I always stay with Rat when in Clarksdale. It is my kind of place, full of history and old times. It is very comfortable for me as I have no problems with a bathroom across the hall. It is not the place for someone needing a modern accommodation with modern conveniences.
You can get lured into spending too much time sitting out front talking to Rat as he personally is a treasure trove of Blues history. And, I have not found anything he says not to be true.
Short walking distance from Red's Juke, the place for real music in Clarksdale. The neighborhood you walk through looks a bit sketchy but both Rat and Red insist it is safe.