I checked into the Fairfield Inn at 1am on a Thursday evening, after working a nine hour day, driving seven hours to Tallahassee and battling one of the worst sicknesses I've ever had. I was broken, fever ridden, achy, sweaty (even though it was freezing outside), my eyes were on fire, I couldn't turn my head from side to side because my glands were so swollen and my throat felt like I had been swallowing shards of glass all day. So, I was a bit cranky to say the least. I was greeted warmly by Andrew who, even though it was late and I could barely hear him because my ears were so clogged, took the time to explain all of the hotels amenities, check me in quickly and direct me to the hot water and tea. The next morning I woke up feeling like I was on deaths doorstep, was over 400 miles away from home and was a little scared at how much sicker I had become since the night before. I needed a doctor and I needed one fast. I slowly got dressed and dragged myself downstairs at 9am, which is the exact time breakfast ends. Tanya, also known as Ms. T., was the woman in charge and she was an angel. Not only did she allow me to take my time and enjoy breakfast, but she also found a doctor for me to go to, loaded me up with tons of honey and tea bags for later, was kind and gentle with me and even said a prayer for me. She is one of the most genuine and kindest people I've ever met and I am truly grateful for her warm and nurturing demeanor. Although I was sick as a dog, she helped ease my fears and made me feel a little better about being so sick and so far away from home. I don't think she realizes how much better she made me feel that morning. You can tell that's just the type of person she is...which is rare in today's world.
I ended up being sicker than I thought and was prescribed antibiotics and steroids at the urgent care center. I returned to my hotel room to get some rest and was surprised that Dennis, the gentleman at the front desk, inquired to see how I was feeling and offered me orange juice, more tea and anything I needed. Ms. T's cousin, Lakisha, was just as attentive the following morning at breakfast.
I travel to Tallahassee about 7-10 times per year and my stay at the Fairfield was my absolute favorite. The staff is PHENOMENAL. Although I was sick, over 400 miles away from home and a little scared, I never felt alone. The entire staff was attentive, caring and made sure I had everything I needed at all times. I would definitely stay at the Fairfield again.
Thank you Andrew, Ms. T., Dennis and Lakisha! Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for your kindness.
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