Hodgson and his assistant manager Ray Lewington returned to guide Palace to a successful mid-table finish.
He wrote in Sunday's match programme notes for their draw with Nottingham Forest: "From a personal viewpoint, I find it hard to believe that the past 10 weeks have flown by so quickly and that working with this group of players could have given me so much pleasure and satisfaction.
"For Ray and myself, the return to the club has been made so much easier by the way that we have been received by both players and staff alike, and we have enjoyed seeing so many respected faces once again.
"It is incredible to see club servants like Macca, Luka, Tonks, Jaïro and Clyney who perhaps haven't featured as much as they deserved during our second spell, and who have given us and the team really good support and encouragement. Characters like them are hard to find.
"As I have just said, it has been a joy to be back at Selhurst Park for these past few months, and I want to thank Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman for giving me the opportunity to return. I have been lucky to work with a squad of dedicated players, and I hope that we have given you some moments to remember alongside some positive results both at home and on the road."