Le Dokhan’s, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris
What We Love
- The neo-classical façade and fit-for-royalty furnishings
- A Champagne bar serving over 70 kinds of bubbles
- Eiffel Tower views from the suite
- As with other Radisson Blu properties, check out as late as 6pm with no charge (subject to availability)
What To Know
- There’s no dinner service at the bar/restaurant
- WiFi is free
- Pets are allowed
- Trocadéro, while near many iconic sights, isn’t the hippest part of town
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designer Frédéric Méchiche transformed this former private residence in the 16th arrondissement into a 41 room hideaway, complete with neo-classical furnishings, important artworks (keep your eye out for the Picassos) and luxe details like Carrera marble bathrooms and canopy beds. Le Dokhan’s was the city’s first Champagne bar, and its elegant space still attracts swells and local executive types. There are also monthly Champagne tastings and jazz performances.
In the Area
When you tire of gazing at the Eiffel Tower, situated just across the river from the hotel, head to another of Paris’s icons, Le Louvre, to revel in its endless treasures and take a peek at the museum’s most famous resident, Mona Lisa. Need more iconic snaps for your Instagram feed? From the hotel, head along the Rue de Longchamp to the Champs Elysées: at the intersection, look back up the chestnut tree-lined cobbled streets for a stunning view of the Arc de Triomphe. Refuel at culinary temple Jamin, where chef proprietors Alain Pras and David Tomasini work their magic updating French classics.
How to Get There
My wife and I spent a few days at this hotel in October, 2019. The hotel is in a nice location and has nice, but small rooms. We were particularly interested in experiencing the champagne bar with its variety of champagnes. We were surprised to find a letter offering a complimentary glass of champagne in the bar when we arrived to our room. However, we were shocked to find out that it was only a glass for me and not my wife. We were told in a rude way that that was the offer for Marriott Gold members. I think the hotel should change its policy so that they would offer a drink to both guests in a room rather than just one, or just don't offer it to anyone. This experience gave us a bad impression of the champagne bar and we refused to go there during the rest of our stay. The people who work at the front desk were OK, but not exceptional. We stayed in two other hotels during our European vacation and the staff at the Dokhan were the least friendliest.
We arrived in Paris from Normandy via train, the hotel was about a 20 min taxi from st lazare train station.
Checking in was smooth and easy, the staff were al professional, courteous and spoke excellent English. They took our luggage up for us - as their unique Louis Vuitton luggage type elevator barely fit the two of us with our backpacks and my tote bag.
We had a room with a nice sitting area and we could see the top of the Eiffel Tower from one of our balcony’s. Looking at the emergency floor plan, I can say we had one of the larger rooms.
Bed was incredibly comfortable. They had a coffee maker / good coffee and a small refrigerator we used to keep our own snacks cool.
The tub/shower was a smaller footprint then most Americans would be used to, and the tub wall to climb over into shower could be difficult for older guests. Shower head was very good though.
The champagne bar is a very quiet and fancy environment. Not a huge selection to choose from and the per glass price started at 19.00 and with that was a small plate appetizer as well.
Their salon/sitting area was comfortable, beautifully decorated and cozy by the fire. We did not eat there, so I can’t speak to the food service.
I would definitely stay there again.
Le Dokhan was the best Marriott property that I have had the pleasure to visit. The professionalism began when I was met at the front door with a "bonjour" and a smile and carried through the entire hotel including the front desk, food service and housekeeping departments. Every member of the team was helpful and pleasant and always made me feel welcome and completely at ease. This was particularly appreciated by me because I do not really speak French and being out in Paris all day without a grasp of the language would leave me a bit exhausted but I always felt relieved as soon as I was back in the comfortable and welcoming confines of Le Dokhan.
The breakfasts were perfect and I loved having a coffee or a champagne by the fireplace. My room was beautifully decorated and well-appointed and filled perfectly my idea of what a Parisian room should be.
I was extremely happy with this wonderful hotel and all of my expectations were exceeded! I look forward to returning to Le Dokhan soon!