Lugano can get really hot. My first instinct when booking a room in this area is that the hotel MUST have air condition. I found this Ibis Budget at Paradiso-Lugano. Although there is no a/c switch as such, but you can definitely feel the comfortable air once you are inside the establishment and your room. They controlled the a/c centrally however they didn't really blast it. So it was nice, and comfy. The location is also great. Within 10 minutes of walking distance from the Lugano center.
The room is well kept clean and neat...A very simple room . You DO however, need to bring your own shampoo as they only provide small soaps.
For under USD80/night, you can't beat this price in this touristy location !!More