The World Famous

Riverside Hotel

"Home of the Delta Blues"


The former G. T. Thomas Hospital where blues singer Bessie Smith died in 1937 has been a hotel since 1944, playing host to visitors like Sonny Boy Williamson II, Robert Nighthawk, Ike Turner and even John Kennedy, Jr.

Located within a mile of Clarksdale's legendary "crossroads," Delta Blues Museum, Ground Zero Blues Club, Blues Station, Sarah's Kitchen, Blues Town Music, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Dela's Stackhouse Records, Wade Walton's barber shop, the former WROX radio station, the New World district, and more.

Riverside Hotel

615 Sunflower Avenue

Clarksdale, MS 38614


Frank "Rat" Ratliff, Proprietor


Reasonable rates. Convenient location. Friendly host. Call for reservations.