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615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614
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Riverside Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Clarksdale B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well worth it for the history, the proximity to the blues venues in town, and the Delta Blues museum. It's also run by a great family who are extremely helpful and nice. Stayed last fall for the first time and will be staying again in August. Probably will stay again in the future as I usually stay in Clarksdale a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This historic site is a must see on the Blues Trail. Don't be put off by the "weathered" look of the exterior- it's what's inside that counts. You'll be welcomed with a hug by hostess "Zee" and maybe her mom, Joyce. Every room has a history- we chose NOT to stay in the room Bessie Smith died in... We chose... More

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Tacoma WA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed here because of the historic significance of the place. The owner was very friendly and gave us a lot of insight into the blues culture of the Delta. It was one of the highlights of our visit to the area.

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Escondido, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

pulled up to check it out, over an hour later left after a full tour by Rat. no rooms, but stayed at Sahck Up Inn with his approval. got the tour, and the history. can't beat that. not bad for pulling up and finding too old black guys resting on a glider with no pads. glad we took his invite,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

If you like/love your Blues (and let’s face it, you probably are if you rocking up in Clarksdale) this place is a must. There is so much history here and Zee and her mother (the two most friendly hosts I've ever met - not often you get lovely big hello and goodbye hugs thrown into your hotel stay :)) are... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

People say Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads. Most folks say it was where Highway 61 and 49 crossed but it was where the Southern Pacific crossed the Yazoo Delta railroad tracks. That said, if you are any kind of blues historian, fan, musician, or whatever, you simply have to stay here. I had some of the best... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Riverside is a special hotel due to it's rich musical history. For anyone on a blues pilgrimage, this place will complete the journey. The hotel is now run by Rat's daughter Zee who is very welcoming and looks after the guests. The hotel is quite old now and (as mentioned in other reviews) and guests should not expect very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2,253 reviews 2,253 reviews
201 hotel reviews
890 helpful votes 890 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Unfortunately couldn't stay here (completely booked for the blues festival) but spent some time here and was given personal tours by the staff who gave me a history lesson. Saw the rooms and explanations on the history of each one. It is not a modern hotel so have no illusions but if you love the blues and want to stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are a blues fan or following the blues highway this hotel is the place to be. The riverside hotel is a place full of history where several music legends such as sonny boy williams and ike turner have stayed. The hotel is still in the style of that time so don't be alarmed by the outside. When you... More

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Apopka, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I always stay with Rat when in Clarksdale. It is my kind of place, full of history and old times. It is very comfortable for me as I have no problems with a bathroom across the hall. It is not the place for someone needing a modern accommodation with modern conveniences. You can get lured into spending too much time... More

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Address: 615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Location: United States > Mississippi > Clarksdale

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