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
Le Dokhan's is an absolute gem, and it was everything I have been looking for in a Paris hotel. The service at the front desk was exceptional, and the building is absolutely gorgeous. It has real charm with delightful Parisian styling and authenticity. The coffee in the room and local smartphone were wonderful touches. The hotel is located in a perfect spot and it is easy to navigate Paris from there. The Champagne Bar is a glorious spot with superb service and incredible atmosphere. I first traveled here for work, and I feel so fortunate that I will be able to return in late July for another stay (this time, vacation!) at this absolutely perfect hotel.
Stayed for four days during a business week and just before Bastille Day and when France won the semi final to go to the final of World Cup 2018 so it was a bit loud at night. Short walks will get you to the major attractions or Metro stations so it’s very well located. Staff were friendly and the small breakfast in the morning was enough to get you through to lunch although there are plenty of restaurants to hand nearby. Hotel was clean, rooms, as is typical in these older buildings in Paris were a bit on the small side. If there were two of us in the room it would have felt claustrophobic but it was just enough for one. All in all if you want a central location, this isn’t a bad choice.
This is a beautiful boutique hotel in a great location. This is our second stay and we looked forward to returning.
It was a very hot week in Paris, but the air conditioning barely functioned. We were given a fan and offered ice, but that was not sufficient. In our room, an executive room, the curtains were not wide enough to cover the windows. Also at night, the wifi was unusable (it did work during the day).
This should be a great hotel, but at this rating and price, the AC, wifi, (and curtains) need to work.
I recently stay with my husband at the Le Dokhan Hotel and I was blown away by the uniqueness and comfort this hotel displayed. I felt I'd arrived home, in the most beautiful original residence. Not only is the building beautifully restored respecting its history and original architecture, also the service at the front desk is spot on; young - articulate - international- well trained; And the Champagne Bar - superb - very special setting - and the sommelier knows his stuff very well. Also the hotel is located in the 16th arrondisment - no doubt one of the best areas in Paris - and the view to the Eiffel Tour - superb!
I’m very sad to write this review. We had some great memories of this hotel.
The hotel and location remain superb and what most people imagine when they think “Parisian boutique hotel”. It certainly could use a “soft refurbishment” but that’s a reality of many hotels in Paris and made up for by the the decor, which is stunning.
However, in previous years, what really brought me back was the charming staff and the fact that they appreciated my family’s loyalty. (We stayed here for two weeks last year and cumulatively 35 days in the last two years.)
But this recent visit will likely be our last. I suspect there’s been some change in ownership recently. The staff has changed, and taken with it much of what I’d come to love be about this hotel. The vibe was arrogant, impatient, rude and everyone seemed overwhelmed by their job; Mistakes were not apologized for. I watched another guest be snapped at by the front desk manager. A lost room service order turned into unnecessary drama. The dining room manager told me there was “nothing (she) could do” when I explained my SPG platinum elite status entitled us to free breakfast.
It’s sad because we truly looked forward to this hotel whenever we came to the City of Lights... Alas, there are many other options with SPG in Paris. Le Metropolitan, another SPG hotel nearby provides a much more modern alternative.