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 Very nicely apppointed but with small and out of date (think 1980s) televisions and a balky thermostat that needs replacing.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.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Degas House Hotel New Orleans