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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Provides all you need in a hotel plus all the history! It is a basic hotel as far as amenities, but provides so much more. If you need a 4-star hotel, then stay there but still stop by and visit Zee and learn something about Clarksdale. My wife and I were the only guests in the place when we stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The place oozes character and very little imagination is required to sense its history. Zee was a great host, very helpful and always looking out for her guests. Sitting outside with her and her mum was a real highlight, and we'd recommend it in an instant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The great blues diva Bessie Smith was brought here to die. This was once a coloureds-only hospital, but it is now a hotel. We had nice rooms, if you want a moderately-priced hotel in Clarkesdale I would recommend the Riverside Hotel. The staff are very friendly, and the proprietress loves hugs.

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Picton, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Impressive and amazing place, historical site, very charming host. Nice and clean, but very basic. Still, it worth to be visited, you will never find something like this. Recommended, it is lifetime experience

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I stayed in Room 6 where legend John Lee Hooker used to stay. The whole place is steeped in blues history and Zee does an amazing job keeping the place as it was. She is a truly lovely lady and makes everyone feel so welcome. The Riverside Hotel is at the centre of blues culture and staying there was a... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The Riverside is a classic historical monument in Clarksdale. Many great blues legends have stayed and resided here. Zee keeps the place clean and makes you feel right at home. The Riverside is within easy walking distance to Red's Lounge, the best blues bar in town.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Real people, real history, real kindness...if you're anywhere close to Clarksdale, absolutely stay at the Riverside Hotel. We had the honeymoon of a lifetime, driving from New Orleans through Mississippi (following the blues trail), turning right from Chicago to finish up in Detroit. We stayed in 5-star to Airbnb duplexes, but a highlight was the hospitality and history of The... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The real home of Delta Blues! Share the history, share the ghosts of all the big blues heros! Experience the real southern hospidality by owner mrs Zelena! Well, the facility might be modest but this is blues, man!

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Zee is the lady in charge of the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale. She loves hugs and gives her guests a very special welcome. The hotel is elderly but comfortable, with enough mod cons to keep guests happy. The hotel has accomodated many bluesmen and wtnessed the tragic death of Bessie Smith, fitst lady of the Blues The Riverside Hotel was... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you are a lover of the blues and its history, do not miss a chance to stay at the Riverside Hotel. Zee Ratliff, third generation hotelier, has no website - you have to get in touch with her by email and/or phone - and the best confirmation you can get is an email that says, "I've got you down... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614-5625
Location: United States > Mississippi > Clarksdale
Number of rooms: 6
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