From the historic bed and breakfast of the Clark House to the fun and funky Squeeze Box, or camping out under the stars at Quapaw Canoe Company, Clarksdale offers lodgings for every taste and wallet
Downtown Clarksdale . . .
BLUES HOUND FLAT - 309 Issaquena Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614: loft style ground level apartment sleeps up to 4 persons; available for daily, weekly or long-term rentals. Call 901.272.0230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; www.blueshoundflat.com
BLUESTOWN INN - 238 Issaquena Avenue: Within walking distance of everything blues, two individual spaces beautifully furnished and equipped to sleep tow or three people. 662.624.5251 or 662.902.5188 www.bluestowninn.com
CLARK HOUSE - 211 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614: new B&B in the home built by Clarksdale founder, John Clark. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Accommodations include five richly appointed bedrooms in the main house and three bedrooms in the cottage located behind the main house. All rooms feature private baths and sitting area with continental breakfast and internet access; for reservations, call 662.621.1632 or book online www.clarkhouse.info
DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE - 1114 Seminole Street: The guest house has two bedrooms upstairs and a living room, kitchen and dining area downstairs, free wireless internet. For reservations call 662.392.9249 or 662.645.9197 www.deltabohemianguesthouse.com
DELTA COTTON COMPANY APARTMENTS - 0 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Seven unique non-smoking apartments located above Ground Zero Blues Club (once a cotton grading warehouse); in-room Direct TV and wireless internet; on-site laundry. For reservations call 662.645.9366 or book online www.groundzerobluesclub.com
HIGH COTTON CONDOS - 249 Delta Avene, Clarksdale, MS 38614: 1 and 2 bedroom fully furnished units. Enjoy high style with historic flair, right in the heart of downtown Clarksdale. For reservations call 1-800-247-1060 or email@example.com www.highcottoncondos.com
THE HOOKER HOTEL - 112 E. 2nd Street, Clarksdale, MS: a 740 square foot, ground floor flat with 2 bedrooms (king size beds with Magic Fingers), entertainment room, dining area, wet bar, large modern bathroom with 4' X 5' shower, and full kitchen with gas oven & stovetop, full-size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and dishwasher. Broadband high speed wireless internet and DirecTV is included. Located on Second Street, across from the Hambone Art Gallery and the Rock 'n Blues Museum-Clarksdale. For further information, or to make a reservation, please contact John Magnusson at 732.740.6155 www.thehookerhotel.com
THE LOFTS AT THE FIVE AND DIME - 211 Yazoo Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Six modern condominiums in the heart of downtown Clarksdale now occupy the top floor of the old Woolworth Building on Yazoo Avenue. For information on the 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condos for rent, call 1.888.510.9604 www.fiveanddimelofts.com
RIVERSIDE HOTEL - 615 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614: step back in time and immerse yourself in a truly authentic Delta blues experience. Formerly the G. T. Thomas Afro-American Hospital, where the great Bessie Smith died following an automobile accident. Since 1944, the Riverside Hotel has housed famous bluesmen the likes of Robert Nighthawk, John Lee Hooker and Ike Turner. The hotel offers basic accommodations with 40’s era furnishings and shared bathrooms. Though Frank “Rat” Ratliff has passed, his daughter Z is now the Riverside’s proprietor and continues to provide a unique Clarksdale experience full of history as well as hospitality. 662.624.9163
THE SQUEEZE BOX and DELTA DIGS - 108 E. 2nd Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614 (directly across from the Rock & Blues Museum): Very cool, ground level apartments designed and built by local artisans in true “Delta style.” The Squeeze Box is 425 sq. ft 1 BR flat; Delta Digs is a 425 sq.ft. studio; both sleep 2; available for nightly, weekly or long-term rentals. Call 732.740.6155 ask for John, or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.squeezebox.bz www.deltadigs.com
TARZI ARMS - 344 Delta Avenue: It’s the perfect place to be “in the middle of it all.” 662.624.4040
UPTOWN MOTOR INN - 305 E. 2nd Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Reservations: 662.627.3251
Farther on down the road . . .
SEVEN CHIMNEYS FARM - 1545 Old River Rd., Clarksdale, MS 38614: Eclectic overnight lodging near historic Stovall Farms in Clarksdale. Choose from two classic Airstreams or three updated shacks. Call 662-483-0114, or email email@example.com, www.sevenchimneysfarm.com.
SHACK UP INN/COTTON GIN INN - 001 Commissary Circle, Clarksdale, MS 38614: an unusual B & B (that’s bed & beer), over half a dozen “not your ordinary” sharecropper shacks are modernized with a/c, heat and indoor plumbing. The Cotton Gin Inn, ten modern “cotton gin bins” each with a unique style and decor in the former cotton gin building. Both are located on the historic Hopson Plantation, about 3 miles south of town off Route 49. Book early and we do mean early, call 662.624.8329 www.shackupinn.com
SHACKSDALE USA MOTEL - 8144 Old Hwy 49 S, Clarksdale, MS 38614: these shacks are both comfortable and and conveniently located in cradle of the blues; they are air-conditioned, with full kitchens and bathrooms. The interiors are finished in cypress planks and salvaged tin panels. Some bathroom and kitchen fixtures are salvaged pieces also. The distressed look of the wood and metal gives the true flavor of a sharecropper shack. In keeping with the Delta tradition, the shacks have generous porches to soak in the atmosphere and watch the cotton grow. For information and reservations call 662.624.8329 www.shacksdale.com
THE LOFT AT HOPSON PLANTATION - 8141 Old Hwy. 49S, Clarksdale, MS 38614: This unique home away from home features a full kitchen, gas fireplace, and a big front porch with rockers to while away the day, 1 king bed in the bedroom, 1 double bed in the loft and a pull out couch if needed. Historic Hopson Plantation is about 3 miles south of town off Route 49. For reservations call 662.624.5756 www.hopsonplantation.com
UNCLE HENRY’S PLACE AND INN - 5860 Moon Lake Road, Lula, MS: for those following a more literary journey, experience the atmosphere of the infamous Moon Lake Casino immortalized in several Tennessee Williams’ plays, now a bed & breakfast. Located on Moon Lake about 25 minutes north of Clarksdale off Route 1. For reservations call 662.337.2757 www.unclehenrysplace.com
ISLE OF CAPRI - 777 Isle of Capri Parkway, Lula, MS: located off of US 49 about 30 minutes north of Clarksdale, this casino and hotel offers modern rooms with the usual amenities as well as an RV park. For reservations call 1.800.THE.ISLE lula.isleofcapricasinos.com
RV Camping . . .
QUAPAW CANOE COMPANY - 291 Sunflower Avenue grounds near Sunflower River in downtown Clarksdale. Contact John Ruskey for info, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-902-7841.
EXPO CENTER - State St. & Anderson Blvd. in Clarksdale, RV camping available w/hook-ups, etc. booked through Tourism/Chamber 1-800-626-3764, 662-627-7337 www.clarksdaletourism.com
The Basics . . .
AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES - 350 S. State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614 Reservations: 662.621.1110
BUDGET INN - 420 State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Reservations: 662.624.6541
COMFORT INN - 818 S. State Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614: basic rooms, swimming pool. Reservations: 662.627.5122 www.comfortinn.com
HAMPTON INN - 15000 New Africa Road, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Contemporary hotel, just off US 61; Outdoor saltwater swimming pool; Spacious guest rooms with a microwave and refrigerators. Reservations: 662.621.1717
SOUTHERN INN - Highway 161 N, Clarksdale, MS 38614: Reservations: 662.624.6558