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Degas House
Ranked #53 of 139 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pass on this one”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The location is too far from the downtown area to walk and taxis are hit or miss. The rooms are in need of renovation and the beddings felt dirty. Feral cats outside are a nuisance and the staff are not what is expected if one wishes repeat customers. This has potential, but is definitely a work in progress.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Along tree-lined Esplandade Avenue, stands two homes that used to be one. They are split just like the family that lived there over a century ago. When you stay at the Degas House, you are transported back in time and learn about the incredible life of Edgar Degas and his family. My mom, daughter, and I spent three beautiful nights in the Mathilde Suite at the Degas house during the steamy heat of June in New Orleans. We traveled to New Orleans to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. She is an Art major and loved the idea of staying in a home where Degas painted and grew as an artist. I loved the antique furniture, Degas prints, and character of the homes. The first morning we were treated to a wonderful breakfast (I can't say enough about the delicious breakfast!) and took the tour. The tour was very informative and gave real insights into Degas' work. Even if you do not stay in the homes, I would highly recommend the Breakfast and Tour. I would also recommend going to the New Orleans Museum of Art after the tour to see one of Degas' orginal works that he painted in the home.
As for location, the home is not in the French Quarter (It is about 11 blocks outside of it). However, I really enjoyed being out of the hustle and bustle of the Quarter at night. It is a significant walk to the Quarter, or you can take a taxi for about $8-$10 each way. Even though it was steamy and hot in New Orleans, our room was wonderfully cool and air conditioned. The service and staff are wonderful and attentive. We had one minor issue with our room. We called about the problem and by the time we returned to our room from dinner, the problem was resolved and we had a bottle of wine waiting for us. Overall, We had a very pleasant stay with friendly staff and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast each morning (Did I mention the amazing breakfast?). If you love history, art, old homes, and delicious food, I recommend the Degas House!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Kathy E
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New York City, New York
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248 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We loved this place, we stayed in the Estelle suite which was large with a great balcony. When you book be aware that the top floor rooms do not have windows. I would recommend springing for the 2nd floor rooms. The location is not in the french quarter but if you like to walk it is about 35 minutes. The neighborhood is mixed but safe with some great old homes and restaurants within a few blocks. Cabs where not hard to get, we never waited more than 5 minutes after we called for one.
We were not sure about the location as it was our first time in new orleans but the manager was very helpful, absolutely call regarding room choices as they all very different

Room Tip: higher floors have no windows and i didn't see any A/C so hot
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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degashouse, Revenue Manager at Degas House, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Degas House! We appreciate your feedback, and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! The Garret Rooms, located on the third floor, have air conditioning and are very comfortable. They have no windows, but are extremely charming, with private bathrooms, hardwood floors, and antique furniture. They are modeled after artists’ garrets of 19th Century Paris’ Montmartre district, where Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gough, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and other artists of the period, lived and worked. As a “night crawler” Degas enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the garret, removed from the street noise and daylight. Built into the eaves of the house, the Garret Rooms are a perfect choice for “night crawlers” like Degas, or for those who simply want the unique experience of staying in New Orleans’ only Garret Rooms.
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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191 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our family stayed five nights at the Degas House. The staff is exceptionally friendly; Sharon & Carolyn are great cooks and so kind. We stayed in the building next door to the main house. I would have liked to be in the main building only to enjoy being in the beautiful house. The Mathilde room has a balcony which was a nice touch to enjoy the balmy 85 degree April temps. There is a tour of of the house and history of Degas which is included in the stay. I unfortunately couldn't make the designated tour times but watched an informative video while having a glass of wine surrounded by Degas prints and a timeine around the room.

Room Tip: The Matilde has two bedrooms and a kitchenette.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a trip to New Orleans for a conference including that first weekend of Mardi Gras. While perusing the internet for historic places to tour, my husband came upon the tour of the Degas house with top ratings, but then learned it was a B&B! He cancelled our hotel reservations for two nights (would have done so for the entire trip but the house was already booked) and surprised me with this visit! We LOVE historic places (I give tours at several) and so this was a dream come true. The breakfast was huge even for him! The tour was unbeatable! The staff and all the amenities with the winter special were tops. We stayed in the garret, and coming from MN used the AC but were entirely grateful to have that option. We have raved about the experience to all of our friends!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Death Valley Junction, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I attended the open house celebration. The mansion itself is amazing with beautiful furnishings throughout, and the party was even better. Everyone was treated like royalty. The food was awesome. We were able to look around in all the rooms but one. To top it off, I got an art history lesson . We are going back to get breakfast and take the guided tour.

Room Tip: All of the rooms on the third floor are small but very nice. Two suites all have balconies overlooki...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ames, IA
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157 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Award winning documentary film, descendant docent. Two tours per day, definitely worth the bus ride from the French Quarter. I only came for the house tour. The special event rentals and Bed and Breakfast support this historical treasure.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Degas House
Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Degas House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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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