Nostalgic - Surprising Series

Challenge series hosted by bolandrotor. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Things that surprise but they carry nostalgic flavour with themselves.
Finished (1 challenge)
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 19th August, 2009 GMT
Winner: Yucca Motel
"The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel (coming from hôte meaning host), which referred to a French version of a townhouse or any other building seeing frequent visitors, rather than a place offering accommodation"...yes but we need those hotels,motels,hostels who were offering their accommodation for a loooooong time and they have kind of hmm, soul is a good word for that. We would...