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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Staying at the Riverside was the highlight of our trip exploring the blues trail in the Delta. Owner Zee greeted us with warm hugs and gave us a history of the hotel...from its use as a hospital for African-Americans (Bessie Smith died here) to her family's converting it to a hotel, frequented by many of the blues musicians passing through... More 

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1 Thank JMC425
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I am so glad we chose to stay with Zee in the Riverside Hotel. This place has so much history - it was amazing to stay a night there and hear all the stories. Zee is such a lovely hostess - she looked after us really well and made us feel right at home. I really highly recommend this wonderful,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 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
Reviewed 13 May 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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2,187 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 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
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 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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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 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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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Address: 615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Region: United States > Mississippi > Clarksdale
Number of rooms: 6
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“You can't go wrong with any of them...each one is full of blues history!”
 of 5 bubbles JMC425, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cash only.”
 of 5 bubbles tedwiggins, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Experience!”
 of 5 bubbles 150herbertm, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Pick your favorite blues singer and the room named for him/her!”
 of 5 bubbles linam317, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Zee will tell you which musician stayed in which room, so you can choose based on your favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidFlynn10, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
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