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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 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...

3Thank Jeffry B
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 October 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...

6Thank Lina M
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Since 1942 this historic landmark hotel has accomodated many of the most famous Delta Blues musicians. Now managed by the third generation of the Ratliff Family, "Zee" welcomes you with gracious Southern hospitality. Rooms are super clean with shared bathrooms, each one unique. Wi-fi works great. While the place offers basic facilties, the location is ideal; walking distance from Red's...

5Thank SRogers39
Reviewed 11 October 2015

While visiting Clarksdale we had to stop bye. As we were pulling up to the Riverside Inn Zee (owner) was sitting on the front porch out of the sun. She greeted us with a warm welcome and a Huge smile on her face. What was totally unexpected Zee gave us a 10 min tour and history of the property -...

3Thank pysgodyn
Peachtree City, Georgia
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

If you want old-school authentic Delta blues character, it's pretty hard to top this place. You can read the stories of this one-time segregated hospital cum musician haven elsewhere - I'll just tell you my story. Prices and booking are done via phone/email with Zee, the owner (daughter of the beloved Frank Ratliff who ran this place for decades). My...

6Thank ScottInPTC-GA
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We stayed here three nights during a musical road trip from Memphis to New Orleans, and we had a wonderful stay. Of course I agree with all the reviews emphasising on this hotel's historical value and what a unique experience it is to stay here. I cannot really add anything there. But I would like to add that it is...

3Thank Urban A
Houston, TX
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This stop along the Mississippi Delta Blues trail is for the adventurous traveler & co. As such, it rather defies the standard rating system for a hotel stay. The beds are old -- they are intended to be -- and the open flame heating gas heating might actually freak out a traveler with traditional expectations. But our intrepid family of...

4Thank Travels-4-Fun-Mom
Los Alamitos, California
Reviewed 21 March 2015

By no means a Ritz Carleton. BUT if you are into blues, the area, and history, this is the place to stay. Zee is warm and friendly, hugging you and greeting you upon arrival. She told us she had been waiting for us. The building had been a hospital and there is much history regarding musicians who have stayed in...

4Thank Ykroneberger
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it was a fabulous experience so much history! The people that have stayed here is unbelievable. We chose the Sam Cooke room! Zee had kept everything as it was from years ago and I love that she's done that. Zee herself is just wonderful and kind and full of hugs and southern hospitality,...

6Thank ChilliLondon
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I am so glad I stayed here. Zee gave me the best hug ever when I checked in. I stayed in the John Lee Hooker room, and it slept great. Everything was super clean and it's within walking distance of the Delta Blues Museum and, best of all, Red's juke joint. I'll be returning and will stay here again. I...

7Thank Will B

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Address: 615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614-5625
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
 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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