I am a corporate pilot and after years of hotel rooms I went looking for something different for a two day layover with a side trip to Baton Rouge. An associate recommended Trip Advisor as a source of info/guidance. I found The Degas House and all but one review were glowing. There's always someone you can't please. I called, made reservations, received a corporate rate and was faxed the instructions for getting in after hours, a little worried about entry. We arrived late (11:00pm) and all the instructions were perfect. We opened the main door and we stepped into history. What a wonderful surprise. The parlor and dining room were low lit and the artwork seemed to glow on the walls. The historical marker ,out front, sets the stage and the house does the rest. The rooms were amazing. We both, my copilot and I, could not believe how cool this was. We each were greeted with a bottle of wine in the room. Nice touch. We poured a glass each and went out on the porch to enjoy that which is New Orleans. Especially at night. Morning brought a nice breakfast ( great coffee). Tour of the other half of the house, great story. Off for a walk, out for lunch in the neighborhood, out to the airport for an afternoon trip to Baton Rouge and back. Outstanding dinner at Lola's and then to bed. Sleeping in a historical house like this is very special. The house has a wonderful spirit of comfort and grace. We both have been to Paris so Degas' work was not foreign. Leaving was hard as the house makes staying in NOLA a complete experience. Wanted to stay and party for a week. Duty calls. P.S. We took the boss by the house on the way to his hotel downtown. He loves NOLA and wished he was staying with us. His room was twice what we were paying. Thanks Trip Advisor for a great first recommendation. We'll be back. -- flyinfishfla
- 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