I rode from St. Louis to Mississippi on a solo trip. I looked into other places farther away from town, but settled on the Uptown Motor Inn. Really happy I did. First, it’s right in town. Which means walk to all the venues, drink and have fun, then walk back to the motel. Perfect. The room was nice. Flat screen, microwave, and fridge all worked. Hot water in shower was immediate. All in all, I enjoyed my stay and I will be back. Oh yeah, couldn’t beat the $50 a night.
This Is a older Hotel but Rooms are in Great shape along with the property. The owners are very welcoming and are doing a great job at keeping the hotel in great shape. you can't go wrong by giving them your Business.
It is what it is, a basic motel with no frills but it’s location is perfect if what you are doing is focussed on music activities. You can walk anywhere within minutes and this was really important with the huge deluge on Saturday of the Juke Joint festival Although the rooms haven’t changed in the years I have been coming, one huge plus is a far better internet service, you don’t have to wander down the passageway looking for service, it obviously has been upgraded and is quite good. They also have more tv stations than most motels, lots of movies to choose from which is important on a wet day.
Clarksdale, Mississippi. $32.99. First motel I ever stayed at on my very first road trip and since then I've stayed here many times en route to New Orleans with my friends but the most memorable time was in April 2008. I had told them they got to choose the hotels for the rest of the trip if we stayed here the first night as it held sentimental value to me I guess. Well after driving 11hrs straight we stopped here. My friends were not happy at the state it was in but agreed to terms and we all got separate rooms. We walked into the first room and friend #1 looked appalled and shocked and physically started heaving and said to friend #2 "Dan this is your room!" And walked out. Later that evening I was playing some delta blues music (we are in the Mississippi delta) and sipping on some old crow sour mash whiskey when I hear friend #2 burst open his door and yell "goddammit tom I'm never staying at another hotel of your choice again!" Turns out what friend #1 saw was several cockroaches scamper I under the bed when we entered what would become friend #2's room I've yet to return since…
We came to Clarksdale on a road trip and did not realise there would be so few places to stay in a central location. Plus points include the cheap price and location. The room was pretty tired and just clean enough for one night when there we no alternatives.