San Antonio’s Menger Hotel celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009. And what a history it has seen—guests have included Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, in addition to any number of Old West characters. Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders in the hotel bar (which has changed little since 1898). The heritage is well preserved and displayed throughout the Menger. The hotel is also a comfortable hangout for those visiting the Alamo, located just across the street.