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Delta Blues Museum - Where to Stay

Clarksdale accommodations range from the colorfully idiosyncratic (which can mean no phones or Internet connections in the rooms) to the basic chain motels which may offer swimming pools and cable TV.

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Blues Hound Flat

Blues Hound Flat is a cool place to stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A self-catering apartment located in the heart of downtown Clarksdale, just steps from the Delta Blues Museum, and within easy walking distance to Ground Zero Blues Club, Madidi Restaurant, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and numerous authentic juke joints. Enjoy 1,500 square ft. of laid-back loft living all to yourself that can sleep up to 4. Blues Hound Flat is available for renting nightly, long-term stays, festivals, and special events. Space is limited. Call (901) 272-0230 or email today info@blueshoundflat.com for a reservation. 309 Issaquena, Clarksdale, MS www.blueshoundflat.com

The Clark House

Originally constructed in 1859 by Clarksdale founder John Clark. It was the first home built in Clarksdale, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Clark House has just been extensively refurbished and beautifully redecorated as a residential inn. The Clark House offers four elegant bedrooms in the main house, and three bedrooms in the cottage, just behind the main home. Each room features a private bath, desk and sitting area. All rooms enjoy the use of the beautiful parlor, library and dining room. A continental breakfast and internet access is included. The Clark House is located in the historic residential area, just two blocks from Downtown Clarksdale's government, business and entertainment center. Rooms are available from $75, and reservations can be made online at www.clarkhouse.info or by calling the Innkeeper at (662) 621-1632 www.clarkhouse.info

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Delta Cotton Company Apartments

Tastefully decorated rooms, complete with appliances and coffeemakers, on the second floor of a former cotton-grading warehouse, over the Ground Zero Blues Club. Each room is named after a different grade of cotton ("Strict Low Middling," for example). You'll hear the music from below into the night ("you should be downstairs partying anyway" suggests the Web site). Perfect for longer-term stays and a very short walk from the Delta Blues Museum as well as from the lively ground-floor bar-music scene. $75-$105. (662) 645-9366 www.groundzerobluesclub.com

Delta Digs

Delta Digs is a fabulous new vacation rental designed, built, and decorated in true Delta style by local artisans. The 425 square foot, ground level (no stairs) flat is newly constructed in the circa 1897 Clarksdale Telegraph Office at Second & Delta in the heart of the Historic District downtown. Featuring a fantastic Randall Andrew's artwork Queen-size bed with PosturePedic mattress and Magic Fingers,hardwood floors, diner booth from a classic Nashville diner, elegant leather sofa & oversize chair, 4foot X 5Foot custom shower with Speakman faucets, new bath and vanity, Central heating and air conditioning,refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, HD flat screen TV with DirecTV, & stereo. 600 count 100% Cotton Sheets, Down Pillows,and 100% Cotton bath towels. We feature original artwork of the Delta by artists including John Ruskey, Stan Street, Ethan Jack Harrington, Eric Stone, Joey Young, Bradley Young, Kim Welsh, Christopher Keywood, Dan Dalton, and Amanda Gresham. Location,location,location. Located across the street from Hambone Art Gallery and the Rock & Blues Museum, and around the corner from restaurants Yazoo Pass, Rust, Stone Pony, and Lady at the Levee. Blues clubs Ground Zero Blues Club and Red's are within a 4 minute stroll. The New Roxy and the Delta Blues Museum are within 3 blocks. There is a wine and spirits shop, plus a convenience store within the block. Foxtrot Gallery, 2012 Gallery, Lambfish Gallery, Give Me Gumbo Gallery, and CatHead are all within one block of our front door. Second & Delta; Contact: John Magnusson Main: (732) 740-6155 or email clarksdalejohn@gmail.com Delta Digs online

Hampton Inn

A fresh and modern hotel just off Hwy 61. (662) 621-1717www.hamptoninn.com

Honey Hill Bed & Breakfast

An elegant 9 acre retreat in a historic home less than half a mile from downtown Clarksdale, MS. Step back in time and enjoy the peace and quiet. Guests have access to dining room, living room, and sun room in the main house, as well as beautiful outdoor sitting areas. Complimentary breakfast and coffee is provided. Located at 302 South State Street, Clarksdale, MS (405) 618-1157 FaceBook

The Hooker Hotel

A 740 square foot, ground floor flat with two bedrooms with king-size beds, living area and kitchen located in downtown Clarksdale. Includes tv, wi-fi and much more. This is a sister property to the Delta Digs and the Squeeze Box. Sleeps four persons. Book Online

Isle of Capri

Coahoma County's only casino, located between Clarksdale and Helena, Arkansas. Straightforward casino-style hotel rooms, with amenities. Downstairs restaurant offers fine dining (see "Where to eat"). From $69-109. (800) THE-ISLE

The Lofts at the Five & Dime

Formerly the FW Woolworth Building located in Clarksdale. Lofts include a bedroom, seating and kitchen areas. (662) 645-8874 www.fiveanddimelofts.com

Riverside Hotel

As grittily authentic as they come, with spare accommodations (bathrooms are shared) that are drenched in Delta history. As the G. T. Thomas Afro-American Hospital, it was the scene of blues great Bessie Smith's death after a nearby car accident (the room in which she died is for rent, when available). Converted to a hotel in 1944, it housed musicians such as Sonny Boy Wiliamson II, Robert Nighthawk, and Ike Turner. Now visitors book its rooms for their ultra-Delta ambience and to hear the colorful tales of proprietor Frank "Rat" Ratliff. From $40. (662) 624-9163

Shack Up Inn/Cotton Gin Inn

The Shack Up Inn is a half dozen former sharecropper shacks that have been updated with indoor plumbing and air conditioning. The Cotton Gin Inn is just that: ten rooms carved out of a former cotton gin building. The shacks come with kitchenettes, porches, crazy-funky décor, and bedrooms that sleep two to four. The Cotton Gin Inn offers basic motel rooms with queen-size beds set inside a cotton gin building, with unique touches (hand-painted bathroom murals). Both are on the historic Hopson Plantation grounds, ten minutes south of town. $65 and up. (662) 624-8329 www.shackupinn.com

The Squeeze Box

The Squeeze Box is a spacious, airy 425 sq. ft. private apartment, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. The newly constructed apartment is located on the ground floor of the former Clarksdale Telegraph Building (Circa 1897) at the corner of Second & Delta in the Clarksdale Downtown Historic District. Located across the street from Madidi (Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett's 5 Star Restaurant), the Hambone Art Gallery, and the "Rock & Blues Museum", this is the best location in town. Rust Restaurant, The Stone Pony, and Cathead Blues are literally all within 300 feet of our front door. Ground Zero Blues Club and Red's Lounge are an easy 5-minute stroll. (732) 740-6155 www.homeaway.com

Travelers Hotel

Travelers Hotel is equal parts hotel and community hub - a comfortable, eclectic, and modern tribute to the Mississippi Delta and its artistic traditions. The lobby is a comfortable space to gather or sit peacefully, surrounded by an evolving collection of local art. The lobby bar features an impressive selection of regional beer, and there's a small kitchen and conference area for meetings and events. Rooms feature local handmade furniture and an evolving collection of quilts and artwork from a mix of well-known and up-and-coming Mississippi artists. Guests are invited to relax and unplug as much as possible - there's lightning-fast wi-fi, but there's TV in your room. Travelers is an excellent choice for guests who want to stay downtown and immerse themselves in creativity, community, and true Southern hospitality. Located at 212 Third Street, Clarksdale (662) 483-0693 www.stayattravelers.com

Other Chain Options

America's Best Inn and Suites (662) 621-1110; Budget Inn (662) 624-6541; Comfort Inn; Hampton Inn (662) 621-1717; Rodeway Inn (662) 627-9292; Uptown Motor Inn (662) 627-3251.

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