was a syndicated children's television
program which aired starting in 1975
and ran for 78 episodes, until about 1978
. It was hosted by Bill Jackson
, previously best known as the host of the Chicago
-based children's program, The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show
. The program was set, as the title implies, at an old hotel. The program featured many of the characters from the previous show, including Dirty Dragon
, the Old Professor
, Old Mother Plumtree
, and several others, such as the hotel's owner, Old Man Gigglesnort
, who were created just for the program.
The show was widely praised by critics, and became one of the highest rated children's shows in WLS-TV history. It was syndicated in 1978, airing in several markets nationwide as well as Canada, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.