It pays to stay close to the Georgia Dome when your trip to Atlanta includes a game at the lauded stadium–home of pro football team, the Atlanta Falcons. You should definitely explore the city's various neighborhoods like Midtown and Buckhead while you're in the city (accessible by the city's public transportation system, Marta), but if a football game is the weekend's main event, you'll want to stay as close to the Dome as possible so you can avoid the traffic on game day.
Given Downtown Atlanta's draw for business conferences and expos, there are plenty of hotels to choose from, as well as a range of nearby restaurants that can be reached by foot or a short taxi ride. Whether you are traveling with business associates who have tickets to a game, are traveling with the family, or are looking to impress a sports-minded significant other, there are a range of options for resting in the area.
Posh amenities and glamorous environs are all part of the allure at renowned spots like The Ritz-Carlton, Downtown and the W Atlanta-Downtown. Enjoy the boutique hotel experience at the Glenn Hotel or take advantage of the various meeting capabilities at a spot like the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.