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
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!
I believed I had a reservation at the Degas house, but with all the trouble I had making the original booking, I should've known something would be off.
During black Friday I received a 99% scratch off coupon code that I was super excited to use for my best friends bacherlorette. Upon getting it I immediately called hotels.com because there seemed to be difficulties with the website and it wasn't letting me redeem it. I spent over an hour on the phone with 4 different people only to be told to refresh my computer... Needless to say that didn't work and the rep was ready to say oh well until I told her to took a screen shot of the coupon just in case something like this happened. :-)
Since I was getting no where with the phone representatives, I looked for a customer service email so I can include my pictures since no one seemed to understand my issue. Interestingly enough, I couldn't find direct email, instead I was sent to their social media sites or a chat. After chatting everything was seemingly taken care of and I had an email address to submit my prize claim to... only the email was kicked back because the email address wasn't valid. I was given this email address 4 times, even after explaining that I already tried it and it didn't work. I received many "oh my" responses. And then I stopped hearing from them.
Now the redemption period was a week, and at this point it is Wednesday and I can't get ahold of anyone. So I ask via facebook and receive an answer a good amount of time later. I was able to redeem my code the day the redemption period ended. Yay.
So now I have reservations for the Degas house in February but somehow the reservation was actually sent to a different email address. This made me uneasy as I was responsible for the accommodations for 10 women and the last thing I want is to get to NOLA and not have a place to stay. So I call hotels.com customer service yet again. The woman tells me to create the email address they sent my confirmation to so that I can get my reservation. Finally after back and forth, I get the reservation forwarded to me.
So now I have a reservation at this beautiful artist home, which is super exciting because the bride is an artist herself, so the home was going to be super fitting. But due to all the issues I had with hotels.com from the start I opted to call one more time to check on the reservation. I am assured that I am good to go. In fact I was even told that because I booked for 10 people I would end up having to pay extra people charge that hotels.com was going to reimburse since whoever originally helped me didn't put down the correct amount of people.
Two days before check in I get a call from one of the Degas house representatives which was probably our saving grace in this whole experience. Had it not been for her we actually would've ended up going to The Degas Home on Esplanade when we were apparently not staying at the actual Degas house (that was on my reservation) but instead the Degas bayou house at a completely different address. (completely changing our itinerary since everything was originally based off of the Esplanade address. Thankfully the girls were very understanding and we were able to make it work, even with now spending extra money on transportation that we hadn't anticipated).
So now were on the way to the Degas Bayou house, but were given an incorrect address and panicked slightly when our driver pointed to an empty lot. I had the lock box code however so after some investigating using pictures from their website we were able to get in.
Even though the outside was not upkeep at all, at first glance the place seemed great for a bachelorette. There was definitely enough space for all 10 of us with 3.5 bathrooms! However the cleanliness of the place was questionable and it was hard to tell when the last time someone even walked through the place. There were droppings of some sort on the beds in two of the bedrooms. The backyard was full of feces from the geese or cats. The pool which was boasted about and the main reason why the place was great for the bachelorette, was filthy, so was the cold jacuzzi with nothing but rain water in it. We found expired makeup and snacks from the year before and things kept falling from the walls. It took a minute for the water to get hot the first day but after that there was no issues with the temperature just the pressure. The worst part was the fact that the heat didn't work in one location in the home, and there was only one extra blanket. So we ended up sleeping in our sweaters and jackets to stay warm.
Though we managed to still make the best of it I can't even begin to express how disappointed I am in hotels.com not only for the mix up but for how tedious of a process they made this. What could've been such an incredible time was definitely impeded. I had such high hopes that this would go down as the most epic bachelorette in history, especially after receiving that code but sadly such was not the case.
Breakfast was delicious; cooked and served by friendly Denise. Tour was given by Edgar Degas’ grand nieces (Micy & Joan). The tour was extremely informative with history. The only negative was the video to start the tour. It was almost thirty minutes long.
Looking for things to do as we’ve been in town now for 4 days. Yes, the French Quarter is great, but there are other things to see while in town. The home is about 1.5 miles north of the NE corner of the French Quarter so it’s a doable walk if you are near the FQ. The tour was great. Learned a lot about Edgar Degas and the large family tree. Interesting stuff. Our tour guide was great. She’s a direct descendent of Degas. Very passionate about the house and its history. A short film precedes the house tour. A good way to gain insight into the subject without having to read so much off of the wall boards that tend to fill a lot of museums.