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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 19th 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