Currently owned by Wyndham Hotel Group, Baymont Inn was founded in 1973 by Steven Marcus, who wanted to make a hotel chain that was budget priced by offering limited service. Originally named Budgetel, the hotel chain was sold several times over the years to companies such as La Quinta Inn and The Black Stone Group.
Baymont Inns feature larger sized rooms and indoor corridors. Many locations offer suites and pools. As of January of 2016, there are 400 Baymont Inns within the U.S. Some of the franchises were changed to La Quinta Inns when that company owned them.
Since being purchased by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2008, the hotel chain has taken on a new midscale look and price range, with many locations being revamped and remodeled.