The Grand Canyon is a destination that is very family friendly. You will notice that when you visit there, children are everywhere. The first thing you need to decide is whether you will be visiting the South Rim or the North Rim.
The South Rim is easiest to visit if you are traveling north from Prescott or Phoenix. You will then need to decide if you want to stay within the park or outside. The Park Department has accommodations; these range from rustic cabins all the way to luxury lodges. What you will need to do is decide well in advance where you would like to stay, we booked our cabin a full year in advance.
Rates at Bright Angel Lodge and cabins run from $69 t over $170 depending on what you are looking for. These cabins are rustic but their location within feet of the rim making them very desirable.
El Tovar Lodge is also located on the South Rim and is the most luxurious of the accommodations. Rates start at $174 and go to well over $250. These rates are for two adults, rates for children will depend on their ages.
If you are looking for accommodations close to but outside the park that are kid friendly there are plenty of choices.
Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn is located just two miles from the entrance to the Park. Rates begin at around $110 and include an extensive continental breakfast which kids will enjoy and it will also be a good budget option for parents. Hotels rooms offer cable TV, there is a game room and arcade and a seasonal outdoor pool on site. There are two restaurants at the Inn and the menu is very family friendly as are the prices. For the adults there is a sports bar to chill out in after a hard day at the Canyon. Horseback riding is offered in the area and the hotel staff will be happy to help arrange any tours that you might be interested in.
The Holiday Inn Express at Canyon Village has a perfect location for families with children wanting to visit the Grand Canyon. They off kid suites which have bunk beds and lots of extra space for the younger set as well as all the amenities that you have come to expect from the Holiday Inn Express chain. Wi-Fi is free; there is an included buffet breakfast, an indoor pool and hot tub area and a very kid friendly atmosphere. The fact that the rooms have a microwave and fridge allows for some eating to be done in the room and that of course cuts down on the overall expenses of the vacation.
One the north rim within the park you can choose from a variety of cabins from Western, Pioneer and Frontier with prices ranging from low to mid $100 range. There are also motel rooms available at slightly over $100. http://foreverlodging.com/lodging.cfm?PropertyKey=181
When you are traveling with children, you need to find accommodations that are kid friendly. With little planning the Grand Canyon offers plenty of options both within and outside the park.