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The Perfect Place to Stay in Clarksdale, MS: The Hooker Hotel or The Squeeze Box

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Before you let your mind go where it doesn’t need to be, The Hooker Hotel and the Squeeze Box are highly rated AirBnBs that celebrate the blues and are the perfect place to stay in Clarksdale, MS.

Clarksdale Mural

You’ll find them side by side right in the heart of historic Clarksdale, Mississippi. This little town in the Mississippi Delta is the kind of place that should be on every blues fan’s bucket list.

Both the Hooker Hotel and the Squeeze Box make for ideal lodging for experiencing Clarksdale up close and personal.

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The Perfect Place to Stay in Clarksdale

The Hooker Hotel

If you’re a fan of the blues, you probably recognize the name John Lee Hooker. The Hooker Hotel stands in homage of this great bluesman. And he certainly was great!

You’ll find his name in the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. And that’s not even the half of it.

The Hooker Hotel is in Clarksdale because it is believed he was born in this bluesy town. You don’t need to have any idea who John Lee Hooker is, though, to thoroughly enjoy this 745-square-foot AirBnB. It is a two-bedroom guest suite in the midst of the historic Arts & Culture District of Clarksdale.

The hooker hotel kitchen

On the ground level of the former Clarksdale Telegraph Building (circa 1897), the Hooker Hotel is newly renovated to reflect its roots. It truly is a work of art in itself.

Speaking of art, the Hooker Hotel is full of artwork curated by local artisans, all true to the Delta Blues. From the bottle tree that greets you at the entrance to the painting of John Lee Hooker himself, and even the repurposed bathroom door, the entire flat is a nod to Mississippi talent.

magic fingers at the hooker hotel

Each of the two bedrooms in the Hooker have king size beds with vintage “Magic Fingers” included. It has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

But an excellent bonus is its location. Everything you’re looking for in Clarksdale is within walking distance of the Hooker’s

Right across the street is the Hambone Gallery. Around the corner is the Ground Zero Blues Club, co-owned by none other than Morgan Freeman, and plenty of other restaurants to choose from.

Of course, the Hooker Hotel’s full kitchen begs to be used as well.

The Squeeze Box

The Squeeze Box

The Hooker Hotel’s sister site, the Squeeze Box, is surprisingly spacious for it’s 425-square-feet. It is located right next door to the Hooker Hotel and still in the former Telegraph Building.

Inside you’ll find stunning and fascinating artwork throughout, also from local artisans. 

Stepping inside either the Hooker Hotel or the Squeeze Box is stepping back in time. The artwork and decor celebrate the blues down to the smallest detail.

The Squeeze Box Bedroom

The Squeeze Box is also on the ground floor and boasts a veranda right outside the door. It has one bedroom with an amazingly comfortable king size bed and an X-ray style photograph display serves as the headboard.

The Squeeze Box also has all the amenities you could hope for in an AirBnB and even more.

The Squeeze Box bookshelf

The Hooker Hotel and the Squeeze Box may have names that are… unique. But there aren’t better places to stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi and makes the perfect accommodation for a girlfriend getaway.

Sunset over Hambone
Hambone, live music venue, is directly across the street from the Hooker and the Squeeze Box.

Everything this Delta Blues town has to offer is both outside and inside the doors of the Hooker Hotel and the Squeeze Box.

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