Montebello, a city in the southern San Gabriel Valley, has a rich history as part of one of the earliest settlements in the whole Los Angeles, California, region. Spanish missionaries established a mission in what is now Montebello in 1771, and during the mid-19th century, it was a key battle site during the Mexican-American War. Today, Montebello hotels appeal to visitors who enjoy its serene, sylvan landscape of more than 20,000 trees, some stand-out parks, and convenient proximity to downtown Los Angeles, just eight miles away.
You have several options for traveling from Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) to hotels in Montebello, approximately 20 miles away. Five rental companies operate at LGB, and there is a taxi stand outside the terminal. You can also pre-arrange private shuttle, van, or limousine service, or use public transport, which will involve a combination of buses and Metro Blue Line trains. The city of Montebello operates a shuttle service that can take you from the Montebello/Commerce Metrolink station to your destination. If you're traveling with young children, look for hotels in Montebello close to Grant Rea Park, which features the Montebello Barnyard Zoo with its animals, train rides, pony rides, and a merry-go-round. History buffs will want to visit Sanchez Adobe Park, which surrounds the oldest building in Montebello. Constructed in 1845, the well-restored Sanchez Adobe is now open to the public as a local history museum. Golf enthusiasts looking for Los Angeles hotel deals should also consider Montebello's 18-hole golf course, which is ranked among the top municipal courses in Southern California. Arrange rental cars in Montebello and you can drive to downtown Los Angeles, where major tourist attractions include the Grammy Museum, the street markets along historic Olvera Street, and numerous renowned entertainment venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, and Ahmanson Theatre.
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