Construction has started on an Americas Best Value Inn at 3010 Valley Creek Drive.
Pete Patel, who owns the hotel, said the plan is to open the 30-room property by August. Patel owns several hotels in Louisiana and Texas, including the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Baton Rouge.
Americas Best Value Inn has three locations in metro Baton Rouge, including properties on Rieger Road, in Gonzales and in Denham Springs. The chain has more than 1,000 locations across North America.