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Degas House
Ranked #67 of 141 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 September 2009

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

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

Our first stay in the Crescent City will definitely not be our last. Staying in this beautiful French Creole Mansion is a trip back in time -- but with every modern amenity you can think of! Kudos to David the owner and Sharon the house manager for such warm southern hospitality during our stay. I am a HUGE fan of Degas, and so this trip was very special and memorable for me and my husband. The tour -- led by a descendent of Degas! -- does not disappoint. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

If you love history, elegance, charm, and Southern Hospitality this place is for you! My Fiance and I were lucky enough to stay in the Estelle Room recently. We had heard wonderful things and read excellent reviews about The Degas House and were glad to be able to finally experience it. We learned that they are beginning to host parties regularly along with the Edgar Degas Foundation. We attended The Noche Latina and it was fabulous! Javier Gutierrez and his band had the large crowd salsa-ing and samba-ing for hours! Our entire evening was perfect. The room was spacious, elegant and inviting; complete with 4-poster bed, fireplace, chandelier, washbasin, and other appropriate antiques. You can relax and lounge on the huge balcony and/or in a claw-foot tub. The staff is very accommodating. Great cooks too! The Owner, David is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He can inform you not just about Degas, but the whole area as well. Take his suggestions for restaurants; he won’t steer you wrong. We’re sorry to have missed the tour, but we’ll just have to go back and take one next time! We live in the New Orleans area and will recommend it to all of our visitors.

Thank localoutoftowner
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Reviewed 12 August 2009

As I live across the Lake from New Orleans and frequently have in-town plans, I am a regular guest at The Degas House Bed & Breakfast in New Orleans. Furnished with authentic French and American antiques from the Victorian era and located in the Bayou St. John neighborhood of the City, this authentically restored Creole home (which was originally the residence of the cousins of renowned French impressionist artist, Edgar Degas) is steeped in history and romance, and conveniently located to access any part of town: Ten minutes by car from Uptown; Five minutes from the Central Business District; Five minutes from the French Quarter; and Ten minutes from the Arts/Warehouse District.

Degas House has received numerous accolades from various organizations, including:
•The National Register of Historic Places, United States of America;
•Louisiana Preservation Alliance, The National Trust for Historic Preservation;
•Awarded Excellence In Restoration;
•The City of New Orleans, Golden Hammer Award for Historic Preservation;
•The New Orleans Historic Districts Landmarks Commission, Awarded Purple Rating, (One of only six in New Orleans)

Guests are catered to every morning in the dining room, and the rest of the staff go out of their way to make you feel like you are home away from home. There are even occasional live concerts in the courtyard!

In every stay at the Degas House I am transported back to another era of gentility and romance, when time moved more slowly and life was more greatly appreciated. I highly recommend it, especially to the traveler who wants to entrench him/herself in the history and aura of the Belle of the South, New Orleans.

Désirée St. Paul
Mandeville, Louisiana

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

I stayed at the Degas House for four days, the first Night i proposed to the Love of my Life and she accepted. Our stay was perfect, the staff were extremely friendly and made our stay the finest event ever. I visit New Orleans several times a year and i have recommended The Degas house to all my friends.

i hope to celebrate our aniversary there.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Wayne59Calif
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

We stay at the Degas House every year for Jazz Fest and visits in-between. The faithful restoration of Degas' former home, along with owner Dave Villarrubia's personal attention to detail, make the Degas House our choice. At the Degas House we enjoy more privacy than a traditional B&B, but with a communal breakfast and beautiful courtyard when we want to socialize. Perfectly situated between the French Quarter and City Park, the B&B is also the site of the Edgar Degas Foundation which is dedicated to preserving the story of the famous painter's accomplishments while living in New Orleans. We won't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2009

As regular guests in the bed and breakfast at Degas House, we have been delighted to make this our New Orleans home away from home. We travel there regularly on both business and pleasure, and we've watched it grow over the years to become the museum home it has aspired to be, besides being a very warm and accommodating bed and breakfast. The staff often greets us a with a free bottle of champagne and chocolate as a welcome back gift, which sets the tone for our entire stay. The staff always adds a personal touch. Sharon looks after our every need and even calls us for breakfast if we oversleep, because she knows we would never miss her cooking!
The tour of the house is given by Degas' niece, who is usually around during breakfast and always has a tidbit of family history for our enjoyment and amusement. Degas House is a true gem and the staff make it fun and memorable on every occasion.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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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 - £202 (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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