The third season of Elmo and Cookie Monster's Hotel aired from November 2, 1996 to May 5, 1997
- Elmo, played by Kevin Clash
- Cookie Monster, played by Frank Oz (since Season 6)
- Lifeguard, played by Marty Robinson (since Season 5)
- Bert and Ernie-starring Bert and Ernie (since Season 7)
- "Silhouetted Faces"-from The Electric Company (since Season 11)
27 Season 3 episodes in order.
- This is the last season to feature the still 1983 CTW logo after the still title appears.
- This is the last season to have, "CTW PROVIDES PARTIAL FUNDING FOR SESAME STREET THROUGH ITS SELF-SUPPORT ACTIVITIES."
- This is the last season to feature 27 episodes
- This is the last season to feature the 1994-1997 intro.
- This is the first season to have the "Silhouetted Faces" sketch from The Electric Company.