In San Antonio I stayed in the Riverwalk Vista, which I realised only after I arrived was an 'Historic Hotel of America'. It wasn't a grand hotel; in fact they called themselves an inn. The building dated from the 1880s when it had been built as a large general store. I enjoyed my stay, but what probably predisposed me most to think it was a good place to stay were the quilts that decorated the hallways and public spaces. Every time I walked along the hallway I had to stop and admire and examine and envy the quilts.