I love the RIverside and I love it's owner Rat. If you are coming to Clarksdale for the blues history then you have to spend at least one night here. It IS blues history and Rat will share with you the hotel's story about all the famous musicians who stayed in the actual rooms you stay in. The rooms are clean and comfy. The only issue is the bathrooms are shared. There are two shower/toilet rooms for men and one for the ladies. There's only about 6 hotel rooms so there isn't a crowd waiting in the AM but you do need to know this so if you have issues about bathroom/shower sharing you may want to look elsewhere. Also, there's no internet. However, even for just one night, for the experience, you should stay here. It's right down the street from Red's Blues Lounge and the other downtown places. I stayed in the Muddy Waters room...a room he stayed in for many a night while in Clarksdale. So cool!