What To Know
- Guestrooms are individually decorated with French-inspired details and antiques
- There's no on-site restaurant but homemade Creole breakfast is served daily
- The French Quarter is a 10-minute drive away
- Garret rooms are accessible only by stairs
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Degas House in New Orleans, you’ll be in the historical district and convenient to Mahalia Jackson Theater and Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Backstreet Cultural Museum and Fair Grounds Race Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 9 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands. This Victorian bed & breakfast also features wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and a picnic area.
Food & Drink
A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
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.