We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very Gracious Staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Degas House

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added The Degas House to your Saves list
The Degas House
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119 (Mid-City)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #62 of 145 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very Gracious Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a wonderfully historic and artistically significant property on Esplanade. I stayed with my family in the Mathilde Suite. This is a 2 bedroom suite with private balcony. Very nicely apppointed but with small and out of date (think 1980s) televisions and a balky thermostat that needs replacing. The staff is 5 star plus. Mark, as well as all of the staff, went out of their way to help and accomodate us. Breakfast is complementary here and top-notch. Anyone who appreciates fine art and financially able to do so would do well to stay here at least once and take the informative tour that is also given about Edgar Degas and his life. This is a lovely, and unique, property but pricey compared to a standard hotel.

Parking is free but if you do not smag a space in front of the house the parking lot is a good block away. The neighborhood, like New Orleans in general, is sketchy as far as walking around at night. However, it is a short cab ride to the French Quarter, the CBD, and other popular areas. Overall, my family had a very good experience, and will have good memories of the house and our vacation, for a lifetime. This will not be our last trip to New Orleans and, finances permitting, we would certainly stay at Degas House again.

I cannot end this review without saying, once again, that the Degas House staff is 5 star plus. I also should mention this property has a lovely courtyard and I can see why brides choose to get married here. With updated televisions and a replaced thermastat I would have no reservations in awarding this property 5 star status.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

118 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    88
    14
    2
    9
    5
See reviews for
16
57
11
10
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

What an awesome place. It is like stepping back in time. Having one of Degas descendants give us a tour was was a very nice touch. We are thoroughly loving this place. Very convenient to the rest of town too.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pensacola, Florida, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I stayed at the Degas House last weekend with my family. For starters this is an amazingly beautiful property a few blocks north of the French Quarter on Esplanade. It is very easy to park and get around in this part of town. The Degas House is a beautiful mansion with 2 buildings and a gorgeous courtyard in-between. When you walk onto the property its like stepping back in time. Almost everything is period-specific and antique. When you go inside you're walking into a museum. Its really an overwhelming experience at first. The William Bell suite was amazing - beautiful furniture, a spacious balcony, a large kitchen, a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, and a guest bedroom. It was basically a 1 bedroom apartment. The beds were lush and extremely comfortable with top of the line linen. I really enjoyed the balcony, which looks out over the courtyard, and the jacuzzi tub - which is great after walking around the French Quarter all day. Another amazing part of the experience was the breakfast. Each morning we were served a delicious hot breakfast - first omelets then authentic french toast. The breakfast room is a beautiful 1800's dining room. We really enjoyed talking with the other guests at breakfast. Our kids loved it - they said it was almost as good as our trip to Disney World last year!! The Degas House is an amazing property that I would highly advise for any traveler.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New England
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We recently stayed at the Degas House for three nights. The William Bell Suite worked well for three of us. The facilities are more than adequate, but remember, this is a historic property (if you want a modern bathroom, this is not the place for you). The management was efficient and responsive. Breakfast was enjoyable, pleasant conversation with fellow travelers around the communal table, and the offerings each day was slightly different, always varied and filling - especially appreciated excellent French Toast, and a touch of spice on the eggs.
Esplanade is an elegant avenue with classic architecture. The highlight of being here was the Degas tour - full of new information, and accented by copies of that artist's body of work around the property.

Room Tip: Rooms with balconies are especially pleasant.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
degashouse, Owner at The Degas House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Small World Journeys,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate all the kind words from our New England friends. We are so glad that you enjoyed our hot French Creole breakfast served daily and had the chance to experience the Degas House tour. We hope you have the chance to visit again soon. We look to serving you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Sometimes you don't get what you paid for, and this was definitely the case regarding my stay at the Degas house.
Location: This place is in a sketchy hood, and way too far to walk to the French Quarter or anywhere else. That leaves taking a cab for $10 bucks a pop including tip. This adds up. So to leave the house and come back once a day, that's $20 bucks a pop. It gets steep.
The neighborhood: Sketchy. Not centrally located.
The place itself: After reading the other reviews, I expected a charming place with lush furnishings, or at least for it to be clean. This house is falling apart. The walls are paint chipped. It is barely furnished. The courtyard smells like urine and has stray cats running around. The kitchen had mosquitos flying around.
I stayed in the desiree room. Spider webs on the lamps. The curtains were stained, the furniture chipped, I was also bitten by mosquitos, and woken up out of a dead sleep by street noise.
This place is super overpriced for what I got. Actually I called and compared prices, and it would have cost me the same amount of money to stay at one of the more centrally located hotels, with full amenities, and a pool.
Day two of my stay:
I told the manager that I was getting bitten by mosquitos and I was very unhappy, and was getting ripped off for the type of establishment they advertised, and what I received, which was a Victorian house decorated from furnishings from Crate and Barrel. He said he would spray the room.
Boy did he spray the room, it was sooo toxic, I couldn't breath, also the maid threw out my personal shampoo and conditioner, and failed to change the sheets or clean the dishes out of the room from breakfast. Again, I'm paying a lot of money to stay here, I expect them to at least pick up the dishes.
I ended up switching to the Estelle room, which was quieter. It had a TV from the 1980's and the remote control batteries were held together by scotch tape. This place is super ghetto, and a rip off, I wouldn't recommend it. Oh, and all the art hanging around the place are posters, not original paintings. What a scam and disappointment.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
degashouse, Owner at The Degas House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Unfortunately some people you just can't please no matter what you do. Where do I begin? The Edgar Degas House Museum Courtyard & Inn is located on the beautiful historic Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans,La. a very prominent area lined with beautiful majestic century old Oak trees . The French Quarter is only 11 blocks away .This is a cozy,charming historical Bed & Breakfast , not a Big Box Hotel Chain. The rooms are tastefully appointed with expensive and plush furnishings from a past historic era .There are many Degas prints in the house and of course the original Degas Paintings and sculptures that are worth millons are available for the public's viewing at the Louvre and the Musee d'orsay Museums in Paris France where Degas was born.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in the Mathilde suite. It was very spacious and elegant. It was a great experience being able to stay in a period American home and one with a rich history. There's lots of copies of Degas' work around the house and plenty of information too about the artist and his family who lived there. It's in a quiet area and we enjoyed chilled wine on the balcony looking over the Esplanade in the evening. It also had a small kitchen which was handy too; the fridge chilled the wine! It's a few minutes drive from the French Quarter and parking outside the house was easy and free. Breakfast was good and freshly cooked; it is all cooked to order. We enjoyed the tour of the house which was very informative and interesting. All staff were friendly, well informed and helpful. It's a wonderful place to stay and would love to do so again. It fit the bill for all the family.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
degashouse, Owner at The Degas House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
It is always a pleasure to hear from our international visitors. We take pride in our rich Southern history. We are glad everyone enjoyed the artwork and comforts of the Edgar Degas House. Please come visit us again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here months back, but I must say it is much more of a memorable experience than staying in your standard hotel. The staff and owner were very personable and eager to make your stay enjoyable. The court yard breakfast was perfect as well as the history tour we took later of the property. Our room was smallish, but quaint. Remember, you are staying in a historical setting and the room fits the bill. All amenities otherwise were fine. I would say it's a good idea to have a car to be able and venture into the rest of the city - you may get lucky as we did and find parking in front on Esplanade. Two thumbs up.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
degashouse, Owner at The Degas House, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you so much for staying at the Edgar Degas House. It is our pleasure to make your stay a memorable one. Sometimes it is fun to be a tourist in your own town. Come back for our delicious breakfast anytime.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to The Degas House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Degas House

Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Mid-City , Treme - Lafitte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Degas House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Degas House is the celebrated only remaining home of the French Impressionist Master Edgar Degas that is open to the public in the world. Degas House has been recognized by the French Minister of Culture, through the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Today, the home serves as a Museum House with guided tours, Bed and Breakfast, wedding/reception venue and for corporate functions. Degas House is also home of the Degas Foundation, whose educational mission includes serving as a cultural resource center to the public.Degas House is licensed, insured and inspected. We are in our 18th year of business and provide the security you and your family desire during your vacation. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, BookIt.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Degas House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Degas House Hotel New Orleans

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Degas House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.