The paris is AWESOME ... I work in the travel industry and know a little about vegas, although not really up on the shows!
The Paris rooms are really nice you won't be dissapointed. They also have great resturaunts, shops and an all around atmosphere that really can't be beat!
Bellagio is also nice, rooms are comparable to the paris, but a little more expensive. Resturaunts are good, shopping is EXPENSIVE 8O ... some real high end stores! They have the dancing water show nightly, I suggest you watch that from the street ... it is truly a spectacle how they get each stream of water to dance with the music being played!
Stratosphere I really don't suggest except for the ejection seat ride at the very top ... something like 14 stories up and then the seat shoots another 800 feet in the air 8O 8O 8O .... see if you can get a chepo camera up there and snap some shots at the very top! The rooms are mediocre (sp?) and the worst part of it is that your a little ways away from the strip. The Stratosphere is on the strip, just very far down one end!
Mandalay bay is nice, Almost likely to catch a star or two, this seems to be the place for a getaway from hollywood ... and I really don't know why! The rooms are so-so, unless you can get upgraded to a suite then they are supreme, but that holds true with any of the Vegas Hotels! Just not likely any of them will upgrade!!
UNLESS YOUR A HIGHROLLER
NYNY is also Awesome. The rooms are very nice although I still don't think they compare to The Paris. They have a great atmosphere as well, and eateries as if you were really in NY! The roller coaster is a definite must do!
Circus Circus is OLD SCHOOL VEGAS ... in fact they should tear that place down and make way for another ... really old and dirty, the rooms are horrible and the overall atmosphere lacks anything near quality!
If you want a cheaper great place to stay .... The Mirage and Treasure island (sister hotels) are in my opinion AWESOME. When I go to Vegas I look for the least expensive room centrally located on the strip, due to the fact that I don't spend much time in my room anyway ... CHA
CHING!!!!!! Both of these hotels also have nightly shows .. The volcano eruption and the pirate ship sinking!
Check out the Luxor's Nightclub called RA ... it is off the chain.
I would look into this show right here, around the time your going it seems to be the best ... unless your into Celine Dion?
Have fun ... be safe ... and if ya win big!!! Remember my name .. I accept cash, check, or credit