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Degas House

3.5 out of 5.0

Degas House

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful old historic home. Tour is well worth time. Dont miss. Third floor is about 48 stairs if you have trouble walking like I did. Denise in kitchen. Was so great,friendly. Mimosa or bloody mary with breakfast. Decanter of sherry in room to enjoy in courtyard in eve

A must vist for the art lover wonderful tour and history of a great artist. I really enjoyed the tour and learning about Degas time spent in New Orleans with this family. The neiborhood where the house is also worth walking around.

My husband, myself, and 3 year old stayed at this establishment. It was my very first time to stay at a bed and breakfast. The perks of this place: Beautiful house, WONDERFUL included breakfast, included Bloody Mary with Breakfast, Friendly staff, beautiful art, on public bus route, not far from many things, comfortable bed, mini fridge with little bottles of water and can soda, free parking, and privacy. We stayed in the Josephine Room. My little one had her own little bed. It was very cute and perfect for her! Over all I give the stay 4 stars, there are just a few reasons they didn't get a full 5 star review. 1-the price online on their site and what I found on-line with booking agencies were different. I called and asked for them to match what I found online, the lady came down a little, but she seemed aggravated that I had called and asked. But in actuality they don't have to pay a fee to a booking place, they get to keep the money all the way. I consider that a win-win. She did give me more information on the phone than I saw on their website. 2-HOTTTT. When we arrived around 5:45 pm on Friday, we drove 4 hours, went to the zoo, and all we wanted to do was check-in, shower, and get some cold air. But, that is not what happened. Our room was 81 degrees. I ain't lying. It was so HOT! Anyhow, the keys were left with nice instructions in a lock box. That is wonderful! But the room was terribly hot. Thank goodness no one was in the adjoining room, we opened the other door and let that cold air in our room. It did cool off, but it was terribly hot. In the AM, about 8 it started to warm again. But later on that evening when we got back it was much better than the first night! I took cold baths both nights to help from the New Orleans heat, sweat, grime, and then the room not being cold to my satisfaction. 3- FREE street parking. If you have ever stayed in NOLA, you know parking is 20-40 a night depending on where you go. My husband was so worried about leaving our brand new car on a side street, but it worked out wonderfully! So this one is has a pro/con. 4-I saw a few roaches, one was in our bathroom, the others were in the crack of the mini fridge. I know its an old house, they weren't huge tree roaches, they were smaller. I didn't see but a few. The first morning we had breakfast, I was taken aback by how wonderful the experience was compared to just staying at a hotel. Seriously, friendly. Food was OH SO GOOD! I had the waffles and my husband had the omelet. The bloody mary was great! My child enjoyed drinking out of a wine glass. She had eggs and bacon. The second morning, I had the French toast and he had the waffles. I don't know where they get their bacon from, but it was wonderful. The ladies are so friendly and sweet. We didn't order any food for our girl, she wanted yogurt and cereal, they asked if she wanted an egg, or anything. It was nice that they made sure. You don't get that service anywhere! We attempted to take the included tour on Sunday morning, but having a 3.5 year old, we left before it started. She was restless and we knew it wouldn't be worth the fusing. The staff even offered to watch her so we could do the tour, that was so nice, but I declined. Over all, I would stay here again! The location, the staff, and the comfortable bed made great!

The photos show a “deluxe double room“ charged at almost £200 per night. Judge for yourself. Dirty, dilapidated with broken furniture and fittings and utterly unsafe in the event of a fire. There was no one available on site or on the telephone we could talk to about the issues throughout our stay or subsequently. The place is like a ghost ship when it comes to staff. We complained to Agoda Who we booked through and they say they have been unable to get any response from Degas House either. In addition to the general poor state of the room and furnishings, the bed was broken so was very noisy and uncomfortable, sloping at a crazy angle. The dirty AC unit was laughably noisy so it was impossible to sleep and we also had the constant splashing of water from a leaking, broken shower which could not be shut out as the bathroom door didn’t fit so couldn’t be closed. No privacy there. The broken shower tap actually came out of the wall when turned on and we only managed with great difficulty to get it back and stop the water from flooding the room. There would have been no one available on site to help if we hadn’t. There was a blatant disregard for fire safety-see the disconnected smoke alarm. There was no window or natural light in the room or corridor outside yet no emergency lighting or illuminated escape route anywhere. A power cut left us groping about in pitch darkness-luckily not a fire or I doubt I’ll be here to type a review. We are still trying to get a response from Degas House. Even the claim of free parking is misleading as it’s just parking in a nearby street if you can get a space. Book at your peril.

Lovely 18th century home where deGas visited his most interesting relatives and where he painted 18 pieces as his style evolved. Guide Randy shares not only the history of the house but the fascinating period background and the intricacies of the family relationships over several generations. His anecdotes and warm welcome were the highlight of our trip. P.S. Don’t miss the breakfast before the trip. Denise and her friend served a wonderful southern meal.

The Degas house is a lovely bed and breakfast with the most welcoming and a very welcoming and kind staff. As an art professional I was thrilled to be able to stay in this historic house where Degas lived for a year and painted 18 paintings. We stayed in the Garrett which was very comfortable but could be claustrophobic (no windows) for some but we were fortunate to get a room there during Jazz Fest. The other rooms are beautiful as well as the 1st floor living and dining rooms where they serve a really awesome breakfast. We also loved sitting out on the front terrace on lovely Esplanade Street with a glass of wine in the evening. This stay in this historic house will be a wonderful long lasting memory and experience.

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights. Quiet location, large room, a bit run down, solid breakfast, they should improve the coffee they use. Very friendly people. Easy bike or cab ride to tourist attractions

The Degas House is comfortable, well situated and lovely. It’s breakfast is well done, family style, encouraging pleasant morning socializing which I suspect contributes to the atmosphere of harmony. It is well worth the challenge of stairs.

Very comfortable stay a short distance from the French quarter on a street of lovely period homes. Delicious breakfast served by a friendly staff. Also had an interesting tour of Degas house and artist works.

I stayed at Degas house for 4 nights when I visited NOLA for a conference. Our group occupied the whole house. The property is beautiful and very historic. High Ceilings, antique furniture and beautiful artwork on display. The room was very clean and comfortable. The beds were just ok. I would maybe say the mattresses need an upgrade. They do there best to make sure you feel at home with a mini fridge stocked with a few things. The staff is utterly delightful. Miss Sharon cooked Breakfast for us daily and it was delicious. We also had a large group of 60 there for dinner one night and they accommodated us beautifully with amazing food and service. During our stay we enjoyed sitting on the front patio for hours. Degas house is located in a very quiet area. Several stores were within walking distance for necessities needed or snacks. I would stay here again if in NOLA!

2306 Esplanade Ave New Orleans LA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bourbon Street is within a mile (2 km) of Degas House, and other popular sites like French Market are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 9-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, free bottled water, and a ceiling fan.

Property features

Guests staying at Degas House enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a picnic area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include a garden, a gift shop, and wedding services.

Room options

Artist's Garret: The Gaston (3rd Floor)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite: The Desiree (2nd Floor)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite with Balcony: The William Bell (2nd Floor)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Artist's Garret: The Jeanne (3rd Floor)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

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