We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Riverside Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Clarksdale
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Riverside Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 65: English reviews
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...

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank Will B
Reviewed 30 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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank lc v
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 19 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...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank DavidFlynn10
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Rubiomon
Tacoma WA
Reviewed 13 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.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank vetavelveeta
Escondido, California
Reviewed 20 February 2014

pulled up to check it out, over an hour later left after a full tour by Rat. no rooms, but stayed at Sahck Up Inn with his approval. got the tour, and the history. can't beat that. not bad for pulling up and finding too old black guys resting on a glider with no pads. glad we took his invite,...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank mike m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2013

If you like/love your Blues (and let’s face it, you probably are if you rocking up in Clarksdale) this place is a must. There is so much history here and Zee and her mother (the two most friendly hosts I've ever met - not often you get lovely big hello and goodbye hugs thrown into your hotel stay :)) are...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank laj_graffiti_dream

55 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (55)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (26)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clarksdale
0.7 km away
Hampton Inn Clarksdale
Hampton Inn Clarksdale
#1 of 6 in Clarksdale
166 reviews
1.4 km away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#2 of 6 in Clarksdale
114 reviews
0.7 km away
Bluestown Inn
Bluestown Inn
#2 of 5 in Clarksdale
8 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
33.6 km away
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula
36.2 km away
Edwardian Inn
Edwardian Inn
#1 of 3 in Helena
78 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Riverside Hotel

Address: 615 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Region: United States > Mississippi > Clarksdale
Number of rooms: 6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Riverside Hotel staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Riverside Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5