Riverside Hotel


If you're hard-core blues to the bone, stay overnight at the Riverside Hotel. More of a boarding house than a hotel, this establishment offers more legend than luxury. You won't find a swimming pool or room service, but you will find an important chapter in blues history. Fact is, the building that today is the Riverside Hotel used to be the hospital where blues queen Bessie Smith died back in 1937. Depending how adventurous you are, you can choose to stay in the very room in which she died, depending on availability. This has been a family-owned hotel since 1944. For a more conventional night's stay, there are number of chain accommodations in the area including a Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Hampton Inn.


615 Sunflower Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614


34.19500900, -90.57259100
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(662) 624-9163

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