and I loveed the ambiance . I will definitely be coming back .

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I visited unscripted for our 2nd wedding anniversary this past weekend. Everything thing was lovely. I just wish our waitress had not rushed us through our evening so much. We will still be returning to hopefully reserve an igloo 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Lovely decorations and scenery, as well as amazing food. I will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Dining was advertised outside on the Patio, which is an outdoor venue on the 3rd floor of the hotel - without warning or notification, they moved us to the downstairs, 1st floor bar when I arrived, which is a separate venue, despite the upstairs bar being completely empty and having perfect weather. This is not only false advertising from a business perspective, but presents a highly increased risk of viral transmission from a public health perspective. Moving from a socially distanced outdoor venue to an indoor venue without notice is dangerous and misleading. I’m upset that they mischaracterized their safety precautions and put me at risk. I will likely not return.

The Patio at Unscripted Hotel
Responded on November 23, 2020

I'm not sure how this happened, but we did nor do we seat any of our guests indoors downstairs. If you would like to speak to someone about this you can feel free to call our Front Desk and ask to speak with a manager about this experience. We did not seat inside at all on this date, so I'm not sure what happened to you.

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JenR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was awesome. We were there for a date night to celebrate a birthday. Although our table was adjacent to a heater, the wind and the proximity to the edge of the patio made the evening a very chilling one...ended up wearing my coat and hat for most of the meal...I guess we have to get used to that for the winter if we want to eat out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We asked for an itemized receipt and it took roughly 1 hour to get it.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the atmosphere. A great DJ as well!

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Aparna
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. Visited in fall so the only thing to consider is the temperature, heaters aren't available besides all tables so can get bit cold in the evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was amazing. The host were great with helping my group of 6 relax and enjoy a beautiful night out

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went on a night when there was a DJ and it was great! We were very impressed with how seriously the employees were taking covid safety standards as well. The food was good, drinks are a little pricey, especially when your wine comes in a plastic cup, but otherwise, it was great!

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JDNC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing rooftop bar and eatery. Food was great and service exceptional. Fun spot for any time of day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most of our group ordered the same item, 45 minutes later we are told that item is not available after we have already been there for 1hr and 30 minutes. When we finally get food the toast is so hard that you couldn't bite through it.

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Comeonunscripted
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, great view but disappointed in the quality of product that was served at Unscripted. I know that you pay more than retail for any bottle service. But Unscripted for $40 to serve a bottle of $4.99 Astoria Prosecco is unacceptable. The prosecco was so bad that we were unable to finish and that was a first ever. I am not saying a top shelf prosecco but come on there a ton of $15 bottles that taste better.

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Eks2
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We went for a couples' dinner expecting something nice, and were very disappointed. There was a DJ and the main menu choice were burgers or fried foods. The drinks were overpriced and subpar. We were clearly not alone in our surprise as we saw an older couple enter dressed for a nice dinner and promptly order their food to-go after being seated for 10 minutes. This place needs to be marketed as it is, that being not for a nice meal out of the house.

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PinkieK
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at special event put on by Unscripted. The food was yummy and original, the service attentive and the entertainment beyone compare. Love the special adult beverages, boozy pops and adult "juice pouches." Very fun afternoon sitting in the cabana! Thank you, Unscripted!

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DJones
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitresses and manager were friendly, professional, and accommodating. Ambience. Nice View. Nice Weather. Variety of seating options.

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NicJ
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was great-- service was decent. I was surprised food was served in plastic to-go containers but it was really good!

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GonzaGoodness
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Did not feel safe given Covid. People drunk, yelling and dancing. Party scene. Service slow. Food mediocre and too pricey for what it was. I’d try again after the pandemic.

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The Patio at Unscripted Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.