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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
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in the off season and this is such a neat place to stay at because it has so much history behind it. Started as an African American Hospital and converted into a boarding house where plenty of blues legends stayed as they played in town. This place is great if you enjoy staying in historical sights, every...

1Thank lc v
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I had a wonderful weekend in Clarksdale, the center of the Delta blues, and staying at the Riverside Hotel was the highlight. Every early blues musician you have ever heard of stayed or lived in these rooms. Before it was a hotel, the Riverside was a hospital, and the fact that Bessie Smith died in the room across the hall...

3Thank DavidFlynn10
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I must admit that when I first pulled up outside the Riverside for our 2 night stay I thought what had we let ourselves in for, because this isn't a regular hotel in a regular hotel location - it's actually much much more than that as Ill explain. We were greeted by the fabulous Zee who gave us all a...

9Thank Robfromcrammy
Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

This is THE place to go to for southern hospitality, tons of history and local insight into whats going on in Clarksdale. Zee is a brilliant host and spending time with her on the front porch sharing stories while she recants the rich musical history of her hometown was a real memory maker. Great place, great ambience (though the actual...

4Thank Moushumi J
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Well worth it for the history, the proximity to the blues venues in town, and the Delta Blues museum. It's also run by a great family who are extremely helpful and nice. Stayed last fall for the first time and will be staying again in August. Probably will stay again in the future as I usually stay in Clarksdale a...

2Thank DWK44535
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This historic site is a must see on the Blues Trail. Don't be put off by the "weathered" look of the exterior- it's what's inside that counts. You'll be welcomed with a hug by hostess "Zee" and maybe her mom, Joyce. Every room has a history- we chose NOT to stay in the room Bessie Smith died in... We chose...

4Thank Rubiomon
Tacoma WA
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here because of the historic significance of the place. The owner was very friendly and gave us a lot of insight into the blues culture of the Delta. It was one of the highlights of our visit to the area.

3Thank vetavelveeta

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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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“Zee showed us all the available rooms and let us choose the one we wanted. We ended up in Howlin' Wolf's room.”
patster66, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with any of them...each one is full of blues history!”
JMC425, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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tedwiggins, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“Pick your favorite blues singer and the room named for him/her!”
linam317, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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