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Degas House
Ranked #67 of 141 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 April 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, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 February 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, travelled on business
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3  Thank Mb P
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Reviewed 24 January 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 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, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

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
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2  Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 5 December 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, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Degas House

Address: 2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
Region: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Treme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in New Orleans
Price Range: £99 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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