Degas House

2306 Esplanade Ave , New Orleans, 70119 USA (Show map)


Degas House is the only home and studio of the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, open to the public anywhere in the world. Conveniently located 11 blocks from the French Quarter, romantic intimacy and Creole elegance await you in the beautifully restored historic home. Michelin rated "MUST SEE" and "MUST STAY." The Creole breakfast served daily can not be missed - followed by a tour guided by Degas' great grand niece. Come and experience New Orleans from the same perspective as the artist himself!



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Definitely recommendable

4.0 on October 25, 2014

We stayed three nights at Degas House and had the 'William Bell Suite', which was amazing. Spacious and with a lot of ambience with its old furnitures and private balcony. Breakfast was also good and took place in a shared dining room, where you easily fell into conversation with other guests. Location was also good, you could walk to the French Quarter in 15 minutes. Only minus was the WiFi, that wasn't quite reliable - my phone was on all the time, but my laptop couldn't connect half the time. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed our stay and can absolutely recommend Degas House.

Happy Retirees

4.6 on June 19, 2013

Clean, conveniently located, breakfast a delight. Would stay again when visiting the area.

Charming Historic B&B

4.6 on June 12, 2013

We reserved 3 of the lovely rooms at the Degas House, 2 of which had 2 bedrooms, (5 bedrooms total). Breakfast was lovely and the staff friendly and helpful. We were a total of 9 adults in our family and the total room costs were under $900 per day. Beds were very comfortable.

Highly Reccomend Staying Here

4.8 on May 29, 2013

It is like staying in a museum home complete with period furniture. The staff was friendly and the Manager attentive to detail.

Degas House

4.8 on March 29, 2013

We found Degas House a perfect place for us to stay in New Orleans. There is easy access to the French Quarter and Esplanade Avenue is very beautiful. The breakfasts were very good and we were taken care of beautifully by the staff, particularly by the soft spoken and kind Caroline. Our room was wonderfully refreshed everyday. There is road construction going on on Esplanade but it didn't bother us. We also had dinner one night at the Degas House Restaurant and found it very pleasant.

Lovely relaxing stay

3.6 on March 16, 2013

Beautiful house with some interesting history. The tour is worth it though keep it for a rainy day activity as there is so much to do and see in NOLA. the location is great - off the beaten track and so a very quiet, peaceful respite from the madness downtown, and yet just a 15 minute walk to the action. Rent bikes and you can truly get around the whole city - French Quarter, City Park, Garden District, ...Wifi was a bit temperamental during our stay but the staff were lovely about it. Bed was a bit lumpy but it was so quiet we slept like babies.

Loved it!

4.4 on March 09, 2013

Beautiful rooms, comfortable bed, friendly staff, great location. Very much enjoyed my stay here!

Historic New Orleans Home

4.4 on March 06, 2013

We stayed in the Carrie Suite which is on the third floor of the home. It was hot in the hallways of the 3rd floor even though it was in the mid-forties outside. I imagine it would be stifling in the summer. However, once we got in the room, plenty of air conditioning with an individual unit for the room. Nicely furnished, but absolutely no windows on the 3rd floor so there was no outside light coming into the room. Free wi-fi and breakfast were included with the room, and the breakfast was outstanding. I would recommend this place to a friend, but would warn them about the lack of windows and heat in the hallways on the third floor

Awesome--look forward to coming back!

5 on February 07, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Degas House while in town for the Super Bowl. This is the best bed and breakfast we have stayed and have recommended it to all who will listen. The owner David has a true love for the history of the house and surrounding area--this is evident in the care he and his staff take of guests. The staff catered to every guest and made us feel welcome. I can not speak highly enough about the Degas House. Troy

Wonderful Stay at The Degas House

5 on November 01, 2012

The room was wonderful and the breakfast was first class but the staff made our stay here simply amazing! The ladies cooking breakfast were very gracious and friendly. The housekeepers were phenominal and very cordial. The check in and out was easy and the tour guide was magnificant. The host(Mark) made sure everything ran smooth. QAll in all a astay that I would love to reoeat!

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Estelle Room

This grandly appointed room is the showpiece of the house, perfect for a bridal suite or honeymoon. Hardwood floors, lighting from a cut crystal chandelier, magnificient draperies, a luxurious four-post King size bed, and a classic Victorian claw foot tub that creates an atmosphere of both intimacy and elegance. The private balcony has outdoor seating so that you can relax and enjoy the lovely view overlooking oak-lined Esplanade Avenue. The room also contains a day bed with a full pull-out trundle.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Josephine Room

This room features an antique style four-post queen size bed, hardwood floors, elegant antique and reproduction furniture, large windows and a porcelain claw-foot bathtub with shower. An adjoining door between the Josephine and Estelle rooms allows conversation to a large two-room suite for accommodations of families or larger groups.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Desiree Room

The features of this romantic room include a queen size four-post bed, dark wood furniture, and windows with a view overlooking the courtyard. With graceful furnishings and a Jacuzzi tub, this room is ideal for an intimate getaway!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Jeanne Garret

This room has a full size antique brass bed and a twin size bed. The features include hardwood floors, wood furniture and a private bathroom with tub and shower. The room come with an easel to let your inner artist emerge. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, and iPod dock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Gaston Garret

This room features a cherry wood four-post full size bed and matching wood furniture, hardwood floors, and private bathroom with tub and shower. The room come with an easel to let your inner artist emerge. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, and iPod dock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Pierre Garret

This room features a queen size brass bed, a twin size bed, wood furniture, and a bathroom with tile floor and stand-up shower. The room come with an easel to let your inner artist emerge. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, and iPod dock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Carrie Garret

This room features a queen size bed, hardwood floors, wooden furniture and a large bathroom with tile floor and shower. The room come with an easel to let your inner artist emerge. Other amenities include a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, and iPod dock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mathilde Suite

The Mathilde Suite is a spacious and beautifully-appointed 2 -bedroom suite with private balcony overlooking historic Esplanade Avenue and Gayarre Park beneath a canopy of massive live oaks. The master bedroom has a wooden four post king-sized bed, with a hand-carved double bed from Normandy in the other. There is also a private kitchen and a large bathroom with Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

William Bell Suite

The William Bell Suite can comfortably accommodate up to four people in its two spacious rooms.
Charmingly furnished, the room boasts one four-poster king-sized bed and one full-sized four-poster bed. It also features a private balcony overlooking our courtyard, a personal kitchen, generous closet space and a bathroom equipped with Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Visit Website


Location Type

Esplanade Ridge, Greater Treme, City


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 7 miles

Directions to property:

We are located on Esplanade Avenue at the corner of N. Tonti Street in the Greater Treme area. Degas House is perfectly situated between the French Quarter and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Our location is ideally situated to offer the peace and quiet of a New Orleans neighborhood, while close to some of New Orleans most famous attractions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, French Quarter, Swamps, Racetrack, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Free Attendance to Our Award-winning Guided Tour, Balconies, Gileschrist and Soames Toiletries, Gift Shop, iPod Docking Station, Courtyard Area

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Gondola Rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

Visit Website


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: special events and holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require one night's deposit to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance will be charged exactly 14 days prior to check-in.
  • Cancellations: 14 day notification needed for refund with a $40.00 cancellation fee.
Visit Website



Languages spoken


Visit Website



Creole Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Parlor, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Creole Breakfast
Waffles with Fresh Fruit, Eggs Any Style, Smoked Bacon Omelets with Ham or Turkey, Cheese and/or Vegetables French Toast with Bananas Foster, Smoked Sausage, Cheese Grits Assorted Muffins, Bread & Bagels, Cereal,Fresh Fruit,Yogurt Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Milk, Coffee, Tea, Cocoa,

Visit Website